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Elegant Bed and Breakfast on the edge of a village in the Dordogne
Beaumont-du-Périgord, 25 minutes from Bergerac, in South West France
1 spacious double room with en-suite bathroom, ideal for 1 or 2. Dinner available on request.

Les Érables

Our villa is situated in a tranquil setting at the edge of Beaumont-du-Périgord, a 13th century “bastide” village, between Bergerac and Sarlat, 2½ hours east of Bordeaux. This part of the Dordogne has everything: history and pre-history; culture; architecture; chateaux; nature; vineyards; gardens; sports and fabulous gastronomic delights.

Les Érables is a modern, tastefully appointed home providing a high level of quality and comfort year round. The three terraces offer stunning, panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and there is ample private parking available at the house.

The guest room has a spacious sitting area and a full en-suite bathroom. The room opens onto a covered terrace where guests may relax and enjoy the view or stargaze in the evenings before dinner. Guests also have the use of the library, which is equipped with both English and French satellite television channels.
A wide selection of guidebooks, maps and area information is available and your Canadian hosts offer bilingual assistance with holiday and daily trip planning, including making reservations on your behalf. Other features include access to WIFI Internet and a washing machine and dryer.

A delicious, varied homemade breakfast is provided and an optional table d'hôtes, a 5-course evening meal, is available on request.

The bright, elegantly decorated guest room, located at one end of the house, has a spacious sitting area with table, chairs, wardrobe and large (160 cm), comfortable double bed. There is a modern, fully equipped, en-suite bathroom with sink, toilet, bathtub/shower and a storage cabinet, thick towels and a hair dryer.

French doors open onto a private covered terrace where guests may relax on recliner chairs, eat a picnic lunch at the table, enjoy the view, bird watch (binoculars and guide book available). You may even glimpse deer or wild boar as they cross the bottom of the garden.

Up to two additional members of the same family can be accommodated using the sofa bed in the library, for an additional rate. They would have access to a toilet and washbasin in the powder room next to the library, while sharing shower/bathtub facilities with the guest room.

Breakfast is served either in the dining room or on the large covered family terrace, both of which benefit from spectacular views. It typically includes a wide choice of cereals, fruit, yoghurt, breads, croissants, preserves, juices, tea and excellent freshly ground coffee. An optional five-course evening meal is available, subject to 8 hours advance notice. Coffee, tea and juice are available at all times.

We are located just 15 minutes walk from the centre of the village, which has several shops and services, including 3 restaurants, 2 bread shops, a butcher, a pharmacy, post office, a newsagent, an estate agent and a fabulous old hardware store. The village also has several artisans, working in a variety of media and producing beautiful works of art.

The Area

Beaumont is ideally situated as a base from which to explore the Périgord region. Founded in 1272 in the name of Edward I, King of England, the village is dominated by its enormous, fortified church. Some of the defensive walls of the village and one of the gates still remain. The “bastide” term applies to the a new approach to urban planning, first introduced in the Middle Ages, in which towns were designed with streets running at right angles around a central square. The village is surrounded by farms and woodlands as well as fruit and nut orchards.

Many points of interest are less than 15 minutes away. To the north is Couze which was a major paper making area. At the museum, you can see how paper was made in the last century. Above the valley, not far from Beaumont, perched on a rocky spur, the magnificent Chateau de Bannes overlooks the countryside.
To the south, Monpazier is another beautiful bastide town. Nearby, Chateau Biron hosts many cultural performances each summer and from its heights you can see as far as Monflanquin.
To the east lies St Avit-Senieur with its UNESCO heritage site and the impressive abbey at Cadouin, on the Saint Jacques de Compostelle route.
To the west, Issigeac is known for its fabulous Sunday morning market, a treat for all your senses.
Within a 1-hour drive, guests can visit the vineyards surrounding Bergerac.

This is ideal country for many sports including hiking, cycling, canoeing, kayaking and horse riding. Hikers will enjoy access to over 100 km of marked footpaths. There is a trail beginning 100 metres from our door and we are happy to lend you our trail guide books. Riding stables are located on the outskirts of Beaumont and the village has a modern gym and tennis courts.

Canoe and kayak rental is available at many locations along the Dordogne and Vézère Rivers. After a leisurely outing, enjoying the natural beauty of the rivers and viewing chateaux and villages, such as Roque-Gageac, you will be returned to your starting point by minibus. At the junction of the Vézère and the Dordogne Rivers, visit the lovely town of Limeuil, where the film “Chocolat” was made.

The nearest golf course is 15 minutes away while others are within a 1 hour drive. Harness racing takes place at Villereal. Fishing is popular in the rivers nearby as well as at fish stocked locations further afield. This is a fabulous area for birdwatching and our wide open vista provides a great opportunity without even leaving the terrace.

Explore pre-history in the Les Eyzies area, including the caves of Grotte de Font du Gaume and Rouffignac, where you can still view original cave paintings or drawings dating back over 13,000 years. Near Montignac, you can visit Lascaux II, a facsimile of the original Lascaux cave.

Travel Information

Bergerac - 25 minutes
(Flights to/from several UK and European airports)
Bordeaux – 150 minutes
(Direct flights to/from several UK and European airports
as well as from some Canadian and U.S. cities.)
Car hire available.
Beaumont-du-Périgord is situated on the D660
Paris - 6.5 hrs.
Toulouse - 3 hrs.
Bordeaux - 2.5 hrs
Perigueux - 55 minutes
Agen - 1 hour
Sarlat - 1 hour
Lalinde train station: 10 minutes from the house;
free parking; convenient for day trips to Bordeaux.
Lalinde, by train to:
Bergerac - 25 min
Libourne – 2 hrs
Bordeaux – 2 ¼ hrs
Paris – via Libourne (TGV) – 4.5 hours
Paris - via Bordeaux (TGV) – 5.75 hours

Availability Check

Prices and booking information

Double roomPer night3 + nights
1 person€70€60
2 people€75€65

Prices are per room per night, breakfast included

Dinner on reservation - €25 per person, coffee included
1 or 2 extra family members sharing sofa bed, please enquire for rate

This is a non-smoking home
We regret that we cannot accept pets

Language(s) spoken:
English and French

To book or for more information please contact
Sheila Rambeau

Please mention Vacation France when contacting the owner

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