Lounge/dinning room, kitchen and separate laundry , 2 bedrooms both en-suite.
- english, french, german, Dutch, Afrikaans
About Linda Houston
I grew up in Namibia, went to Univerversity in South Africa while my parents lived in East Africa. After graduating I went to the UK where I spent 20 happy years. With my late husband's work we travelled extensively and developed a yen for foreign places. When not in my home from home, In Domme I live in Cape Town.
Linda Houston purchased this Cottage in 1995
Why Linda Houston chose Domme
my husband and I spent two extended holidays looking for a bolt hole in France. We covered 14,000 km at first concentrating on which area of France we would like to spend holidays in. Wevthen narrowed the search down to villages, then houses. Domme ticked all the boxes and we then found a small grange which meant that we could totally renovate and put our own stamp on it.
What makes this Cottage unique
It is located in a quiet street, newly upgraded with planters with lavender all the way down the road. Domme is situated high on a rocky outcrop above the Dordogne river and looks down on the "valley of the seven chatteaux or otherwise known as the Golden Triangle between Domme, Castelnaud and Beynac." The Daily Telegraph has voted Domme first amongst the 20 "most beautiful villages in France". The village is still surrounded by the Medieval wall and entrance to the village is through the two beautiful Medieval entrances.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect Périgord base
The cottage was exactly as described: beautiful exterior, cosy interior, well equipped, and a great location within walking distance of all the restaurants and shops in Domme. We only began to scratch the surface of what this area has to offer and would love to return. The owner's extensive guide to the area was very helpful, with lots of historical anecdotes in addition to describing the nearby attractions.
A lovely village, quiet & enchanting. The cottage is beautifully presented & maintained with easy walks to the rest of the bastide, shops, restaurants, etc.
Well situated, comfortable and well equiped
Home from home, well equipped kitchen, comfy sofas and beds and all bang in centre of Domme. Residents street parking permit works well. Steep stairs.
Dear Mathew. I am so glad you enjoyed your holiday. Thank you for submitting a review.
Very unique location, homely feel and very well equipped
Great location with stunning views of the Dordogne from the Belvedere, very unique Bastide village. The cottage has a very homely feel, very well equipped and appointed. Excellent communication from the owner Linda and she provided comprehensive local guide notes which was very useful. The parking is limited outside but residents permit allows parking in near by car park. However, we would echo the description note regarding the staircase with young children. Overall it made for an enjoyable stay, thank you.
Dear Shila. Thank you for the review. I am so glad to hear that you had a great time! Regards. Linda
A beautiful house and village
We stayed for a week in July 2018. Everything was perfect. The house is lovely and the village - and area - in which it sits is beautiful. Highly recommended
Thank you for the review. i am so glad you had such a lovely time.
A Little Piece of Heaven
Home from home, clean and comfortable cottage, fairytale village, stunning scenery, fabulous river, have never been anywhere so beautiful
I was so happy to hear that you enjoyed the cottage and the area so much and hope that I will be able to welcome you back another year!
Founded by Philip the Bold in 1283, the Royal Bastide of Domme is situated on a high promontory which dominates the magnificent valley of the River Dordogne and has panoramic views from its belvedere. The Daily Telegraph ranked Domme 1st in an article on the "20 most beautiful French villages" 2017
The narrow streets climb steeply past old yellow sandstone houses to the top square, Place de la Hale. The church is in one corner and in the center is the old market hall with a little balcony on round stone pillars and hanging flower baskets. Below the market is the entrance to a series of caves used as hiding places for the townsfolk in the Hundred Years Wars and Wars of Religion.
Domme is situated in a rural, leafy part of South West France, approximately 165 kilometers from the International Airports in Bordeaux (to the West)and Toulouse to the south.
Domme is in “The Golden Triangle” and there are many beautiful surrounding villages, magnificent chateaux, walks and rambles. Henry Miller, the writer, described it as “perhaps the nearest thing to Paradise on earth”.
The cottage is situated in a quiet street with only pedestrians walking to one of the old gates in the medieval wall or the few residents of the street passing . Free parking discs are given to guests.
Ideally situated for exploring the beautiful surrounding region. A detailed guide of what is available can be sent on request.
Markets: Market day in Domme is Thursday mornings and the famous market in Sarlat (10km) is on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. All surrounding villages hold fresh produce markets. Full list in the cottage.
Canoeing: Canoes and Kayaks are available for hire at Vitrac and Cenac at the bottom of the hill. Travel downstream and return transport is arranged; or take a voyage down the river in a passenger Gabarra at La Rocque Gageac.
Cycling: Cycles for hire at Cenac. Golf : 9 hole course at Domaine de Rochebois (5km).
Horse Riding: Equitation centers at Sarlat and Castlenaud.
Domme flying club where you can also take short Micro light trips over the villages.
Hot air ballooning towards La Rocque.
Erignac and Maqueyssac open to the pub.
SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS:
There are many restaurants in Domme from simple street café’s to the gastronomic Esplanade. Sarlat, the nearest town, is well supplied with some excellent restaurants
Directions to the cottage: There are only 2 entrances to the walled village: Enter throught the main gate Porte de Tours and follow the one way system to the top of the village. Enter the square where the Mairi is situated and turn left at La Poste. follow the road down and take the left fork. Enter the Place de la Rhode and turn first Left after entering and then very soon right and enter the Porte de la Combe. The cottage is on the left one block down. From the other entrance into the village, Porte d'el Bos, follow the one way into the sqaure then turn first right and quickly right again into Porte de la Combe. The house is on the left at the next corner and has a metal lizard above the door.