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Luxury Rental In Perigord With A 27m Long Heated Pool Overlooking The Valley

Bedrooms 10
Space 500 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

10 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and grandiose reception rooms

A stroll through the steep winding streets of Beynac leads to the most stunning house in the village: la Maison des Sarrasins. Clinging to the cliff side, it overlooks the Dordogne valley and the meandering river below. Its 18th century terraced gardens overlooking the Dordogne castles are amongst the most beautiful sites in the Perigord. In recent years, the property has undergone a meticulous restoration led by the owner of the Castelnaud and Marqueyssac gardens nearby.

The main house comprises seven bedrooms, six bathrooms and exquisite reception rooms. The guest house provides an additional two bedrooms, a bathroom and a games room. Both houses are centred around a charming pisé stone terrace, offering an idyllic setting. Two additional beds are also available in the Dovecote, near the pool area, ideal for a nanny who might accompany you.

It is a unique opportunity to rent an exceptional mansion for a family or a friend get-together, or simply for a luxurious stay in one of France's most beautiful region.

The two adjoining gardens overlook the Dordogne river and offer a unique panoramic view of the valley of the five castles. Toward the far end, a 27 metre long heated swimming pool has been fitted into an 18th century basin.

We do accept animals for an extra of 100€/animal.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

About Aurore

I grew up in the village, and learnt to fall in love with it. I have kept coming here for more then 50 years, and have a passion for restoring the great heritage of this region.

Aurore purchased this chateau / country house in 2006

Why Aurore chose Perigord Blanc

I restored with passion this property in order to to give back its splendour to the most stunning house of the village.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Nous sommes venus à Beynac cet été pour une semaine aux "Sarrazins" du 2 au 9 août 2013.

Nous avions eu connaissance de votre maison par Internet.

Les photos mise sur le site, nous avaient déjà beaucoup séduits.

Mais dés notre arrivée, nous avons été émerveillés autant par la maison que par son parc.

Nous avons profité de votre maison à 10 adultes et 9 enfants et nous étions très au large!

La piscine est particulièrement magnifique et très protégée pour les enfants.

Les chambres avec leur salle de bain étaient de toute beauté, les pièces à vivre exceptionnelle.

Nous y reviendrons sûrement.

Si nous devions donner une note se serait 9.5 pour ne pas donner 10.

Un seul défaut, les photos du site ne représente pas assez la beauté de ce lieu.


Roselyne et Baudouin
Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Beynac-et-Cazenac, France

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 500 m²
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Suite Kleber - 1 double bed , Suite with a personal veranda
    Suite Martine - 2 single bed , Single beds can be arranged in a master size double-bed
    Suite Genevieve - 2 single bed , Single beds can be arranged in a master size double-bed
    Suite Marguerite - 2 single bed , Single beds can be arranged in a master size double-bed
    Suite Suzanne - 2 single bed , Single beds can be arranged in a master size double-bed
    Bedroom Marius - 2 single bed , Single beds can be arranged in a master size double-bed
    Bedroom Lazare - 3 single bed
    Guest house bedroom 1 - 2 single bed , Single beds can be arranged in a master size double-bed
    Guest house bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Dovecot studio - 2 single bed , Single beds can be arranged in a master size double-bed
  • All suite bedrooms have personal bathrooms with a tub. All single beds can be arranged in a master size double-bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • caving
  • swimming


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Luxury Rental In Perigord With A 27m Long Heated Pool Overlooking The Valley
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 19 reviews

Once in a lifetime experience

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were the first to arrive to the property - out of a group of 6 families - 12 adults and 12 kids. We were completely blown away upon our entry into the house. At first I was worried - sometimes images on a website look so much better than the actual thing - this place was the opposite. You can not capture the true beauty and unique nature of this house in photos. You simply have to see it for yourself. The location could not be better - even though you can only get very tiny cars to the house - this made it that much more fun for us. It was as if we were transported back in time. Every detail was thought out - everything that we would ever need for the kids was there - including a game room as well as a closet full of games! The little village of Beynac along with the Beynac castle are so beautiful and living there just for a week was truly a memorable experience. Every family in our group was impressed and we have now set very high standards for our next group rental. The bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen are all very modern - which makes that much cooler. The infinity pool is incredible. The fruit garden was a favorite for all the kids. The property manager Aurore was very helpful and even helped us get babysitters for one night so the adults could go into town for dinner. Also so many nearby attractions that the 7 days we had there were definitely not enough. Highly highly recommend this rental for larger groups of family, friends, etc.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Unbelievable property! The pictures are not an exaggeration. This place is spacious, impeccably furnished and equipped, in an unbelievable location and more than you could ask for inside and outside. The owner and staff were also attentive to every detail.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

This house was beyond expectations! The photos do not do it justice. 13 friends stayed here for a week. Ample space for all of us in 7 lovely bedrooms. We had a chef come into cook for us on our last night. Wonderful experience in a lovely house and village. Would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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What an amazing experience!

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot describe the beauty of this place. A group of 20 friends spent a week at this fantastic recently renovated property during the winter holidays.

The views are astonishing, the beds comfortable, the kitchen very well equipped, the managers always keen to help, the pool incredible and the BBQ in the garden a delight!

Also so many things to do and visit in the area - we weren't bored for a minute.

This place is a true gem and a great value if one can get enough people on board.

I would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding property, outstanding location

  • 5 of 5

Our group of friends has been meeting every year for New Year's week for a few years in a row, and this year's location in Beynac was truly one of our greatest experiences. The quality of the renovation of the house is truly outstanding, the gardens and views from almost every room in the house are exceptional. Our only reserve would be about communication for our arrival: after a whole day on the road, we had to wait for about 20 minutes in the cold with our 2 months-old baby although we were on time for the appointment we had made, and no one was answering their phone. Also, we were charged an unexpected supplement for a "re-arrangement of the beds" which we had not asked for. However these details were by far compensated for by a great stay in an extremely comfortable house. The caretakers were very friendly too. We would return without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible setting for an amazing week!

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant week at Sarassins with both our families and a few friends to celebrate our wedding. Married in the garden, and enjoyed a feast on the lawn while the sun set. The weather was a perfect 27degrees all week. So we lounged by the pool, or explored the areas castles and walks. The house was fantastic. Very spacious and easy to enjoy. The owners were very helpful and easy to deal with. We are already planning our return in a few years time! Just beautiful. Can't recommend this place enough. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Bergerac Airport
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Domaine de Rochebois, Vitrac
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Saint-Cyprien then Souillac or Brive
Nearest Motorway
37 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
La Petite Tonnelle
Car: necessary

The Sarrasins House is centrally located in the famous town of Beynac-and-Cazenac. It's a great location to enjoy the many attractions of the 'Perigord Noir' region. Surrounded by middle-age castles, century gardens, traditional cities and villages, you will have plenty of sightseeing activities to discover what makes this French region so typical and attractive.

For sport lovers, or just family activities, you will enjoy paddling down the river Dordogne, climbing the cliffs or exploring caves, fighting emotions when tree-climbing, or simply hiking in the forests and villages... For a special treat, you can even embark in a hot-air-balloon trip above the castles and villages.

From Monday to Sunday in the high season, surrounding villages one after the other host traditional markets where you can find the best products. The Saint-Cyprien market takes place all year long on Sundays and will be a great way to start you week with us.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$148.69
Damage Deposit A$2,379.11

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.