Grander than a gite
La Source offers guests “much more than a room”.
Early birds can book all the rooms and enjoy a full house experience in company with family or friends. Alternatively, those who book individual rooms will have the opportunity to share all the living areas and kitchen of the main house with other guests.
The rooms will be fully prepared with ample soap and shampoo in the bathroom and tea and coffee supplies in the kitchen.
Guests can pre-order a Welcome Hamper starter pack, which is also offered on a per person basis and caters for a first night supper and a first morning breakfast. Each adult hamper contains:- a half bottle of local wine, a small tin of duck paté, a piece of campagne sausage, a wedge of local cheese, a wedge of campagne bread, a small bottle of walnut oil, butter, marmalade, fruit and local yoghurt. There is a patisserie 30m from La Source for those who want to shop for fresh bread and pastries for breakfast.
Your hosts Lorena and Enrique, who speak French, English and Spanish are the proprietors of the Vinothèque wine boutique, www.vinothequebeynac.com. The Vinothèque is easy to find in the village and will be your first point of call on arrival in Beynac. Your hosts will introduce you to the house which is 30 m away, and they will be available at the Vinothèque or on the phone for any enquiries you may have during your stay.
Guests can enjoy privileged living and an enriched French lifestyle experience, relaxing in a grand edge of village house in a very special part of medieval France, that is steeped in history and charm.
Guests can take a basket from the kitchen and visit the patisserie, a farmers market, boucherie or food store and come home with fresh bread and pastries, a plat de jour or the makings of a gourmet meal to enjoy in front of the fire place or alfresco on the terrace. All the necessary utensils, a blow torch for your creme brulee or a shucking tool for your oysters will be available to enhance your French lifestyle experience.
The property consists of La Maison Principale, La Petite Maison, onsite parking and 1.5 hectares of forest and gardens.
The main house has three stories plus an attic.
The lower ground floor contains La Suite Collette.
On the ground floor, which opens through french doors onto the terrace, guests will find the traditional french oak panelled living room, which the owners believe is an “hors d’ouvre” from a renovation of the Chateau of Beynac. On this level they will also find the dining room, the kitchen, a powder room and a utility room which contains the laundry equipment. When the house is being shared the refrigerator in the kitchen will be for the use of La Suite Colette. There are two additional fridges in the utility room, one for La Suite Boneparte and the other for La Grande Chambre. There are three working fireplaces on this level.
La Grande Chambre and La Suite Bonaparte occupy the whole of the first floor.
The attic is available for clothes drying.
La Petite Maison is a short walk from the terrace through the gardens and has its own kitchen and outdoor area.
All the rooms and outdoor areas have exceptional views of the village and The Valley of the Five Chateaux.