Maison Boyer

Domme, Dordogne

Old meets new seamlessly here: ancient stone, lofty beams, good comfort, wood-burner, Jacuzzi/spa and space to relax in the designer garden


4 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


Within the fortifications of one of France’s best-preserved medieval hill-top villages, above the Dordogne, this is quite a place. Once home to writer Abel Boyer, it has a 17th- century air, its tiled roof topping mellow stone. You enter the light, stone-walled, high-beamed sitting room straight from the square. Old meets new seamlessly: its massive stone fireplace occupied by an elegant wood-burner; its modern sofas rubbing shoulders with Roddy’s Edwardian family furniture. He and Catriona are Scottish and give the friendliest advice on where to eat (masses of choice) and what to do (ditto). The large kitchen/diner they’ve created has a minimalist, super-equipped kitchen alongside the more traditional dining area: the colours of a 19th-century tiled floor reflected in the designer overhead light. Up winding stairs the splendid first floor bedroom: stonework, beams, super king comfort, has a balcony overlooking the gravelled garden: Jacuzzi/spa, climbing roses, space to eat and relax – with village and country views beyond. The downstairs bedroom has a French window onto the square with its parking, so is easily accessible.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm, please get in touch for early check in
Check out
10am, please get in touch for late check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights. 7 nights in high season. Parking available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurant 1-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €115
Weekly price
from €800
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 House for 4
From €1154 beds2 bedrooms


The house was perfect in every way and we really appreciated all the extra time and effort Roddy and Catriona have put into creating an excellent holiday home. The house was lovely and warm during our stay and I’m sure it’s a fantastic place during the summer as well. The quality of the fittings and furnishings is excellent, especially the bathrooms, and the beds exceptionally comfortable. Thank you for making us so welcome.

Lorna, Sussex

We knew Domme, but a house was a first for us. Maison Boyer is well represented by the photographs on the website. It has been very well redeveloped retaining all the character with state of the art bathrooms & kitchen. The patio is completely private with views over the rooftops. Situated towards the bottom end of the village Place de la Rode is a parking area but we were never disturbed and could always park our own car right outside. The owners were welcoming and kind, providing details of restaurants & villages. Hot tub was great & Auberge opposite good. Would go again.

Judith, Glasgow

The house was beautiful and so well equipped, I cannot think of anything else that it needs. As it was autumn, the log fire was really lovely and the jacuzzi was easy to slip into after a long day. Our hosts were very hospitable and helped us find our way around Domme and the area with helpful suggestions. There is a great little Vietnamese restaurant across the road and lots of others nearby. I am looking forward to visiting it again.

Erwin, Norg

Fabulous house and perfect hosts who provided helpful local knowledge. Beautifully appointed with a well thought out mix of antiques and modern facilities. We breakfasted on the sunny balcony each morning, overlooking the peaceful garden- swifts and silent hot air balloons passing overhead- soaked in the hot tub after canoeing later. Domme is full of character with its own grottos, interesting shops, plenty cafes, restaurants and weekly market. It has dramatic views for miles around and is within easy reach of chateaux, gardens, caves, and bastide towns. Will definitely return!

Fiona, Edinburgh

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Roddy Thomson

  • Domme is one of the ‘Plus Beaux Villages de France’. There are only 155 of them in the whole country and a handful of them are in easy reach of Maison Boyer. But all the villages in the area are charming, each in their own way.
  • There are several excellent restaurants and cafes within a short saunter of our house. Many tables have stunning views over the Dordogne river valley. Watch les montgolfieres drift by as you sip a restorative petit blanc.
  • The landscape in this part of the Perigord Noir is truly magical. There are reputedly 1001 chateaux in the Dordogne. We have not counted them. But there are places near Domme where you can see a handful from one spot.
  • Gently drifting down the river in a canoe is undemanding physically and an unforgettable joy. There are river beaches within easy reach, the nearest is by the bridge at Cenac, the bottom of the hill.
  • The Vezere valley, 20 minutes to the north, is almost as picturesque and stuffed with paleolithic sites. Lascaux is here.
  • For day trips, head west to the wine areas of Bordeaux or to Rocamadour. Here Roland left his sword, so follow in the pilgrim footsteps of Eleanor of Aquitaine and many Kings Louis. The walk to Santiago de Compostella is optional (allow more than one day).