A wonderful vacation house. As everyone says, the views are spectacular, and enjoying meals or simply a glass of wine on one of the two terraces is a dream. The house itself works well, with a well-equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, etc. The location is spectacular for anyone interested in exploring this region. La Roque Gageac is close to several classic sites (such as the Castelnaud and Beynac castles, the hilltop fortress/bastide of Domme, which you actually see from the terrace), Sarlat (the largest town in the area, with a spectacular market on Wednesdays and especially Saturdays), and other interesting places well worth the beautiful drive to reach. We never got over seeing castles loom over us as we drove to pick up croissants in the morning.
Figuring out where to go for what is part of the fun, but our suggestions: the boulangerie in Castelnaud, the butcher in Beynac, the Casino and Carrefour supermarkets (as well as the farmers’ market) in Sarlat, and the wine store in Le Roque Gageac (on the far side of town, up the hill; Helene, the proprietor, is a gem; we just told her what we were making for dinner that night and she always recommended the perfect wine, never more than €12). We mostly cooked on the grill, but had several good meals in restaurants. O’ Plaisir des Sens, just outside of town, had the most sophisticated and creative chef. Le Bistrot, right across from the cathedral in Sarlat, was also very good. There are plenty of other options right in town.
The owners David and Lorna are warm and responsive--and live virtually next door. The perfect holiday house!