£80 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Grel Cottage Side - Tale of the Grel, Domme (near Sarlat) – Home 7321968 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Grel Cottage Side - Tale of the Grel, Domme (near Sarlat) – Home 7321968

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Taire du Grel, Domme... Gites with a difference!

The cottage is set in the heart of the most majestic part of the Dordogne, in a quiet off road location, just outside of the hill top Bastille town of Domme, and 15 minutes from the medieval city of Sarlat.

The cottage has a private garden with a sweeping stone staircase leading to a large balcony with views across the forest covered valley. There is a large shared swimming pool with a seating and sunbathing area, and sun shades.

Enter from the balcony into the large open plan kitchen, dining, living area. The quirky interior incorporates wooden beams and stonework, with a bright and fresh feeling. The traditional thick stone walls keep it cool in summer and warm in winter, and the faux wood burning stove is powered by gas, giving all of the ambience without the hassle (instant start, no smoke or dust, no lugging logs around).

Take the door beyond the living area into a charming twin bedroom with shabby chic furniture and bathroom. The rustic wooden staircase in the dining area leads to a separate bathroom, and a large, chic master bedroom.

Free WIFI, English satellite TV, French TV, DVD player. Dogs welcome.

On-site activities available (Canoes/Kayaks/Climbing/Archery - at our discretion, and at your own risk). Numerous nearby activities also available.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 2 Shower rooms


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Boat available
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

You need a vehicle to make to most of this stay, Taxis are very expensive and not easy to book, and busses are non-existent! You can walk to Domme from the gite in 15-20 minutes, where you will find restaurants, bars and tourist shops. For a more scenic route walk the track through the forest to see some lovely views (25-30 mins to Domme). We have bicycles for our guests to use for a small fee to cover maintenance. We also have a booklet of nearby walking and cycling routes, a child seat and a bike rack that attaches to a tow bar (max 3 bikes).

Interaction with guest

We live next door so if you need anything during your stay we are happy to help, provide information and give recommendations, etc. We will be there when you arrive to show you around, and there is a welcome booklet in the gite explaining everything you need to know, with information about local attractions, activities, restaurants etc. Unless you approach us, we will leave you to enjoy your holiday in peace.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through HouseTrip using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

Check-in date

House rules

Reservations in July and August must be 7 or 14 nights, and arrival on Saturdays only.

Please leave the gite in the same condition as when you arrived.


About the owner

Ben & Maria F.

Tourist Licence

Average reply time:
2 hours 43 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
28 May 2020
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French


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Guest reviews

12 reviews

Very Good

“Beautiful tranquil location near Domme”

Reviewed 10 Sep 2019

Beautiful and well equipped cottage with 2 other rentals and the owners property in extensive grounds and gardens. Lovely private garden and BBQ. Great shared swimming pool.Cottage is cosy but spacio… More

“Vacances en famille”

Reviewed 14 Apr 2019

Nous avons séjourné dans cette maisonnette tout proche de Domme, un vrai plaisir. Nous avons pu nous y détendre après de longues journées de visites. La campagne, le… More

“Great Location”

Reviewed 9 Jun 2018

A very pleasant Gite tucked away in the hills above the river Dordogne. Very quiet and peaceful and the hosts Ben and Maria were very hospitable. Even gave us freshly laid eggs from the chickens one m… More

“Beautiful Peaceful Cottage in a Stunning Location!”

Reviewed 25 May 2018

We visited Taire du Grel as a three day stopover during a French road trip. It’s a really nice cottage tucked away in the hills within walking distance of the lovely medieval village of Domme. … More

“Very secluded pretty property”

Reviewed 4 Oct 2017

Great location set up in the hills but near enough to amenities and great attractions. Upstairs bedroom is a little tight in terms of angled ceilings, shower is very small indeed. Stairs very very ste… More

Owner's reply: We're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our apologies for the dogs in the valley, you were here at the start of the hunting season and they're more vocal at that time. Unfortunately you get the same thing everywhere in the french countryside, nearly all farms have hunting dogs. Thank you for letting us know about the kitchen, we'll be sure to add multi sockets and check the utensils. As for the building, it's a quirky french cottage and we try to do the best with what we have to work with. We'd love to see you here again, all our best, Ben, Maria & Family.

“Un paraíso”

Reviewed 20 Apr 2017

Todo perfecto. Ben es encantador, la casa está genial y las zonas comunes son un paraíso para los niños. Además las mascotas son bien recibidas. La ubicación es perf… More

“Super stay”

Reviewed 17 Oct 2016

We chose this gite as we were two couples and wanted our own private en suite facilities. The gite is situated in a quiet location, within walking distance (about 20 mins easy walking) to Domme. It … More

“Paradise in the Dordogne”

Reviewed 5 Sep 2016

Cannot heap enough praise on this gorgeous gite, part of a small complex close to the lovely medieval town of Domme. It is full of character and has everything needed for a comfortable stay. The loc… More

“Beautiful location, lovely gite, friendly hosts”

Reviewed 26 Aug 2016

Dear Ben and Maria Thank you for a great holiday. The gite was in a lovely location - perfect for seeing lots of interesting places. It was great to have the pool and grounds and even though we were s… More

“Beautiful gite, very peaceful but only 10-15 mins away from so many fantastic places.”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2016

This was our 4th holiday in france and by far the best. The gite has everything you need and is in a stunning peaceful location but with plenty to do on your doorstep. The owners are very welcoming a… More

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How do I find more info about the property?

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Send Ben & Maria (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Ben & Maria (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Ben & Maria the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Ben & Maria (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Ben & Maria (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Ben & Maria (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Ben & Maria (the owner) before booking?

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How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Ben & Maria (the owner) a message.

If Ben & Maria (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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