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16century Village House in the hearth of the Dordogne
Saint-Cyprien (near by Sarlat) 2 br Vacation Rental Home

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Saint-Cyprien (near by Sarlat), Aquitaine, France




€400 - €900 per week

Non Smoking   High-Speed Internet

Vacation Home Rental Description:

A beautiful character 16th century house with large balcony in the centre of the shoppy medieval village of Saint Cyprien.

No passing street.

Completely renovated to high standards

Our house is comfortable and affordable without compromising on location : there is so much to see on your doorstep !

Situated just 200 metres from the centre of the village it is central to shops, restaurants and all amenities. It allows a choice of a relaxing evening on the terrace after your day sightseeing or al fresco dining in nearby restaurants.

LE TERME is furnished to a highest standard in a traditional french style. A lot of thought and care has gone into ensuring the comfort of our guests.

Ground floor:
* Hall with storage area, coat-peg, wooden staircases to terrace
* Spacious and light fitted kitchen, newly equipped with freeze/freezer, electric plates and oven, microwaves, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster; kettle...
* Bathroom with bath tub, toilets, washing machine.
* Cosy lounge with wooden floor and wood burner, sofa, armchairs, coffee table, flat screen satelite TV with french and foreign chanels, DVD player ; and dining area with antique wooden table and chairs.
Wooden staircases to upper floor :
* A large master bedroom containing historical elements like the original fireplace (for decorative use only) and a private balcony with views to the village. There is a queen size bed, a wooden wardrobe, a built in closet. Relax in the armchairs or on the private balcony with views to the village.
* An adjacent second double bedroom, full of charm, with a queen size bed, a fitted wardrobe and door leading to the terrace area. It benefits from a tilled ensuite shower-room with a large italian shower and toilets.
On request an extra good quality campside bed, or a cot and a higchair can be provided for a child.
* A private locked cave is available for bicycles or wine purchases

* small balcony, accessible from the master bedroom
* 10m² terrace area, equiped with table and chairs to dine al fresco, offering great views to the village.

Saint Cyprien is situated on the hillside above the River Dordogne and makes a perfect base for visiting the fabuous caves, beautiful villages and lovely scenery that this section of the Dordogne is famous for.

Saint Cyprien has a beautiful old town which winds uphill towards the 12th century belltower and the abbey church which dominate the town.

Arriving at St Cyprien you are first greeted by the commercial area with supermarket. Head up to the town proper and you first get to the main street, the Rue Gambetta. Along here are loads of restaurants and bars and a number of boutiques - some are very nice, there is an excellent shop selling beautiful cabinets and sinks for the bathroom. If you are looking for a meal or a coffee this is the street to head for. The tourist information office is on this street and they can give you a very useful map for exploring the old town. Whilst on the Rue Gambetta look at the detail of the buildings, there are some lovely balconies and carved stone window surrounds.

*** The real treat of St Cyprien is behind the Rue Gambetta, it is here that the old town starts. Behind the Tourist Office is the Place de la Liberte. From here head up the Rue du Terme leading up towards the abbey.*** There is a stately 18th century Chartreuse (a Perigordian mansion house) here which was built for the chief officer of the French Royal Navy. There are some other wonderful buildings neighbouring the Chartreuse.

On the Rue de la Justice de Paix look out for a door with a heart carved above it. This belonged to a religious institution and parts date to the 12th century. It even has an underground passage.

Leading above the town are a number of steep narrow lanes. The houses here are squeezed together as everyone wanted to be inside the city wall. This area of town is called "Montmartre" and has excellent views of St Cyprien and the Dordogne valley below.

The abbey of Saint Cyprien has an interesting history. Back in 620AD a hermit called St Cyprien took up residence in a cave overlooking the Dordogne Valley. Gradually a religious community grew up around him. Barbarian invasions of the 9th century led monks to build defensive walls.

In 1568 during the Religious Wars the priory was destroyed. The monastery was rebuilt in 1685 though the bell-tower and keep remain from the 12th century.

The highlight for me in St Cyprien was just ambling round the medieval streets admiring the wonderful architecture scattered throughout.

Market day in St Cyprien is a Sunday morning. A good place to buy the culinary highlights of the region: Foie gras, walnut cake, wines of Monbazillac, Pecharmant and Bergerac as well as fresh fruit and vegetables.


FROM OUR GUESTS BOOK (2011 stays):

Juillet 2011
Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us. We enjoyed many things about our stay. The house is very comfortable and the town is so peacful! We had fun on many day trips within the region. our favorites were a canoe trip down the river, visiting caves with pre-historic art, and exploring Chateau Castelnaud. Our children learned a great deal about your culture and your history. Our memories from our trip here will last a life time. richard, Karen, Jack & Ka. - Pittsburgh, USA

Aout 2011
grazie per la vostra accoglienza semplice e discreta. La casa e risultata molto graziosa e molto comoda, ben attrezzata. La Dordogne e cosi bella e interessant che ogni parola e inutile. Abbiamo auuto dei giormi magnifici. A bientot Clara V. et toute la famille - Roma - Italy

Juillet 2011
On avait deux semaines à St Cyprien et nous avons tout trouvé comme chez nous. Ce n'est pas la dernière fois pour nous en Périgord et Dordogne. Merci mille fois Sabine et Christophe. Helga & Helmut E. Allemagne

Aout 2011
Thank you for this time!
A wonderful place, a very pleasant house for 4 persons. We have enjoyed our stay and would like to come back some time again. Vibeke, John, Kristoffer & Sandrine - Denmark

MAY 2011
A wonderful holiday. "Le Terme" was perfect and Saint-Cyprien and surrounding areas more than satisfied our french holiday needs.
Would we come again... Definately!!
Would we recommend to friends... Definately!!
Thank you Sabine and Christophe
Gaye, Brian, Patsy and Terry (UK)
Accommodation and Amenities:

  • Charcoal Grill
  • Cooking Utensils Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Full Kitchen
  • Garage
  • Garden
  • High Chair
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Lounge/Common Area
  • Maid Service Available
  • Terrace
  • Blender
  • CD Player
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Iron and Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Phone
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV or Cable TV
  • Stereo
  • Toaster
  • TV(s)
  • VCR Player
  • Washer/Dryer (private)
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • River
  • Shopping/Restaurants
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Theme Park
  • Walking


Central heating and log fire means the house remains cosy all year round. Ideal for autumn and spring stays which are equally delightful times to visit or for longer lets for house-hunters during winter.

Bed linen, bath and hand towels, bath mats and tea towels are provided.

No smoking inside cottage please. No Pet.
Suitable for young children (cot and higchair available on simple request)

Changeover day is FRIDAY during the high season other days considered during mid and low seasons.
Last minute short lets may be possible.

Guests are requested to leave the property in a clean and tidy condition ready for the next guests. A cleaning service is available, if required, at a cost of 70 Euros which would be payable locally.Please advise when booking if you require this service.

30% deposit with booking. Remainder to be paid 4 weeks before arrival.

Breakage deposit of 300 euros to be paid on arrival at cottage (by cash or Credit card), returnable on departure.

No smoking inside the cottage please. Not pets.