This is a historic townhouse in the center of Saint Cyprien, a picturesque hill town in the heart of Périgord Noir. The walls date to the 12th century, and the house is a regular stop on the town's historic walking tour. The top floor offers superb views over the town, and over the Dordogne Valley. PLEASE NOTE that this house is not well suited very young children, nor for those with mobility limitations.
Ideal base for exploring the Périgord Noir: close to Sarlat, Les Eyzies (with its famous prehistoric sites), the châteaux of Beynac and Castelnaud, the walled town of Domme, and many other enchanting places. And of course, all of Périgord is a mecca for foodies; local restaurants and farmers' markets have superb offerings.
When you're not out exploring the surrounding area, take advantage of St. Cyprien's scenery, its river beaches (just 1 1/2 kilometers from the house), its thriving farmers' market, nearby activities like canoeing and horseback riding.
I am a toy designer and computer games artist in the San Francisco bay area, but when I can break away from regular life here there's nothing I enjoy more than spending a few weeks in St Cyprien with my family.
The house is very close to the Dordogne River, where we enjoy canoeing and swimming. There are literally one thousand castles in the region, with two of the most spectacular, Chateau de Beynac and Castelnaud, being minutes from St Cyprien. France's national prehistory museum is located in the next village, Les Eyzies, which is also home to several wonderful caves with prehistoric paintings, like Font de Gaume. Also, the climate is very agreeable!
St Cyprien is the ideal sized village, with several terrific restaurants, bakeries, cafes, banks, and a vibrant local life without being an especially touristic town.
Numerous nearby and famous castles to visit, pre-historic cave paintings, France's National Pre-history Museum 10 km away, canoeing along Dordogne River with rentals nearby, several of France's most charming and famous medieval villages within 15 km.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 2 2014 - Sep 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||200|
|I ask a 150 Euro, or $200 USD, deposit at the time of booking, with the balance payment due at least two weeks in advance of your arrival at the house. Alternatively, payments may also be made (in Euros) directly to the housekeeper/property manager upon arrival.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.