HISTORIC HOME IN THE HEART OF THE DORDOGNE, THE PÉRIGORD NOIR

Brian White

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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HISTORIC HOME IN THE HEART OF THE DORDOGNE, THE PÉRIGORD NOIR

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House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths (Sleeps up to 4)

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.

Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Brian White

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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.

Brian White purchased this house in 2005

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.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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5
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Historic home in the Heart of the Dordogne, the Périgord Noir
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Historic home in the Heart of the Dordogne, the Périgord Noir
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p135710vb
(510) 206-2083 (California, USA)
St Cyprien Perigord Noir
I live in the small, and rather lovely riverside town of Wivenhoe, Essex.
5

A MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5
This historic house has been lovingly furnished by it's owners with local antiques and artwork. It enjoys a commanding position at the top of the town with beautiful views of the river valley and ancient town below.
The housekeeper and neighbours were friendly and helpful, and the property clean and well maintained.
The property is perfectly located for access to the town's shops, restaurants and markets. The evening markets here and in neighbouring villages were a particular delight.
There's also a wealth of historic castles, chateaux, gardens and prehistoric sites in the surrounding area.
Great for kayaking and river swimming on the nearby Dordogne.
Brian, the owner, was tremendously helpful and informative.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Historic home in the Heart of the Dordogne, the Périgord Noir
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p135710vb
(510) 206-2083 (California, USA)
St Cyprien Perigord Noir
Northern Virginia
5

FUN,COOL HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
We liked this house very much, very cool to stay in a house from the 1300s! Close to everything. Comfortable beds. Easy cooking. Nice, friendly neighbors. I'm a 4.5, but my husband is definitely a 5. One qualifier--do Not rent a kayak from the kayak outfitters across from St. Cyprien; terrible kayaks, rude guys. Also, if you go to the marche nocturne go early to get a table, otherwise there is no place to sit. Good food, fun walking, easy to get around to other fun sites. Brian the owner is very nice.
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Historic home in the Heart of the Dordogne, the Périgord Noir
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p135710vb
(510) 206-2083 (California, USA)
St Cyprien Perigord Noir
Washington DC
5

  • 5 of 5
This summer my husband and I and our 2 kids (ages 2 and 3) stayed in this house for 5 weeks. The region is just as exceptional as the owner describes, and his enthusiasm for the house, the region, the activities, castles, river, etc., is not only contagious, but exactly right! What a wonderful stay – we adored the location of the house, just in the heart of a small town that has everything you would want, but slightly off the beaten path, and yet with an amazing marché every Sunday. While not an intuitive house for a family with small children (there is no yard for them to play in,) the access to parks, the attention to safety of the owner, and the quietness of the local town greatly made up for it, and made for a much more authentic stay rather than a house in the middle of the countryside! There’s nothing fancy about this house, no updates to bathrooms or kitchen remodels, but the history is its charm, the floorboards and stone walls all add to the experience. What an exceptional vacation! Thanks again!
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historic home in the Heart of the Dordogne, the Périgord Noir
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St Cyprien Perigord Noir
Toronto, Ont.
5

  • 5 of 5
Our family of four spent a week in this house in July and I have to say we had a pretty nice time. As the other posters have mentioned, it's quite a bit bigger than the description suggests and though the furnishings are fairly simple we found it comfortable, well equipped and amazingly relaxing. Parts of the house date back to the middle ages and you get a sense of that the moment you walk in the door. The lower floor with the kitchen stays cool even in the heat of midday. From the upper windows the view is spectacular: You see right across the Dordogne valley. The village of St. Cyprien (you can walk from one end to the other in about 15 minutes) doesn't seem to make it into a lot of guidebooks but the benefit is it's off the beaten track. It is nevertheless quite beautiful. Like many of the towns in the region it's built up against a hillside and the yellow stone houses almost glow in the evening sun. The main street is two minutes' walk away, very convenient for picking up fresh croissants at the boulangerie. There is an excellent market on Sunday mornings and there are numerous castles and prehistoric caves in the area. Our two boys had a blast swimming in the Dordogne River (there's a public beach a short drive from the house). We all enjoyed visiting the Chateau de Castelnaud and some of the other nearby forts with their displays of swords, catapults, etc. The local hiking trails are also a treat. On one, we passed first an old troglodite village and then a truffle farm where the enterprising owner rents out his truffle sniffer dog to visitors on an hourly basis. Anyway, we thought the whole experience was a lot of fun. This house is a terrific spot to wind down and get a feel for what life is like in a village in the Dordogne.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historic home in the Heart of the Dordogne, the Périgord Noir
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p135710vb
(510) 206-2083 (California, USA)
St Cyprien Perigord Noir
Berkeley, CA
5

  • 5 of 5
We had the pleasure of staying in this 13th century house for a week in May of 2008. The house is quite nice and actually can sleep many more than 2+ BR would indicate. If you have some kids and aren't too picky, you could sleep 7 people! There is no outside area to hang out (yard or patio), but plenty to do locally! The location is wonderful, given all the local castles, the Dordogne, the history and its proximity to Lascaux, neighboring caves, troglodyte villages and Rocamadeur. If you want to exercise, the area is fine for pretty walks or jogs and if you're a cyclist, the roads (at least in May) were beautiful and quiet! The Sunday marche was fun, but there are plenty of local places to get supplies during the week as well. The owners are also extremely friendly to deal with and were very helpful with giving us a lowdown of the area before departing. (Thanks, Brian! We hope to return!)
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historic home in the Heart of the Dordogne, the Périgord Noir
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p135710vb
(510) 206-2083 (California, USA)
St Cyprien Perigord Noir
Kirkland, Wa. US
5

  • 5 of 5
This house and village are much more wonderful than what the description promises. We spent the best week of a ten week vacation in this home. Because the house is lived in part time by the owner, the furniture is comfortable, the cookware is good and there is actually a place to store groceries. The kitchen area on the ground floor is much nicerand larger than the photos promise. There is a table large enough to eat at one end and store daily treasures on the other. There is a place on the upper level to dry clothes that is out of the way and which has beautiful views to make this chore almost a pleasure. In fact every room of this home was bigger than we expected, and every room was decorated with unusual and interesting art pieces. A week was not enough time to fully see all the pictures, photos, picture frames, wall hangings, floor coverings and other treasures. The village itself was also a delight. The walk into town was only a few minutes,maybe a hundred yards, parking was never a problem and the weekly market was the best we attended - large enough to have all the local products but small enough to be doable. The town also has a great art gallery and there is a restuarant in Meyrals, six kilometers away, which was half the price and had better food than more renowned places in nearby towns. This town seems central to anything one might want to do in this part of France. River rafting was a few minutes away and easily arranged, the caves were spectacular, the villages charming and the food and wine from local shops and markets made eating out less of a temptation. We could have happily spent a summer here, and in retrospect probably should have skipped a few other places on our itinerary to spend more time in St. Cyprien.
  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley
"Fond de Gaume"
Sarlat-la-Canéda
"Among the most attractive and best preserved medieval towns in all of France."
Château de Castelnaud
"Castelnaud is a superb fortified castle that was held by the English for much of the 100-Yea..."
Château de Beynac
"Chateau de Beynac played an important role in the Hundred Years War. Richard the Lionheart a..."
Musée national de Préhistoire
"The National Museum of Prehistory has the most important paleolithic collection in France. I..."
La Roque-Gageac
"In a stunning position on the north bank of the Dordogne River, and backed by a steep hill /..."
Château de Castelnaud
"Castelnaud is a superb fortified castle that was held by the English for much of the 100-Yea..."
Domme
"On the edge of a cliff, Domme offers a vast panorama over the Dordogne valley. Enclosed by w..."
Château de Beynac
"Chateau de Beynac played an important role in the Hundred Years War. Richard the Lionheart a..."
Château des Milandes
"Best known as Josephine Baker's home in France, Chateau des Milandes is a turreted 15th-cent..."
Château de Commarque
Sunday market
"The Sunday Market day in Saint Cyprien is among the most robust and lively in the area."
Nearest Airport
53 Kilometres
Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport

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.

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High Season
Jun 2 2014 - Sep 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
€550
€2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

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.
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Amenities

St Cyprien House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Typical separate small room for toilet, adjacent to bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , Bathroom has vanity/sink and truncated tub with shower wand
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Finished attic with additional beds - 2 twin/ single , This is a finished attic space with views of the town/valley
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Spacious master bedroom, with folding crib available
  • Queen size bed in spacious master bedroom on third floor, two single/twin beds in second bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • spelunking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • cycling
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