LUXURY COTTAGE IN WOODED GARDEN OVERLOOKING DORDOGNE VALLEY.

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Graham Carter

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights
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LUXURY COTTAGE IN WOODED GARDEN OVERLOOKING DORDOGNE VALLEY.

St Cyprien Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps a maximum of 5. Children over 12 years only.

A charming house for the discerning guests seeking extra quality and comfort. Antique furnished sitting room, gourmet cook's kitchen/diner, ensuite shower rooms, cosy wood burning stove and satellite TV. 'La Coyenne' is in the small hamlet of Le Bousquet, Allas Les Mines. Set on the South side of the Dordogne river, an idyllic rural retreat for nature lovers, in 4 acres of wooded garden with stunning views across the valley to Beynac. This is a perfect place to just relax, sunbathe, sip your aperitifs on the terrace, make a barbecue, read a book, listen to the birds singing. The terrace can be shaded from the hot sun by a striped patio awning when dining al fresco or you can eat out under the veranda we have just had constructed. If you can bear to leave the house and garden, it is only 5km to shops, restaurants and a river beach. La Coyenne is within easy reach of the Renaissance town of Sarlat, prehistoric sites like the Lascaux Caves, the Vezere Valley, chateaux and vineyards. And good restaurants serving Perigord cuisine and regional wine!

Sarlat, a beautiful Renaissance town (15 kms) is a famous centre for art exhibitions, drama and music festivals in the summer season. Open air concerts take place in the chateaux and churches throughout the Summer and there is an international folklore festival at Montignac. This region is also famous for its fine food and lively markets where you can sample the local fish, pates, fois gras, truffles, mushrooms, fruits and game in season. There are lots of good restaurants serving Perigord cuisine and, of course wines, from local vineyards in Bergerac, Cahors and Bordeaux. Our English-speaking managers, who live nearby, will do all they can to help you enjoy your stay.

Nearest river beach is 'Capette' at St Cyprien, 5 km. away and there are a few nearby golf courses and riding establishments. The area is great for walking and the river provides oportunities for boating and fishing.

The cottage is strictly a no smoking area and we ask that you respect the request not to smoke indoors.

Testimonials:: 'We had a very enjoyable holiday at La Coyenne.......the place gets better every year' 14.7.2008 Bill & Diane Barltrop.

'Third visit to La Coyenne and every bit as enjoyable as the previous two' 9.8.2008 Jacqui and Mal King. (Guest Book)

'Our sixth visit to La Coyenne and it gets better every time. We had a wonderful relaxing time, enjoying the walks around the country-side and some lovely meals on the patio' 19.8.2008 Alan and Gerry Mawdsley. (Guest Book)

'La Coyenne is in a lovely quiet rural setting with a wonderful garden.' 23.6.2009 Keith and Juliet Grover. (Guest Book)

'We have enjoyed the comfort and warmth of your cottage. Sorry to leave and will keep fond memories of the place and the area.' 1.10.2009 Conrad and Maryelle Gonthier-Ontario Canada (Guest Book)

'It felt like home' 7.10.2009 John and Claudette Voet-Canada (Guest Book)

'This was our first stay at La Coyenne, hopefully we will return soon' 6.8.2011 Tony and Linda D'Aquila, Florida. (Guest Book).

Flights are available from Ryanair flying from Stansted or from Flybe from Birmingham, Bristol, Southampton and Exeter to Bergerac Airport (50 km). CityJet are now providing a service from London City airport to Brive (1.5 hours drive). Alternatively, flights are available to Toulouse (3 hours drive) or Bordeaux (3 hours drive). Car rental from all airports is available.

There are lots of books about the caves and pre-history which place the whole area in perspective. There is also a new series of quite light-hearted crime novels set in Le Bugue (St Denis in the books) written by Martin Walker and you can find more about them on www.brunochiefofpolice.com - worth a look.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Graham Carter

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My wife and I purchased La Coyenne as a ruin in 1982 and have renovated it over the years. We were both civil servants in the UK and spent our holidays working on the cottage. Now semi-retired we still spend a lot of time working on minor aspects of the cottage and enjoying the peace and tranquility of the area.

Graham Carter purchased this cottage in 1982

We found La Coyenne through a local agent and our friend,Steven, who still helps look after the cottage, recommended it for the views from the front overlooking Beynac. We have spent years getting it into a position where we are comfortable with living there and have furnished it to the same standard as our house in London. It is a holiday home that you will be happy to 'live in' not just 'stay in'

The garden with lots of wildlife and the views make La Coyenne a wonderful place for a peaceful holiday.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

Property Reviews

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Luxury cottage in wooded garden overlooking Dordogne Valley.
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St Cyprien Perigord Noir
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Comments from Owner Guestbook

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
2005:'Our fourth year in succession ... we are impressed with all the improvements and additions .. inside and out. It continues to be a joy and privilege to be a part of this idyllic place.' Everards. 'We have very much appreciated this comfortable and beautifully appointed house and have been inspired to produce lots of French dishes, thanks to the excellent kitchen. thank you for all the careful preparation for each party staying - quite exceptional in our experience' Millbanks. 'We have had a great holiday - love this area, visited many of surrounding villages. The house is very comfortable and well equipped'. 'Very enjoyable week, wished it was longer. Facilities have been excellent, garden fantastic, could have spent the week listening to the birds and watching the trees grow' Ian & Dorothy. '.. if the weather not perfect you need the right house, like this one ... it's unbelievable but .. improved again!' Huppertz.
Helpful votes: 12/13
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St Cyprien Perigord Noir
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Idyllic Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
We spent amazing two weeks at the cottage! The house was very comfortable, clean and well equipped. Its description was very accurate and the photographs showed everything exactly as it was. The directions to the property given to us by the owner were easy to follow.

The wooded garden was picturesque, with an absolutely fantastic view from the terrace! The place was good both as a quiet getaway and for sightseeing. We greatly enjoyed visiting nearby towns and other places of interest which were abundant in the area!

This was our first visit to La Coyenne and I hope not the last. We would definitely recommend this property to friends!!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/5
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"We keep your house in good memory."

"We keep your house in good memory."
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
From Sonsbeck, Germany.
Thank you fpr letting us use your wonderful house. We enjoyed the silence, the furnishing and the books. We missed nothing. Sorry for our bad English.
Helpful votes: 5/6
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Weather and wildlife

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
Back again for another lovely holiday. We've had two weeks of ever improving weather, can't belive it's October-even the morning mists have now disappeared. We have enjoyed some lovely walks and watched the red squirrels collecting walnuts, some young partridges going for an evening walk and we were adopted by a Jay for a few days. It just joined us on the sun loungers and took pieces of apple and walnut from our hands.
Hopefully we will be back next year!
Helpful votes: 5/6
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Best holiday home in 15 years

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
Every Summer in the past 15 years we have spent 2-3 weeks in France renting private homes. Some were nice and enjoyable, some were disappointing in spite of careful selection. La Coyenne is by far the best home of all of them in practically every respect. We enjoyed its great location, the privacy, the peaceful and quiet surroundings and, last but not means least, its comfortable layout and well equipped kitchen. La Coyenne is not a renting property, like most of the others were, but a warm, living home.
Staying again at La Coyenne is something to look forward to.
New York, USA
Helpful votes: 5/6

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Bergerac Airport
Nearest Ferry
800 Kilometres
Calais
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
St Cyprien en Perigord
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
Souillac
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Dordogne river beach at Capette
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
St. Cyprien
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Sirac
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Allas Les Mines
Car: necessary

Le Bousquet is in the commune of Allas les Mines, 5 km from St Cyprien, 15 km from the Renaissance town of Sarlat. On the south side of the Dordogne Valley with superb views of Beynac and rolling hills. Nearest airports Bergerac (50km), Brive (50km),Bordeaux (140 km) and Toulouse (160 km).

It takes about an hour to drive from Bergerac or Brive airports and there are very good car hire facilities at both as well as lots of well priced flights from many UK airports (New-London City airport for Brive).

St Cyprien is good for local shops , supermarket and restaurants. It also has a wonderful, bustling, Sunday market for fresh food, vegetables and local specialities. There is a market in a nearby town every day except Monday so you can always be assured of fresh produce. Sarlat has an excellent market on Saturday and a small one on Wednesday and it's a beautiful town.

The cottage is Ideally situated for exploring both the Vezere and Dordogne Valleys and the local chateaux.

Other Activities: rockclimbing and canoeing

Golf: There are several small golf courses in the area.

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Availability & Rates

St Cyprien Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
British Pound
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Apr 5 2014 - May 30 2014
£485
7 nights
 
 
Summer
May 31 2014 - Jul 11 2014
£505
7 nights
 
 
High Season
Jul 12 2014 - Aug 29 2014
£565
7 nights
 
 
Late Season
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
£505
7 nights
 
 
Autumn
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 31 2014
£485
7 nights
 
 
Off Season
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 3 2015
£395
28 nights
 

Notes

  • 25% booking deposit required which is non-refundable unless a re-booking for the period can be arranged. Land line telephone is available at a small extra extra charge plus the cost of calls. Security deposit £200 (reimbursable). Heating and firewood is extra off-season, rates negotiable. The rent includes the French Tourism Tax which is payable for each person for each night stayed in hotels or rented accommodation.
    Payment may be made in Sterling, Euros, USA and Australian Dollars by personal cheque or bank transfer.
  • Please note that the minimum rental period from the end of October to the end of March is 4 weeks.
    We also accept payment in Sterling, Euros, US and Australian $ either by bank transfer or personal cheque.
  • We aim to keep our rates competative and would like to think that our guests, who often return, are part of our extended family who feel at home at La Coyenne. We welcome suggestions about how to make your stay more pleasant. We don't have a swimming pool, which we know is unusual for the area, but we don't swim and the cost of building one, and maintaining it, both to us and our guests, would be disproportionate

Amenities

St Cyprien Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
General:
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone
  • ISDN Access
  • Local Maps
  • Activities Guide
  • Wood Stove
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Firewood
  • Basic Soaps
  • Garage
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Computer Available
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Blender
  • Grill
  • Pantry Items
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Two well equipped shower rooms with toilets, each serving a double bedroom and the single room is located so either shower room is convenient. Both shower rooms have heated towel rails and are served by separate water heaters so you should never run out of hot water although during the Summer the water pressure can be low.Towels are provided and each bathroom has a hairdryer. The shower rooms do not have a bath or tub in them, just a large shower. The washing machine and tumble dryer are in a separate laundry room for you to do washes whilst you are staying. These are good facilities so, if you are travellling from a distant country by aircraft, you need not pack clothes etc for each day of your stay. The bedlinen is changed between lets by our local agent but laundry services during lets are not provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom master - 2 twin/ single , French windows
    Bedroom double - 1 double , Balcony
    Bedroom single - 1 twin/ single , French windows
  • Bedding and bed linen are provided (duvets, English rectangular pillows (2 per person-more available on request),sheets, pillowcases,duvet cover and blankets). Bathroom towels are also provided and each bathroom has a hairdryer. The bedrooms are:1 double (en-suite),1 bedroom with twin beds and 1 single bedroom (share shower room). The double room is on the first floor and has its own small balcony. In the summer it can be hot and there are insects around so each bed has a mosquito net above it for your comfort. There are fans available for each bedroom and each bedroom has an electric heater. Most of the accommodation is on one level with only the occasional step so is suitable for those with limited mobility. The double bedroom is up a flight of stairs and its associated shower room is down four steps. Not suitable for anyone confined to a wheelchair. This is an old house but well insulated. However it does get a little dusty and is not suitable for anyone with a dust allergy.
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • VCR
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Books for Adults
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Barbecue
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • ruins
  • caves
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • golf
  • spelunking
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • tennis
Notes:
Not suitable for children under 12 years of age. Satellite TV (with many English/US programmes), DVD/video players (English Standard only) so you can bring your own UK favourites or watch some of our large collection. Extensive library of books; novels, cookery and reference books, plus local maps and country walks with details of tourist attractions and restaurants. Electricity and water are on mains supply whilst the gas is bottled butane. The kitchen is fitted with a 5 ring, 2 oven range cooker (Rangemaster) with a griddle and wok ring provided. The fridge and freezer are in a separate store room off the kitchen. Water heating is by electricity and there is electric heating in each bedroom. The sunny patio with garden furniture and barbeque is shaded by a gorgeous striped awning and overlooks the lawn leading into a wooded garden with fruit trees. Internet access is Wanadoo/France Telecom ADSL (ISDN equivalent) WiFi with desk top computer, printer, VOIP phone and webcam provided.

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