St Cyprien House Rental Photos and Description
Beautiful 6 bedroom house with pool near the River Dordogne not far from Sarlat
The house has recently gone through a total renovation with new bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, new beds, bedding and furniture. The grounds and pool have also been upgraded. The house is a typical Périgueux style with high pitched roof and use of local stone. The house sits on acreage near the River Dordogne with lots of fully grown trees giving privacy and a scenic outlook from every window and from the terrace.
There are six bedrooms that can sleep eleven people comfortably, plus a cot for a baby.
A Rumpus Room with convertable sofa.
Large living area with huge fireplace and wine cave, dining with seating for 10, 2 Flat screen TV,s Home Theatre System and DVDs. Laptop with ADSL/Internet, 3 bathrooms, main in beautiful marble
12 x 6 meter in ground pool (April – October) with sun loungers, covered Sala, terrace with seating for up to 12 with a BBQ. Sauna, Gym and games room.
Only 2 Klms to shops, bars and restaurants
Living area - Light filled living area with windows overlooking the grounds and local hills, all of which have shutters. Typical ceiling made with huge wooden beams. Huge modular sofa, side tables, antique French cupboard with a 42” LG Flat Screen TV, with multiple TV channels. Sony Home Theatre System with DVD’s and CD’s and has an iPod connection. Huge chateau stone fireplace with large glass fronted eco burner that cuts out smoke, mess and pollution. A stone wine ‘cave’ contains brochures of local attractions, DVD’s, books and magazines and spare candles for the two large antique candle holders. A large solid wood table with 10 chairs perfect for entertaining or a family meal. Laptop with internet connection
Kitchen - New spacious black and white kitchen with stone tops. With gas/electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, sink, soft close cupboards, shelving, coffee maker, premium glassware, tableware and cutlery for up to 12 people.
Bathroom - Large Terrazzo marble bathroom with large shower with rain shower head and separate shower head, large sink, heated towel rack, large ‘industrial’ type lighting that gives both light and heat. Separate WC
Bedroom 1 -Double bed, quality linen, side table, chair and chest of drawers. Window with shutters faces rear garden area.
Bedroom 2 - Double bed, quality linen, side tables, chair, built in robe with plenty of storage, double doors with shutters leading to the raised terrace overlooking the front garden.
Bedroom 3- Bedroom with two single beds (modern bunkbed), desk, chair, with double doors with shutters leading to the raised terrace. Suitable for children.
Master bedroom 4- Large light filled bedroom that has block out blinds on the windows. King bed with premium bedding, side tables, lamps, chest of drawers with a Flat Screen TV and DVD, chair, fire effect heater (heat mode can be switched off giving a romantic fire/ flame effect within the room) Wardrobe.
En-suite Shower with rain shower head, sink, WC
Bedroom 5- Bedroom with two single beds that can be converted to a King bed. Direct access to shared en-suite. Interconnecting room with a cot. All bedrooms have sisal carpet.
Ground Level - internal garages for cars or storage.
New Sauna Room with seperate new shower room
Gym with full Multi Gym
Laundry with washing machine, dryer, ironing board, iron. Games Room with table tennis table, bats, balls. Rumpus room with convertable sofa with separate enclosed WC with sink.
Pool-12 x 6 meter in ground pool (April – October) with sun loungers and Day bed. Outside shower. A Sala near the pool for a covered area to sit and read a book or enjoy a glass of wine with friends.
Terrace - Raised outdoor terrace overlooking the grounds and trees. Two large wooden tables (joined) and four benches that seats 12-14. Large Gas BBQ with grill and plate.
An acre of gardens with mature trees and two bridges. Parking area for 4-6 cars.
The local area is steeped in history, with many sites and attractions within a short distance from the house. From the UNESCO listed caves containing early man’s cave paintings, Gallo-Roman ruins, fortified medieval towns and villages and over a thousand castles and chateau. Also within driving distance are the famed vineyards of Bordeaux, such as Saint Emillion, and the closer vineyards of the Bergerac region. The area has beautiful cliffs, fields and valleys that run all the way along the Dordogne River.
The River Dordogne is only 1000 meters from the house and is great for fishing, canoeing, cruising or even swimming in the summer months.
Saint Cyprian is only 2 Klm away with restaurants, bars, shops, and a large supermarket that sells everything from wine, cheeses, meats and seafood, to DVD’s and clothing. The town has a beautiful Augustinian Monastery initially built in 1076 in the centre of the town that is a focal point to the area due to its size and being raised half way up a hill. The town has many medieval winding side streets and is a wonderful base to explore the Dordogne region. There are two tennis courts that can be hired. A great Sunday market that is open in the morning where you can stock up on local provisions.
Berbigeuires is dominated by a Chateau initially built in 12th century. The village is only 1 kilometre from the house and is an easy walk or bike ride. The village is situated in a dale between two wooded hills and has many hiking trails around the area.
Chateau Des Milandes is only 8 Klm and was built in the 15th Century by the owner of Castle Castelnaud. The chateau was abandoned during the French revolution but was restored by the famous Music Hall star Josephine Baker in the 1930’s. It is a lovely building that can be visited and houses a museum to Baker and is maintained in the way she furnished it in the 1930’s.
Beynac is only 12 Klms and is a stunning village situated on the banks of the River Dordogne. It has a castle at the top of a cliff that dominates the whole area. There are winding streets that lead up to the castle which when reached offers excellent views along the Dordogne valley. There is a great restaurant right on the river and plenty of bars and cafes. Canoes can be hired nearby on the river as well as cruises. The castle can be visited and the film Joan of Arc and Chocolate were filmed in the village and castle. It really is one of the most beautiful and enchanting villages anywhere in the world and almost looks like a set from some Disneyland Movie.
Les Eyzies is only 14 Klm and is situated in the UNESCO Listed Vezere Valley and has many caves with prehistoric drawings and other evidence of early man dating back 40,000 years. This is the area where Cro Magnon Man was discovered and the town has the National Prehistory Museum situated built into a hillside.
There are some lovely cafes and restaurants overlooking the river and the area has many caves that can be visited.
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac is only 14 Klm and are set high on a hill overlooking the Dordogne valley with views covering Beynac, Castelnaud and many other chateau’s in the area. The gardens are quite remarkable with clipped boxed hedges that weave in and out and lovely walkways on the edge of the surrounding cliffs. There are apparently over 150,000 clipped boxed trees and hedges in the garden that is spread over the entire hilltop.
There is a great cafe and terrace that serves excellent salads and sweet treats where you can sit, eat, drink and be in awe of the view.
Castelnaud Castle is only 16 Klm and is situated high above the rivers Dordogne and Ceou not far from Baynac. The castle has excellent views around the countryside and to Baynac Castle. The castle was built in the 12th Century and houses a great entertaining museum and huge catapults on its ramparts.
La Roque Gageac is 17 Klms and one of France's most beautiful villages. It is positioned on the north bank of the Dordogne River, and backed by cliffs, and is one of those picture postcard villages. You can take a boat ride on one of the replica ‘Gabares’, the old typical local river boat from here to explore the river Dordogne or hire canoes locally and paddle along the river and explore the area yourself. There are restaurants and bars and the village is a lovely place to spend the afternoon having a cool drink by the river.
Belves is 20 Klm and a typical Bastide town that sits high on a hill with many medieval houses and has a 15th century covered market hall. The town is famous for being the town of seven bell towers. There is a 14th century castle and town walls and is on the ‘most beautiful villages in France’ list. Many parts of the town date from the 11th and 12th century and some of the fortified town ramparts are still visible. Market day in Belves is Saturday morning and during July and August there is an evening market on Wednesday nights where tables are laid out around the central hall. You can select what you will eat from the surrounding stalls.There are a couple of great restaurants in town that offer great service, excellent cheap three course meals and have a very good wine list.
Domme is 21 Klm and still has some of its fortified walls and main entrances to the town in place. The towers of the main entrance known as the Porte Des Tours were converted to a prison when the Knights Templers in France were arrested on orders of the King in 1307. It is still possible to see engraved graffiti such as crucifixes and other marks carved by the Knights as they were held awaiting trial.
Sarlat is 22 Klm and the main town in the local area and one of the most visited in France. The town should not be missed. The old part of the town, dating from both the medieval and renaissance periods has been well restored and is very beautiful. It is a great pleasure to wander around the cobbled streets. The tourist office in town is very helpful and can give you a lot of information. Sarlat has the highest density of Historic Monuments and Classified Monuments of any town in the whole of France.
Bergerac is only 52 Klm in the western part of the Dordogne and is one of the largest towns in the area. The town is situated on the River and the old centre is very attractive with some nice restaurants. It is a very scenic drive to Bergerac alongside rivers and canals. There area produces excellent cheap wine
Rocamadour is 70 Klm and has been a pilgrimage site for over a thousand years. The village is built on the site of the Shrine to a Madonna and the shrine was famous for its healing powers. The village is on the pilgrimage path to the Santiago de Campostela.
Saint Emilion is only 72 Klm and is one of four Bordeaux wine regions and produces some of the finest wines in the world.
Bordeaux is only 180 Klm is a beautiful city and has over 287,000 acres of vineyards
- children welcome
- pets considered
About Robert Lancaster
Managing Director of Lancasters Global Risk and property investor.
Robert Lancaster purchased this house in 2011
Why Robert Lancaster chose St Cyprien
The Dordogne is one of the most beautiful places in the world, rich in history, full of castles and chateau, vinyards and wonderful villages. As soon as I went there I knew I had to buy something. The house was orginally a bit of an ugly duckling, but after some serious renovations, my own little 'Grand Designs' the place is now as beautiful as the area it is situated in
What makes this house unique
When I saw the house I knew it had potential. The location was ideal. A lot of hard work and some interior reworking, plus the guideance of a great Interior Designer has transformed the house to a home away from home.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a great family holiday at your lovely home in France, it was a pleasure for us to be all together in one property and to watch our 5 grandchildren ages 11, 9, 6, 3 and 2 interacting. Thank you for the opportunity to stay in such a beautiful home in a fantastic area.
Carrol and Trevor Sadler