Gite in Les Bruguettes, near Sarlat and Domme, Dordogne - Set in Extensive Gardens, only 15 mins from Sarlat
Vincent and Maria Lynott
About Vincent and Maria Lynott
We have lived in the Dordogne for 9 years, but have nearly 30 years knowledge of the area. We're happy to answer any questions you may have and can advise on all the best spots to visit;
Vincent and Maria Lynott purchased this Barn in 2006
Why Vincent and Maria Lynott chose Saint-Cybranet
Before we bought this property it had belonged to friends of ours - so we knew the house for about 20 years before we moved in. We fell in love with it when we first saw it, just as we did with the Dordogne area.
What makes this Barn unique
Outstanding uninterrupted views. Tranquil location yet is only a short drive to some of the most beautiful villages and sites in the Dordogne.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A great little peace haven.
From the moment you arrive , you will receive a big warm welcome from Vincent and Maria and a great welcome pack.
Everything you could possibly need is available, just like home from home.
The location is fantastic for sightseeing as it sits in the middle of the golden triangle.
This is a lovely place to unwind in, Great views, while away the hours in a hammock, listen to the birds sing and the watch the butterflies dance around the lavender.
Perfect, we will be returning next year
Absolutely fantastic location and couldn't help but feel relaxed. Hosts were superb and nothing was too much trouble. Would thoroughly recommend it and look forward to another visit.
A wonderful place to stay, even better than the photo and fantastic hosts
Just about the nicest place we have stayed. From the views, the very homely interior, the garden and pool, it was excellent. The photos convinced us to book but the reality surpassed the images. We loved it and were sad to leave which for us is very rare.
Vincent and Marie get the hosting spot on. Very, very and responsive if you have any questions, whilst still remaining in the background.
Brilliantly located little gem of a gite!
What an arrival we had at the Owl Barn. Pulled up at about 5:30pm on a dazzlingly blue Saturday afternoon to be enthusiastically greeted by Maria and Vincent. We were warmly ushered in to the stylishly decorated Owl Barn and shown all the modern conveniences. It is utterly charming with a very comfortable double bed and high thread count sheets (this matters to me). Lots of starters in the welcome pack which is very thoughtful. Fans in the rooms if it gets a bit warm. We stayed quite cool in the rooms despite daytime temps up in the mid 30's. BBQ on the pretty patio that was privacy shaded by the wisteria was a bonus. So quick to fire up and use so we cooked on there most occasions. The pool was wonderful - a perfect temperarure so no squealing when getting in. Loved the lavender and jasmine plus the incredibly thoughtful privacy setting. Can chat to the neighbours if you fancy but can equally doze undisturbed if you felt like it. Views were awesome. Balloons drifting by and lovely pink sunsets. We never came in until gone 10:30pm each night. The absolute best bit about Les Brugettes is the brilliant location - only 10 - 15 minutes from so many great places. We could easily fit in a chateau visit then drop in to another town for lunch and head in for a stroll around Sarlat and still be back round the pool by 2:30pm. Now that makes your vacation utterly worth it. Would defintely recommend booking this place - you cannot fail to be entranced by the Dordogne as we were. Maria and Vincent are outstanding hosts and the gite and location equally memorable. We will return. Great job......♥️
A lovely place to stay, very comfortable and well equipped. Great grounds, views and a fabulous pool. Vince and Maria are perfect hosts, we had visited before and really enjoyed returning. Lots to do and see in the area if you want to get out and about, or plenty close by if you don't want to venture too far. We recommend the canoeing.
Can't speak highly enough, a fantastic holiday.
Perfect, peaceful French retreat!
This was our 2nd family holiday at Les Bruguettes, Owl Barn, and we met with the usual enthusiasm and smiles by Maria & Vincent. The kind offering of a lasagne and essential provisions ensured we could eat and more importantly drink on our first evening after arriving late. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening banter with our neighbours on the raised patio areas, and daring games of retrieving objects from the bottom of the pool! Although the weather gave us sunshine with some intermittent showers, our hosts kindly provided options on places to visit to ensure we were kept entertained. The area is spectacularly beautiful and local towns such as Sarlat are real life picture postcard images of how you would expect rural France to be. Overall a well recommended holiday destination completed with the love and dedication provided by Maria & Vincent.
The nearest airports are Brive-La-Gaillarde (Brive), which you can fly to from London/Stantead Airport during the summer months and is 40 mins drive from Les Bruguettes.
Bergerac is about 1hr 10 mins away and is served by Ryanair and Flybe from airports across Britain throughout the year.
As Les Bruguettes is nestled in the countryside, you will need a car to get around. Hertz, Avis and Europcar all have offices at Bergerac airport.
Brittany Ferries sail from Portsmouth to Caen.
The medieval market towns of Sarlat and Domme are less than a 15 min drive, while other nearby towns include Belves, Gourdon, Cenac and St Cyprien.
The medieval chateaux forts of Beynac and Castlenaud are less than a 10 min drive and the prehistoric cave paintings of Font du Gaume and Lascaux II are 40 mins.
Meanwhile, it's just 15 mins to the enchanting gardens gardens of Marqueyssac and Eyrignac.
We are in easy distance of lots of activities, including canoeing, kayaking, horse riding, hot air ballooning, cycling, walking & hiking, rock climbing, golf and tennis.
We are also close to the following:
- The medeival chateaux forts of Castelnaud and Beynac
- The prehistoric cave paintings of Font du Gaume and Lascaux II
- The bustling medeival market town of Sarlat
- The hilltop village of Domme
- The 13th century architecture of Gourdon
- The enchanting gardens of Marqueyssac and Eyrignac
- The chateaux of Fayrac, Les Milandes and Montfort
- The troglodyte villages of La Roque Gageac, La Madeleine and La Roque Saint-Christophe
- The fresh produce markets of Cenac, St Cyprien and Belves
The produce markets and many delicious local restaurants are a dream for visiting gourmands - and the owners are happy to give restaurant recommendations.
Directions to get to Les Bruguettes from St Cybranet:
Once you reach St Cybranet turn up the hill on the road between the Marie and the Elan service station (in the direction of Chapelle Pechaud D703) and continue up the hill.
Les Bruguettes is situated at the very top of the hill on your left hand side - just look out for the sign.