|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Beautifully renovated, the charming Cime des Arbes (Treetops) is an open-plan gite on the 1st floor of a traditional tobacco-style barn. With a private balcony, large swimming pool and sun terraces, Cime des Arbes is nestled in a secluded area of the Dordogne countryside. This luxurious gite offers a tranquil setting while being just a short drive from many of the area's major attractions. The accommodation is all on one level and the total floorspace, including balcony, is 46 M². Open all year. Fully centrally heated with wood burning stove for cosy winter evenings. Complimentary Welcome Pack includes bottle of sparkling wine, beer, bacon, eggs, bread, butter, milk. There is also a 4 person (2 bedroom gite) on this property, available to rent separately or by extended family/friends (ref FR7062). The pool is for the exclusive of both gites. The owners do not use the pool while guests are on site. The gites & their balconies are not overlooked. Now with WiFi!
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 2005
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.
Outstanding uninterupted views. Tranquil location yet only a short drive to some of the most beautiful villages and sites in the Dordogne.
Cime des Arbes is a new property available for 2014. To get an idea of what to expect, just read some of the reviews for sister gite La Grange des Hiboux (Owl Barn):
"Les Bruguettes is without doubt the best gite, villa or apartment we have ever stayed in. A magical place. A superb holiday." - Janet & Nigel, Milton Keynes
"A paradise! There is not enough room to express our praise and satisfaction of Les Bruguettes. You have made the barn a haven of peace and comfort and provided everything to make us feel welcome. This holiday will always be a very special memory." - Reg & Francis, Devon
"This place is magical and you have created a holiday experience second to none." - William & Lesley, Scotland
"The best bits of a boutique hotel with the convenience of self-catering. A wonderful stay." - Matt & Rachel, Newcastle
"We never 'go back' but we came back here! It's so nice to stay somewhere beautiful like this, where the only nightlife is an owl." - Debbie & Nigel, Leeds
We stayed in this lovely gite from 17-24 September 2016. The accommodation had everything we needed including an extremely well-equipped kitchen, a modern bathroom with an excellent shower, a big comfy bed and places to sit and relax while reading or watching TV. The balcony with its far reaching wonderful views of the beautiful Dordogne countryside is the perfect place to sit at any time of the day, watching the air balloons go by, eating, drinking, watching the sun go down, enjoying the peace and quiet, and just feeling total deep-down relaxation take hold of you. It was a real pleasure for us to meet Vincent and Maria who could not have been more helpful and friendly. On their recommendation we went to the brilliant Sunday market at St Cyprien and as we drove there it seemed every car in the area was heading in that direction. We can definitely recommend the lasagne we bought there!
We visited Montpazier, a 13th century bastide town founded by Edward I, we went to Domme and Sarlat and climbed up to the castle at Beynac, and also explored the little church in St Cybranet. The weather and the views were wonderful wherever we went, and on our last day we bought delicious pastries from the patisserie in Castelnaud and walked by the river in the still warm sunshine.
A week is not long enough to explore everything this area has to offer, we were extremely sad to leave, and we would definitely like to stay here again.
Thank you Vincent and Maria for a wonderful week.
Anne and Ken, Yorkshire
We are a couple from Australia. We spent 3 weeks touring SW France in October this year, with one week staying at Les Brugettes at St Cybranet in the Treetops gite. First the location - close to several small villages with restaurants and shops, and amidst the spectacular villages of Domme, Beynac and La Rogue - Gageac. A short drive to famed Sarlat and all the prehistoric sites along the Vizere valley including Lascaux 2 and Font de Gaume cave paintings. The gite itself was terrific. Spacious, good bed, modern bathroom kitchen, all very clean and well thought out. Wood stove for chilly nights if required but has good hot water and heating radiators including towel rack. Outstanding view from the balcony (and from the bed!) of the farms and countryside on the other side of the valley. A very lovely welcoming bottle of champagne, baguette, bacon and eggs! Hosts Vince and Maria were really helpful giving recommendations for restaurants and assisting with tourist queries,and just being a genuinely friendly couple. We would not hesitate to recommend this gite and we hope to re-visit in the near future!
After a long drive from the UK we finally arrived in the dark and were met by Vincent who was very pleased to see us arrive safely.
The next day we opened the curtains to find a view from the balcony. The view that everybody talks about. A view you can only experience by being here.
We are not people to take it easy, so we spent a lot of time exploring the area and eating out.
Vince and Maria were very helpful with recommending restaurants and even booked some tables for us which was most appreciated.
Every morning we had a late breakfast on the balcony and heard a woodpecker in the woods.
In the evening, yes we did see some hot air balloons floating by.
As we were only here for a week we decided to return next year for two weeks for our wedding anniversary. May be take life a little slower, but there is still lots more to see.
Vince and Maria, thanks again for a lovely weeks holiday and for sharing Tree Tops with us.
See you soon.
This was our second visit to Les Brugettes and we were not disappointed. Treetops is a beautiful gite with all amenties that you could possibly need. Vincent and Maria are fantastic hosts and the setting is perfect for a relaxing holiday. There are lovely views from the balcony where we spent most evenings enjoying dinner with the setting sun and the gardens and pool are fantastic too. The location is within easy reach of the local towns and villages and there's loads to do (cycling, walking, canoeing, gardens, chateaux etc). We fully expect to be back again and would thouroughly recommend the gite to anyone. Thanks again for a lovely holiday.
Outstanding Gite with stunning views with every need catered for. Peaceful location but only a short drive to so many beautiful places to visit. Amazingly helpful hosts who were there if needed and nothing was too much trouble. The gas BBQ on the generous terrace and "herb garden" we're a real bonus and became the best place in the vicinity to wine and dine. The large pool and sun terrace were immaculately maintained and much needed shade was provided. The well equipped laundry room was also impressive as was the outstanding welcome pack. The Gite is well deserving of its five star rating so much so we are returning next year to continue where we left off. A very big thank you to Vincent and Maria for providing such outstanding accommodation and for making our stay so enjoyable.
A really lovely place - arguably even nicer in reality than the photos. We particularly liked the en-suite which reminded us of our honeymoon in the Maldives. Welcome pack / wider provisions v generous and appreciated. Extremely welcoming and helpful hosts - exceeded what you'd typically expect. Location is better than initially realised - excellent base for exploring a really nice part of the Dordogne. Very hot while we were there but managed to sleep due to combination of a fan and keeping windows / doors open - you feel perfectly safe. Adjoining main property and 2nd Gite are closer than anticipated however there's a really nice balance between privacy and having occasional conversation. Will definitely return.
Brive-La-Gaillarde (Brive) 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.
Other airports in the area include Toulouse, Limoges and Bordeaux.
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.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
All bookings secured with a 25% deposit, the balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Guests are welcome to book a stay shorter than 7 nights, but will be charged for the full week.
Changeover days, arrival and departure dates are flexible in the low season. During the high season, bookings are only available Saturday to Saturday and check-in around 3:30 pm with check-out at 10:00 am
Notes on prices:
Cime des Arbes (Treetops) and La Grange des Hiboux (Owl Barn) can be booked together for a party of 6 people.