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Historic Home in the Heart of the Dordogne, the Périgord Noir

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Last updated: 06/14/2014

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

St. Cyprien house description

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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 180 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                House is equipped with a folding crib (would need to bring bedding)...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 2

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              • Finished attic with additional beds: 2 twin/ single

                This is a finished attic space with views of the town/valley...moreless

              • Master Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

                Spacious master bedroom, with folding crib available...moreless

              • Queen size bed in spacious master bedroom on third floor, two single/twin beds in second bedroom...moreless

              Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 2: toilet

                Typical separate small room for toilet, adjacent to bathroom...moreless

              • Bathroom 1: combination tub/shower

                Bathroom has vanity/sink and truncated tub with shower wand...moreless

              Entertainment

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    Rolling hills, really, but lovely views all around. Sweeping view of the Dordogne Valley from the top floor....moreless

                  • Village:

                    Located in the historic center of Saint Cyprien, a two minute walk up from the main street....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Spelunking
                  • Swimming

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Ground floor is open plan with kitchen and dining area...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Fireplace:

                    There are two Renaissance era fireplace mantles in the house, but not operational at this time, so decorative features...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    House is not entirely winterized, but there are portable radiators available...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Internet/wifi provided throughout the house, but for email/light usage...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    Small living room with sofa and two upholstered lounge chairs, monumental Renaissance fireplace (non-operational) ...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    Washing machine on ground floor, with drying racks available...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Both drip and Bialetti stovetop espresso maker options...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Kitchen equipped with verything required for daily cooking...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen:

                    There is a full kitchen with refrigerator, cooking range/oven and all standard appliances and utensils...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                      • Bicycles

                      Payment Type

                      • Discover
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

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                          May 01-Jun 15 ..... $700/week
                          Jun 15-Aug 31 ..... $900/week
                          Sep 01-Oct 15 ..... $700/week
                          Long term (2+ weeks) rates available.
                          

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                          Location

                          • Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley

                            "Fond de Gaume"

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                          • Sarlat-la-Caneda

                            "Among the most attractive and best preserved medieval towns in all of France."

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                          • Château de Castelnaud

                            "Castelnaud is a superb fortified castle that was held by the English for much of the 100-Yea..."

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                          • Château de Beynac

                            "Chateau de Beynac played an important role in the Hundred Years War. Richard the Lionheart a..."

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                          • Musée national de Préhistoire

                            "The National Museum of Prehistory has the most important paleolithic collection in France. I..."

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                          • La Roque-Gageac

                            "In a stunning position on the north bank of the Dordogne River, and backed by a steep hill /..."

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                          • Château de Castelnaud

                            "Castelnaud is a superb fortified castle that was held by the English for much of the 100-Yea..."

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                          • Domme

                            "On the edge of a cliff, Domme offers a vast panorama over the Dordogne valley. Enclosed by w..."

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                          • Château de Beynac

                            "Chateau de Beynac played an important role in the Hundred Years War. Richard the Lionheart a..."

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                          • Château des Milandes

                            "Best known as Josephine Baker's home in France, Chateau des Milandes is a turreted 15th-cent..."

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                          • Château de Commarque

                          • Sunday market

                            "The Sunday Market day in Saint Cyprien is among the most robust and lively in the area."

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                          53 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          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.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2005

                          About the owner: 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.

                          Why the Owner Chose St. Cyprien:
                          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!

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          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.


                          Contact us

                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • View from top floor

                            View from top floor

                          • Front door

                            Front door

                          • Ground floor, open kitchen and dining area

                            Ground floor, open kitchen and dining area

                          • Ground floor, 1/2 bath under stairs

                            Ground floor, 1/2 bath under stairs

                          • 1/2 bathroom under stairs

                            1/2 bathroom under stairs

                          • Bedroom on 2nd floor with 2 twin beds

                            Bedroom on 2nd floor with 2 twin beds

                          • Renaissance fireplace in master bedroom (non-operational)

                            Renaissance fireplace in master bedroom (non-operational)

                          • Top floor, finished attic with 2 twin beds, great views of the Dordogne Valley

                            Top floor, finished attic with 2 twin beds, great views of the Dordogne Valley

                          • View of Saint Cyprien and the house

                            View of Saint Cyprien and the house

                          • Facade, middle house with white shutters

                            Facade, middle house with white shutters

                          • Medieval keystone above front door

                            Medieval keystone above front door

                          • Kitchen and dining area, front entry

                            Kitchen and dining area, front entry

                          • Ground floor entry area, 1/2 bathroom kitchen/dining area to right side

                            Ground floor entry area, 1/2 bathroom kitchen/dining area to right side

                          • Small living room on 2nd floor

                            Small living room on 2nd floor

                          • Master bedroom on 3rd floor, with 19th century carved walnut bed and side table

                            Master bedroom on 3rd floor, with 19th century carved walnut bed and side table

                          • Master bathroom on 3rd floor

                            Master bathroom on 3rd floor

                          • View from the top floor

                            View from the top floor

                          • Typical street festival along the main street, 1 block down the hill

                            Typical street festival along the main street, 1 block down the hill

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                          This listing was first published here in 2007.

                          Date last modified - Sunday, December 14, 2014

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                          2 Bedroom / 0.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

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                          Member since: 2007
                          Speaks: english
                          • Calendar last updated: 06/14/2014
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                          (510) 206-2083 (California, USA)

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                          Historic home in the Heart of the Dordogne, the Périgord Noir

                          St. Cyprien #135710

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