2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms - Pedestrian street - large terrace area
En Toutes Saisons Agency's team
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About En Toutes Saisons Agency's team
We falled in love with the Dordogne 15 years ago and relocate in St Cyprien with our 4 kids. We wil be delighted to welcome you in such an authentic village and make sure you are having a very enjoyable stay with us ! Sabine and Christophe
En Toutes Saisons Agency's team purchased this House in 2011
Why En Toutes Saisons Agency's team chose St-Cyprien
Its situation in the center of an authentique village (not just a touristic one!) with shops, restaurants and life all year round Close by from the Palce de la Liberté where we can easily park The size of the bedrooms the lovely terrace with view over the roofs of the stone houses The dordogne river at St Cyprien where you can swim and enjoy a lazy aftrenoon
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Lovely village home-away-from-home
Our family of four enjoyed our stay in Saint-Cyprien so much! This is a sweet, characterful home just steps away from all the amenities of a lively town in the midst of the beautiful Périgord Noir. The kitchen is well-stocked for cooking, allowing you to enjoy the wonderful produce of the twice-weekly market in town from the comfort of the pretty terrace. A good boulangerie/patisserie is only a block away, making for very easy breakfasts! Sabine is a lovely host and has compiled a very helpful binder of information about the area, which has a veritable wealth of things to do within a 20-minute drive or less. The town is truly a living one, as opposed to a tourist one, and we enjoyed meeting the locals (and their cats!) during our evening walks, as well as participating in this year’s World Cup excitement! It’s true that guests are expected to clean the home before departure or pay an additional fee for cleaning; that said, all is provided to make cleaning an easy experience. We would definitely stay here again!
many thanks for your lovely comment and for your stay with us ! you have been lovely guests and i hope you will keep good memories of your stau in the dorodgne for long
with warm regards from St Cyprien !
Excellent location but not as charming as we had hoped.
First of all, the picture on VRBO is taken FROM the gite, not OF the gite! The front of le Terme looks nothing like the front of this lovely building.
The main floor had a very well-appointed kitchen and we found it easy to navigate. Also, Sabine was kind to leave us a bottle of wine, some OJ, sparkling water and very good coffee.
The bathroom on the first floor was dank and our towels never dried in there. The radiator leaked and several times there were puddles on the floor.
The dining room and living room were very dark and not hospitable. The furniture was actually creaky when we sat on it! And, finally, the description of the house should have advised that the stairs were very steep, curved, and hard to navigate. I'm sure we're not the only renters who may be seniors! Both bedrooms are on the second floor but the one bathroom up there, in one of the bedrooms, had no door, only a curtain. This was awkward....
Finally, we were simply amazed that, after paying a hefty amount of money up front to obtain cleaning upon leaving, we still had to drive around town and find where to dispose of the refuse and recyclables! The directions of where to take it were incorrect and we had finally to go to the rental agency to get accurate directions.
I'm sorry for these few complaints but after renting more than a dozen excellent properties from VRBO, this one was a disappointment.
i am sorry the house has not given you full satisfaction.
However i have to say i am very surprised about all your negative comments after the emails you've send to me saying : "We’re having a wonderful time"... "everything is just fine"... (sic !!)
To quickly answer your comments (and to give our future guests the "other side of the coin"):
* The first picture clearly indicates this is the view we have from the balcony, not the gite itself (second picture) - the stairs are not difficult to operate : our current guests, who have been staying with us three times!, are in their 7O' and still enjoy our home. we indeed use to have seniors staying with us and they never found the steps difficult to use.
* the top floor bathroom is indeed and ensuite bathroom with a curtains... i don't think it is that unusual and you can again see it from the pictures
There is AC into the bathroom and you have a drier at the house wishing you too use it
* For the garbage, the house is in the medieval lane so indeed no trucks can come to the house to collect the garbage. There are collective bins 100m away where we ask our guests to through their garbage. You will understand that this is not because you pay for the final cleaning service (70 euros for a two bathrooms two bedrooms property... i don't feel this is an hefty amount ??) that we can come every day to collect your rubbish...
* I'm sorry that the living room and dining room where not decorated to your taste - it is furnished with antics but i don't think they are creaky ?
The house dates from the XIV century and so the layout can not be as convenient than in a new built all at groundfloor... but this is also part of the charms in beeing with an historical house in a medieval village, isn't it ?
Anyway, i regret that our house has not gave you full satisfaction
with best regards
We really enjoyed our stay in St. Cyprien and the chance to live in such a characterful property with great views of the village.
many thanks for your lovely comment ! It has been a thrue pleasure to welcome you and i hope you will keep good memories of your stay for long !
with warmest regards from St Cyprien
Lovely village house in great area!
Great central location within walking distance of boulangeries, bars and restaurants. Easy access to many lovely tourist locations inc. various canoe/kayak rentals. Would be happy to recommend.
many thanks for your stay with us and fr your lovely comment. We hope that you ill keep good memories of your stay in the dordogne. It will be a great pleasure to have you again at le Terme.
with warm regards from St Cyprien
Excellent home in small medieval town
My wife and I spent three weeks in Le Terme during the late spring and summer. The house is centrally located in a small, historic and very scenic town that at the same time is a real working village, rather than simply a tourist destination. A few steps takes one to the main shopping street with bakeries and other stores, including a few small but good restaurants. There is a large supermarket not far away, for larger supply runs. The house itself is on two levels, with kitchen and dining/living area on the ground floor, and two large bedrooms upstairs. Everything necessary for a pleasant, convenient stay is available in the house. There is parking on the street a few steps from the door. St. Cyprien is centrally located for most of the main attractions of the Black Perigord, and lies next to the Dordogne River, so there is plenty to do just at one's doorstep. The town has a renowned market on Sundays that attracts people from all over the area. All in all, Le Terme is a very attractive rental for a couple or small family.
Dear John and Elaine,
Many thanks for your lovely review and so glad you have enjoyed our home and the village of St Cyprien. You have just been perfect guests and i thnak you very much for the good care provided to Le Terme !
With kindest regards from the Dordogne and who knows... maybe see you another day in the dordogne !
Gorgeous little house; great hosts
The house was a stunning little home-base for our time in the Dordogne. Cute and character-filled, but also big enough and well-stocked to suit all our needs! It was lovely.
A definite bonus was the lovely host/coordinator Sabine, who made us feel so at home and was very attentive and communicative - as well as generous.
We had a lovely stay and would happily recommend!
Dear Lily and friends
many thanks again for your stay at Le Terme! It was a thrue pleasure to welcome you and friends in my home. I hope you'll return for a longer stay in the Dordogne - i'll be always happy to welcome you again !
You can relax here or be as busy as you like with beautiful villages to see all with their own personal charm. Explore the vineyards, chateaux, caves and brocantes.
Le Terme is set 200m from the center of the picturesque village of Saint-Cyprien, with all amenities, bakeries, butchers, cafes, restaurants, art galleries, and an attractive open market on Sunday mornings.
1 km from Dordogne river and Tennis courts.
7 km from 2 golf courses (9 and 18 holes).
20 km from the famous city of Sarlat
45 mins from Bergerac airport.
Saint Cyprien is situated on the hillside above the River Dordogne and makes a perfect base for visiting the fabulous caves, beautiful villages and lovely scenery that this section of the Dordogne is famous for.
Saint Cyprien has a beautiful old town which winds uphill towards the 12th century belltower and the abbey church which dominate the town.
Arriving at St Cyprien you are first greeted by the commercial area with supermarket. Head up to the town centre and you first get to the main street, the Rue Gambetta. Along here are loads of restaurants and bars and a number of boutiques - some are very nice, there is an excellent shop selling beautiful cabinets and sinks for the bathroom. If you are looking for a meal or a coffee this is the street to head for. The tourist information office is on this street and they can give you a very useful map for exploring the old town. Whilst on the Rue Gambetta look at the detail of the buildings, there are some lovely balconies and carved stone window surrounds.
*** The real treat of St Cyprien is behind the Rue Gambetta, it is here that the old town starts. Behind the Tourist Office is the Place de la Liberte. From here head up the Rue du Terme leading up towards the abbey.*** There is a stately 18th century Chartreuse (a Perigordian mansion house) here which was built for the chief officer of the French Royal Navy. There are some other wonderful buildings neighbouring the Chartreuse.
On the Rue de la Justice de Paix look out for a door with a heart carved above it. This belonged to a religious institution and parts date to the 12th century. It even has an underground passage.
Leading above the town are a number of steep narrow lanes. The houses here are squeezed together as everyone wanted to be inside the city wall. This area of town is called "Montmartre" and has excellent views of St Cyprien and the Dordogne valley below.
The abbey of Saint Cyprien has an interesting history. Back in 620AD a hermit called St Cyprien took up residence in a cave overlooking the Dordogne Valley. Gradually a religious community grew up around him. Barbarian invasions of the 9th century led monks to build defensive walls.
In 1568 during the Religious Wars the priory was destroyed. The monastery was rebuilt in 1685 though the bell-tower and keep remain from the 12th century.
The highlight for me in St Cyprien was just ambling round the medieval streets admiring the wonderful architecture scattered throughout.
Market day in St Cyprien is a Sunday morning. A good place to buy the culinary highlights of the region: Foie gras, walnut cake, wines of Monbazillac, Pecharmant and Bergerac as well as fresh fruit and vegetables.