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Rue du Lion (Ref. 0088) - Gite rental Saint Cyprien

For 4 persons - 380 € to 500 € / week
Charming XVIII century stone house, set in a quiet street of the medieval village of St Cyprien. Superb terrace area and great views over the village. All facilities, shops and restaurants at walking distance from the house. Internet available.
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Situated in the picturesque medieval village of St Cyprien, RUE DU LION is the ideal base from which to explore the area whilst enjoying the "french spirit" of a village community.

The house enjoys a beautiful terrace area, ideal for al fresco dining and relaxing during summer time.

The house also benefits from an efficient electric heating and log fire. This means the house remains cosy all year round and is ideal for autumn and spring stays which are equally delightful times to visit or for longer lets for house-hunters during winter.


HOUSE DESCRIPTION:
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At ground floor:
* living room with exposed beams and stone walls, with :
- an open style kitchen area with gas cooker (4 burners, electric oven, breakfast bar)
- a dining area with table and chairs to seat 6
- a salon area with a sofa (offering sleeping for 2 people if required), armchairs, coffee table, wood burner.
* A salon/bedroom with a comfortable sofa bed for 2 people, large wardrobe, desk, TV (french channels only).
* A shower room with shower, washbasin, toilets, washing machine.

From the living room, wooden staircases lead to the 1ST FLOOR where are set :
* A large bedroom with a double bed (140cm large), wardrobe and storage area, desk, and access to a private balcony offering extended views over the village.
* Separate toilet with washbasin.

Wireless connexion available with no extra charge
Telephone for local calls, emergency calls and incoming calls, available, with no extra charge.

OUTSIDE :
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* 15m² terrace area, under the virgen vineyard, equiped with table and chairs to dine al fresco, offering great views to the village.
* Private car-park available


ABOUT SAINT-CYPRIEN
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Saint Cyprien is situated on the hillside above the River Dordogne and makes a perfect base for visiting the fabuous 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 proper 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.


Guestbook

 

Grape arbor sheltered our enjoyment of local sausages and wine. Centuries old, but plenty of modern conveniences. Two stories of stone, space and charm. Eclectic furnishings. High ceilings. Huge fireplace. Fabulous knife set, beautiful copper pots. Just steps away from the Sunday market and restaurants. Handy to large and small grocery stores. Town is large enough to have all the necessary stores, but small enough to be accessible. Our own dedicated parking space. Our own dedicated washing machine. Host Sabine welcomed us with enthusiasm, with directions around town, suggestions on restaurants for moules fritte (mussels and french fries). We liked her recommended seafood restaurant so much, we ate there twice. Master bedroom on second floor with handy half bath. Sleeping accommodations for a huge group, including bed in loft. Convenient location for exploring the surrounding area. Especially recommend canoe trip on the Dordogne River. The river did all the work, while we took pictures of castle and mountains. We highly recommend this location and this host.
Merci à Sabine et l'équipe pour la gentilesse, l'adaptation et la confiance ...
Maison agréable et accueil charmant du propriétaire. Village très sympatique et maison bien située pour visiter les sites touristiques.
Sylviane G.
28 Juillet - 04 Aout 2012