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Traditional Gite with Large Pool and Sun Terrace. Set in 16 acres.

Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Gite in Les Bruguettes, near Sarlat and Domme, Dordogne - Set in Extensive Gardens, only 15 mins from Sarlat

Charming La Grange des Hiboux (Owl Barn) includes large open plan living space, fully equipped kitchen and large balcony with dining area, barbeque and spectacular views. One twin and one double bedroom. Decorated in the French country style. Widescreen TV with English channels and DVD player. Central heating. Wood burning stove, ideal for cosy winter evenings. Complimentary Welcome Pack includes bottle of sparkling wine, beer, bacon, eggs, bread, butter, milk. Other essentials such as fresh and dried herbs, cooking oil, rice, salt, pepper, tea and coffee are also provided! Extensive woodland and gardens. Beautiful 11m X 5m pool with barbeque and sunbathing areas. (Pool cleaned daily). Private parking. Helpful owners speak English & French, live on site and are respectful of your privacy. Close to historic market towns of Sarlat, Domme & Beynac. Now with WiFi!


More Details

Vincent and Maria Lynott
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Les Bruguettes is without doubt the best gite, villa or apartment we have ever stayed in. A magical place. A superb holiday." - Janet and Nigel, Milton Keynes

"You have created 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 and this holiday will always be a very special memory." - Reg and Francis, Devon

"This place is magical and you have created a holiday experience second to none." - William and 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 and Nigel, Leeds
Jul 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Saint-Cybranet in Périgord

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large Hand Basin
  • One (very clean) bathroom lies between the two bedrooms and is equipped with a shower/bath and heated towel rail.Toilet and hand basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed and has views of the garden and valley beyond, while Bedroom 2 has twin beds. Both are decorated in the traditional French farmhouse style and have extensive storage.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: The large 11m x 5m swimming pool is for exclusive use of both gites and there are private poolside areas for each gite. There is plenty of seating, including separate sunbathing and shaded areas. Dependent on the wether the pool is open from mid April to mid October. There is also private parking on site. Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board, iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and plenty of towels provided (except pool towels). If here for more than a week, fresh linen and towels will be provided every Saturday. Other: The large balcony has a table and chairs to seat six, with a sun parasol for shade, as well as a gas barbeque.


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Traditional Gite with Large Pool and Sun Terrace. Set in 16 acres.
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews


  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect, peaceful French retreat!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Owl Barn is beautiful - stylish and much bigger than it appears on the photos.

  • 5 of 5

Maria and Vincent are extremely charming and friendly hosts. As we know France quite well we did not have to ask them too much but they made sure that we were welcomed and informed of anything that was going on. Owl Barn is the sort of place that I would like to have the talent to put together, the decor is lovely. We used the pool a lot (weather permitting), it is a short walk up the garden from the gite and has been done very cleverly to allow privacy from other guests who might be renting the adjoining two person gite. The position is amazing, only a short drive to many of the major sites of the Dordogne. We did gardens, castles and medieval towns. The area is busy in high season so get out early (we never really managed this) so that you can return to the peace and tranquillity of Owl Barn after lunch. This is also the best equipped gite we have ever stayed in, everything you needed was there and the welcome pack was exceptional. Normally we bring dishcloths, toilet roll etc. but this was all provided - an extremely generous touch. We are planning a trip further afield next year but if we ever decide to return to the Dordogne then we will be giving Maria and Vincent a call! Thank you for a lovely holiday experience.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful & Tranquil

  • 5 of 5

Our Family stay was amazing, it was our first trip to France and we all fell in love with the Owl Barn. It is located perfectly to explore the history of France with many attractions to visit close by and perfect to relax, enjoy the sun, sit by the lovely kept pool and of course swim. The hosts are very nice people and helpful with suggested visiting locations etc. So it is ideal to relax and enjoy the sun, go on trips to experience beautiful scenery and visit great Castles etc. Loved it and looking forward to our visit next year.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic !

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to stay, well thought out with every consideration for guests staying at Owl Barn. Vincent and Maria are superb hosts and the location was just perfect to explore the best of the Dordogne ! We plan to return next year !

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Utterly enchanting!

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts, Vince and Maria, were wonderful. Full of helpful advice and guidance about the local area. They recommended the Friday night fete in the village of Saint Cybranet, it didn't disappoint - live music and a variety of food vendors offering regional specialities as well as more international cuisines (e.g. Thai). A fantastic evening was enjoyed by the whole family.

Owl Barn is a complete home from home, in fact it's rather lovelier than our own home! We can't wait to rebook and visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
64 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Castelnaud la Chappelle
Nearest Ferry
657 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Castelnaud la Chappelle
Car: necessary


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.

Further Details:

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Saint-Cybranet, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please note that guests are welcome to book a shorter stay than 7 nights, however you will still be charged for the full week in high season. This applies from 1st of April to 31st October

Owl Barn and Tree Tops can be booked together for a maximum of six people

Changeover Day:
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 is 3:30pm with check-out at 10:00 am.

Notes on prices:
** Prices are for 2 adults sharing OR for 2 adults sharing with 2 children under the age of 18.
** For four adults sharing there will be a small supplementary charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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