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Luxury Gite With Balcony And Large Pool

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Barn Conversion in Saint-Cybranet, Nr. Sarlat, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France - Set In Extensive Gardens, Only 15 Mins From Sarlat

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!

Vincent and Maria Lynott
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 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 2005

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 uninterupted views. Tranquil location yet only a short drive to some of the most beautiful villages and sites in the Dordogne.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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
Sep 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Saint-Cybranet in Périgord

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • 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
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Contemporary shower room with slate floor, walk-in shower, large sink set on oak table, WC and skylight. Complimentary soap, shampoo, conditioner and shower gel are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Comfortable double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, en suite shower room, hair-dryer.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 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
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Set in 16 acres of gardens meadow and woodlands, large pool 11m x 5m, barbecues, sun terraces, badminton court, Outside: The south facing gardens are extensive and include a meadow and woodland, sun terraces, grass badminton court, tables & chairs, barbecues and a large 11m x 5m swimming pool open from mid April to mid October. There is plenty of seating around the pool, including separate sunbathing and shaded areas. There is also private parking on site. Utility Room: A laundry room includes a washing machine, drying machine (winter use), ironing board and iron. An outside clothes line is provided for drying clothes during the summer. You are welcome to help yourselves to washing powder, fabric softener, etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and plenty of towels are provided (except pool towels). If you are staying for more than a week, fresh linen and towels are provided every Saturday. Other: Walk out of the living area onto a wonderful balcony with barbecue & outdoor table/chairs. The spectacular view over the gardens, woodland and valley below is exactly how Cime des Arbes (Treetops) earned it's name. Have a glass of wine......enjo


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average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Beautiful and totally relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Vince and Maria were wonderful hosts and their luxury gite was amazing and a welcome surprise. They both made us feel at home, and were there when we needed advice and left us to enjoy the surroundings with the fabulous pool. The area is exceptional with so many places of interest to visit. The views from the balcony were brilliant, with hot air balloons passing overhead which were beautiful and made for a great area to chill and enjoy a glass of wine or a beer... one week wasn't enough so we will be back. The garden was very relaxing with hammocks for chilling, table tennis and a badminton net, great for anyone with kids. We would highly recommend - you won't be disappointed...

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I believe our stay at Tree Tops exceeded our expectations. Tree Tops is a very comfortable and relaxing home from home. It is extremely well kitted out and tastefully decorated. Whilst located in a beautiful spot where you can enjoy the peaceful scenery from your own balcony it is also great base from where you can explore the Dordogne.

A big thank you to Vincent and Maria who are the perfect hosts and their warm welcome as well as their recommendations on local restaurants and wines were much appreciated.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect relaxation and warm welcome

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts were most welcoming and helped greatly with our questions regarding where to visit, park, etc. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The fresh eggs, bacon and other goodies they provided in the barn were a lovely touch. Everything was spotless in the barn and the private areas around the sparkling pool had been given a great deal of consideration for guests. We loved it so much we would like to revisit - next time for 2 weeks.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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A little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place it really is a little piece of paradise. It was recommended to us by close friends and it exceeded our expectations. We were greeted by vincent and Maria who are the most lovable people you could meet. Our Gite was gorgeous and immaculate and Maria bless her had made us a lasagne as we were arriving late and it was our honeymoon and it was the best lasagne i have ever had. Nothing was to much trouble and it was a pleasure to meet such lovely people. We cant wait to go back as it has everything from the peace and tranquility and loved chatting to Vincent and Maria. I cant thank them enough for sharing there beautiful Gite with us and we truely can not wait to book up for next year. Thank you again for making our Honeymoon love Mr & Mrs Ranger

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Total relaxation in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Best stay on our holiday in SW France

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
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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


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.

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 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
Rate 4
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Dec 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
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. This only applies from 1st April to 31st October.

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 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.

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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