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Vincent and Maria Lynott

Member since: 2010
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Luxury Gite With Balcony And Large Pool

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Saint-Cybranet holiday barn

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!

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Vincent and Maria Lynott (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks english

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 Perigord Noir

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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based on 21 traveller reviews

Luxury Gite With Balcony And Large Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Peaceful Tree Tops

  • 5 of 5

After a long drive from the UK we finally arrived in the dark and were met by Vincent who was very pleased to see us arrive safely.

The next day we opened the curtains to find a view from the balcony. The view that everybody talks about. A view you can only experience by being here.

We are not people to take it easy, so we spent a lot of time exploring the area and eating out.

Vince and Maria were very helpful with recommending restaurants and even booked some tables for us which was most appreciated.

Every morning we had a late breakfast on the balcony and heard a woodpecker in the woods.

In the evening, yes we did see some hot air balloons floating by.

As we were only here for a week we decided to return next year for two weeks for our wedding anniversary. May be take life a little slower, but there is still lots more to see.

Vince and Maria, thanks again for a lovely weeks holiday and for sharing Tree Tops with us.

See you soon.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful gite in stunning location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Les Brugettes and we were not disappointed. Treetops is a beautiful gite with all amenties that you could possibly need. Vincent and Maria are fantastic hosts and the setting is perfect for a relaxing holiday. There are lovely views from the balcony where we spent most evenings enjoying dinner with the setting sun and the gardens and pool are fantastic too. The location is within easy reach of the local towns and villages and there's loads to do (cycling, walking, canoeing, gardens, chateaux etc). We fully expect to be back again and would thouroughly recommend the gite to anyone. Thanks again for a lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning Gite in superb location

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding Gite with stunning views with every need catered for. Peaceful location but only a short drive to so many beautiful places to visit. Amazingly helpful hosts who were there if needed and nothing was too much trouble. The gas BBQ on the generous terrace and "herb garden" we're a real bonus and became the best place in the vicinity to wine and dine. The large pool and sun terrace were immaculately maintained and much needed shade was provided. The well equipped laundry room was also impressive as was the outstanding welcome pack. The Gite is well deserving of its five star rating so much so we are returning next year to continue where we left off. A very big thank you to Vincent and Maria for providing such outstanding accommodation and for making our stay so enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Stay

  • 5 of 5

A really lovely place - arguably even nicer in reality than the photos. We particularly liked the en-suite which reminded us of our honeymoon in the Maldives. Welcome pack / wider provisions v generous and appreciated. Extremely welcoming and helpful hosts - exceeded what you'd typically expect. Location is better than initially realised - excellent base for exploring a really nice part of the Dordogne. Very hot while we were there but managed to sleep due to combination of a fan and keeping windows / doors open - you feel perfectly safe. Adjoining main property and 2nd Gite are closer than anticipated however there's a really nice balance between privacy and having occasional conversation. Will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

The area around St Cybranet is so gorgeous and full of things to see and do that you're guaranteed to have a fantastic time but coming back to this stunning gite ensured every minute of our holiday was wonderful. Vince and Maria have taken great care with the accommodation so that you relax and feel 'home from home' immediately you arrive. We loved cooling off in the pool at the end of a busy day out or relaxing in the hammocks with a book. The view from the balcony was amazing and ever-changing; hot air balloons floating by; bats swooping past; gorgeous sunsets. We loved our holiday and are really hoping to revisit next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Excellent week

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting and gite was well-equipped, just right for a couple. Enjoyed being able to eat on the balcony with wonderful views over surrounding countryside. Pool is surrounded by flowers and you have your own dedicated sitting and sunbathing area.Vincent and Maria are great hosts and have obviously put a lot of thought into the two gites. Lots to do in the area - cycling, canoeing, walking for the active, but also some lovely gardens to visit and so many castles we could have visited one each day! If you're interested in prehistory this is the area to be, there are a vast number of caves and ancient sites as well. Definitely recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday barn in Saint-Cybranet, France

Rental Basis:
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Rate 5
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
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1 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
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1 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
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1 Feb 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
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1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
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1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
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Additional information about rental rates

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.

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

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Saint-Cybranet, France

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 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
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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