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Luxury Gite With Balcony And Large Pool

Bedrooms 1
Space 48 m²
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


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 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 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 rental in Saint-Cybranet

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 48 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • 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
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • 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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Wonderful Stay

  • 4 of 5

Beuatiful stay in treetops that was even nicer than the pictures.Room had everything and a view that was outstanding. We generally eat out when on holiday but sitting on the balcony on a warm evening haveing your meal was so peacful and relaxing we actually cooked and ate in just as much

Vjncent and Maria are lovely and will help with anything you need but also respect your privacy as you want it .The pool has been set up so both Barn rooms have there own private area with bushes and lavender as barriers which is a nice touch and it does make it feel you are on yiur own .We had lovely weather and i would reccomend the area as there is so much to see and would definetly recommend tree tops as a place to stay

Andy and Diane

  • Review Submitted: 25/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Never felt so relaxed.

  • 5 of 5

This has been the most relaxing holiday we have ever had, the property and view make you want to do nothing. The pool area is amazing and Maria and Vincent will do anything to make your stay memorable, including recommending and booking tables for you at local restaurants. All the main attractions are on your doorstep. Would recommend this property to anyone who wants to relax.

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 24/08/2017
  • 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: 22/08/2017
  • 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: 17/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 16/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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 around the Saint-Cybranet

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
1 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
4 night minimum stay
1 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Rate 1
1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Rate 2
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Rate 3
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Rate 4
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Rate 5
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
1 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
4 night minimum stay
1 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay

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. 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 if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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