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Saint-Cybranet 24250 France

Listing # 41321

Rates From EUR 660 Weekly
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Last Updated: Sunday, February 9, 2020

18C stone house (sleeps 5-7), Perigord Noir (Dordogne) nr Sarlat, tranquil, easy access to sites & activities, garden, pool, 2km Dordogne river ('Vallee des Cinq Chateaux' area)

The Gite is one of three self-contained renovated buildings on the property (see http://www.sabbaticalhomes.com/OfferedDetails.aspx?id=50283 for the main house, 41014 for the Sechoir). The property has a tranquil, sunny enclosed garden and swimming pool with deck. Individual buildings are cosy enough for one or two, but can accommodate up to 17-20 in three buildings (see http://esparoutis.com for full details, up-to-date availability and combined rental rates).

It is located in a tiny rural hamlet (7 properties) a short walk from the village of St Cybranet and just 2.5km from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle with it's imposing chateau.

Main floor: lounge (35sq.m.) well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, fireplace, small sunny dining room, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower and toilet;

Upstairs: double bedroom, ensuite bathroom with full bath/shower over and toilet;

Garden level: double bedroom, ensuite bathroom with shower and toilet.

The house is cool in summer thanks to the 70cm stone walls, with a grand fireplace and heaters in all bedrooms for colder months.

Wireless ADSL, desk & office chair. Printer/scanner/copier and widescreen LCD on request.

There are herbs and some veggies in the garden, a plum tree and a fig tree in the field (plums in July, figs in autumn, if the birds don't get them first), chestnuts in the woods (autumn, particularly north of the Dordogne river), and all the walnuts you can eat (and more) at any time of year (they keep for a couple of years) from our own walnut trees! Help with the harvest if you are here in October!

Esparoutis is a tiny hamlet of traditional stone houses - 7 properties, mostly built in the 18th century - nestling in the Ceou Valley (one of the least polluted streams in the area). It's up a lane from a minor road and easily accessible, a short walk or flat bike ride to shops (St Cybranet 1km or Castelnaud 2.5km) and 4km (not flat!) from the busy village of Cenac (wide range of services).

This section of the Dordogne River (2.5 km away) is called the Vallee des Cinq Chateaux and is probably the most beautiful part, with the postcard-perfect villages of Domme (8km), Beynac and La Roque Gageac (6km) and the castles of Castelnaud, Fayrac, Les Milandes, Lacoste and the gardens of Marqueyssac and L'Albarede all within 5km. Sarlat is 15 minutes away, and many major sites - Les Eyzies, Vezere Valley, cave paintings, and many more chateaux - are within half an hour.

For more detail and photos please see http://esparoutis.com, or email us for more information or specific questions: ian.johnson@sydney.edu.au and i.ang@uws.edu.au - vous pouvez aussi nous ecrire en francais - u kunt ook in het nederlands schrijven.



Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
81 Sq. Meters
Suited for
6 people
Property Type
Cottage or Country Home


Available from Sunday, March 1, 2020 onward
Minimum Stay
1 week(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
see http://esparoutis.com for up-to-date availability & rates
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Saint-Cybranet
Postal Code - State or Province 24250 Aquitaine
Country France
Neighborhood Keywords Dordogne, Perigord, Prehistory, Lascaux, Les Eyzies, Vezere, calm, tranquil, retreat, country, rural
Closest University Toulouse
University nearby Bordeaux, Angouleme.

Rental Price:

EUR 660 Weekly
Rental Fee Comments
Rates vary with season, discounts available, please see http://esparoutis.com for full pricing information
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Near Restaurants

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Pool
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other: Computer, printer, LCD screens by arrangment


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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Director of the Archaeological Computing Laboratory at the University of Sydney, my main area of research is academic social computing and archaeological applications of GIS. With my partner we own an 18th century farmhouse in the heart of the Perigord Noir, available for rent throughout the year.

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Three self-contained renovated buildings, available separately, sleeps from 1 - 15, 18th C rural hamlet in Dordogne (Perigord Noir) near SarlatOffered View


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The apartment of Ien and Ian is absolutely fabulous! It is very spacious, has 2 bathrooms, and very well equipped. Moreover, having access to both the indoor and outdoor pool, as well as to the gym, was an big plus for us! We enjoyed the amazing views from the (huge!) balcony, and the neighborhood was just perfect for our family with 2 young children. Lots of nice playgrounds, shops and restaurants! Also, the neighborhood is easily connected with the CBD by public transport. Finally, Ien and Ian have been very helpful in helping us out with various arrangements; they are just perfect hosts! I can highly recommend this place! Excellent Anne Gielen 3/11/2019 12:25:00 AM
This is a wonderful base for exploring Sydney. We felt lucky to have found it the moment we walked in, and appreciated it even more by the end of our stay in March of 2018. The apartment is beautifully furnished and very comfortable, and the kitchen is especially well equipped. There is an indoor and an outdoor pool and an excellent exercise room. The view from the balcony is expansive and oftentimes dramatic, with pretty extraordinary bird life visible and sometimes landing. It is in a great neighborhood for walking, with some really nice parks close by. There are lots of very good restaurants within walking distance. We liked Tramsheds in particular—it is a pleasant walk and has both good restaurants and good food shopping. Also, from there you can get the light rail train, a nice way to get downtown. Ien and Ian are excellent hosts, easy to work with, and very helpful in getting oriented. Very highly recommended! Excellent JMH 3/9/2019 7:49:00 PM
We had a great holiday in Sydney,staying in Ian's apartment.It is a spacious, quiet 4th floor apartment in a modern building,private with very comfortable main bedroom and two bathrooms and has modern facilities with excellent sitting and dining areas.From the large balcony there are lovely views over leafy parts of Sydney. There is access to a gym,to indoor and outdoor swimming pools and convenience stores and eating establishments are close by.It is within walking distance of Sydney University,cafes, restaurants and bakeries in Annandale,Glebe and Newtown. Just outside the main door to the building is a bus stop which takes one to the City Centre and we used this often as it was so convenient.When we rented a car for longer trips we used Ian's designated parking space in the secure underground carpark. Ian is very friendly and helpful and we had a lovely stay in his apartment.We would like to return . Pat and Maura Mc Sharry ,Galway, Ireland. Excellent Wolfie 1/23/2012 11:22:00 AM
Ian's apartment is very spacious with a massive view from an open deck. The apartment is well-equipped for visitors and yet designed for a local. It is located supremely close to the University of Sydney and there are many great shops and cafes nearby (Broadway, Glebe Point Road, a shop across the street for basic needs, and a quite good sushi restaurant one block away). The bus lines running frequently along Parramatta Road take you into the city. Access to the pool and gym were a big plus, especially during the summer. The huge flat screen TV in the living room was a guilty pleasure, too. The apartment has a very new and modern feel, though the carpet and rugs are a bit worn. The bathrooms are in superb condition (we gave it a bit of a scrub down).

Ian was extremely helpful and on the ball--it was delightful to meet him. Staying here made our three week stint in Sydney extraordinarily comfortable and memorable. Highly recommended!

Excellent John Voight 1/17/2011 9:56:00 AM
Very attractive and well appointed apartment with excellent amenities, and very convenient for Sydney University (easy walking distance) and for transport to the centre. Suited us perfectly during our stay on a fellowship at the university. Excellent John Rich 7/16/2010 10:54:00 AM
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