Maison Ariadne

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Overview

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Great Value
Ideal for Kids

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This traditional Périgord house with its heated swimming pool is set in the picturesque countryside just a 10-minute drive from the banks of the Dordogne river and medieval Saint-Cyprien.

As you approach 5-bedroom Maison Ariadne admire its historic façade, characterful shutters and steep tiled roof so typical of the Périgord Noir. Soak up the house’s heritage as you step through to its spacious interiors – this welcoming family home is old-fashioned in style with an ambience of warmth and rustic charm.   

Styled with an eclectic blend of furnishings, some sourced from nearby flea markets, discover the wood-beamed lounge and dining area alongside a pretty kitchen equipped with modern appliances alongside its impressive fireplace. Doors open out to the south terrace for idyllic al-fresco feasts on warm summer days and evenings.

Outside, embrace the serene surroundings as you dip in the heated swimming pool and laze on the sun loungers. For a change of scene, the banks of the Dordogne are just a 10-minute drive away. Enjoy walks, cycle rides, picnics, riverside beaches and canoeing and kayaking opportunities by the river.

Experience the historic charm of medieval Saint-Cyprien, 4.5km by car, especially on a Sunday morning when the bustling market showcases all sorts of culinary delights (look out for weekly summer evening markets too in July and August). Other wonderful villages and towns by the river include Limeuil, La Roque-Gageac and Domme, not forgetting the many iconic Dordogne châteaux.

The fine gastronomy and exquisite architecture of Sarlat-la-Canéda is just over a 20-minute drive away or venture a little further afield towards the handsome town of Bergerac, loved for its riverside setting, historic houses and Pays de Bergerac wine.

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What you should know…

  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
  • Please note that the house can accommodate a maximum of 9 adults and 1 (or 2) babies.

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
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Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Dishwasher Microwave Coffee Machine Satellite TV Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Maison Interiors (280m2, various levels)

-    Lounge
-    Dining area
-    Kitchen, well-equipped including fireplace, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, filter coffee machine, oven, kettle and toaster, with dining table and door leading to south terrace for al-fresco dining
-    Play area with ping-pong table
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed (180x200cm)
-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed (160x200cm)
-    Bedroom with double bed (140x200cm)
-    Bedroom with twin beds (90x190cm each)
-    Bedroom with twin beds (90x190cm each)
-    3 x bathrooms

Outside Grounds (10000m2, unenclosed)

-    Heated swimming pool (5x10m, depth: 0.9-1.8m) with safety alarm
-    Al-fresco dining area
-    Barbecue
-    Garden and terraces (with steps)

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Fireplace
-    Satellite TV
-    DVD player
-    Table tennis table
-    Ironing facilities
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison Ariadne
<1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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In a rural setting, Maison Ariadne is surrounded by the picturesque countryside of the Périgord Noir, around a 10-minute drive from the banks of the Dordogne and medieval Saint-Cyprien.

The two closest airports, Bergerac and Brive–Souillac Airport, are slightly less than an hour away by car whilst the nearest train station is just outside Saint-Cyprien (with arrivals from Bordeaux, Sarlat, Périgueux and Sarlat).

Saint-Cyprien (4.5km) is a picture-perfect village which sits on a hillside above the river – the narrow lanes lead to the very top where you can admire the most beautiful valley views. Potter around little shops and dine out in welcoming restaurants as well as soaking up the ambience of the delightful Sunday morning market which attracts visitors from across the region. In the height of the summer look out for the marché gourmand that takes place weekly in the evening, a fantastic way to appreciate yet more delicious cuisine of the Périgord Noir accompanied by local wine.

The exquisite town of Sarlat-la-Canéda (21km) is a fine day out, especially for gastronomes who will adore the many restaurants, shops and markets. Further iconic destinations in the Dordogne include Domme (25km) and La Roque-Gageac (19km), both gorgeous riverside villages, alongside some of the region’s famous châteaux - both Château des Milandes and Château de Beynac are within a 20-minute drive.

Heading west along the Dordogne River, paddle by the shores in Limeuil where the Dordogne and Vézère rivers meet, or venture further towards the handsome town of Bergerac (53km), loved for its historic architecture, riverside setting and wines.
Other market villages and towns that are worthy of your time are Issigeac (46km) with its charming Sunday morning market, and the bastide towns of Monpazier (33km) and Monflanquin (55km), both classified as two of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’.

Slightly closer to home, discover the fascinating caves and pre-historic sites of the Vézère valley whether visiting the village of Les Eyzies (10km) or making the most of the canoeing/kayaking and family attractions around Le Bugue (10km).

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport

(50km)

Nearest Airport 2 Brive-Souillac Airport

(57km)

Nearest Train Station Saint-Cyprien

(4km)

Nearest Town Saint-Cyprien

(4.5km)

Nearest Restaurant Saint-Cyprien

(4.5km)

Nearest Supermarket

(5km)

Nearest City Périgueux

(52km)

Nearest Golf Lolivarie Golf Club

(13km)

Nearest Tennis Tennis Club de Saint-Cyprien

(5km)

Region

The pace of life in the Dordogne is languid, laid back and positively infectious. Relax in bucolic beauty as you drift along the Dordogne River, or wander among the forests and hillside of the Périgord Natural Park.

The foodie scene too, is a relaxed affair. Take your time over your lazy lunches of local duck, black truffles and goats cheese. If you’re feeling energetic, you can even hunt for them yourself. The wine here is second to none, with infamous grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chenin Blanc all having a huge presence here.

The Dordogne is also brimming with history. Castles and chateaux are scattered throughout the region, among the enchanting medieval villages. History of an altogether more ancient sort can also be explored in the incredible prehistoric cave drawings of Lascaux and Grotte de Rouffignac.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Families staying here will appreciate the sense of space both inside and out and enjoy playing the odd game of table tennis in the play area.

The banks of the Dordogne are just a 10-minute drive away. Continue on to Siorac-en-Périgord for seasonal canoeing/kayaking and come across lovely walks, pretty riverside beaches and picnic spots. Boat trips are another great way to experience the beauty of the river – traditional  gabarre vessels depart the famous riverside village of La Roque-Gageac (19km).

There is a much-loved heritage museum around 10km by car, Museum La Rue Du Temps Qui Passe, that is popular with families. Young historians can also admire the many grand châteaux that the Dordogne is famous for such as Château de Beynac, Château des Milandes and many more.  

Heading into the Vézère valley, known for its pre-historic caves and sites, there are plenty of family attractions in and around Le Bugue (10km). These include the charming theme park, Le Parc du Bournat, as well as Aquarium Périgord Noir, Junge Golf, Le Big Bird trails and canoeing/kayaking along the Vézère River.

If staying in the height of the summer, look out for mini-golf, waterslides, trampolines and an inflatable water park at nearby Étangs du Bos, about a 10-minute drive away (as always, check opening dates in advance).

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Caves/Pre-historic site
  • Water park
  • Theme park
  • Aquarium
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation two weeks before arrival and refunded 48h after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
End of stay cleaning included? No. €150, payable to Oliver's Travels at the time of balance payment. This is for a standard changeover clean. Guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Extra €12.50 per person, payable to Oliver's Travels at the time of balance payment.
Pool towels included? No.
Tax French Visitors Tax is included.
Pool heating charge? Pool heating is included. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £1,555
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 £1,884
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £2,034
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 £2,632
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 £2,871
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 £3,768
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £2,871
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 £2,034
Sep 21st 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 £1,794
Mar 31st 2025 - May 31st 2025 £1,555
May 31st 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 £1,884
Jun 21st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £2,034
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 £2,632
Jul 5th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 £2,871
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 £3,768
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £2,871
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 £2,034
Sep 20th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 £1,794

Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £2,153
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 £2,482
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £2,632
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 £2,632
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 £2,871
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 £3,768
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £2,871
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 £2,632
Sep 21st 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 £2,392
Mar 31st 2025 - May 31st 2025 £2,153
May 31st 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 £2,482
Jun 21st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £2,632
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 £2,632
Jul 5th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 £2,871
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 £3,768
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £2,871
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 £2,632
Sep 20th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 £2,392

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €1,683
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 €2,039
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €2,200
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 €2,848
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 €3,106
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 €4,077
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €3,106
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 €2,200
Sep 21st 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 €1,942
Mar 31st 2025 - May 31st 2025 €1,683
May 31st 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 €2,039
Jun 21st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €2,200
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 €2,848
Jul 5th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 €3,106
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 €4,077
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €3,106
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 €2,200
Sep 20th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 €1,942

Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €2,330
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 €2,686
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €2,848
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 €2,848
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 €3,106
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 €4,077
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €3,106
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 €2,848
Sep 21st 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 €2,589
Mar 31st 2025 - May 31st 2025 €2,330
May 31st 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 €2,686
Jun 21st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €2,848
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 €2,848
Jul 5th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 €3,106
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 €4,077
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €3,106
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 €2,848
Sep 20th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 €2,589

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $1,802
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 $2,183
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $2,357
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 $3,050
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 $3,327
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 $4,366
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $3,327
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 $2,357
Sep 21st 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 $2,079
Mar 31st 2025 - May 31st 2025 $1,802
May 31st 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 $2,183
Jun 21st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $2,357
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 $3,050
Jul 5th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 $3,327
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 $4,366
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $3,327
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 $2,357
Sep 20th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 $2,079

Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $2,495
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 $2,876
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $3,050
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 $3,050
Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 $3,327
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 $4,366
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $3,327
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 $3,050
Sep 21st 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 $2,772
Mar 31st 2025 - May 31st 2025 $2,495
May 31st 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 $2,876
Jun 21st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $3,050
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 $3,050
Jul 5th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 $3,327
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 $4,366
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $3,327
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 $3,050
Sep 20th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 $2,772

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • A beautiful property

    Created on 20/10/2022

    A beautiful property with stunning views and a much needed swimming pool - the weather was warm... The house is very comfortable and there was plenty of room (and more) for all of us. Everything was ready for our stay and there is more than enough to do and see.
    St. Cyprien is very close by with a wonderful Sunday market that is well worth a visit. Lucco is the BEST pastry shop! Other great places nearby including Beynac and La Roque-Gageac. Castles are fantastic (Beynac, Castelnaud, etc), as are the gardens and views of Marqueyssac. BOOK EARLY for an evening meal at the Belle Etoile in Beynac and go on a Gabarre trip. Canoeing on the Vezere from Les Eyzies was much calmer and more relaxing than the hustle and bustle on the Dordogne. Sarlat is great, as is the Gouffre de Padirac if you like to drive and don't worry about crowds... All in all a great place to stay.

  • Great house!

    Created on 09/09/2022

    Great house 10 minutes from the Dordogne. Secluded location with swimming pool in a beautiful valley. For a family vacation with friends it worked perfectly.

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