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La Grande Vue
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La Grande Vue
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Second room
Loft Bedroom
Loft Bedroom
Loft Bathroom
Library & TV Room
Library & TV Room
Living Area
Living Area with Fireplace
Living Area
Dining Room
Dining Room with fireplace
Kitchen
Kitchen
Patio View
The Patio
The Patio
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Manor House -
4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Saint-Cyprien, Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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Eunice T
Houston, Texas
1 review
“Absolutely the Best!”
Reviewed 24 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

La Grande Vue is a special place tucked away on a quiet street in the medieval sector of St. Cyprien. As its name suggests there is a beautiful view off a great terrace overlooking the town as well as the vast countryside. Ideally located near the heart of the valley of the five castles, the home is ensconced in medieval history surrounded by narrow and very ancient cobblestone walkways. The property is a stone's throw away from a lovely little restaurant that provides good food even late night, Sundays. The abbey church's 12th-century bell tower provides the community with constant time keeping, on the hour and half hour, enveloping the romantic in a world long-forgotten in big cities. It's a few minute walk down to the Sunday market.

We have been traveling to the Dordogne at least five times a year for several years now and I must tell all that if you are looking for an amazing place to stay, La Grande Vue is the most beautiful, comfortable and incredibly clean home we have stayed at, to date. And a great kitchen. The owner has managed to hire the most efficient caretaker that I've ever seen in the area. She doesn't speak much English and we don't speak any French but she managed to take care of all our needs without a hitch. She takes great pride and pleasure in the home she has been entrusted with. All of this reflects on the owner who obviously has gone to great length to insure all goes well, in his beautiful home.

Our only complaint is that there aren't English speaking videos to watch; since we don't speak French, television programing is almost all French except for CNN and we were quickly bored with that. Normally, we don't watch much television, one of our greatest pleasures is biking and hiking throughout the Dordogne, Lot and Correze. However, we had an unusual amount of rainy days and so English speaking movies would have been appreciated.

But in truth, the aforementioned is a minor complaint compared to the many more positives La Grande Vue has to offer.

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Liked best: Extrodinarily clean & beautiful
Liked least: No English videos
Your age range 50-64
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Ames_Iowa...
Ames, Iowa
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“I hesitate to use the word perfect....”
Reviewed 13 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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I always hesitate to use descriptors such as perfect, but La Grande Vue may actually merit that word. It is located in a truly lovely village, St. Cyprien, less than a mile from the Dordogne River, famed for its beauty. The house itself is old, but fabulously decorated by someone who knows comfort. It can easily accommodate eight people on its four floors, but my wife and I loved having all that room to ourselves. The kitchen area is modern in all respects, and is a delight to cook in. The bedrooms are air-conditioned, which certainly helps in the summer. Lastly, it is perfectly located, 100 yards from the downtown area and a wonderful bakery. The rental might be considered pricey by some, but not in terms of value received.

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Liked best: Comfort, comfort, comfort.
Liked least: The water pressure in the showers was minimal, at best.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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AlisonHig...
Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Luxury and charm in a medieval village”
Reviewed 14 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
3
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Cannot do justice to the beauty, elegance and comfort of this home. One is immediately immersed in authentic French life with boulangerie, patisserie, restaurants, boutique shops within 5 minutes walk. Added to this is the choice of delightful bastide-style villages , many within 10 kms, the most famous being the historical town of Sarlat which one has to visit more than once. Each village has its own market where one can get lost for hours deciding on choice of olives, hams and cheeses and sampling the sweetest strawberries and cherries. Added to this are the many stalls of fashionable French clothing, materials and jewellery. A visit to Josephine Baker's castle at Milandres is a must as well. Canoeing down the Dordogne River is another unparalleled experience, with views of Beynac Castle, Castlenaud and many dips into the refreshing water. I definitely recommend this beautiful home, village and whole experience.

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wadesibil...
Ferndale, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Excellent everything”
Reviewed 31 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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Of the 4 houses I've rented in the Dordogne this is by far the best. Best equipped house, best location. So comfortable and so close to everything you want to see. Small village with a great Sunday market and everything you need. The balconies and extra rooms are wonderful as is the management. One caution only for people who cannot negotiate stairs.

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Liked best: All the rooms and balconies
Liked least: stairs
Travelling group: Friends
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DougandMa...
Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed 7 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
3
people found this review helpful

Without a doubt this is the best rental home we have ever had. Everything 5 star. Spotlessly clean. Wonderful owner, manager and house assistant who was there to help and take care of whatever you needed immediately. You will not be disappointed with this rental in anyway. Marilyn

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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