The House

Welcome to 8 Rue de la Couture: Ideal for 6 persons – 450 € to 750 € / week

8 Rue de la Coutrue is a charming 16th century townhouse with a secluded yet sunny terrace, situated in a quiet area of the beautiful medieval village of Saint Cyprien, a stone’s throw from shops and restaurants whilst offering the peace and quiet needed to guarantee a relaxing stay.

This fully renovated, 426 year old (L-shaped) townhouse is located in the center of the village of St. Cyprien in the heart of the Perigord Noir region of the Dordogne Valley, South West France.  It is located just below the town’s 800 year old Romanesque Cathedral and just a hundred metres from the centre of town with it’s fountain, restaurants, patissieres, markets, cafes and bistros. 

It is an all season house with double glazed windows through-out, a new glass fronted, wood burning fireplace insert with built in electric turbine/fan plus all new wall mounted, high-efficiency electrical radiators in each room to keep the house warm and cosy even over Christmas. 

1st floor: Living room (satellite TV, surround sound DVD), dining room/solarium, large kitchen, dish washer, washing machine, WC.  House has free high-speed wifi.

From the solarium/dining room you walk out via large double sliding glass doors onto a private terrace planted with roses and lavender which gets the sun all day.  The terrace is equipped with a gas grill/bbq, a small romantic ‘bistro cafe table’, and if required a patio table with umbrella that can seat 8.

2nd floor: Two bright and airy bedrooms with large windows overlooking the ancient tiled roofs of the village.  Both bedrooms have queen sized beds and share a large 5-piece full bathroom with a tub and glassed in shower; It even has a heated towel rack for winter mornings.

3rd floor: A very large, bright and well ventilated finished attic room with bed, featuring a double bed is perfect for children (and it has an extra, large air mattress and pump if required).

The First Floor

The Terrace

The 2nd Floor & Attic Bedrooms

Information and Booking

To make a reservation please book through our local property management company “En Toutes Saison” in St. Cyprien.  Sabine and her team there will be glad to assist you with any questions and if you have any problems while at the house, their office is 48 Rue Gambetta, just a couple of hundred metres from the house.

If you have any general questions about the house or things to do whilst there I will be pleased to answer them myself – Paul Diamond (  


There are lots of free parking areas very close to our house, although the laneway itself is not open to traffic, you can park at either end of the laneway.  Unlike other nearby villages which are major tourist attractions and consequently finding a parking spot can be a real challenge, St. Cyprien is much quieter and we seldom have difficultly finding a spot even during the high season of July/Aug, unless of course there is a special event on, a street market, wine festival or the like.   

To see specifically where the closest parking is in relation to the house please d/l this pdf google map, on which I have indicated the location of the house and the parking areas at either end of our laneway.  Parking Map St.Cyprien

Note: By using “Google Maps Street View” you can virtually ‘walk’ along the streets of St. Cyprien to orientate yourself before actually getting there, which is a good way to see where the parking is in relation to the house.