Some of our guests have provided us with their testimonial about their stay at Maison de Lancaster.


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By guests at Maison de Lancaster

Joanne Troutman

"Fantastic French Experience"

Having stayed at many houses in France this has by far been the best place we have stayed in since our first travels in 2008. The house is equipped with every thing you need including great cooking equipment, & knives, which is often forgotten. Exceptionally clean, well maintained and great service from the property managers.

We went there for cycling and found many rides close to the house, and some a short drive. Location is close to many casual dining and also Bib Gourmand style restaurants if food and wine is your thing. Good proximity to Sarlat without being right where the crowd is.

All our guests were extremely comfortable, in this stylish french country property with all the mod cons of a city house. We also found St Cyprien Markets great for local produce. 5 Stars from us. They even made the weather perfect!

Joanne Troutman
June 2015


Colin and Karon Jones


Thank you for all the advice and the quick responses when booking the villa and for such a beautiful location. We had a party of 11 people ranging in age from 18 to 83 and they all had a fantastic time. The villa is equipped to a high standard and this rates as one of the nicest villa's we have stayed in; we have been visiting the Dordogne for 27 years.

Thanks again

Colin and Karon Jones
August 2014

Carrol and Trevor Sadler

We had a great family holiday at your lovely home in France, it was a pleasure for us to be all together in one property and to watch our 5 grandchildren ages 11, 9, 6, 3 and 2 interacting. Thank you for the opportunity to stay in such a beautiful home in a fantastic area.

Best Wishes

Carrol and Trevor Sadler
July 2014

Frode Nergård

We were 2 families, with 6 children in the age of 5-12 years old, staying the two first weeks in July. We had an excellent stay. The house had all the qualities we were looking for. It was clean, new and has a modern appearance! The house is located in a quiet and rural area, but it is only a couple of minutes to a really great grocery store. We complemented the house with 2 bikes, which made us able to explore the area a lot more!

For me the response time on any requests that I may have, are really important. You have had an excellent response time on all of my requests, just in a few hours, sometimes even in minutes!

Thank you very much for the bottles of local wines! I nice gesture we appreciated!

Thank you for the stay!


Frode Nergård
July 2014

By Ronen Shilo

We stayed there with our family during April for 6 nights. The place is beautiful well equipped (internet, kitchen etc) and maintained. The stairs to the second floor are very narrow so if you travel with older people the 2nd floor is not for them. Bottom line: highly highly recommended. Great value for money!

Ronen Shilo
Apri 2014

By Debbie Bourne

Dear Robert

We had a fantastic time at the villa, thoroughly enjoyed all the activities that were on offer in the area, and loved the countryside and local villages that we visited. You have certainly found a lovely spot, and we hope to come back to the area at some point in the future.


Debbie Bourne
August 2013

By Mark Jaenicke

Dear Robert, I thought I would get in touch and let you know the family and I had a wonderful time at the house. We thoroughly enjoyed our week and the house certainly made this possible.

You have an amazing place in a beautiful area and we had a great relaxing holiday. I will certainly be recommending this to friends. It was also great to see the before and after images in your book with all the work that was done. Thank you very much.

Kind regards,

Mark Jaenicke
August 2013

By Steve Janssens

We stayed at your holiday home the first 2 weeks of July. We would like to tell that we had a really nice time in your house. It is a beautiful place. The house was very clean, also the garden and pool were neat.

Greetings and maybe till next year.

Steve Janssens
July 2013

By Peter and Judy Colless & Ian and Rosemary Sinclair

Magnificent sighting in the beautiful Dordogne with access to the best France can offer. Scenery, food and wine and endless historic villages - all superb. An immaculate spacious house sophisticatedly decorated with excellent facilities plus pool with summer house.

Highly recommended.

Peter and Judy Colless & Ian and Rosemary Sinclair
Mid North Coast, NSW, Australia
June 2013

By Dr Thomas Gautier

The house is very nice and well situated. Beds and couch were comfortable. The pool is situated in a perfect sunny place. We had great time in the area.

Dr Thomas Gautier
Normandy, France
June 2013

By Sionen Thorpe

Dear Robert,

Simple but chic, Maison De Lancaster was the perfect getaway – peaceful and picturesque, with all the amenities you could want, in a beautifully renovated French farmhouse. We arrived tired, from a long trip and booked a massage with the fabulous Dawn, who came to the house – total bliss, followed by an invigorating sauna.

We discovered the most fabulous restaurants in surrounding towns a short 30 minute drive in the scenic towns of Sarlat and Tremolat, with the help of your local guide of things to do and see. I think Le Vieux Logis was one of our favourites.

We went to the local markets and filled up on French delicacies and goodies and had the most fabulous fois gras with walnuts and honey one night, at the tiny unassuming local pub, where the new owner was friendly and lively and the piano player just fantastic. The Dordogne region is just idyllic and there is so much to do and see. We can’t wait to come back.

Kind Regards
Sionen Thorpe
May 2013

By Sam Firth-Bernard

Thanks for an excellent week at your place. We would definitely like to return in the future.

Sam Firth-Bernard
September 2012

By Shoba Virk

You have a lovely property, set in beautiful surroundings and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.

Many thanks

Shoba Virk
September 2012

By Mr & Ms Brunel


We wanted to tell you that we spent two wonderful weeks in the area, and the house was perfect. Thank you again.

Best regards,

Mr & Ms Brunel
August 2012

By Giles Brinkman

I just wanted to write you an email to express my gratitude, you have a lovely place there.

We could not have been luckier with the weather as we went through a week long heat wave so arrived to 42 degrees!

St. Cyprien itself was lovely as well, and it was very handy that the house was in such close proximity to everything. I have no doubt that we will return in the future.

Kindest regards

Giles Brinkman
August 2012

By Clare Brogden

Many thanks for the stay in Maison de Lancaster. We all really appreciated the lovely scenery, the swimming pool and of course the big telly to watch the Olympics on. Thank you for a lovely week.

Clare Brogden
July 2012

By Rob van den Berge

Thanks for the great holiday we had in your house in France, everything is real nice in the Dordogne. We recommend your house to a lot of people in the Netherlands.

Rob van den Berge
July 2012

By Marielle Vehmeijer

Dear Bob,

We had a great time at your place. Both the house and environment were beautiful. I will definitely recommend your place and we are considering to book the house again ourselves. (as my two oldest daughters liked your place better than ours, so.....)

Best regards,

Marielle Vehmeijer
May 2012










Indian Forest Perigord says:

Six adventure trails in the forest for the whole family to enjoy safely. Thrills and escape, enjoy the adventure and the fun. Climb from tree to tree. 82 workshops in five climbing routes of increasing difficulty.




Very helpful staff and lots of brochures of local activities and attractions Office de Tourisme de Saint Cyprien, Place Charles de Gaulle, Saint Cyprien

Tel: 05 53 30 36 09



Le Chai Restaurant and Piano Bar

Our favourite bar. A great little bar with dining area inside and at the rear with the only place in the area serving meals all day. Has one of the best selections of old Armagnac anywhere in France. Pop in for a beer, wine and a chat with the owners Ralf and his lovely wife (who speak English and French and probably a few other languages) Listen to the baby grand while sipping a champagne in the evening with your loved one.