Explore our Land
La Cipière has a park style garden with woodland and meadows surrounding it. The area compromises around ten hectares (25 acre). ‘Cipière’ by the way means coppice forest. The buildings were built around 300 years ago. We have many different types of trees that give protection to the varied birds who live in this area, such as owls, woodpeckers and swallows. At dusk, deer and also wild boar can sometimes be spotted or heard.
The houses were built in the 17th century. The gîte building is in the Perigordine style and was originally used as a farm, but was converted in the ‘60s by a Parisian doctor into a holiday home for his family. When the doctor retired he lived permanently at La Cipière with his wife and had family members and friends who visited them.
Many renovations were made and when we bought the house it needed a large renovation. Many old elements have been restored so that one can get a taste of the former atmosphere and grandeur of the house.
Terrace and garden
The different terraces offer you a magnificent view of the flowers and shrubs where you can experience the natural wildlife. The self-made sculptures invite you to take a stroll through the garden. Long walks are also possible in the surrounding woods. Yours host and hostess will gladly show you the different walking tracks.
Families and peace-seekers
Families with children have the opportunity to enjoy the swimming pool, the many games that can be played (Jeu de boules, badminton, etc.), the sandbox or just enjoy peaceful reading on the terrace. It is also possible to hire two or three holiday homes together since they are in the same building. This then gives room for 9 to 14 persons in total. A superb family accommodation.
Trees and Flowers
Flowers and pollination
The garden has many different plants during every season, which makes every season unique.
On the edge of the forest there are twelve beehives, which help in pollinating the flowers and different plants. There is nothing more tasteful than honey from your own grounds.
The garden is more than 50 years old with many large and beautiful trees including sequoia, linden, maple, oak, chestnut, walnut, magnolia and pine.
Throughout the whole season our garden is a lust for the eye. In autumn for example the leaves turn brown and create a whole different atmosphere.