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about les tulipiers


Just five minutes walk from the charming market square of Ribérac in the Dordogne lie two maisons bourgeoises, built in 1888, which were once the home of Achille Urbain, the professor after whom our street was named. Les Tulipiers, one of the two houses, is now a well-appointed and stylish retreat offering bed and breakfast. It is also available to rent as a gite. Across the large courtyard sits the other Urbain house, with its two Périgord-style towers, where owners Peter and Lesley live.

The professor would no doubt be delighted to see what has become of the twin Virginian tulip trees, magnificent Magnolia Grandiflora, yew, box and numerous other species which he nurtured. All are flourishing and look particularly splendid when they are illuminated at night.

In what was once the professor's orchard, there now lies a secluded 10 x 5 metre heated swimming pool. It has been sited diagonally across the garden so as to allow the maximum benefit from the sun.

Peter and Lesley have restored Les Tulipiers carefully, retaining most of the original features, whilst installing modern plumbing, heating, Wi-Fi, and Freesat television. They have created a welcoming environment, set in pretty gardens, where there is always a shady spot in which to read or enjoy a glass of wine.


general information


Beds and bedrooms Sleeps up to 10 with four en suite bedrooms (one with bath). Linen and towels (inc. pool towels) provided

Grenier - 160 x 200 cm bed
East - 2 x 90 x 190 cm beds - can be configured as a 180 x 190 cm bed
West - 150 x 200 cm bed
Studio - 140 x 190 bed
Games Room on Grenier floor can be configured as bedroom with two singles 80 x 190
Access Off-street Parking. Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Bergerac Airport 57km
Family friendly Suitable for all ages
Pets Pets may be allowed - please enquire
Smoking No smoking
Pool Private outdoor pool (heated). The pool and garden are shared with the owners, but the garden is large enough to permit sufficient privacy for everyone. The owners will use the pool when guests are not doing so. We╩usually have the heated pool up and running from mid-May to the last two weeks of September. It is of course seasonal, but it may be possible, within reason, to use it outside these periods, for an additional charge.
Garden Private garden, BBQ
Internet Internet access and Wi-Fi
Entertainment DVD player, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games Room, Satellite television
Utilities Fully-equipped kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, fridge-freezer, microwave. Separate laundry with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board. Hair dryers in each room. Safe. Central heating
Living accommodation: Sitting room seats 8
Dining area seats 8
Outside table and chairs for 8
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month) Short breaks (minimum stay is 2 nights)


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