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Swimming Pool at Cabane des Figuiers
Big comfortable bed in Cabane des Figuiers, Dordogne
Towels provided

La Cabane des Figuiers - Treehouse in Dordogne, France

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Aux Fontaines d'Eyvigues

Suitable for children of all ages

Not suitable for pets

We’re sorry, the treehouse isn’t suitable for pets.

Named after the nearby fig tree, a tranquil treehouse with stupendous views from the hot tub


Climb six metres up to a peaceful treehouse, overlooking the open lawn of a warm and welcoming family home. The hot tub on the deck gives you somewhere to soak while you admire the long views over wooded hills – interrupted only by a distant château. Inspired by nature, greens, pastels and neutrals make the simply-furnished interior contemporary and relaxing. The central shower at the roof's highest point is plumbed in, like the flushing loo and limestone basin behind a separate sliding door.

On the edge of the village of Eyvigues, it's quiet and homely here, with plenty of space for children to play (two singles unfold for the kids) - and Cathy and Jean-Yves will let you share their family pool below. Breakfast's delivered in a basket on a rope to the high terrace, and excellent 3-course dinner hampers can be hauled up on the pulley too. Otherwise, venture out to local villages to find good local restaurants, pack a picnic for a walk, or borrow the barbecue - a Nespresso machine for fresh morning coffee, and a drinks fridge to chill your evening aperitif, are the limit of your kitchen facilities.

Order Champagne and flowers for a romantic occasion, watch butterflies alight on the oak tree, borrow books or cards from the main house, or ask Cathy, who speaks excellent English, for tips on the beautiful local area, rich in sights and things to do.


The important stuff

  • Check in is from 5pm
  • Check out is at 11am
  • The treehouse is about 150m away and visible from the main house but entirely self-contained
  • The treehouse is child-friendly and kit can be borrowed for little ones - high chairs, travel cot etc
  • Sleeping arrangements
  • 1 double for 2.

Extra space available

Space for 2 children from €20 per child per night singles in the treehouse

Space for 1 baby no charge. Cot and high chair available on request

Kids & Pets

We’re sorry, the treehouse isn’t suitable for pets.


  • A Nespresso machine, kettle, tea and coffee are provided, and a drinks fridge with honesty bar.
  • A BBQ can be borrowed on request
  • There are no other kitchen facilities in the treehouse 
  • Breakfast is included, delivered in a basket via the pulley system, and dinner hampers can be ordered at €22pp. Child meals can be provided on request.


  • Double shower in the middle of the treehouse - screened off from the rest of the space
  • Separate flushing loo and washbasins 
  • There is a private hot tub on the terrace at your disposal
  • The pool at the main house is available for your use but may be shared with family or guests

Heating, lighting & bedding

  • The treehouse has mains electricity, lighting, air conditioning and heating for your complete comfort!
  • There are LEDs set into the deck outside for a night time glow
  • All bedding and towels are provided


With a private hot tub on the terrace, pour yourselves a glass and enjoy the view! 

Getting there

La Cabane des Figuiers, Aux Fontaines d'Eyvigues, Lieu dit Eyvigues, Salignac-Eyvigues, 24590 FRANCE

By plane

Aux Fontaines d'Eyvigues is 49km (53min drive) from Brive-la-Gaillarde airport and 90km (2h drive) from Bergerac.                                             

By train and bus

The nearest station is Souillac, 15km away (15min drive). The nearest bus stop is in Salignac, 7km away. Pick ups form the station can be arranged in advance at a cost of €15.

By car

From Toulouse: 182km (2h 11 drive): take the A20 towards Paris. Take exit 55 for 'Souillac'. On the way into Souillac, take the turning for Salignac/Borrèze. On leaving Souillac, follow the signs for Salignacet; after 8km turn left, signposted to Eyvigues. Go through Eybèneset, up towards Eyvigues...and you've arrived! It's on your right just before you enter the village. 

From Bordeaux:200 kms (2h 33 drive): Take the A89 towards Lyon/Périgueux/Bergerac/Brive. Take exit 17 for 'Sarlat/Brive/Le Lardin-St-Lazare.' Cross the Lardin-St-Lazare and take the road for Colypuis/Salignac. Go into Salignacet, then take the right-hand turn for Eyvigues / Jardins d’Eyrignac. Follow the D61, take a left and continue with the Jardins d’Eyrignac on your right. Turn left, signposted 'Aux Collines d’Eyvigues,' 2km further on go through Eyvigues and you've arrived. On the way out of the village your destination is on the left, after the sign. 

Parking is by the house, around 50m away from the treehouse. 

If you're using satnav, the GPS coordinates are latitude: 44.934, longitude: 1.365.

Food & Drink

At La Cabane des Figuiers

A generous breakfast is included, and delivered each morning. 

Picnic-basket dinners for two can be provided at €50 for starter, main and dessert, with wine. A child's picnic basket is also available at €10 (for children up to 12 years). Treehouse guests can haul up a basket on the pulley and unpack delicious regional specialties, freshly prepared by Cathy...

The nearest shop for provisions is 7km away - a short drive. 

Bars and restaurants 

Aux Fontaines d'Eyvigues is on the edge of the small village of Eyvigues. In the surrounding area, you can find plenty of outstanding places to eat a short drive away:

L’Auberge des Marthes - 5 min drive, family-run restaurant with local gastronomic specialities and set menus from €15.50

 l’Hostellerie de Béquignolles - 10 min drive, has a lovely terrace for evening dining

La Gabarre - 10 min drive, a highly-recommended restaurant serving exceptional cuisine, with monthly cooking courses too. Menus from €27.

 Le Duo - 10min drive, a great little bistro with fantastic food at very reasonable prices. Booking advised. 


At La Cabane des Figuiers

The 13m x 6m family pool is at your disposal, potentially shared with your hosts and other guests at times. The house and pool are 150m away.

Massage treatments are available at €70 per hour. 

Places to visit

Many pretty towns and villages populate the rolling hills: visit nearby Sarlat, one of the region's - and indeed France's - finest medieval market towns, Saint Géniès, Saint-Léon sur Vézère, and Collonges-la–Rouge in particular, or just set off and explore.

The gardens at Eyrinac (10 minutes' drive) are largely made up of intricate and precise topiary - with nature walks, tearooms and picnic area, it's a great place to visit. 

All along the Dordogne valley, traditional châteaux of the Dordogne are open to visitors in season - justifiably famous and a must for lovers of historic houses. 

This area is also rich in prehistory - look for caves in the valley of la Vézère including the famous Lascaux cave paintings.

Local markets

Visit Saint Géniès (Sunday morning) or Sarlat (see above, Wednesday morning) for local markets, a bustling atmosphere and plenty to see including local specialities to pick up.

Outdoors & active

Mountain biking (known as 'VTT') can be arranged for 10€ per person per day. Canoeing is available on the Dordogne, and there are many well-loved climbing and walking trails.

Meet your hosts

Cathy and Jean-Yves have long been in love with this part of the world - twelve years long, in fact - and, last year, they finally took the leap and moved with their three small children to Aux Fontaines des Eyvigues, where they have a smallholding, B&B guests, and the family life they dreamed of in the midst of magnificent countryside. 

Wildlife & Environment

Deer, wild boar, squirrels, owls, buzzards and other bird life can be spotted nearby and the region is rich in flora: woodland, spring flowers, and a nature trail that starts just 300m away...

  • Overview

Our guests say...

We all had a wonderful stay. The bed was so comfortable, we left the curtains open at night waking up to look out at a beautiful sunrise every morning. Breakfasts were delicious and such a lovely touch being delivered with a ring of the bed then hoisted up in a basket. The hot tub was the best I've ever experienced, we started and ended each day with a long soak, a blissful view over the woods during the day then excellent colour changing lighting in the bubbles to create a wonderful atmosphere at night. We all wished that we had booked an extra couple of days.



Really peaceful, nicely decorated, the spa is amazing, huge and good breakfast, stunning view over the forest, easy access.



Fantastic, lovely hosts who had no problem talking to us in English. An absolutely stunning location with so much to do in the area. Breakfast was huge and kept us going all day. The cabin itself is beautiful, a total paradise and so well thought out.



A magical romantic hideaway which was a surprise trip for my husbands birthday. We arrived to a warm welcome and tour of the treehouse and then just sat, a little overwhelmed taking in the amazing view & the treehouse itself. After a dip in the shared pool at the main house, we returned to the treehouse and were alerted to our dinner being served by the tinkle of a bell, pulling up 2 baskets on a rope & unloading them to find a delicious home cooked 3 course meal. As the sun set, the stars started twinkling across the vast sky and we settled into the hot tub to enjoy them. A peaceful nights sleep followed, interrupted only by the alarm we'd set for sunrise... which is directly out of the bedroom full length glass doors & well worth stirring for! An excellent breakfast arrived in another basket in the morning, signalling it was time to pack up and hope we will find our way back again one day.



We spent 2 restful nights at La Cabane. the view across the valley of trees was somewhat like looking at a rainforest!! Lovely. Quiet book reading, a few relaxes under the starts in the hot tub, yummy breakfasts, fresh tuna on the barbie, along with a cultural visit to Sarlat and spelendid lunch completed our short stay. All too quickly sadly.



We had the most fantastic stay at La Cabane des Figuiers. The treehouse is set in the most amazing place with a view over the forest. It is so private and relaxing. The beautiful breakfast was delivered to us on a pulley, which the kids loved. The hosts, Jean-Yves and Cathy and their lovely children were so friendly and our children loved playing in the pool with them. We felt so relaxed yet invigorated when we left.



We had three wonderfully relaxing nights. Cathy and John Yves made our stay very special. It rained our first day and Cathy delivered both breakfast and dinner.



"Perfect. Cathy (the owner) was very lovely and very helpful. The treehouse was very luxurious and the view stunning. My girlfriend and I had an incredibly relaxing time and would recommend it highly, La Cabane des Figuiers"



"Waking to the spectacular dawn over the treetops and hills was a high point. No low points, even during the awesome thunderstorm we felt secure."



"Our stay was absolutely brilliant. Cathy our host was lovely. Family pool was great. The treehouse was absolutely fantastic. Best place to stay ever. It's so private and just perfect space for a romantic stay or brilliant quality family time. It smells of new wood, is mazing inside. The lovely bed looks out over deck, Jacuzzi, then a valley of gorgeous forest. The sun rises here in the morning and so you can just sit in bed watching it rise. The breakfast sent up in the pulley basket was delicious. There is even a BBQ area so you can actually self cater."



"Very rural and a very nice hot tub. The tree house is completely isolated so the privacy is great. The interior is all wood and nicely decorated. Very romantic, the owner made sure to leave us everything we needed so that we would feel confortable right away."



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Our ‘from price’ is based on a four night stay in low season and designed to help you to compare different prices across our collection. Some of our Owners vary their nightly rates and check in days throughout the year, so it may differ from the rate quoted below the calendar. It is quite common (although by no means universal) for places to charge a little more in peak season or for shorter stays, to cover changeover costs. Consider booking longer stays during the cooler months if you’re looking for the lowest nightly rates.

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Except where otherwise specified, we Sawday’s Canopy & Stars Ltd Company No 09088366 of Merchants House, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RW act only as an Agent in respect of all bookings we take and/or make on your behalf. Sawday’s Canopy & Stars is part of the Alastair Sawday’s Group of Companies. We accept no liability in relation to any contract you enter into or for any services or arrangements you purchase (“Booking(s)”) or for the acts or omissions of any supplier(s) or other person(s) or party(ies) connected with any Booking. For all Bookings, your contract will be with the supplier of the Booking in question, and in most cases this will be the owner of the property you’ll be staying at (“Owner(s)”). When making your Booking we will arrange for you to enter into a contract with the Owner of the Booking. Your Booking with us is subject to these Agency Terms & Conditions and any specific booking conditions of the relevant Owner(s) you contract with. The Owner’s booking conditions may limit and/or exclude the Owner’s liability to you.

You may decide to make more than one Booking with us at the same time. The price charged in total for more than one Booking will always equal the prices charged separately for each individual Booking. All Bookings are available to be purchased separately at the same price as they are when more than one Booking is made. This means that any multiple Bookings do not constitute a package as defined in the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.

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  1. you are over 18 years of age and where there may be age restrictions in place, you declare that you and all members of your party are of the appropriate age.


The Canopy & Stars online booking system enables Guests to make Bookings 24 hours a day. A Booking is confirmed on receipt of a 25% non-refundable deposit for all Bookings with check in dates of more than 10 weeks away. For all Bookings that have a check in date of less than 10 weeks before check in, payment for the Booking will be required in full and the entire Booking will be non-refundable. The Canopy & Stars telephone booking line is open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm. When using the online enquiry form, for those Properties without online booking, please allow 24 working hours for us to contact you by telephone to confirm the Booking. If we are unable to reach you by phone we will attempt to contact you by email. We will contact you during Canopy & Stars working hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm). Online or email enquiries will be dealt with in the order they are received, but please be aware that we cannot guarantee reservation of your selected dates until the receipt of suitable payment. Therefore, if possible, we do recommend that you book on the Canopy & Stars website using the online booking system.


1. Booking and payments


1.1 In order to confirm your chosen Booking, you must pay a non-refundable deposit as required by the Owner of the Booking in question (or full payment if booking within 10 weeks of the date of your check-in).


1.2 Your Booking is confirmed and a contract between you and the Owner will exist when we receive payment of the deposit and send you a booking confirmation on the Owner’s behalf. This booking confirmation will normally be sent out within 24 hours in the case of email and seven working days in the case of post, and will contain the details of your Booking and of payments made and due. If you have not received your booking confirmation within the specified time, please notify us as soon as possible by email ( Please check your confirmation carefully and report any incorrect or incomplete information to us immediately. As we act only as booking Agent, we have no responsibility for any errors in any documentation except where an error is made by us.


1.3 Where a deposit has been paid, full balance payment will be due 10 weeks in advance of your check in date and a reminder will be sent to you two weeks prior to this date, where applicable, by email. We automatically take the balance payment using the same card as used to make the deposit payment. It is your reponsibility to advise us if we should use a different card and to contact us by telephone (0117 204 7830) to arrange for alternative payment method. If the balance payment does not successfully go through as there is a problem with your card, such as it expiring, then we will contact you to try and take alternative payment. If we have been unable to take payment after two weeks of the balance due date, then with regret, we will notify the Owner who may cancel your Booking.


1.4 Except where otherwise advised or stated in the booking conditions of the Owner concerned, all monies you pay to us for a Booking will be held on behalf of the Owner(s) concerned.


1.5 Credit Card payments are processed via Alastair Sawday’s Publishing Co. Ltd who provide merchants services facilities to Sawday’s Canopy & Stars Ltd.


2. Cancellation and Amendment by You


2.1 Any cancellation or amendment request must be sent to us by email ( and will be considered and responded to within one working day of receipt. You are also advised to confirm all changes to our Customer Services Department by calling 0117 204 7830. Please ensure that you have received written confirmation of any changes to your Booking prior to travel. Whilst we will always try to help, we cannot guarantee that such requests will be met.


2.2 Amendments and cancellations can only be accepted in accordance with the booking conditions of the Owner of your Arrangements. The Owner may charge the cancellation or amendment charges shown in their booking conditions (which may be as much as 100% of the cost of the Arrangements and will normally increase closer to the date of departure). The Owner may charge cancellation or amendment charges in accordance with its own booking conditions, however for the sake of convenience only, we have outlined the Owner’s charges at clause 2.3 and 2.4 below. Please note that these are the Owner’s own cancellation and amendments charges, not Canopy & Stars’, and therefore the Owner may vary their charges as they wish, without notice to us. The correct charges will be notified to you at the time of your cancellation or amendments.  


2.3 Owner’s General Cancellation Charges:

2.3.1 Cancellation by you at any time will result in your deposit being forfeited, as all deposits are non-refundable.


2.3.2 All monies paid for a holiday (deposit and balance) are non-refundable within 10 weeks before check in date.


2.3.3 Cancellation of any holiday after it has been paid in full and at a date 10 weeks or more in advance of your check in date, will result in forfeiture of your deposit (or an amount equivalent where one was not paid as the holiday was paid in full) and the balance being returned to you. 


2.3.4  Cancellation insurance is available but will be a third party arrangement and not involve Canopy & Stars or the Owner in any way.


2.4 Owner’s General Amendment Charges:

2.4.1 Alterations to your Booking can only be made more than 10 weeks prior to the check in date, after which time alterations will be treated as cancellation. All alterations are subject to availability and may incur a £30 adminstration fee.


2.4.2 Differences in the total amount payable resulting from alterations will be refunded to you in the case of a decrease in price and paid by you in the case of increases in price.


Special note: Generally Owners will charge the above cancellation and amendment charges, however we must stress that these are a guide only and charges may differ from those shown here depending on the Owner. The exact charges will be notified to you by the Owner at the time of cancellation and/or can be found in the Owner’s own booking conditions which are available from the Owner on request.


3. Changes and Cancellations by the Owner

We will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if the Owner needs to make a significant change to your confirmed Arrangements or to cancel them. We will also liaise between you and the Owner in relation to any alternative Booking offered by the Owner but we will have no further liability to you.


4. Complaints

Because the contract for your Booking is between you and the Owner, any queries or concerns should be addressed to them. In the event that you have any complaint about your stay, please notify the Owner as soon as possible. If you don’t follow this procedure there will be less opportunity for the Owner to investigate and resolve your complaint and so make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Delays may also mean that amount of compensation you may be entitled to may be reduced. Whether or not your complaint is dealt with satisfactorily, please also contact us as we appreciate all feedback. It’s important to us and the Owner to know that you’ve enjoyed your stay or if anything could have been improved.


5. Pricing

Canopy & Stars reserve the right to amend advertised prices at any time on behalf of the Owner. We also reserve the right to correct errors in both advertised and confirmed prices.Special note: changes and errors sometimes occur.


6. Information & Accuracy

The information and prices shown on this website are varied from time to time and may change between the time you first view a property and make a Booking. You should check that all the details are as you expect prior to making a Booking. It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the properties (including the features and extras available) may be incorrectly described and/or priced. If we discover this is the case after you have made a Booking, we reserve the right to contact you with details of the correct information and/or pricing and will give you the option to:

(1) proceed with the Booking based on the correct information and/or pricing, which may require the payment of an additional amount by you;


(2) subject to availability, change your booking dates to dates when the pricing can be honoured ad so no additional charge to you. In the event that a lower price can be offered for alternative dates then the difference would be refunded;


(3) cancel the Booking. If we do not receive your instructions within 5 days of contacting you, we reserve the right to cancel your Booking without liability to you.


7. Our Responsibility for your Booking

Your contract is with the Owner and its booking conditions apply. As Agent, we accept no responsibility for the actual provision of the Booking. Our responsibilities are limited to making the Booking in accordance with your instructions and acting properly in accordance with our legal duties as an Agent. We accept no responsibility for any information about the Booking that we pass on to you in good faith. However, in the event that we are found liable to you on any basis whatsoever, our maximum liability to you is limited to twice the cost of your Booking (or the appropriate proportion of this if not everyone on the Booking is affected). We do not exclude or limit any liability for death or personal injury that arises as a result of our negligence or that of any of our employees whilst acting in the course of their employment.


8. Pets

Not all properties accept pets. If you wish to take your pet on holiday, please advise us before booking and we can check whether pets are accepted at the property. You must obtain the prior consent of the Owner before taking any pets to the property. A nightly charge may be made by the Owner for each pet and additional terms may apply.


9. VAT

Many of the Owners of properties in the Canopy & Stars portfolio are not registered for VAT in which case no tax is payable. Where VAT is payable, the tax is included in the advertised holiday rental price.


10. Visa, passport and health requirements.

Unless you tell us otherwise, we assume that all members of your party are British citizens who hold or will hold full British passports valid for the entire duration of the Arrangements you chose to purchase. Information on visa, passport and health requirements, where given and applicable, is so given on this basis. Requirements may change and you are therefore strongly recommended to check the up to date position with the Owner of the Booking, Passport Office, appropriate embassy or consulate or your doctor as applicable in good time before the commencement of your holiday.


11. Insurance

You are strongly recommended to take out personal travel insurance for all members of your party. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance you purchase is adequate and appropriate for your particular needs. Please read your policy details and take them with you on holiday.


12. Special requests

If you have any special requests (for example dietary requirements, cots or room location), please let us know at the time of booking. We will pass on all such requests to the Owner, but unfortunately, we can't guarantee that they will be met and we will have no liability to you if they are not.


13. Group Bookings

Not all Owners accept Bookings for a single sex group (for example, a stag or hen party). Guests wanting to make such a Booking should check with us beforehand to enable us to check whether the Owner is prepared to accept the Booking. We will then advise you accordingly. In event that an Owner does not accept this type of Booking then it is with regret, that the Booking may be cancelled and cancellation fees may apply. It is the Guest’s responsibility to enquire with Canopy & Stars and/or check on our website beforehand to make sure that this type of booking is permitted.


14. Maximum Numbers

Please note that except by prior arrangement confirmed in writing, only the number of persons specified on a booking confirmation may occupy  a property. Most owners reserve the right to refuse admittance or revoke a booking if this condition is not observed and you are unlikely to receive any refund.


15. Your Responsibilities

Please note that you have a contract with the Owner of the property. As such you are under a responsibility to behave in a proper, appropriate and legal manner whilst staying at the property with due respect to the Owner, the Property and other guests and their property. You are responsible for informing the Owner of any losses or damage to the property as soon as possible. Please note that you will be liable to pay the Owner for any losses or damage to the property caused by you or a member of your party (except reasonable wear and tear). Some Owners will also require damage deposits. You must also leave the property by the check-out time specified on your booking. If any guest behaves inappropriately or improperly (of which the Owner will be the final judge on their Property), or illegally, the Owner reserves the right to ask the guest and their party (at their discretion) to leave the Property before the end of the holiday period and/or refuse any future bookings from you.  Any refund for so doing will be at the entire discretion of the Owner. In addition, the Owner reserves the right to sue the guest for any loss, damage or injury caused to the Owner, the Property or to other guests and/or their property. As agent, we will have no liability to you in these circumstances. 


16. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions have been drafted in accordance with and are governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any and all disputes arising out of these Agency Terms & Conditions.


17. Discrepancies

In case of a discrepancy between these Agency Terms & Conditions and any other Canopy & Stars literature, these Agency Terms & Conditions shall prevail.


18. Validity clause

In the event that a court finds that a condition in these Agency Terms & Conditions is illegal or void, the illegal or void provision will be severed from the remainder of the Agency Terms & Conditions, which will continue to be valid and have full force and effect.