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Seren Yurt - Dordogne, France

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Terre et Toi

Suitable for children of all ages

Pets welcome

Children and pets are both very welcome.

A light and airy, lakeside yurt, with a beautiful canopied bed, outside dining area and organic welcome basket

Seren Yurt is set in the trees, next to the lake and a few minutes' walk away from the other rooms at Terre et Toi. Everything feels elegant and natural inside, from the light textiles and pine floors to the fresh flowers and quirky tree trunk bedside tables. Both the central ceiling hoop and the pretty leaf-shaped cut-outs in the front door let in plenty of light, and a side window keeps you in touch with the surrounding woodland. You have a private wet room in the courtyard, a few minutes’ walk away, as well as your own compost loo just outside.

With the lake just in front of you, you can swim, take a rowing boat out or just sunbathe on the wooden jetty. Not that there aren’t plenty of other places to take it easy among the 18 acres of woodland, fields and lake that make up Terre et Toi; in the garden there are swing seats and a hammock to curl up in, and there’s an indoor dining room with wood burner for the chillier months. 

An organic welcome basket of bread, jam, tea and coffee is ready for you to delve into, and there's a super outdoor kitchen so you can make whatever you fancy - or make use of the wood-fired earthen pizza oven under the pergola. It’s possible to walk into the local village where you’ll find a bar and restaurant, or take day trips to Bergerac and Bordeaux.

Our guests say...

We had an amazing stay thank you! A perfect setting in the middle of the woods with our own private area, swimming in the lake, listening to the owls at night, bbq's, campfires, outdoor showers, taking the boat out and just taking in all the peace and quiet. Such a perfect break, highly recommended.



Amazing stay at an chilled, serene and tranquil place in the heart of the French countryside. The yurt was even more beautiful than in the pictures and Sara was such an amazingly generous and friendly host. We will be returning as soon as we can to try out the other accommodations that Terre et Toi offer.



Ok so I get to stay at quite a few Canopy & Stars places, but as a (paid for!) holiday, this was just amazing. We absolutely loved it. We lounged in the yurt, gazed at shooting stars at night and messed around in the like to cool off in the day. A perfect family holiday. This place is so good. I can't recommend highly enough... Might need to put a ticket into the tech team to change the holiday rating system to accommodate a higher score.



A wonderful stay at the yurt in the woods. It was everything we had hoped for. The bed was so comfy and the outdoor shower amazing! The kitchen was very functional and I loved cooking in forest. We saw woodpeckers and deer, and heard owls. We had an evening meal with Sarah one night and it was delicious! I never imagined my son would eat nettle soup!



Really wonderful experience in a beautiful setting and Sara is a great host, very friendly and interesting.



Our stay in the Yurt was magical. Really getting back to nature. Sarah, the host, was lovely as was her vegetarian food she cooked one evening. We all loved swimming and rowing in the lake. Kids loved spending time with Sarah's dogs. All perfect.



The yurt and location are beautiful. Peace and silence. It felt like the horrible things of this world didn't reach Terre et Toi and the beautiful, surrounding villages. Sara is a very nice person and the place wouldn't be the same without her touch.



Amazing yurt in an incredible location, sara has achieved something very special



Had a wonderful 3 night stay in Seren Yurt, wish it could have been longer. The whole Terre et Toi set up is magical with a beautiful lake to swim in and lots of space to roam with our dogs. Sara the host was most helpful and friendly, she offers home cooked vegan meals which are excellent. It's a very tranquil spot in the Dordogne countryside, the perfect place to unwind and slow down.



It was wonderfull. Sara was very kind. The Yurt was amazing. The food was very good.



"We absolutely loved our stay!!! Everything was beyond perfect!! Sara was so welcoming and helpful! She has really done an amazing job there! So much so that Im using everything there as inspiration for the renovation of my stables.   We were very sad to leave and cannot wait to come back!!! After showing friends and family the holiday snaps they too are booking to go :) thank you Sara (and the cats and dogs) for our perfect long weekend!!! We will see you again soon!!"


Phillipa and Tom

"Lovely Yurt, beautiful location, friendly owner, great price!"



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No charge Please bring your own travel cot

No charge suitable for pets outside high season (July & August)

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The important stuff

  • Check in is from 2pm
  • Check out is before 12 noon
  • Sleeping arrangements
  • Kingsize bed. 2 fold away single beds can be added.

Extra space available

Space for 3 pets no charge. suitable for pets outside high season (July & August)

Space for 1 baby no charge. Please bring your own travel cot

Space for 2 adults from £8 per adult per night , also suitable for children at £8 per child per night, 2 single foldaway beds provided

Kids & Pets

Children and pets are both very welcome.


  • Private outdoor kitchen with 2 plate electric hob and fridge


  • Private wet room off courtyard kitchen
  • Private compost loo

Heating, lighting & bedding

  • All bed linen and towels provided
  • Solar lamps and torch


  • Swimming in lake
  • Rowing boat on lake
  • 2 mountain bikes for exploring


At Terre et Toi


At the centre of Terre et Toi is the beautiful lake, perfect for swimming.

You're also welcome to help out on the farm.

Places to Visit

Bordeaux (1hr) - a city of art and history, it has been listed as a World Heritage Site

The ‘sleeping beauty of France’ contains more than enough for any tourist including museums, galleries, shopping, great wine and daily tours of the sites and monuments.

St Emilion (40 mins)

This picturesque village is perched high on a limestone rock surrounded by its famous vineyards.The rock on which it sits has over 170 acres of underground galleries, and amongst their hidden treasures is Europe’s largest monolithic church.

Bergerac (30 mins)

Sitting on the banks of the river Dordogne, this once busy port town is now known for its bustling markets, its restored Perigordine town centre and as a gateway to the chateaux and bastides along the Dordogne Valley.

Outdoor & Active

Kayak/canoe on the river Dordogne and river L'Isle.

Horse-riding for children from 2yrs of age to experienced riders.

Hiking trails and organized group walks.

Lake Gurson has a sandy beach and lifeguards to supervise children swimming.

Geocaching (a sort of GPS treasure hunt) - there are 25 caches in the Bergerac area.


Food & Drink

At Terre et Toi

Guests at Paille et Terre, Chaux et Chanvre, Seren Yurt and Elvensong...

Organic bread, jam, tea and coffee is provided in a welcome basket in your kitchen area, including a bottle of organic wine.

Use of Terre et Toi's wood-fired pizza oven can be arranged in advance of your stay with the owner. 

Table d'hotes available but needs to be booked in advanced with the owner.

Guests at Caru Cabin...

Caru Cabin is self-catered. The kitchen has basic supplies of salt, pepper, oil and vinegar with a welcome basket of homemade bread, jam, tea and coffee. 

Local shops

There is a small shop in the village for supplies, 2km away

Pubs & Restaurants

There is a bar and restaurant in the local village, 2km away, or a bit further afield, there are plenty of fantastic restaurants and bars in St Foy la Grande (20 mins' drive) and Bergerac (30 mins).

Meet your hosts

Meet Sara

"I've been here 6 years. I've spent my time learning to build and restore ecologically and starting my organic certified market garden. I wanted to create a space in harmony with nature where people could come and relax, enjoy home grown food and experience the beauty of their surroundings".


Wildlife & Environment

All the rooms at Terre et Toi are built only with natural materials, and in fact all building and farming here is done organically and in harmony with nature, leaving woodland and meadows as home to a whole range of wildlife. Dragonflies and butterflies, herons, kingfishers and buzzards can often be seen as well as many deer in the woods.

Getting there

Terre et Toi, Les Nesples, 24700 St Geraud de Corps, France

By plane

Bergerac Airport is just a 40 minute drive away. Alternatively, it may be easier to get flights to Bordeaux Airport, which is over an hour's drive away. 

By public transport

The nearest station is Montpon-Menesterol, 15km away (15 mins' drive).

There is a school run bus stop in the village, 2km away.

With some advance notice Sara can pick you up free of charge.

By car

From St Géraud de Corps:

With the church on your left go straight on for 2km following the directions for Bergerac. After 2km you will see a wooden sign on the left hand side of the road marked 'Terre et Toi'. Turn left here and you will see the main house in front of you opposite the poplar grove. Guests may park roughly 25m from the property.

Booking Terms

Canopy & Stars low price promise
Book with us in confidence knowing you won’t find that place cheaper elsewhere. All of the prices we display are set and matched by our Owners. (In this world of foreign currency, we do have to say 'subject to exchange rates' for some of our European places.)

What does ‘from price’ mean?
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.

Agency Terms & Conditions

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.

By making a booking, you agree that:-

  1. you have read these Agency Terms & Conditions and agree to be bound by them;
  2. you consent to our use of your information in accordance with our Privacy Policy;


  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.