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Make beautiful memories! Live like a local in beautiful French Holiday Cottage

Karen Carter

Member since: 2008
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Speaks English, French, Dutch, Afrikaans
People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Karen Carter

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Calendar last updated:
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Make beautiful memories! Live like a local in beautiful French Holiday Cottage

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cottage in Tremolat - The French Country Cottage

Farmhouse Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + 1 sleeper, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8) Aircon upstairs

Within easy driving distance from Bordeaux, Sarlat-la-Caneda, Bergerac, Lalinde, Le Bugue and Perigueux, you will find this beautiful cottage situated in a little country hamlet 1 km from Tremolat, Dordogne

The French Country Cottage is a restored farmhouse. It offers a tranquil environment, charming French decor, a great private pool for those warm sunny days which overlooks a walnut orchard.

The farmhouse has 4 nice size bedrooms and is able to comfortably accommodate up to 8 people'. The main bedroom is beautifully decorated in typical french style and very spacious.

The kitchen is well-equipped for you to try your hand at any new recipes with the ingredients from any of the nearby markets. There is a good size stove and oven, fridge/freezer, and microwave. (We have a spare fridge/freezer in the laundry to keep your drinks cold in the summer) The dishwasher will take care of any dirty dishes.

There are 2 sitting rooms, which are equipped with SAT/TV, DVD and CD player and board games for rainy weather.

Cots and high chairs are available on request.

Outside the swimming pool is fenced and there is a large garden for the children to run free.

Outside we have volley ball so you can challenge your family and friends to a match. Our barn is also equipped with table tennis and bicyles to keep you occupied.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:: The french country cottage is a great rental and is only a 15 minute walk from the village, There are 4 fantastic restaurants in the village - one of which holds a Michelin star and is situated in Le Vieux Logis hotel - there is a pizzeria, and a great Bistro which offers typical Perigordian cuisine. There is a great little bakery where you can buy your morning croissants and baguettes for a picnic later in the day. We love cycling through the countryside to visit the local markets.

Approximately 3 km from the cottage is the Bassin nautique which is one the Dordogne River, here you and your family can enjoy all types of water activities - water skiing, peddle boating, paddling and swimming. There is also a great pizzeria/restaurant where you can sit outside and enjoy the sun setting over the Dordogne River.

Leaving Tremolat village (on the other side) a mere 4 km is a typical Perigordian Auberge called Les Truffiers. Here you will be welcomed by Yannick. You will enjoy the most incredible meal (try to go with an empty stomach)

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Karen Carter (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks English, French, Dutch, Afrikaans
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2015

About Karen Carter

The owners are Alan and Karen Carter, we are South African,. We have travelled and lived in various parts of the world and included all the things we like to have when we are away from home. We discovered the Dordogne in 2008 when we visited a friend who owns a property outside Tremolat. We both have fallen in love with the area. Alan and I would like to share our beautiful farmhouse with anyone who loves fabulous food, unbelievable scenery, amazing history, and peace. The peace you too discover.

Karen Carter purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Karen Carter chose Tremolat

We fell in love with Tremolat and the beautiful Dordogne region when we visited in 2008 We have returned every year since that trip and we now have our beautiful home. Tremolat offers 4 superb restaurants and is within easy reach of wine regions such as Bordeaux, Begerac, Pecharment, and the lovely smooth wines of Monbazzilac ( gorgeous with fois gras), It is also within easy driving distance of wonderful historical sites such as Baynac and Castlenaud Castles, 1 hour from the paleolithic sites such as Les Eysiers. We are in easy access (only 35 km from Bergerac Airport, Bordeaux Airport is a 2 hour drive from the house)

What makes this cottage unique

FREE WIFI - JUNE and SEPTEMBER Specials - :: GREAT for CHILDREN The property is in easy access of the main freeways. No matter what your interests are, everything is close by - vineyards, castles and history, history of early man, nature, water sports, walking, cycling, markets, shopping and fabulous restaurants. Around every corner is a new experience!!

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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.6
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

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Make beautiful memories! Live like a local in beautiful French Holiday Cottage
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 reviews
4

A comfortable home away from home

  • 4 of 5

Ah, what a delightful little cottage, well actually, spacious cottage! We really enjoyed the home away from home feel, and found it to be comfortable. With 3 comfortable bedrooms, we were able to relax and rest well! The cottage is fitted with all amenities, (the washing machine and dryer were particularly appreciated after 2 weeks on the road already!) The info provided in terms of nearby attractions and activities was greatly appreciated, and we really enjoyed exploring this part of the world.

A stunning little spot in a beautiful part of the world!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful comments - we look forward to having you back again any time you were great guests
5

AMAZING HOLIDAY AT LES CHOUETTES - TREMOLAT

  • 5 of 5

Wow! It was picture perfect! Much more than I expected - and I do have fairly high standards. The house was big, bedrooms were beautiful and the kitchen was a pleasure to cook in. On the cold evenings the fire in the lounge was stunning and on the warm evenings we sat outside surrounded by fairy lights, listening to the owls and had brilliant BBQ's. The local walks are recommended, all in all 12 out of 10. Thank you Karen and Alan. Love Sue and Wayne Monk

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Wayne and Sue We are glad that you found everything you needed at Les Chouettes and that you were warm enough:) We hope that it won't be too long before you return. Best Regards Karen and Alan
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to stay at Les Chouettes for four weeks and had the holiday of a life time. The property, Tremolat and surrounding area are truly wonderful. Les Chouettes is the perfect base and offers everything that you may want or need. Karen was fantastic in the run up and during our holiday, checking that we were having a great time and Simon was on hand locally to do the same. If you get chance to visit Les Chouettes then take it with both hands! Thank you for the best holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Leigh Thank you for your wonderful review. You were all great guests - I hope you return to Les Chouettes soon Regards Karen
Victoria
5

The Best of Times

  • 5 of 5

We spent two great weeks at this cottage starting the end of June 2014. It was a very comfortable setting for our multi-family gathering. The cottage has a well stocked kitchen for our large family dinners. We loved the outside dining areas. And although the weather wasn't the best, the pool and the bicycles were well used. The cottage and the location truly reflect the website description. Karen and her team went out of their way to make sure our needs were taken care of. We highly recommend the cottage and location to all others looking to explore this part of France.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alana Thank you for your lovely review. We have really enjoyed hosting your friends and family as you were all so appreciative. I loved hearing about your long cycle trips. You are all welcome to return at any time. Thank you for leaving our precious cottage in excellent condition. Best Regards Karen
5

Lovely cottage in peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cottage, located just outside the small, picturesque village of Tremolat, is an ideal base to explore this part of the rich and historic Dordogne region. We were a group of 6--mom, dad, 2 kids (14 and 5), and 2 grandparents--who stayed for a week at the end of June 2014. The house with its many bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and numerous common areas, comfortably accommodated our group with space to be together and apart. The pool, with its views over the adjacent walnut orchards, was a lovely place to swim and relax after a day of sightseeing. Our kids absolutely loved the pool and spent every afternoon in the water. There are too many things in the region to see and do to list them all. Suffice to say, if you stay here you will be as busy as you want to be and cannot possibly run out of things to do and see (we particularly enjoyed the prehistoric sites around Les Eyzies, Chateau Castelnaud and the market in Sarlat as well as a few markets in some of the smaller towns). Upon arrival at the cottage, we were greeted by the property manager, Simon, who helpfully provided a tour of the clean and well-kept property and grounds and showed us the location of key items. Simon was easily reached during our stay and happily accommodated our requests. Linens, including sheets, duvets, pillows and towels, were all very clean and to a high standard. The kitchen was well-stocked with pots, pans, plates and glasses for a group. It is very helpful to have a car to explore the area, although there is branch line train service to Tremolat which is within walking distance of the cottage. In addition to the train station, Tremolat has a number of amenities for such a small town--patisserie, market day, Relais & Chateaux restaurant, casual pizzeria and historic church--which complement the amenities of the cottage. At the time of our stay, only the upstairs (master) bedroom had air conditioning, but the thick stone walls of the house keep the lower level of the house very cool and the 2 downstairs bedrooms remained quite cool and comfortable for sleeping with just fans (despite experiencing temps around 85+ F/25+ C for several days/early evenings during our stay, which may be unusual). Overall, the property is well-set up and supplied and it was easy to connect and work with both the owner (Karen) and property manager (Simon) regarding our stay. We would love to return if our travels bring us to this part of the world again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Tempe, Arizona
5

Tranquil country setting in Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

Homelike and surrounded by chirping birds, this is the perfect getaway spot for families wanting to explore the prehistoric ruins of the Dordogne or who want the picnic on its banks. The comfortable beds and wifi made it easy to both be on a "retreat" from the world and still stay connected. There's a small store in the nearby village and, as everywhere in France, decent restaurants serving the local specialties. The weather was a bit rainy while we were there, but we loved our drives to the Lascaux cave museum. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Large enough for families, it's also perfect for couples.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marylee Thank you for you lovely review, we have tried to think of what our guests would need to make a happy memorable holiday. We enjoyed having you as our guests as much as you enjoyed being there. We look forward to seeing you again. Best regards Karen Carter +27835001719

Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bassin Nautique
Nearest Ferry
680 Kilometres
Le Have
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Various
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Tremolat
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Perigeux
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Tremolat Village
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres
Arcachon
Car: necessary

The French Country Cottage Les Chouettes is situated 1 km from Tremolat village. The property backs onto a walnut orchard, and is close to great walks, and cycle trips in the countryside. One can enjoy lovely day trips by foot,bike or car. .

Other Activities: Market shopping, Kayaking, Boating,Skiing, Hot Air Ballooning, Wildlife Viewing,Birding, Miniature golf Golfing,Horse riding, Cycling, rambling, Cooking, Fine Dining experiences

Golf: Golf La Peyriere St Genies 12-18 Hole

Golf at Chateau Les Merles Tuiliers Mouleydier 9 Holes

Golf De Lolivarie Siorac 9 Holes

Ski: Water skiing is available at the Bassin Nautique. You are also able to take lessons if necessary

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Prices & Availability

From €150 Nightly

Prices for this holiday cottage in Tremolat, Perigord Noir

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Spring
27 Apr 2015 - 7 Jun 2015
5 night minimum stay
€750
for 5 nights
From
€150
€990
€2,800
 
 
Summer Low
8 Jun 2015 - 16 Jul 2015
5 night minimum stay
€9,000
for 5 nights
From
€1,800
€1,190
€2,800
 
 
Summer
17 Jul 2015 - 18 Sep 2015
5 night minimum stay
€1,350
for 5 nights
From
€270
€2,190
 
 
Autumn
19 Sep 2015 - 14 Nov 2015
5 night minimum stay
€850
for 5 nights
From
€170
€1,190
€2,800
 
 
Winter 2016
15 Nov 2015 - 5 Mar 2016
5 night minimum stay
€850
for 5 nights
From
€170
€980
€2,900
 
 
Spring Low
7 Mar 2016 - 14 May 2016
5 night minimum stay
€900
for 5 nights
From
€180
€1,012
€3,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
€1,350
for 5 nights
From
€270
€1,780
€3,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit €300.00
Notes 28 day stay of 110€ per night is low season only

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Tremolat in Perigord Noir

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Full 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Upstairs in large bedroom there is 1 Queen Bed; in the smaller bedroom upstairs there is a Double Bed; Downstairs we have: 2 3/4 beds that may be converted into a King bed; There is another queen size bed in the last room. We have a portable Camp cot available Extra sleeper couch is available in the Children's lounge
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Situated behind a Walnut Orchard. 1 Km Easy Walk to the Delightful Village of Tremolat with its World Class Michelin Star Restaurant , a Bistro, Pizzeria and and a fantastic Auberge - where you will be welcomed by Yannik and served the most delicious local cuisine. Gazebo. Pet Friendly: Small dogs only. Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer. Covered Parking. Wood Fireplace. Full Kitchen: including kettle, toaster, blender, steamer, cafetiere

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