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Special memories! This cosy cottage is for a romantic break or with large group

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4 lounges - Ask about our discounts for smaller groups

COOKING and WINE TASTING PACKAGES FOR 2018 are now available.

The French Country Cottage - Les Chouettes is a typical Perigoridian Cottage. It 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.This converted 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.

Les Chouettes within easy driving distance from Bordeaux, Sarlat-la-Caneda, Bergerac, Lalinde, Le Bugue and Perigueux, only1 km from Tremolat village in the Dordogne valley of Aquitaine.

The Old Barn is recently restored. It is light and airy with its own entrance. It has 2 bedrooms and a lounge that may be converted into a 3rd bedroom It offers a tranquil environment, charming French decor, a own private pool for those warm sunny days which overlooks a walnut orchard.

It has its own kitchen equipped with all you need to cook a lovely meal.

The village of Tremolat is only a 20 minute walk has its own Boulangerie, a Pizzeria, a Bistro, a Wine Bar and a fabulous Michelin Star restaurant.

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) He really provides the most wonderful gastronomic experience.. The restaurant is quirky and fabulous.

This is a wonderful, charming and very special property, full of character, and beautifully furnished.

So whether you are celebrating a special occasion with your loved one or planning a holiday with your friends and/or family needing some quality time together, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Les Chouettes and our beautiful valley of the Dordogne, which is rich in history and offers so much for one to do.

Please feel free to call or e-mail us if you have any additional questions or need any additional information.

More Details

Karen Carter
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Afrikaans
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Karen Carter

The owners are Alan and Karen Carter, we are South African,. We have travelled and lived in America and the UK 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 and now recently our newly RENOVATED barn 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 Trémolat

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 cottage. Tremolat itself offers 4 superb restaurants and 1 wine bar 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 - Winter Specials - :: GREAT for CHILDREN We are equipped with table tennis, Volley Ball and Bicycles. 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!!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Trémolat in Périgord

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • river ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 (In Barn) - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Gorgeous new bathroom with jacuzzi Shower
    Bathroom 4 (In Barn) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Italian shower in a large bathroom - wheelchair friendly
    Bathroom 5 (In Barn) - Toilet , Toilet room with basin just off the new lounge/bedroom
    Upstairs shower room - Cottage - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Downstairs bathroom - Cottage - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 (Barn) - 1 Large Double Bed , Newly renovated en-suite bedroom in our gorgeous new barn
    Bedroom 5 (Barn) - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom (Barn) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Private bedroom/lounge
  • PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU ARE ONLY RENTING THE COTTAGE - YOU WILL PAY FOR THE COTTAGE ONLY. THE BARN WILL NOT BE "THROWN IN" THE COTTAGE: 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 downstairs bedroom. Camp cot available THE BARN: has 2 lovely bedrooms Upstairs a queensize bedroom en-suite. Downstairs a twin bedroom with a Italian shower room next to the bedroom The extra lounge has a pull out couch which will accommodate 2 more people very comfortably
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 bicycles
  • 16 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
  • photography
  • 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
Situated behind a Walnut Orchard. 1 Km Easy Walk to the Delightful Village of Tremolat with its World Class Michelin Star Restaurant , a Bistro, Wine Bar, 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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Special memories! This cosy cottage is for a romantic break or with large group
average rating of 4.675 based on 40 reviews

Nicest place to be! Staying there is like coming home.

  • 5 of 5

Everything is great. The cottage, the pool and the beutiful landscape all around. We‘ve been there for the 3rd time and will definitly come back. Missing Trémolat so much ...

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect in everyway!

  • 5 of 5

Centrally located. Well equipped, cosy and comfortable with plenty of entertainment space inside and outside. Good local restaurants. Car would be advisable to explore the area and do bigger shops. Trémolat is in walking distance.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Vanessa Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. I hope that you all had a great reunion. You were wonderful guests. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Safe travels. Warm regards Karen
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The perfect escape! Beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage was absolutely stunning. The kitchen was well-equipped, the bedrooms luxurious, the water pressure high, and all was spotlessly clean. Whether it's to visit the local Chateaus, indulge in the world's best Foei gras, or paddle along the majestic Dordogne, the cottage could not be better located. The hosts were easily available and extremely friendly. I highly recommend this to anyone seeking a peaceful getaway with the most incredible scenery!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Byron Thank you for writing a review about our cottage in the Dordogne. I am very glad that you enjoyed so much of what the area has to offer. We hope that you return again soon. Warm regards Karen
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Un Noël charmant

  • 5 of 5

Merci à Karen pour sa gentillesse et à Simon pour tous ces préparatifs.

La maison est superbe, la déco très bien choisie. Tout était décoré pour Noël.

Il est vrai que nous avons eu un peu froid car la maison n'est pas très bien isolée mais cela n'a pas du tout entaché notre séjour.

Je recommande vivement cette location.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Elodie d'avoir écrit une si bonne critique. Nous avons hate de vous revoir bientôt. Cordialement Karen
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Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

I recently visited this cottage with some friends and I really recommend a trip to anyone looking for a nice relaxing french countryside holiday! The house itself was so cutely designed with an outside braai area where we sat and had duck pate, cheese and wine every night! The house had everything you could possibly need and more! The house was in walking distance to the main town area which has a few delicious restaurants! The area itself was absolutely stunning! We went canoeing down the Dordogne which was such a beautiful experience and additionally visited a few Castles which had the most breathtaking views! I recommend this cottage to anyone looking to take some time out and explore the French Countryside!! Loved it!!!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a lovely review. We loved having you and your friends to stay. We look forward to welcoming you at the cottage and barn soon!
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The perfect countryside break away! Mindblowing!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is absolutely stunning and is so well equipped with everything you could need for a wonderful stay. Everything was perfect, from the amazingly comfortable beds to the unbelievably beautiful scenery all around this area. The hosts were available and suggested some great places and activities for us to do in and around Tremolat. There really is loads to do in the area, but the cottage is also so nice and lovely if you prefer to stay home! A real french countryside experience! Will definitely go back and recommended this to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our cosy cottage. You were great guests- we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Nulle Part Ailleurs
Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bassin Nautique
Nearest Ferry
680 Kilometres
Le Have
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Tremolat Village
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Step into ancient history by visiting the worlds best kept secret - The Dordogne valley of the Aquitaine Region. The French Country -Cottage Les Chouettes is situated in the hamlet of Nardoux, 1 km from Tremolat village. The property backs onto a walnut orchard. It is accessible to great walks, and cycle trips in the countryside. One can enjoy lovely day trips by foot, bike or car. .

Visit Sarlat for its wonderful market on a Wednesday and Saturday or simply enjoy the ambiance of this beautiful town.

Beynac Castle and its lovely village is worth a visit as well as a trip up the Dordogne River in a Gabarre(an old trade boat) What a great way to get an insight to the castles and chateaux of the area.

A visit to Les Eyzies is a must as well as a visit to the Lascaux Caves. These caves contain some of the oldest and finest prehistoric art in the world. The cave paintings, which mainly depict animals, are some 17,000 years old and seem to have a ritual purpose. For preservation reasons, the public may only visit a well-executed replica called Lascaux 2.

Other Activities: Market shopping, Kayaking, Boating,Skiing, Hot Air Ballooning, Wildlife Viewing,Birding, Miniature golf Golfing,Horse riding, Cycling, rambling, Cooking, Wine tasting and 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

Hire canoes and canoe down the Dordogne River or simply relax next to the river with a picnic and a good book


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Trémolat, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Cottage ONLY Barn 990E
3 Jun 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Cottage and Barn
15 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Cottage ONLY Barn 990E
16 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Cottage ONLY Barn 780E
4 Nov 2018 - 6 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Cottage ONLY Barn 880E
7 Apr 2019 - 9 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Cottage ONLY Barn 1010E
10 Jun 2019 - 13 Jul 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Cottage and Barn
14 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Cottage ONLY Barn 990E
1 Sep 2019 - 2 Nov 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Cottage ONLY Barn 790E
3 Nov 2019 - 18 Apr 2020
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £351.52

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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