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Karen Carter

Member since: 2008
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Speaks English, French, Afrikaans

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

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

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

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


The French Country Cottage - Les Chouettes (The Owls) is a typical Perigoridian Cottage. It is found 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 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.

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.

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

The kids lounge is equipped with Playstation 2 too.

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. We are 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, as well as a new comer called Les Tartines which serves delicious tartines for those who are looking for a little something. 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 to pick up ingredients for a meal later.

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

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Karen Carter (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, Afrikaans

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 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 Perigord Noir

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 - 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!!


based on 27 holidaymaker reviews

Make beautiful memories! Live like a local in a typical French Holiday Cottage
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 27 reviews

Fantastic house, fantastic host!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at The French Country Cottage. The house is very spacious with everything you need provided. Comfy beds, lots of different places to eat outside, nice big towels, spacious kitchen and different areas to relax in in the house too. The swimming pool is great. Tremolat is a lovely little town which is about a 15 min walk away. Limuel is another beautiful village nearby (to drive or cycle to). Couldn't recommend this house enough! We will definitely be going back! Karen and Simon are great hosts, friendly and full of lots of information on local activities. Thanks for a fantastic stay!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Owner's Response: We are glad that you have had a wonderful time in the Dordogne and have enjoyed our cottage in the country . You have been wonderful guests. We look forward to seeing you soon. Warm regards Karen
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Lovely location, great pool

  • 4 of 5

House is very equipped, the master bedroom is magnificent. It's nice not to have to bring your own bedding and towels.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Fantastic family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday. Family of 4 with 2 teenagers. Beautiful well equipped cottage. Clean and comfortable with everything you need. Lovely pool. Very useful to have bikes. Area quiet and peaceful. Tremolat has lovely places to eat and bakeries. Lots to do and see in surrounding area. A great holiday. Would definitely return and highly recommend. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very happy that you enjoyed our cottage and the area Warm regards Karen
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Most beautiful hideaway in Tremolat

  • 5 of 5

It’s nearly impossible to find any words to describe this magnificent place. We’ve had a beautiful fortnight here with biking, swimming and most of all enjoying the small towns, villages, markets and castles. Thank you so much for your warm hospitality! We’ re definitly looking forward to come back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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An adventure in the country

  • 5 of 5

Arriving at this house I was in awe in just how scenic the country side is, nestled next to a walnut orchard my holiday hear allowed me a great break from my busy life style. Biking along the quaint streets or going for a quite glass of wine in the town square are a couple of activities I was able to enjoy in Tremolat, If i did not feel like going out there was a number of activities my friends and i could enjoy, such as lounging by the pool and playing volley ball at the house or simply having drinks in the garden over looking the orchard. My Compliments to the owner for helping me out with anything i needed as well as their recommendations on tourist sights that were good to see.

I would definitely recommend this as a getaway for any one looking to escape the hustle and bustle for a bit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review. I am glad that you and your friends have had a wonderful time. We look look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Les Chouettes French Country Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Don't make the mistake of thinking of "cottage" as small. This charming property is actually a rather large and surprisingly spacious home, and provided me with the most perfect place to have a true French-style getaway break from the humdrum and stress of day-to-day living! There is something extra special and welcoming for me about stepping through the entrance to a home and finding oneself in the kitchen, the true heart of any great home, and from the moment I walked through the door of Les Chouettes I felt right at home in the beautifully warm & cosy (again, do not think small here) kitchen. In fact, when we weren't cuddled up in the warmth and extreme comfort of our beds, or relaxing in the lounge watching a bit of TV or reading in front of the roaring fireplace, most of our time at home was spent at the kitchen table, planning our days, or meals or activities for the day, eating, drinking coffee or wine and just having a good chat and many laughs. The home is pretty as a picture from the outside and the inside does not disappoint. Each of the 4 bedrooms is tastefully furnished and decorated with a genuine, yet subtle French theme throughout. The beds are super comfy and the bedlinen is of a beautiful, high quality. In the bathrooms there was never a shortage of fluffy, white dry towels and each room throughout the house was heated to just the right temperature for the rather chilly conditions at the time. There are 2 separate lounges and as mentioned the kitchen also doubled up as a sort of lounge area, so no matter how many in your family and what their ages, there is plenty of space for everyone to relax without falling over one another! The garden is huge and I'd imagine in the summer, it provides a perfect setting for al fresco meals under the gazebo outside the kitchen or plenty of fun times in and around the large pool area. The location of the property is ideal with many interesting and beautiful places to visit and see in this magical part of France. Every morning we started our day with a brisk walk, or you could just as easily take a relaxing, casual stroll through the village and surrounds. There is a wide variety of fine restaurants and eateries in pretty close proximity and the absolute highlight for me was a very special lunch at the Michelin-starred restaurant at Le Vieux Logis, right in the heart of Tremolat. The memories from this holiday and my gorgeous home-away from-home will happily

linger forever.....

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jacqui Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I am glad you had such a wonderful time. You were the perfect guest, leaving the cottage exactly as you found it. I hear you are famous in the Dordogne for making the best fires!!!! We look forward to welcoming you at The French Country Cottage - Les Chouettes again soon. Warm regards Karen
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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, Perigord Noir

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27 Aug 2016 - 1 Oct 2016
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2 Oct 2016 - 4 Mar 2017
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Early Spring
5 Mar 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
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30 Apr 2017 - 20 May 2017
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Summer Low
21 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
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5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £347

28 day stay of 110€ per night is low season only

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Trémolat in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
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 Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Downstairs bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 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
  • 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
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
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, 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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