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

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

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Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights


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.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Karen Carter
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Afrikaans
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20 October, 2016
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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 29 holidaymaker reviews

Make beautiful memories! Live like a local in a typical French Holiday Cottage
average rating of 4.6896553 based on 29 reviews

Stunning cottage in a beautiful area!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing time we had in this beautiful cottage! It's the third time we've been back and it just keeps on getting better! The cottage is everything you could dream of in a quaint French setting! Well-run with extra little touches which make you feel so taken care of! Would highly recommend this wonderful place, will definitely be back again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Wonderful week in a wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage with bags of space. Great facilities and Tremolat is a lovely village with a great bistro and pizza restaurant.

We highly recommend this property and will certainly be visiting again. Karen was very helpful with any questions we had. If your looking for a relaxing holiday home with great facilities then this cottage is for you.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you for being such wonderful guests. We hope that you will stay longer next time Warm regards Karen
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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
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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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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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2 Oct 2016 - 4 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Early Spring
5 Mar 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
30 Apr 2017 - 20 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Summer Low
21 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
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1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
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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 £356

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

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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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