Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 6
This location has multiple holiday properties
|Begonia - Three Bedroom Deluxe Gite||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||1||+ cot|
In a rural retreat in the heart of the Périgord Noir. The Dordogne River, with canoeing and other watersports, is only 2km away and it is only 15km to the market towns of Sarlat and Souillac. The 12 gites are set in a 2½ acre site surrounded on 2 sides by woods. The site enjoys spectacular views over the village of Carlux and its XIII century château. Each gite is owned individually and the site managed by the Co-Propriety Les Gites de Carlux. The village of Carlux is a 10 minute woodland walk away with a bakery and bar/tabac. A butchers and fish van call at the village weekly and a pizza van parks up on Thursday Evening. Order your pizzas and have a drink in the bar and walk back to eat on your terrace. The GR6 footpath goes through Carlux and there is a cycle path along the river through the old railway tunnel.
On-site facilities include a 12 x 6m heated swimming pool, sunterraces with sun beds and parasols, badminton, boules, table tennis, table football, darts and children's playgrounds including a special area for under 6's and an adventure playground.
Begonia is a 3 bedroom gite and has been fully renovated by its owners Margaret and Jim Baker to provide a comfortable holiday home. It has a shower room and 2 toilets and can sleep up to 6 people with a separate kitchen and a large living dining space. The gite can accommodate an extra cot and or a folding bed to make the accommodation more flexible for families.
Our prices are all inclusive of local taxes and electricity along with bed linen, towels and tea towels which are changed weekly, pool towels are provided in season and changed fortnightly. You will also be provided with a supply of basic condiments and cleaning materials. Cots and highchairs are available on request and each gite has its own patio area with patio furniture and barbecue.
Begonias changeover day is Saturday. Midweek lettings are possible except in high season.
Begonia has a separate fully-fitted kitchen with a 4 burner hob, full oven and extractor, microwave, electric kettle, toaster and a fridge-freezer. There are french windows off the kitchen onto the terrace.
The dining/living area has a large dining table seating 6 comfortably and has 2 french windows opening onto the paved terrace with magnificent scenic village views.
A highchair is available on request.
Outdoor dining for 6 people with fixed bbq.
Begonia has a large living/dining room with 2 sofas, and an open fire, with french windows leading onto the terrace with scenic village views.
TV with UK Freesat box (showing English programmes)
Begonia has a ground floor bedroom with king size bed, dressing table and french windows leading out to the path to the pool area.
There is a first floor double bedroom with en suite toilet and washbasin and a twin bedroom with toy box, accessed via the double bedroom.
Fans in all bedrooms and a hair dryer is provided.
Begonia has a ground floor shower room and separate toilet with an upper floor en suite toilet and washbasin with the double bedroom.
Begonia has panel heaters and an open fire. The hot water tank heats overnight.
There is a shared heated pool with sun beds and parasols.
The site has table tennis, table football, darts, a boules and badminton court and 3 children play areas. Connect 4 Jenga and raquets and bats are available to borrow.
We are hosting fitness sessions and a bootcamp on site in 2018 ( charged as an extra).
Reflexology and massages are available on request (charged as an extra)
Large paved planted and gravelled terrace with fixed bbq and wooden dining furniture and a stunning village view.
There is parking for 1 car located close the rear of the gite. Visitors parking is at the rear of the site.
Begonia is particularly suitable for young children and has stair gates, cot, highchair and baby bath.
All gites have irons and ironing boards.
There are washing machines on site.
The site has free wi-fi.
Prices are inclusive of electricity local taxes and all linen and towels.
Basic condiments and cleaning materials are provided.
One of our staff is available every morning to help with any issues or for bookings for activities.
|Year property purchased||2008|
|Why this location?||,|
|Unique benefits of property||,|
If you fancy swinging through the tree tops, then there are 2 aerial parks located about 10 minutes from the gites. The biggest, the Foret d'Ecureuils, has 120m slides and some of the tyroliennes are reputedly 40m high. The complex is divided into different zones, from young children through to adults. Since it opened, it has been a very popular attraction for families staying at the gites.
Two of the great chateaux of the Dorodogne dating from the 13th century and playing pivotal roles during the Hundred Years War. Castelnaud has an impressive museum of warfare and both have spectacular views of the Dordogne River (and each other!).
We can arrange canoe trips for you on the Dordogne; our partners are based at Cenac and offer half day and full day outings taking in the 2 most beautiful stretches of the river, Carsac to Cenac and Cenac to Beynac. Suitable for all ages (over 4), it is a unique experience watching history pass you by as you float gently downstream. Once you have reached your destination, a bus service brings you back to your car.
The 'red city' located between Souillac and Brive. A stunning medieval town built from red sandstone which seems to glow in the sun. The buildings are beautifully preserved and there is a wonderful atmosphere as you explore the town.
The former railway line between Sarlat and Souillac has been restored and tarmacked and now provides an excellent cycle and walking track. It runs for around 22km, often by the river, and is ideal for families as it is free of cars and is relatively flat.
The city in the sky perched on the cliff tops overlooking the Dordogne Valley, the medieval Bastide of Domme is one of the treasures of the Dordogne. The views down the valley are stunning and you will feel very much part of history as you walk around the streets. Market day is on Thursday.
Two contrasting styles of gardens. Marquayssac perched on the cliffs above the Dordogne Valley has small formal gardens and then extensive walks along the cliff tops to the Belvedere overlooking La Roque Gageac (one of the prettiest villages in France). Eyrignac, located about 7km from us, is one of the foremost gardens of France - very formal and mainly green! The gardens of Cadiot (in the English style) are also in the vicinity.
The Dordogne is a region where food is a cornerstone of life, from the 2 hour lunch breaks to the daily ritual of a visit to the local boulangerie. This region is famous for its ducks and geese; in all the towns and villages, you will see countless shops selling foie gras, pates and rillettes. It is also one of the principle places where 'black diamonds', otherwise known as truffles are found. Walnuts feature heavily in the regional cuisine, from oils for salads, gateaux, liquors and chocolates. The charentais melons and strawberries can be found in all the markets during the summer months. The famous goats cheeses (cabecous, crottins) can be enjoyed on a traditional cheeseboard or warmed and served with a salad as a starter. The wines of the region are of excellent quality, the Cahors region producing a very distinctive full bodied red wine and the Bergerac region producing a full range of white, rose and red wines, including the very famous sweet wines of Monbazillac.
The biggest geological cave in the region, the Padirac chasm is over 100m deep and 32m wide. You descend into the cave complex by way of a boat journey on an underground river. The biggest cave (the Grand Dome) is a staggering 91m high.
Les Eyzies, know as the Capital of European Pre-history (National musuem of pre-history, Grotte du Grand Roc, Abri de Cro-Magnon). Font de Gaume located at the entrance of the village has one of the finest collections of pre-historic paintings still open to the public. Admission is limited to only 200 per day so you need to plan ahead. In the summer it is normally booked up to 3 weeks ahead! If you want to visit, ring and make a reservations (05 53 06 86 00).
There is a very popular equestrian centre at Vitrac (about 15 minutes drive away). They have a full range of facilities for all ages and abilities.
One of the most incredible attractions in the region, a UNESCO World Heritage site, La Roque St Christophe is a 1km long cliff, 80m high with 5 enormous galleries. Since troglodyte days, it has been a place of safe refuge. You get to see how the city was arranged and there are working replicas of the lifts which were needed to bring supplies up the cliff face.
In the Vezere Valley, you will have the opportunity to visit a replica of some of the most important pre-historic cave paintings ever discovered. The Lascaux cave is outstanding and the paintings are breathtaking. See bison, mammoths and cave dwellers dating back 10,000 years.
The Dordogne region is considered by many as the home of French cuisine. There are countless restaurants catering for all tastes and budgets. Among the outstanding are Le Relais de Cinq Chateaux at Vezac, La Meynardie at Salignac, Le Bistro de l'Octroi in Sarlat and Le Redouille in Souillac. Within walking distance, there is the GR6 in the centre of the village. This is our local bar/restaurant offering simple, sensibly priced menus of regional cuisine. Located just behind us is the Hostellerie de Bequignol, a small hotel with a gastronomic restaurant where you can enjoy fine al fresco cuisine. If you are looking for vegetarian cuisine, a number of our local restaurants now offer suitable dishes/menus.
Our local village offers a full range of shops, butchers, bakers, mini-supermarket and the halle paysanne. In July and August, there is a weekly farmers market and there is a weekly market throughout the year in the village of St-Julien-de-Lampon. There is a Post Office in the village and a pharmacy and bank in St-Julien. Sarlat and Souillac are both 15km away with a full range of shops and a choice of 5 major supermarkets and 4 discount outlets.
There is at least a market a day, the most famous being the Saturday market in Sarlat and the Sunday market in St-Cyprien. Go early to get the best selection and to avoid the crowds. There is a local producers market in Carlux on a Wednesday morning in July and August and a small market in the local village of St-Julien-de-Lampon on Thursday mornings.
One of the most visited sites in France a must see. Stunning architecture, the village clings to the hillside. Kings of France have been crowned here and it is one of the key pilgrimage points on the route to Santiago. A total of 7 churches are located on the religious level. There is also an excellent wild bird sanctuary (Rocher des Aigles) and children also love the monkey forest (Foret de Singes).
One of the finest examples of a medieval town in France. The centre of the town is picturesque and all the buildings are beautifully preserved. Market days (Wednesday and Saturday) are well worth a visit and an evening visit is a must as all the old town is lit up. During the period between mid-July and early August, there is a theatre festival and throughout the summer you are able to watch the street performers and listen to the musicians who perform in the streets of the old town.
The 60/70km stretch of the Dordogne River flowing through the Lot and the Perigord Noir must be one of the most picturesque river valleys in Europe. With countless medieval villages, breathtaking scenery and cliff-top chateaux, a trip either upstream or downstream is a must. Travelling upstream, you get to see the beautiful villages of Creysse, Carennac with its fortified abbey, Loubressac, a cliff-top village with panoramic views of the Chateaux at Castelnau and Beaulieu, a market town where the river widens. Downstream takes you past some of the major chateaux of the Dordogne, Montfort perched overlooking a loop of the river, Fayrac, Beynac, Castelnaud, Les Milandes and through the village of La Roque Gageac.
The GR6 runs through the centre of Carlux so you can use this national footpath to walk to Sarlat or Souillac. There is also a series of local circuits suitable for all abilities. We have detailed maps available.
Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 1, Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 6