Holiday gites with pool for rental Dordogne - AD000161_K

Carlux (17km from Sarlat-la-Caneda), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD000161_K Advertiser since: 13 July 2011

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Giroflee - Two Bedroom Deluxe Gite Self Catering Sunday 2 5 2

About this property

Lovely Gite With Magnificent Views Of Carlux Village. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Giroflee has been improved and maintained to a high standard by its owner and is a much loved and frequently used holiday home.
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 individually owned 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 in the village 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.

Giroflee has been improved and maintained to a high standard by its owners and is a much loved and frequently used holiday home. Giroflee is situated on the front of the site offering stunning village views. The gite sleeps up to 5 people in spacious accommodation over two floors. The large kitchen/living/dining room (30m²), with wood burning stove has doors out to both terraces with wooden garden furniture and fixed bbq.

The ground floor in addition to the living space has a double bedroom with French windows onto the side terrace, a shower room and separate toilet.. On the upper floor there is a twin room with en suite toilet and washbasin. One of the single beds has a full size trundle bed underneath for an additional person. We can provide cots, and folding beds 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 enough coffee and tea to have a hot drink on arrival. Cots and highchairs are available on request.

Giroflee has a terrace on both sides of the property and has a good mix of sun and shade. Both terraces have good quality wooden tables and chairs and two sun loungers.

There is free wi-fi on site.



Kitchen and dining

The well equipped kitchen has a very full range of crockery, glasses and cooking utensils, and has a large fridge-freezer, microwave, hob with 4 gas rings, electric kettle toaster and Nespresso Coffee Machine. There is a table top fan oven, a dishwasher and washing machine. Washing machine liquid and dish wash tablets are provided.

The indoor dining table seats 6 and there are wooden tables and chairs on each side of the wraparound terrace for outdoor dining.

Living rooms

The open plan living/dining/kitchen has a sofa and 2 arm chairs set around a wood burning stove.

Bookshelves hold DVD's and a good supply of English books


The ground floor bedroom has a double bed with lightweight duvet. There is a wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables with lamps.

On the upper floor there are twin beds (one has a full size single trundle bed underneath) all with lightweight duvets, a bedside table with lamps and a hanging space with full length mirror and ample storage.


The ground floor bathroom has a shower and washbasin with a separate toilet. The upper floor bedroom has an en suite toilet and washbasin.


There are panel heaters on the ground floor and a wood burning stove. There is a heated towel rail on the upper floor. 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 Jenga and Giant Connect 4 and 3 childrens play areas.

We host fitness sessions and a bootcamp on site ( charged as an extra).

Reflexology and massage are available in your own Gite (charged as an extra)

A 10 minute woodland walk will take you to the Village for the bar/cafe and Pizza Van (on Thursday Evenings) Look out for events at the Castle.

Garden and outside

There are tables and chairs on each side of the house offering an opportunity to sit in sun or shade. Parasols and two sun beds are included.

The grounds of the Gites are well maintained with hedges separating each property and lots of shrubs and trees.

Giroflee has views of the village and castle.

There is a 15 minute walk to the village through the woods.

Parking and garages

Giroflee has a dedicated parking space to the rear of the property and additional parking for visitors at the rear of the site.

Visitor suitability

There are several steps up to Giroflees terrace which is gravel so its difficult for wheel chair access or those with walking difficulties.

Information about any additional facilities

Giroflee is lucky to have a lovely view across the valley to the Village and the Castle. We have a wraparound terrace which enjoys sunshine and shade.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: River fish and trout
Name of nearest fishing location: River Dordogne
Distance: 2 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Domaine de Rochebois 24200 Vitrac
Distance: 16 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Ferme Equestre de Vitrac 24200 Vitrac
Distance: 16 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR6


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Susan Crowther

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2008
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Aerial Parks

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.

Beynac and Castelnaud

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.

Cycle Track

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.

Gardens of Marquayssac and Eyrignac

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.

Gouffre de Padirac

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.

Grotte de Font de Gaume, Les Eyzies

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).

Horse Riding

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.

La Roque St Christophe

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.

Lascaux II, Montignac

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.

Local Restaurants

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.

Local Shops

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 Dordogne Valley

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.

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