In an area of outstanding beauty, Dahlia is a comfortable spacious 3 bedroom house that manages to achieve the impossible, a peaceful rural retreat in one of France's busiest tourist areas and within easy driving distance of all the principle tourist sites of the Dordogne and Lot - Sarlat, Beynac, Domme, Rocamador and La Roc Gageac.
Downstairs comprises a living/dining area for 6 people with a log burning fire and french doors to the private terrace. The separate kitchen is fully equipped for 6 people. The downstairs bedroom has a king size bed, fitted wardrobes and french doors to the terrace. The bathroom has a bath with shower, wash basin and wc. Upstairs is a large family bedroom with a king size bed, single bed and a travel cot. Across the mezzanine floor is a single bedroom. The shower room is accessed through the single bedroom.
Located on a private 1.5 hectare site of 12 gites with a shared heated pool the house overlooks the medieval village of Carlux with shops, restaurants and bar. The Dordogne River is 2km from the village and offers fishing, bird watching, canoeing and kayaking with a walking and cycle path beside the river. The GR6 path runs through Carlux village. Golf, tennis, horseback riding and balloon flights and children's theme parks can be found nearby.
The beautifully restored medieval town of Sarlat with it's Wed and Sat markets and many shops and restaurants is a 15 minute drive.
The region is renowned for it's gourmet cuisine - fois gras, duck, truffles, walnuts, fruit, and wines. Two historic eras are represented locally by the prehistoric cave painting of Lascaux and the many medieval chateaux like Castelnaud with its seige engines. Dahlia is perfectly situated to enjoy all there is to see and do in the Dordogne and Lot.
The fitted kitchen is fully-equipped to cater for 6 people and has a 5 burner hob, oven, large fridge-freezer, drinks fridge, washing machine, microwave, kettle, toaster. An iron, ironing board and clothes airer are available.
The living/dining area has dining and seating for 6 people with an enclosed log burning fire and french doors to the terrace with a view to Carlux village. On the mezzanine floor are English language books toys and games.
The downstairs bedroom has a king size bed and fitted wardrobes. French doors lead to the terrace. The upstairs family room has a king size, a single bed and a travel cot. The third bedroom has a single bed. Access to the shower room is through the single bedroom.
The downstairs bathroom has a bath, over bath shower, wash basin and toliet. The upstairs shower room has a shower cubicle, wash basin and wc. Access to the shower room is through the single bedroom.
An enclosed log burning fire is in the living room and convects to the upstairs level. There are electric wall heaters downstairs. Fans are available.
Free wi-fi is available. Dvd player and dvds.
The gite has a dual aspect terrace, the dining terrace seats 6, has a chimney bbq and a view to the village, the sun terrace has 4 sunbeds and a parasol with a view to the pool. It is situated on 1.5 hectares of well maintained private grounds with a heated pool which is shared with the other gites. It is surrounded by woods and has a peaceful rural feel. The site provides a badminton court, a boules court, table tennis, table football and three childrens playgrounds.
There is parking for one car outside the door to the gite.
Dahlia is suitable for families and couples.
Dahlia in Les Gites de Carlux near the Dordogne River is ideally situated for all the principle tourist sites of the Dordogne and Lot. It achieves the impossible, a quiet rural retreat at the heart of one of the busiest tourist areas in France. Besides the history and chateaux there is so much to see and do in all the villages with markets, fetes, galas and music festivals throughout the summer.
Jim White and Cathy MacLean are pleased to share their holiday home with you and trust you will enjoy it as much as they do.
|Year property purchased||2008|
|Why this location?||Carlux achieves the impossible, a peaceful village in the heart of the busy tourist area of the Dordogne. All the major tourist attractions are less the 30 minutes away.|
|Unique benefits of property||The large comfortable house offers all the comforts of home with a terrace and barbecue and located in shared private grounds with a heated swimmimg pool.|
Beautiful riverside village and chateau
Village and castle with medieval seige engines
Knights Templer bastide village, Thursday market.
Prehistoric Cave Paintings
Amazing rock face village,Templar Hospital and pilgrimage site
Beautifully preserved medieval town. Markets Wednesday and Saturday