Large holiday cottage with pool in Aquitaine

8.3/10
Tremolat (34km from Bergerac), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD004349 Advertiser since: 16 October 2015
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The French Country Cottage - Les Chouettes Self Catering Friday 4 8 2 Sofa bed

About this property

Live Like A Local In A Typical Perigordian Cottage. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Learn to Cook in France with a Professional Chef or on Your Own

Changeover day is any day!!!
Do you love to try out new recipes with lovely fresh ingredients? Then this region is for you.... The French Country Cottage - Les Chouettes is nestled in a bend of the Dordogne River only 1 km from Tremolat. Beautiful markets are in easy driving distance from this cottage offering superb ingredients to tempt your taste buds.
Typically Perigordian, with the high roof top and a sway, it backs onto a walnut orchard.
Enjoy the private use of the swimming pool with its view over the orchard. There are 3 outdoor living areas which enable you to eat outside; either next to the pool, on the patio or in the garden. You will love all that Les Chouettes has to offer as well as the area.
Tremolat offers 5 restaurants one of which is a well known Michelin Star restaurant in the Hotel Le Vieux Logis

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is equipped with a large 10 seater table for cosy conversation. Enjoy creating delicious meals from fresh ingredients bought at our local markets

Living rooms

We have two living rooms. One for the adults and one for the children. The main lounge is equipped with a flat screen TV, DVD machined DVDs, A satellite box for our English speaking guests and the Orange box for great French movies or English converted movies. A music system for your enjoyment as well as some board games for those rainy days

Bedrooms

We have 4 bedrooms. (Changeover days may be on any day)
2 bedrooms each a comfortable Queen size bed and one bedroom with a double bed and one bedroom that has twin beds that can be converted into a Kingsize bed.
We use good quality linen and duvets.
All the bedrooms have been decorated in a beautiful French country style.

Bathrooms

Upstairs is a shower room toilet and basin.
Downstairs has a bath, shower, toilet and basin.

Heating

We have wall heaters throughout and two fireplaces to warm the cottage.

Entertainment

There is a flat screen tv in the main lounge, with both English satellite tv channels and French tv.
There is also a dvd player and an assortment of dvds as well as a music centre for your enjoyment.
If you have Netflix account we also have a Chrome Cast pod for you to watch your favourite movies on the TV screen.

Garden and outside

There is a lovely secluded pool which overlooks the walnut orchard. We have a volley ball net and table tennis table for you to challenge your family and friends. Bicycles for a peddle through the countryside.

Parking and garages

There is plenty of on-site parking.

Visitor suitability

The cottage is great for any guests. From family get-togethers, friends who would like to congregate in one spot, or for you to have a quiet time on your own with that special loved one.

Information about any additional facilities

We have 8 bicycles on site for our guests who would like to peddle into the village or just simply to enjoy a cycle ride in the countryside

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: St Cyprian, Sarlat
Distance: 30 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Perch
Name of nearest fishing location: Dordogne River
Distance: 0.5 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Chateau le Merles
Distance: 15 km

Mountain biking

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Bordeaux

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Tremolat

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Pecharment and Bergerac
Distance: 20 km

Wine tasting and cookery

About the Owner, Mrs Karen Carter

We are a South African family just loving France.

Year property purchased 2010
Why this location? We fell in love with this beautiful area and all its Chateaux, markets and lovely scenery.
Unique benefits of property The cottage is perfectly situated. We a 1km from Tremolat which offers a Michelin Star restaurant, bistro, pizzeria, auberge, a wine bar and boulangerie all in one village.<br/>We are also in easy driving distance to great vineyards,chateaux, castles and more.

The Owner Recommends

Beynac Castle

30 kms

Sarlat

Visit this wonderful village and all it has to offer in particularly on a Wednesday and Saturday when they have the best market!!

2 Reviews
8.3/10
  • Cleanliness: 8
  • Comfort: 8.5
  • Condition: 8.5
  • Facilities: 8
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 8.5
  • Value for Money: 7.5
6.6 / 10 Lieven 12 August, 2016

We know the Dordogne is a beautifull region, with a lot to do everywhere and history around you. This goes, of course for the lovely village of Tremolat and close surroundings.

Well lets say the pictures of the house are very well taken. Reality is less kept. Also the construction workers in the barn started early mornings. And thus the barn was not available as one add said.

The garden was smaller and not protected from the street, which altough a backroad, has cars passing by at high speed. So the little children can not play unattended for a while.

The kitchen is not easy towork in. Some of the material is not up to standard.

So altough the region is beautifull and the house can take 8, it misses taking care to be in this price category. Nonetheless we had a fine time, sometimes trying to ignore the things that bothered us.

10 / 10 JackyH 5 April, 2016

This charming property 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! From the moment I walked through the door of Les Chouettes I felt right at home in the beautifully warm & cosy kitchen. It 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, each with a fireplace and the well-equipped kitchen also doubled up as a sort of lounge area, with many spare moments enjoyed around the table or happily cooking, 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 and restaurants to visit and see in this magical part of France. I can highly recommend Les Chouettes.

Owner response

Dear Jacqui
Thank you for your wonderful review. We invite you to visit us again soon.
Warm regards
Karen