Holiday villa with pool in Dordogne village

1km from Tremolat, Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD006139 Advertiser since: 8 February 2018
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Casa Carolina Self Catering Saturday 4 8 2 Baby's cot available

About this property

Sleeps 8, Private Pool, Walking Distance To Village. This villa is in a village setting.

Casa Carolina is a spacious family house just 5 minutes walk from the popular, picturesque village of Tremolat in the heart of the Dordogne.

The accommodation is ideal for a large family or two families holidaying together: three double bedrooms, one twin-bedded room, two bathrooms, two wcs (one separate), spacious lounge, large dining room, fully equipped kitchen and utility room provide everything you need for a relaxing holiday with family and/or friends.

The entrance hall leads through to the dining room, which comfortably seats 8, with French doors that open on to the terrace with additional eating areas and bbq. Further into the garden is the 9m x 4m pool with sun-loungers and parasols, and at the rear of the garden is a games room. The entire garden is surrounded by hedges to provide privacy and the pool area is fenced to provide security for younger children.
Also on the ground floor is the fully fitted kitchen which has a full sized electric fan oven with gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, large fridge freezer plus ample crockery, glasses and cutlery and a large selection of cooking ware, utensils and serving dishes. Next door is a utility room with full size washing machine and drying facilities. To make your stay easier we also provide some of the basic foodstuffs: tea, coffee, sugar, olive oil, spices, condiments, plus all cleaning materials, laundry soap, toilet rolls and hand soaps.

Leading from the hall is a double bedroom with 4’6” bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables. Next door is a bathroom with bath and shower over and separate wc.

Upstairs leads to the spacious lounge with French doors opening onto a balcony overlooking the garden and pool and neighbouring fields. Large comfy leather sofas and easy chairs make this an ideal place to relax and contemplate the view or watch the flat screen tv with UK Freesat and dvd player. There is also a selection of dvds, a Bluetooth speaker and wi-fi, plus family games and books.

Also on this floor are three further bedrooms: one double with 4’6” bed, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables, plus a vanity sink unit; one double with 4’6” bed, wardrobes, chest of drawers and bedside tables; and one twin bedded room with built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables. Adjacent to these bedrooms is the large bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and wc.

To ease you into your holiday, on your arrival, you will receive a welcome pack of wine, soft drinks, milk, butter, jam, croissants and snacks, leaving you with the opportunity to relax, eat out at a local restaurant that evening then think about the food shopping in the morning.

For more information about the property: drop us an email and we will answer any queries you may have about the house or surrounding area. We can also provide more information about activities and a list of events throughout the high season.
What is there to do in the area? If you don't want to get back in the car just relax around the pool, walk into the village with its 4 restaurants (one a Michelin starred) or walk along the bank of Dordogne river through walnut groves and fields of sunflowers. Hire a canoe, go paddle boarding or water-skiing at the Bassin Nautique on the edge of the village. Play tennis or boules. Visit the 12th century church and its cloisters. Wander the hills above Tremolat with their fantastic views across the valley, or take one of the many signposted walks through the countryside.

Or spend every day doing something adventurous or going somewhere different. This area of France is steeped in a history that goes back to the days of cavemen. Underground caves, formal gardens, chateaux, battle re-enactments are just a sample of the many cultural activities on offer. For the more active a little further afield are a waterpark and treetop adventure parks. There are several golf courses in the area and horse riding is available in the nearby village. There are also many 'special' events peculiar to each town or village a list of which will be provided.
The area is a paradise for ramblers and cyclists with walks clearly signposted and weekly- arranged local trips into the woodlands. Keen cyclists enjoy the testing hills and gentle lanes to explore.

The area is famous for its wine and food and there are many ferme auberges and restaurants offering everything from snacks to Michelin starred meals.

In addition to its four restaurants Tremolat village also has a bakery, which also sells basic food stuffs, all within easy walking distance. Just a few minutes drive away are two Ferme Auberges and in the nearby villages of Limeuil and Paunat are a further five more restaurants. All are very popular with visitors and locals alike and all of them provide childrens’ menus.

In addition, through late June to early September it's Marche Gourmand time. These events are held in many of the local villages and provide a splendid evening's entertainment. Beginning around 7pm seating and eating areas are arranged in the village square and local suppliers provide an assortment of freshly prepared specialities plus the usual steak -frites. As the evening progresses there is entertainment which goes on into the night providing a fun atmosphere for all the family.

Type

Villa

Kitchen and dining

The entrance hall leads through to the dining room, which comfortably seats 8, with French doors that open on to the terrace with its additional eating areas and bbq.

Also on the ground floor is the fully fitted kitchen which has a full sized electric fan oven with gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, large fridge freezer plus ample crockery, glasses and cutlery and a large selection of cooking ware, utensils and serving dishes. Next door is a utility room with full size washing machine and drying facilities. To make your stay easier we also provide some of the basic foodstuffs: tea, coffee, sugar, olive oil, spices, condiments, plus all cleaning materials, laundry soap, toilet rolls and hand soaps.

Living rooms

Upstairs leads to the spacious lounge with French doors opening onto a balcony overlooking the garden and pool and neighbouring fields. Large comfy leather sofas and easy chairs make this an ideal place to relax and contemplate the view or watch the flat screen tv with UK Freesat and dvd player.

There is also a selection of dvds, a Bluetooth speaker and wi-fi, plus family games and books.

Bedrooms

Leading from the hall on the ground floor is a double bedroom with 4’6” bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables.

Upstairs are three further bedrooms: one double with 4’6” bed, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables, plus a vanity sink unit; one double with 4’6” bed, wardrobes, chest of drawers and bedside tables; and one twin bedded room with built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables.

All bedlinens are provided with a weekly change for longer lets.

Bathrooms

Adjacent to the upstairs bedrooms is a large bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and wc. Next door to the ground floor bedroom is a bathroom with bath and shower over and separate wc. There are hairdryers in both bathrooms

Bath and hand towels are provided, as are toilet rolls, hygiene bags and hand soap.

Heating

Both the dining room and lounge have wood burning stoves and there are electric heaters in the bedrooms. Heating is only available at an additional cost.

Garden and outside

From the dining room French doors open on to the terrace with a covered eating area and bbq. Further into the garden is the 9m x 4m pool with sun-loungers and parasols, and an additional eating area and at the rear of the garden is a games room, with table football, games and a sofa, an ideal place to lose the children! There's also a badminton net, racquets and shuttlecocks.
The entire garden is surrounded by hedges to provide privacy and the pool area is fenced to provide security for younger children.

Parking and garages

On-site parking for 3 cars on private gated drive.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for families, with children of all ages. The downstairs bedroom and adjacent bathroom make the house ideal for guests with mobility problems.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Tremolat
Distance: 1 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout, Pike-Perch
Name of nearest fishing location: Dordogne
Distance: 1 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Domaine de la Marterie D 710, Saint-Felix-de-Reillac-et-Mortemart
Distance: 22 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Western Horse Farm, Paunat
Distance: 7 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Route de Vins Bergerac

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR6 Tremolat to Lalinde and many more

Watersports

Wine tasting

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

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Kris Taylor

I'm an English woman who met an Italian man in Tremolat, whilst on holiday in 2006, and fell in love with both! We now live and work here all year round and share our passion for the area through our newly purchased villa and our business - Duck & Truffle, which provides wine tours of the Bergerac vineyards, and truffle hunting. My parents, who also have a house in the village, have spent the past 6 years looking after guests at their rental house and now use their experience to look after ours.

Year property purchased 2018
Why this location? We just love Tremolat and the Dordogne area. When friends and family arrive in the region they all say that they feel immediately relaxed and at home. The countryside is simply beautiful, the views are amazing, the area is rich in history, and there's so much to do and to see. The locals are very welcoming plus, of course there's great food and wine!
The village has its own bakery that also sells basic groceries. Every Tuesday there's a market in the square selling fresh meat, vegetables, locally produced soft fruits and cheese. The nearest shops and supermarkets are just ten minute drive away as are doctors, dentists and pharmacies.
Throughout the year there are events held in nearby towns and villages from flea markets to medieval fetes. Throughout the summer months this area is known for its Marche Gourmands, where folk gather in the square and partake of locally sourced food prepared on-site and eaten on long tables to the accompaniment of music and entertainment.
Unique benefits of property Our property has 4 double bedrooms with a private swimming pool in a secluded garden and only a short walk to the village. This size of property is normally only found on the outskirts of villages. Tremolat has 4 restaurants around the village square: a bistro, a tapas bar, a pizzeria and a Michelin starred restaurant. Within a short drive, up in the surrounding hills, are 2 Ferme Auberges.
From the house it's just a short walk to the river Dordogne where there are many water-sports and picnic areas. Throughout the summer months there are many musical events both in the village and at the water's edge.

The Owner Recommends

Wine tour of the Bergerac vineyards

Local company based in Tremolat, Duck & Truffle, organises day wine tours. They pick you up from your accommodation and share their passion of local wines.