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Holiday Cottage with private pool 1 km from Tremolat Village, close to Sarlat

Karen Carter

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, dutch, Afrikaans
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Karen Carter

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, dutch, Afrikaans
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Holiday Cottage with private pool 1 km from Tremolat Village, close to Sarlat

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Tremolat Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

The French Country Cottage is a restored farmhouse. It offers a tranquil environment, charming French decor, a great pool for those warm sunny days which looks over a walnut orchard.

The farmhouse has 4 nice size bedrooms and is able to comfortably accommodate up to 8 people'. The main bedroom is beautifully decorated and very spacious

The kitchen is well-equipped for you to try your hand at any new recipes with the ingredients from any of the nearby markets. There is a good size stove and oven, fridge/freezer, and microwave. The dishwasher will take care of the dirty dishes.

The sitting room is equipped with SAT/TV, DVD and CD player and board games for rainy weather.

Cots and high chairs are available on request.

Outside the swimming pool is fenced and there is a large garden for the children to run free.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:: The french country cottage is a great rental and is only a 15 minute walk from the village, There are 3 fantastic restaurants in the village - one of which holds a Michelin star and is situated in Le Vieux Logis hotel - there is a pizzeria, and a fantastic Bistro which offers typical Perigordian cuisine. There is a great little bakery where you can buy your morning croissants and baguettes for a picnic later in the day. We love cycling through the countryside to visit the local markets. There is also small supply store in the village for items you may have forgotten to buy.

Approximately 3 km from the cottage is the Bassin nautique which is one the Dordogne River, here you and your family can enjoy all types of water activities - water skiiing, peddle boating, paddling and swimming. There is also a great pizzeria/restuarant where you can sit outside and enjoy the sun setting over the Dordogne River.

Leaving Tremolat village (on the other side) a mere 4 km is a typical Perigordian Auberge called Les Truffiers. Here you will be welcomed by Yannick. You will enjoy the most incredible meal (try to go with an empty stomach)

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Karen Carter (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, dutch, Afrikaans

About Karen Carter

The owners are Alan and Karen Carter, we are South African,. We have travelled and lived in various parts of the world and included all the things we like to have when we are away from home. We discovered the Dordogne in 2008 when we visited a friend who owns a property outside Tremolat. We both have fallen in love with the area. Alan and I would like to share our beautiful farmhouse with anyone who loves fabulous food, unbelievable scenery, amazing history, and peace. The peace you too discover.

Karen Carter purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Karen Carter chose Tremolat

We fell in love with Tremolat and the beautiful Dordogne region when we visited in 2008 We have returned every year since that trip and we now have our beautiful home. Tremolat offers 4 superb restaurants and is within easy reach of wine regions such as Bordeaux, Begerac, Pecharment, and the lovely smooth wines of Monbazzilac ( gorgeous with fois gras), It is also within easy driving distance of wonderful historical sites such as Baynac and Castlenaud Castles, 1 hour from the paleolithic sites such as Les Eysiers. We are in easy access (only 35 km from Bergerac Airport, Bordeaux Airport is a 2 hour drive from the house)

What makes this cottage unique

FREE WIFI - JUNE and SEPTEMBER Specials - :: GREAT for CHILDREN The property is in easy access of the main freeways. No matter what your interests are, everything is close by - vineyards, castle and history, history of early man, nature, water sports, walking, cycling, markets, shopping and fabulous restaurants. Around every corner is a new experience!!

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Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Holiday Cottage with private pool 1 km from Tremolat Village, close to Sarlat
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Wow! It was picture perfect! Much more than I expected - and I do have fairly high standards. The house was big, bedrooms were beautiful and the kitchen was a pleasure to cook in. On the cold evenings the fire in the lounge was stunning and on the warm evenings we sat outside surrounded by fairy lights, listening to the owls and had brilliant BBQ's. The local walks are recommended, all in all 12 out of 10. Thank you Karen and Alan. Love Sue and Wayne Monk

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Wayne and Sue We are glad that you found everything you needed at Les Chouettes and that you were warm enough:) We hope that it won't be too long before you return. Best Regards Karen and Alan


  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to stay at Les Chouettes for four weeks and had the holiday of a life time. The property, Tremolat and surrounding area are truly wonderful. Les Chouettes is the perfect base and offers everything that you may want or need. Karen was fantastic in the run up and during our holiday, checking that we were having a great time and Simon was on hand locally to do the same. If you get chance to visit Les Chouettes then take it with both hands! Thank you for the best holiday!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Leigh Thank you for your wonderful review. You were all great guests - I hope you return to Les Chouettes soon Regards Karen

The Best of Times

  • 5 of 5

We spent two great weeks at this cottage starting the end of June 2014. It was a very comfortable setting for our multi-family gathering. The cottage has a well stocked kitchen for our large family dinners. We loved the outside dining areas. And although the weather wasn't the best, the pool and the bicycles were well used. The cottage and the location truly reflect the website description. Karen and her team went out of their way to make sure our needs were taken care of. We highly recommend the cottage and location to all others looking to explore this part of France.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alana Thank you for your lovely review. We have really enjoyed hosting your friends and family as you were all so appreciative. I loved hearing about your long cycle trips. You are all welcome to return at any time. Thank you for leaving our precious cottage in excellent condition. Best Regards Karen

Lovely cottage in peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cottage, located just outside the small, picturesque village of Tremolat, is an ideal base to explore this part of the rich and historic Dordogne region. We were a group of 6--mom, dad, 2 kids (14 and 5), and 2 grandparents--who stayed for a week at the end of June 2014. The house with its many bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and numerous common areas, comfortably accommodated our group with space to be together and apart. The pool, with its views over the adjacent walnut orchards, was a lovely place to swim and relax after a day of sightseeing. Our kids absolutely loved the pool and spent every afternoon in the water. There are too many things in the region to see and do to list them all. Suffice to say, if you stay here you will be as busy as you want to be and cannot possibly run out of things to do and see (we particularly enjoyed the prehistoric sites around Les Eyzies, Chateau Castelnaud and the market in Sarlat as well as a few markets in some of the smaller towns). Upon arrival at the cottage, we were greeted by the property manager, Simon, who helpfully provided a tour of the clean and well-kept property and grounds and showed us the location of key items. Simon was easily reached during our stay and happily accommodated our requests. Linens, including sheets, duvets, pillows and towels, were all very clean and to a high standard. The kitchen was well-stocked with pots, pans, plates and glasses for a group. It is very helpful to have a car to explore the area, although there is branch line train service to Tremolat which is within walking distance of the cottage. In addition to the train station, Tremolat has a number of amenities for such a small town--patisserie, market day, Relais & Chateaux restaurant, casual pizzeria and historic church--which complement the amenities of the cottage. At the time of our stay, only the upstairs (master) bedroom had air conditioning, but the thick stone walls of the house keep the lower level of the house very cool and the 2 downstairs bedrooms remained quite cool and comfortable for sleeping with just fans (despite experiencing temps around 85+ F/25+ C for several days/early evenings during our stay, which may be unusual). Overall, the property is well-set up and supplied and it was easy to connect and work with both the owner (Karen) and property manager (Simon) regarding our stay. We would love to return if our travels bring us to this part of the world again!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Tempe, Arizona

Tranquil country setting in Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

Homelike and surrounded by chirping birds, this is the perfect getaway spot for families wanting to explore the prehistoric ruins of the Dordogne or who want the picnic on its banks. The comfortable beds and wifi made it easy to both be on a "retreat" from the world and still stay connected. There's a small store in the nearby village and, as everywhere in France, decent restaurants serving the local specialties. The weather was a bit rainy while we were there, but we loved our drives to the Lascaux cave museum. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Large enough for families, it's also perfect for couples.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marylee Thank you for you lovely review, we have tried to think of what our guests would need to make a happy memorable holiday. We enjoyed having you as our guests as much as you enjoyed being there. We look forward to seeing you again. Best regards Karen Carter +27835001719

The perfect getaway spot!

  • 5 of 5

Les Chouettes is quite simply fantastic! From the moment we walked through the door we felt as if we were in a home away from home. The house and garden has every comfort you could hope for, catering for the young and old, hot weather and cold weather, the active or those in search of some 'feet up' time. Karen and Alan were so welcoming and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. It is situated in a beautiful part of Tremolat and gives you access to the most picturesque parts of Dordogne. I would highly recommend anyone who has the opportunity to stay in this stunning spot to grab it with both hands!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bassin Nautique
Nearest Ferry
680 Kilometres
Le Have
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Tremolat Village
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The French Country Cottage Les Chouettes is situated 1 km from Tremolat village. The property backs onto a walnut orchard, and is close to great walks, and cycle trips in the countryside. One can enjoy lovely day trips by foot,bike or car. .

Other Activities: Market shopping, Kayaking, Boating,Skiing, Hot Air Ballooning, Wildlife Viewing,Birding, Miniature golf Golfing,Horse riding, Cycling, rambling, Cooking, Fine Dining experiences

Golf: Golf La Peyriere St Genies 12-18 Hole

Golf at Chateau Les Merles Tuiliers Mouleydier 9 Holes

Golf De Lolivarie Siorac 9 Holes

Ski: Water skiing is available at the Bassin Nautique. You are also able to take lessons if necessary


Rates & Availability

From €170 Per night

Tremolat Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Low
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 26 2015
5 night minimum stay
Apr 27 2015 - Jun 7 2015
5 night minimum stay
Summer Low
Jun 8 2015 - Jul 16 2015
5 night minimum stay
Jul 17 2015 - Sep 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
Sep 19 2015 - Nov 14 2015
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Nov 15 2015 - Mar 5 2016
5 night minimum stay
Spring Low
Mar 7 2016 - May 14 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €300
Notes 28 day stay of 110€ per night is low season only

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Tremolat Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Upstairs in large bedroom there is 1 Queen Bed; in the smaller bedroom upstairs there is a Double Bed; Downstairs we have: 2 3/4 beds that may be converted into a King bed; There is another queen size bed in the last room. We have a portable Camp cot available Extra sleeper couch is available in the Children's lounge
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Situated behind a Walnut Orchard. 1 Km Easy Walk to the Delightful Village of Tremolat with its World Class Michelin Star Restaurant , a Bistro, Pizzeria and and a fantastic Auberge - where you will be welcomed by Yannik and served the most delicious local cuisine. Gazebo. Pet Friendly: Small dogs only. Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer. Covered Parking. Wood Fireplace. Full Kitchen: including kettle, toaster, blender, steamer, cafetiere

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