Explore the magic of the Dordogne Valley
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About Karen Carter
The owners are Alan and Karen Carter, we are South African,. We have travelled and lived in America and the UK 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 and now recently our newly RENOVATED barn 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 Trémolat
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 cottage. Tremolat itself offers 4 superb restaurants and 1 wine bar 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 - Winter Specials - :: GREAT for CHILDREN We are equipped with table tennis, Volley Ball and Bicycles. The property is in easy access of the main freeways. No matter what your interests are, everything is close by - vineyards, castles and history, history of early man, nature, water sports, walking, cycling, markets, shopping and fabulous restaurants. Around every corner is a new experience!!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please may we request that you smoke only outdoors
Unless a personal request has been made
A volley ball net and ping pong table is avail on
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:15 (sleeps up to 12 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We had a lovely time in Trémolat. A beautiful setting with lots to do. The house was perfect for x2 families of 4. We'll equipped kitchen with many basics such as herbs provided. Lots of helpful info on markets available in a helpful book. Would happily stay again.
Thank you Kelly for writing about our beautiful cottage. We are thrilled that you had a lovely time and that the weather was good to you.
We look forward to having you to stay again soon.
A superb relaxing venue
A family holiday saw us rent the cottage and barn for ten nights .Accommodation was excellent ,super pool and very well equipped for families.
Les Chouttes was spacious and comfortable and exceeded our expectation s.The village of Trémolat was charming and restraints , particularly the Vieux Logis were very good.
Convenient for canoeing the Dordogne at Limeuil , visiting Le Buguevwuite close and seeing Sarlat at night .
Our communication with the owner and as excellent as she always responded very quickly.
I would be happy to recommend Les Chouettes to any family and would return in the future .Finally it was excellent value for money .
Thank you Karen
A lovely cottage, but beware the summer months
Overall, the property itself is beautiful. Very tastefully furnished, spacious bathrooms, pretty outdoor landscaping, nice pool area, etc. See the pictures.
The reason I couldn't give this property a higher rating is because the upstairs bedrooms are not truly air conditioned as described in HomeAway in the way that most people would describe it (the owner pointed to the heat wave underway when we arrived, but the conditions on the second floor never really improved to the point that we could sleep there). There was one fairly small portable unit in the larger bedroom, which was reading 30 degrees Celsius when we arrived. The other bedroom was even hotter. So the first night four of us slept in the two downstairs BR's, which were tolerable with fans, but which also meant my daughter had to share a BR with her 15 yr old son. As the weather cooled a bit later in the week, it was more comfortable. But at no point did the upstairs BR's become comfortable enough to sleep in, despite the owner bringing a second unit at the end of the first week. As a result, my son and his family could not stay with us at the cottage when they arrived on 7/5 and he had to rent a hotel room nearby. And my daughter and grandson had to share a BR for the entire stay. So I paid for a four BR place that only had two usable BR's and my son incurred the cost of three nights in a hotel.
If you plan to use the pool, be aware that you are in the country, so small black flies will be around the whole time. We didn't spend more than 30-45 mins in the pool as a result.
Also be aware in advance of opening the house early in the morning to let in the cooler air and then shutting up around mid-morning. We learned this from Simon, the caretaker, the day after we arrived. It's a must if you want the downstairs to be comfortable.
Finally, the owners were very responsive to our concerns about the AC, but their efforts were to naught.
Thank you for your review. We apologise for your discomfort in spite of supplying you with large fans and extra new air-conditioning unit. France was experiencing a severe heat wave with regular warnings. The flies were also very unusual. The good thing is that the weather has settled back to normality.
We enjoyed a lovely stay in this beautiful cottage during some really hot weather! The downstairs bedrooms stayed lovely and cool and the air con helped upstairs. The pool was excellent and a choice of outside seating areas meant we were always able to find a shady spot and the best breeze. The kitchen was very well equipped and the lounge lovely and comfortable. Thank you Karen for letting us stay in your lovely house and your great communication and thoughtfulness while we were there.
Thank you for your lovely review - I am thrilled that you enjoyed our cottage and all that the area has to offer. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Best Air BnB stay we have ever ever had!!
We honestly couldn't have done our trip with our Karen and Alan, they are the best hosts we have ever had! The house was gorgeous, in the most beautiful setting. The house was just perfect for us, everything we needed and more, all very clean and in amazing condition. Karen and Alan made us feel very at home and they were so welcoming. We came and stayed for a friends wedding and they couldn't have been more helpful in terms of the logistics for the wedding, travel etc. We all definitely want to come back and stay again! Definitely best Air BnB experience we have all ever had!
Thank you for taking the time to write a little something about our little haven.
You were all great guests. We look forward to seeing you again soon
From the start, our host was very accommodating. She had given us loads of tips of what to do, where to eat and go in and around Tremolat.
Our expectations were blown away by the tastefully designed cottage and barn. The lush amenities left us wanting for nothing and wishing that we could stay forever. We enjoyed the fully equipped kitchen most evenings and even had a barbecue on the porch under the gazebo.
We cannot wait to return.
Thank you for being the perfect guests. The cottage and barn were left in an excellent condition which made our change over very easy.
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time in the Dordogne Valley and had the time to visit the many wonderful sites in the area.
We do hope that you will visit us again soon.
Step into ancient history by visiting the worlds best kept secret - The Dordogne valley of the Aquitaine Region. The French Country -Cottage Les Chouettes is situated in the hamlet of Nardoux, 1 km from Tremolat village. The property backs onto a walnut orchard. It is accessible to great walks, and cycle trips in the countryside. One can enjoy lovely day trips by foot, bike or car. .
Visit Sarlat for its wonderful market on a Wednesday and Saturday or simply enjoy the ambiance of this beautiful town.
Beynac Castle and its lovely village is worth a visit as well as a trip up the Dordogne River in a Gabarre(an old trade boat) What a great way to get an insight to the castles and chateaux of the area.
A visit to Les Eyzies is a must as well as a visit to the Lascaux Caves. These caves contain some of the oldest and finest prehistoric art in the world. The cave paintings, which mainly depict animals, are some 17,000 years old and seem to have a ritual purpose. For preservation reasons, the public may only visit a well-executed replica called Lascaux 2.
Other Activities: Market shopping, Kayaking, Boating,Skiing, Hot Air Ballooning, Wildlife Viewing,Birding, Miniature golf Golfing,Horse riding, Cycling, rambling, Cooking, Wine tasting and 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
Hire canoes and canoe down the Dordogne River or simply relax next to the river with a picnic and a good book