Visit 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!!
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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!
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.
The French cottages, Les Chouettes in Tremolat is wonderful. We rented both the barn and cottage for 10 days with our extended family. Both houses are very well equipped with everything that one could need. The beds and furniture are very comfortable. Their towels are large and luxurious. There is so much to see in the Dordogne Valley from medieval cities, chateaus, and outdoor markets. We really liked the market at Issigeac. The Bistro in Tremolat is highly recommended too.
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are glad that you enjoyed your time at The french country cottages and the Dordogne Valley. We hope that you will return one day soon.
Beautiful, cosy and comfortable home in the French countryside
We had a fabulous time at Les Chouettes! This cosy, comfortable and well equipped home was absolutely perfect for our time spent in the south of France. The kitchen was perfectly equipped - meal making was an absolute pleasure. The lounge was warm and incredibly cosy, with a lovely fireplace and games for cold winter's days. Very convenient washing machine and tumble dryer, and a great supply of wood for the winter. Our bed was very comfortable with fresh, crisp linen, and the house is situated in the perfect little neighbourhood. It neighbours a number of small villages, which makes exploring the Dordogne valley incredibly easy and pleasurable. Karen was incredibly helpful, hospitable and kind, and we'd highly recommend staying at this property in Tremolat!
Dear Hannah and Harald
Thank you for being the perfect guests. We hope that you were able to visit all the "spots" that you had on your bucket list.
We hope that you will visit our cosy cottage again soon
Karen and Alan
Well-equipped, comfortable home for 6-8 people
We have rented often in the Dordogne region and were pleasantly surprised to find a gîte that was not only very well-equipped but also beautifully furnished. We found it very comfortable for our party of 6 (including teenage children and aged parents). Being Australians visiting in December, we also appreciated the heating. A wonderful stay, thank you!
Thank you for writing about our cosy cottage. Thank you for choosing us for your holiday. I am glad you found the cottage warm i hope you were able to make good use of the fire place too.
Charming, characterful and restful residence.
Our party of 4 loved the intimacy of the cottage, and the conveniences it offered. A well situated property on the outskirts of Tremolat that allowed one to enjoy the solitude and peace of the surroundings, yet with full access to all major attractions in the area. An ideal getaway for busy people that need some down time, and an opportunity to rest and relax. The is well furnished and was able to provide for all our needs to ensure a home from home experience. Our charming hostess and property owner organized 2 fantastic events with local individuals who shared with us their knowledge and skill in the art of food making and wine tasting. Thanks Karen for assisting us to make my husband's 60th birthday as memorable as it was. I am hoping that in the future we will be able to return to your beautiful part of the world and enjoy the comforts of your properties.
Thank you for being such wonderful guests and for treating our cottage as your own. We are thrilled that Niel had a fabulous birthday celebration.
Thank you for including me in your wonderful evening at the michelin restaurant Le Vieux Logis - what a surprise.
We hope that you all have returned home safely.
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