The French Country Cottages: Les Chouettes

French Country Cottage

Les Chouettes

The French Country Cottages are situated in the hamlet of Les Nardoux, near the Dordogne River, in the Perigord Noir, only a mere kilometre from the charming village of Trémolat which offers a variety of  restaurants and bistros.

The beautifully renovated 250-year-old cottage comprises of four bedrooms, two shower-rooms and one full bathroom. There is  a cosy lounge, a large kitchen, a large  swimming pool and three outdoor living areas.

The cottage sleeps eight  people comfortably.  Upstairs there is a large bedroom with high ceilings and a queen-size bed, plus a smaller bedroom with  a double bed.  A  shower room is shared by these two bedrooms.  Downstairs there is a bedroom with a queen-size bed and an en-suite shower-room.  Next to it, is a comfortable bedroom with 2 single beds.  There is a full bathroom downstairs.

Cottage Pool

The barn

This newly renovated  barn offers a large, airy open-plan kitchen, lounge and dining  area, with high vaulted ceilings and three large bedrooms.

The bedroom upstairs has a queen size bed and a single bed for a child or if you are sharing with a friend. The bathroom is an en-suite. It has a lovely Victorian bath and separate shower. A bedroom downstairs has two single beds that can be converted into a king size bed as well as a sleeper couch. There is a  large adjacent Italian shower room, toilet and basin. The third bedroom has beautiful high ceilings and a lovely wooden sleigh bed. Next to this room is a separate WC. The barn sleeps up to eight people.

You will also find an attractive outdoor entertainment area overlooking the walnut orchard. Together, the cottage and barn are the ideal for large families or groups of friends to relax and unwind. Both the cottage and barn offer heating in winter. The main upstairs bedrooms are air-conditioned.

Les Chouettes barn stairwell

Tremolat Village

We are proud of our Michelin star restaurant in Le Vieux Logis hotel. People visit the restaurant  from far and wide. The “Bistro en Face” in Tremolat also holds a Michelin star and has a variety of delicious local dishes ranging from 9 Euros to 25 Euros. One must not leave without tasting the delicious magret de canard or foie gras.

Les Tartines, is a quaint wine bar offering a simple fare of toasties, delicious duck burgers and good quality wine. It is a great place to pop in for a light meal and watch the world go by.  The local pizzeria “Nulle Part Ailleurs”  has the most delicious pizzas as well as some of the local dishes. Prices range from 9 Euros to 20 Euros. This is a great restaurant to take your family to.  During the day – it is also a great place to stop for your morning coffee, after buying your chocolate croissants from the local boulangerie.

Limeuil where the Vezzere and the Dordogne Rivers meet

We have “non-professional” bikes available for you to use to explore the many villages in the surrounding areas.  There are so many wonderful markets to be discovered. Sarlat-la-caneda is well known as an old bastide town.  Every Wednesday and Saturday one can visit the bustling market to purchase your basic ingredients to make the most delicious meals.  There are so many wonderful stalls, all offering delicious cans of foie gras, honey, walnuts, fresh produce, fish, meat and much much more.  Other favourite markets are at Issigeac (Sunday), Bergerac (Wednesday and Saturdays), Lalinde (Thursday and Saturday) and Perigueux (Wednesday and Saturday)

If peace and tranquility is what you are looking for, take the time to visit the charming village of Limeuil. This is where the Dordogne River and the Vezerre Rivers converge. Pack a picnic and enjoy the lovely view from the river banks, or simply pull up a chair on the deck and enjoy watching the sun go down with a cold beer or glass of wine.

Head to Beynac village and hop onto a gabarre. These are medieval flat bottomed boats that transported oak for wine barrels and other produce along the Dordogne River.  Cruise the old-fashioned way and discover 5 chateaux! An experience you’ll never forget! These flat-bottomed boats have been designed for your comfort and entertainment.

The cruise lasts an hour and is fully guided. Commentaries are in English, French or Spanish. Cruises also leave from the magnificent fortified village of La Roque Gageac (41 Kms) and will take you past the Pendoïlles cliffs, the Tarde Manor, the Château and port of La Malartie, the Saint Julien Chapel, the Lacoste Château, Chateau de Castelnaud and Chateau de Marqueyssac.  Gabarres also depart from the port of Beynac (where the first part of the film Chocolat was Filmed) (36 kms from The French Country Cottage).  Later take a drive up the hill to visit the Beynac Castle, once the home to Richard the Lionheart.

Beautiful hand crafted kitchen at the barn

Golf

Should you be a keen golfer, there are many beautiful golf-courses are close to the French Country Cottages.  We can advise you accordingly.

Hiking and Birding

There are so many fabulous hiking trails to follow.  The French Country Cottages provide all the material you will need. The Dordogne valley and its rolling hills, has so much to see and do. If you love history there are beautiful chateaux and castles nearby. You can visit the many prehistoric caves which have evidence of the lives of early man.

Whilst you are in the area, take the time to step into the history of the 100 year war by exploring the castles of Beynac and Castelnaud. Should you be energetic, one can hire canoes for paddling the Dordogne. Trips start at various points on the Vezere and the Dordogne rivers. They really are a lot of fun as one can pack a picnic (or order one to take with you) or simply stop off at the many restaurants en-route.

Your time at Les Chouettes will be filled with wonderful memories, you will find yourself longing to return.

Get in Contact

Website: www.thefrenchcountrycottage.com
Tel: +33 6 73 95 15 50

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