Welcome at Chartreuse Le Cariol, home of artist Marthijn de Groot, his wife Irene and their children.
The gîte, a traditional Périgordine house, is situated at the court yard of Le Cariol.
The house, for 6 persons (4 adults and 2 children), can be hired during the whole year. On the first floor is 1 bedroom for 4 persons and 1 mezzanine bedroom for 2 persons. In the house is also a living room, bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, terrace and private garden with sandbox. The garden can be closed and is perfectly made for smaller children. There is access to a sauna, hot tub with shower and a swimming pool at the property. In July and August you can sign up for breakfast and dinners which will be prepared by our chef.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac Airport 18 km, Nearest railway: Bergerac Train Station 22 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Log fire, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, Trampoline|
Le Périgord Pourpre
The Périgord is the old name for the Dordogne region. The Périgord consists of 4 parts. The northern part is Périgord Vert: that is where most rain falls and the forests are beautifully green. In the centre, toward the west, lies Périgord Blanc, named after the white chalk plateaux.
This is an unusual archaeological area. In the south-east there is Périgord Noir, home to many black truffles. And finally, in the south, there is the Périgord Pourpre, called after the extensive vineyards.
'Le Cariol' lies in the Périgord Pourpre, in the vicinity of the Bergerac and Monbazillac wine regions. Various medieval fortified towns are situated in the surroundings, such as Monpazier, Issigeac and Beaumont-du-Périgord.
The region is renowned for its gastronomy, in which duck, truffle, walnuts and foie gras are central ingredients. The district has a land climate, but is also influenced by the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It is a mild climate where it can become nice and hot in the summer but occasionally very cold in the winter. The air belongs to the cleanest in Europe. In the evenings, if the weather is clear, the Milky Way and thousands of other stars are clearly visible.
The Périgord is also referred to as the Land of the 1001 Castles. In addition to the many castles, the region is also known for the many caves where remnants from prehistoric times have been discovered.