Les Gites de Carlux is a small development of holiday homes overlooking the picturesque village of Carlux, a rural retreat in the heart of the Périgord Noir. The Dordogne River, with canoeing and other watersports, is only 2km away and it is only 15km to the market towns of Sarlat and Souillac.
Most of the principal tourist sites of the Dordogne and the Lot are within a 45 minute drive of Carlux. The 2½ acre site is surrounded on 2 sides by woods and enjoys a spectacular views over the village of Carlux and its X111 century château. Facilities include a 12 x 6m heated swimming pool and small paddling pool, sun terraces, badminton, boules, table tennis, table-football, darts.
Our one bedroom gite is ideally suited for couples, it is very spacious with a large living/dining room (30m²), corner kitchen and open fire. The bedroom is located on the first floor and should you have friends stay over, then there are two additional single sofabeds located in the living room. The gite has its own patio area with patio furniture and barbecue.
A supply of basic condiments along with a weekly change of linen, towels and pool towels is included in the price.
For couples travelling with a young child, we can supply cots, highchairs and baby baths.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brive/Vallee de la Dordogne 25 km, Nearest railway: Souillac 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Children's pool|
|General||CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
The Gîte comprises :
• Large living/dining room with two single sofa beds
• Wood burning stove
• Corner kitchen
• Shower room and toilet
• Double bedroom with king size bed (160 x 200)
• Large paved terrace with barbecue and garden furniture
• Village view
The Gîte is fully equipped. There are two single sofa beds in the living room. All linen, tea towels, towels and pool towels (during the swimming season) are provided.
The kitchen has a full range of crockery, glasses, cooking utensils and is equipped with fridge, microwave, cooker hob with 4 gas rings and an exterior barbecue. A range of cleaning products and basic condiments (salt, pepper, sugar, herbs and mustard) are included in the price.
Non smoking Gite
|Further details outdoors|
Facilities on the site include; heated swimming pool, paddling pool, badminton, boules, table tennis, an under 6 playground, adventure playground and table football.
There is a small shop located on the site and during June, July and August fresh bread is available daily.
Pets are not permitted on the site.
Available Saturday to Saturday. Mid week lets possible out of high season.
Linen and towels provided.
Our prices are fully inclusive of everything other than electricity
The departments of the Dordogne and the Lot are amongst the most beautiful and picturesque in France. Dominated by two periods of history, from the early days of mankind to the mediaeval period the region is full of historical monuments sited in spectacular countryside with one of France’s most beautiful rivers weaving its way through it.
Whatever your interest you should be able to find it here: History, natural scenery, nature, walking, water sports, gastronomy, markets, rural life........
The village of Carlux, dominated by the ruins of its 13th century château sits at the heart of all of these sites. Within a 45 minute drive you will find the vast majority of the principle sites of the Dordogne and the Lot.
One of the finest examples of a mediaeval town in France. The centre of the town is picturesque and all the buildings are beautifully preserved. Market days (Wednesday and Saturday) are well worth a visit and an evening visit is a must as all the old town is lit up. During the period between mid July and early August there is a theatre festival and throughout the summer you are able to watch the street performers and listen to the musicians who perform in the streets of the old town.
BEYNAC & CASTLENAUD
Two of the great châteaux of the Dordogne, dating from the 13th century and playing pivotal roles during the Hundred Years War. Castelnaud has an impressive museum of warfare, and both have spectacular views of the Dordogne river (and each other!)
GARDENS OF MARQUAYSSAC & EYRIGNAC
Two contrasting styles of gardens, Marquayssac perched on the cliffs above the Dordogne valley has small formal gardens and then extensive walks along the cliff tops to the Belvédère overlooking La Roque Gageac (one of the prettiest villages in France). Eyrignac, located about 7km form us is one of the foremost gardens of France, very formal and mainly green! The gardens of Cadiot (in the English style) are also in the vicinity.
One of the most visited sites in France and a must see. Stunning architecture, the village clings to the hillside. Kings of France have been crowned here and it is one of the key pilgrimage points on the route to Santiago. A total of 7 churches are located on the religious level. There is also an excellent wild bird sanctuary (Rocher des Aigles) and children also love the monkey forest (Forêt de Singes)
GOUFFRE DE PADIRAC
The biggest geological cave in the region, the Padirac chasm is over 100mts deep and 32mts wide. You descend through it into the cave complex by way of a boat journey on an underground river. The biggest cave (the Grand Dôme) is a staggering 91mts high.
LASCAUX II, MONTIGNAC
In the Vézère valley, you will have the opportunity to visit a replica of some of the most important prehistoric cave paintings ever discovered. The Lascaux cave is outstanding and the paintings are breathtaking. See bison, mammoths and cave dwellers dating back 10,000 years.
The city in the sky perched on the cliff tops overlooking the Dordogne valley, the mediaeval bastide of Domme is one of the treasures of the Dordogne. The views down the valley are stunning and you will feel very much part of history as you walk around the streets. Market day is on Thursday.
LA ROQUE ST CHRISTOPHE
One of the most incredible attractions in the region, a UNESCO World Heritage site, La Roque St Christophe is a 1km long cliff, 80mts high with 5 enormous galleries. Since troglodyte days, it has been a place of safe refuge. You get to see how the city was arranged and there are working replicas of the lifts which were needs to bring supplies up the cliff face.
The “red city”, located between Souillac and Brive. A stunning mediaeval town built from red sandstone, which seems to glow in the sun. The buildings are beautifully preserved and there is a wonderful atmosphere as you explore the town.
GROTTE DE FONT-DE-GAUME, LES EYZIES
Les Eyzies, known as the Capital of European prehistory (National museum of prehistory, Grotte du Grand Roc, Abri de Cro-Magnon ). Font de Gaume located at the entrance of the village has one of the finest collections of prehistoric paintings still open to the public. Admission is limited to only 200 per day so you need to plan ahead. In the summer it is normally booked up to three weeks ahead! If you want to visit, ring and make a reservation (05 53 06 86 00)
THE DORDOGNE VALLEY
The 60/70km stretch of the Dordogne river flowing through the Lot and the Perigord Noir must be among one of the most picturesque river valleys in Europe. With countless mediaeval villages, breath taking scenery and cliff top châteaux, a trip either upstream or downstream is a must.
Travelling upstream you get to see the beautiful villages of Creysse, Carennac with it fortified abbey, Loubressac, a cliff top village with panoramic views of the Chateaux at Castelnau and Beaulieu a market town where the river widens. Downstream takes you past some of the major chateaux of the Dordogne, Montfort perched overlooking a loop of the river, Fayrac, Beynac, Castlenaud, Les Milandes and through the village of La Roque Gageac.