Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Château Cottage is an exquisite stone residence dating from the late 1700's. Formally the owner's private home, this historical 4-bedroom, 2 full-bathroom property has been carefully renovated and lovingly furnished.
Doted with antique furniture, chestnut high-beamed ceilings and meter-thick stone walls, this charming, bright and welcoming retreat is a pure delight. Built after the French Revolution with honey-coloured stones from the adjoing Castle of Carlux, this villa blends the authentic, traditional style of the Perigord region with the full comforts of modern living.
Chateau Cottage is ideally located in the heart of the beautiful and peaceful medieval village of Carlux in the Dordogne Valley with plenty of parking and all amenities within walking distance, yet only a short drive to major historical sites.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Dordogne River 1.5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brive 28 km, Nearest railway: Souillac 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (5), Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
There are 3 comfortable double bedrooms, one especially romantic with private terrace leading to jacuzzi, and 1 joyfully decorated child's room.
There are 2 full bathrooms with bathtub and shower. The luxurious bathroom downstairs has been newly fitted with exquisite mosaic stone floor tiles, a black marble sink and an Italian shower. It is equipped with hand rails for reduced mobility guests.
The spacious sunken living has a working cast iron wood burning stove and leather furniture .
The large bright country kitchen is fully equipped and boasts a traditional "cantou" fireplace and antique walnut table.
This property is fully equipped to welcome the youngest among us. Toddler and baby friendly equipment include: baby/child's bed, baby bath, pushchair, high chair, baby monitor,child-proof plugs and stairway safety gates. A sandbox is available for the fully enclosed back garden.
This property is also pet friendly for responsible pet owners.
Perfect for reduced mobility guests.
|Further details outdoors|
The fully-enclosed back garden is bordered by the tall ramparts and majestic tower of the castle. Graced by jasmine, rosemary and elegant old roses trees, this completely private garden and its separate terrace with jacuzzi open out onto splendid views of the rolling valley of Carlux.
Chateau Cottage is located in the heart of the tiny village of Carlux.
There is plenty of parking available in front of the house. A two-minute walk downhill brings you into the centre of this beautiful classed village. There you will find a café/restaurant, bakery, corner shop/newsagents, a butcher’s shop, doctor’s office, post office, and permanent farmer’s market selling fresh fruit and vegetables, home-made jams, cheeses, sausages, cakes, traditional local wines and alcohols. Imagine your piping hot croissants and morning newspaper just minutes away!
Please contact the owner about special considerations for young children.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
This enviable location makes many of the region’s most sought after sites just a short drive away.
World-renown for its prehistoric caves (Lascaux, Font de Gaume), troglodyte rock dwellings (Les Eyzes, Roc de Cazelles) its majestic castles (Beynac, Castelnaud, Milandes, Fenelon), museums National Museum of Prehistory in Les Eyzes, Museum of Medieval Warefare in Castelnaud and parks (Marqueyssac Gardens , Eyrignac) as well as for its gastronomy (foie gras, duck confit, truffles, cepes mushrooms, cabecou goat’s cheese)and Bergerac wines, the Perigord Noir region of Dordogne also boasts some of France’s most well-preserved medieval villages.
Carlux has the advantage of being located on the doorstep of the Quercy region in the neighbouring department of Lot . Home to its own special traditions, architecture, gastronomy and stunning sites, Lot boasts home to such magnificent towns and villages as Rocamadour, St. Cirq Lapopie, Colonge La Rouge and Cahors as well as prehistoric dolmens or caves such as Pech Merle or Cougnac. Perfect for very easy day trips which take you through delightfully idyllic countryside.
Chateau Cottage is located in the heights of the picturesque classed village of Carlux in the famous Perigord Noir region of the Dordogne Valley.
A two-minute walk downhill brings you into the centre of this beautiful and peaceful village. There you will find a café/restaurant, bakery, corner shop/newsagents, a butcher’s shop, doctor’s office, post office, and permanent farmer’s market selling fresh fruit and vegetables, home-made jams, cheeses, sausages, cakes, traditional local wines and alcohol.
Imagine your piping hot morning croissants and morning newspaper just minutes away!
As for outdoor activities, visitors are truly spoilt for choice. A 2-minute stroll up into the hills of Carlux brings you to lovely forest walks. A 2-minute drive brings you to the Dordogne River. Across the bridge in neighbouring St Julien de Lampon, you can go canoeing/kayaking, river swimming, fishing, cycling, take riverside walks or attend a colourful farmers market on Thursday mornings. There is a choice of several riding stables and golf courses are nearby. There are also many neighbouring farms to visit which sell home-made duck and goose conserves, as well as several local restaurants with superb menus and beautiful terraces overlooking the river.