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Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

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!

Further details

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.

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Review 1-7 of 7

27 Jun 2014


"Exquisitely charming, spacious, unique...a once in a lifetime feel of a small French village."

Easy home to entertain in. Plenty of dishes. Completely functional kitchen. American Fridge with an ICE MAKER. Great location....right by a castle overlooking a gorgeous valley. In addition to being i… More

17 Oct 2012


"Another successful trip to France"

We found the Chateau Cottage in Carlux in Holiday Lettings, we looked at a number of rentals but kept coming back to this one. It was exactly as described online. We found it after a bit of difficul… More

19 Jan 2012


"Terrific Home in Delightful Town"

We were 7 people and the house was big enough for us to feel completely comfortable. Would stay there again.

1 Nov 2011


"Wonderful family home in the centre of a small historical French Village."

My husband and I stayed with our daughter and son-in-law and 2 grandchildren in this lovely home for 6 days in October. There were toys and and a sandpit for the children and the large country kitchen had everything you could possibly need. Opening up the shutters of the bedroom windows in the morning to the view of the beautiful valley below was a joy. As it was hot when we stayed there, we made full use of the outside spa. There is a small shop a few minutes down the hill where we walked in the mornings to pick up our bread and milk. This is a great spot for exploring the Dordogne and we would definitely stay here again.

12 Oct 2011


"Wonderful place, wonderful stay!"

It's always so hard to know what you're going to get with a place you've only seen and heard about on the 'Net. Our Chateau Cottage rental completely lived up to my expectations. In fact, it was even better. The location of the Cottage is right in the heart of the little town of Carlux, just minutes away from so many great sites throughout the Dordogne area. We were a family of 7, with two grandparents, a great-aunt, two small kids, and my wife and me. Comfortable, big beds for all of us, including a perfect kids' room with a single and a crib for our 3- and 1-year-old. My parents loved the ground-floor bedroom with its easy access to the back patio and beautiful views of the valley. My aunt loved having her own room and her own lovely views of the valley. And my wife and I were right next to the kids' room, with our own window onto the quiet town square. The owner was very responsive in making the reservation, answering all of my questions, and offering fantastic recommendations (highly recommend "La Gabarre" in St. Julien!). We were greeted upon arrival and given the full rundown of the house and all its amenities. We particularly loved the nice, big refrigerator with ice machine (hey, we're Americans; we LOVE our ice!), washer and dryer, wonderful hot tub with views over the valley, and the wifi and TV (we used a lot of the former, though none of the latter). I really would recommend this rental to anyone who's thinking of staying anywhere near the Sarlat/Perigord Noir area. It's very clean, very quiet, full of comfortable furniture and room for the kids to play (oh, and toys! lots of toys for the kids!), and the views are great. It was always so cool to drive home after a day of touring to be able to come "home" to our delightful little house tucked beside the chateau's wall. This house and the area were our favorite of the trip, and I only hope you have as much fun and make as many great memories as we did.

10 Aug 2011


"Beautiful house in great location"

We spent a week in Chateau Cottage but could happily have stayed longer. We are a family with two children of 13 and 11 and they enjoyed having the upstairs to themselves. The house has everyhing you … More

21 Jul 2011



We spent a fantastic holidays week in this property, very well comunicated and at a comfortable distance from the major interesting visits in the area. The house is located in a small, quite but handy village.We travelled with 5 children and we can very much recomend this house for families and friends ,the propietor will help you with anything you may need, offering a beautiful room decorated for children, baby bath, baby seat, even toys etc. The whole house is cozy and nice decorated with all you can ever need in the kitchen. From its privileged position you can enjoy the views from the terrace with the castle tower in one side, the sky full of stars and the jacuzzi! we look forward to come back to this beautiful region and this fantastic house.

Review 1-7 of 7

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Calendar last updated:21 Aug 2014

Based in France

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