This beautifully renovated 250 year old four bedroom, two bathroom cottage, has two lounges, a big kitchen, a large swimming pool and an outdoor entertainment area. This unit sleeps 8 people comfortably. The ideal place for a big family or groups of friends to relax and unwind. This unit is a exquisitely renovated (2017) barn which offers a large open plan…

Spending time at Les Chouettes, The French Country Cottage, is an absolute pleasure. We have made sure that we have provided you with everything you need to ensure your stay is enjoyable and memorable. THE LOUNGE AREA Families have gathered together around a game of scrabble, enjoyed sitting around the crackling fire while indulging in a fine glass of French…

The French Country Cottage, Les Chouettes, is a warm and comfortable place to stay in Tremolat, Dordogne, France. This comfortable establishment caters for large families or groups, as it sleeps 8 people. Facilities on site include a private swimming pool, table tennis, volley ball and bicycles to explore the area as well as a fire places to warm you up…

Tremolat for its size has a number of eateries, restaurants and a quaint little wine bar. The one is visiting Tremolat you are definitely not short of a choice.   THE VIEUX LOGIS hotel has a Michelin star restaurant. This award has been presented to their their fantastic chef, Chef Vincent Arnold.     This cosy restaurant was once a tobacco…

How to choose a good wine at a good price whilst holidaying in the Dordogne So,  you’ve arrived in the Dordogne and decided to purchase a few bottles of wine.  Where to start?  You have stopped off at a “Cave” such as Julian de Savignac in Le Bugue or you find yourself staring at rows upon rows of hundreds of…

  WELCOME TO LES CHOUETTES – THE FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE TREMOLAT PERIGORD NOIR – SOUTH WEST FRANCE Les Chouettes is a typical 250 year old Perigordian cottage. It is situated in the most beautiful part of the French countryside close to the Dordogne River. The Dordogne valley and its rolling hills, has so much to see and do.  If you love…

TREMOLAT VILLAGE This beautiful village is only a 15 minute walk from The French Country Cottage – Les Chouettes.  Considering the size of Tremolat it has 4 restaurants in the centre.  The well known Le Vieux Logis is a 4 star hotel with a Michelin starred restaurant.  The tapas menu offers a plate of delicious art for every course  One…

HERE’S HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF WHAT THE DORDOGNE CAN OFFER THE REGULAR FOODIE The Dordogne region not only has magnificent castles, chateaux, prehistoric caves and their art as well as lush patchwork landscapes.  It is also famous for its foodie traditions.  Absorb the culinary culture which ranges from foie gras, walnuts, honey, truffles, fine wines and lovely fresh…

Discovering the Dordogne River by Gabarre is a wonderful way to see beautiful Chateaux and castles.  You receive amazing insight during the hundred year war, how the French were able to keep an eye on the English and vice versa.  They each had property that was able to watch and report on the activity of the other.

Sarlat is a beautiful example of the Renaissance and medieval era.  It was formed in the 9th Century and is built around a Benedictine Abbey.  Try to take the time to wander through the city to admire the fine homes, one of the most famous is the mansion of Ettienne La Boetie.  La Boetie was a well known Judge and…

Restoration work in France requires loads of patience as life in France is all about “the no rush”  We have had to understand very quickly that the lovely gentle pace in France applies to building and renovation too – I am told that to create something so beautiful it takes time….   THE INTERNAL WORK Next we needed to decide…

THE INTERNAL WORK Next we needed to decide on how many bedrooms, the size of the communal living area and what to do with the area in the smaller barn. Although we have had all our external design plans passed by the Mairie of Tremolat, the windows and design externally have to match our design internally. It is important to…

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