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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…

Les Chouettes The French Country Cottage

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

Delicious ingredients to add to end a delicious meal

Crisp beautiful days, fabulous trails for walking or biking, great wines to be enjoyed next to a cosy fire, or a wonderful meal at home or at one of our many restaurants in our beautiful village Tremolat.

The markets in Sarlat are particularly fabulous

The valley of the Dordogne The amazing variety of landscapes must of been very appealing to early man who decided to settle in this fertile region of the Dordogne.  It offers a wonderful mild climate, sprawling valleys, and secret shelters, countless streams, the beautiful Dordogne and Vezerre Rivers and interesting woods and forests.  It is no wonder that this beautiful…

Delicious Foie Gras

I remember my first visit to France and standing at the Foie Gras stand at the market in Le Bugue.  The stall holders are all so kind and patient but unfortunately really do not understand that as a newcomer to their stall, one really has no idea where to start, as it all rather overwhelming.  I thought would give you…

Asparagus with creamy white sauce

Asparagus with Butter The markets are all open and offer the most wonderful variation of ingredients for you to create the most delicious meals. One of the things I love to cook is the simple but so delicious asparagus. Here is one of my favourite recipes for you to try: Asparagus with Butter (Serves 6) Cooking time: 10mins. for asparagus,…

Visiting the Dordogne valley by Gabarres

Spring has sprung in the Dordogne.  Enjoy lovely warm days without the crazy masses of Summer time.  The warmer temperatures are great for bike rides through the countryside, or simply pack a delicious picnic and take off for a few hours of rambling through the countryside. The canoe companies are all up and running.  Why not hire a canoe and…

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The French Country Cottage has made some changes to add to your comfort on your holiday in France. What a fabulous gift to have exquisite drapes created by Nathalie Pede of Shabby Chic who is well known for her work in Issigeac, France. She is a great artisan and brilliant at what she creates.      

Beautiful Fois Gras

I can safely say I absolutely adore our local Foie Gras.  I am not being a snob either.  Foie Gras is served every where including the most unassuming little cafe type restaurants where you are able to order a 3 course meal for 12Euros and this will often include a carafe of wine!  C’est deliceaux!!   Most importantly try and…

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6 November 2014   Are you thinking about renting French country cottage “Les Chouettes” for a relaxing holiday? If so, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s an outstanding time to do so from a currency point of view, because the pound recently hit a 2-year record high versus the euro, its strongest since July 2012, at an almighty 1.2867….

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If peace and tranquility is what you are looking for, take the time to visit the charming village of LIMEUIL This is where The Dordogne River and The Vezzerre Rivers meet. Pack a picnic and enjoy the lovely view from the banks, or simply pull up a chair on the deck of the local restaurant.          …

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