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Converted Stone Barn in Medieval village of beautiful Dordogne Valley - The Atelier

Weekly Rental:From GBP 600 to GBP 1200

Property

Cottages / Gites

Sleeps

4

Single/Double

/ 2

Bathrooms

2

Pets

Allowed

Pool

Yes

Come and experience life in a typically beautiful French village close to the banks of the Dordogne River. 
Tremolat is a medieval village on the Pilgrim Route to Compostela and has the typical ancient stone buildings that the area is famous for. 

The local bakery is just a short walk away through the church courtyard and where you can buy fresh baked croissants and pastries for your morning breakfast. Close by is the cafe bar where you can watch the world go by while enjoying a cup of coffee and where you are welcome to sit and eat your fresh pastries in the morning,  It is also a restaurant where you can enjoy a good meal at lunch or in the evenings with a nice cool beer or a glass of local wine. 

The river is a 15 minute walk away and has a lovely green space for picnics and leisure. Hire  a canoe or a paddle boat or even book a waterski session! 

On Tuesday we have a small market on the village square where you can buy fresh vegetables and local delicacies like cheese and strawberries. 

Within driving distance there is so much to see and do. Visit a chateau. Take a wine tour. Book a flight over the region for a birds eye view of the lovely countryside. Take a riverboat trip or go up in a hot air balloon! Explore any number of beautiful villages and bastide towns with their weekly markets, restaurants and shops. Book a gastro lunch at the famous Michelin restaurant just at the end of our lane. Or just laze by the pool with a good book…..

The Atelier (and Coach House) can be found down a small lane within the lovely medieval village of Tremolat which is located right in the middle of the beautiful Dordogne Valley. 

The two charming holiday homes are located just around the corner from everything you need for an enjoyable stay in our Village. 

We have a bakery and a post office and 4 restaurants. 

For fabulous food look no further than the famous Michelin starred Vieux Logis, the Bistrot sur la Place (featured in the red guide), Les Tartines - our upmarket snack bar! - and the bar and pizzeria. 

This part of the Dordogne is an excellent area for canoeing, walking, water sports, cycling, fishing, bird watching and golf. There are many prehistoric sites, vineyards and chateaux, all within easy reach of the village. 

You will find everything you need for a wonderful experience of life in a rural French village.


THE ATELIER:

Two bedroomed barn conversion in a medieval village.

The Atelier (meaning a "Workshop" in French) is over 400 years old. It has just been completely renovated to a very high standard and offers a large air conditioned living area. 

Upstairs there are two bedrooms both with ensuite bathrooms. 
Outside there is a 5.5 x 3.5 swimming pool for the exclusive use of the Atelier. 
The garden is private and completly enclosed. 
Open plan living/dining/kitchen with air conditioning and a woodburning stove. 

We provide Egyptian Cotton bedding, Large bath sheets and hand towels for house use and Pool towels for use in the garden. 
Dogs are most welcome as the garden is totally enclosed.

The Atelier is an ancient stone barn with an interesting history. In the olden days when the Church was an Abbey and the Monks lived in the building opposite this barn was the carpentry workshop.

It is set back from a quiet lane just off the village square in the beautiful and picturesque medieval village of Tremolat which is on the Dordogne river between Sarlat and Bergerac.

It is perfectly placed to visit all the prehistoric sites, vineyards, chateaux and great restaurants which abound in this region and yet a peaceful retreat at the end of the day. The pool just off the terrace. Thgere is a large sunbathing deck with wooden loungers and an outside seating area. 

The Atelier:
Fully renovated in 2017 the house has an open plan Living/Dining/Kitchen with air conditioning for those extra hot days. There is a flat screen TV with satellite receiver. We also offer WIFI internet connection.

The kitchen has everything you need for a comfortable stay. With a gas hob, full size electric oven, coffee machine and a good size fridge freezer. There is a separate Utility room which houses the washing machine and a full sized dishwasher and has a downstairs loo. Also a "boot" room for shoes.bags etc

There are 2 comfortable double bedrooms both with private shower rooms. For your comfort we provide egyptian cotton bedding, house and pool towels.

The Garden:
The garden offers a large terrace with an outside dining area and barbecue. The pool is just off the terrace with sunbathing on our wooden sunbeds on the deck.

The Village:
Located just off the village square The Atelier is perfectly situated to enjoy all the local amenities. 
The famous Michelin starred restaurant “Le Vieux Logis” is only 100 metres away!

For more food in the village we also have: 
The excellent Bistrot de la Place (recommended in the red guide)
"Null Part Ailleurs" (translates as "none better") bar and pizzeria. 
In 2015 The Vieux Logis also opened "Les Tartines" - a snack bar with a difference - Their gourmet duck burgers come highly recommended! 
There is also a bakery for fresh bread every day. It has a small epicerie with some basic foodstuffs

A short walk takes you to the river Dordogne for fishing, canoeing and water ski.

 

PHOTOS

Kitchenware Appliances

Freezer Toaster Kettle Dish Washer High Chair Washing Machine

Fixtures & Equipment

Iron Air Cond Log Fire TV Satellite Internet Access

External Features

Private Pool - Unheated Private Garden BBQ Sun Loungers : 4 Suitable for Children

Other Interior Facilities

There is a flat screen TV with satellite receiver. We also offer WIFI internet connection. Lots of books for those who love to read. There is an air conditioner in the lounge and fans in each bedroom.

Local Attractions

Whatever your interests, the Dordogne will suit you. The scenery is magical, and just driving around the country lanes through the forest and over the hills and along the rivers is pure pleasure. There are numerous "plus beaux villages de France," including Beynac. La Roque-Gageac, St-Leon-sur-Vezere, Domme, and Belves.

The markets are some of the finest in France, with many designated as "marches de France." The town of Sarlat, the market hub of the region, has been restored to its 17th-18th-century magnificence with such perfection that it is lit at night by gas lamps and is the set for myriad French movies.

The Dordogne is rich in layer upon layer of history, too. There are more than 150 prehistoric sites along the Vezere River alone. The best known prehistoric site is, of course, Lascaux II, which though a reproduction will still amaze you. Others include Font-de-Gaume and Combarelles in Les Eyzies (chromatic paintings); Rouffignac and Bara-Bahau (engravings); and numerous smaller sites with sculpture, dwellings, shelters, and other prehistoric goodies. The Village Troglodytique de la Madeleine and the nearby Roque St-Christophe are sites where man has lived in successive periods of history for as many as 50,000 years or more. In Belves too there are some fascinating troglodyte caves under the market square which were inhabited until relatively recently.

If prehistory doesn't interestyou , perhaps the history of the Hundred Years War will. The cliffs overhanging the rivers are lined with impressive castles dating from the 10th to 12th centuries. At Castelnaud you can see a catapult exhibition and watch a video that will teach you how to sack a castle. The Chateau de Beynac has been carefully restored in the past ten years and now houses a nice collection of medieval furniture. The castles on the north side of the river were French; those on the south, English. Renaissance and later castles litter the hillsides, too. You can visit Josephine Baker's 19th-century chateau, Les Milandes, where she gathered her brood of adopted children.

Canoeing and kayaking on the rivers are popular sports, and there are plenty of rental companies. One of the nicest ways to spend a day in the area is to pack a picnic, rent a couple of canoes, and glide down the Dordogne admiring the castles looming above you, then stop for a picnic on the riverbank. There are plenty of places to rent bicycles, go horseback riding play tennis or golf, too. Tremolat also offers water ski on the Dordogne river.

Of course, one of the big draws of the region is food. The Perigord has been called the gastronomic capital of France with good reason. Here, foie gras and truffles are everyday fare, and every town has shops filled to overflowing with these local treasures. Other local specialties are confit of duck and goose, stuffed goose neck (it's good!), walnut cakes, chocolate-dusted walnuts, and walnut wine and liqueur. Local wines include Monbazillac, Bergerac, and Pecharmant.

Restaurants abound, and it's hard to find a bad meal in the Perigord. With very few exceptions, the "cuisine du terroir" reigns supreme here, and meals are hearty. Tremolat itself boasts the fabulous Vieux Logis which has a Michelin star and its Bistrot d'en Face (translates as the bistrot opposite) as well as a friendly pizzeria and bar. There are 2 Ferme Auberge (working farms who sell their own produce in a restaurant) close by. Both incredibly good value for money and very authentic.

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10 % deposit is required on booking with the balance due 8 weeks before your arrival date.

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Property Exterior

Private Pool (Unheated):
Yes
Private Garden:
Yes
BBQ:
Yes
Safe for Children:
Yes

Local Attractions

Whatever your interests, the Dordogne will suit you. The scenery is magical, and just driving around the country lanes through the forest and over the hills and along the rivers is pure pleasure. There are numerous "plus beaux villages de France," including Beynac. La Roque-Gageac, St-Leon-sur-Vezere, Domme, and Belves.

The markets are some of the finest in France, with many designated as "marches de France." The town of Sarlat, the market hub of the region, has been restored to its 17th-18th-century magnificence with such perfection that it is lit at night by gas lamps and is the set for myriad French movies.

The Dordogne is rich in layer upon layer of history, too. There are more than 150 prehistoric sites along the Vezere River alone. The best known prehistoric site is, of course, Lascaux II, which though a reproduction will still amaze you. Others include Font-de-Gaume and Combarelles in Les Eyzies (chromatic paintings); Rouffignac and Bara-Bahau (engravings); and numerous smaller sites with sculpture, dwellings, shelters, and other prehistoric goodies. The Village Troglodytique de la Madeleine and the nearby Roque St-Christophe are sites where man has lived in successive periods of history for as many as 50,000 years or more. In Belves too there are some fascinating troglodyte caves under the market square which were inhabited until relatively recently.

If prehistory doesn't interestyou , perhaps the history of the Hundred Years War will. The cliffs overhanging the rivers are lined with impressive castles dating from the 10th to 12th centuries. At Castelnaud you can see a catapult exhibition and watch a video that will teach you how to sack a castle. The Chateau de Beynac has been carefully restored in the past ten years and now houses a nice collection of medieval furniture. The castles on the north side of the river were French; those on the south, English. Renaissance and later castles litter the hillsides, too. You can visit Josephine Baker's 19th-century chateau, Les Milandes, where she gathered her brood of adopted children.

Canoeing and kayaking on the rivers are popular sports, and there are plenty of rental companies. One of the nicest ways to spend a day in the area is to pack a picnic, rent a couple of canoes, and glide down the Dordogne admiring the castles looming above you, then stop for a picnic on the riverbank. There are plenty of places to rent bicycles, go horseback riding play tennis or golf, too. Tremolat also offers water ski on the Dordogne river.

Of course, one of the big draws of the region is food. The Perigord has been called the gastronomic capital of France with good reason. Here, foie gras and truffles are everyday fare, and every town has shops filled to overflowing with these local treasures. Other local specialties are confit of duck and goose, stuffed goose neck (it's good!), walnut cakes, chocolate-dusted walnuts, and walnut wine and liqueur. Local wines include Monbazillac, Bergerac, and Pecharmant.

Restaurants abound, and it's hard to find a bad meal in the Perigord. With very few exceptions, the "cuisine du terroir" reigns supreme here, and meals are hearty. Tremolat itself boasts the fabulous Vieux Logis which has a Michelin star and its Bistrot d'en Face (translates as the bistrot opposite) as well as a friendly pizzeria and bar. There are 2 Ferme Auberge (working farms who sell their own produce in a restaurant) close by. Both incredibly good value for money and very authentic.

In the area

This Property is situated in Dordogne, Aquitaine

Nearest Airport: Bergerac at 29 km

Nearest Station: Tremolat

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Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town or village.


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