karma roberts USA
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About karma roberts USA
I live in Oakland California currently. I have two children. A son living in DC and a daughter living in London. I am a teacher dreaming to retire in this home soon.
karma roberts USA purchased this Farmhouse in 2004
Why karma roberts USA chose Saint-Crépin-et-Carlucet
I was a single parent raising two children who attended Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley. My 4 year old was in preschool and would nit speak french so I decided to find a place in the country to spend a vacation. We stayed at the Village de combas for a number of years and one day the owner sold me a piece of property and I built this house from the ground up. buying old barns for the brick and working with a French and American achitect we built our house.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The house is located about 10 minutes from Sarlat - la Caneda in the middle of the historic Dordogne region. Although our villaged does not have a boulangerie, grocery these can be found 5 minutes away in Salinac. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. It is easy to take day trips to Beynac, Castlenaud, Monfort, all built during the War of the Roses. Richard the Lion Hart was brought back to his castle Beynac where he died. If you are into the cave man era I am 20 minutes from Lacaux. If you would rather bike, canoe, walk, swim this can be arranged at time with the Village Combas de Gite. Oh well the most important for food lover is that of course we are in the heart of Fois Gras and Truffe country as well as Domme which has begun to produce some great wine. The house is new construction with wifi, satelite, cable. All bedrooms have their own modern baths.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:30
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Loved it.. but
We loved this house, stayed for 12 days and relaxed and ate and drank in the early French summer.
We nearly didn’t book mainly because of the lack of reviews and the somewhat, what seemed to be clumsy correspondence back and forth to the owner that at time made no sense.
The house is situated on a large block, stunning driveway on the outskirts of Saint Crepin et Carculet. The house has almost everything, gourmet kitchen with plentiful of everything and quality too, luxury bathrooms and more. On the negative side the TV is old, the door locking will drive you mad to the point where you leave the place unlocked and there is no music system or way to play such.
Luckily we traveled with our apple tv and Google home. Even in early summer the house became quite warm in the afternoons, there are a couple of small fans that just don’t cut it. Needs many more.
The garden is large but the surface is riddled with weeds, what grass there is almost dead and only the brave would venture without shoes in fear of needles in the foot. The rear concrete area is filthy dirty and in need of a good clean.
The village of Saint Crepin et Carculet has no facilities at all, very very quiet but the next village of Salignac ( 4 kilometres away ) has everything you would need food wise, don’t get ripped off at the Sarlet markets, visit the producers market store in Salignat for everything. We had a great holiday, the owner needs to understand communication, Its important to understand that this property really doesn’t have a manager.
The compendium is almost non existent, a couple of scribbles here and there, when the gas bottle emptied there was a note to call Fred the gardener, when we contacted Fred he said he hadn’t worked for the owner in years! Emails to the owner ( lives in USA ) regarding GPS co-ords for arrival location were not responded to as were others during our stay. 1 week after departure and we still don't have our security bond back.
BUT loved this house, would love to come again.
Spacieux, prestations de grande qualité
une belle et grande maison, organisée avec goût, parfaitement équipée (notamment les draps très doux, la literie impeccable, et la cuisine où il ne manque rien). Une très belle terrasse et un grand jardin ombragé ... Un séjour parfait dans une belle demeure de très grande qualité et au calme ! Les villages environnants ont tous les commerces nécessaires. Région et maison idéale pour des vacances en famille et entre amis.
La propriétaire est fort sympathique et réactive, tout comme la personne en charge des entrées et sorties. Rien à reprocher, c’etait Parfait !
This is a country vacation spot, a time to kick back, pull out a bike, canoe down the Dordogne, or enjoy a bit of fois gras. It well worth the time for its historical location as well There are so many local events and tourist sites to see. We have several Michelin 1 star resturants in the area