High-end, Restored Villa, 6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
No smoking - Smoking is only allowed outside Smoking is only allowed outside
Max guests: 13 (sleeps up to 11 adults)
A happy week in Tremolat
Les Volets Bleus had pretty much everything we needed, and provided an excellent base for our family of 11. Janice was an attentive and very helpful host. She has an excellent knowledge of local wines! Anything we asked for simply appeared the next day! Rooms were lovely and thoughtfully furnished. The pool was enjoyed every day. Thank you so much for a great week.
We found the farmhouse ideal for our three generation family it was spotlessly clean well equipped the pool was amazing .
I would recommend any guests to dine next door at Yanicks if you get the opportunity also the wine tasting was fun and informative.
Thank you Janice for a lovely holiday we all enjoyed it
Wonderful French Farm house im La Dordogne
From our first communication with Janice everything ran smoothly. Les Volets Bleus is a authentic French Farm house, maintaining its aesthetics whilst having everything you could wish for a perfect family holiday or holiday with friends. Janice has thought of all the little details that make holidaying with friends and family enjoyable and easy!
We loved the location. Up in the hills where you feel you are surrounded by nature but only a delightful 20 min walk/5 min car drive and you are in beautiful Trémolat Pick up your bread in the morning at the boulangerie or eat at one of the 4 delightful restaurants. We were lucky enough to be there when the night market (picnic) was on. Amazing. With towns and sightseeing opportunities under 40 mins away, we enjoyed a weekly market in La Bugue, canoeing down La Dordogne and lunch in neighbouring villages. But the highlight was hanging with family and friends at the house. We had 3 children (4-10) 3 adults and 2 grandparents. We all had our own space but loved cooking in the kitchen and doing kebabs on the bbq. Eating al fresco outside, playing in the pool, having ping pong competitions and even watching the odd movie.
Janice was a delight. Getting us groceries we’d forgotten when shops were shut. Recommending and arranging us local wines that were super after an impromptu wine tasting held by Janice. Fantastic experience!!! She arranged our arrival dinner reservation as well as ensuring our booking at the next door Auberge which we highly recommend. Another unique and delicious experience. Our kids loved feeding his donkey and geese. If we needed anything Janice was there to help. I highly recommend this property and properties run by Janice. Our whole group had an amazing time. It will be a holiday we will always remember.
I only wish we could have stayed 2 weeks instead of one!
Everything that we dreamed of.
It's hard to add much to all the great reviews this property has already received and has well deserved. At the risk of repetition, it met all our needs in every way and helped make a three-generation family trip into an unforgettable experience for all of us,
Location. Location, Location. Tremolat is one of the Dordogne area's prettiest small towns. One of us made the five minute drive in every morning to pick up bread and croissants from the Boulangerie. We had dinner in the town square one evening, and on Tuesday mornings, there's a market in the square. The house itself is on an extremely quiet country road, but within relatively short drives in one direction or another to Les Ezies, Sarlat, Beynac, Domme, Monpazier, Roque de Gageac, and dozens of other wonderful places worth exploring, And don’t forget the night markets where you bring your own silverware and beverages (or buy the local wine), choose from a variety of food at the different stands ranging from oysters to foie gras to Asian summer roles, then sit at community picnic tables, and sit back and enjoy the local scene and music…..we liked the low key and mellow Audrix and the happening Beaumont markets the best.
The house is as described in the listing but better in every way. A large family, or group of families or couples can divide up in a variety of ways. We ended up with three couples and a nine-year-old child in the main house, and with four twenty-somethings in the attached “barn” where they could party as late as they wanted without bothering us, and party they did helped by lots of inexpensive local wine. The thick stone walls keep the house cool and comfortable even when it is sweltering outside. Note: even when the temperature was in the high eighties during the day, it fell into the low sixties at night.
And Janice, the owner? What can I say? She was responsive and helpful from our first inquiries to the day we left. She answered every question. She gave us some great recommendations for things to do and places to eat. She had the house prepared and ready for us in perfect order. She brought over some wine, cheese, bread, and coffee, to give us a start. She arranged for Yanick to cook an unforgettable meal for us in his next-door garden with his donkey, and cat, his geese, and Nineve, his dog, for company. Somehow, we were instant friends with her, and will no doubt see her again.
From the moment we came upon the listing we knew that all would be wonderful.
A three generation family of four children (15 to 8 years) and six adults
The Dordogne can be very hot, this summer whilst we were there it reached 40 degrees C but the combination of air-con and fans enabled everyone to sleep untroubled and eat in comfort. The pool is a generous size and the many aquatic toys and other games (darts, table tennis and boule) occupied the children when they were not on line. Three large tables (two outside on different sides of the house) enabled us to eat our meals in the most suitable location. The house is in a very quiet position surrounded by deciduous woodland, within easy walking distance of Tremolat and a short car journey from supermarkets. We have no negative points about the house, contents, location and the owners attention to making our stay enjoyable. A neighbour and friend of the owner cooked us a meal on our final night; it was excellent value and both the adults and the children some of whom make an art form out of being choosy, all agreed this to be the highlight of this or any other of our many summer stays.
Walking, Hiking, canoeing, visiting Chateaux, many pre-historic caves closeby, Mushrooming.
- english, french, Dutch
As the proud owners of “Les Volets Bleus” we purchased and upgraded/renovated the property in June 2005 and again in 2016. Although our home is in California, we have traveled a great deal in western Europe and have rented many properties – some great, and some less than spectacular! We always appreciated cleanliness, comfort, good beds, furniture you could actually sit on, great linens and towels, appliances that really worked, and nice big wine glasses! After buying our dream French farmhouse, our philosophy hasn’t changed - and we have upgraded the standard of the house to meet or exceed the best we’ve seen. Basically, we have designed it to be the way we’d like it if we arrived tired and hungry from across the world. READ REVIEW on our website.
Janice purchased this Farmhouse in 2005
Why Janice chose Trémolat
We found this beautiful area in 2003 when we took cooking classes in the area - and were amazed by the gentleness of the region: gentle food, gentle geography, gentle people. In addition, it's really how you hope life will be when you head to rural France. Most of our guests are shocked that a place like this REALLY exists! We looked at other countries, and considered other areas of France, but we pinch ourselves routinely at how fortnate we were to find villages like Tremolat, Le Bugue, Limeuil, Ste Alvere, Paunat and a place like the Dordogne. We bought the house in 2005 and have never been happier. In addition, we're 15 minutes walk into Tremolat and 15 minutes drive from Le Bugue and Lalinde, so the easy access from Bordeaux and all the area is a plus. We've never met more welcoming and agreeable people in all our travels, and have never enjoyed food and wine like we do when at 'Les Volets Bleus'! We just love visiting our Farmhouse whenever we can. Rather than finding a holiday home, we've found a life.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The most commented on benefit about staying at our property is the number and quality of double beds, the wonderful linens and cleanliness of the house. We feel that when you're on vacation, you should sleep as well as possible, and so we spared no expense in finding and furnishing really good, queen-size beds in our home. We furnish them with Indian-cotton linens and great pillows - accompanied by soft, fluffy white towels. Others warned us that putting in 4 double bedrooms (and 2 singles) would be a mistake since you 'get more guests per room' if you put everyone in singles beds - but we disagreed! As a married couple, we LIKE to sleep together in a good bed when in vacation, so squashing together 2 tiny single beds is not our idea of fun! So at 'Les Volets Bleus' at least 4 couples get to sleep in a 'master' bedroom... rather than having one nice bedroom and then all the late-comers getting the dark rooms with single beds! Not my idea of fun either! In addition, we run our home like a boutique hotel with all the cleanliness, perks and amenities you'd expect at an upmarket location. We have an expert cleaning and prep team who go through the house with a fine-tooth comb... and it shows! So you can rest-assured that you will be sinking into beautiful, white, Indian-cotton sheets, and a bed that will give you the rest you deserve...and all in a house that meets the top standards for cleanliness. In terms of the outdoors, our guests also love all the terraces to sit outside on, and appreciate all the chairs and tables on each terrace, including all the pool chairs and towels. In addition, the beautifully clean, large pool (fenced to all highest EU regulations) is a winner with families of all ages in the summer. The proximity to all popular locations (being half-way between Bergerac and Sarlat) is also a definite plus, and our guests enjoy all the area has to offer, and not having to drive for hours to take part in it!