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I fell in love with France 10 years ago on my first visit and have since vacationed in different regions several times which fueled a long-time dream to go to France for an extended stay and experience it as a “temporary local”. We recently returned from 10 marvelous weeks as guests at Beaux Reves, the 3-bedroom gite at Les Charmes de Carlucet in Dordogne, France. The gite is tastefully decorated and fully furnished. The property is quite beautifully maintained, private, and peaceful. The hospitality we received from our hosts Kerry and Tomas was incredibly kind and helpful. They are very personable and friendly with a keen knowledge of the area that they are happy to share. The property is conveniently located in the region to an abundance of activities such as hiking, biking, canoeing and things to explore such caves, castles, villages, and artisans. The area is indeed rich in culture, history, gastronomy, and awesome scenery. Our time at Beaux Reves was my dream come true. It was with a very heavy heart that we left what was our “temporary home” for 2 1/2 months in a country that has indeed touched my very soul. A bit of France will remain in me forever. Merci beaucoup Kerry et Tomas!! À bientôt!
We loved our stay at Les Charmes de Carlucet. The house and grounds were stunning and the rooms had an air of luxury to them which made for a memorable week. We rented both the manor house and the smaller house and spent most of our time together by the pool in the Manor house. The kitchen was very well equipped which was super important for our group and we had everything we needed. Kerry and Thomas gave us a thorough tour and were there to help us if necessary. We would love to come back for a reunion one day!!! Love, Mabel & Harry
I had a wonderful stay here, hosts were especially generous with their time and were always available throughout our stay. Spacious and clean accommodation, couldn’t ask for more. I particularly enjoyed using the barbecue and many thanks to Thomas for showing us how it’s done!
Kerry and Tomas are excellent hosts and made my stay memorable and welcoming. A beautiful and rural place to stay with five star modern facilities in an old style setting
Perfect place to spend a quiet, comfortable, luxurious Christmas.
Bien équipé très bon séjour
Kerry and Thomas are the perfect hosts. The house has all you can need for a wonderful family vacation. The area is like going back to medieval times with all the facilities of the current century. We strongly recommend The Charmes.
Beaux Rêves is a wonderful and very quiet place in a picturesque region in France. The hosts are extremely welcoming, helpful and discreet. The services are of very high quality. To visit and stay imperatively!
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We first visited les Charmes de Carlucet in May last year and immediately booked to return this year. It is about 20... minutes north of Sarlat in a lovely, sleepy little hamlet.We travelled as a family group of 4 generations and the house was absolutely perfect. There are 6 spacious en-suite bedrooms that are all very tastefully decorated and exceptionally clean, a very well equipped kitchen, large lounge area and a lovely breakfast room with glass on 2 sides overlooking the garden.The large pool area is fabulous, with plenty of loungers, parasols and even inflatables. There are very large gardens, so plenty of privacy, also a gas bbq and tables and benches for dining al fresco.Kerry and Tomas are the most perfect hosts you could wish for. They are a really lovely, friendly couple, always on hand when needed and to offer great advice on the local area, but never intrusive...... we can’t wait to return!read more
We spent a perfect week in late August at Les Charmes de Carlucet as a family of four. The help and advice from our... hosts (Kerry and Tomas) and their level of attention to detail was one of the many things that made this stay such a wonderful one. Kerry took time on our first afternoon to run though the various attractions in the area, many of which we took up and all of which were fantastic (we'd particularly recommend Lascaux caves and the BikeBus rides as well as the local night market). Where we needed to book ahead and print the tickets, she helped us with that as well meaning we didn't need to worry at all about the queueing anywhere!The house itself was immaculate and really well equipped with everything we could need in the kitchen along with a lovely welcome pack on our arrival. We all enjoyed cooling off in the heated pool at the end of the day as well and the air conditioning in the bedrooms were just as welcome at nights.The area itself is beautiful - Carlucet is a small village but the local bar/ restaurant served delicious food and was a very short walk from the house. The nearby village of Salignac had everything we needed to keep us going - small supermarket/ butchers/ boulangerie etc.For us, Les Charmes de Carlucet had every element needed for a wonderful family holiday and I would whole heartedly recommend it.read more
We just wanted to say thank you so much for such a lovely holiday - it was the perfect family break. We have never... (despite endless searching) stayed in such a beautiful, clean, well resourced house which was so easy to live in and had everything we needed - and more! We are very lucky that our 18 and 20 year old wanted to come away with us and they loved it too. We loved the fact that everyone had their own bathroom! The privacy of the house, patio and pool area was just what we wanted, yet Kerry and Tomas were on hand if we had any questions. This area of the Dordogne is beautiful with lots of towns to visit, activities to do and restaurants in which to eat. We enjoyed Auberge d'Imbes - one of the restaurants personally recommended by Kerry and Tomas - in fact all recommendations were honest and very good. We really appreciate all the time and effort that you put in to make us feel welcome - even down to the fabulous welcome pack. Thank you so much - we shall return!read more
Wow is what describes our stay at this beautiful property. We had family and friends come join us from different... corners of the world and this place took our special moment and made it exponentially better. We were able to relax, enjoy the pool area, drink, cook and eat! The kitchen had everything we could think off. We even had a bet to come up with something missing, but never found anything. I was envious of their dishwasher. Everything cleaned in minutes!My wife and I did quite a bit of travelling this time around and while every place claimed to have air conditioning, it generally worked poorly. However, Les Charmes de Carlucet has excellent A/C in their rooms, great for the hot summers.Kerry and Thomas were terrific hosts. They take a lot of pride in their property and make sure that their visitors enjoy their time. Kerry provided information on a lot of options available nearby. For us specifically we were able to enjoy a white dress only party at a nearby garden. A great experience. Also, her recommendation to a nearby restaurant was spot on.This place definitely helped make our stay one of the most memorable vacations!Cheers!read more
We have just returned from 2 wonderful weeks in Les Charmes de Carlucet. Six adults and six children over 3 generations... found plenty of space to enjoy time together as a family in this lovely house.The pool was wonderful, the house luxurious and Kerry and Tomas couldn’t have been more helpful. Our five year old grand daughter was pleased to meet Evie . One evening the wonderful Henri came to cook for us and we were able to enjoy a superb meal served by his wife..... their homemade walnut liqueur was delicious . Thankyou for our very special holiday.read more
Vicky Van den Berge
Schitterend verblijf gehad in de luxury gite! Prachtige gite, gewoon alles is aanwezig, zeer ruim, gezellig ingericht,... proper,...De gite wordt uitgebaat door zeer vriendelijke mensen, een uitgebreid welkomstpakket lag klaar bij aankomst zodanig dat we direct een hapje konden eten!De ligging van de gite is perfect! Een woord: een echte aanrader!read more
Spectacular week spent at Les Charmes taking a photography course under Mairi Thomas’ tutelage! My husband and I ... thoroughly enjoyed the accommodations - the luxurious bedding and attention to detail; the hospitality - cheery good mornings with delicious breakfasts; and ventures into the surrounding villages and gardens - St. Crepin, Sarlat, Domme, Marqueyssac, and Eyrignac. Kerry and Tomas anticipated our every need and are such a fun couple! The manor house has the comfort of modern living set in the charming backdrop of 18th century architecture in the lovely Dordogne region.read more
Katja van Broeck
Fantastic B&B, lovely rooms, very comfortable beds, spotlessly clean, extremely peaceful, great swimming pool for a few... lengths before breakfast. Fantastic hosts.read more
Just stayed with Kerry and Tomas and Evie in les Charmes, beautiful place, very peaceful and relaxing, great... hospitality, large pool at 28 deg c. great surrounding villages and terrific roads for biking. Did a bit of canoeing on the Dordogne. Just a great few days.read more