We booked 5 nights here having heard about Kerry & Tomas's new venture through mutual friends.
Having looked at the website a lot before arrival, our first impression exceeded all expectations, the photos don't really do it justice. The approach is along a tree-lined avenue passing through huge gardens, which is only half the land that the property sits on, just amazing and plenty of space for the kids to play and run around. The gite is full of charm and has a private pool which is nice and secluded.
Kerry & Tomas were wonderful hosts, making us feel very welcome and offering plenty of advice on local places to visit plus activities. We had intended to do so much with the kids but it was hard to leave the pool! The kayaking was a fun afternoon for all the family and we took advantage of the mountain bike trails all around. It would also be a great place for road-biking with quiet roads and beautiful scenery.
We had a quick tour of the adjacent manor house as well, which looks very nice too with the most wonderful breakfast room looking over the gardens and main pool.
A real bonus is having the Black Duck gastro-pub a matter of metres away with great food, Guinness and IPA on tap. Overall, we can't recommend the Charmes of Carlucet enough. We will be back, more than once hopefully, as there's so much more to discover. 5 stars, without a doubt.
We had a wonderful time staying at Kerry and Thomas's beautiful manor house near Sarlat. It was just right for our family and friends and there was so much to do in the local area for kids. Kerry and Thomas were perfect hosts and looked after our every need. We'll be coming back soon!
Kerry and Tomas are fantastic hosts and their property is just amazing. Our kids enjoyed their massive swimming pool and wonderful gardens. This area of the Dordogne is very central so you can easily visit the main tourist sites. The gite was spotlessly clean, fully equipped and we felt completely at home here. We did not want to leave this place! A must-visit for families!