Le Cariol | Domain with family apartments

A relaxed place with an animated art of living

In the south of the Dordogne in France stands a magnificent manor with three apartments. The Dutch owners Marthijn and Irene have transformed this getaway, which was once a refuge for Templars, into a stylish, luxurious and inspiring holiday domain. Le Cariol is surrounded by meadows, walnut trees, and vineyards and the deafening silence makes it an ideal spot to unwind fully.

This domain is timeless and cosmopolitan at the same time, the interior is a mix of authentic elements, pieces of art from the owner Marthijn de Groot, and a vast number of Asian objects and accessories, from Buddha’s and Tibetan furniture to wood carvings and clothing stamps from Afghanistan.

Regularly, the owners invite you to their table d’hôtes. You can sit at the long dining table under the trees in the courtyard, meet the other guests and exchange stories while the private chef prepares an exquisite dinner with local and fresh ingredients. The kids get treated to a festive children's menu. On Wednesday kids could join an art workshop.

During high season a delicious breakfast is served on Sunday morning, in the domain's garden or your residence. Your Sunday morning cannot start better with a rich choice of fresh orange juice, French baguette, croissants, eggs, yogurt, and fruit. For the other days breakfast is on request.

In the 4ha garden you'll find the beautiful heated salt water pool with sun beds, a pool house, a wood-fired hot tub and various terraces. The pool house with lounge and fireplace is the ultimate place to enjoy the sunset. Le Cariol is extremely kid friendly. Together with the three sons of the owners your children can jump on the trampoline, kick a ball on the football field, play table tennis or bowling, and take the go-kart. While the young ones entertain themselves in this paradise of fun, you can join a yoga class, get a relaxing massage or stroll through a fabulous nature directly from the domain. Staying at Le Cariol can throughout the year, it is very suitable for a weekend getaway, and the wood-fired hot tub will make your stay extra special during the cooler months.

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1 - 6 Guests

4 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

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2 - 4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

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1 - 5 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

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Do you have questions about Le Cariol ?

You can reach our multilingual team by phone from 9 AM - 5.30 PM ​on weekdays and on Saturday from 10 AM - 1 PM at 0031-238447005 or via the chat function​ on our website. ​And you can always send an email to info@nice2stay.com, we will respond as soon as possible.

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Special offer

Under option
  • gas / water / electricity
  • bed linen
  • towels
  • pool towels
  • bathrobes + slippers
  • care products (shampoo, shower gel, body lotion)
  • in July & August, breakfast is included in the rental price on Sunday morning
  • Art workshop on Wednesday for children in July and August
  • weekly bed linen change and clean towels set when staying longer than a week
  • tea / coffee
  • wifi
  • TV with DVD player
  • parking
  • Minimum stay of 7 nights during high season and arrival on Saturday
  • Minimum stay of 1 nights during low season
  • Check-in from 16.00 | check-out before 10.00
  • Smoking is not allowed
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Children are welcome
  • The owners with three sons live on the domain as well
  • Jardin may also use the shared kitchen, in addition to its own outdoor kitchen
  • Breakfast and dinner is not possible on Mondays and Thursdays during high season and not standard in low season
  • breakfast is possible on request and costs € 17.50 per adult and € 9.50 per child.
  • welcome dinner on Saturday evening for adults €29.50 incl. wine and for children €15 per child
  • Wednesday evening artist dinner prepared by a private chef for adults costs €49.50 excluding wine per adult children €15.00
  • massages
  • yoga classes
  • babysitter service on request
  • extra sheets and towels set € 15 per person

Reservations are considered valid after receiving a pre-payment of 50% of the total rental costs. The outstanding balance must be paid 6 weeks before the day of arrival. If your booking is done within 6 weeks before arrival, you are required to pay the full amount immediately. In case of cancellation no refund will take place. We therefore strongly recommend a travel insurance.

The owners request a deposit of 250euro for the gîte, which has to be paid upon arrival. In case of leaving the house according to the expectations of the owners, they will return the deposit.

Le Cariol is visited by Marit


All accommodations in our unique collection meet our high standards in quality, comfort, style and setting. We visit every place, meet the owners and explore the area, so we are sure that you will have a great holiday here!
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Location Le Cariol

Set on a hill, and surrounded by meadows, walnut trees, and vineyards, Le Cariol offers the most amazing views of the country side. The domain is just a 20-minute drive away from the French town of Bergerac that has its own airport and is nearby the village of Naussanes in the south of the Dordogne. This region, as well named Périgord Pourpre after its vast vineyards, is also renowned for its rich gastronomy, with a leading role for its regional products such as duck, truffles, walnuts and foie gras.

This lively area is home to various festivals, farmer’s markets and a thousand and one castles. The combination of culture, music, nature and the opportunity to reflect and relax attracts many people to this region.

The continental climate of this region is influenced by the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It has a mild climate, where it can get hot in summer, but also cold in winter. The air is among the cleanest in Europe, and at a clear night, the stars and the Milky Way are brightly visible in the sky.

At a 30 minutes’ drive from Le Cariol you find the swimming lake Lougratte with a sand beach, a diving platform, water slide, paddle boats, canoes, beach volleyball court, children's playground and a snack bar. The lake is open for swimming from June 15th to August 31st.

Nearby you can visit charming villages, taste local delicacies, and explore medieval fortified towns such as Monpazier, Issigeac, and Beaumont-du-Perigord. Outdoor enthusiasts can go hiking, biking, and canoeing on the Dordogne, or climb the tree tops in the adventure park Parc en Ciel.

For children, a visit to Chateau Bridoire, a castle full of games and fairy tale walks, is highly recommended. Also, exploring the knight’s castle Castelnaud is a very cool experience and cannot be missed when staying at La Cariol.


  • The charming medieval village of Issigeac is a 10-minute drive; here you find several restaurants, a supermarket and on Sunday there is also an attractive open-air market.
  • Bergerac Airport -served by Transavia- is only 20 minutes away. The airport of Bordeaux is a two hours’ drive from the domain.
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