About the property
- House3229 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
5 bed 3 bath, Nr. Perigueux, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France -
CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE TRIPADVISOR 2017
woodland adventure playground.
Large covered terrace with comfortable seating overlooking the pool area. The property is south facing with direct access to the covered terrace and swimming pool area from the kitchen. If you are looking for a peaceful vacation in a stunning location then this is the property for you. Free WiFi. There are two seating areas on the terrace both with comfortable sofa's and chairs overlooking the pool and private garden.
Covered terrace also has a large dinning table and chairs seating 12 people.
Games room slate bed pool table, darts, table tennis, pin ball machine.
Large open plan kitchen with feature crystal chandelier and fireplace that houses a wood burning stove, French style kitchen with arga style gas double oven, dishwasher and American fridge freezer with ice dispenser. Large solid oak dinning table with seating for 12.
Comfortable sofa's and chairs and large flat screen TV with English channels. Two large French patio windows flooding the room with light and giving easy access to the covered terrace and swimming pool.
Utility room with washing machine, dryer & WC.
Farmhouse pantry with old original bread oven (not in use) giving plenty of storage /shelving.
Grand entrance hall with solid oak staircase leading to the 1st floor bedrooms. Just off the hallway is a second sitting room with original fireplace, plenty of seating with a large flat screen TV, again with many English channels. Light and airy room with patio windows leading out onto the garden and courtyard. Downstairs double bedroom with patio doors, and a beautiful en suite shower room and toilet.
Downstairs bedroom 2. Double bedroom with 2 velux windows and a small window, large fitted wardrobe with a shower room next door and separate WC.
Second staircase leading to 2 large double size bedrooms.
Bedroom 1 has a double bed and a single antique style bed,
Bedroom 2 also has a double bed and a single, extra beds can be arranged. These two bedrooms are very spacious with low feature beamed ceiling.
Family Master suite with bathroom, very large double bedroom and dressing room with high vaulted beamed ceiling, comfortable king size bed and double French windows overlooking woodland and the meadow. Next door to the bedroom is the bathroom with WC, walk in shower and a bath.
Next to the master suite is a separate room with a single bed (open plan) cot available on request, perfect when travelling with small children.
The house has been fully refurbished to a high standard was new to the rental market for 2104, the owners live here throughout the winter and in the summer months move into their small gite which is totally separate from the farmhouse. La Chenaie is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a holiday with friends or family, there is plenty of space for two or even three families.
NEW FOR SUMMER 2019 1 BEDROOM GITE CAN BE RENTED ALONGSIDE THE HOUSE THEREFORE WILL SLEEP 15 IN TOTAL, PRICE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Roma Howson
We made the move to France 8 years ago with our son Jamie who was 9 years old at the time and have never looked back. When we lived in England we had our own retail business and found the life very stressful and found we didn't have time to spend with our son. So in 2006 we made the huge decision to make the move and sold our house and business. The life here is very slow paced and relaxed, the weather is much better than England, and when guests ask would we ever go back our answer is a definite no....
Roma Howson purchased this House in 2006
Why Roma Howson chose Périgueux
We found our perfect home near the small village of Sorges, Sorges is famous throughout France for it's Truffles, there is a bakers, co op, tabac shop, church and the famous restaurant the Auberge de la truffe. It is a tranquil place yet only 20 mins drive to the Medieval city of Perigueux, which is one of our favourite city's, the property is within easy access to all the attractions and about a 1 hour drive to the Dordogne river, yet offers you the peace and quiet to escape the hustle and bustle. There are 3 villages all within 4km from the property for the essentials and a 10 - 15 min drive to the large hypermarkets.
What makes this House unique
The property boasts a swimming pool, games room with pool table, table tennis, darts, pin ball. The property is set in 42 acres of land with woodland walks and seating areas to sit and watch the wildlife. Deer and birds of prey are seen on a regular basis. We have a 30 target field Archery course which is great fun for the older children and adults (not suitable for under 12 years) arrow making is available on request. Badminton, football, swings, see saw and plenty of space for the children to have fun, and as we all know when the kid's are happy so are the parents.
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Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautifully furnished property with amazing pool
This was our second stay at La Chenaie. Beautiful large well equipped house that can easily accommodate extended families, fabulous outside areas for the children and adults and a wonderful pool that we all enjoyed. Glenn, Roma and their son Jamie greeted us like old friends and were once again the perfect hosts- really lovely and helpful. Everyone enjoyed the archery and quad biking and we were also able to enjoy excursions to Sarlat, Brantome and some caves as the house is well situated for sightseeing. Highly recommend this property particularly if travelling with extended family or large group of friends. We all hope to return but the dates we wanted for next year are already booked- so if you are reading this please be quick!
Fantastic Holiday Home
I had never seen a property with so many 5 star reviews but now, having been myself I can understand it! Absolutely lovely. Would recommend to anyone wanting a great base in the Dordogne. Pool was fantastic & the house took the families breath away. Glenn & Roma are great and could not have been more welcoming & helpful.
Stunning in every way
The house is beautiful, the photographs we viewed at the time of booking did not show all of the improvements that have been made since our last stay here. Furnished and equiped to the highest standards with everything you could possibly need, we have tried other places to stay and have been disappointed. The outdoor terrace, games room and the on-site archery course saved the day when the weather became overcast. Pool was crystal clear and new garden and childrens play areas provided entertainment. Roma and Glenn were the perfect hosts, invisible until needed, nothing was too much trouble, and we're excellent at teaching us the skills of archery, providing equipment, arrows and tuition ' free of charge". We have stayed here a number of times and for us it just keeps improving!
Beautiful house with lots to do!
The house was spacious, comfortable, elegant and very well equipped. We did some serious cooking there, for 11, and the kitchen and walk-in-pantry didn't disappoint! Glenn and Roma are very warm and welcoming, offering support if needed, but very discreet. The acres of woodland, and the free archery lessons were magnificent. A lovely pool, woodland play area and games room.
Gorgeous property, beautiful surroundings and fabulous amenities.
We arrived at the house and were 'blown away' by it's beauty, both inside and out. So much thought has gone into the property with beautiful touches making this very much a 5 star holiday. The gardens and pool are private with walks right from the house amongst the 42 acres of woodland. The children had so much to do, swimming, archery, pool, darts, table tennis, pinball, quad biking, and on the very rare occasions they wanted it, free Wi-Fi and TV.
Our children did not want to leave the house, but if you want a day out, I would recommend speaking to the owners for the best towns and villages to visit as they have a wealth of local knowledge and always happy to help. Of particular beauty is the town of Brantome and Friday is market day.
Hi Phil, Tracy, John & Harry,
Thank you for your wonderful review , we are pleased you had a good stay with us and hopefully we will see you all again in the future.
Glenn & Roma
A stunning property
A beautiful property set in beautiful surroundings and well placed for many of the Dordogne's attractions. The property is immaculate and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The owners, Roma and Glenn, were incredibly hospitable and very welcoming. Highly recommened!
Here is just a small seleaction of things to do and see in this beautiful area of outstanding natural beauty
PERIGUEUX 15 MIN DRIVE
medieval city where time seems to have stood still, visit the Cathedral St - front, museum de period,market days Wednesday and Saturday mornings.
BRANTOME 25 min drive
Known to the locals as the little Venice of Dordogne, encircled by the river Dronne,
Market day Friday mornings
Daily Tours around the ancient Abbey and bell tower.
Boat trips throughout the summer months and canoe hire (for the smaller children)
WHILST IN BRANTOME why not visit the police horses & friends (retired horses brought over from the London metropolitan to France to spend the rest of their days) and enjoy a cream tea in the garden.
St Jean de Cole is also en route from BRANTOME. Known as one of the beau villages in France.
Chateaux de Hautefort 35 min drive
Chateaux de Beynac 52 km impressive Medieval castle with STUNNING views over the Dordogne river.
There is a selection of places of interest to visit in the house.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: We ask for a 25% deposit to secure the booking, the booking will remain provisional until your deposit is received. Balance due 8 weeks prior to your arrival. Cancellation policy In case of cancellation the deposit is non refundable Cancellation charges 4- 8 weeks to arrival 50% of the total rate less than 4 weeks to arrival no refund. Changeover Day: Saturday Arrival time 5pm Departure time 10.30am Notes on prices: The property does not have weekend tariffs Damage deposit of 500 Euro's can be paid along with the balance payment and will be refunded within 7 day's after your departure.