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Bedrooms 5
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 bed 3 bath, Nr. Perigueux, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France -


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 farmhouse 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.

More Details

Roma Howson
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 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 villa in 2006

Why Roma Howson chose Sorges

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 villa 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Left on Oct 12, 2016 for a stay in Aug 2016

What a fantastic holiday! The property, location and facilities exceeded our expectations. Glenn and Roma were the perfect hosts, nothing was too much trouble and they went out of their way to ensure we had an enjoyable holiday. The archery and pool was fantastic and enjoyed by all the group. We enjoyed our holiday that much that have already booked to return next year!

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Aug 2016
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Sorges Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite and 1 Shower room
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Single beds (2), Double beds (5), Cots (2)
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Games room slate bed pool table, darts, table tennis, pin ball machine. Outside: Large covered terrace with comfortable seating and sunloungers 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... Utility Room: With washing machine, microwave, dryer & WC. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen provided, Towels provided, (pool towels not included) High chair Other: Farmhouse pantry with old original bread oven (not in use) giving plenty of storage /shelving.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Beautifully furnished property with amazing pool

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning in every way

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house with lots to do!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous property, beautiful surroundings and fabulous amenities.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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. Kind regards Glenn & Roma
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A stunning property

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley
Brantôme Croisières
Cave of Villars (Grotte de Villars)
Château de Hautefort
Brantome Police Horses and Friends
Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
limoges & bergerac
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Here is just a small seleaction of things to do and see in this beautiful area of outstanding natural beauty


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.

Sarlet 50km.

There is a selection of places of interest to visit in the house.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $610.95

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:
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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