Chateau | 10 bedrooms | sleeps 20
The charming Chateau de la Cheine is a great value chateau rental. The Chateau sits within beautiful private grounds and has a large swimming pool. It is The ideal French getaway to enjoy with friends or family.
Located just 5 minutes from the lively market town of Bergerac, yet in a pretty countryside location, the Chateau de la Cheine is the ideal location for family holidays, celebrations and reunions for up to 20 guests. The welcoming elegant spacious rooms and extensive grounds provide room for rest and relaxation. The area is famed for wine tasting and within easy reach of all the famous 'Perigord' tourist attractions. The Chateau de la Cheine is in the local commune of Ginestet a predominantly wine and agricultural area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 20, 10 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 9 km, Nearest railway: Bergerac 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||10 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (10), Double beds (5), Dining seats for 17|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
The chateau has 10 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 6 WCs and can host 20 people in great comfort. On the ground floor there is a kitchen with all the necessary appliances, a living room with a fireplace and seating for 17 and a dining room. Activities on offer in the chateau include snooker, a tuned piano and table tennis.
Of the 10 bedrooms, 5 are doubles and 5 are twins, most of which are on the castle’s first floor. The chateau has central heating, and all bed linen and towels are provided.
Meals can be catered for by your hosts. A popular option is to have a meal ready for you on arrival. Typically a 4 course supper will cost 20 euros per head with local wine included. Payable on site directly with the owner.
The housekeeper is optional. Anything you wish for can be organised if you give the owner Karen reasonable notice.
|Further details outdoors|
The large park to the rear of the manor offers space aplenty for outdoor games, and a BBQ area. Dining outside in the garden is a must as is taking a dip in the private swimming pool which is heated and available from early June to late September.
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The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The Dordogne region is one of the most popular holiday destinations in France with many attractions on offer. Although the Dordogne has no coastline for 'bucket and spade' holidays, there are wonderful rivers for canoeing and swimming, as well as sandy river beaches.
The scenery is dramatic and interspersed with pretty towns and villages, both in the hinterland and along the Dordogne/Vezère rivers, plus innumerable châteaux, caves, museums, picnic spots and viewpoints. The four main areas are: Périgord Pourpre, in the southwest, named after its vineyards; the Périgord Vert to the north; the Périgord Noir, centred on Sarlat, named after its dense forest; and finally the Périgord Blanc that covers the limestone countryside around Périgueux.
For those who enjoy sampling different foods this is an area renowned for truffles, walnuts, duck, goose and foie gras - the markets are overflowing with local produce and at every corner you will see signs offering opportunities to sample and buy local products.
For wine buffs, the areas around Bergerac and Bordeaux are the places to head for with vineyards stretching in all directions as far as the eye can see.
Bergerac, the capital of the Périgord Poupre, lies on the riverbank in the wide plain of the Dordogne. The vieille ville (old town) is a calm and pleasant area to wander through, with drinking fountains on the street corners and numerous late medieval houses.
Sarlat-la-Canéda, the capital of the Périgord Noir, lies in a hollow between the hills 10km back from the Dordogne river. The best way to explore this medieval town is to wander through the cool, shady lanes and courtyards – cour des Fontaines and cour des Chanoines – around the back of the cathedral. Wonderful old houses can be found in the streets to the North before Sarlat's labyrinthine lanes lead you back to the central place de la Liberté, where the large Saturday market spreads its stands of geese, flowers, foie gras, truffles, walnuts and mushrooms.
There are more prehistoric painted caves around Les Eyzies than you could possibly hope to visit in one day! 26km up the Vézère valley you will also find the town of Montignac that acts as the main base for visiting the Lascaux caves.
Canoeing is hugely popular in the Dordogne, especially during the summer months when the Vézère and Dordogne rivers are shallow and slow-flowing – ideal for beginners. There are rental outlets at just about every twist in both rivers – a half-day (or longer) is recommended to give you enough time to simply cruise downstream and soak up the atmosphere!
Situated just a few minutes from the historic market town of Bergerac in the Dordogne, the Chateau is in the local commune of Ginestet a predominantly wine and agricultural area. From here you may easily access the towns of Bordeaux (1.5 hours), St Emillion (1 hour), Sarlat (1 hour), Perigueux (30 mins), and Limoges (2 hours). Local activities include horse riding, swimming, tennis, golf and wine tastings.
Local activites include cycling, fishing, golf, horse riding, mountain biking, swimming, and tennis.
If you do need help organising yourselves with extra curricular activities then the owner Karen will be delighted to point you in the right direction.