Farmhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Country House estate dating back to the 18th century La Chenaie is set in 42 acres of woodland and meadows. Within easy access to the Dordogne river and a short drive of only 20 mins to the Medieval city of Perigueux.

There is a 10 x 5 mt PRIVATE swimming pool heated by a solar safety cover.

The property boasts a 20 acre private field archery course, great fun for the family (not suitable for under 12 year old's) recurve, long bow and flat bow only. Lessons in wooden arrow making are available on request.

Games room and children's play area.

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 wi fi

There are two seating areas on the terrace both with comfortable sofa's and chairs overlooking the pool and garden.

Covered terrace also has a large dinning table and chairs seating 10 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 8 but will extend to seat 10 comfortably. 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 English channels. Light and airy room with patio windows leading out onto the garden and driveway.

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 double size bedrooms

bedroom 1 has a double bed and an French antique single bed, extra beds can be arranged.

Bedroom 2 also has a double bed and an French Antique single bed and a sofa bed

These two bedrooms are very spacious with low feature beamed ceiling.

Main bedroom and 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 bedroom is a reading room with seating area, this room would be perfect if you are travelling with a baby or toddler as it is just next to the main bedroom, cot available on request.

The farmhouse has been fully refurbished to a high standard, 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.

The Aquitaine/Dordogne region

The Dordogne region has been a popular holiday destination for many years, with budjet airlines flying daily making it more affordable. The area is famous for it's many Medieval towns and stunning Chateaux all within a short drive away from the property.

Throughout the summer months there are plenty of Fetes and festivals and colourful markets to explore and with the warm climate here it truly does make a difference.

The Dordogne area is one of the most popular destinations in France offering the holiday maker plenty of interesting things to do and see.

Brantôme is known as as the Venice of the Dordogne, the River Dronne encircling the small town, linked to the outside world by five bridges. Excellent restaurants. Lovely market on Fridays and in the summer always painting exhibitions in the Abbey. A fun place for children, too, with canoe hire. Its gabled belltower, rising from the rock, is held to be the oldest and one of the finest in France. The original Benedictine Abbey was founded in 769 by Charlemagne. The Abbey as it is today was rebuilt in the 18th Century and now houses a museum with prehistoric remains and a permanent exhibition of the mysterious trance paintings, engravings and drawings of the medium-cum-artist Fernand Desmoulin. In the summer it also shows the work of living artists, which are offered for sale.

Brantôme offers the family a lovely day out for there is something for everyone. You can explore the River Dronne in a hired canoe, or in a pedal-powered boat. There are numerous, cafés, bars and restaurants to suite all budgets, art galleries, arts and crafts shops, antique shops and a wonderful farmers' market every Tuesday and Friday in July and August. For budding artists some wonderful scenes to paint. It's not uncommon on lovely summer days to see people with their easels precariously placed along the river bank endeavouring to capture the moment.

Don't forget to visit St Jean de Côle en route there or coming back, one of the beautiful villages of France.

Perigueux

Sorges is the closest village to the property ,famous for its Truffles , visit the museum and walks around the Truffle groves.The Auberge de la Truffe is famous for its gourmet food.

St Jean de Cole is a 20 minute drive away known as one of the beau villages of France.

Many historic caves are within easy driving distance.

Postcard perfect

Périgueux was founded around 0 AD on a hill shaped by the curving River Isle. Its population of 35,000 have a reputation for their friendly natures and cheerfulness. You'd probably be the same too if you woke up to such a fantastic setting each morning! A lot of work has been invested by the city council into restoring the Medieval and Renaissance quarter, Puy St-Front, with its distinct white limestone buildings.

A market town

The town was originally inhabited by a Gaulish tribe called Petrocorri. It was the Romans, however, who claim the credit for developing the town into the department's prosperous capital. Today it is still a major market town, although many people choose it as a more relaxing alternative to Toulouse. The market takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays when people come from all over the region to display their goods and browse for the latest bargains. The local specialties are truffles, confit de canard.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Cap Ferret 150 km
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 4.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Limoges & Bergerac (1 hour drive) 65 km, Nearest railway: Perigueux 20mins drive 24 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access
General Central heating, TV, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking

The Aquitaine/Dordogne region

The Dordogne region has been a popular holiday destination for many years, with budjet airlines flying daily making it more affordable. The area is famous for it's many Medieval towns and stunning Chateaux all within a short drive away from the property.

Through the summer months there are plenty of Fetes and festivals and colourful markets to explore and with the warm climate here it truly does make a difference.

Perigueux

Perigueux

Sorges is the closest village to the property ,famous for its Truffles , visit the museum and walks around the Truffle groves.The Auberge de la Truffe is famous for its gourmet food.

St Jean de Cole is a 20 minute drive away known as one of the beau villages of France.

Many historic caves are within easy driving distance.

Postcard perfect

Périgueux was founded around 0 AD on a hill shaped by the curving River Isle. Its population of 35,000 have a reputation for their friendly natures and cheerfulness. You'd probably be the same too if you woke up to such a fantastic setting each morning! A lot of work has been invested by the city council into restoring the Medieval and Renaissance quarter, Puy St-Front, with its distinct white limestone buildings.

A market town

The town was originally inhabited by a Gaulish tribe called Petrocorri. It was the Romans, however, who claim the credit for developing the town into the department's prosperous capital. Today it is still a major market town, although many people choose it as a more relaxing alternative to Toulouse. The market takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays when people come from all over the region to display their goods and browse for the latest bargains. The local specialties are truffles and pies.

An extraordinary collection

The Roman part of the town is known as La Cite. Within this area you will find the Musee du Perigord with its extensive display of local findings. There are a number of fantastic frescoes, mosaics and jewelry items on display but it's most impressive possessions are the alter dating from 2 BC and the three skeletons, which are ranked among the oldest ever found.

Brantôme offers the family a lovely day out for there is something for everyone. You can explore the River Dronne in a hired canoe, or in a pedal-powered boat. There are numerous, cafés, bars and restaurants to suite all budgets, art galleries, arts and crafts shops, antique shops and a wonderful farmers' market every Tuesday and Friday in July and August. For budding artists some wonderful scenes to paint. It's not uncommon on lovely summer days to see people with their easels precariously placed along the river bank endeavouring to capture the moment.

Don't forget to visit St Jean de Côle en route there or coming back, one of the beautiful villages of France.