|Chene Bois||Self Catering||Saturday||4||8||2|
Chene Bois is a modern, but traditionally built 4 bedroom home, set in 2.5 acres with its own private swimming pool.
The house occupies the top the top of a hill with 2 other properties: one is hidden in woodland and the other is approximately 100 metres away, so Chene Bois is completely private and not over-looked. It is beautifully tranquil with far reaching views across the valley.
Externally, at the front of the property there is a very large garden laid to lawn which is ideal for outside activities such as ball games, 1.5 acres of woodland to the side and rear and the private swimming pool.
The swimming pool is 10m x 5m and is surrounded by a security fence that conforms to current French safety legislation. This offers complete peace of mind knowing that the pool is accessed through a gate fitted with a child-proof lock. Essential for children or non-swimmers. The pool has a solar cover fitted to reduce heat loss from the water when not in use.
To the rear of the house is a lovely outside seating area, gazebo and bbq. A perfect place to relax and unwind at the end of the day.
Chene Bois is only a 10 minute drive to the River Dordogne and local village where a convenience store, butchers, bakers and Post Office with cash point can be found. In the near vicinity there are many restaurants and bars within easy reach. The villages of Beynac and La Roque Gageac, both voted one of the most beautiful villages in France, are within a 15 minute drive and the medieval town of Sarlat, with its twice weekly market, is 25 minutes away.
Chene Bois really is the perfect base to explore all the attractions the Dordogne has to offer as well as being the perfect place to relax and unwind.
There is a fully equipped kitchen and separate utility room complete with ceramic hob, fan oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer.
We have endeavoured to provide all the crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils that you may need on your holiday.
There is a large open-plan lounge/diner providing seating for 8 people around the dining table.
There is a large open-plan lounge/diner with ample, comfortable seating for 8 people.
Patio doors access a small garden to the front of the house while doors to the rear open up on to the terrace with alfresco dining for 8 available and superb views across the valley.
Chene Bois has a double bedroom and twin bedroom on both the ground and first floors making it ideal for families sharing.
The ground floor bedrooms, toilet and bathroom can be closed off from the main living area for privacy.
Each bedroom has a wardrobe and/or chest of drawers for clothes storage and cooling fans are provided for your comfort.
Bed linen and bath and pool towels are provided.
There is a bathroom with over-the-bath shower and separate toilet on the ground floor and a large shower room and toilet on the first floor.
Heating, if necessary, is provided by a large wood burning stove or wall mounted electric radiators.
We have provided UK Freeview tv channels along with a dvd and video player. There is a large selection of dvds, videos and books for your enjoyment.
Free wi-fi is provided.
There is a very large garden laid to lawn to the front of the house, ideal for outside activities such as ball games, along with the private swimming pool and about 1.5 acres of, fairly steep, woodland to the rear of the property.
There is ample parking for many cars.
The house is an ideal base for groups or families with or without children to explore the beautiful surrounding area.
However, due to the terrain Chene Bois is not ideally suited to wheelchair users and the property has not been adapted for wheelchair accessibility.
No smoking in the house is permitted.
We fell in love with the Dordogne after a camping trip nearly 30 years ago. It was always a dream to have a holiday home in the area and this became a reality in 2006.<br/>I own Chene Bois with my wife, Maggie, and friend Simon.
|Year property purchased||2006|
|Why this location?||The Dordogne is a stunningly beautiful part of France. It offers medieval villages built into the cliffs overlooking the River Dordogne, castles, caves and spectacular scenery. The Dordogne offers many activities from walking, cycling, swimming and canoeing to just enjoying the tranquility and beauty of the area. A perfect place to relax and enjoy the local food and wine.|
|Unique benefits of property||Chene Bois is a four bedroom house, designed in traditional Perigordian style. It is set in two and a half acres of land, including a very large garden and woodland, with far reaching views across the heart of the Dordogne.
It offers split sleeping accommodation making it ideal for families sharing. It has double and twin bedrooms on both floors with separate bath/shower rooms.
The large open-plan living/dining area is very comfortable providing seating for up to 8 and the outside seating area and gazebo, offering stunning views across the valley, is a perfect place to unwind at the end of the day.
The private, 10m x 5m pool is fully fenced off and accessed through a gate fitted with a child-proof lock for peace of mind for those with young children or non-swimmers. A solar cover is also fitted to reduce heat loss from the pool.
Chene Bois has free wi-fi and UK Freeview tv channels.
We provide a fully equipped kitchen and utility room along with all bed linen and towels.
Wednesday and Saturday mornings
Lots of places to hire canoes along the river Dordogne
Both well worth a visit
Beautiful gardens, candle-lit every Thursday evening in July and August with muscical entertainment.
We had a fantastic time at Chene Bois. The house was big, bright and comfortable, and the pool was superb - we used it every day. The location was ideal, with some of the best sights in the Dordogne all within easy reach. There is no harsher critic than our teenage daughter - and she declared it "the perfect holiday".