6 bed 3 bath, Nr. Perigueux, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France -
- english, french
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 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 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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We were a family of 11 and had a most memorable celebratory weeks holiday with you. We loved the whole holiday especially the large lean to beside the pool where we had all our meals & BBQ's. The highlights were the the Archery, Quad bikes ,Games room and Pool . Glenn & Roma were wonderful, the grandchildren loved them.
We were near Sorges where re we enjoyed a wonderful Sunday lunch in Auberge de la Truffe. Also Brantome and Perigueux were 20 minutes away with great restaurants and shops in both towns . A fine cathedral in Perigueux with organ recitals. It was very hot when we were there so spent a lot of time in the excellent pool.
We would highly recommend this house .
A happy family from Ireland anonymous
Beautiful house in fantastic surroundings
We have just finished a wonderful week in this beautiful house and wished we could have stayed longer. Roma and Glenn made us very welcome, and helped with local knowledge for restaurants etc.
We were very comfortable throughout our stay, everything we could need was provided and we all had a very relaxing and fun holiday.
Perigord is not a region we have visited before but we will certainly be back and hope that Roma and Glenn’s home will be available for us to stay in again.
Stunning house in fabulous surroundings
Party of 5 adults and 3 children! Something for everyone the men particularly enjoyed the archery whilst the children lived in the pool 😁
A wonderful holiday in a truly beautiful home.
This was the third time our family have stayed in a large villa in France and the 10 of us absolutely loved it, this being the best so far by a long way. The house is furnished beautifully and is so comfortable to live in, everything you could possibly need is there. The outside also has everything you could wish for; a perfect crystal clear swimming pool that all ages and abilities can use, the lovely shaded terrace, the fields and woodland. Add in the archery, quadbiking, games room and the equipment for loads of different sports and La Chenaie wants for nothing. It is everything it says it is and Roma & Glenn are perfect hosts, both helpful, friendly and informative without being seen until wanted. They gave us several hours of their time to patiently teach the archery to young and old making all of us feel relaxed and at ease in trying something new. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.
Gorgeous for all generations
The pictures of this property perfectly show the accommodation and grounds, so I will not bore anyone with a long dissertation on all its merits. Suffice it to say that our three generation (9- 72) had a great time and this property provided all the space we required to fulfill our needs. Given that it was incredibly hot whilst we were there, the swimming pool was a huge bonus and very lovely it is too. Glenn and Roma were ideal hosts and we recommend them, their property and the little bonus archery to you all
Perfect property in a beautiful location with owners who care about their guests
We have just, sadly left La Chenaie after a week of quality time with family. The house is even better than it’s posting in every way. Attention to detail was key, from the well stocked utensils & kitchen to the bedrooms, bathrooms, relaxation areas both inside & out, the games barn & soccer field! Roma & Glenn are the perfect hosts- there when you need something but totally unobtrusive & generous. We had a challenging week of extremely hot weather followed by a violent storm - respect for owners & guests was paramount. Our party of 9 young & mature adults spent happy hours playing table tennis, pool, darts, poker, football & the wonderful archery session... never a dull moment but ample chill time by the pool.. thank you for allowing us to borrow your home. I cannot find fault with anything & would love to return in the future. Diolch yn fawr!
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.