Welcome to Chene Bois

Chene Bois is a French holiday rental property in the Dordogne. It is a modern four bedroom house, designed in traditional Perigordian style. The holiday cottage is set in two and a half acres of land, including a swimming pool and woodland, with far reaching views across the heart of the Dordogne.

Modern Living

Chene Bois is a spacious, light and airy house with comfortable seating for 8 in the lounge and around the dining table. Two sets of patio doors from the lounge open to the garden on one side and the patio on the other enhancing the feeling of space. There is a fully equipped kitchen with electric oven, halogen hob, large fridge /freezer, microwave and dishwasher, with a washing machine and tumble dryer in the utility room.  It's your complete home away from home.


In a private, un-overlooked position, Chene Bois is set amongst truly breath-taking scenery, in the very heart of the Perigord area. Our French house is less than a ten minute drive to the river Dordogne and the nearest village of Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, which is home to Castelnaud castle, a 12th century fortress. It is here that a bakers, butcher, grocery store, pizzeria and post office (with an ATM) can be found.

Swimming Pool

Our holiday house boasts a private swimming pool, 10m x 5m (1.1m to 1.8m deep), fitted with a Solar cover. The longer the cover is left on the warmer the pool will get. The pool is fully fenced off and secured by a gate with a child proof lock, meeting current French pool safety regulations, and is available from May to September. There is ample room on the terrace by the pool for the sun loungers, parasols and garden chairs. Pool towels are provided along with a variety of inflatables for your enjoyment.

Outside Dining

Guests can make use of the lovely seating area to the rear of the house, with a large table and seating for 8 under a gazebo, perfect for alfresco dining.  A BBQ is also provided. With stunning views across the valley it is a wonderfully peaceful place to relax at the end of the day in the Dordogne.


Bedroom Air Conditioning - there are four good sized bedrooms arranged over two floors which make it ideal for couples or families sharing. On the ground floor there is a double room and a twin room, along with a bathroom and separate toilet. Upstairs there is a double room, a twin room and a toilet/shower room. Beds are provided with duvets, pillows and linen. A travel cot is also provided (please bring own linen). Bath towels are provided along with separate pool towels.


Wi-Fi is included with your rental. There is an LED TV with English Freeview channels and a DVD player. There are many DVD’s and books for your enjoyment at the house.


See what our visitors have to say about staying at our French holiday home

We spent a week at Chene Bois with our son and grandson and thoroughly enjoyed all it had to offer. Plenty of space, very well equipped, lovely quiet location yet close to the river and beautiful places like Domme and Roque Gageac. Great towels and bed linen provided and even pool towels! Loads of useful kitchen items left by other visitors. The pool is amazing. Well fenced off for safety, very well maintained and perfect for our very hot week. So glad we found this gem of a place. Thank you for all your help Tim. Would love to return.

Eileen & Martin C

August 2023

This is the second time we have visited Chene Bois and it is a truly beautiful place! The villa is great and has everything you could possibly need during your stay. The owners have thought of everything! Air conditioning in the bedrooms is a must when the weather gets hot in august, we had temperatures above 30’s so it was very useful! The pool is a great size with a security gate so young children can’t get in by themselves which is great peace of mind. Lots of loungers, umbrellas and inflatables. The local area is great and has shops and a bar, and the nearby towns are beautiful to walk around and enjoy the scenery. Definitely recommend going canoeing down the river, it’s a great day out! We will definitely be back again!

Rachel K

August 2023

Chene Bois is a large, comfortable house with excellent provisions and facilities and was spotlessly clean upon arrival. We particularly enjoyed the large clean pool, the aircon in the bedrooms at night, and the BBQ and outside dining area for some al fresco dining. The kids also enjoyed having the smart TV and WiFi in the large lounge. There was an assortment of books, games and DVDs too. The villa occupies an excellent location, making it easy to visit local villages including Beynac, Sarlat, Domme, Castelnaud, and Jardins de Marquayssac. Canoeing on the Dordogne was a particular highlight. The villa is situated in spacious, private grounds, in a very peaceful area a few km away from the nearest boulangerie/patisserie in Castelnaud. It is a fantastic area to explore with no shortage of beautiful places to visit. We hope to return to this area and would definitely stay in this villa again.

David and Jen S

July 2023

Very comfortable, tidy property. There were only 2 of us but it would easily accommodate 2 families. Nice quiet setting but ideally situated for visiting the area. Everything you need indoors for a self catering holiday and outside a good sitting area overlooking the forest and a good sized swimming pool with plenty of sunbeds and parasols. The air con was very welcome.

Pet B

June 2023

We had a truly lovely two weeks here. The house is clean, well presented and spacious indoors, and has everything you could possibly need provided. The real joy though is the outdoors, we loved our evenings spent on the back patio just looking at the woodland and lapping up the peace and quiet. The pool at the front of the property is an absolute sun trap and a gorgeous pool which we used every day. The solar cover means it is surprisingly warm too. Although at the front of the property the pool is still largely very private. You need to keep in mind there are no facilities in walking distance, but that means it is a very private and peaceful spot. The nearest boulangerie at Castellenaud La Chapel left is excellent but a short drive away. The owners dealt with everything very efficiently and were extremely helpful. I thoroughly recrecommend a stay here and hope to be back before too long.

Lindsey N

June 2023

Just returned from 2 weeks at Chene Bois. It had everything you could require on a holiday from pool towels to dishwasher tablets. The property is well maintained and spotless. We were very lucky with the weather so took advantage of the pool, dining outside on the patio and the dogs loved walks in and around the grounds. The air conditioning was certainly a bonus. Wifi was good and the satellite t.v. came in handy for a sports fan! We would highly recommend Chene Bois and hopefully will return again.

Sandy S

May 2023

We previously stayed at this property and wanted to return to the area and didn’t even contemplate staying elsewhere. The house is spacious, very well equipped and in a lovely rural location but only a short drive from attractions. There is a wonderful pool and the house easily sleeps 8 people, although there were only 2 of us. We will be sure to return to the property if we go back to this area.

T. Greaves

September 2022

We spent a wonderful week at Chene Bois with our two granddaughters and our daughter, we all agreed it provided everything we could need; location, swimming pool, comfort in air conditioned bedrooms and all necessary household amenities to cater for eating, drinking and leisure.

The gite is spacious and comfortable, with all bed linen and towels provided, in the kitchen the fridge and freezer were more than adequate for storing our food and the cooking equipment was ample for our needs. As we were staying during a very hot spell the air conditioning in the bedrooms was very welcome enabling us all to sleep in comfort. There were plenty of games and puzzles available if we wanted them as well as a host of dvds, but frankly we spent most of our time up at the pool which was lovely for cooling off on some really hot days!

The location of the gite is quiet and private but within very easy reach of all the magnificent tourist attractions the Dordogne has to offer and we spent some lovely days by the river visiting Sarlat, Beynac, Castelnaud, Domme and the gardens of Marqueyssac. There are plenty of other things to do like canoeing, cycling and ‘parcs en arbre’ but we only had a week!

Overall we would certainly book again and would recommend Chene Bois to anyone who wants to visit the Dordogne region and have a lovely holiday!

David & Cathy W

July 2022

This year we returned to Chene Bois for the fourth time, it was our first trip abroad since the Covid outbreak and we wanted to visit somewhere familiar that we knew wouldn’t disappoint. Chene Bois is located in a stunning, secluded setting, it’s comfortable, well appointed and has a great pool. There are many places to visit within easy reach and lovely restaurants nearby. We highly recommend Chene Bois and very much look forward to returning again soon.

Annette and Chris C

July 2022

After two years of covid we finally got to have a holiday in France. Brexit happened, new rules, ferry service nearly went under, they still drive on the wrong side of the road. But it was all worth it. A top quality property that actually caters for eight people, although there were only four of us. As quiet and secluded as you could possibly wish for, yet a short drive from all the bastide towns and tourist attractions. Highly recommended.

Malcolm T

June 2022

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