Chateau De La Cheine

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Sleeps: 20 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 4
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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. Bergerac offers direct flights to and from the U.K as well as boasting exquisite local cuisine and world famous vineyards.

The Chateau sits within beautiful private grounds and has a large swimming pool. The picturesque surrounding woodland is a haven for adventuring children who can also be occupied by the excellent games room.  The welcoming elegant spacious rooms and extensive grounds provide room for rest and relaxation. The area is famed for its archaic historical sites and is 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.

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What you should know…

  • Although heating is charged at extra cost during Christmas & New Year, a large decorated Christmas tree is provided and you will be  welcome with complimentary champagne and nibbles!
  • The beautiful swimming pool is located in a discrete location away from the main house, therefore children need to be supervised at all times
  • The three bedrooms on the top floor all share one bathroom, perhaps the best place to put all the kids together!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Internet BBQ Cable TV Table Tennis Pool/Snooker

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 table, a tuned piano, Wi-Fi access, Livebox, Satellite TV with English channels 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.
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 (with alarm system properly certified).


About the surrounding area of Chateau De La Cheine
<1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby
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Situated just a few minutes from the historic market town of Bergerac (9km), one is ideally positioned to visit the many attractions of the Dordogne. The chateau is in the local commune of Ginestet a predominantly wine and agricultural area.

From the Chateau de la Cheine 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 cycling, fishing, golf, horse riding, mountain biking, swimming, tennis and wine tastings.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport BERGERAC

(10 km)

Nearest Ferry port ST MALO

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Village Ginestet

(3 km)

Nearest Town/City Bergerac

(6 km)

Nearest Restaurant BERGERAC

(7 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub BERGERAC

(7 km)

Nearest Beach ARCHACHON

(91-100 km)


(16-20 km)

Nearest Supermarket Bergerac

(6 km)


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport

Onsite Facilities

  • Badminton
  • Pool inflatables
  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extras available at this property:

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 30 euros per head with local wine included, the table will be laid and guests serve themselves. Half portions for children under 12. To be paid in cash on site.

The housekeeper is optional.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £1000 to be paid by bank transfer to the owner prior to arrival.
Arrival time 4.00 pm
Departure time Before 10.00 am
Energy costs included? Yes within reasonable use. There may be a charge for the low seasons.
Linen & towels included? Yes, excluding pool towels
Pets welcome? No dogs
Changeover day Saturday
End of stay cleaning included? €10/person including children.The property must be left in reasonable order, all rubbish, bottles and unwanted leftover food must be removed. BBQ and fridge left clean.
Smoking Allowed? No
Other Ts and Cs No groups under 30 allowed. No stag or hen does. Names and ages of customers must be sent to owner before arrival.
Other Ts and Cs 1 extra bed is available on request at a supplement of €200/week/adult (baby: free of charge).
Heating costs included? Yes, except for Christmas and New Year when extra £450/week. During this period, logs and fuel are also provided.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 25th 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 £2,683
Jun 1st 2019 - Aug 3rd 2019 £3,537
Aug 3rd 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 £4,210
Aug 31st 2019 - Nov 2nd 2019 £2,683
Nov 2nd 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 £2,145
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £4,210
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 28th 2020 £2,145
Mar 28th 2020 - May 30th 2020 £2,683
May 30th 2020 - Aug 1st 2020 £3,537
Aug 1st 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £4,210
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 26th 2020 £2,683

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 25th 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 €2,970
Jun 1st 2019 - Aug 3rd 2019 €3,917
Aug 3rd 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 €4,662
Aug 31st 2019 - Nov 2nd 2019 €2,970
Nov 2nd 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 €2,375
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €4,662
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 28th 2020 €2,375
Mar 28th 2020 - May 30th 2020 €2,970
May 30th 2020 - Aug 1st 2020 €3,917
Aug 1st 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €4,662
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 26th 2020 €2,970

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 25th 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 $3,313
Jun 1st 2019 - Aug 3rd 2019 $4,368
Aug 3rd 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 $5,199
Aug 31st 2019 - Nov 2nd 2019 $3,313
Nov 2nd 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 $2,649
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $5,199
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 28th 2020 $2,649
Mar 28th 2020 - May 30th 2020 $3,313
May 30th 2020 - Aug 1st 2020 $4,368
Aug 1st 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $5,199
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 26th 2020 $3,313

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

 Property Owner

How long have you owned the property?
20 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The traditional and unspoilt french feel to the property, which we have striven to retain.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
Apart from the friendly ghost... The property was built in 1840 for a french colonel. It was originally a wine chateau with 38 hectares of vines. We are only the 6th family to own this property.

What’s the strangest or most difficult guest request you’ve ever received?
"Would it be alright if we lit a bonfire on the lawn by the pool?" In August in 35 degrees.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?

The local markets.Wine tasting.

Really eat?
Perigord delicacies.

Really see?
Chateaux, caves, wine tasting, Watersports

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
The property is countryside located. Still, just 5 minutes from Bergerac and 15 mins from the airport.



  • Amazing time with friends & family

    Posted by Andy L. on 14/09/2018

    We spent a fabulous week in August at Chateau de la Cheine - three ex-schools pals with assorted spouses and teenage offspring. The Chateau is a short drive from Bergerac (and nearby airport) and set in its own spacious grounds, with swimming pool and outdoor dining area. The Chateau itself could easily accommodate 16 of us plus baby, with room (and bathrooms!) to spare. Despite its size and air of French grandeur, we quickly felt at home there. On the ground floor there are several large communal rooms, but because of the excellent weather, we spent most of our waking hours outdoors. There is a large, well-equipped kitchen, as well as a games room where the younger members of the group could play pool (hooray!). There was plenty to see & do nearby - Bergerac and its food market are worth a day's visit in their own right - but, most of the time we preferred to relax by the poolside & enjoy the French countryside. Our host, Karen, lives nearby and was a good source of information and advice about things to see and do. For a small extra charge, and by prior arrangement, Karen cooked us a delicious three course meal (plus wine) on our first night. This was a really welcome start to the holiday as we were all weary from our travels. Highly recommended. Our only suggestion would to be to make sure you book two weeks and not one, to give yourselves time to unwind in this stunning holiday destination.

  • Amazing Holiday!

    Posted by Anita on 01/09/2018

    The pool is fantastic and all ages enjoyed it. The house is large with good kitchen facilities, but the bathroom facilities could have been better. Beautiful setting, and the gardens were stunning. Enjoyed many an evening in the moonlight.

  • Wonderful Family Time!

    Posted by Geraldine on 21/07/2018

    We had a brilliant time at Chateau De La Cheine. We were celebrating our mother's 80th birthday and had three generations of family there. We all had plenty of room and enjoyed spending time chatting around the pool and eating wonderful meals in the outside space. Fabulous time!

  • Wonderful Stay with my Family!

    Posted by Michael on 02/06/2018

    A perfect venue for a large group, especially if there are young children. Beautiful grounds to run around in safely and a good sized pool. A kitchen suitable for catering for a large number eating either in the splendid dining room or, weather permitting, in the covered outside dining area. Handy for Bergerac and the many splendid attractions of the Dordogne. The friendly English owners live nearby and Karen's cooking is delightful. A great week spent with family in late May/June, occasional showers (the Dordogne is not a green area for nothing!) but plenty of warm sunshine. A great time was had by all.

  • What can we say!

    Posted by Steven on 19/09/2017

    We had such a wonderful time at the Chateau. It was a perfect location for our group of 17 friends! The location was wonderful and we had plenty of room for dinners, games and relaxation! The owners, Karen and Clive, were absolutely wonderful. They donated a wild boar for one of our dinners and even helped with our silly group photo! The open space and quiet surroundings of the chateau is perfect for any group or family wanting to get away from it all. The chateau is in good repair and the multiple bathrooms were a must for our group. We would HIGHLY recommend this chateau! Thank you.

  • Remarkable Holiday Home & Area

    Posted by Georgie on 07/09/2017

    We enjoyed a very happy family fortnight at this property. There was plenty of space for our party of 17, including grandparents and three families of children ranging from 3 years to 12. It was lovely that with only two days exception we ate every meal outside at the large shaded table. There was no risk of boredom, as not only the pool was well used but also the ping pong table and other assorted games were put to good use. Bergerac is a charming town with shops, markets twice a week and a good LeClerc supermarket. There are lots of activities and places to see all within easy reach of the chateau. Karen, our landlady, was very helpful with providing information and fun suggestions for the children. We particularly enjoyed half a day’s kayaking down the Dordogne.

  • Great for a Family

    Posted by Georgie on 02/09/2017

    This is a brilliant base for an all age family party. Lovely grounds and swimming pool and an area full of interest and play for all.

  • Highly Recommended

    Posted by Mark on 01/09/2017

    We had a wonderfully relaxing week. There was Five families, all of which have young children. The house is beautiful and everything we could have wanted. So basically, we didn’t leave! We spent most of our time round the excellent pool and sitting outside the BBQ area. Karen & Clive live nearby and could not have been more helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. I can highly recommend a visit.

  • Great week near bergerac

    Posted by Michael G on 26/07/2016

    Our party of 17 had a fab week at chateau de la cheine nr bergerac in
    July 2016. Host Karen treated us really well, the chateau is beautifully located and the facilities were great.
    The villa is only 7km from Bergerac but you feel as though you are in rural France. We had bbq, dined alfresco and had table tennis competitions. There were also lazy afternoons by the pool!
    I would recommend a stay at this great villa you will have a fabulous holiday like we did

  • Amazing, Welcoming and Comfortable Chateau!

    Posted by Duncan on 28/10/2014

    We had a fabulous stay at Chateau de la Cheine. The house and garden provided flexible, comfortable space for our group of 12 adults and 9 kids. The swimming pool was lovely, clean and cool, the garden had plenty of space to dine, to sunbath and to play, all the bedrooms were comfortable, and the kitchen well equipped. There's lots to do near to the Chateau, and it's a great place to stay. We hope to be back.

  • The chateau was the perfect choice for us

    Posted by Sylvia on 22/08/2014

    We had a fantastic holiday at the beautiful Chateau de la Cheine. The chateau was the perfect choice for us. My two sisters and I have 10 children between us, well they are no longer children they are now aged between 18 and 28 and some have regular partners so we wanted lots of bedrooms-the chateau has ten- and a pool and of course wifi, plus its near a town with a great market –Bergerac, not to mention an airport just 15 minutes away with low cost flights. On a per head basis the Chateau was very affordable, less than £200 per person per week.

  • I could not recommend the Chateau more highly!

    Posted by Martin on 20/08/2014

    As you know we had a wonderful week.
    For our family this was a particularly special week - it being my parents Golden Wedding. In many ways that increases the expectations that everyone has of the place we are staying and how the week will go.
    The Chateau was an exceptionally good place to spend a week as an extended family. There was enough space for all of us despite our very varied ages. The pool was a delight, and it was far enough from the house that the youngest children were easy to keep under observation. The gardens were big enough for games of manhunt and the table tennis table added to the afternoon games. Eating outside in a space where we were comfortable as a group of 21 is a tough expectation, but it was perfectly met. We had one particularly wonderful evening when we celebrated my parents wedding anniversary.
    The rooms were all lovely. The all exuded delightful french charm with lovely views. There was plenty of space. Again, having a games room inside was a pleasure - one the children of all ages enjoyed.
    We know the area around Bergerac fairly well, but even so, it was great to spend time in this most lovely part of France.
    Overall, we were very well looked after in what was a perfect place for our family celebrations. I could not recommend the Chateau more highly.

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