Le Chai is a stylish and comfortable single storey barn conversion for 4 people within the buildings of Le Clos du Verger. Previously a wine barn on this former farm, Le Chai is one of two attractive holiday properties here at Le Clos du Verger. With its large terrace overlooking part of the gardens and its well appointed interior, Le Chai makes a great rural base, just 5 minutes from the bustling market town of Bergerac.
About the property
This beautifully appointed single story barn has been renovated to create that real home from home feeling. There is a wonderful blend of old and new, maintaining the character of the property yet with all of the modern features you would expect. The stone walls and beautiful vibrant gardens create a calming and relaxing atmosphere in which to start your holiday. The sunny terrace area is the perfect place to enjoy a meal or a glass of wine after a busy day exploring the local area. Looking out onto gardens and over the countryside, this is a real feast for the eyes on a summer's day.
There are 2 spacious bedrooms sleeping four guests, with one king size bed and a twin room so quite flexible. A comfortable lounge and open plan kitchen-dining area leads out onto the terrace through the large patio doors, which offer a light and airy place to relax. There is a BBQ with an outside eating area and sun loungers are available on request.
If you need to find somewhere to cool off, there is a swimming lake within the country park just 10 minutes away from the property. Beyond the gite through the garden a path drops down gently to a stream. Keep going past the "apple walk" and the goat meadows, you will meander past the orchids and wild flowers which lay the way to some small trees. What a glorious place to enjoy tucking into a good book. Away from the property there is an informal ball games area for those who want to enjoy some competative fun, providing a fantastic location with the sound of the local waterfall in the background. What more could you ask for.
The bustling town of Bergerac is only a short drive away, where you can enjoy a walk through the town, browse the many shops, enjoy a meal or even perhaps a cruise along the river. This really is an ideal location for those wanting to explore and enjoy all that the Dordogne region has to offer. In the summer months the cultural programme and activities on the old port are definitely well worth a visit. If you enjoy a glass of wine then why not explore the local vineyards, many of which offer wine tasting tours.
There really is so much to do here, your only decision will be what to do first. A truly wonderful holiday awaits......
There are many wonderful reviews, but this one really does describe how fantastic Le Chai is;
"The Chai was like a home away from home. Seriously, from the moment we arrived, we felt completely at home, and relaxed. Jane has achieved this by paying attention to detail - like comfy beds, good quality linens, comfortable sofas etc. - and the decor of the gite, which was not austere and cold, and not fussy and cluttered either - just the right balance. The welcome pack waiting for us was very generous, and thoughtful (I won't tell you what there was, as it's nice to get a surprise!) Also, it was lovely to have the outdoor terrace to listen to the birdsong and stream while enjoying our wine and cheese. Jane (and her husband) were perfect hosts - there if you needed help, but not obtrusive. The location of The Chai is excellent, being only 5-10 minutes from Bergerac, and in an area which is surrounded by stunning places to visit - La Roque-Gageac, Sarlat-la-Caneda, Issigeac to name a few. In summary, The Chai is a wonderful place to stay, and I would not hesitate in recommending it."
Close to Bergerac and the airport
Peaceful gardens and countryside views
Close to local markets and medieval towns
Lots of great reviews
Country Park close by with swimming lake
A perfect base to explore the Dordogne