Rural Gîtes - Chadenne

St Bartelemy de Bellegarde, Dordogne
+33 (0)5 53 819692

3 light-filled gites with a saltwater pool to plunge in, National Park trails to explore nearby. Wellness retreats on offer too


3 places


Sleeping from 4 – 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

The Marshall’s have created three bright, family-friendly gîtes – Cepe, Cerf and Sanglier – in the 19th-century barn alongside their deeply rural Dordogne home. Annette – who couldn’t be more helpful and is on hand to advise – has created very attractive, practical holiday spaces that are rustic in parts with chunky old beams, apparent stone and brick, and have all the right creature comforts: beautiful new beds and cashmere-filled sprung mattresses. Well kitted out kitchens and bathrooms, including a double-ended bath for two to slip into. Furniture is clean-lined and comfortable: a SW England meets SW France mix. Solar panels heat water, chickens and goats will strut the orchard. And landscaping is underway to make the most of the already lovely setting; each gîte will have its own path to the sunny, saltwater pool area, and its own pool furniture. Take time to stand and stare at the stars, listen to the birds, explore the surrounding forest and visit Périgord’s markets and castles; ask Annette about their yoga and pilates wellness courses too. 


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-4pm Saturday
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. Yoga & Pilates wellness retreats in 2020 - see website for more details.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants 4km.


Nightly price
from £45
Weekly price
from £1250
Damage deposit
Extra cots available.
1 Barn for 4
From £452 bedrooms
2 Houses for 6
From £1803 bedrooms



This is a special Sawdays place - perfect in every way and the attention to detail in the gite, grounds, pool and local travel advice from our hosts was as good at it gets. We were with our teenagers and in the mood for a holiday chill out as well as making it interesting for them. The pool area is a wonderful relaxing spot and the big open skies are amazing - especially the night-time stars and the morning sunrises . We canoed in local rivers, discovered some very pretty villages to visit, enjoyed a day at the coast and loved biking to local boulangerie which has delicious bread and pastries

Linda, Grenoble, France

This was our second trip to Rural Gites Chadene. The Gites are scrupulously clean and very well presented. The whole experience is very person centred - the hosts are kind and help in every way possible to make your holiday as relaxing as possible. The pool is beautiful, the hamlet is very French, sleepy and beautiful. Facilities are excellent even extending to beeswax wraps which I found very impressive! If you are someone who wants to be out at a different restaurant every night this probably isn’t for you - if you want to enjoy the company of your family in beautiful surroundings then it is

Jane, Huntingdon

From the moment we arrived it was clear that this is a special place to stay - Annette and Peter are caring, attentive and helpful, the accommodation is lovely and comfortable with touches harking back to the history of the building and quality, attractive decoration bringing it bang up to date. The pool is a good size, it's salt water and heated to a very nice 29 degrees. The ethos of Rural Gîtes at Chadène is to be admired....gently encouraging ecologically friendly principles...which somehow makes you simply feel better!!!

Jill, Halifax

From start to finish, this is one of the most lovely places that we have ever stayed. An attention to small detail both in the apartment and in the grounds which was so very appreciated. We are family with 3 children and Annette's gîte catered wonderfully for all of us. The place's calm atmosphere is heightened by an undertone of unpretentious luxury that we delighted in. We would love to return, can't recommend it more warmly.

Sam, Stockholm

Thank you Rural Gites for such a lovely relaxing stay at Chadenne - such a beautiful setting. We had lots of fun at the house and in the surrounding areas. Tennis courts at the Centre of Tennis and multisport were a great find. We wil be back and looking forward to exploring more of the area. We loved the wildlife , the amazing skies and the peace and quiet (although we may have disrupted that!!) and of course, the food and wine. Thank you so much for sharing Chadenne with us.

The Davis and Wicks families, Bristol and London

Thank you so much Rural Gites for such a fabulous week. We loved everything from lazing by the pool to visiting Castle Beynac. The visit to Issigeac is a MUST. We look forward to returning and continuing the volley ball championship!

M and G, Chepstow

Definitely the first but not the last time we visit. Great place, great hosts and area. Enjoy! Thank you Rural Gites what a lovely place to be, the pool is great and the living space is so nice. I am looking forward to my next visit.

Penny, Wadebridge

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Annette Marshall

  • The ancient Foret de La Double is brimming with flora, fauna such as deer and nightingales, and places for walking and cycling. The national park La Jemaye is only 20 minutes away and is a popular place for families to spend the day.
  • At night the skies are incredibly dark - you can sit outside with some hot chocolate and watch shooting stars, the Milky Way appear and try to guess where the satellites are travelling to and from. At night you will hear owls and see rare bats.
  • Rural Gites are family gites with a discreet resident owner who is very happy to help make your holiday special. This quiet Dordogne area is away from crowds but close to Aubeterre sur Dronne and St Emilion with their ancient monuments and history.
  • Rural Gites are proud to be hosting a yoga wellness retreat with Devaki yoga 3rd to 6th September 2020. To book your place please see our website!
  • Rural Gites site is rural and with that comes the tranquillity and calm required for a lovely 'away from it all' holiday in a stylish environment with all of your holiday requirements catered for.
  • Rural Gites are excited to be hosting a Pilates wellness retreat in May 2020 with Ula from Avanti Pilates. To book your place please visit our website!