Situated in a small hamlet at the end of a quiet lane, just 6 Km from nearest shops and restaurants.
A peaceful place to relax and explore this beautiful area of north Dordogne.
Great for walking and cycling or just lying in the sun by the pool.
A car is an essential for access and touring.
Not far from the famous NW Dordogne town of Brantome, is the small village of St. Just, and here a quiet lane leads to the 5 houses of La Roche Chabrelle. Our home, 'Chez Hodgkiss', is the last building before the lane becomes a track. The quiet hamlet is in an elevated position overlooking woods and farmland, with gentle walks all around.
'Chez Hodgkiss' comprises of our old farmhouse and the barn, which has been lovingly converted into a good sized two bedroom Gite, with a wealth of exposed stone walls, oak floors, and rustic beams. Decoration and furnishings have been chosen to provide comfort and convenience for our guests.
A pool and sun terrace are situated away from the buildings for privacy and quiet and give views across the valley.
The post van is the total passing traffic, however we are not remote, being within easy reach of La Tour Blanche, Riberac, and Brantome with nearby shops and restaurants.
Here is a place for relaxing and enjoying your home away from home, and as a base for exploring the surrounding area, either by foot, bike or car.
The well furnished sitting area is fitted with a log burning stove for those cooler evenings.
The large settee and lounge chairs provide a comfortable place to relax, read, chat, or watch tv
The dining area with table and seating for 6, opens out onto the terrace which provides additional dining area and a charcoal bbq.
Split level from the lounge, the well equipped kitchen has full cooker, fridge-freezer, microwave and dishwasher,
together with kettle, filter coffee machine and electric toaster.
The garden bedroom has a king sized bed, bedside tables, fitted wardrobe and a chest of drawers.
The courtyard bedroom has twin divan beds, bedside tables, fitted wardrobe and a chest of drawers.
Each bedroom is provided with electric heaters, cooling fans and hair dryers.
We have available a full size cot which can be put up in either bedroom if required, however you would need to provide your own bedding for the cot.
The bathroom has a double size shower, wc, basin unit. A front loading clothes washing machine is located in a recess within the bathroom..
Besides the log stove in the lounge, there is also additional electric heaters. Each bedroom is fitted with an electric convector wall heater.
There is a large screen television with UK Free-sat reception, together with a dvd/cd player linked into the tv.
We have various dvd's and cd's you may wish to borrow.
An MP3/I-pod docking station is also provided.
Various books are available for you to borrow,
High speed wi-fi is freely available throughout the property.
We provide various board games etc to while away the time, and various outdoor games for you to enjoy.
The gite contains information folders for lots of local attractions, recommended restaurants, and maps of the area.
The outdoor terrace has dining table and chairs to enjoy those warm evenings outside under the stars. There is also a charcoal BBQ.
Our land is approx 2 acres of woods and grass set on the side of the valley, and surrounded by woodland.
There is a 24ft x 12ft pool in the garden with a terrace having sunbathing chairs and sun shades.
Private off road parking is available near to the gite.
This is a beautiful and quiet location, suitable for couples or young families looking for an away from it all holiday, yet still having easy access to all the attractive locations in this beautiful part of the NW Dordogne.
Whether you wish to walk, cycle, canoe or just relax by the pool, you will find it here.
We provide all towels, and clean linen each week.
However guests requiring the cot will need to provide their own cot bedding.
We provide you with a welcome pack to start you on your way.
We have two adult bikes you may borrow. We also have contacts with a cycle hire company which will deliver hire bikes, of all types, to the gite.
We also have a separate two person gite on site, although we only ever rent out one gite at a time, to ensure guests privacy, a combined party can take both gites together. Please contact us for details.
Zugang für Gäste
The whole of our grounds are available to explore and enjoy, and we provide a few garden games for you to use.
Interaktion mit Gästen
Chris and I live permanently on site so are available to help make your stay more enjoyable with suggestions for places to visit and restaurants to try.