Situated in a small hamlet at the end of a quiet road, 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 to provide a good sized one bedroom Gite, with a wealth of exposed stone walls, tiled 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 imitation log burning stove for those cooler evenings, a settee and lounge chairs provide a comfortable place to relax, read, chat, or watch TV (UK Freesat)
The dining area with table and seating for 2, opens out onto the terrace which provides additional dining area and a charcoal bbq.
The kitchen area has full cooker, fridge, and microwave,
together with kettle, filter coffee machine and electric toaster.
The bedroom overlooks the courtyard and has a king sized bed, bedside tables, fitted wardrobe and a chest of drawers.
The bedroom is provided with electric heaters, cooling fan and hair dryer.
The bathroom has a large walk-in shower, wc, and basin unit. A front loading clothes washing machine is located in a recess within the bathroom.
There is a 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 (with alarm protection) 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 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.
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 four 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.
Accès des voyageurs
The whole of our grounds are available to explore and enjoy, and we provide a few garden games for you to use.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
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.
Chris and I retired from North Yorkshire in 2010 and came to live full-time in our Dordogne farmhouse, which we had bought in 2004 and renovated to give us a beautiful home and gites.
We love the peace and quiet of this beautiful area and enjoy meeting new guests into our luxury gites.