Welcome to Gîtes à Chabrelle

Tranquil, rolling French countryside for your ultimate relaxing holiday.

About us

We bought this empty farmhouse and attached barn in 2004 and spent our holidays converting a part of the barn into 'The Stables' gite. In 2010 we left England and moved into 'The Stables', subsequently completely rebuilding and renovating the whole property to give us a delightful home and two generous sized gites. We now enjoy our new life in this most beautiful setting, and love welcoming guests to share the enjoyment too. Chris and I decided that in order to provide our guests with the peace and privacy for their holiday, we would only rent to one party at a time, and our guests have loved the exclusivity.

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General description

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.
 
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 Gites

Chez Hodgkiss' , comprises of an old farmhouse and a barn all set in approx 2 acres of land. Built of creamy local limestone with a roman tiled roof, and covered in wisteria and grape vines. We renovated the farmhouse to provide our home and converted the barn into two high quality gites, (one called 'The Barn', with two bedrooms, and the other called 'The Stables', with one bedroom.) And to provide privacy and peace for our guests we only rent out one of the gites at a time, unless a party wishes to rent both together. Each gites has a wealth of exposed stone walls, oak or tiled floors, and rustic beams. Decoration and furnishings have been chosen to provide comfort and convenience for your holiday. A pool and sun terrace are situated away from the buildings and gives lovely views across the valley.

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'The Stables'

'The Stables' is all on one level without any steps, to give ease of access and usage. The front door opens off the courtyard, where a morning coffee can be enjoyed in the shade of the walnut tree.

Entrance Hall

The front door opens into a hallway, with storage cupboard, and gives access to all other rooms.

Lounge

The large room at the rear of the gite provides a good sized lounge area with settee, lounge chairs, TV and electric log fire. Also there is a dining area with table and two chairs, and the well equipped kitchen, with full cooker, fridge and microwave. French doors provide direct access onto the sunny terrace.

Bedroom

The good sized bedroom has a comfy king-size bed with feather and down duvet and good pillows. There are bedside cabinets, a wardrobe, a set of drawers and a dressing table.

Bathroom

The bath room has a large walk-in shower area, W.C. and basin. A front loading washing machine is located in a recess within the bathroom.

Heating

The lounge has an imitation log burning stove and electric heaters. The bedroom is provided with an electric radiator. We also provide a hot water bottle in case you experience a chilly evening! There are also electric fans for warmer times.

Entertainment

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 some outdoor games for you to enjoy.
The gite contains information folders for lots of local attractions, recommended restaurants, and we have large-scale maps of the area available.

Garden and outside

The outdoor terrace has dining table and chairs to enjoy those warm evenings outside under the stars, or to relax with a glass of wine in the shade of the fig tree. You could enjoy an evening meal, cooked on the charcoal BBQ, whilst watching the sun go down behind the trees.
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 sunbathing terrace having sun-loungers and sun shades.

The near-by summer-house provides storage for garden and pool games and two bikes for guests use.

Parking and garages

Private off road parking is available near to the gite.

Visitor suitability

This is a beautiful and quiet location, suitable for couples or  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 do request that guests do not smoke within the gite for the benefit of future guests.

Information about any additional facilities

We provide all towels, and clean linen each week. We also provide towels for use at the pool.
We provide you with a simple 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. (Click here for more information)

We also have a separate four person gite on site, although we only rent out one gite at a time, to ensure guests privacy. However a combined party can take both gites together. Please contact us for details.

 

 

 

'The Barn'

 The Barn is on a split level with lounge and dining at the entrance level, and the kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms up four steps from the lounge. Accessed from the quite country track which sees little more traffic than the post van once a day.

Living room

The well furnished lounge area is fitted with a log burning stove for those cooler evenings.
A 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.

Kitchen

Overlooking the dining area the well equipped kitchen has a full cooker, fridge-freezer, microwave and dishwasher,
together with kettle, filter coffee machine and electric toaster.

Bedrooms

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.

Bathroom

The bathroom has a large size shower, W.C. and basin unit. A front loading washing machine is located in a recess within the bathroom..

Heating

The lounge has a log burning stove and electric heaters. Each bedroom is fitted with an electric convector wall heater.

Entertainment

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 some outdoor games for you to enjoy.
The gite contains information folders for lots of local attractions, recommended restaurants, and maps of the area.

Garden and outside

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 sun-bathing terrace having sun-loungers and sun shades.

The near-by summer-house provides storage for garden and pool games, and two bikes for guests use.

Parking and garages

Private off road parking is available near to the gite.

Visitor suitability

This is a beautiful and quiet location, suitable for couples or 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 do request that guests do not smoke within the gite for the benefit of future guests.

Information about any additional facilities

We provide all towels, and clean linen each week. We also provide towels for use at the pool.
However guests requiring the cot will need to provide their own cot bedding.
We provide you with a simple 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. (Click here for more information)

We also have a separate two person gite on site, although we only rent out one gite at a time, to ensure guests privacy. However a combined party can take both gites together. Please contact us for details.

 

The Area

See what you can do in and around the area.

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Bourdeilles

Just a few Kms along the road to Brantome is thehistoric village of Bourdeilles with its Castle and Chateaux overlooking the river Dronne.

Brantome

Known as the Venice of the Perigorde, Brantome is a pretty town built on an island in the river Dronne. Withits plentiful shops, restaurants, and Friday market this is a place not to miss.

Sunflowers

The surrounding area is a delight for the budding artist, with beautiful views at every turn. Even for the none painter the villages and countryside around about are a delight to the eyes and camera.

Location & Travel

A car is essential for your holiday with us, whether you bring your own or hire one.

Nearer the date of your booking we will send you a location map to help you find us.

 

From Angouleme:

There are TGV trains into Angouleme direct from Paris. Car hire is available and we are a one hour drive south. We can send you directions if necessary.

 


From Bergerac airport:

We are one and a quarter hour drive from Bergerac airport various car hire depots are on site there. We can send you directions if necessary.

From Limoges airport:

We are one and a half hour drive from Limoges airport various car hire depots are on site there. We can send you directions if necessary.

 

From Bordeaux airport:

Bordeaux airport is an international terminal and car hire is available there. We are approx two and a half hours from there via the auto-route.

 

The Local Climate

Details of the annual climate in the Dordogne region and the current local forecast.

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Jan
9°C

Sunshine hours 3

Feb
10°C

Sunshine hours 4

Mar
12°C

Sunshine hours 5

Apr
17°C

Sunshine hours 6

May
21°C

Sunshine hours 7

Jun
26°C

Sunshine hours 8

Jul
29°C

Sunshine hours 9

Aug
28°C

Sunshine hours 8

Sep
24°C

Sunshine hours 7

Oct
19°C

Sunshine hours 5

Nov
14°C

Sunshine hours 3

Dec
10°C

Sunshine hours 3

Current weather forecast for the Dordogne region

 

Availability (Coloured dates show 'nights' which are already booked.)

Rental Rates

View rates below

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The Stables

Season From To Daily Rate Weekly Rate
Spring 2017 14 April 2017 01 July 2017 £52 £345
Summer 2017 01 July 2017 02 September 2017 £460
Autumn 2017 02 September 2017 30 September 2017 £52 £345
Spring 2018 14 April 2018 30 June 2018 £55 £360
Summer 2018 30 June 2018 01 September 2018 £480
Autumn 2018 01 September 2018 29 September 2018 £55 £360

The Barn

Season From To Daily Rate Weekly Rate
Spring 2017 14 April 2017 01 July 2017 £68 £460
Summer 2017 01 July 2017 02 September 2017 £685
Autumn 2017 02 September 2017 30 September 2017 £68 £460
Spring 2018 14 April 2018 30 June 2018 £70 £480
Summer 2018 30 June 2018 29 September 2018 £700
Autumn 2018 01 September 2018 29 September 2018 £70 £480

Contact Us

Chez Hodgkiss Saint Just, 24310. Dordogne France

Send us a Message

Do you have any questions or do you want to book a holiday? Send us a message and we will answer asap.

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