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Chez Hodgkiss-'The Barn'


Excellent 5/5 Score from 5 reviews

The sunny courtyard to our home.

Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

The 'Barn' is a good size (800sq.ft.) high quality two bedroom gite with beams and exposed stone walls.

The well furnished lounge/dining room is a double height room and is fitted with a wood burning stove for those cooler spring/autumn evenings.

TV with UK channels is provided, as is a DVD/CD player. High speed Wi-Fi is freely available.

Four steps lead up to an open plan kitchen fitted with hob, oven, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and coffee machine.

The garden bedroom has a king-sized bed, built in wardrobe and chest of drawers.

The courtyard bedroom has two large single beds, a built -in wardrobe and chest of drawers.

The bathroom has a large shower cubicle, basin and toilet. The washing machine is fitted in a recess.

The outside terrace opens off the lounge and overlooks the gardens. Outside furniture is provided

The entrance to the gite is off the quiet lane and is very private.

To view 'The Stables' see property reference 305365

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach River beaches within 10 mins drive. Nearest Sea be
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac is approx 60 mins, and Limoges is approx, Nearest railway: Angouleme has a TGV station an hour North of us
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
General TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking

The Aquitaine/Dordogne region

The northern Dordogne is a delightful area of southwest France, very rural and quiet, but with plenty to see and do whatever your interest. It is a well wooded area of rolling countryside that is forever green.

Warm summers and mild spring and autumns make this an ideal location for a restful holiday.


We are located halfway between Brantome, (the Venice of the Perigorde) and Riberac, a typical French market town with it's mix of cafés, restaurants and a busy market.

Bourdeilles with it's chateau and castle sitting above the river is just 15 mins. away and the river can be explored by hired canoe.

Sightly further afield are the lakes at Jemaye, the monolithic church at Aubeterre, or the caves at Villars amongst many other attractions.

Wherever you drive the quite roads and peaceful scenery are just a delight.

Small family run restaurants can be found in abundance in the towns and villages throughout the area, and a good lunch with wine for less than €13 can while away a good 2 hours on a sunny afternoon

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Review 1-5 of 5

23 Jul 2014



There are so many good things to say about the Stables and the hosts Trevor and Christine that its hard to know where to start! On arrival, we were greeted warmly by the hosts along with a welcome glass of wine. We were shown around the lovely barn which has been so beautifully renovated it even encourages you to stat in and cook - a first for me on holiday! The standard of accommodation, is as my husband described it 'TOP DRAWER.' Pool is also fab and was a much needed and used facility given the heat at the time of our stay. Trevor and Christine are on hand if you need them but also manage to keep discretely at a distance and allow you to enjoy the privacy the location allows. Out and about there are wonderful walks, a chance to canoe down the Dronne river which we did and was great fun, and also a huge choice of places to visit and eat. The hosts will be happy to give you any information you need to further enjoy your stay. My only reluctance in writing this review is that they will be overwhelmed with visitors once people know just how good it is! Would really love to return in the future, and take up the offer of renting both gites, either with family or friends so that we can show off about the little jewel we found in the Dordogne. Go. You wont be disappointed..

8 Jul 2014


"Beautiful Gite, wonderful holiday"

We booked both Gites for 1 week in June, my parents stayed in the Barn whilst we stayed in the Stables both Gites are beautifully presented and very comfortable. The weather was very hot and the Barn was much cooler than the Stables.

The location is very rural so a car is required and the nearest supermarket is about 20 mins away. There are lovely walks nearby and we saw dear, squirrels and numerous types of birds and the neighbours have donkeys which are very friendly and love carrots!

I would not hesitate to recommend these lovely Gites and Trevor and Chris are great hosts, there if you need them but otherwise they leave you alone.

23 Jun 2014


"Lovely gite – lovely rural location"

The friendly, helpful owners have done a very competent and tasteful job in converting the barn into a lovely, well-equipped gite. A well-nigh perfect location, too, for those who love the countryside (if there were a local boulangerie it would be perfect, though it's only a 10 minute drive for fresh bread).

20 Nov 2013


"Everything you could ever want in a gite plus kind and helpful owners always on hand."

This gite feels like a proper home not a just a holiday home. It has everything you could wish for (down to a hair-drier in each room) and all done with such style and attention to detail. Staying there in November, we particularly appreciated the efficient heating and so enjoyed curling up in front of a blazing wood-burning stove in the evenings. Our hosts were very kind and helpful but never for a moment intruded - a clever balance if you can pull it off. And the views! In short, we had wonderfully relaxing winter break and felt thoroughly spoiled. I can recommend The Barn to anyone wanting a bit of peace and quiet in the heart of this wonderful region.

15 Aug 2013


"Perfect place to relax"

We have stayed in Gites all over France and The Barn comes top of our list.
The property was so well planned and everything you could need had been provided.
The surrounding countryside was beautiful and there were many accessible walks. We had very hot weather and really appreciated the pool.

Thank you for your comments, we have tried to make both of the Gites as high standard as we can and are so pleased when our guests appreciate them.

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