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The Hobogite

'Chez Hobo' - Main view of of our recently converted old stone cottage.
1 of 18'Chez Hobo' - Main view of of our recently converted old stone cottage.
Holiday Rental House -
1 Bedroom , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 2
Ruffec, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Welcome to the Old Stone “Hobogîte” - A Quiet Rural Getaway for two - Free WiFi - EXCLUSIVE use of 30 sq.m. Pool and an acre of Gardens...

While our lovely Charentais barn was being renovated, we often camped out in an old stone outhouse - our daughter affectionately christened this the Hobo house, and the name has stuck. It was so nice in this friendly little cottage that we decided to convert it, and rent it out as a gîte - but only when there's no-one in the barn. This is how you will have the whole acre of gardens - and the pool (from May to September) - entirely to yourselves.

This is a true get-away-from-it-all escape; if you see 3 cars a day passing on the small road at the end of the drive, you should feel honoured! You are however just 5km away from the N10 motorway, and 6km from the local town of Ruffec and the Charente...
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Listing #HL316467
About the Owner
Rob & Lene D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2013
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

A superb little gite. Everything has been well thought out by the owners. All the comforts of home - including dishwasher, washing machine etc... a lovely 'welcome' basket waiting on arrival so there's no need to worry if you don't have time for a supermarket...More

Thank Jo P
Management response:Responded 18 August 2018

Thank you for leaving such a lovely review - it's really nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope that you will be able to return one day.

Reviewed 23 July 2018

This little gite, set in a very large garden, is equipped with everything you would need for a perfect holiday in a lovely part of rural France. It is clean, comfortable and and welcoming. The owners have also made the booking / paying process simple...More

Thank JulesG611
Management response:Responded 23 July 2018

Thank you for your lovely review of The Hobogite, and we're really happy to hear that you made friends with our Little Owls, it is so atmospheric to see them flying around the garden. It was also nice for us to hear that you have...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Set in a rural hamlet but close to Ruffec with all amenities. Definitely low season in mid October in this area. Quiet roads for cycling and good weather. Best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in.A real home from home. Welcome food pack,towels,bed ready made.Even...More

Thank exetercitydevon
Management response:Responded 5 November 2017

Thank you indeed for your lovely review of your stay in The Hobogite, and we were really pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us. We were especially happy to hear that you liked the Welcome Pack so much - thanks!

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    2 Showers
    1 Queen
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  • Damage Deposit: AU$230 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
There is a Reservation Deposit of £125 which will be repayable within 14 days of leaving provided all is left in order.
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About the neighbourhood
This is a real rural retreat for two, far away from the crowds - if you see 3 cars a day passing on the small road at the end of the drive, you should feel honoured! A car is essential, but you are just 5km away from the N10 motorway - and, within 6km or so, you will also find the local Market Town of Ruffec with its twice-weekly market, and all the restaurants, local shops and supermarkets you could want - as well, of course, as the Charente River for swimming, canoeing, fine dining, or simply sitting and enjoying it all.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Poitiers / Bordeaux: 70.0 km
Railway: Angoulême: 50.0 km
Ferry: Calais / St-Malo: 400.0 km
The drive from Calais is a doddle! Just over 400 miles on the motorway but, as none of these motorways heads either to or from Paris, there is very little traffic on them so, even in August, the drive is a pleasure. Ryanair and Easyjet provide low-cost flights to Poitiers, La Rochelle, Limoges, etc., and the car-hire at the airports is very reasonably priced if you choose to leave the car at home.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 9.0 km.
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Dordogne Gites (2,231)
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