The Hobogîte - Charente - Sleeps 2

The Old Stone "Hobogîte” - Your perfect getaway - Private Pool & Gardens 

  • The Hobogîte exterior
  • Swimming Pool
  • View from The Hobogîte
  • The Hobogîte exterior
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Master Bedroom
  • Barbeque Area
  • Garden and Grounds
  • Garden and Grounds
  • Terrace
  • Nearby Town/Village
  • Swimming Pool
The Hobogîte in Charente, a gite in Poitou-Charentes: The Hobogîte exterior

Quiet rural retreat, Exclusive use of Pool, Free Wi-Fi, Pay safely via PayPal.

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 - 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 River - for swimming, canoeing, fine dining, or simply sitting and enjoying it all. We are proud to have been awarded the prestigious 4-Star accolade by Charentes Tourisme under the 'Meublés de Tourisme' scheme.

As you will see from the pictures, we have carried out the conversion sympathetically, to a very high standard, providing everything we think is important; a local oak dining table, a dishwasher, Denby bone china, sharp knives, two types of corkscrew, a huge flat-screen TV with 5.1 cinema surround-sound, lots of good DVDs, a large firm and especially comfortable bed, a multi-jet “shower pod” like something out of Star Trek... and outside, a vast north-facing shady hangar with a large ceiling fan for those hot summer lunches, a choice of two barbecues and of course outdoor ping-pong, all sheltered from both sun and rain.

Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout. Even in the extensive gardens, so you can do a little casual surfing as you relax under a parasol on the comfortable pillows of the hardwood sun-loungers by the Pool. Or in a deckchair under the small plantation of mature pine trees which provide a pretty spot to relax with a book in pine-scented shade. Not forgetting a cooling shower in the huge "walk-around" shower in the wet-room of the Pool House, converted from what is probably the finest stone-built chicken coop west of the Charente!

After your lunch in the cool of the shaded hangar, another swim, and a 6km cycle-ride or drive into Ruffec, to the twice-weekly market or the spanking new branch of E.Leclerc, for vital supplies, you’ll be ready for an extremely leisurely al-fresco apéritif and barbecue. Remember, here in the wonderful summer micro-climate of the Charente, it stays warm until 2am...

And so to bed ... in that very comfortable bed ... in the old stone “hobogîte” ...

This property has been listed with Chez Nous for 5 years

The Hobogîte Property Features

Location Type
  • Rural

  • Car Required

Housekeeping & Services
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Weekly Maid Service
  • Bed Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • No Smoking

Open Fire/Wood Burner
  • Wood burner

  • 1 Double Bedroom

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Grill

Internet Access
  • Broadband
  • Wireless Broadband

  • TV - Satellite or Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Table Tennis
  • TV

Leisure Equipment
  • Sun Loungers
  • Patio Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels

Garden/Terrace/Play area
  • Private garden
  • Terrace / patio
  • Outdoor games area

Parking available
  • Off road parking

Activities within 20min drive of the property
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Walking
  • Cycling

Local Water Sports
  • Swimming (indoor pool)
  • Swimming (outdoor pool)
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
7 night(s) · 26 March 2022
Key Property Details
Property Name The Hobogîte
Reference 253489
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 2
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The Hobogîte in Charente

Nearest TownRuffec - 3 miles (approx)
Nearest AirportPoitiers, Limoges, Bordeaux, - More than 30 miles (approx)
Nearest Ferry PortSt. Malo - More than 30 miles (approx)

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