I spent a month at the Chateau de Rodie in January 2013, as my wife was on holiday in India I decided to drive down to the chateau, although the weather was cold and damp the property looked beautiful when it snowed, my only regret is that I have mobility problems and couldn't get around the beautiful 60 hectares property, the Hecquet family looked after me too well Pippa couldn't do enough for me. We ate our meals together and had long informative and amusing conversations, their daughters Suzanne and Janine (Mole) did the lugging around of my bags and settled me in a beautiful apartment.
The family went out of their way to involve me in the farm activities although I couldn't get around too well. One night on our way back from an outing we came across a family of wild boar trying to cross the road in front of our car we waited till they were across then drove on home to the Chateau another day we all went to visit some family friends in the Basque country, this was a thoroughly enjoyable experience a 3 hour drive through a huge forest.and the people were very courtious and helpful.
This was an unforgettable holiday and I thank the Hecquet family for making it so.
It is an ecofarm and there are chickens (200 or so), sheep a donkey who looks after the sheep apart the miriad of birds and all the beautiful plants.
I got quite attached to their dogs and was very sad I had to leave them when I dove off on my way back home to Tonbridge
Being winter the swimming was out of action due to cleaning and draining
I especially thank Paul for his kindness
- Also Known As:
- Chateau De Rodie France/Courbiac