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Eco-Friendly Yurts in the French Countryside near Bordeaux

Nanteuil Auriac de Bourzac, Nouvelle-Aquitaine (France)

Eco-Friendly Yurts in the French Countryside near Bordeaux

Yurts
3 units
6 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
Pets allowed
 Host photo
Hosted by Wendy
  • New accommodation

Description

  • Pets allowed
  • Private Barbecue
These eco-friendly yurts near Bordeaux can each accommodate two guests, and both have an outdoor kitchen with private bathroom and compost loo. Guests can either take the main yurt, or if there are more people in the party, the smaller one can be added.

The yurt has a natural, cream canvas cover and is light and airy inside, with sleek pine floors with rugs to keep the yurt cozy. The furnishings have been found and lovingly restored and revamped to provide a unique living space; it’s certainly not just a bedroom. As well as a comfy double bed with bed-side tables, there is a low two-seat sofa, an old chair, and an antique chest functioning as a coffee table. There’s a pine chest of drawers and a tall boy for your belongings.

The smaller yurt has an olive-colored roof and natural cream walls. It is again constructed on a pine platform, with similar furniture and furnishing to the other yurts. These two yurts are positioned far enough away from each other to provide ample privacy.

The kitchen and other facilities are in between the two yurts. Each kitchen has its’ own small herb and salad garden so glampers can go ahead and pick their own produce. The kitchen itself is fully equipped, and comes with a gas cooker with oven and hob, a tea kettle and coffee maker, a freestanding ceramic sink with hot and cold water, worktop for food preparation, and cupboards and shelving for pots and pans. Cool boxes are provided with ice blocks, or guests can use the freezer in the barn on the property.

The yurt also has a wooden picnic table and two benches, a gas barbecue, and a large umbrella where guests can relax under some shade. There are also deck chairs for star gazing at night.

Features

  • Double bed
  • Toilet
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Sink
  • Coffeemaker
  • Oven
  • Kitchen
  • Linens and pillows
  • Stove
  • Dining table
  • Cooking basics
  • Tea kettle
  • Games
  • Private Barbecue
Candles are supplied (but more can be bought at the Harrods of the Dordogne should guests need them) but they must be kept contained within a lantern, which is also supplied. The kitchen is lit by solar powered lights, and there are also decorative, subtle fairy lights. Wind-up solar powered torches are also provided in the yurts.

Each yurt has a selection of board and card games, a few books, stationary, and lots of tourist information and maps. There is also a wind-up radio supplied, and guests can always borrow a guitar from the house. A larger selection of books are up at the main house.

A bottle of locally produced wine and a homemade cake is provided to welcome guests when they first arrive.

For walkers and cyclists, the hosts can provide local maps and routes. They also have bikes and a tandem that are available to hire out. The area really is exceptional for both road cycling and mountain biking, and there is very little traffic on the roads.

Guest Services

  • Bicycle rental
Glampers can buy veggies (and sometimes fruit) from the host´s garden, along with fresh free range eggs. Breakfast is an optional extra, and a grocery pack can be supplied by prior arrangement. A honeymooners’ package is available for $60: champagne, flowers, chocolates, and the odd surprise or two.

There are many local producers within easy cycling distance from the yurt. Fruit, vegetables, and eggs are available from Chez Devalon, and depending on availability, lamb and pork from the host´s freezer. There are local dairy farmers for milk, fantastic ice-cream, and occasionally beef, ans a goat farmer for milk, cheese and occasionally meat (they make excellent sausages). The area´s local mayor is a trout farmer and glampers can go and choose a fish right out of one of his many vast tanks, and an excellent duck and goose farmer is very nearby.

The local small town of Verteillac has a boulangerie, butchers, and large convenience store (known as the Harrods of the Dordogne) along with a newsagents, post office, bank, bars, and restaurants and the local doctor.

Location + Surroundings

Local services
  • Supermarket
Entertainment
  • Shopping
  • Museums
  • Clubs/Nightclubs/Bars
This eco-friendly yurt is nestled in the rolling hills of the French northwest Dordogne countryside. The views are spectacular, and all that glampers can see for miles around are the arable fields full of cereals, corn, and sunflowers, as well as the odd smattering of pantile-roofed farm houses, This area really does epitomize the French countryside.

Activities

  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Water sports
  • Tennis
  • Wine tasting
  • Horseback riding
  • Wildlife watching

You will be ideally placed for access to all the beautiful sites in the Dordogne and Charente. There are chateaux to visit, prehistoric caves to explore or pretty market towns to meander around. Not to be missed is market day in Riberac on Friday or you could go to Villebois Lavalette for their modest market on a Saturday morning under an incredible old oak structure, where you can join in with the locals eating oysters with beer, it also has a beautiful chateaux up on the hill.

Within easy biking distance is Brantome, a delightful riverside town with prehistoric caves, a magnificent Benedictine abbey, and the ability to canoe along the river. Aubeterre is a beautiful hillside village with a Monolithic church, arty shops, and a river beach. The cities of Angouleme and Perigueaux are both within an hours’ drive, offering an abundance of both sightseeing and shopping opportunities. Further afield, guests can take a day out to explore Cognac, Bergerac, the vineyards of St Emilion, or visit the city of Bordeaux.

There are two nearby outdoor swimming pools, one in Verteillac, the nearest small town, and one in the middle of nowhere with a large park and a bar and café -- it’s perfect for a picnic and swim and has diving boards so guests can perfect their high-diving! Tennis courts are scattered around in many of the villages, and there is also river and lake fishing locally, as well as horseback ridingm and a good nine-hole golf course about 10 miles away.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: Flexible
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • No Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • No Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • Pets allowed
  • No smoking
  • No parties

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days
Moderate: You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.
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Additional Information

The hosts are very interested in environmental issues and passionate about sustainability, so the majority of the facilities on this property are eco-friendly.

There is wireless broadband at the house so glampers should ask the host if they need to get access to the internet, or charge any mobile phones.

There is an extra yurt which sleeps an extra two guests in either a double bed, or two single beds. It is an additional £60 per night is charged for the use of the extra yurt in peak season and an additional £50 per night for the use of the extra yurt in off-peak season.

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