Two Cozy Yurts Tucked within Calm Mountains in Haut-Languedoc National Park, France
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Big yurt (8m diameter) : This yurt comes with two double beds and an extendable couch and is built onto a natural stone platform on a meadow at the confluence of two mountain creeks.
Small yurt (5.25m diameter) : This yurt comes with one double bed, with the possibility of adding an extra bed during the summer months and sits like a bird's nest hidden between old trees, high up on a hill, surrounded by a terrace with a very nice view.
Their bamboo framed walls create a special aesthetic quality in the interior of the yurts and provide together with the round form and the natural materials an ambiance of protection and well-being.
The spacious, luminous interior of the big yurt, with its chestnut wood flooring, presents a unique living space, perfectly suitable as well for a family. Sitting areas to read and rest near a wood stove in the cooler seasons, give a warm ambiance. The big yurt is surrounded by private spots to be in either sun or shadow. The nearby creek offers not only a natural playground for children but also a relaxing and refreshing place for adults.
The small yurt is the ideal place for two people to really retire from the rest of the world in a protective, nest-like situation, in the middle of a wild nature. A sea grass carpet in the interior, together with a small, but comfortable sitting area, gives a warm and cozy feeling. In winter this yurt is also heated. In summer guests will enjoy the wooden terrace and one out of stone beneath an old oak tree.
Showers and toilets are both within close distance to the big yurt. A few steps further, in a separate wooden structure, guests will find a fully equipped kitchen, which can be heated by a wood stove. A large sliding door opens up to a covered terrace and provides a sitting and dining space right next to the forest.
The quietness of this place, together with the power of its surrounding nature, will help guests relax and renew.
- Double bed
- Outdoor furniture
- Shared Kitchen
- Dining room
- Game room
- Linens and pillows
- Front desk service
- Sports equipment storage
Breakfast is available:
- Organic simple breakfast at a fee of $10 per person.
- Organic brunch at a fee of $18 per person.
This property offers service bon'heur', allowing guests to experience:
- Profound levels of relaxation.
- The basics of Qi Gong practice.
- The basics of healthy organic cooking.
- One hour session $17 per person (or $22 for two people).
Location + Surroundings
The yurts of La Voix du Ruisseau are at a place where nature alone rules, far away from the usual noises of civilization. The rather narrow little village street ends before this property. Only a small footpath leads into the valley and is part of the many hiking trails available in the area.
Directly from this house guests can explore among the wild nature a Romanesque chapel and Les Sechoirs, old stone structures, which served to dry chestnuts, an important food supply in former times. The nearby Col de Layrac, a small not so frequented mountain pass road, provides guests with stunning panoramic views until the sea.
In a circle of 40 kilometers, guests will discover many natural and cultural sights such as the middle-aged village of St. Gervais-sur-Mare, the imposing massif of Caroux and of L'Espinouse, about 1124 meters away, the village Faugères with its outstanding wines and the Lac-du-Salagou, which calls to guests for a swim on hot summer days. Furthermore, the thermal baths and health resorts Avène and Lamalou-les-Bains are an absolute must see. Lastly, the Mediterranean Sea is only a one hour drive.
The next small town is Bédarieux. The bigger cities, providing airports, trains and bus stations are a bit further away, but not unreachable. These include Béziers, at about 60 kilometers and Montpellier, at 120 kilometers.
- Wine tasting
- Horseback riding
- Whitewater rafting
With nature just outside guests' front door, there is plenty to experience. Guests can take a stroll and admire the ancient trees, a myriad of different plant species and wildlife.
The immediate surroundings offer multiple possibilities for hiking, rock-climbing, mountain-biking, swimming in mountain creeks and gorges, canoeing, etc. But first of all, guests will find themselves in a place where they will just want to rest and to be a part of the pristine nature that surrounds them.
Infants allowed Under 2 years old
Children allowed 2-12 years old
Some spaces are shared
For more than two people in one yurt:
- For children 5-12 years there is a fee of $11 per night, per person.
- For children 13 years on and adults there is a fee of $17 per night, per person.
Note: For reservations for one night only, this hosts asks for a supplementary price of 10 euros to be paid upon guests departure.
The street to this property is quite narrow, but passable for the average-sized car. If guests would like, this host will happily guide guests to the property. It's advised to bring a flashlight since the trails are not lit in an effort to better view the night sky.