The Midsummer Retreat
The Midsummer Retreat is a relaxed and peaceful luxury camp surrounded by nature. It accommodates up to four people & is for your exclusive use. There is no sharing with anyone except the wildlife around it.
The Midsummer Retreat is located at the opposite end of the grounds to the owners’ farmhouse and barn, so it really is a private, secluded retreat.
The summer kitchen, dining & living space is a hand-finished, natural, wooden and canvas structure, designed as light and airy spaces in order to be as close to nature as possible. It has been carefully crafted using Ash, Oak and Hazel from our woodland hillside. Completed in 2014, the living space is furnished with French vintage finds, and provides 26 square metres of cooking, dining and lounging open-fronted space. The kitchen area is equipped with cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, an eclectic mix of pots and pans, and a table and chairs for four. The front of the summer kitchen has drop down canvas sides but can also be completely open, allowing you to be at one with the surroundings as much as possible. There is also a comfortable lounging area for lolling about when it gets too hot to run around outside.
The sleeping space is a traditional Mongolian Yurt or Ger. A circular panel of canvas can be opened up in the center of the roof allowing you to lie back in bed and watch the stars. The sleeping space has a wooden floor decorated with persian rugs, a comfortable large double bed, and a sofa/daybed which can be turned into one or two single beds for children. All bed linen, towels and natural soaps are provided (but please bring your own beach towels).
The bathroom is a self contained space and has a large hot water shower, a hand basin and a proper flushing toilet. It also features recycled 16th century terracotta floor tiles found in an ancient forge along the river aveyron gorge.
There are books on local walking routes, wildlife, travel and other subjects to read, games to play, and mosquito nets in case you need them.
Fridge Freezer, 5-ring gas hob and oven, electric kettle, microwave, electric hand whisk, pots, pans & all cooking/kitchen equipment, crockery, cutlery, mugs & glasses, cafetiere. Table and chairs for 4. Corner lounge seating. Tap water is safe to drink.
Large double bed, 2 single beds (one a sofa/daybed), chest of drawers, clothes hanging, electric fan, electric hair dryer, electric charging points (french sockets & 2 UK), 4 solar portable lanterns, solar fairy lights.
Hot and cold running water in the shower and basin. Flushing toilet to fosse septique. Cold water only to the kitchen but kettle available for hot water.
Washing line. Kids playhouse. Hammock. Outdoor table and chairs for 4. Outdoor sofa. Small kids paddle pool.
All bedlinen, towels and soap provided. However please bring your own towels for swimming. Mosquito nets also available, plus hot water bottles for chillier evenings.
Board games, books, local walking maps, local information leaflets.
Bikes availble to borrow at no extra cost - mens, ladies, and 3 sizes of kids’ bikes.
Sorry wifi isn’t available - we hope you enjoy getting-away-from-it-all when you stay here……