Disconnect, unwind & relax in nature

ECO FOREST HIDEAWAY

Our off-grid eco forest retreat is hidden in the beautiful and quiet hills surrounding Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the South of France. Feel fantastic in our hidden retreat with sun, wild gardens full of birds, bees and butterflies, organic sheets, towels and soaps. All in an eco conscious environment. The cottage comes with beautiful authentic stone floors and the rooms are light and bright with big windows overlooking the garden. We are completely off-grid which means we create our ow energy true wind and sun. Practice morning yoga or just enjoy a nice glass of wine in the garden. It's the perfect nature getaway where you can just disconnect, unwind and relax .

Small Town Charm

We are just 10 minutes away from Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val. Nestling on the banks of the Aveyron and Bonnette rivers, on the border between Quercy and Rouergue, the medieval town offers a beautiful built heritage as a reminder of its past as a major craft and trade centre. All around, picturesque winding streets bordered by old houses, such as the Maison de l'Amour and the Maison du Roy, invite you to take a walk around. There are numerous restaurants and bars to enjoy. And lovers of regional produce will be interested to know that every Sunday morning, a market full of colours and flavours is held in the streets of the town!

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The Cottage & Garden

We offer a very private and unique holiday home in our eco forest hideaway. The house is set on 4 hectares of meadow and woodland. It has all you need for the perfect getaway. There are large organic gardens & peaceful empty spaces to wander in, no close neighbours. Practice morning meditation or simply say hello to the world gazing out the huge picturesque windows, as the morning sun streams in. The beautiful garden and wild greens are a delight for your eyes and heart. With contemporary interior design, soft lighting and great attention to detail you will not be blamed if you don't want to leave after your stay. This is a very comfortable house for 2 people as it measures 60m2. You can cook your own meals in the fully equipped kitchen or go out and enjoy a dinner in one of the restaurants nearby. The house is build as sustainable as possible and an extensive solar & wind powered system caters for all the property's electrical needs. The gardens are rich with wild flowers and offers a large variety of produce which gives us virtual self-sufficiency. The whole garden is humming with an amazing array of bees, birds and butterflies. We also have 2 ponds, a bog garden and we have our own chickens who provide us with delicious organic eggs. The unique and protected biotope surrounding the house is home to many species of butterflies, some of them quite rare, and there are about thirty different species of orchids to be found.

Why stay with us?

It’s a rather simple combination. A beautiful setting in the middle of an old forest, with all the space you need to relax and unwind, combined with a unique holiday accommodation with al the comforts from home. With no direct neighbours our place is the perfect choice for those seeking a relaxing escape, a place where you can forget all about those daily stresses and strains. Almost everyday of the week there are markets in the surrounding villages where you can buy fantastic local produce. You can visit wineries or treat yourself to a beautiful dinner in one of the local restaurants. There is an extensive network of walking trails that can be explored right from our doorstep. Or you could bring your mountain-bike and discover the beautiful and sometimes challenging trails of the Gorges de l'Aveyron and the Causses du Quercy regional park.

Eco-conscious

We care about our planet, that's why we have changed our lives in order to reduce our carbon foot print. We grow most of our own food, shop locally and consume less. We reduce waste by consciously choosing where and what we buy and recycle the waste we produce. We tend to focus on the quality of life and less on materialistic things. We are off-grid, all the electrical needs of the house come from our own solar and wind powered system. Therefore 100% renewable. Because we are in the middle of a beautiful nature reserve we use non chemical and all natural soap and cleaning products. The organic waste we produce is composted and used as garden fertilizer. The garden and woodlands are maintained without toxins in a biological manner so you can stay in a 100% healthy environment. We invite you to come and stay with us and recharge and relax without worry.

Location

"The parish of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val is characterised by the exceptional ecological richness of its flora & fauna." This was the wording used when the area won the European prize for Natura-2000 in 2012. We are within the parish and just 8 km from the 12th century town of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val. Within the medieval town, apart from the many beautiful old features, you can find lots of restaurants and bars, two supermarkets, an organic wholefood shop and numerous boutiques. The town is built along the banks of the beautiful river Aveyron at the head of the stunning cliffscapes of the Gorges de L'Aveyron. The river boasts many varieties of fish including salmon. Kingfishers and herons are frequently seen and otters live in the quieter reaches. There are rare butterflies, 8 species of bat, a large colony of peregrine falcons and "remarkable quantities of orchids" to be found amongst the 12000 hectares of oak and box forests and limestone pavement which make up this protected area.

We love it here, you will too!

We are Wendy & Cefas. A Dutch couple who decided to go about things a little differently. We escaped our busy lives in Holland to become more in tune with nature and almost self-sufficient. We enjoy life and love the area where we live. We love to share our tips about where to go and what to see and do. If you are interested we are very happy to share our ideas and experiences regarding our eco friendly lifestyle.

Things to do

Just a selection of things you can do around here

Explore

Towns and countryside

The surrounding countryside has a lot to offer. Lose yourself in the winding streets of picturesque little towns. Visit markets and taste local cuisine or relax and enjoy a wine and some cheese in the sun.
Float

River adventure

Book a kayak trip and float down the Aveyron river through one of France's most beautiful gorges. Have a swim along the way to cool off or stop to explore one of the many caves on the banks of the river. But above all relax and enjoy the scenery.
Action

For the thrill seekers

Bring your mountainbike and rip down one of the many surrounding trails. There is one trail that runs along our house. Or go rock climbing under the setting sun and enjoy amazing views of the valley.
Cycling

Winding empty roads

The surrounding country-side lends itself for a wonderful day on the bike. The area offers quiet roads and spectacular scenery. We can help design a route for every level. Bring your own bike or rent our quality e-bikes.
Does this sound like your dream holiday? Check out our availability

AMENITIES

Private Entrance

The house is completely private and separate from our house. You can come and go as you please.

Parking

You can park your car on your own driveway besides the house.

Kingsize bed

The house accommodates 2 people. A bed for a small child can be arranged on request.

Private sunny garden

Next to the cottage you can enjoy your own private part of our garden. You are also free to wander and enjoy the rest of the garden and woodlands.

Close to several restaurants

The town of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val has several good restaurants and bars. Or choose from other options in the area. We can help with selection and reservation.

Pricing & Promo's

Price per Night
Last minute summer offer
€75/night
  • Price for 2 persons
  • Organic bath & bedlinen
  • Natural soap package included
Week
Last minute summer offer
€475/week
  • Price for 2 persons
  • Organic bath & bedlinen
  • Natural soap package included

READY TO BOOK?

Please select the dates you would like to stay by clicking on the calendar. Minimum stay is 2 nights. State your name, email and phone number and click on "Request Booking".

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How to contact us

Our address is: Lieu-dit Lausoprens, 82140 Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val. You can reach us by phone via: +33 651 422 081 +33 767 028 081 Or by mail via: contact@copia-hideaway.com