Our secluded mountain hamlet, (alt. 3000ft) is set in 3 acres of forest and wild flower meadows and provides a lovely environment to rest, recuperate and plan cultural and outdoor activities. Others come simply to drink in the stillness and the sun.
Our self catering cottage (approx. 65 sq mtrs) is set in the hamlet of Cumminges, occupied by ourselves and our guests, on the side of a mountain called le Bout de Touron. It sleeps 4 very comfortably.There is ample private parking, and a private space for our guests with two sun terraces looking out over the rooves onto Mont Fourcat, BBQ equipment, and garden furniture .
The different seasons bring forth a wide variety of rare flowers, fauna, and butterflies whilst deer, pheasants and wild sanglier are regular users of our tracks (no Brown bears yet!). Birds of prey are ever present.
Our guests have the whole of the cottage and the outside grassed private area. There is forest below and above the hamlet.
Interaction with guests
We live permanently in the hamlet with our dog and cat. Our children, now 20 and 25 years old, are studying away but return frequently. Children are most welcome, and we can offer lots of ideas for interesting excursions. We are very available to assist in any way we can to make your stay memorable and interesting.
Other things to note
We can also provide breakfasts and evening meals.
There are a couple of bikes available for guests to use.
We can also provide snow shoes.
There is a caution deposit of 150 euros payable on arrival.
We have always found our guests to be respectful both of the environment and of other people. The hamlet has an extremely low carbon footprint . Drinking water comes from a mountain spring, our renewable forest provides all the fuel for heating, and newly installed solar panels provide our electricity. We recycle and compost and would be delighted if guests would participate in this.
We can accept animals but only by prior arrangement (there are sheep in the surrounding meadows). There is a charge of 3 euros per night per dog.
No smoking in the cottage. We would be grateful if smokers would only smoke outside the cottage.
Wood for the stove available at 60 euros a cubic metre (approx. 15 euros for a week's evening burning)
Love to travel, an alpinist for 50 years, a lot calmer now, easy walking, biking and sea canoeing with my wife Mary. Climbed in most mountain ranges in Europe. Enjoy Morocco. Follow politics and economics.
J'aime voyager en Europe, et Maroc. Un vieux alpinist, maintenant un peu plus tranquil, promenades, kayak de mer, et le vélo, toutes aux niveaux facile! Intéressé en politiques et economique.