Location + Accomodation details
The Swing Summit Location
We will be hosted at the beautiful Ferme Les Costes in the mountains of Ardeche, where you can enjoy being close to nature and eat home-made food that party comes straight out of the garden and live-stock. Our host Marjorie has brilliantly preserved the natural charm of the mountain, while installing the comforts we are accustomed to. Each house comes with a modern bathroom and shower as well as a fully equipped kitchen. However, as mentioned, we are in the middle of the mountains and sometimes mother nature tries to claim back the territory, sending you some leafs or bits of chestnut pollen through your window…
How close to the nature do you like to be? We have many different hosting options for you! Anything from the economically friendly camping or hosting at the hostel to modern and very charming small houses with a fireplace and their own private little gardens and terraces.
The compound does not have enough houses to host each person or couple in a separate home. We will need to use all beds available to host our wonderful participants. There are some houses / rooms that offer more privacy than others. Which one you can get depends a bit on how quickly you register and reserve your room of choice. The description of each house tells you how many people will share it with you.
If you are traveling by car and you prefer to have more privacy and quiet, there is also a hostel nearby, which we’ve been using in the past years. It’s very clean, comfortable, and quiet. However, you can only get there by car (15 min ride).
Choose Your Housing Option
La Mairie – “the town hall”
La Mairie really was the town hall in Les Nonières until about fifty years ago. It is a detached house over two floors (two separate rooms).
One room has a double bed, the other one has 3 separate single beds.
La Maire was completely renovated in 2005 and in 2007 a conservatory with a living area of 23m² was added. From there you have a beautiful view over the gardens and hills. It has a terrace covered with grapes at the southside.
L’Occasion - “the opportunity”
L’Occasion is a south-east facing detached house with two floors. The back door that gives access to the basement is the original door (1.60 m height – that’s how small the people once were)! Above is the date etched in stone that this house was built: 1715. The ground floor has a living area of 23m² with an open kitchen, fireplace, two toilets and one shower.
On the first floor are the bedrooms: the first is 16m² and has an additional washbasin , and the second one is 9 m².
Price: 4 People: 145€ p.P; // prices are per week
La Coquille – “the shell”
La Coquille is an independent cottage in the south-east of the hamlet. It takes its name from its sheltered location. La Coquille has two bedrooms, each is 15m², with a kitchen and a spacious bathroom with toilet.
One of the bedrooms is a walkthrough-room, both rooms are separated by a curtain.
In the cooler part of the year, the house is heated by a wood fire.
Le Cocon – “the cocoon”
Le Cocon is a large house connected directly to the main house. In the stonework above the door one can read that the house was built in 1668. A third floor has been added to the original two with a beautiful balcony offering a wonderful view. A wood burning stove has been installed in the original fireplace.
There are two bedrooms (one single, one double) on the second floor and a bathroom with toilet.
The third floor has a large, bright room with 4 single beds and an adjoining terrace.
Price: 6 People: 140€ p.P; // prices are per week
La Caravane – “indoor camping”
On the top of the hill, there are three caravans that can be rented as an alternative to camping. The caravans offer a cheap but private form of hosting.
Bathrooms and showers are available outside the trailers.
For the trailers you will need your own sleeping bag and pillow.
L’Écurie – “the stable”
This was formerly the stables at Les Costes. The building has been transformed into a south-east facing detached hostel house over two floors. The ground floor has a big living area of 35m² with an open kitchen, a double bed, and a spacious bathroom. The first floor is a single large, bright area of over 48m², making it suitable as a dorm for a larger group / shared housing with altogether 6 single beds.
On the top of the hill, we have a small place for tents and small caravans.
Bathrooms and showers are available next to the camping area.
Special note: At the camp, you will meet our special guests: Our dogs Rufo and Lulu, as well as the local cats, dogs and chicken. However, Marjorie, has a strict NO animal policy inside the houses. All houses are free from cat and dog hair for your convenience.
You can see the Milky Way:
Because of its remote location far away from any bigger city, you can see the beautiful and stunning night sky and the Milky Way – and spot the individual stars with the naked eye!
Last year, when we walked back to our apartment after hanging out with everyone in the warm and cosy common room, we looked up and saw the bright band of stars across the sky that is so unique to the Milky Way. It was beautiful!
However, as we did not have a flash light on us, we had to let our white dog walk right in
front of us to show us the way back to our apartment.. that was fun too
Domaine SELA, St. Prix
The hostel in St. Prix, a small, nearby village. It’s a former monastery, located directly in front of the church. Very quiet and beautiful!
For more information, visit: http://www.domainesela.com/feb11/htm2/de/htm/index_nl.htm
This is where you’ll stay… you can even see the pool : )
Swing Summit Pictures
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