Location + Accommodation 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 sometimes even comes straight out of the garden. Our host Marjorie has brilliantly preserved the natural charm of the mountain, while providing a place for us to experience a nice eco-friendly living.  Each house comes with a modern bathroom and shower. 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…

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

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. Please do not expect much privacy. The unique offer of this camp is the small classes and classes that connects to each other. To be able to offer that, we need to use every spot available in the houses.

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 (5 min ride).

 

Detailed descriptions of the houses

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.

space for 4-5 people; price: 390€ per person (incl. full board)
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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 two bedrooms: the first is 16m² with a dbl bed and has an additional washbasin , and the second one is 9 m².and has two single beds. From the small bedroom you have to pass through the bigger one to go downstairs.

space for 6 people; price: 390€ per person (incl. full board)

 

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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. The backroom has a dbl bed and the front room two single beds.

From the back bedroom you have to pass through the front one to go to the bathroom. But both rooms are separated by a curtain.

 

space for 4 people; price: 390€ per person (incl. full board)

 

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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.. On the first floor there are two bedrooms (one bunkbed for two persons and one double bedroom) and a bathroom with toilet.
The second floor has a large, bright room with 3 single beds and an adjoining terrace.

space for 6-7 people; price: 390€ per person (incl. full board)

 

 

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La Caravane – “indoor camping”

On the top of the hill, there are three small caravans for couples 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 next to the camping area.

space for 1-2 people; price: 330€ per person (incl. full board)

 

 
 
 


 
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 single 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 six single beds and one dbl bed. 

 

space for 10 people; price: 330€ per person (incl. full board)
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Le Bar

This was formerly a wine cellar but there are now two sleeping spaces : one with tzo single beds and one with a dbl bed. The spaces are are separated by a curtain. There is no bathroom so one has to use the shower and toilet around the corner in La Grange the main dance building.

space for 4 people; price: 330€ per person (incl. full board)

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Camping

On the top of the hill, we have a small place for tents and small caravans.

Bathrooms and showers (with only cold water) are available next to the camping area. There is a public shower with warm water next to the swimming pool.

 

space for 6 people; price: 330€ per person (incl. full board)

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 🙂


Auberge in Nonieres

Sense last year we have a new Auberge just around the corner (5km) from our venue. If you want quiet nights (and ideally have a car or can share a ride with someone), this is the perfect solution:

For more information, visit: http://www.delartouducochon.com/index.php/en/bedrooms


This is where you’ll stay… you can even see the pool : )

 


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