Swing Summit takes place at the beautiful Ferme Les Costes in the hills of Ardèche, where you can enjoy being close to nature. The views are magnificent, the air is clean and the stars, there are so many stars! Our host Marjorie has brilliantly preserved the natural charm of the mountain all the while providing a place for all of us to dance and experience a nice eco-friendly living. Each house comes with a modern bathroom and shower.
The site does not have enough houses to host each person or couple in a separate room. Please do not expect any privacy. The unique offer and main offer of this camp is the small size of classes and classes that connect 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 a B&B nearby, which we’ve used plenty of times in the recent years. It’s very clean, comfortable, and quiet. However, you can only get there by car, it’s a short 5 min ride. (more info on this below).
IMPORTANT NOTE N.2: In order to keep the camp feasable on her part, Marjorie requests that all participants – even when staying outside of the premise – book at least the meals with her.
At the camp, you will meet cats, dogs and chickens. However, Marjorie, has a strict NO animal policy inside the houses. All houses are free from cat and dog hair for your convenience.
You will be housed in one of the following buildings. The accommodation is distributed according to the number of groups, couples and single participants.
La Mairie – “the town hall”
La Mairie once really was the town hall of Nonières – until about fifty years ago. It is a detached house built over two floors (two separate rooms). One room has a double bed, the other one has 4 single beds. However, those who stay in this room need to go around the house for the bathroom in order to not disturb the couple in the double bedroom.
La Maire was completely renovated in 2005 and in 2007 and 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 on the south side.
Space for 4-5 people; price: 390€ per person (incl. full board).
L’Occasion – “the occasion”
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 the door is a date etched in stone – this house was built in 1715. The ground floor has a living area of 23m² with an open kitchen, fireplace, two toilets and one shower.
On the first floor there are two bedrooms: the first is 16m² with a double bed and an additional washbasin, the second one is 9 m² and has two single beds. You have to pass through the bigger bedroom to go downstairs.
Space for 6 people; price: 390€ per person (incl. full board)
La Coquille – “the shell”
La Coquille is a detached 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 a toilet. The backroom has a double bed and the front room has two single beds. The rooms are separated by a door but from the back bedroom you have to pass through the front one to go to the bathroom.
Space for 4 people; price: 390€ per person (incl. full board)
Le Cocon – “the cocoon”
Le Cocon is a large house connected directly to the main building. 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 and a wood burning stove installed in the original fireplace. On the first floor there are two bedrooms (one bunk bed for two persons and one double bedroom) and a bathroom with a 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)
L’Écurie – “the stable”
This was formerly the stable of 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 shared housing or a dorm for a larger group. There are six single beds and one double bed.
Space for 10 people; price: 330€ per person (incl. full board)
This was formerly a wine cellar but there are now two sleeping spaces: one with two single beds and one with a double 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)
This is a simple extension of La Grange (the main dancehall). It is a wooden construction with perspex windows so one can have a beautiful view on the surrounding hills and landscape. There are six single beds and the shared shower and bathrooms are right next door.
Space for 6 people; price: 330€ per person (incl. full board)
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. Please note that you should bring your own sleeping bag if you stay at the caravans. Bathrooms and cold showers are available outside next to the camping area.
Space for 1-2 people; price: 330€ per person (incl. full board)
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 shared bathroom with a warm shower and toilets under the main dance building La Grange (next to the swimming pool).
Space for 6 people; price: 330€ per person (incl. full board)
Auberge in Nonieres
There is an auberge just around the corner (5km) from the site. 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://lartdeschemins.eu PLEASE NOTE: The booking of a room in the auberge also goes through Marjorie. Just let us know if you would like to stay there and we will take care of the rest.