Dordogne self catering accommodation

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Traveling by train:
The cabins can be reached by train (Eurostar/TGV) to Angouleme followed by a bus trip to our nearest town of Piegut and we are now offering free transfers from Piegut to the cabins, about 5km. Please inquire for full information on how to travel to us by train.
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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
The woodsman's cabin has a low carbon impact on the environment, it has no electricity supply which really makes you think about what you need to use and when. It has solar lighting as well as candles. We have a system for recycling waste which is collected by our local commune. Organic waste is composted and used on our garden.

Water is provided by the source which is ultimately supplied by rain water so its in our own interests to use it efficiently. The water is pumped up and stored in a large tank behind the cabin. We provide drinking water. Visitors to the cabin are given written info on using water efficiently.

By providing bike hire, we are encouraging visitors to make the most of the local shops, restaurants and businesses. We provide written info on local business and events. Any money spent here helps to strengthen the local community.

We shop locally ourselves when we can and all materials and stocks for the cabin are purchased through our local network of suppliers. Much of the cabin has been built and furnished with second hand materials, ie the roof tiles were salvaged from a tumbledown barn, and the timber was coppiced locally. The woodland surrounding the cabin is a haven for wildlife as it's quiet and remains generally undisturbed. Guide books are provided on what visitors might expect to see. Our ethos is to provide visitors with a unique vacation experience which provides good value for money with minimal environmental impact.
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2 Reviews of Dordogne self catering accommodation

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Reviewed on 21 Oct 2011 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Spending lazy days floating on the lake, feeding the tame carp.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Make good use of the bikes, there is a lot of fantastic countryside all around.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


The cabin is as about as eco-firendly as you can get whilst retaining a few creature conforts (i.e. gas fridge and cooker).

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Excellent, a unique place to spend a week or so, totally relaxing, lovely people.

Reviewed on 20 Jul 2011 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Peace and tranquility,staying somewhere off grid. also for my husband catching an eight pound carp in the lake.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Just enjoy.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Yes, very much so.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Different, enjoyable, relaxing, peaceful and fun.

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