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A family-friendly smallholding close to the medieval market town of Lalinde in the heart of the Dordogne, with two beautifully crafted 18-foot Kyrgyz-style chestnut yurts that sleeps up to four. Baby & toddler accessories (eg high chair) available.

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Rooms: Two 18' yurts for families, one 12' yurt for couples
Price:

£64-£86. Saturday to Saturday only in July and August. Off-season £30-£50 a night, three-night minimum stay.

Meals: Welcome picnic (inc.wine) on arrival. Boulangeries, restaurants, supermarkets etc. 400 metres away.
Open: April - Sep
Address: écovallée, LD Coste Perie, 24150 COUZE ST FRONT, Dordogne,
 
reviewed by greentraveller

Why we've chosen Écovallée Yurt Camp, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France

Ecovallée is a quiet, family friendly yurt campsite 400m from the medieval market town of Lalinde. Facilities include two 18-foot coppiced chestnut yurts sleeping up to four, a 12-foot toy filled Play Yurt, solar shower, woodland play area, and safari-style kitchen with gas BBQ and four-hob gas oven. New in 2013 is a 12-foot coppiced ash yurt with its own kitchen and eating area - ideal for couples or new parents. The guest yurts overlook a 12.5-acre smallholding where chickens and geese range free in the orchard with the rabbits, and a working horse doesn't work very hard. The large allotment produces a wealth of vegetables guests can sample as available. Various baby and toddler accessories (all-terrain buggy, baby bath, high chair, toys, and books in English and French) are available to save on packing.

Reviewed by Richard Hammond: "If you’re thinking of buying a yurt or living off the land, then this is an excellent place to pick up a few tips. But equally, if you’re looking for a quiet bolthole in the Dordogne, particularly if you have young children, this is ideal. Inspirational."  Read Richard's full Review of Ecovallée Yurt Camp

Why is this a greener holiday? To truly minimise the environmental impact, guests are encouraged to arrive by public transport: the train station is Lalinde SNCF. From there, it’s just a short walk away to the yurts (approximately 1.5 kilometers). Onsite they’ve have taken a number of green measures to reduce the environmental impact of their tourism business and contribute positively to their surroundings, including being completely off-grid.

Top Eco Features at Ecovallee

 
  • Seasonal fruit, vegetables & salads grown

  • Linen not ironed to be kinder to environment

  • Eco-friendly furnishings

  • Home to a horse, free-range chickens, rabbits & pigs

  • Yurt is off-grid

 

Location

 
Écovallée Yurt Camp, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France
Nearest train station: Lalinde SNCF

Directions from station:
Leave the station and turn right. Walk/cycle 300m to the T Junction and turn left. Go through Lalinde, past the square, and turn left onto the Rue des Martyrs. After 100m, by the church, turn right and cross the bridge over the Dordogne. At the end of the bridge, take the second turning (signposted Coste-Perie) and go up the hill. After 800m where the road turns sharply right, go straight on for 15m, then left down the small road. The écovallée reception yurts are 100m down the hill on the left.