Ground floor studio in a south-facing ecohouse. A spacious and charming room with en-suite shower, private compost loo. Basic cooking facilities. Designed for retreats, a place to relax, paint, write and be. The property is 10 minutes drive from a vibrant village with all amenities. The amazing panoramic view at 830m altitude is breathtaking. Fresh mountain air, spring water, a haven for walkers in a national park. A chance detox from the internet and reconnect to nature.
The studio is a converted ground floor barn, restored to a very high standard (2005) into a wood-and-stone ecohouse. It has its own entrance. There's a small kitchen with a fridge, a mini oven, electric rings and a kettle. The bedroom is very spacious with a shower room. There is a very neat and clean composting toilet in the entrance hall.
When it isn't booked, the room is used for yoga and meditation, it has a wooden floor and hemp-and-lime walls and a very special quiet quality. Plenty of room to do your workout. There's an outside kitchen for cooking meat/fish or eating al fresco, and aromatherapy outside bathtub nest. Reflexology and head massage by appointments.
Private parking. Outside shared kitchen. A place to sit and eat both inside and out. Possibility to buy organic fruit and veg from the garden or nearby local producers. Excellent bakery and grocery shop 10 mins walk away.
Interaction with guests
I live here so will be present during your stay and enjoy meeting new people. Some evening meals could be reserved, so we eat together. I am very happy to give any tourist information and help if guests have difficulties.
Other things to note
This property occasionally receives people on retreat. We ask guests to respect their privacy by not walking in the marked-off areas. We are very happy to also use this accommodation for people wanting to learn about meditation, yoga, chi gong and nutrition (how to cook following special diets). We offer reflexology and head massage by appointment. This retreats have no fixed religious agenda and open to anyone.
We prefer guests to refrain from smoking on the premises. Excessive alcohol use is discouraged ( there is a bar in Massat! ) We ask guests not to play any music outside. Sorry, we cannot accept pets however friendly.We ask guests to confirm approximate time of arrival and that they leave by 12 midday.Maximum stay three weeks.
I am an Englishwoman living in France for the past 16 years. I speak French and English.I love living here in the mountains in my beautiful ecological house .I am very practical and love gardening , singing and cooking. I also practice reflexology and head massage.
For years I have wanted to find a property that can offer a unique retreat space , not just for holidays. We all face times when we need to be alone but in secure , comfortable and peaceful surroundings.( La roulotte is for one and the studio for two.) I feel very fortunate to be able to share my wonderful home, and meet so many new and interesting people, from all over the world.
My life motto would be.... don't wait, do it now !