Rocher - Luxury Geo Dome
- A spacious geodesic dome with a log burner and proper beds (bedding provided)
- A private woodfired outdoor hot tub and decking with views of the natural surroundings
- One of only two domes on site with shared use of summer and winter kitchens
The Owner Says
Features & FacilitiesDomes have insulation and ventilation, a wood-burning stove, beds (bedding and linen provided) and outdoor decking. Each has a private bathroom with a shower, sink, toiletries, hair-dryer and plug sockets. Laundry facilities – a washing machine, dryer and a covered outside hanging space. Individual outdoor wood-heated hot tubs situated within a secluded spot close to your dome. Free Wi-Fi. Access to a modern, fully equipped indoor kitchen and an outdoor kitchen with a kadai (cooking bowl/fire pit), a gas hob, a sink and herb garden. Le Monteil Revolution is a working smallholding with chickens, goats and pigs and the owners are more than happy for guests to be 'hands on' if they wish. Guests can also collect eggs from their very own hens each morning. Campfires not permitted, however there is an outdoor fire pit for cooking use or sitting around in the communal outdoor kitchen area.
ActivitiesThere are several great walks from the doorstep (maps are available for use on request), or head a little further to the Monts de Gueret for the best forest routes, as well as the opportunity to try mountain biking or horse riding. If you really want to stretch your legs, you can go get lost inside the world's biggest hedge maze, the Labyrinthe Geant (04 42 22 19 15), a 10-minute drive away. Take some bread crumbs so you can find your way back out again. It's just 15 minutes to the Loups de Chabrieres (05 55 81 23 23; also called the Monts de Gueret Animal Park), the 32-acre public wildlife park where the wolves are found. Arrive in time for the 'feeding show' to get the best views of them. For culture vultures, the nearest museums are the Tapestry Museum (05 55 83 08 30) at Aubusson, the Resistance Museum (05 55 69 48 75) at Peyrat-Le-Chateau and the Museum of Art and Archaeology (05 55 52 07 20) in Gueret.
Food & DrinkHomegrown produce from the farm is available to buy, including vegetables, fruit and meat – all depending on the time of year. Restaurant Influence (05 55 81 98 32) is a 7 minute drive away and the campsite even offers a taxi service for guests who would like to sample the wine menu! They have a seasonal menu for both lunch and dinner – it's excellent value for money. The medieval town of Bourganeuf is a 15 minute drive away and has a small supermarket. Its Wednesday morning open air market is particularly good for purchasing local produce or indeed just watching rural France in full swing with a cup of coffee in one of the many market-side cafés. Head a little further to Gueret for larger supermarkets and a wider restaurant selection.
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From central Gueret follow signs to the Loup de Chabrieres out of town on the D940. Continue along this road past the Loup de Chabrieres and Labyrinthe Geant for another 8km until you see a sign on the right for the D940A St Eloi and Chapelle-Taillefert. Continue along this road for 10 km, you will go through various hamlets along the way. Once you reach the hamlet of Coeurgne and crest the hill, there will be a sign on your right handside for Le Monteil. Take this turning and drive for 700m from the main road, then turning left following the signposts to Le Monteil. You will drive past a barn on the left hand side and house on the right, Le Monteil Revolution is signposted on the left after these.
Regular flights with Ryanair and FlyBe operate to Limoges airport and there are hire car facilities there.
The nearest TGV station is La Souterraine.