Nice catch 2014
Lakeside Forest Cabin & Camping
Hosted by Sandra Barry
Sandra Barry is the host.
6 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
6 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
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Off Grid Forest Eco-Cabin and camping area with exclusive use of lake and and 37 acres of private woodland. Guaranteed seclusion - we only let to one party at a time. Cabin sleeps 2 to 3. Free camping for additional guests. We have a pre-pitched traditional style bell with comfortably sleeps four and guests are welcome to bring additional tentage if they require.
Glamping meets drive & survive !
Dordogne, France

The space

Nestled in the heart of La Foret de la Double the 50,000 acre forest found between the rivers Dronne and Isle in Northern Dordogne, this secluded venue offers a unique holiday experience. Secluded , peaceful and with scope to fully enjoy a 'back to nature experience, the property is also only a short drive away from civilisation,and some of the most beautiful spots in the Dordogne.
The property comprises a three and a half acre fishing lake located in thirty seven acres of private woodland. The lake in contrast to the area is well populated and the woodland is home to a variety of wildlife. On your first night here you will feel like you have stepped back in time. Light, noise and traffic pollution become a thing of the past, the only sounds being water flowing into the lake and that of the animals and birds inhabiting the forest.
Accommodation comprises a one bedroom cabin which sleeps two to three people and a large area suitable for the pitching of tents. We can provide and pre-pitch a substantial four man tents with double airbed or smaller two man tent if required.
The cabin comprises a double bedroom, galley kitchen, shower room, and sitting /dining room. The cabin benefits from gas fired hot water, cooker and fridge and a wood burning stove for heating and cups of tea. The cabin has a covered terrace with garden furniture and BBQ .
This venue will not suit everyone, it is remote and completely off grid. However if you're after some quality family time away from modern distractions, real privacy and have a passion for wildlife and wild fishing this could be the venue for you !

Guest access

A three and a half acre lake, off-grid cabin & thirty seven acres of private woodland.

Interaction with guests

We will meet you on arrival and get you settled in, similarly we will be around at the end of your stay. We can be called in emergencies or to give advice but the ethos of the holiday is privacy so we won't be visiting unless you ask us to !

Other things to note

The property covers an area of around forty acres of which thirty six is forested, the rest being lake and a small area cleared for the cabin and picnic area. The woodland is mainly maritime pine with some deciduous, including oak and chestnut which is being increased over time.

It is home to a variety of wildlife many of which you will hear or possibly see during your stay. Our observations so far include wild boar, various species of deer, lizards and a range of bird life, including many birds of prey.

The lake is at the heart of the property , extending to three and a half acres and surrounded on all sides by mature woodland.

Like most lakes in the area it is artificial and stream fed, with a barrage or dam at either end.

In the past it was a specialist carp water with fish up to 50lbs, although nothing of such size has been seen in recently ! However it does boast numerous carp in the mid to late twenties, black bass, rudd and good sized roach. The lake is fished rarely and the sport good.

In addition to fishing the lake is an excellent venue for wildlife observation and photography. The lake attracts numerous birds, and the small pools at either end are frequented by wild boar, deer and other smaller mammals.

As our guest your party will have exclusive use of the lake during your stay. Fishing , bathing , nature watching or just enjoying the incredible tranquillity of this wonderful place , the choice will be yours ! As far fishing goes - we do insist that you use barb-less hooks, and don't allow keep nets, however we allow our guests to catch & keep any carp under 2 lbs in weight for the BBQ !

The living area is nestled in a clearing between the private driveway and the banks of the lake.
In addition to the cabin and BBQ terrace, we have a separate lavatory room and camping area. The camping area has a pre-pitched traditional style bell tent , which comfortably sleeps four adults. This can be furnished either with air beds and bedding or camp cots and sleeping bags whichever you prefer. guests are also welcome to pitch additional tentage free of charge.

Facilities are basic but comfortable and in keeping with the off-grid low impact ethos of the venue.
Electricity for the lighting and water system is provided via rooftop and remote solar panels ; hot water & cooking facilities are fueled by propane, although we find we do most of our cooking on the BBQ !

The Cabin
The cabin can accommodate up to four guests and comprises:
Double bedroom with solar strip lighting. All bedding is included.
Living room with small dining table, banquet seating which can be converted for use as two single beds; solar strip lighting. Sleeping bags are recommended for the banquet beds.
Galley kitchen with double propane burner; propane fridge, solar strip lighting and hot & cold water. The kitchen is equipped with basic cooking utensils and pans; carbon monoxide & smoke alarms; first extinguishers; first aid kit and fire blanket.
Shower room with electric solar powered shower ; sink and propane powered hot and cold water
External solar powered lighting

Lavatory Building
Natures Head low maintenance composting toilet system
Internal and external solar powered lighting

Outside Living Area
BBQ shed
Camping Area
Cleared flat area sufficient to pitch a tent or gazebo. A large tent with double inflatable mattress and bedding can be pitched free of charge prior to arrival should guests require.
Cleared bank side picnic area
Recycling & composting bin
Cleared bank side picnic area
Recycling & composting bin

Potable Water
The cabins water system is based on that of a large touring caravan. Clean water enters the system at one point and is then distributed via an electric pump to the cabins sinks and shower. The water supply is via rainwater harvesting. The water is collected on the roof of the cabin, then passing through a Doulton silver impregnated ceramic filter into a food grade plastic storage tank. From here it is pumped directly to the shower and hot water taps, the cold kitchen tap supply pases through an additional carbon filter before reaching the sink .
This allows us to supply both sinks and shower with drinking quality water in a sustainable manner

Pets Allowed
Family/Kid Friendly
Free parking on premise

Extra people No Charge
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 couch, 2 floor mattresses

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 10AM

With respect for the lake , forest and general environment. Namely by ensuring that waste is dealt with correctly and that the fire risk is kept to a minimum.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

1 Review

Mark User Profile
August 2017
A lovely time was had by all (adults, kids and dogs), in a very peaceful, spacious and quiet location. Everything required for a comfortable, clean and relaxing stay was provided for by the host. Would stay again, when in the area. Many thanks.
Sandra Barry User Profile
Response from Sandra Barry:
We're glad you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you again in the future !
August 2017

Joined in February 2015
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