We have just returned from a most wonderful experience of life in a spectacular treehouse. It exceeded our expectations in every way, from the moment we were welcomed by Gavin and walked out into the woods to see our home for the next four nights. Our 11 year old son was blown away by what was to come, on climbing the stairs we arrived on a large deck with dining table and chairs. On entering the house we discovered our only light was to be candles as there is no electricity. There were 5 wonderfully comfortable beds ( a large double and a single that doubles as a sofa then a ladder up to an upper level with two singles and each bed had a faux fur throw which was great when the temp drops overnight ). Each house has a composting toilet for when you get caught short as there is a brand new loo and shower block a short walk away.
Breakfast is delivered at an agreed time and it is a wicker basket full of fresh croissants, baguettes, locally produced apple juice, jams and honeys along with hot drinks of your choice. You then haul it up on a pulley system, you can also order dinner in the evenings delivered in the same way.
They have 5 tree houses in 3 different areas and not one can be seen from the other it makes for a really peaceful holiday. There are a range of bikes available to use and a cupboard full of board games that you can take back to your house to while away the evenings.
Gavin and Agnes have obviously put alot of thought into these beautiful houses from a 2 berth for couples to a large two houses linked by walk ways in one tree to accommodate 9.
We are already making plans for a return next year and hope to take the large one with friends.
Thanks again Gavin for making it such a memorable experience
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 1h30 driving West from Paris, in the beautiful area of the "Parc naturel régional du Perche", the 135 hectares estate of la Grande Noë is a family property since some 600 years. Jacques and Pascale (papa, maman) have 3 rooms for guests in the château. Agnès and Gavin live in the farm house with their 3 young children. They run an atypical accomodation, "Hebergement insolite" : 6 tree houses dispatched in the park of the chateau and on the farmland. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chateau De La Grande Noe France/Moulicent