Our aim is to give you a peaceful, relaxing holiday in a tranquil and naturally beautiful setting. What you won’t find here is a theme park with over-the-top organised activities.
La Vacherie and Courtyard
The Vacherie, once the old cow shed, now a
cosy meeting place, which serves as the reception, bar and restaurant for
evening meals (3x weekly). You can enjoy your morning coffee here, as well as
having your night cap in the evening, and everything in between.
There is a small library from which you can borrow books or an exchange of 'take-one-leave-one'
Free WiFi is available here and in the courtyard.
The courtyard is an amazing space, surrounded by the old buildings of the main house, Le Gîte, La Vacherie, and the old wood fired bread oven. The heady aroma of roses, rosemary and lavender conjures up everything you imagine summer to be, not to mention the loaded fig trees.
It is a perfect place to spot and hear the mischievous European Little Owls and their young, together with the Kestrels who make Le Mas their home.
The sanitary block has four very spacious walk-in showers, four washbasins, three toilets and one urinal.
Next door, along the path you'll find washing-up facilities with four sinks.
Even further along the path are the facilities to empty your porta potty/chemical toilet, or you night bucket, if you happen to have one. Important notice : You are only allowed to empty in here if you use an eco-friendly/organic fluid in your toilet Do NOT dump the real chemical stuff here. There is a place in the village for disposing if you use any other.
There is washing machine available, contact reception. Price € 4.50 including detergent.
From the pool you have a beautiful view over the green and undulating
landscape. We use salt to filter the water which gives it a softer and
more enjoyable experience. It also has less impact on the environment.
Children should be supervised at all times ! The pool is 1.60m deep ! 12m long by 6 m wide.
For the Little Ones
Before we became owners of Le Mas d'Ayen, there wasn't any focus on potential children visiting. We are planning on changing that, albeit slowly.
There are several pathways and wooded areas to be discovered on the property, as well as a little stream, where children can play to their heart's content.
There is a sandpit, swings in the trees and a toddler pool.
Last year we had La Remise (coach house) for the kids to be creative, play with Lego and other toys. However, next summer that place will be Moeke Irma's cottage, so we decided to take a decent area in La Vacherie and turn it into a play corner for the kids. It'll be even better than before. There are puzzles, board games and other toys available, including Lego), lots of craft materials too.
We ask parents to keep children under supervision and help them clear away the stuff they used and put in its rightful place before leaving the play corner.