Le Grand Abri

Le Grand Abri - The Star-Gazers Hideaway For Two

Le Grand Abri is our original hideaway for two, perched towards the top of a hill, offering incredible open views across the valley and beyond. Le Grand Abri provides totally self-contained accommodation having both a fully equipped summer kitchen with a terrace and raised deck , as well as a yurt bedroom with a comfortable living space and adjacent its own private bathroom and compost toilet.

In the daytime you can enjoy relaxing on the rustic deck, perhaps interspersed by cooking up a storm in the kitchen, and at night sit out with a glass of wine and watch the shooting stars before you cosy up inside the large yurt with its comfy bed and upcycled furniture and watch the fairy lights twinkling as you drift off to sleep.

Inside the yurt is spacious and incredibly comfortable

The yurt at Le Grand Abri is light, airy and spacious inside and is set on a solid raised pine platform.  The yurts are hand made by ourselves, using our own willow grown on site, with a thick, sturdy cotton canvas cover to offer the maximum protection from the elements.  

The interior has been designed with couples in mind and is furnished with one comfy double bed, but we have the possibility of swapping this for two or three singles if you are visiting with a friend or two.  

Rustic furniture has been found and lovingly restored and revamped to provide a unique bedroom combined with a living space, to which we have added gorgeous bed linen, rugs, solar fairy lights, bedside lanterns and plenty of books and games, as well as local information and maps to help you explore the best of this lovely area. 

Summer Kitchen with Lounging Terrace and Star-Gazing Deck

The wood-framed summer kitchen is fully kitted out with everything you could need, we want you to be able to make the most of the incredible local food! Adjacent to the kitchen is a little sun terrace with loungers which leads on to the star-gazing deck so you have two places to chill out and read a book or just watch the day drift by.

Private Solar Bathroom and Separate Composting Loo

You get your bathroom all to yourselves - it's located just behind the kitchen. The simple solar shower is open air, with walls perfectly designed to protect your modesty yet still allowing you to take in the views.  There is also an alternative bathroom up at the farmhouse which has a large bathroom shared by everyone which is solar powered with electric back up so here you are guaranteed to get a hot shower whatever the time or the weather. 

On Your Bike

Hire a bike for your stay - we have a selection of touring and mountain bikes or have a go on the tandem!

  Per Week Per Day
Adult Bike £50/€60 £10/€12
Tandem £80/€95 £15/€18

Take a 360° photo tour

You'll get a really good feel of what it is like to spend some time relaxing at Le Grand Abri. Remember to view it full screen    for the best effect!   Click on to    play the tour.

Things to enjoy during your stay at Quirky Camping

Cooling-off in the plunge pool

Sitting around the campfire in the evenings

Trying your skills out on the boules court

"So glad we came back - the place was even more beautiful than our memory had allowed us to believe. All our love and thanks."  Hilary and Martin, July 2016

"What a fabulous place you have and what a good pace of life. I have never enjoyed the washing up more . . . . the view is spectacular." Best wishes, Rachel and Michael August 2016

Footnotes . . .

Situated on an 8-acre smallholding with a large, productive permaculture garden - veg, herbs, fruit, fresh eggs, honey, and meat usually available.

Peace, quiet and real relaxation is guaranteed in this secluded natural space.

All four of our secluded hideaways have been handcrafted by ourselves.

Quirky fully equipped summer kitchens perfect for enjoying the outdoor cooking experience.

Each hideaway has its own individual terrace for BBQs, outdoor eating, lounging and enjoying the spectacular scenery.

Your very own solar bathroom and composting loo adjacent to your yurt.

Not far from your yurtie hideaway there’s a plunge pool, BBQ and shaded eating tunnel, campfire and the boules court.

We love meeting our guests and making them feel welcome - we’re always about if you need us but won't disturb you if you don't!

Check out our other hideaways

The Bodgers' Hideaway

The romantic, woody one . . .

La Cabushe Hideaway

The nature lovers one . . .

La Jolie Cachette

The simple, cosy one . . .

or book your stay over the phone by calling +33 (0)5 53 91 82 42

Take a look at a short video taken at Le Grand Abri - It's a few years old now and we have made a few changes but it still gives you a good idea of what it's like staying at Le Grand Abri Hideaway.

Explore some of our photos of Le Grand Abri Hideaway