LOGOWhat does a cottage labeled 3 épis "Gîtes de France" mean?

The 3 Epis correspond to a classification "3 Stars" attributed by the Prefecture of the Department.
The label Gîtes de France gives you all the guarantees on:
- - The accuracy of the information provided to you in terms of equipment, comfort and the environment.
- The quality of the welcome that will be reserved for you.
Finally, Gîtes de France ensure the legal responsibility for reservations made.

A resolutely modern and ecological gîte
We built the Oréade du Verger in 2004 with the help of architect friends (see their website from this link: Our architects). While emphasizing integration with the landscape and regional architecture, its design is resolutely modern with high ceilings and large windows opening onto pergolas and terraces.
By its orientation, its materials and operating techniques, we wanted to achieve a place of ecological and citizen life.
Its main structure is cellular concrete. This fully recyclable material provides exceptional insulation that keeps cool in the summer and, for a very low consumption, allows geothermal underfloor heating to ensure wonderful comfort throughout the winter. The partitions, in chipboard of rock and vegetal fiber, offer an excellent sound insulation which preserves the intimacy. (See the "Energy Performance Duiagnosis")
The furniture and equipment are comfortable and functional. Our attention has focused on decoration and these little "nothing" that will tell you (and you will enjoy perhaps) a little of what we are. On the walls there are some works by Brigitt and on the shelves some books we read, a little music we listen and some movies among those we prefer ...
Above all, we wanted you to feel at home when you enter our home.

Who are we ?
JEAN-JACQUES: Writing, reading and golf take up most of his time. Moreover, if it interests you, it will prepare you clubs and will take you on the courses of the area. Of course, he must also devote a good part of his time to maintain, repair, improve the cottage and its immediate surroundings so that the setting of your stay is the most convenient and enjoyable possible.
BRIGITT: Brigitt is, above all, a painter. You can also admire some of her works below. However, two other passions enliven her schedule: Reading (especially in winter) and the garden (especially in summer). If you come to see us, you can just enjoy a selection of books in the house and, of course, the beautiful garden that has built around the cottage and pool. To also enjoy her smile and the welcome she knows to our visitors.
A very brief history of the cottage

September 2003: We have burned a few weeds, but everything remains to be done
The cottage as you can see today
The bathroom on the 1st floor is finished

You had to go down to the ground floor to enjoy a good shower. From now on, the 1st floor bedroom has direct access to a private bathroom with shower, wc and washbasin. If our visitors were very satisfied, we knew that we had to offer them this extra comfort.
Unlike sunshades, this sail does not fear the wind (except storm obviously). In addition, it filters 94% of UV and thus ensures a temperate atmosphere regardless of the heat of the sun.
A terrace under a sail

To enjoy more at the pool and to protect yourself from "UV", a mainsail has replaced parasols
A new sail at the pool

We are April 8th 2011 and we have just taken our first bath in a water at 22 °! !!!
First bath in 2011

The surface of the terrace has been enlarged and we have changed the garden furniture
The new terrace

The salon of previous years livingroom
The new salon in 2016 livingroom
The bedroom on ground floor of previous years bedroom
The same bedroom in 2016 new bedroom
The desk in the bedroom of previous years desk
The desk in the bedroom in 2016 desk
A portico for children in the garder portico