When the organisation Gites de France certified our gîte « Terre de Sabonnères », it qualified it immediately as "Ecogestes" (ecology friendly).

It met 38 criteria out of 46 (25 are required for qualification).

"Ecogestes" is Gîtes de France’s approach to reducing the impact of tourism on the environment, reducing energy consumption and improving the living environment. It is intended, by its example, as an ecological encouragement for our customers.

The restoration has privileged natural materials (wood, lime, raw Earth, Terra cotta, stone). The insulation of the external walls is wood wool and that of the roof is cotton cellulose. The interior walls are coated raw earth and lime.

The quality of the thermal insulation enables the temperatures of the sittingroom and the bedrooms to stay nice and fresh, despite outside temperatures reaching 35 degrees in summer. The sound insulation is also excellent. The mudbrick wall coatings allow a good regulation of humidity

The lodging includes:

le séjour

the living space,lounge,dining room and kitchen
coating of raw earth on 2 walls,
2 large bay windows facing South West, with exterior window blinds.


The living room includes:

- 2 Sofas for 2 people,,
- armchairs,
- (DVB-t channels)-32-inch flat-screen TV
- a DVD player.

Dining room part includes:

- a table (possible extension),
- chairs.

The ensemble is harmonious and on one level.

The bay window opens on banana trees and bamboo, giving a sense of exoticism. This sensation is magnified by the furniture and the decoration.



The kitchen with integrated cupboards is adjacent to the pantry.

Les équipements mis à disposition :

The equipment available:
In the kitchen :
- a worktop in granite,
- an electric oven,
- mixed hobs (gas, induction),
- a stainless steel sink,
- bins for sorted rubbish,
– extractor hood,
- complete range of dishes

In the pantry :
- a freezer refrigerator,
- microwave oven,
- dishwasher,
- miscellaneous appliances,
- laundry machine

The Tassili* bedroom

This room is spacious (24 m2) with raw earth plastering on 3 walls, floating oak floor.

2 windows facing east and south.

A bed of 160cm and a bed of 90cm

A wardrobe

A chest of drawers with 9 drawers

The warm and natural atmosphere of this room is perfectly suitable for a couple with a child.








* TASSILI, a Berber word which indicates the sandstone plateaus in Algeria: Tassili N'ajjer, Tassili of Hoggar,...


The Tassili bathroom

spacious 2.40 m X 2.80
walk-in shower with thermostatic valve,
old wall tiles in terracotta,
floor in anti-slip stoneware




The Ennedi * bedroom

Bedroom of 15m2 with raw earth plastering on 2 walls.
The exterior wall is whitewashed.

Solid nailed oak floor and 2 windows facing west.

A bed of 140cm
A wardrobe


2 big windows opening onto a private courtyard with bamboos.









* The ENNEDI is a sandstone mountain range northeast of Chad.



The Ennedi bathroom

1,10m X 3,60m
walk-in shower with thermostatic valve,
floor in anti-slip stoneware.


Access for persons with reduced mobility.

The living room, the Tassili bedroom and its bathroom are accessible to wheelchairs.
The Ennedi room also. However there isn’t enough room to allow a wheelchair to turn in the bathroom.



Télécharger la fiche descriptive du gîte (HGV1102).