Champ de l'être - 06 13 88 08 42 - 5, Chemin des Prairies, 27490 La Croix-Saint-Leufroy champdeletre@gmail.com

 

logo champ de l'êtreIls sont venus chez nousLarge eco-friendly holiday cottage in Normandy

 

Virtual tour

Let yourself be charmed by the cottage’s cosy and carefully decorated setting, its beautiful bricks, and the silence of the countryside. You will feel at home, away from home, in a calm place that is both modern and rural.

THE TOUR

Our services

Situated in a picturesque village in the Eure Valley, our cottage is dedicated to groups and can host 20 people in the sleeping accomodations, and 35 in the reception area. Numerous equipments are available for your comfort.

DETAILS

A little history

A little history

Previously, our eco-friendly holiday cottage was an agricultural farm. From south to north, you would have found: 

• A cowshed for milk cows, with an attic where hay was stored – A barn to store oats – A half storey to store wheat, underneath which there were two cellars where potatoes were stored – A hay barn – A cart shed  with an attic to store barley (this part has been completely removed).

The street parallel to the cottage was previously called “le chemin des granges” (barn path), since one would find several barns that were used to put the harvest into storage. The barns wherer built in the 19th century by the present owners’ ancestors, six generations back.

Traditional renovation

Traditional materials

During the renovation of our two agricultural buildings from the beginning of the 19th century, the original materials have been preserved as much as possible.

• Wood (oak, beech, douglas fir),

• Stone (rubble, sandstone, flitstone),

• Bricks and mudbrick, using cob constructions techniques.

• “Modern” construction materials were used sparingly, and only when the use of traditional materials was impossible or when it exceeded the craftsmen’s expertise.

• Further down, you will find a slide show of the buildings as they were before the renovation, which will allow you to see the extent of the work carried out for our “Champ de l’être” cottage to become what it is today.

Ecological approach 

An eco-friendly approach

 

We have installed as many eco-friendly systems as possible, such as:

• Hot sanitary water is produced with solar panels.

• Heating is done through a wood-pellet-fuelled boiler.

• The exterior walls are isolated with cellulose wadding.

• Rain water is recuperated for non-potable uses.

• Dual flow ventilation with a static heat exchanger.

• Canadian or Provencal wells to precondition new air.

• Independent phyto-purification system.

THE COTTAGE BEFORE THE RENOVATION

 

 

This slide show will give you an idea of what the building looked like

before and during the renovation

 

 

The future phytopurification system

 

 

 

 

Cottage surroundings

 

 

 

 

The large room in the cottage

 

 

 

 

The large room in the cottage

 

 

 

 

 

The livingroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

Room with four beds

 

 

 

 

 

 

Room with two beds

 

 

 

Wellness centre, first floor

 

 

 

 

 

The relaxation room

 

 

Wellness centre’s entrance

 

 

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