Buron de Niercombe
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 1 room
CLOSED ANNUALLY: From October 2017 to end of April 2019
THE STORY: A chain of volcanoes provides the sole vis-à-vis, with its dizzying valley, and, all around it, green pastures. Lost amongst the heights of the Cantal (1,400 meters above sea level), this 18th century stone refuge was threatening to collapse, until Isabelle Pfeffer saved it! The former shepherd’s shelter, previously used for making cheese, now welcomes those seeking fresh air and authenticity. No tennis, no pool, no electricity even (it’s lit by candlelight!). Here we hike, we collect wild berries, we hike, we read and, when night falls, we unwind with a prime rib and aligot (dinner option available, as are the other meals), before heading to our room, a cozy cave. 2 nights/3 days + 3rd night free, €950 (up to 6 people), or €1500/week.
TOILETRIES: Natural products and soap.
BREAKFAST: Not included.
LITTLE LUXURY: Hot water! And the possibility of opting for the full meal service, using regional products (€150 per person for a three-day stay, meaning three breakfasts, three lunches and three dinners).