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The Nest of the Red Dragon

Prouilhe, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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An exotic Asian treehouse with pool and views, secluded in the Park of Haut-Languedoc. Under 2 hr flight from London. Romantic, relaxing + unique.

Round-trip flights to Toulouse (1H50)

Perched above a secluded valley in the South of France, 50k from the Mediterranean, this temple-like guesthouse, open to nature's best, invites you into the heart of The Regional Park of Haut-Languedoc. Woven of red silk, black bamboo and country air, it beckons you to climb up to your most exotic dreams. This guesthouse is very private, luxurious in its refined aesthetics yet totally natural. A treehouse like no other, set in pretty gardens with open views and a pool.

The cottage is built solely with chestnut trees from the surrounding forest. The design of all of the furniture is inspired by the owner-artists numerous travels to Asia. There is a Tibetan kitchen and, suspended in the trees, a shower in a sculptured elephant head!

Though secluded and without neighbours, The Nest of the Red Dragon is wonderfully close to many attractions and activities - vineyards, 50km to the Mediterranean beaches, trails, waterfalls, traditional market, castles, festivals, biking, rock climbing and kayaking.

This is an eco friendly accommodation. There is a pool with natural water, solar electricity, solar hot water, recycled water for the WC and natural drinking water.

There is a double bedroom for a couple, and another room for 2 children of more than 10 years should it be required. But this place is fantastically romantic, best for a couple.

Breakfast is included. The owner specializes in vegetarian world cuisine, notably Japanese, Thai and Indian. Enquire to include a dinner or for weekend or midweek packages with all meals included.

Prices are €145 per night in June and September whilst a night's stay in July and August costs €195. Weekly prices are €890 in June and September and €1190 in July and August. Enquire for transfers if you don't wish to hire a car. Low costs round-trip flights ranging from only €20-€160 from London airports to Carcassonne, Toulouse, Montpellier, Béziers. Car rentals for €18 or less per day.

Escape the UK for improved weather, beautiful open views, an impressive and unique art project with every detail thought of to create a perfect escape from everyday life. A treehouse stay you will never forget.

Closed in winter.

Not suitable for those with restricted mobility.

Please note if this accommodation is full, then search for The Blue Tiger which is on the same site. The 2 properties are very private from each other but do have shared use of the pool and gardens. 

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Nearest Airport/s

Carcassonne / Beziers / Toulouse