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The Nest of the Red Dragon

pool and wonderful view
An exotic Asian treehouse with pool secluded in the Park of Haut-Languedoc. 1H50 flight from London. Romantic, relaxing + unique.
Prouilhe
Haut Languedoc
France

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(Book now: 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. Only one guesthouse, thus 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, rocking 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 and another room for 2 children of more than 10 years. 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 start at €125-150 a night but reduced for 7 night stays. Enquire for transfers if you don't wish to hire a car. Low costs round-trip flights ranging from only 15-180£ from London airports to Carcassonne, Toulouse, Montpellier, Béziers. Car rentals for 15£ 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 mobility limits.



Room Types:

  • Double
  • Twin

Budget:

  • Medium £85-£220


Nearest Airport: Carcassonne / Beziers / Toulouse


Facilities:

  • Pool
exotic asian temple accom
Beautiful setting
Your Nest
the natural source pool

Reviews:
What to say about The Nest...
by Perusi
on August 3, 2018
I’ve struggled to find words that can capture the rare and compelling beauty of this place.
From the moment you embark upon the sturdy wooden gateway that conceals the secrets of The Nest your breath is instantly taken away from you.
One step over the threshold and you’re suddenly immersed within a vast landscape of vibrant greens with touches of fuchsia, as a Tolkien fan this took me to the charismatic hues of Hobbiton until the Dragon soon demanded me back to admire its own unique creation.

Paralysing with its charm the impact is nothing short of overwhelming. It’s palpable. Instantly I felt lighter, contented, as if every worry or care that I carried to this particular point lay muted behind the wooden gate. Thus leaving me free to embrace the zen haven nestled high upon the Southern Wilds.

The quintessential host was even more than I ever could have imagined him to be. Warm, wise and welcoming barely scratch the surface for he quickly became as imperative to our stay as the very heartwood of a tree. It’s easy to admire the life that both Liam and Tomas have created for themselves here as you can feel their presence throughout. Every intricate detail bears an emblem of their passions, their inspirations, and their travels. The Nest became a home away from home and they do everything within their power to ensure your stay is exactly what you need it to be.
On hand at all times for any advice, recommendations, a joke to accompany the freshly baked breakfast at dawn or to inspire you alongside Michelin worthy cuisine when the day becomes cloaked in twilight.

At the same time the Nest is also innately private and your very own. We chose not to leave during our stay as we had everything we could wish for within the gardens. Long days by the natural pool spent reading, writing, laughing and planning. Or at times just succumbing to the silence, weightless on the breeze.
Just one soul floating effortlessly in the sea of greens, trying to be mindful and to take it all in.
Magical
by Faye
on July 9, 2018
I knew this trip would be special even before we got there, going by the friendly correspondence exchanged beforehand, but it far surpassed all expectations. Our arrival was like walking into a dreamland - a beautiful setting, and instant relaxation and escapism. The hosts were kind, accommodating and inspiring to talk to - very loveable people, and the place itself was so impressive. The treehouse was authentically rustic but with incredible attention to detail, the garden and orangery were stunning, and the pool was the perfect setting for daytime laziness; there are plenty of activities within driving distance if you so please but we couldn't quite bring ourselves to leave, and instead spent five days swimming, sunning, reading, listening to music... I could have happily stayed longer, and although I usually vow never to go to the same place twice, I will definitely be returning to this magical place...
Fall asleep with the owls....
by Sarah
on September 11, 2016
We have just returned from a wonderful week at the Nest. If you love nature and want a relaxing week in the forest this is the escape for you. The Nest itself is magical - it's not quite your 'standard' image of a treehouse... a romantic bedroom with wooden beams, beautiful artefacts and a silk 'flame' of dragon breath across the bed. Attached is a beautiful little kitchen with two sinks, a two ring gas stove, a small box fridge, and storage. Along the beautifully polished wooden fixed landing there is the elephant shower (with transparent ceiling) and a sink with a bamboo tap. The toilet provides you with the best view you will EVER have from a loo - with a huge glass window right in front of you looking over the valley. The living area comprises four futons, silk cushions, throws/shawls, and more beautiful Asian artefacts with open views to the valley. You fall asleep listening to the owls calling around the valley, have occasional visitor from nature (but very few), and wake up with the gentle warm breeze of the forest. What makes this extra special is the owners' warmth and welcoming. Liam and Thomas are funny, very good company and full of good advice on local activities. Just take it - forget being independent - they know their stuff. Take Liam up on his offer of dinner - four courses with aperitif beforehand and flowers with most courses all served in the Nest. What's more Liam's cooking is amazing. I could go on for ever...I haven't even mentioned the natural source pool in the grounds of the Nest... but I'll shut up and let you get on and book! Don't bother going for one night - you'll only regret it...you need at least 3 if not a week or more!
The most ROMANTIC stay EVER
by Jess @ QA
on July 11, 2016
I am well travelled and this is quite possibly my favourite stay so far.
The treehouse is breathtaking - from the loving creation of it to the location with open views - even whilst on the loo! The owners are very thoughtful, this is evident in their attention to detail. The pool is beautiful - everything is beautiful in fact. These are creative people wanting to give you a special experience that you will never forget.
The Asian dinner was delicious with flowers scattered on the table with each course.
Whilst the owner's are nearby - ready with suggests of what do in the area - they give you privacy and with the silk, red lanterns, unique ambiance I think this is the perfect place for a romantic break - a proposal even.
We loved the area - if you are into hiking and biking there are many options. We were there for 4 nights but wished we had more. On Liam's suggestion we hiked to a waterfall where we swam alone - a day we will never forget.
Car hire necessary - there is a bumpy narrow track to the house which adds to the suspense of what is to come. A luxury glamping experience - no glass in the windows in the treehouse (although no problems with insects).