Coucoo Grands Cépages
As you arrive at Coucoo Grands Cépages (that's "great grapes" in English), you're sure to feel that this is where the good life actually lives.
Just over twelve miles from the medieval city of Avignon, the 15 cabins you'll find here are nestled in France's Vaucluse region. Well-known for its wine production, you'll be surrounded by soothing vines that make the great Châteauneuf-du-Pape - so that's very good company indeed!
You'll have three types of cabin to choose from, each one perfectly unique, and designed by an Italian architect. Some float gently on the water, while some stand proudly on stilts amongst the trees. Others have more of a ‘Hobbit' feel, covered in lush greenery that'll make you feel like Bilbo Baggins just got an upgrade!
The innovative floating huts are exclusively for couples. Accessed by boat or pontoon, they are not just beautiful, but eco-friendly. The raised and ‘green' cabins are also available in larger sizes that are ideal for families (sleeping up to 5 or 6 people) - so everybody can enjoy the fun and relaxation on offer here.
Whichever type of cabin you decide upon, you can luxuriate in snuggly beds, a private bathroom with shower, cool air conditioning, and your very own lounge area to relax in. The raised cabins are also home to dock hammocks on the terraces...an ideal spot to curl up with a good book.
(Though if you're in the mood for some extra luxury, why not upgrade to a spa cabin, which includes a chemical-free Nordic bath, all to yourselves?)
In the mood for a swim? Take a dip in the sparkling biological infinity pool on site...then simply grab a poolside lounger and dry off in the sun!
After a sound night's sleep, enjoy the contents of your tasty, locally-sourced breakfast basket as you plan the day ahead.
Wine tasting is a must, of course, and you can arrange a trip to the Mayard family vineyards to sample some of the very best. Who could miss out on the chance to sip fine wine, from the comfort of a 17th century castle cellar in the heart of Châteauneuf-du-Pape itself?
You could also plan a trip to the Palace of the Popes in nearby Avignon, the largest and most breathtaking Gothic building of the Middle Ages. Oh, and if you're after something a little different, how about a trip to the Floating Market of L'Isle sur la Sorgue?
But if all that sounds a little too much, you can always take a long, soothing nature walk, or while away some time fishing instead. The choice is blissfully yours to make.
Things to note
A check-in slot will be allocated on booking, check-out before 11am. Gift vouchers are available. Regrettably, pets are not permitted.
Region: Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Cost (from): £155 per night
Sleeps: 2-6 per cabin
Bathrooms: 1 per cabin
Minimum stay: 1 night
Property ref: 1212
Facilities7 floating cabins for couples
11 raised cabins, including 2 family-sized cabins for up to 6 people
2 ‘green' cabins, including 1 family-sized cabin for up to 5 people
All cabins for two: 1 double bed, 1 bathroom with shower, toilet, air conditioning, terrace, electricity, bedsheets and towels provided, lounge area, outdoor furniture (table, chairs, and loungers)
All family cabins: 1 double and 3 single beds, 1 bathroom with shower, toilet, air conditioning, terrace, electricity, bedsheets and towels provided, lounge area, outdoor furniture (table, chairs, and loungers)
A coffee machine, bathrobes, and a Nordic bath are included in spa cabins of both sizes.
Wine tasting, historic sites, city life, market towns, shopping, restaurants, walking, cycling, fishing.
At a glance
- Eco-resort featuring 7 floating, 11 raised, and 2 ‘green' designer cabins for couples and families, set within the Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards of Vaucluse, Provence.
- Easily accessed by road, air and rail. Avignon TGV is the closest train station, 18km from the site.
- The floating cabins are exclusively for couples. The raised and ‘green' cabins are available for couples or families (sleeping up to 5 or 6 people).
- You can also upgrade to a spa cabin of any type, which includes a chemical-free Nordic bath. The site is also home to a communal infinity pool and loungers.
- A locally-sourced breakfast is included. Optional additions include gourmet dinners, rose petals, champagne, and massages.
- Arrange a wine-tasting tour of Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines, visit historic monuments in Avignon, or simply while away some time walking through nature.