Family walk near Fontaines d’Escot in beautiful lush environment
Our riverbanks along the Aspe river are home to a rich ecosystem
Our free range chickens provide excellent quality eggs!
The Aspe river is so pure that you will not resist swimming in it!
Our sheeps are a very efficient kind of lawnmower
Two of our goats, Trsor and his sister Marguerite

Fontaines d’Escot, eco-friendly accommodation in the Pyrenees

Here in the Pyrenees we are lucky to live in a beautiful and natural environment that we want to respect and to preserve.

We offer you ecological bedrooms, as well as self catering gites for a sustainable tourism in the Pyrenees.

Cleaning

We only use eco-friendly detergents that as biodegradable as possible. Most are made by Ellie.

Bedrooms

We have choosen not to install air conditioners that consume too much electricity.

As we are trying to reduce our waste to the strict minimum we do not provide individually wrapped guests soaps.

All our furniture was bought second hand locally. Only mattresses, pillows, blankets and sheets were bought new.

Ethically engaged

Bed sheets and towels are washed and ironed by our local CAT that provides work for disabled workers.

By doing this we are supporting the rehabilitation of disabled people while provinding you with impeccably clean sheets.

Meals

We only use organic, local and seasonal foods for breakfast and dinner.

Our free range chickens provide delicious eggs and our roosters end up sometimes in delicious soups.

We have our own ecofriendly orchard and we also use wild plants for our cooking: wild garlic, nettles, mushrooms...

Ellie makes homemade drinks using the flowers in our garden: dandelion wine, magnolia wine...

We are always happy to welcome vegetarians and vegans as Ellie is a vegetarian herself.

Power consumption

We have instaled motion sensors outside in the courtyard and in the corridors.

All the rubbish is sorted out and food leftovers are given to our free range chickens.

All the toilets and the showers are connected to our spring water and not to drinking water from the public network.

Garden

The wildlife of the Pyrenees is a precious ecosystem that we want to preserve.

All our land is maintained without agrochemical.

We use chicken poo to fertilise the soil. We also weed by hand.

We have a natural swimming pool that is chlorine free.

Our sheeps and goats do an excellent job keeping the grass short while fertilising it.