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Robert & Kathryn Harrison

Auvergne Naturelle
Le Cros,
Laval sur Doulon,
France 43440

Tel :00 33 (0)4 71 76 38 53
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Auvergne Activities

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Guest Book

Summer 2018

"Thank you so much for an amazing 3 days, we are so sad not to be staying longer!  The set-up here is so brilliant - a perefect balance of activity & peace, with everything thought about so carefully.  The kids have LOVED every minute and our usually shy, Phoebe has not stopped playing and chatting with all the other kids.  Axe-throwing after dinner and watching our pyromaniac son enjoying the camp-fire were major highlights - as was Rob's terrifying impression of a wild boar !  Thank you, we will be back!"

Emilie, Ryan, Phoebe & Fred ( London )

"What a truly magical week!  We have all has such an incredible time.  The yurts were so cosy and welcoming.  I love the barn with its beautiful character and the children have absoultely loved the outside space, Eliane is now desperate for a rope swing at home...time to start growing a big tree!  I thoroughly enjoyed all the bush craft, particularly the spoon making, what a great experience.  You have all made our week such a lovely fun-filled time, so thank you!  I honestly can't think of a way you could better it!"

Rebecca, Eliane, Eve and Rich

"We only had 3 days here, but what a lovely 3 days they have been.  Fantastic setting with truly excellent hosts.  Without doubt, a 5 star experience.  Thank you for making all this and being the way you are - a great combination!"

Kevin and Amanda

Summer 2017

Sometimes it needs a moment of silence to hear the necessary.  A moment with closed eyes to see clear again.  A moment to hear your heart to feel life.  A moment of retreat to get strong again.  All this we found at your lovely place......Andreas, Susanne, Rouja & Ylvia, Germany.

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Summer 2016

Another amazing summer with both new and familiar faces.  Sunny days filled with lots of whittling and kids playing and starry nights of marshmallows, cosy campfires and pizza-making!

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Summer 2015

Memories of a fabulous summer, full of sunny, hot days, cool campfire nights and warm, friendly guests...

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Summer 2014

A summer of spoon - making, wildflowers, barbeques, camp-fires, meeting new people and also welcoming back familiar faces....

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Summer 2013

Another amazing summer this year with fantastic people to share and experience our life in the Auvergne.  Here are some memories....

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Summer 2012

Thank you to all our guests for a fabulous summer this year.  Here are just some of the many great memories and lovely comments....

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"Thank you. We've had a wonderful stay. We'll be back for longer next time."         Sophie, Gordon, Maddie and Max, May 2012

"We had a fantastic time on our two week holiday. Lots of fresh air, yummy food, activities and markets. Harriet loved evening fire time"                                        Joanne, Craig, Harriet and Harrison, June 2012

"Dam building, whittling, eating (especially bread) all made for a cracking time. Best chocolate brownies we have ever eaten. Mickinnie the mouse was an adventure for us all and Ella and Harriet's veterinary skills were put to good use. We've had a smashing time and really wish you guys continue this forever!" Chris, Allison, Ella & Reuben, June 2012

"Thank you so much for such a great yurting experience - a holiday we won't forget! Spooning, canoeing, pizza-making, axe throwing, picnicking - never a dull moment, So nice to meet you all - I hope the rest of the summer goes well.  We will be ‘liking you on facebook'." Francesca, Gyles, Lizzy and Ben, June 2012

"Beautiful setting, seriously cool yurts, best breakfast in the Auvergne! Thank you, we had a lovely couple of nights. Felix and Scarlett enjoyed the dam building - hope it lasts the season! Katja loved working at our kitchen station! Oh and the tyre swing too! Hope to see you again soon." Ingrid,Andrew, Felix, Katja & Scarlett, 14 July 2012

"We found Auvergne Naturelle almost by accident but are so glad we did. Rob and Kath have been very relaxing company and have taught us a few things about how to step out of our busy world. Great mountain biking, undisturbed wild life, tiny mountain villages. The locals here have been friendly and keen to tell us their gossip. A week has not been long enough for my French to improve but hopefully we will return. Thanks for such a great holiday and great hospitality." Richard and Karen, 28th July 2012

"Our second trip to Auvergne Naturelle. It is my idea of heaven - a hammock, gentle sunshine and taking in the view.  We love this place and Rob and Kath's easy company. Look forward to returning." Dan, Sylvia, Maya and Anya from Brighton, 14 July 2012

"Having raced down from London, arriving at Auvergne Naturelle ( first time) was like stopping the clock. Beautiful atmosphere, camp fire, luxury yurt; our holiday has definitely begun! Shame this was just a stop-over but now we've found you - we'll be back!" Michael, Monika, Lukas and Olivia from London, 22 July 2012

"Had a brilliant time here. I enjoyed bushcraft and I enjoyed the campfire marshmallows every night. I will definitely come again." Beth Hopwood

"I had a great time making things and jumping in the lakes. I will come back - the yurts are nice. My birthday was amazing - thanks for your amazing cakes and card."Rosie Hopwood

"We enjoyed everything. Beautiful yurt, fantastic cabin, lovely showers. Wonderful breakfasts and delicious dinners. We met wonderful people here and will definitely return. Days out - canoeing, donkey trekking, swimming in the lakes, playing by the stream. Lovely auberges. But our favourite days were bushcraft days, sat in the sun whittling away on our spoons for many hours. Thank you for a superb holiday."Jane & Stephen -  The Hopwoods from York, August 2012

"You truly are the most generous of hosts in magic and enchanting surroundings! Thank you for introducing us to the world of The Yurt : wild and peaceful, rough and lavish, natural and supernatural. The common noun "luxury" requires a whole new definition after a week at Auvergne Naturelle. It was hard to tear ourselves away from the brook and the mountainside. They kept us wonderfully busy and out of our car. It took five whole days before we made it to La Chaise Dieu or any village for that matter. We'll have to come back for the cultural riches of the region. Meanwhile, we discovered unsuspected skills involved in building dams, improving a water mill - please look after it for us - hunting dinosaurs with our very own bow and arrow and tricking your hidden wildlife camera with the mysterious apparition of the "White Lady". We loved every minute here, we will nurture great memories and I promise to perfect my walking stick. Long live bushcraft! Best wishes for your successful continuation - we'll spread the word! First Impression: vanilla everywhere...mmm! Lasting Impression: shower with mountain view and your smiling faces" Anne, Daan, Bartjan and Maud p.s. please thank the tooth fairy too! August 3 2012

"Dear Robert and Kathryn, We have loved every minute of our stay with you! Thank you for the nights in the cosy yurt, the lovely breakfasts and meal, the fantastic bush courses, the fires at night. We have felt very welcome in this beautiful place that you have created and we will be back!" Anne, Evelyn, Cas and Job, August 3 2012

"I enjoyed it here, it was fun. Thank you Robert and Kathryn for letting us stay in your yurt. I hope I'll come back here one day. Many thanks" Leila, August 6 2012

"I enjoyed everything here. The fabulous yurt, the delicious food and everything else. I liked meeting new friends. Thank you Rob and Kathryn - I'd recommend it and I'll definitely come again. Good Luck!" Florence , August 6 2012

"Thank you for a fantastic holiday! Lovely yurt, great food, beautiful location and fabulous hospitality." Sarah, Philippe, Fabia, Callie & Nina

"Thank you so much for thinking of everything - we loved it here and are so impressed with the set up here. It has been completely relaxing and friendly and lovely with Daisy and Olive pottering around. We will be recommending you (reluctantly! - we don't want to bump into too many friends here!)" Nikki, Ashley, Jasmine and Mia, 11 August 2012

"Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday. We really enjoyed every aspect - yurt, lightening storms, swimming in the lake, churches, bows and arrows, small children on scooters, wonderful food and conversation and marshmallows around the fire. Everything was better than expected." Vanessa, Richard, Sam and Alex, August 2012

"Thanks for making us feel so at home and welcome. We've had a great week - great hospitality and great food (lovely puddings!). We'll be back for the axe-throwing! Forgot to mention how comfortable the yurt was. This really is luxury camping, we feel very spoilt. Great location, great set-up!" Karen and Colin Edinburgh September 2012

Summer 2011

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"Thank you so much - we have had a wonderful week. It normally takes me about three days to wind down on our summer holiday, but here it was instant! It's a fantastic place and you are great hosts. Good luck for your continued success." Katy, Julian, Olivia and Barnaby

"Thank you for looking after us so well during our stay with you. Staying in your yurts was really fun! It's probably my best part of the holiday so far. I love the bonfires , they're really cheerful. You have a beautiful place and are great hosts. it is so relaxing that we hope to come again very soon. Thank you." Simon, Tory, Cecily & Florence

"Exceeded all our expectations. We had the best time - so amazing to see the kids so free and happy. Robert and Kathryn are excellent hosts - we will be back." Grainne, Tom, Minnie & Spike

"What can we say? Thank you so much for everything! We came here as part of our honeymoon in our new(old) campervan - Aunt Sally. Despite Sally breaking down whilst we were here - we were able to stay an extra night, Rob took us to the Auberge in Chassignolles, wnich was absolutely amazing and came and picked us up at the end of the night as we had no transport. Kathyrn then booked us a place in Brioude. What service! We will always remember your kindness and generosity - you absolutely made our honeymoon so special. We will definitely return - maybe in June - with our more reliable Honda! Yurts are superb!" Hannah & Tim Andrew

"We all think it's the best holiday we've ever had for so many reasons. The site is gorgeous and you have been very good hosts from the moment we arrived till the moment we left. You were so friendly with the girls and generous with the portions! The river rafting was fantastic but the donkey day, horseriding, lake swimming and cake/breadmaking were fabulous too. We feel like we have been here for a month! The girls are chuffed with their fairy letters. So please say "thank you" if/when you see them. Good luck with everything, you certainly seem to know what you are doing - we'll definitley recommend and come back." Deanne, Chris, Madigan, Nell & Florence

"We have absolutely loved it here - Really don't want to leave! But will return as soon as possible. Many thanks for a memorable few days." Penny & Al Godfrey

28 Aug 2010


Richard, Amanda, Thomas & Finlay Bundock

Thanks for a wonderful 4 days.  The setting here is stunning and we could not get over the views....

28 Aug 2010

Thanks for a fantastic 4 days.  The time just flew by and we wished we had stayed longer...

22 Aug 2010

Thank you so much for a wonderful week.  The setting is perfect.  The yurts are delightful and comfortable - just a touch of glamour...


21 Aug 2010
Thank you so much for a great time here!  You are so unbelievably kind...
15 Aug 2010

We've all had such a wonderful time here, it feels like we have been here forever - perhaps for you too!...


14 Aug 2010
Thank you so much for all your hospitality and kindness over the past week...
01 Aug 2010

We travelled from Northamptonshire via the tunnel and stopped over in Orleans...

28 Jul 2010

We can't believe it's time to leave...

25 Jul 2010
Rob and Kathryn, you are fantastic hosts, thank you for a lovely holiday in your beautiful yurts...
20 Jun 2010

You have created a fabulous mountain idyll...

30 Jul 2009


30 Jul 2009

Brilliant - enjoyed everything...


30 Jul 2009
We had a fantastic 10 days in your beautiful yurts, set in fantastic scenery with great food and company...