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Secluded nature holidays at Covertcabin

Covertcabin is a unique and eco-friendly holiday destination in the Dordogne, SW France. Our off-grid cabins are the perfect place to come and get away from it all. Each cabin is different and they’re based in separate locations, but they all share our identity of wholesome, cabiney goodness.

Explore Our off-grid Cabins...

Imagine tramping through the woods and coming across a small clearing with a lake and a cabin next to it. There’s smoke coming from the chimney pipe, but there’s no one about. You approach the cabin, it seems quite small, but on peering in are surprised to see that it’s furnished just like a little house! There’s the woodburner purring away in the corner, a sweet little kitchen, there are cold beers in the fridge, neat showeroom – Who could be staying in a cabin like this? Goldilocks? Heidi? A couple of trolls? Well no, it’s YOU!!!

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Woodsman’s Cabin

Lovely little Woodsman's Cabin sits on the edge of a tree-huggingly wonderful wood. It's furnished in a rustic, romantic style and is the perfect hideaway that sleeps two people.

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Fisherman’s Cabin

Down a track, past a château dating from the 9th century is Fisherman's Cabin. Perched on a big ol' granite rock, overlooking the lake and just a stone's throw from the forest.

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Little Rock

Follow the road that turns into a track, that turns into a trail, through the forest, leading you to the lost world of Little Rock Cabin. The cabin has everything you need for a comfortable stay in the woods.

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Meet the Covertcabin team

Covertcabin is the barmy brainchild of Bob and Diane Kirkwood. Back in 2004, we found ourselves the owners of a beautiful little lake and ruinous, half-cabin in a wood. We couldn’t afford the outrageous electricity connection charges so Bob started delving into the, then quite murky, world of off-grid power to create a useable, autonomous hide-away. One eco-friendly encounter led to another and when we bumped into our old friends, Reuse and Recycle, who seemed to fit right in, Covertcabin was complete.

Diane Kirkwood

Diane Kirkwood

Top Cat at covertcabin

Top Cat at covertcabin, chief cook, cleaner & typist. Likes: Vichy check, cake, stationery.

Bob Kirkwood

Bob Kirkwood

Creator of all things cabiny

Modest creator of all things cabiny, problem solver, bike polisher, broom pusher. Likes: long distance walking , camping, smoking, (sorry about that).

Skip the Dog

Skip the Dog

Canine Customer Care Manager

Stick chaser, hole digger, general good-natured nuisance maker. Likes: chasing stuff, snoozing, toast.

Vida the Dog

Vida the Dog

Assistant Canine Customer Care Manager

Food Waste Manager. Squirrel Monitor. Likes: Wild swimming, Long distance walking & camping (non-smoker).

What's Happening at Covertcabin...

Here’s all the latest goings on at our secluded nature retreat in deepest darkest Périgord Vert.

Of Derring-Do & Petits Choux

Yesterday was #CreamCakeTuesday, (it’s my own invention) and so I picked out a couple of fancy-looking puffs from the boulangerie for Bob and me. I chose two ‘Paris-Brest’ and there’s an interesting story behind their name… We all know how the French people love their bikes and are obsessed with the Tour de France, but less […]