Here, a few chickens amble across the courtyard; there, a fish leaps from the pond. Nature, in this hamlet of thatched-roofed cottages tucked away in the heart of the forest, right next to a river, is all enveloping. Each tiny house, perched on rock and swathed in greenery, houses a suite furnished and decorated in the most traditional of styles, conjuring feelings of infinite peace. The door slides open and leads to a natural stone bath fed by a hot-water spring. In the morning, guests take breakfast in a dining room next to the river. Cuisine is authentic, delicate and subtly aromatic, prepared from vegetables straight from the kitchen garden.