La Vieille Cheminée is located in Chamarel – a small village nested high in the mountains that dominate the south-western coast of Mauritius. 15 mins away from the beach, we produce tropical vegetables, fruits and compost from sustainable farming. We invite you to discover our tropical farm, enjoy walks or horse rides while staying in one of our cosy and well equipped eco-lodges. We offer B&B and self-catering stays. You can pre-order meals or buy basic groceries from our reception.
Free Wifi is available at the reception area. We rent out 4G wifi boxes if you prefer internet in your own lodge.
Prepared on the farm, breakfast can be ordered with 24h notice. It is brought to each cottage in the morning. Breakfast is offered when booking directly on our website.
Our friendly team from Chamarel offers daily housekeeping from 8 a.m to noon.
Kiosk & Pool
At the highest point of the domain, you'll find a plunge pool & kiosk offering a breathtaking view over the valley of Chamarel. Amazing spot at sunset!
Fireplace & Barbecue
Each lodge is equipped with a fireplace and we provide wood so you can keep warm during cosy winter evenings. During summer you'll probably get that barbecue going! Charcoal is also provided and marinated meat on sale at our local grocery shop.
Catering & grocery shop
There is no restaurant on the farm. Lodges are fully equipped for self-catering stays.You can also pre-order meals prepared here daily using products of the farm. Please order with 24h notice. Our small grocery shop also offers basic foodstuff in case you need snacks or drinks.
We offer bed and breakfast stays. Free for guests booking directly on our site.
Horse riding excursions can be organised
"Rosa" Land Rover Serie IIA from 1968 is still going strong on the farm.
THINGS TO DO
Do you know how pineapples grow? Do you want to see how to cut and prepare a palm heart salad? We organise guided visits of the farm.
From 2 kms to 6 kms walking trails take you through pineapple and bananas fields, palm tree plantations, along meandering rivers and in the shade of lush indigenous forests.
Village of Chamarel
The village of Chamarel is one of the main touristic spots of Mauritius. Discover the Coloured Earth, the waterfall, the Curious Corner, the Rum Factory & enjoy the mountain trails and view points.
Endemic Forest & tree nursery
We are slowly trying to recreate the endemic forest of Mauritius as it was centuries ago. Let us know if you want to contribute and we'll take you plant your own endemic tree.
We have 6 horses in our stables on the farm and offer guided rides, from Monday to Saturday to be booked with a 24h notice.
Relax & Enjoy...
Disconnect from society. Light a fire, enjoy the calm evenings and soundless nights. Put on your rain boots and jump in the mud like when you were 10 years old. This is mainly what La Vieille Cheminée is about...
“We would rate it as one of the most beautiful places we have stayed. A very rustic, cottage, in the forest. It was clean, we loved the outdoor living on the deck.” - Beth, Australia.