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La Vieille Cheminée Overview

La Vieille Cheminée is located in Chamarel – a small cottage house nested high in the mountains that dominate the south-western coast of Mauritius. The cottage produces its own tropical vegetables, fruits and compost from sustainable farming. Discover the tropical farm, enjoy walks or horse rides while staying in one of the cosy and well equipped eco-lodges.

Additional information on La Vieille Cheminée

La Vieille Cheminée

La Vieille Cheminée is situated on a 200-acre farm in Charamel and is surrounded by two rivers, indigenous trees and forest. It features an outdoor swimming pool, terrace and garden.

The rustic self-catering units at La Vieille Cheminée are equipped with air conditioning, a fully-equipped kitchen and barbecue facilities. 3 of the cottages boast a fireplace. Each en-suite bathroom is equipped with a shower and free toiletries.

Meals can be arranged prior to arrival at a surcharge and are delivered to your cottage. Guests have access to a common area, consisting of 2 kiosks and a plunge pool, offering views of the surrounding mountain ranges.

Free WiFi is available at the Reception area, and a small grocery shop on the premises offers basic commodities such as oil, milk, snacks, cold drinks, beer and wine. In the nearby village there are grocery stores and a variety of restaurants serving mainly local dishes.

  • Visit the Farm
  • Nature Walks
  • Village of Chamarel
  • Endemic Forest & tree nursery
  • Horse Riding
  • Relax & Enjoy

La Vieille Cheminée - Location

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Location: Chamarel

Chamarel is a village in Mauritius located in Rivière Noire District, the eastern part of the village also lies in the Savanne District. The village is administered by the Chamarel Village Council under the aegis of the Rivière Noire District Council.

Today it is primarily known for its scenic locations and nature attractions in its neighbourhood, among them are the Seven Coloured Earths, the Chamarel Falls, Ebony Forest Chamarel and the Black River Gorges National Park. The surrounding area is also known for its locally grown coffee. Chamerel's church Saint Anna was built in 1876 and is subject to a pilgrimage on the Assumption of Mary (August 15), during which the village hosts a fair associated with the pilgrimage as well.

Black River Gorges National Park is within 12 km and Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport is a 55 minutes’ drive away.

Lodge types at La Vieille Cheminée

There are 4 types of lodges at La Vieille Cheminée:

  • One-Bedroom Cottage
  • Three-Bedroom Cottage
  • Two-Bedroom Cottage (Family)
  • One-Bedroom Chalet

One-Bedroom Cottage

  • Room size - 40 m²
  • Featuring a terrace with views of the mountain and garden, this air-conditioned unit is equipped with a dining area, fireplace, microwave and refrigerator.
  • The bathroom comes with a shower and free toiletries.
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Three-Bedroom Cottage

  • Room size - 90 m²
  • Featuring views of the garden, this spacious unit is equipped with a dining room, fireplace and sofa. It includes an oven, toaster and dishwasher.
  • The bathroom comes with a shower and free toiletries.

Two-Bedroom Cottage (Family)

  • Room size - 60 m²
  • This chalet comes with a double room and one room with 2 single beds. It is equipped with a dining area, fireplace and a bathroom with shower.

One-Bedroom Chalet

  • Chalet size: 60 m²
  • This chalet comes with a room and one room with 1 single bed or 1 large double bed. It is equipped with a dining area,air conditioning, barbecue facilities, fireplace and a bathroom with shower.

Facilities at La Vieille Cheminée

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  • Bar/lounge
  • Breakfast (additional cost)
  • Catering & grocery shop
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free secured parking
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Kiosk & Pool

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La Vieille Cheminée - Bar & Restaurant

  • Restaurant Chez Pierre Paul - 1.5 km
  • Restaurant Le Barbizon - 2.1 km
  • Restaurant Ocean Vagabond - 8.1 km
  • Cafe/bar Enso - 8.1 km
  • Cafe/bar Vanilla Cafe - 12.6 km
  • Cafe/bar Roots Spirit - 14.7 km

Additional Features at La Vieille Cheminée

In your private bathroom:

  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Towels
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper


  • Garden view
  • Mountain view
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Room facilities:

  • Linen
  • Extra long beds (> 2 metres)
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Tea/Coffee maker
  • Air conditioning
  • Safety deposit box
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Private entrance
  • Mosquito net
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
  • Fan
  • Kitchen
  • Cleaning products
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster
  • Dining table
  • Fireplace
  • Seating Area
  • Dining area
  • Telephone
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Barbecue
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing

Smoking: No smoking

Parking: Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed)

What's around La Vieille Cheminée

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  • Curious Corner of Chamarel - 0.3 km
  • Cascade Chamarel - 0.7 km
  • Rhumerie de Chamarel - 1.5 km
  • Seven Coloured Earths - 1.8 km
  • Ebony Forest Reserve Chamarel - 2 km
  • Alexander Falls - 6.9 km
  • Heritage Golf Club - 7.1 km
  • River Chamarel Waterfall - 2 km
  • Mountain Black River Peak Hike - 3 km
  • Sea/ocean Case Noyale - 7 km
  • Sea/ocean Baie du Cap - 10 km
  • Mountain Le Morne - 13.1 km
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