Sustainable development and respect for nature have always been part of Camille’s and Hugues’s daily life. They have integrate it very spontaneously in the restoration work of this old farm.
Camille grew up in the french countryside. Trees and fields were her playground.
Hugues and his Belgian origins makes him an eco-responsible citizen.
Their personal interest give them the strength to achieve and open this innovative, modern and ecological hotel project.
Thanks to the new technologies, we use green energie and try to reduce environmental pollution and damages. The aim is to make you live a green experience.
The respect of the environment begins with a reflective consumption of what the environment offers us. Starting from this point of view, our chef use fresh products that comes from local producers. Products that respects the seasons and comes from organic farming. That way, we can offer to our guests, tasty and colorful dishes.
The Manoir de Surville has been awarded the Clef Verte label certifying sustainable tourism and respect for the environment since 2018, the EcoTable label 3 macarons for eco-responsible cooking & consumption and the Bike Welcoming label
We only buy local products by local producers who work ethically ,respect the nature and love their work. That way we can offer a fresh and organic food.
The Tilleul’s Farms
Located in Berville la Campagne at 30km from the Manoir, Olivia and Fabrice, produce specialities with unpasteurised milk (yogurt, cheese and butter). You will taste their delicious yogurt for Breakfast. Their hand moulded salted butter will melt the most gourmand’s hearts.
The Buisson Duret
Our poultry comes from the farm of Buisson Duret, located close to the Neubourg a few km away. The poultry of that farm are nurtured with cereals directly from the farm. They have also free access to an outdoor course something unusal! Plucked on demand …
Nos petits biscuits
Valentin makes every week handmade shortbread that are so addictive. Baker chef during the week, cookies maker on weekends: fresh butter, organic flour from Normandy, and eggs from free-range chickens are the simple basis to please your taste buds. His creations are available in the picnic basket.
Bio plants, from the garden in the garden
“Agastache”, “Lemon balm”, “Salad burnet” behind these mysterious names, hide forgotten aromatic flavors. In March 2017, we planted about thirty different kinds of aromatic plants. These seedlings come from the Farm “Les Bio Plants du Potager” a few kilometers from the Manor. Will you be able to taste the difference between mint-strawberry, mint-chocolate or mint-orange ?
An eco-responsible structure
In Normandy, the rain rhythms the daily life. So we decided to recycle this water and re-use it for flushing in the toilets and watering the garden. Thanks to that we save 30% of our water consumption.
To go further in our sustainable development approach, we have chosen a natural alternative for heating the entire building. Thanks to the horizontal geothermal heat pump system, we use the heat of the ground to temper our living spaces and rooms.
As well as geothermal heating, we installed an aerothermal heat pump that extracts heat from the ambient air to preheat the water.
LED and presence detector
Finally, we have set up LED bulbs on all fixtures and motion detectors associated with a timer in the living rooms and corridors. All of those small gestures of daily life together allows us to save energy and preserve our nature.
Electrical charging terminals
Two charging stations for electric cars and Tesla cars have been installed on our private parking. These allow eco-responsible travelers to recharge their car whether hybrid or electric for free. Our two 36kw charging stations are at your disposal!
A set of ethical commitments
Sustainable development goes beyond love for the nature, it also involves the enhancement of heritage, a social and human commitment. The team is therefore committed to these causes through various actions.
During the renovations we paid particular attention to the fact that all part of the establishment are accessible for people with disabilities. A room on the ground floor has been entirely equipped to provide a quality welcome for people with reduced mobility. We were rewarded by the Tourism and Handicap Label and in 2016, are accessible for all the four types of handicap : motor, mental, auditory and visual. Our have trained staff will have a pleasure to welcome our guests.
We commit ourselves to sustainable development with small gestures: In daily life, we decided to use natural products such as white vinegar and Enzypin products for the entire maintenance of the establishment. These products based on pine enzyme are 100% biodegradable and have excellent fragrance and detergent properties! Air quality is therefore preserved thanks to a strong limitation of the volatile organic components.
Restoration of heritage
Heritage has been absent for years from debates on sustainable development. Today we have realized that it is important to keep it, in order to transmit it. The Manoir, build in 1500, is listed in the historical monuments. The eason why, the renovation has been made in accordance with the traditions: noble materials and craftsmen respecting the traditions has been employed.
We also installed a compost,which allows us to reduce the waste produced by the kitchen and to re-use it as organic fertilizer for our garden and aromatic herb garden.
Our engagement engage us with NGO that shares the same values ans goes in the same direction. We therefore support the initiatives of Sapocycle, Bubbles saving lives.After your stay we recover the used soap block. These are recycled and distributed to the people in need, it contributes to the improvement of the hygiene. This association also provides jobs for disable people.
To take home…
The Saint Esprit’s Candles
Created and developed in a small Normandy village by lovers of the art of living and decoration, Saints Esprits draws its inspiration from different universes in order to bring a note of original and multicultural spirit in the house. A home fragrance becomes the olfactory signature of a place, and scented candles a gift that we like to offer throughout the year. The Manor elected the Epicurean as an olfactory identity, a mixture of tobacco and neroli leaf. 100% vegan and local, the object is in keeping with the ecological and ethical values ??of our place.
Le Domaine des Hauts Vent
20 km from Surville, the Caboulet family has been producing apple-based specialties (juice, cider, Pommeau and calvados) for generations. Here, the apple is a serious and family business. Take home their flagship specialty, the rosé cider made from red apples. During your stay, you will be able to discover the different products of the domain: the juices for breakfast, the ciders for the aperitif and finally finish the evening a tasting of calvados in the library.