The land surrounding Les Crouquets is the habitat for the abundant wildlife from red squirrels & hedgehogs to the rarely seen wild boar.

An early dawn or twilight visit to our woods may offer an exciting glimpse of a deer, badger or other wildlife which has been a constant source of fascination for our own two children.
(The glow worms, which, after dark, can be seen as tiny bright green beacons among the herbs, are also quite an attraction!)

The wild animals tend to be quite shy however and most sightings will probably be purely by chance.
Les Crouquets is also home to our small group of family animals and birds, which unlike the wildlife, enjoy being seen!

Night is a good herd ~

she brings all creatures home

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Susie is our Catalan pyrenees donkey and she joined us in June 2007 when she was 9 months old.
She is undoubtedly the star of Les Crouquets and she knows it! Affectionate and greedy in equal measure she is always ready for attention and plenty of carrots and will bray loudly to get lots of both! 
You can read more about Susie on our blog posts....

She's Not Pregnant, She's Fat
The Donkey Whisperer
Ladette to Lady
Good Golly Miss Molly
Miss Molly has been with us since we moved here in 2006 and will often be seen around Les Crouquets,usually basking in the sun or just lazing around. She's not as young as she used to be so tends to keep a low profile.
She's a born hunter though and still loves stalking through the plants to see what she can find.
Miss Molly
susie the catalan pyrenees donkey
Bibi, Figloo and Fudge

Bibi, Figloo & Fudge are our 3 miniature goats - they maybe small but they can certainly eat!

Always curious & full of fun they are our  eco lawnmowers & keep their park well maintained!
Les Crouquets ~ today's comfort, yesterday's charm
Hens and Guinea Fowl

family friendly holiday cottages dordogne
Dordogne holiday cottages
poppins portrait (600 x 400)
Poppins arrived here in January 2014, a stray cat looking for a new home. She has since presented us with 5 kittens and has stolen the hearts of all our guests who simply adore her! She is always ready to snooze on an empty and willing knee and loves being stroked!

Read more of Poppins' story here:
A Tale of Two Kitties
The New Arrivals
After Biff, our Ouesson sheep, went over the Rainbow Bridge last year, the quest was on to find Susie a new best friend. And here she is ..... Maddie is our Cameroun sheep who loves a tickle and a cuddle and the best thing of all  (for us and her!) is that she doesn't need to be sheared!
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The henhouse is situated at the beginning of the woods and is the original one dating back to nearly 100 years ago!

The hens and guinea fowl keep us well supplied with eggs and add a touch of country charm to Les Crouquets!

Read about some of our hens on our blog .....

Bingo Wings

A Good Year For Caged Hens

4 Days

The Villain Strikes Again