August 2020 Update

The latest news about what's happening at Sweet Nothings


All of our 2020 residential workshops have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Autumn Workshops

We have a series of daily workshops available. We take your health seriously and assure you that the workshops are carried out in a safe environment.

Rent our studio space

Every Tuesday during December, you can use the studio space at Sweet Nothings to get Christmassy with friends and wrap presents, or bring a stitching/knitting project. Mince pies, warm soup and hot drinks available, in front of the open fire! €5 per half day.
Contact us to secure your space


Relax and create at Sweet Nothings Arts and Craft Retreat.  We run residential workshops throughout the year to suit a wide range of different mediums and levels of experience.  Whether working on your own project or learning a new skill under expert guidance, our retreat promises to provide you with an unforgettable holiday in rural France.

Situated on the edge of a small village in South West France, our traditional Charentaise farmhouse is surrounded by vineyards and wooded valleys.

What our guests say

We appreciate your comments, they help us to make your holiday better.

Judith Boag


Charles and I feel honoured and extremely lucky to be part of this beautiful welcoming retreat. The food and accommodation and setting is simply first class, as is the tutor Karen Lane. We hope very much to be able to return here in the future from Australia.

Karen Lane

Lincolnshire, UK

The whole experience of teaching at Sweet Nothings has been fantastic! Nat and Lawrence are wonderful hosts, fabulous cooks and have created a home that is welcoming, tranquil and the perfect base for a creative retreat. I feel sad to be leaving but excited to be coming back next year and doing it all over again!

Ann and Viv


Natalie and Lawrence thank you so much for the excellent food and hospitality. A lovely environment to relax and unwind. A great place to hold a yoga retreat. We will certainly do our very best to spread the word and recommend you. Every good wish for your future life in France.

Fiona Carvell


Wonderfully creative week with my pastel students! Thank you Nat and Lawrence for all your hard work and hospitality. There is so much thought and consideration that goes into everything you do and that is much appreciated. Lovely setting for landscape drawing and painting and Im sure the retreat will continue to develop and grow in the years to come! Great food, good company, see you next time!

Lindsay Oliver


We came here based on the utterly delightful page on Air bnb. What we found was so beyond the charm detailed in the pictures. The open-hearted generosity, kindness and joy that Natalie and Lawrence share with their guests turned our time here into a magical experience.

Gay Morgan

Dorset, UK

Thanks so much for a wonderful holiday. A proper “French” experience with great food and visits, lovely surroundings and good company. Will miss the evenings on the patio with rosé and chat! Loved Angie’s workshop – the creativity, encouragement and inspiration. Everyone’s been so generous.

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