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.

We have an exciting calendar of workshops ready for you for 2018 & 2019 and with a maximum of only 6 student places on each, you simply can’t afford to delay your booking.

What our guests say

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

Becky McNevin

Daventry, UK

Thank you Nat and Lawrence for welcoming us into your idyllic French Retreat, we all felt so at home from the moment we arrived. An amazing break with excellent food and the warmest hospitality. Airport transfers and trips out were the icing on the cake. Wishing you the success you very much deserve in this new venture, thank you again.

Anne Mudge

Northants, UK

"Stayed here with friends for 3 nights and had the most amazing relaxing break in the French countryside. The hosts Natalie and Lawrence Sweet make you feel so welcome you feel like you have known them for years. The food is very good and the beds are really comfortable. Visited some lovely places courtesy of Natalie who kindly acted as our tour guide. Would definitely visit again."

Sarah Hood


Becky’s 50th!!! What a fantastic weekend experience we have had, I came out a day later than everyone else but felt chilled and relaxed as soon as I got here.
Food has been amazing, and the house and gardens are perfect, very “Darling Buds of May”. Looking forward to returning in the future. Great trips out with Nat, stunning environment.

Fiona Barron


Nat and Lawrence rose to every challenge we gave them! Very relaxing, comfy beds, fantastic hospitality. Very typically French! First class. Can’t wait to have a revisit.

Helen Barns

Northants, UK

This has been just the perfect weekend. Wonderful hosts who have made us feel relaxed and at home – nothing has been too much trouble to make us feel welcome. Thank you Nat, Lawrence and of course, Stan!
Ps Fab evening with the record collection and amazing food. Good luck with your new venture.

Janet Nicholls


Thank you Natalie and Lawrence for a lovely fantastic weekend. It has been o relaing, you both are the “perfect hosts” with nothing too much trouble. Food and comfort is “Top notch”. The bed just cuddled me which was amazing. Lawrence, your record collection is second to none + would recommend anyone to look through. Thank you to you both and every success to this brilliant place.

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