The Retreat Experience

vine leafWe (Nat and Lawrence) are delighted to offer our guests a six-day retreat where you will become part of the creative family living in our farmhouse.  We offer full board and airport transfers for everyone.

If you have a workshop booked, you will receive the equivalent of three days teaching.  There is a maximum of 6 pupils per teacher meaning that you have plenty of one to one tuition.


Stanley is always happy to meet new guests!

As we are keen for our guests to experience the lifestyle and culture of the region, we will be providing two outings during the week.  Typically, this would be a visit to a local market such as Riberac, plus a visit to a village or town of interest, for example Aubeterre Sur Dronne or Saint Emillion.

This area of France is particularly well known for its gastronomy; being keen “foodies” we will cook three meals a day plus snacks in our kitchen all sourced from high quality ingredients.  Wherever possible the ingredients are from local producers, some of them will have come from our own vegetable patch, orchard or animals!  For a sample menu, click here.  If you have any special dietary requirements you let us know 30 days in advance so that we can cater for your needs.

There is plenty of space (two acres) for you to enjoy when not in class.  Relax by the pool with a glass of wine overlooking the valley, or enjoy the shade of our mature orchard (we might even let you pick a peach, kiwi or fig!).

Sweet Nothings orchard and entrance

Our orchard and entrance

The reading area has a well-stocked library full of beautiful art books and novels, or if you have an ear for music, there is an extensive collection of vinyl and CDs for you to enjoy!

Finally, if you want to explore, you can always borrow a bike – or Stan (our terrier) is always ready for a walk in the neighbouring woods!

Read Our Story to find out how it all started.

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