Judith Boag, Australia

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.

(September 2019)

Charles Boag, Australia

As a companion animal, I didn’t expect much but was given the world – delicious food, plenty to see and do, and fine company. Lots of laughs – what more could a companion animal want? As for my fellow canines Stan and Madge – they’re the greatest, as is this place. 5 Stars!

(September 2019)

Lindsay Oliver IA, USA

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.

(September 2019)

Vicky Steadman, UK

Thank you for making us so welcome in your beautiful home. Already missing you – looking forward to beading here again next year.

(September 2019)

Susanna Heath, UK

Had the loveliest time at Sweet Nothings pastel retreat. Natalie and Lawrence are super hosts. Nothing was too much trouble. I have food intolerances and ate very well. The food was fantastic. This is my first retreat and the ambience, atmosphere, food on demand and tuition from Fiona has created a place where I could concentrate on my art and progress. Thank you Natalie and Lawrence.

(August 2019)

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!

(September 2019)

Catherine Nichols, Vancouver BC Canada

Such a beautiful place and wonderful hosts, many, many thanks for your gracious hospitality.

(August 2019)

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.

(August 2019)

Judith Hill, UK

Another wonderfully creative and enjoyable week eco printing, dyeing and relishing the wonderful cuisine amidst the very best of company. Thank you Natalie and Lawrence for looking after us so well and Edwina as always for your guidance and support. Can’t wait to return!

(August 2019)

Lynne Williams UK

Just spent a delightful 6 days at Sweet Nothings. Eco printing and indigo dyeing to my hearts content – with Edwina Mackinnon’s friendly encouragement and instruction. Natalie and Lawrence’s exceptional hospitality, amazing cuisine and shared local knowledge created the most wonderful break. Just Perfect!

(August 2019)

Fiona, UK

Thank you Natalie, Lawrence and Stan for an amazing week! It has been wonderful to be part of your dream. Your generous hospitality, delicious food and lovely company has all been exceptional. Edwina’s course – Eco printing and Indigo Dyeing – was so inspirational and I came away with lots of ideas. I very much look forward to returning and watching your adventure develop.

(August 2019)

Ann and Viv, UK

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.

(August 2019)

David Black, Newcastle UK

So it’s been great – peace, rest, sleep, food, views, wine. Intellectual, thought provoking, comfort, animals, insightful, companionable. Thanks to all.

(August 2019)

Jade and Toby Gale, Wappenham, UK

Very relaxing experience! Nat and Lawrence are very welcoming and made it feel like home. Nothing is too much trouble and helpful in finding activities to do in the area. House and garden full of rustic character. Our room was lovely, clean and comfortable. We will be back next year for sure! We LOVE Stan!

(August 2019)

Rita,Midlands UK

I have had the most wonderful week with Nat and Lawrence. The hospitality has been great and fun. I wish you all the success you both deserve as you both work so hard. Now to the most important person, STAN THE MAN, he has been such a nice little chap and I wish I could take him home with me. Thanks so much for making the week truly great.

(August 2019)

Edwina Mackinnon, Midlands UK

What a great week! Thank you Nat and Lawrence for making us all so welcome. From the minute we were picked up at the airport we have had fun, fantastic food and amazing hospitality. Nothing is too much trouble. The studio and dyeing rooms are perfect for running workshops and with such a well filled and varied garden we had fun exploring and experimenting with the vegetation! I’m looking forward to my return visit in Autumn to soak up more of this wonderful, friendly atmosphere.

(August 2019)

Jill, UK

A week here is not enough, the welcome we have had here is really tremendous, fab food, wonderful location and creative atmosphere, what more do you need? Can’t wait to return sometime in the future!

(August 2019)

Fiona Carvell, Unison Colour Artist, UK

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!

(August 2019)

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.

(May 2018)

Sarah Hood, UK

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.

(May 2018)

Fiona Barron, UK

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.

(May 2018)

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.

(May 2018)

Anne Mudge, Northants, UK

Natalie and Lawrence are the most perfect hosts. I was so grateful to them for their help with my medical emergency. This has been a perfect trip with great food, comfy beds and the most relaxing of surroundings. The trips out that Natalie took us on were lovely and very interesting. I have enjoyed every minute, even with very sore eyes, and will definitely return. Thank you, Nat and Lawrence, you are perfect hosts.

(May 2018)

Janet Nicholls, UK

Thank you Natalie and Lawrence for a lovely fantastic weekend. It has been so relaxing, 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.

(May 2018)

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