“Live the French lifestyle for a week or two in this charming house” We can not speak highly enough about this house and the surrounding area. From the minute you arrive you know the house is a winner. It is beautiful. If you have ever dreamed about owning a gite in the heart of beautiful France this would be it!
The owners were really nice. Friendly, helpful and unobtrusive. When you wake in the morning the first 'job' of the day is a gently stroll up the road to the local boulangerie for the fresh croissants. Most mornings they were so fresh that they were still in the oven. A cup of coffee while you wait for them and then home to a real French breakfast on the terrace.
The beds were wonderful. This was a big plus for us as we usually end up with the mattresses on the floor. The bedrooms were large and roomy and beautifully decorated. The attic conversion is amazing and a great hide out for kids except the garden and pool beckons.... As for the kitchen. If you are a cook you will be in heaven. Even down to the fresh herbs in the garden.
Loads to do in the surrounding area. All the locals were amazingly friendly. There was a smallish water park with slides within half an hours drive from the house. Great for an afternoons swim. Bikes are a definite. Great quiet roads for cycling - 1km or 50km. Also most towns you pass through have a cafe. This is not often the case in France any more!
Finally - if you like wine - go to Monluc at the beginning of the holiday. Forget about walking you need to take the car. Remember the second fridge in the house when you are buying the wonderful wine but also remember you are only on holiday.
Overall we had a wonderful, restful, relaxing holiday and would be back in the morning if we could.
Lamarque - secluded and romantic 18th-century manor house
A haven set amid the Gasgon countryside. Highly recommend!
Very comfortable property set amid the gently rolling fields of Gascony. Fully outfitted with private, natural stone walled pool & beautiful mature garden. Explored the region by bike and car - great food & wine en route! Loved sampling the armagnac! Plenty to do on-site (read, swim, play boules, croquet, badminton & favorite board games!). Gracious hosts Mark & Amy welcoming and attentive to any needs. Perfect vacation! …
Come and get away from it all and re-charge your batteries
An idyllic spot, deep in the heart of French countryside. Come and unwind, indulge in good weather, fine wine and food. The house offers home from home comfort and the owner has certainly thought of everything to make your stay enjoyable. The house is furnished to a high standard and is well looked after. The standard of cleanliness is high and much thought has been given to ensure guests are made to feel welcome. The written guide provided offers comprehensive information, leaving no question unanswered.
The terrace and gardens surrounding the pool are well kept and inviting. If you need some peace and relaxation, this is the place for you. …
La Salle Painting Holiday Retreat 32310
Sublime relaxation with warm hospitality and plenty of culture
I attended the painting holiday as a non-painting guest and had as much pleasure as the other painters on the course. The teaching was relaxed and fruitful - I was amazed by the results of the painters in just a few days.... they seemed to create beauty on their page every day - even though some people thought they were bad painters!
La Salle is beautiful place to while away the hours walking, reading, swimming and eating. The surrounding areas are fantastic to visit - there are abundant places for food markets and gifts, great views and of course superb chateaus. The local wine is almost too drinkable! There's so much to see and do, we wanted to stay longer and will certainly be returning again next year. The group we spent time with were happy and friendly, up for a giggle and our warm evening meals shared outside together will always be happy memories. I think the calm yet sophisticated homely feeling of La Salle helps to bond groups on a course like this and adopt the European relaxed lifestyle. Everyone got on really well and we want to all re-convene next year.
I can't speak more highly of La Salle, the course or Terry and Jill.
You will not be disappointed if you come here for a holiday. It's truly sublime. …