A huge thanks to all of those who came out this year for retreats in 2018!
Welcome to The Farm, a beautiful 14th-century farmhouse in the Loire Valley. Wake each morning to the nature that surrounds this mediaeval site, and immerse yourself in the peace and tranquility.
An ancient family farmhouse lovingly restored over the past 25 years into a place full of vitality. It has now evolved into a space for intimate retreats, a special place to explore, unwind and create.
The photo shows the main house, with another two converted barns nearby, all connected by a central courtyard. In total there are four spacious double bedrooms, a twin bedroom, and one barn with three single beds. We can happily accommodate around ten people. There is also a yurt on site which can be used for retreat purposes such as a meditation space, or it can double up as a luxurious double bedroom under the stars.
There are several garden spaces spread throughout the property including a fruit orchard, which amounts to around an acre of space. There is also a private 16m heated swimming pool, a games room with pool and table tennis tables, so plenty of room to relax in and have fun!
wifi is also available
Courses hosted so far include Art and sculpture as well as Zen meditation
and Yoga. All of which have had a healthy balance of learning, relaxation, and time to explore the nearby surroundings.
Please visit the subsequent pages to see upcoming courses.
The creative atmosphere and encouragement from the group really made the trip very special, the food was plentiful and tasty and the setting is just magical - it is impossible not to fall in love with the place!
All of the food throughout your stay is lovingly prepared on site, with fresh ingredients and locally sourced wherever possible. In some cases salad comes straight from the garden!
All meals are vegetarian, and delicious. Please get in touch if you have any allergies or dietary requirements before signing up.
So glad to be a part of the beginning of this endevour. I have been well and truly nourished and am leaving feeling open, grounded, and commited to what's next.
The Farm is situated in the picturesque Loire Valley, in between two historic mediaeval towns; Chinon, and Richelieu. If arriving by air, the nearest airports are Tours and Poitiers, which are just under an hour away ( I can arrange collection and drop-off as an additional extra). Trains also go to Tours, where you can change and get another train to Chinon which is nearby. Please check on the retreat pages for info regarding which airport to fly to as they differ. If you are driving please see the address below:
La Guimarderie, Lémeré, 37120, France.
We are approximately a 4 hour drive south of Le Havre, and 6 hours from Calais.
If you would like picking up and dropping off at Tours airport then collection can be arranged for 20 euros per person for the return journey.