Welcome to Retreat to the Farm
AN INTIMATE RETREAT VENUE IN THE HEART OF THE FRENCH LOIRE
We have a beautiful 14th-century farmhouse in the Loire Valley, where during your stay you will wake each morning to the nature that surrounds this mediaeval site, and immerse yourself in the peace and tranquility. This family farmhouse has been lovingly restored over the past 30 years into a place full of vitality. It has now evolved into a space for intimate retreats, and has become a special place to explore, unwind and create..
The 700 year old farmhouse was bought by my family over 30 years ago, and has been lovingly restored since then. In total there are four converted barns which can sleep up to around 15 guests. There is also a brand new canvas stretch tent in the garden which makes for an amazing outdoor practice space, a yurt on site which is often used as a meditation/ healing space, or it can double up as a luxurious double bedroom under the stars.
There is approximately an acre of garden space spread around the farm, with hammocks hidden amongst the fruit orchard. 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.
As of this year we also now have a wood burning sauna!
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. 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, 6 Route du Rivau, Lémeré le Coudray, 37120 Richelieu, France.
We are approximately a 4 hour drive south of Le Havre, and 6 hours from Calais.