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 30 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 700 year old farmhouse was bought by my family 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 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.
Upcoming courses for 2020:
20-27th June: Recharge and Unwind
4-7th July: Breakthrough into Zen
21st-27th July: Week long summer Yoga
3rd - 8th Sept: Reconnect, Rewild, Restore
12-17th Sept: Yoga and Mindfulness Breathing Space
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. A new addition this year is a cob pizza oven, which has become a bit of a game changer!
All meals are vegetarian or vegan. 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. 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.