After painting,  relax with a glass of wine in the privacy of the tranquil gardens or swimming pool. Gaze down upon the fields of sunflowers, working farms, hilltop villages and the distant Pyrenees. Enjoy the local wildlife with soaring buzzards, golden orioles, hoopoes and mischievous hares. Borrow our bikes and ease into a gentle cycle in the sun, stopping at small village cafes to sample the favourite French pastime of unhurried coffee, chat and relaxation.

Enjoy the calm of the Lauragais countryside in  peaceful rooms with cool whitewashed walls and savour the nocturnal rendition of nightingales, owls and cicadas.

We offer five rooms, double or twin beds each with own bathroom. There is a dedicated guest lounge and a kitchen to prepare early morning coffee. There are two shaded terraces with far-reaching views of the valley.

If you wish to smoke, we have seats around the garden, where you are more than welcome to relax in the shade. 



Great food is a MUST on your holiday and you will have the chance to experience wonderful regional and mediterranian dishes with good local wine. Your chef, Suzie, has a wealth of experience as a professional chef where she worked in some of the UK’s top restaurants and hotels, including the Sharrow Bay. She now runs a cookery school and will gladly share her expertise with non-painters, who may wish to spend a morning picking up tips in the kitchen.

Each day will begin with  breakfast served on the terrace, offering fresh fruit, croissant, cereal, crusty bread, delicious local honey, yoghurts and home made preserves.

Lunch is included on a couple of days of your holiday, and on other days, when you are out painting in local villages, you'll need some change for lunch which could be a sandwich or quiche from a Boulangerie or a salad or "plat du jour" from a local cafe.

At the end of the day, drinks and canapés will be served on the terrace overlooking the Pyrenees on five evenings, followed by dinner, coffee, liqueur and petit four.  A light salad buffet will be served on the other two evenings.

A vegetarian option will always be available and it may be possible to avoid a minor ingredient such as mushrooms, goat's cheese or garlic.  Please contact us before booking if you have particular dietary requirements.


Sample Food Menus

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