Garden Spaces & Facilities
Located on the outskirts of a charming old village with it’s ancient abbey and listed monument tower, our garden sits proudly surrounded by trickling streams close to the banks of the river Charente.
We have been careful to retain the original features of our old water wood mill. Built solidly out of local stone and oak, its hugely thick walls protect against the heat of high summer, keeping the interiors cool. All rooms in the house have cherry oak floors with many featuring exposed beams, original stone-work or fireplaces.
All of our bedrooms are simply, yet stylishly furnished with quality beds, mattresses and linen. All rooms are shared but are well proportioned to allow for privacy and quiet.
We have a large guest studio at the garden level to the house with its own entrance and access to a kitchen. It’s usually for four but just two guests share during retreats. It features a large double plus sumptuous single daybed.
Our largest room – the Garden Room is a spacious, totally separate lodging for four – but for retreats we house two or three (if three friends book together) guests in here. It also has its own kitchen, bathroom and dining facility.
Finally we have a separate garden gite which sleeps up to eight people. For retreats we only house up to six guests in here over two levels. There is a private sleeping snug with a double bed, a twin-bed room, plus a large Grenier with 2 doubles and a single bed, nestling under the exposed beams.
The guest studio in the main house has en-suite facilities and its own dining room. The Wood Store has one shower room/ WC and the Garden Cottage has two shower rooms/ two WCs. There is an additional shower room/ WC with washing machine in our garden café too.
In Each Room:
In each room you will find:
- Super soft towels
- A hairdryer
- A pool towel each
- Organic and eco-friendly handwash / bodywash. These are presented in large bottles designed to be refilled.
Also available on request:
- UK travel adapter plug (for a 10€ returnable deposit)
- Hot water bottle
Hubs and Huddles
The hub of the house is our garden café space. Here you can help yourself to a wide selection of teas and infusions, coffee, water and juice whenever you want. All meals from the buffet breakfast to our evening re-fuel is served here – and you can relax during down time here as you wish. If it’s chilly there is also a log-burner to warm our toes – plus several blankets for extra snug. Here you can also hear yoga beats and chilled-out reggae tunes allowing the mind to drift away.
You have free-range of the garden with it’s many secluded areas, as well as the yoga yurt, the pond and bamboo meditation garden, and feel free to use the garden yoga hangar as you wish. You can laze idly around the pool on the sun deck – or just relax in blissful sleep in one of the many hammocks.