Bearn

Your manor house would comprise six adult bedrooms with bathrooms en suite.   Beds for twenty one people in all including five double bedrooms (one with an extra single bed) and one twin bedroom (which can be a double).  All have bathrooms en suite.  All rooms are decorated with style though one double room has the old peeling wallpaper feel.  There are two single beds on the landing outside this room and there is an extra bedroom with three single beds (these  are ideal for children).  There is also a single bedroom.  All rooms have lovely views, some far reaching to the Pyrenees. There is also a small pigeon house with three children’s beds for adolescents.  You have a beautiful kitchen where you eat breakfast and dinner for small groups.  For large groups you will eat in the dining room which has ample space for twenty plus seated all together.  The drawing room is wonderfully comfortable with a fireplace and cosy sofas.   There is a lovely swimming pool situated with an old stone pigeon house to one side and shower rooms too.  There is also a Jacuzzi and Sauna.

Your Manor House

FOOD & WINE

These weeks will be open for discussion. We do have a top chef on hand to give you a large and wonderful lunch party in that exquisite French way. We suggest that you make your own lunches and use the kitchen. The local markets are there to make the most of and it is fun being together preparing food and wine that you have chosen yourselves. Dinners would normally be cooked by Diana and I with excellent cheeses presented too each night and all with carefully selected wines. One night would take place in our favourite restaurant in Bergerac.

The wines presented will come from the south west of France and from our cellar. It would not include Bordeaux unless there is an express desire to do so. The wines of south west France have tremendous variety and are of extraordinary quality. Some marriages we put together would be Château Richard Coup de Cœur with a Carles Roquefort. The Coup de Cœur was compared by Clive Coates MW to being like 75% Yquem and 25% Climens. That is quite an accolade. Or a nicely bottle-aged Prince Probus from Clos Triguedina with some grilled tender duck breast …