Escape to a beautiful fourteenth century priory to relax and unwind. Enjoy great wines and even better food. Reconnect with family and friends. Let the children play in a private garden, safe, secure and secluded. Recharge and revive your own sense of play over board games, swim under the stars in our outdoor heated pool, or just stop to smell the roses tumbling over the walled gardens surrounding the property. Relaxing in this idyllic rural setting will remind you what great holidays in France are all about.
THE LIVING ROOM
Find a favourite board game, choose a holiday tale from the bookcase, relax and unwind.
Unplug from technology and reconnect with the people you care about most. Curl up on a cosy sofa. On cooler evenings, light a roaring fire in the stone fireplace and bask in the warm ambience, the perfect way to unwind and relax.
KITCHEN & DINING
The Priory kitchen is the heart of the house and comes fully equipped to prepare your own feasts. If you would rather sit back and let someone else do the cooking, our host can rustle up a delicious meal to suit any diet. If you like to cook, we have everything you need. From pots and pans to washing liquid and tea-towels, the kitchen has everything necessary to make the most of the delicious fresh ingredients for which the area is renowned. Just ask our host for advice on where to obtain the freshest local produce in one of the many local markets, some of which are listed here:
Thenezay - Sunday morning Parthenay - Wednesday morning
Thouars - Thursday morning Airvault - Saturday morning
Close the shutters or draw the beautiful silk curtains and shut the world away. Slip between crisp Egyptian cotton sheets. Snuggle beneath a cosy duvet. Sweet dreams are made of this.
Listen for the call of the resident owl as you slip into restful sleep with no more than the twitter of the lark to disturb your slumber when morning comes.
Wash away your worries. Spoil yourself with our beautiful toiletries and feel fresher than a daisy.
With five bathrooms, each equipped with toiletries and generous towels, you’ll never have to wait. A mixture of baths and showers between the floors means you can choose to wallow in comfort or take an invigorating shower.
Cool down on a hot day, or swim beneath the stars. Listen for the hoot of our resident owl. Watch the sun sink beyond the fields and turn the honey coloured walls to rich peach. Enjoy an enchanting moment.
The outdoor heated pool beckons on a summers day. Splash with the children or relax in an armchair with a glass of local wine, hidden from the world by ancient stone walls and manicured hedges. The garden is private, scented by tumbling roses and lavender. Listen to bird song and the gentle buzz of bumble bees as you float on the calm water.