About Us

We had been holidaying in France with our family over the last thirty years and it was always a dream to live here and provide the perfect retreat for other people to enjoy. We had been coming to the Aude/Ariege region for over ten years and when the opportunity came up to buy in this special place we just jumped at it. We believe we have the right experience to make it a truly memorable stay. Duncan loves to cook and can provide gourmet meals on request, his fish pie is sublime!

We both ran businesses in the UK, I was in IT training and Duncan in the construction industry but the icing on the cake was having our gap year just a few years ago; we spent a great season as chalet hosts in the French Alps after training at Orchard Cookery School.  Our children have both flown the nest and we are grandparents with our first grandson.