Provence Wine Education Course and Country Retreat
Not just a wine tour and not just a wine education course, this is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the joys of Provence and learn all you wanted to know about wine at the same time. Sublime country living in an wonderfully renovated 18th century farmhouse, poolside apertifs, wonderful food and companionship for 7 days while Nathalie hosts and conducts the wine course over 5 mornings.
Afternoons will be free for exploring the beauty of Provence in summer as well as a few organised excursions to local wineries and restaurants to sample the best Provence has to offer. What better way to put your newly acquired wine knowledge into practise?
The theme of this wine retreat is to of course learn about wine but we want it to be more than that. It will be a chance to live the dream of a week in Provence, immersing yourself in the fabled culture and countryside. A relaxed informal country house atmosphere, casual al fresco meals, good wine and good conversation, casual excursions to meet, eat and drink with the locals. The chance to do as little or as much as you want. Come and join us.
La Ferme du Bon Dieu
Welcome to your Provencal home for a special week and we hope you will relax and enjoy the serenity of this special place. You may be wondering where the name of this 17th century farmhouse originated from? The name “La Ferme du Bon Dieu“ actually means the farm of the Good God, or the Good Man. It was the home of a spiritual healer and the people of the area used to come to this place to be blessed and to be healed. Hence the name!
The farmhouse still retains that recuperative , positive sense …and we hope you feel it too during your stay. It’s a peaceful place of wellbeing and restoration of the soul.
The Farmhouse and Surrounds
La Ferme du Bon Dieu - a beautifully restored 18th Century Provencal farmhouse, set within its own private gardens filled with ancient olive trees, lavender, wisteria and hydrangea. In short; it is the most romantic of Provencal properties.
La Ferme du Bon Dieu has 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms so guests enjoy the use of their own bathroom. There are wonderful common areas full of rustic charm. The property has been luxuriously renovated by owner Sioned Reece-Thomas with finesse and delightful attention to detail. Can you picture yourself in the outdoor rooms taking in the scent of lilac and lavendar? You can't help but be charmed by La Ferme du Bon Dieu.
Nestled in nearly 3 hectares of land with landscaped gardens featuring a vineyard, olive trees, fountains, courtyards and terraces, outdoor heated pool, and full size tennis court. This stunningly landscaped and beautifully appointed farmhouse boasts sunny terraces and courtyards decorated with roses and hydrangea. The upper terrace with outdoor heated pool and pool house, provides amazing views over the Luberon, gardens and vineyard. You can even walk straight from the house through the property's own vineyard and directly into The Luberon.
The interior retains the original authenticity and charm of the old farmhouse at the same time incorporating up to date technology. Room layout has been designed to allow sunshine to flood into the whole house with furnishings of the highest specification including a grand piano, a library and a lovely views of the garden and Luberon from the reception room. Cinema lovers will enjoy the special Cinema Room with superb quality sound system.
The property is five minutes from the medieval hilltop villages of Menerbes and Oppede. It's just ten minutes from the larger town of Coustellet for supermarkets, banks and fresh groceries.The larger town of L'isle Sur La Sorgue, the antiques capital of the south of France and the famous Sunday brocante markets are just twenty minutes drive away. The nearest city is Avignon which is forty minutes away with the closest airport in Marseilles, one hour away.
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