L’Orangerie: History,
Luxury and Privacy

A perfect retreat from the bustle of modern life

Whether you’re enjoying a spectacular sunrise and coffee by our heated pool or taking in the view of the magnificent Chateau, L’Orangerie is the perfect retreat from busy modern life.

The villa’s pale walls and stripped floors combine a calm aesthetic with mid-century furniture, French antiques, curated artwork and boutique luxury.

Six ensuite bedrooms, with stunning views over the Dropt Valley, provide sound sleep and a spectacular start to your day.  Roomy interiors and a choice of terraces (and kitchens!) provide plenty of space  for you to read, practice or chill out in peace.

Our retreats for Autumn 2022 pair Nicolle Croft’s wine expertise with a choice of two celebrity chefs, offering a unique taste of French food and insider tours of Bordeaux’s wine regions.  Our Yoga and Floral retreat is designed to relax and inspire you, with professional teachers from both disciplines.

Alan Coxon:
Bordeaux Food & Wine Retreat

A rare opportunity to enjoy the finest food prepared by one of gastronomy’s most celebrated chefs.

Hosted by wine expert Nicolle Croft and award-winning chef Alan Coxon, this retreat combines gastronomical expertise and local insider knowledge to provide you with an unforgettable experience of the region’s finest food and wines.

Enjoy dishes perfected for five-star hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants, created with local seasonal produce, including two specially-created pairing menus. Alan will share tips from a career spanning four decades as a leading chef, culinary jurist and consultant, and from his role as Ambassador 

Nicolle will guide you on two tours, exploring both of  Bordeaux’s principal wine regions; the Right Bank Saint Emilion/Pomerol and the Left Bank Pessac Leognan, Graves and Sauternes, where you will visit some of the most prestigious properties as well as key small producers. She will introduce you to the winemakers onsite, giving you an inside perspective on one of the world’s most famous wine regions.

Dates: Sun 11 – Fri 16 September 2022

Kala Yoga
and Borrowed Light

Combining a programme of daily yoga, meditation and nutritious cuisine with an intensive floristry course

Immerse yourself in the world of floristry with expert guidance from floral designers Sarah Purchase and Claudia  van Rensburgof of Borrowed Light Floral Studio.

Learn how to handle and care for your flowers, forage for foliage from the grounds of the chateau and work with a wide selection of stunning blooms.

Kala Yoga’s daily schedule of classes include morning Vinyasa practice to refresh and invigorate, and evening Yin yoga to unwind and release tension, creating space in both body and mind.

Classes are taught by Kala Founder Pippa Andre. All the yoga classes are optional and suited to all levels.

Dates: Sun 18th – Friday 23rd September 2022

Dan Lee: Bordeaux Food & Wine Retreat

Discover Bordeaux’s wine secrets and feast on French fusion cuisine prepared by a Masterchef

Masterchef Professional Champion 2021 Dan Lee trained in France and is known for his uniquely-styled South-East Asian and European fusion menus, which he will prepare using the freshest locally-sourced ingredients. 

Nicolle Croft will partner with Dan to create wine-pairing menus for two spectacular meals featuring his cuisine and the finest local wines.

She will also lead two wine tours, providing professional insight into Bordeaux wine-making while you explore the Right Bank Saint Emilion/Pomerol and the Left Bank Pessac Leognan, Graves and Sauternes, visiting its major properties and small producers. 

Dates: Sun 9 – Fri 14 October 2022

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