L’Orangerie: History,
Luxury and Privacy

A perfect retreat from the bustle of modern life

Whether you’re having coffee by the pool and watching the sunrise over the valley 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.  Its roomy interiors and choice of terraces (and kitchens!) provide plenty of space  for you to read, practice or chill out in peace.

We’re offering three retreats for Autumn 2020, offering expert fitness, yoga and floral tuition, accompanied by nutritious, delicious meals prepared by favourite London chefs.

Hiit Yoga
with Fabrice Tyack

and world-class nutrition by Oat Kitchen

Inventive, intensive and creative, former French Hip-Hop champion Fabrice Tyack combines high-intensity training and yoga to promote optimum physical and mental well-being for students looking to increase flexibility, strength and overall fitness.

This five-day retreat complements Fabrice’s daily yoga sessions with Oat Kitchen’s world-class menu of nutritious dishes inspired by pan-Asian and European cuisine, as well as the opportunity to consult expert nutritionists.

If you’re looking to deepen your own yoga practice or try a new, dynamic and exhilarating style of yoga with an internationally-renowned teacher, this retreat is for you.

Dates: Sunday 20 – Friday 25 September 2020
from €1350 per person

Floristry
with Borrowed Light

and fine dining by Oat Kitchen

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.

Enjoy fresh, local seasonal produce prepared by Oat Kitchen, renowned for their plant-based menus that use Ayurvedic principles to enhance their dishes’ nutritional content and promote wellbeing.

Be inspired by L’Orangerie’s relaxed, luxurious environment,  historical grandeur and pastoral beauty, and enjoy Sarah and Claudia’s friendly and expert tuition.

Dates: Sunday 4 – Friday 9 October 2020
from £1,000 per person

Transformational Fitness
with Mukund Vekant

and fine food from Lighthaus Café, London

Mukund Venkat is a lifestyle coach, athlete, kick-boxer, celebrity trainer and award-winning bodybuilder.  He has a huge following and has transformed people’s physiques and lives around the world.

Passionate about helping people achieve a more mentally and physically balanced lifestyle, Mukund joins L’Orangerie and Lighthaus Cafe’s Jen Weiss to develop a unique luxury fitness retreat for people who want the perfect balance of a luxury holiday, healthy fine food and fitness classes.

Whether your goal is to relax whilst maintaining or fine-tuning your fitness routine, or to start building a more balanced life, Mukund and Jen have got your retreat covered!

Dates: Sunday 13 – Friday 18 September 2020
from £1,000 per person

Oat Kitchen: Eat well, keep well

Seasonal, sustainable, plant-based nutrition

Oat Kitchen uses seasonal produce, and sources organic, local ingredients wherever possible, creating nutritious, delicious meals that maintain your energy levels throughout the day and form an intrinsic part of your retreat.

Sharing their love of plant-based food — and their recipes — Oat Kitchen inspires guests to expand their culinary skills on their return home, and offer private and group cooking classes, by arrangement, during retreats.

For Autumn 2020, Oat Kitchen are providing menus for our Borrowed Light Floral and Fabrice Tyack Hiit Yoga retreats.

Lighthaus Café:
London Chic in Southwest France

Lighthaus Cafe’s Jen Weiss’s menus for Mukund’s retreat bring her East London café, where the capital’s most demanding critics drop by for her famous brunches, to L’Orangerie’s kitchens.

Her healthy, nutritionally balanced dishes are prepared with fresh local ingredients from Duras’s market, providing plenty of energy to sustain you through Mukund’s workouts, with a menu that brings the world’s finest cuisine to your plate.

Enjoy the best of London’s contemporary fusion cuisine next to our pool in the morning or overlooking  Chateau Duras, with its spectacular nighttime illuminations, from our terrace.

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