Prices and Available Dates - 2017
non-painting/photography spouse/partners are eligible for a 30% discount
( Note there is no single occupancy supplement )
All prices include seven nights accommodation in your own en-suite room, transfers from and to airports or train stations (see Terms and Conditions), breakfast, picnic lunch, evening meal, and teas, coffees, beer, aperitifs and  wine taken 'chez nous'
Wine and beer and coffee with dinner away from the house is not included in our pricing. However very drinkable wine here is exceptional value and so, unless you're a 'Fine Wine' aficionado, we find that even the 'happiest' diner will normally be paying only 15-25 euros for his or her wine for the whole week!
Most evenings we will take you to a different restaurant in the area so that you can experience a variety of local 'ambience'. **
One or two evenings during the week you may dine "Chez Nous" (Jill is an excellent cook).
And on one very special evening, dinner is cooked and served in the home of one of the most respected chefs in the area, Yvette Pompele (or "Vétou" to all who know her) **
An expert in the cuisine of southwest France, Vétou was featured in Episode 3 of  Rick Stein's television series 'A French Odyssey' which was broadcast by the BBC in the UK.
In his Times newspaper feature on the subject of his series, Stein said
"There are restaurants beside the canal, too - not as many as you’d think, but one in particular stands out, in Lagruere, with a lively cook called Vétou. She cooked a beautiful magret de canard for us, with a really good red-wine sauce made from a Côtes du Marmandais, from the Cave Co-opérative de Cocument"
Vétou has since retired from La Halte Nautique but we are delighted that she has agreed to act as your chef for one of the nights you're with us. Indeed it will be the very meal that Vétou cooked for Rick Stein that she will be cooking for you!
** Notes:
Vétou's availability is always subject to her own personal and domestic  circumstances. Restaurant visits depend on restaurant availability and numbers of guests present. Lunches are not included for non-participating guests (details at the foot of this section)
All prices quoted are PER PERSON
Flights are not included

Our holidays are for one week
Arrival and departure is on a Saturday
British-based guests are requested to pay us in British pounds (GBP) by direct payment to our UK bank from your local bank branch, or online via Internet  banking
Guests living in any other country are requested to pay us in Euros. You can pay us securely and conveniently in Euros via PayPal
   A green week means,
"We have two or more rooms available"
   A red week means, "No availability, sorry"
   Orange means
"There's only one room left - better hurry!"
June 10th
£925 €1235
June 18th £925 €1235
June 24th
Advanced Photo Week
for painters

£1025 for photographers

for painters

€1375 for photographers
July 2nd £925 €1235
July 8th
Tour de France passes by
£925 €1235
July 16th £925 €1235
July 22nd
Advanced Photo Week
for painters

£1025 for photographers
for painters

€1375 for photographers
July 30th £925 €1235
August 6th £925 €1235
August 13th £925 €1235
August 20th £925 €1235
August 27th £925 €1235
September 2nd £880
September 10th £925 €1235
September 16th
Photo Week

Just one photo
place left
for painters

£1025 for photographers
for painters

€1375 for photographers
Spouse/Partners wishing to "do their own thing" and  not wishing to participate in any sessions are eligible for a 30% discount. Lunches for "non-participating" guests are not included but meals may be had at the local Halte Nautique on the banks of the canal just a few minutes walk from the house. Or, if we are lunching "Chez Nous" a supplemental charge of  8 euros will be payable. Alternatively a superb picnic lunch can be supplied at a cost of only 8 euros (if ordered the day before).
Children under 16 may share parents' rooms at a 50% discount. Please ring us to discuss your requirements.  (Note: Only one discount may be applied)
Some rooms can be converted from double to twin by the addition of a single bed at no extra cost if preferred
Group rates are available (maximum 8 persons). Contact us for details

Since 2005
Great Holidays