A relaxed friendly hands-on cooking holiday in the Dordogne, France
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A Gift for Father's Day

A great Fathers Day gift idea - a cookery course in the Dordogne, France.

If you are struggling to come up with a Fathers Day gift idea, why not give your Dad a really special gift for Fathers Day - a five day/five night cookery course here in the heart of the Dordogne, SW France. 

Teach an old dog new tricks and give your Dad (or your husband, even) a little taste of what your Mum (or you) probably goes through every day - thinking up the next meal, buying ingredients, cooking the family dinner with one hand while shuffling chips around with the other.  Washing up!

Send him on our relaxed and friendly hands-on Fathers Day cookery course.

From dreaming up a suitable menu, to strolling around Sarlat market buying fresh local produce, returning to calmly and steadily prepare those ingredients and cook them for our lunch, guided and aided by the chef.  

Then, have a rest, stretch out in the shade and (probably) doze off.

It's not all food and cooking...

There will also be plenty of time to have a look around the area and do a bit of sight-seeing too, as well as reading that novel he's been meaning to get stuck into.   Why, he could actually finish that blasted crossword!

With its mild climate and beautiful rolling scenery, quiet roads and sleepy corners, the Dordogne is a very lovely and tranquil place in which to enjoy a Fathers Day gift.

The venue...

Comfortable centrally-heated accommodation is in our magnificent and spacious converted barn. The four large en suite bedrooms can be made into either twins or doubles and all open independently onto the sunny courtyard. The impressive kitchen and lounge area are upstairs under the stupendous vaulted ceiling.

So, how much would a Fathers Day gift like this cost?

Cost of your Fathers Day gift
(all prices include VAT at just 5.5%)
How to pay 
Terms and Conditions
All inclusive Five Day/Five Night residential cooking holiday
(per person, based on two people sharing a room):

One, Two, Three & Four-Day multi-day courses
(Per person, per day.  Additional B&B accommodation available on request. Evening meal €17 per day - eat what you cook!):

Non-cooking friend or partner
(Five day/five night - lunch @ €12 & dinner @ €17 per person per day):

B&B accommodation
(1/2/3 Day courses - at venue or local B&B. Per person, per night):

Return rail transfers (Per person. Agreed times only - see below. Email us prior to booking tickets):

Single occupancy supplement (5 day/5 night) for an exclusive en-suite room all to yourself (waived when sharing):

Cooking & Painting holiday
(Five day/Five night residential.  Day courses from €130):

We pick you up in our own seven-seater vehicle each Monday afternoon and drop you off the following Saturday morning. Destinations include Limoges airport, and Brive la Gaillarde and Sarlat train stations (see details of our airport and rail transfers).

If you want a transfer at another time or on another day, please EMAIL US or Tel: 0033 (0)553 302405 in order to discuss the possibilities.

Transfers are conducted on a first come first served basis. Detailed dates and times are to be agreed with us prior to booking your travel arrangements, so please do not book tickets until you've agreed them with us.

Accommodation is normally on-site, but, under exceptional circumstances, 1 & 2 day guests may be accommodated at a very pleasant nearby B&B 5km away.

The optimum number of participants on a course is six, but sometimes we have fewer than that and have occasionally taken up to ten.

The itinerary may be subject to change according to the seasons and local weather and is variable in order to take advantage of regional festivals and holidays.

Because of the proliferation of cheap flights and ferry discounts we will leave return travel to France for you to arrange. Non-participating partners of cooking holiday guests, and non-residents, are most welcome. Prices are per person for five nights on a five day course from 4pm Monday to 10am the following Saturday.














































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5 Day/5 Night Cooking Courses Include:

  • Expert hands-on tuition with British chef

  • All courses conducted in English

  • All cooking ingredients, equipment and aprons

  • A continental breakfast each day

  • Lunch each day

  • Dinner
    (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday)

  • Tea, coffee and wine

  • An evening meal on the day of your arrival

  • En suite centrally-heated accommodation

  • Recipe pack containing all the dishes cooked during your stay

  • Entrance fees to places visited

  • Private and secluded pool

  • Internet and Email

  • Want to be sure? Read our great testimonials

    Some of the things you'll be doing on the cooking course:

    Learn how to cook pastries, breads and soups

    Select and prepare the best fish and shellfish

    Butcher common joints of meat

    Cook classic French and Italian sauces

    Construct modern dressings

    Master the art of stylish contemporary food presentation