A relaxed friendly hands-on cooking holiday in the Dordogne, France
T: 0033 (0)553 302405             M: 0033 (0)622 655789             Bombel, 24290, St Amand de Coly, Dordogne, France              Google Maps

The Accommodation

Bombel panorama of courtyard
See one of the contemporary en suite rooms in the Sechoir See one of the 'rustic' en suite rooms in the Barn The kitchen The lounge INTERACTIVE IMAGE
Mousse over areas of the buildings in the photo above, then click to see images of the interiors.

You will be staying in your own comfortable and spacious centrally-heated en-suite accommodation...

Your cooking holiday is based in our magnificent recently converted stone barn set in the beautiful rolling countryside of the Dordogne, between the ancient honey-coloured market towns of Sarlat and Montignac.

The area is very peaceful, offering a relaxing safe environment in which to spend your holiday.

En-suite bedrooms...

The barn is centrally-heated and you will have your own spacious double en-suite bedroom with independent access to the sunny courtyard.

All bedrooms are on the ground floor and so remain at a comfortable temperature during the hotter months.

Great showers...

The rooms are clean and well-equipped with American standard plumbing (modern WC's, sinks and large powerful thermostatically-controlled showers, etc).

Each room has its own tea and coffee making facilities.

Privacy and seclusion...

The barn is set well back from the lane that passes us, and is surrounded by extensive lawned and wooded grounds.

There is a private and secluded 10m x 5m in-ground pool for your exclusive use.

The kitchen...

The cooking takes place upstairs in the stunning light and airy kitchen, with its split-level floor and exposed oak roof trusses.

There are contemporary semi-professional stainless steel gas cookers and hobs, stainless steel sinks and modern units and work tops.

The kitchen, by IKEA, is spacious with well planned demonstration and hands-on preparation areas.

On the lower half of the split-level is the superb vaulted lounge with unparalleled views of the surrounding countryside.

There is a HiFi, wide-screen television with English Sky satellite channels and comfortable modern furniture.

(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.










































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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

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    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