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

Cooking Holiday Venue

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
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Cookinfrance is based at our former farm whose buildings date from 1606...

It is set in its own lawned and wooded grounds on a gentle south-facing slope with no immediate neighbours. It is surrounded by beautiful rolling French countryside.

Built in 1926 of local stone on the ruinous foundations of an existing 400 year old structure, the barn in which the kitchen is situated, was originally intended as a store for grain and animal feed, but its use was constantly revised over the ensuing decades.

Changing times...

After the 1939 war, as the farm's prosperity waned, the barn was utilised as a crèche for the family's four remaining cows, and sometime during the 1970's it was converted into a tobacco-drying hangar.   Then, sadly, the last remaining inhabitants died and the farm fell into disrepair.

A fresh lease of life...

So, for the next quarter century the farm lay uninhabited - until now. The farm and its barn have been given a fresh lease of life and a proud new role - as the venue for our fun friendly hands-on cooking holidays.

Gone are the cows and tobacco-drying apparatus to be replaced with...

Prices start at just €130 per person.

You can choose from our flexible range of one-day, two-day or three-day cooking courses, or come for our great value five-day/five-night cooking holiday

Courses and holidays can be residential or non-residential - it's your choice.  Non-cooking friends/partners welcome.

A cooking holiday can be cheaper than you think - find out how much our great value cooking holidays actually cost - you'll be pleasantly surprised!




































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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