Beekeeping Taster Sessions for 2017
Would you like a holiday with a real difference?  Why not try our new for 2018  beekeeping experiences for a relaxing and truly memorable holiday.  We also offer a half-day taster session if you'd like to try out beekeeping before joining one of our longer coaching experiences where you can learn all the basics needed to start keeping your own bees.

If beekeeping is not your thing, we also offer luxurious and comfortable chambres d'hôtes (bed and breakfast) rooms all year round.  Why not come and relax in our parkland garden and join us in our art-deco inspired villa on the banks of the river Vienne, surrounded by verdant Charentaise countryside and typically French, medieval towns and villages.  Every visitor is more than just a customer; you are guests in our home and will enjoy a classical, weekend house party atmosphere from the moment you arrive (think Downton Abbey without the stiff collars!).

And at less than an hour from Limoges and Angoulême and within 90 minutes from Poitiers airports it's as easy to get here as it is to enjoy your time with us.

beeKEEpING experiences

Inspecting a beehive
Why not make your next holiday truly amazing or come to learn about beekeeping
BED & BREAKFAST

Yummy fresh croissants
Enjoy our bed and breakfast service at any time of the year

our rooms

Juliet bedroom
Our newly spacious bedrooms offer comfort, style and great views

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13 Bees Blog

by Thirteen Bees 12 Nov, 2017
Please forgive the self-indulgent nature of our blog today as we're pretty pleased to have been picked out for France Magazine's feature on learning and experience holidays in France.  Read it here... 

It's great that experiences beyond the 'parachutes and bungee jumps' traditional things to do are being included and in particular that lots of the places featured are centered around the environment and de-stressing - key drivers for us, anyway.  For us, experiences and related breaks away are about creating amazing and unique memories so who fancies being surrounded by 50,000 bees and having their photo taken?

The feature got us to thinking about what our ideal experience breaks would be and we couldn't come up with a short list of less than about 20 so I think we'll need a time machine to make our bucket list... what about you?  What would be on your bucket list of experience breaks?  It's great there is so much choice beyond sitting on one's bum all day on a beach!

It's also great to see our good friends at Astrofarm included for their stargazing experiences which are amazing.  And to see our neighbour Fred front and centre in the headline photo... he knows which one he is underneath that suit :-)
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