Jewellery Making and Wellness Holiday

From £1597 pp

France

8 Days

Small Group up to 6 People

Unleash your creative side and learn to make your own beautiful pieces of jewellery using silver, copper and bronze metal clays. When you’re not in the studio, you will be living the life with great food, wines, cultural activities, spa days, and plenty of time to take in the fresh countryside air.
Caroline & Adam

Your Local Host:

Caroline & Adam

Caroline, is a qualified jewellery making teacher from the UK. She and her husband Adam moved to South West France looking for a change of lifestyle and now run their hugely successful jewellery making and activity holidays from Baron-Figués, where you will be staying.

Caroline has been a qualified jewellery teacher for over 20 years and.. Read More

Experience Itinerary

Arrival

– Arrive at Agen train station in the afternoon to be greeted by your friendly hosts before being driven to the farmhouse where your holiday will begin
– Settle into your delightful room before getting to know your fellow students over delicious aperitifs
– Enjoy a social evening with a 3 course gourmet dinner served in the farmhouse kitchen along with a short introduction from your hosts about what to expect over the next few days

Accommodation

You’ll stay in a gorgeous 150-year-old farmhouse with three beautifully appointed guest en-suite twin/double bedrooms, and one of the main attractions of this farmhouse is its large open plan traditional kitchen. Guests can sit around the homely table, that seats 14 guests, and share delicious meals prepared by Caroline’s husband. There are also no single supplements for solo travellers to have a private room!

Attached to the farmhouse is a recently renovated gite. The gite has been sympathetically restored to a very high standard and also contains two twin/double bedrooms.

Features
– Set in 50 acres of parkland, an area of incredible natural beauty famous for its gastronomy and wines
– Heated outdoor swimming pool (12m x 6m)
– Free activities: shooting, archery, cycling, board games
– Close by there are a range of activities from horse riding, kayaking, karting, theme parks and casinos
– Local markets and a wide range of delightful restaurants from auberge (an intimate Inn) to Michelin star
– Superb luxury renovated farmhouse with 3 double bedrooms
– Luxury renovated gite with 2 twin/double bedrooms
– All twin/double bedrooms have private ensuite bathrooms
– No single supplements for solo travellers
– Open plan farmhouse kitchen and large living area with TV
– In house fully equipped jewellery making studio
– Also available locally are wine and Armagnac tasting
– Optional gourmet food course
– Throughout the year there are numerous fetes, music festivals and exhibitions
– Further afield you can visit some wonderful beaches along the Atlantic or Mediterranean coast
– WiFi available

Walking and relaxation treatments

– This morning you will walk 11km to a delightful local village market for coffee and croissants while discussing your activities with the rest of the group and your host, Caroline
– Lunch will be served by the pool or in the farmhouse kitchen, with views of the countryside all around to help inspire your creative side
– The afternoon will be spent relaxing and enjoying treatments of massage and reflexotherapy
– There will be free time to use all the on-site facilities before aperitifs are served by the pool
– A 3-course gourmet meal will then be served on the grounds or in the farmhouse kitchen, accompanied with local delicious wines

Accommodation

You’ll stay in a gorgeous 150-year-old farmhouse or neighbouring gite.

Jewellery making workshop and afternoon spa visit

– Today will be all about learning about the wonders of fine silver metal clay/glass fusing and making some fabulous jewellery to take home with you
– Afternoon spa visit*
– A 3-course gourmet meal will then be served at the farmhouse

* Spa afternoons include a trip to private spa (pool, sauna, hammam, jacuzzi with bubbles poolside) or a traditional spa with indoor/outdoor pools, jets, several sauna rooms, etc.*

Accommodation

You’ll stay in a gorgeous 150-year-old farmhouse or neighbouring gite.

Free Day

– Lunch will be served by the pool or in the farmhouse kitchen depending on the season
– Late afternoon you will visit a beautiful chateau famous for its aperitifs and wines for an afternoon of
wine tasting
– Dinner will be served back at the farmhouse giving you time to relax in the lounge or by the swimming pool, or to take advantage of one of the onsite activities such as table tennis or cycling

Accommodation

You’ll stay in a gorgeous 150-year-old farmhouse or neighbouring gite.

Electric bikes, gourmet restaurant and spa visit

– Morning walk to the pretty market town of Condom and eat in a gourmet restaurant
– Enjoy an afternoon at the spa*
– A 3-course gourmet meal will then be served on the grounds or in the farmhouse kitchen

* Spa afternoons include a trip to private spa (pool, sauna, hammam, jacuzzi with bubbles poolside) or a traditional spa with indoor/outdoor pools, jets, several sauna rooms, etc.*

Accommodation

You’ll stay in a gorgeous 150-year-old farmhouse or neighbouring gite.

Jewellery making workshop

– Today will be spent finishing your chosen jewellery projects
– Lunch will be served by the pool or in the farmhouse kitchen
– You will be taught many basics of jewellery making in order to give you the maximum freedom to create your own designs
– A 3-course gourmet meal will then be served at the farmhouse

Accommodation

You’ll stay in a gorgeous 150-year-old farmhouse or neighbouring gite.

Day Excursion

– This is a fun day out with the choice of a city visit (Toulouse or Bordeaux or Pau depending on the group’s wishes), along with a visit to the mountains, golf or spa; the destination will be decided upon your arrival

Accommodation

You’ll stay in a gorgeous 150-year-old farmhouse or neighbouring gite.

Departure Day

– After breakfast, guests are asked to check out by 10am
– You are welcome to relax and enjoy some free time if your flight is not until later in the day

Location Info

Set in the heart of Gascony surrounded by 50 acres of private unspoilt meadows, the your farmhouse accommodation is tucked away between the pilgrimage route to Saint Jacques de Compostelle and la Chevauchée d’Henri IV. Although the farmhouse is..

  • 7 nights accommodation in a private twin/double room
  • Prices are based on 1 person in their own private room with ensuite bathroom (no single supplement for a private room)
  • If two people travel together and share a room, a discount is offered
  • 2 jewellery making workshops
  • Access to the jewellery studio daily to work on your pieces
  • All materials and equipment for jewellery making
  • 1 day excursion to either Dune de Pila, Bordeaux city, the Pyrenees mountains or Biarritz, depending on the groups preferences
  • Vineyard visit and wine tasting session
  • Transport to and from all excursions
  • All breakfasts, lunches, and 3-course gourmet dinners daily
  • All refreshments (including wine etc)
  • A massage/reflexology treatment
  • An afternoon at the Spa
  • Pick up and drop off from Agen train station
  • Check in any time after 4pm on day 1 and check out by 10am on day 8

Jewellery Making and Wellness Holiday