The centuries-old but freshly renovated "The Happy Hamlet" is now open for guests: four large beautiful bedrooms are rented out separately or you can book the whole guest house with the barn, depending on availability (please note that our main activities are retreats around various themes so room/house rental only available when retreat-free slots). We're giving a new breath of life to this old beauty on the Southwestern French countryside - and you're welcome to join. Bienvenue!
Each room can accommodate up to 3 people (if necessary 4, the rooms are very spacious) and has its own beautiful bathroom with a window. The comfortable single beds can be put together to make a double, and several rooms have an extra bed option (a bed frame made into a canape, but can be arranged for a third bed if needed).
Each piece of deco has a story to tell, either it's followed us from the pitstops of our lives before (be it New York, Horn of Africa, Finland, or other) or it has been found on one of the numerous brocantes and markets in the region or in the hamlet itself and recycled by our own hands.. They say one man's trash is another one's treasure, right? The oldest writings we've found on the attic date back to 1580, so just find a cozy corner, sit or lie down, close your eyes and let the walls (and your imagination) do the rest!
You also have access to the natural swimming pool and to our wood-fire-sauna (in a barrel!), which we'll heat up for you on demand. We have 13ha of own land, perfect for walks or pique-niques in fresh air and tranquility you can only find on the true countryside. Around the house and the barn you'll find several terraces both in the sun and shade - and if feel like a nap in a hammock you're all set for that, too!
Should you choose to rent the whole house, the huge open space barn is your "living room" with a top notch kitchen and common areas, a platform for yoga or workshops or eating in, a lounge with a piano, board games, books and magazines, and an intimate dining salon on the lower floor.
Interaction with guests
A buffet breakfast is included in the room rate. Although we have lovely restaurants around in the beautiful medieval villages, we can arrange for other meals should you prefer to stay in the Hamlet throughout your whole stay. We'll be around for you, for tips, chats or other - but also, should you wish to stay on your own, our own house is completely separate thus your privacy is guaranteed.
Other things to note
The feedback of the first season has been overwhelming, from guests stating "I will never want to leave" upon arrival or tears with thank you's at departure. They say the hamlet is: Relaxed and relaxing. Laid-back luxury. Warm. Rich. Welcoming. Liberating. Come and tell us your opinion!
Parties and events are priced and negotiated on a case by case basis. Please do not hesitate to contact for more information!
Travel addict from Helsinki, Finland. Moved to New York after falling in love with the City hustle and bustle. Then moved to Djibouti after falling in love with a frenchman. And then moved to the French countryside to live and work a lovely dream called "The Happy Hamlet".