Rural Retreat South West France, Rural Retreat Midi Pyrenees

The Alchemy Garden

Are you in need of ‘time out’ from a busy stressful lifestyle?

We all need a break from life now and again, but it is often difficult finding the seclusion necessary for a complete rest.

The Alchemy Garden in SW France offers the ideal place to uplift and inspire in an 8 acre nature sancturay with pool, woods and gardens.

For a bit more you can book an Alchemy Garden Special week:
This will include a trip to a typical French market where your host will show you all the best places to buy local vegetables cheeses and wines….

Two magical mystery tours which include a walk and picnic along the spectacular Aveyron river and gorge to visit special caves, waterfalls and bamboo forest… and another where we visit local medeival villages.

Other available extra activities include walking, canoeing, French classes and art classes with resident artist and host: Rana J Rodger:



The Alchemy Garden is unique in that it is unusually peaceful and quiet; perhaps the ultimate location for a rural retreat in South West France and the Midi Pyrenees region.
35 different species of butterflies and moths have been spotted on the lavender bushes and wild deer occasionally come to visit. The woods are full of nature spirits, ancient pathways covered in moss and magical shady glens. From there you can walk out into the countryside for miles without meeting another person.

You can enjoy the natural sounds of the cuckoo in spring, and later the nightingale, cicadas in the heat of the summer and a host of other birds to the full.

We can accommodate a maximum of six people. The meals are healthy and delicious with many organic vegetables that we grow here.

The accommodation is simple and rustic with pleasant quiet bedrooms that have french windows opening out onto the verandah and magical garden. Popular with all nature lovers, artists, writers, walkers and those involved with the healing arts ‘The Alchemy Garden’ is a safe and nurturing environment  that encourages creative ideas, unconditional love, playfulness and spontaneity.null
People have come here ‘burnt out’ by the stresses of every day life: Living in a city: Divorce or separation: Transitional periods of life: Or simply wishing for a ‘fresh breeze’  of inspiration from which to move forward in life. Three writers have worked on their novels here. This is a place where magic happens with all the gifts that nature brings. An oasis of calm during these transitional times on our planet.



Prices Per Person Based On 7 Nights Excluding Airport Transfers

Price per week per person ( includes optional visit to local markets and the magical mystery tour with picnic along the spectacular Aveyron river and gorge )
290 pounds self catering
490 pounds with breakfast lunch and dinner  ( healthy and delicious with organic vegetables from the garden and local market )


Couples sharing a room
550 self catering
950 with breakfast lunch and dinner ( healthy and delicious with organic vegetables from the garden and local market )

Art lessons are available at 20€ per hour
*Airport pick-ups available to and from Toulouse or Rodez airport available at 80€ each trip.



If you are considering a rural retreat in South West France or the Midi Pyrenees, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for more information and advice.

Contact: The Alchemy Garden



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Rana J Roger

Tel:+ 33 0 952635416 or 0033 (0)602431992

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