The Art and Nature Retreat
A place to relax and inspire
with all the gifts that nature brings...
The Perfect Summer Retreat with pool
This secluded country house is surrounded by its own eight acre patch of natural parkland and is a must for nature lovers.
It is the ideal place to 'recharge your batteries' after a stressful busy life as the tranquility and the magic of the garden and woods uplift and restore the spirit.
The property is situated deep in the heart of the countryside of the Tarn -et -Garonne in SW France yet only 90 minutes from Toulouse airport and 15 minutes from medieval St Antonin Noble Val and the spectacular Aveyron river and gorge.
Popular with all nature lovers, walkers, writers and those involved with the healing arts.
Five writers have written their books at The Alchemy Garden and many artists have come here to paint.
The Alchemy Garden is only 7 minutes drive from the spectacular Aveyron Gorge where you can go canoeing, walking, rockclimbing or swimming in the river. You can walk to the river from the property but there is a very steep hill to climb on your return! We are very high up here on a limestone ridge.
The property in Occitan 'Igue Que Ratzo' means:
"the watering hole that flows" and is named from a spring or "source" just off the grounds.
Only 15 minutes drive away is medieval St Antonin noble val with its famous sunday market, and dotted all along the gorge are other spectacular old medieval villages and towns just waiting to be explored.
If you like and for a small fee your host will take you on a magical mystery tour to visit local caves, swimming holes and waterfalls. Well worth a visit.