The Alchemy Garden
I chanced upon this location many years ago and knew that one day I would be guardian of the place and that it would become an oasis of calm, where people would come to let go of stress and to reconnect with nature and their creativity. Soak up the spring sunshine to the sound of the Cuckoo or the nightingale that sings through the night as we head towards summer. Reconnect with the magic you once felt as a child surrounded by butterflies and nature spirits.
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. It is a 15 minutes drive 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.
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.
The land immediately surrounding the house and pool has been sensitively landscaped with shrubs, flower-beds , rock features and gardens. There is an enchanted wood ' Unicorn woods ' on the property with magical walkways and shaded glens. The whole merges seamlessly into the indigenous Oak, Juniper and multitude of other shrubs that make the "Garrige" of SW France so unique. Wild deer often come to visit here and 35 different species of butterflies and moths have been spotted on the lavender bushes. Lizards, dragonflies, frogs, toads, bats, giant moths and praying mantis are a few of the visitors who live here permanently.