From 2018 we welcome our friends, family and ‘the lucky few’ to enjoy our home, our hospitality, the love of our dog and the tranquility. We are no longer a B&B. We came here in our retirement, hoping to have relaxed, happy holiday-makers share the home that we love - this was true for 95%+ of guests.
But the unpleasant 5% have brought us to this decision. We don't think we should have to deal with the lack of respect for both us and our property that we have had to endure over the last four years, or keyboard warriors waiting until they get back home to post bile on Tripadvisor, because we politely asked them to moderate their behaviour. Those that believe they are in some way 'special people' because they once bought a Sawday's book are free to seek out boutique service at budget prices elsewhere.
We are once again a luxurious family home - A private and special place.
That's not to say that La Garencière is without meaning or purpose. A custom, professional vocal studio is located within its depths. Meg is a professional actress of nearly 30 years and alongside David they run a successful Voice Over business. The only noise that the soundproof walls have to contend with are the nighttime squawk of the owls and the occasional rumblings of a passing tractor.
draws on her acting training to run her sucessful voiceover business, from her dedicated, custom-built studio : MegDixonVO
was pleased to retire at 40 and head to France, to embark on a new chapter and a change in pace.
left the UK at the tender age of 3 months, to live an enviable life in France - his two butlers on call 24 hours a day. He is top tog.