At the end of 2018 I relocated, with my herd, to a peaceful corner of North West France. Here at La Source you can sink into a profound developmental experience with the horses, whether it be on one of our residential retreats or tailored development weekends. At La Source you will feel embraced by the gently undulating land and the wildlife which thrives. Fed by a natural spring the verdant property is a veritable haven for birds of all shapes and sizes, red squirrels and deer.
The horses’ habitat is designed to not only keep them healthy but also to allow our guests to live closely amongst them. There are quiet, secret little spots situated near their resting places where you can sit, write, draw, meditate or listen to the soft song of the running stream nearby. This closeness to nature and the herd and the simplicity of the contact is the essence of the experience which you will have at La Source.
Our residential accommodation comprises:
Honeysuckle : a two bedroomed apartment (one double and one single bedroom) with shower room, kitchen and spacious lounge. Double French windows open onto the terrace with open view of the land and surrounding countryside and access into the main gardens and barbecue area. The terrace also looks across to the horses’ corral where they spend much of their time.
The Sanctuary: a one-bedroomed cottage (twin beds) named because it is set away from the main house and barns and is extremely peaceful. Downstairs there is a small living/dining area with corner kitchen and shower room. Upstairs is a large twin-bedded bedroom. Note that this is accessed by a steep spiral staircase. There is a wild flower garden, parking and outdoor barbecue area.
We are situated near Vilaines La Juhel a small market town in East Mayenne. This is a pretty, agricultural area with vibrant villages and towns. We are close to Les Alpes Mancelles, an area of outstanding natural beauty which with its rivers and hills offers beautiful terrain for walking and cycling. Ten miles to the South there lies the forest of Sille le Guillaume with its lovely lake and man made beach, and miles of trails for walking and cycling.
Travel to La Source from the UK via ferry and car, by train to Le Mans or Evron, or flight to Nantes, Paris or Tours. Pick-up and drop off available from Le Mans, not included in prices shown.