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French Leave

A chance to work away from the madding crowd - with our without professional advice services

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Residential Art Studio Holidays in Normandy

Enjoy a working artist holiday in this rural Normandy farmhouse. It is the perfect setting for studio work and outdoor painting, supported by good food and good company - your own choice of fellow artists!

Education workshop retreats

La Motte is remarkably easy to get to and costs less than most education leadership conferences and venues in the UK. We have programmes designed to examine key leadership issues in complete confidence, backed up by a menu of on-site support advisory services if required.


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LA MOTTE FARMHOUSE STUDIO is our residential and working base in Coulouvray-Boisbenatre, Normandy (50670)

This 19th Century farmhouse building is available for education or art activity retreat sessions - contact us for details.

It has plenty of space and can sleep up to 8 people, with a mixture of dormitory and private room accommodation. There are 2 shower rooms, a kitchen, large dining room and a beautiful main living room with a good wood burner. In addition, there is a large Studio area dedicated to working in a pleasant environment - with views across the fields.

The studio is an ideal area for writers, musicians or artists to use, with plenty of peace and tranquility to enjoy.

The gardens around the house are extensive and offer stunning views across almost 20km of valleys and open country.

Close to the market town of Villedieu-les-Poeles and forest of St-Sever, the house is also in easy reach of the coastline, Normandy landing beaches and a good stopping off point for journeys further South.

Travel by Channel Tunnel involves a straightforward route and a drive of around 4.5 hours, with several good stopping points

Travel by Brittany Ferries involves less than 90 minutes drive from Western ports (Caen or Cherbourg)

Fly-Drive via Dinard airport (Ryanair flights from Stansted, Bristol and West Midlands) involves around 90 minutes drive, with car-hire available at Dinard airport.


For a map showing the location of La Motte, click here



More images from the delightful Normandy setting for the Partnership Working Studio at La Motte