“On the domestic front I don't think it would be possible to out do the wonderful Cordon Bleu cooking of Kate Lovegrove, the rooms were well provided for and the whole setting absolutely delightful. We were given the chance to see some of the local countryside, go to the art gallery in Montpellier, visit a market in Sommieres and also relax at the weekend. The swimming pool on the property was a real treat.” Claire, Portrait Course, 2018


“Thank you so much for such wonderful hospitality at your gorgeous home in Aubais. I have never eaten so well in one week... Your cooking Kate is magic - as I said I think I had a different dish every night that was completely new...”
Michelle, Masterclass Student


“I don’t think people are born artists; I think it comes from a mixture of your surroundings, the people you meet, and luck.” Sir Francis Bacon (1928-1992)


“Work lovingly done is the secret of all order and all happiness.”
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

The accommodation


Our guests stay in our charming dépendance. This was a winemaker’s house, built in the vernacular of this region of France. Three of the rooms walk out onto a vine-adorned terrace overlooking the garden. We all dine together at long table in the garden or at the refectory table in the house. The vaulted sitting room is an exquisitely cool retreat in the heat of the summer. There are arched niches outside it with seating for quiet repose. The indoor heated swimming pool is made from a vast old wine vat and the retained wine press sits beside it, tbreakfasthe water descends into the pool from a giant wine barrel.

We provide all meals. The varied Mediterranean food and wine are plentiful. The benefits of a very high standard of cuisine and extremely comfortable accommodation are clear when we evaluate the quality of the work produced whilst with us! Kate Lovegrove is not only an internationally known mural painter she is also a cordon bleu trained cook.

Practical note
We have a good, English-speaking Doctor and a good, French-speaking dentist in the village.

dinner in the garden