The Source is a place of and well-being in a beautiful setting of the Ardèche countryside with 9 hectares of land. We mainly welcome people for individual retreats and groups for workshops. Our three guest rooms are also available for short stays (minimum 2 nights) for people looking for a quiet environment with treatments and massages available and an excellent vegetarian/vegan cuisine.
The Source is a restored 17th century farmhouse brood in the middle of vineyards and oak woods in the Ardeche region in the south of France, 15 minutes from Montélimar. With nine hectares of preserved land, La Source is a true natural paradise away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world... no television, no noise, just peace and quiet for the discerning traveller. Yet we are surprisingly easy to get to, with good access from the transport networks. We are a excellent centre for exploring the many attractions of the Ardèche and Drômeincluding the famous Pont d'Arc and the Chauvet 2 cave.
We have three comfortable guest rooms each with private bathroom and two unusual accommodations in season. Customers can also take advantage of our salt water poolof our gardens and woods, with the help of hammocks to relax in. Other facilities include a large lounge/yoga/music studio and a summer kitchen for preparing simple meals and snacks.
La Source is an eco-responsible company. The old farmhouse is naturally environmentally friendly: well insulated, warm in winter and cool in summer. Our electricity is powered by solar energy, our water comes from our own incredibly pure deep well.
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Our kitchen is 100% vegetarian. It is still difficult to find good vegetarian food in rural France and we pride ourselves on offering our customers high quality vegetarian meals using local organic ingredients wherever possible.
Breakfast can be ordered at €12 per person for a standard breakfast, or €19 per person for a deluxe breakfast.
Nick offers a table d'hôtes on certain evenings. He draws his inspiration from the many delicious vegetarian dishes of traditional Mediterranean cuisine and is passionate about using local and seasonal produce. We are happy to cater in a delicious and inventive way for most dietary requirements, including vegan, gluten free, etc.
As a a place to recharge your batteries, we have a lot to offer. Sandrine and Nick have together over 60 years of experience in therapeutic and spiritual work. We specialise in offering individual retreats of two days or more for people seeking a quiet place in a natural setting where they can benefit from heart-centred support and a range of treatments and therapies. Our individual retreats are an ideal way to recharge your batteries, recover from burn-out, deepen your spiritual or personal development practice, or work on a creative project. Available therapies and practices for clients include massage, aromatherapy, individual coaching and advice and as a couple, qigong and tai chi, meditation,forest baths, sound travels and the tea ceremony.
Please note that we cannot accept children under the age of 16 or pets.
The house, terraces, pool and pool house and the grounds are non-smoking areas.
Smoking is only allowed in the parking lot.
As a vegetarian establishment, we do not allow the storage or cooking of meat or fish in the summer kitchen. Thank you for respecting our values.
Massages, wellness activities such as qigong, meditation etc... and of course walks on our 9 hectares