description: LA BRANDE is an old estate set in 90 acres of rolling countryside near St Gourson, south east of Ruffec in the Charante Region of France. The estate is currently being totally re-developed and regenerated based on ethical, organic, conservation and environmentally friendly methods and practices.
a French holiday plus a course that provides you with the opportunity to
achieve real practical and
environmental skills (that can be honed over a lifetime) and still leave
time for you to explore and enjoy the surrounding countryside and
activity course with a holiday is very cost effective as
fees remain the same all year round.
They are £80 per day for 4 days and this includes tuition, the use
of tools, equipment, materials plus light mid-day refreshments.
firm booking can be made by completing the Booking Form on our website and
enclosing a non-refundable deposit of £100. In the event of cancellation
your deposit can be used for another course or you can gift it to another
person or group within 12 months.
is also a 10% discount for groups of six or more participants.
receipt of your booking, we will confirm your registration, the amount of
outstanding fees and full details of the course including maps and local
To confirm your booking you will need to pay the balance no later than six weeks before the Course start date. If booking within the six-week period, full fees are required when booking.
participants are provided with self-catering twin (or more) bedded
accommodation. The cost is £20 per night and remains the same throughout
the year. If, however, you require a single occupancy, there will
be a small supplementary charge.
Partners of course participants (who are
not attending a course) are welcome to join them if they share a double
room but there will be a supplementary charge.
participants bringing their families (who are not on a course) will be
accommodated in a self-contained gite which we help you find or you may
wish to source your own accommodation nearby, including camping and join a
holiday course for the four days at the daily rate.
can also arrange extra accommodation nights if you wish to stay in the
bed linen and towels are provided.
The surrounding area is dotted with charming Chateaux, pretty villages,
small towns and plenty of easy walks on the quiet backwood tracks.
There are wonderful restaurants and small cafes in and around the
Ruffecois area and the larger cities of Poitiers, La Rochelle, Limoges and
Anglouleme with their ancient history and modern activities plus well know
vineyards and wineries are all are within two hours by road or rail.
train: Eurostar to Lille or Paris and 2 hrs by the fast TGV to
1 hr from Poitiers Airport and 2 hrs from Limoges/Bordeaux
5 hrs from the Normandy ports.
Hire is available from all airports and train stations.
contact details: please contact owner for further details:
Brande Wood, Land & Wildlife Holiday Courses
a Holiday – Make a Difference!
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