Mas de Flory

About us

Relax in our idyllic, away-from-it-all location and explore hidden France. Our friendly hospitality invites you to unpack, unwind & enjoy your yogic journey!

We are in a fantastic location; between the beautiful and unspoilt Lot and Dordogne Valleys in sunny southwest France. We have beautiful sunsets and perfect stargazing conditions!

You'll stay in our charming, beautifully renovated and very comfortable 18th century, barn. You'll enjoy our excellent hospitality and fabulous food and wine. Every evening your delicious dinner is freshly prepared from seasonal, local produce, and accompanied by plentiful, delicious bio dynamic wine.


Venue Highlights

Nestled deep in the tranquil countryside of rural south-west France, Mas de Flory offers a peaceful and serene space to slow down and really reap the benefits of this relaxing retreat. With a stunning outdoor pool and plenty of space to curl up with a book, you are guaranteed a truly restful and enjoyable experience.

Mas de Flory is set in one of the most beautiful and unspoilt areas in South-West France. You'll be immersed in quiet village life in the heart of nature. There are some lovely walks and bikes are available should you wish to venture a bit further. There will be an opportunity to visit one of the lovely local markets during your stay where you can buy delicious local produce

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga Studio
  • Bicycles For Rent

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Includes Meat
  • Gluten Free

Menu/Cuisine

If food is an important element in the enjoyment of your holiday then we promise you won't be disappointed when you stay with us!

We're passionate about food - planning, shopping, growing, cooking and especially eating it!

We try to source all our ingredients locally, from markets, farms and merchants, as well as our own garden and hens, so that we can offer you the real taste of the ‘terroir’ and French regional cuisine at its seasonal best.

A sample menu from Mas de Flory:

An early summer menu
Asparagus and fresh goat's cheese tartlet
Roast leg of lamb with wild garlic, rosemary and honey
Selection of local cheeses
Gariguette strawberry and white chocolate meringue.

A mid-summer menu
Chilled pea, mint and cucumber soup
Pan-fried fillet of sea bass, saffron risotto with fennel
Rocamadour cheese with honey and walnuts
Creme brulee and fresh raspberries

A late summer menu
Pear, chicory and walnut salad with a warm Roquefort dressing
Local fillet of beef, wild mushrooms, dauphinoise potatoes
Mature and tasty Comte cheese
Fresh fig compote, vanilla creme fraiche and a shot of Armagnac
(figs, pears and walnuts from our own trees!)

Accommodations

We aim to make you feel as comfortable and pampered as we possibly can during your stay with us!
Our delicious home-prepared food and and our very comfortable accommodation with luxurious touches all add up to ensure that your yoga holiday with us will be a truly relaxing and memorable experience.

We have converted our beautiful 18th century barn into very comfortable accommodation.
You will stay in one of the 5 light and airy bedrooms which are all decorated in an individual fresh country style and have very smart en-suite bathrooms.
There are 4 rooms on the first floor - 3 double (Iris, Jasmin and Jonquille) and one with two single beds (Poppy). Our 5th double bedroom, on the ground floor, (Rose) has a glazed door opening onto the garden terrace.

Directions

From UK
Bergerac is our nearest airport and is well served with budget flights from the UK.
With Ryanair you can fly direct from:

London Stanstead
Luton
Bristol
Nottingham (East Midlands)
Liverpool
Dublin - via Stanstead
With Flybe you can fly direct from:
Exeter
Southampton
London Gatwick
Birmingham
Leeds
Edinburgh
With Jet2.com you can fly direct from:
Leeds Bradford
Brive (Dordogne Valley)

With City Jet you can fly direct from:

London City Airport
Manchester
With Jet2.com you can fly direct from:

Manchester
Toulouse
You can also fly to Toulouse from the UK with

Easyjet from Bristol and Gatwick
Ireland with Aer Lingus
Birmingham with Flybe
London Heathrow with British Airways
There is an easy rail transfer from Toulouse to Gourdon station, where we can pick you up.

If you prefer to travel by rail (from the UK) you could take the Eurostar from London to Paris-Gare du Nord (less than 2hrs 30mins).
From Paris there is a direct line from Paris-Austerlitz to Gourdon (approx 5hrs).


From Canada, USA, Australia etc

If you are flying from outside Europe, Paris- Austerlitz station is approximately 5 hours by train from Gourdon.
Alternatively, you could fly to Toulouse (a lovely city for a stopover visit), which is then 90 minutes by rail from Gourdon.

Taking the train is simply the way to travel in France.
Not only is it great value for money, it's also a fantastic way to see more of this beautiful country - and you can easily connect with trains going to other countries too.
French trains are almost always on time!

Car
If you choose to drive we will provide you with directions and parking.
We are approximately a 9 hour drive from the channel ports - or break up your journey into a couple of days and enjoy the countryside on the way down here!

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Why Retreat?

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I'm having a baby in October and want to focus my practice so I can be present and calm! Laine
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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