2020 Painting Holidays | Perigord Retreats

Set in 5 acres, our properties are very spacious and provide many opportunities to paint and sit in tranquility with the shade cover of our mature oaks. Enjoy the vibrant colours of various flowers or walk around our lavender field.

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  • Villa Perigord
  • 6 double bedrooms
  • living space
  • indoor and outdoor eating space
  • conservatory and terrace

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  • Villa Quercy
  • 3 Double bedrooms
  • Living space
  • Art studio (downstairs)
  • Swimming pool
Perigord Retreats
5.0
Based on 14 reviews
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Maria Do Rosario Carvalho
Maria Do Rosario Carvalho
2019-11-06T22:57:15+0000
This was the first time I ran a painting holiday in Dordogne and it was amazing! Perigord Retreats provided us all with... an unique experience, taking us to the most breathtaking beautiful places and serving delicious food and drink. The accommodation is comfortable and set on beautiful gardens. We were a group of people from England, Scotland, Mexico, Canada, America, Sweden and Portugal and everyone was very happy with the holiday. Thank you Angela, Adrian and Chloe for a wonderful week.😍read more
Natasha Sonvico
Natasha Sonvico
2019-11-02T18:43:11+0000
I had a wonderful time! Angela and Adrian and their daughter Chloe are amazing people with a beautiful home and... property. We had excellent food, wine, desserts and went on amazing outings everyday. Maria Tavares art course is fantastic. She is an experienced, accomplished artist and is extremely patient and fun. I have been to 2 of her courses and have seen legitimate improvements in my abilities. The property, the region, the culture, the art are all fantastic! It is a beautiful experience- a must do!!!read more
Debra Fadil
Debra Fadil
2019-09-19T15:39:25+0000
I just returned from my first workshop at Perigord Retreats. I cannot express how absolutely wonderful we were treated.... From the accommodations, to the touring to the workshop .. and last but not least, spectacular gourmet delicacies prepared and served by the most gracious hostesses, Angela and Chloe.Wonderful experience, not to be missed!read more
Laura Friedland
Laura Friedland
2019-08-13T13:25:39+0000
I can't rave about Perigord Retreats enough. The place is run by the Turner family, and each of them works to make... this place fabulous. Angela, the mom, is a force of nature, with unbounded energy dedicated to meet each individual's needs while always smiling and filled with warmth. Her cooking is extraordinary, preparing gourmet meals for the group every day, and even making accommodations for special dietary needs. She is ably assisted by Chloe. Her son Harrison and husband Adrian are usually the drivers for daily outings to the towns and sights in the area that are picture perfect and wonderful to paint. They bring humor and charm to each adventure. Perigord even has a swimming pool, a refreshing treat at the end or start of a hot, busy day. I was concerned about spending 10 days here, not knowing what I was getting into. I came away thrilled by a perfect vacation, filled with the peace of the country, the delight of great food shared on the porch where we could smell the scent of lavender and watch the rising or setting sun, and the excitement of daily trips to places of unparalleled beauty. Thank you all for an unforgettable experience!read more
Linda Rubin Shayman
Linda Rubin Shayman
2019-08-05T06:44:01+0000
Really wonderful place with great hospitality! I will come back!
Jill Madgwick
Jill Madgwick
2019-08-02T12:24:17+0000
Excellent surroundings , perfect for a painting holiday, brilliant well equipped Studio. gorgeous food and hospitality,... not so hot on arrival travel arrangements but overall amazing experience. I’d love a repeat visit .read more
Ruu Gates
Ruu Gates
2019-07-03T09:41:24+0000
You’ll never experience anything to match the care you receive from this family. They are committed to your comfort... and Angela cooks like a top chef!Father and son are knowledgeable about wonderful places for painters and provide transport after consultation with the tutor.Angela makes up a delicious picnic for the group to enjoy while out and the men set it all up in special places.A studio, custom built as part of the Retreat,is a special bonus for completing work in the evenings, for ‘crits’ after a day out and especially when rain keeps painters indoors.Our experience with them left us feeling we had been welcomed warmly into their family and made special new friends.read more
Helen Beacham
Helen Beacham
2018-10-19T23:20:22+0000
My group was made to feel special! We have so many great memories now! Thank you, Perigord Retreats!
Nicola Banyard
Nicola Banyard
2018-09-15T13:25:26+0000
Following on from my fifth visit to Perigord Retreats and when I thought I couldn't enjoy it any more than I had on... previous visits how wrong I was. Every trip has a something 'special' to take back home. I'm taking back this time that special memory of my new Kayaking experience. My first Kayaking experience and definitely not my last. The whole experience with the Turner family was incredible from start to finish. I'm not a natural water baby(dry land sports is my safety zone) so this experience challenged my fears and doubts. For all those thinking this wouldn't be for you.....think again!!! Firstly apart from the adrenaline rush and fun factor with a capital F! It's an exhilarating ride. Beats any theme park. The Dor Dogne is amazing and the stunning scenery can only be appreciated by experiencing it first hand actually from a canoe and riding the liberal rapids whilst sun kissed beneath the French clear blue sky with it's rays bouncing off the equally clear water. En route Angela took time to demonstrate her knowledge of French invasion of times long past within the astounding Castle walls, of which there were several that grandly stood in place over the setting. On that particular day there were many of us moving with the currant , in life jackets and flexing our oaring skills. The surroundings vast in greenery, the little alcoves hidden in the rocks, the birds touching base at various locations along the way and the whole aroma of France soaked in Medieval history would surely make this an inspirational experience. This is just one small pocket of my lovely memories from my last trip with Perigord Retreats.read more
Charleen Scime
Charleen Scime
2018-09-11T21:00:59+0000
Above and beyond is all I can say! From the accommodations to the meals to the travel plans....it’s all been... “above and beyond”. The experience exceeded my expectations by miles. Well done, Angela....well done!read more
Deborah Kubiak
Deborah Kubiak
2018-09-09T06:26:02+0000
Most wonderful experience highly recommended
Debra Keirce
Debra Keirce
2018-09-07T20:03:05+0000
This is a most amazing family run artist retreat I can’t say enough about how welcoming and catered to everyone makes... you feel here!read more
Bernie Abra
Bernie Abra
2018-08-14T21:18:07+0000
Wonderful people in an outstanding propertySays it all 😁
Kape Bou
Kape Bou
2016-09-15T20:26:09+0000
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Why book with Perigord Retreats?

  • Best painting courses

    Learn from our guest artists with local recommendation. You will have the opportunity for plein air painting and/or studio work.

  • 24x7 personal service

    Angela and Adrian are your hosts at Perigord Retreats. Vast experience in hospitality and customer service industries. They therefore know how to make you happy and enjoy your stay.

  • Exceptional accommodation

    Beautiful villas, terraces, grounds and a stunning indoor swimming pool for you to enjoy.

  • Superb location

    The opportunities to explore the countryside, visit must-see villages and release your creativity are endless.