La Volée is a nurturing and inspiring venue for small group retreats and courses, whether therapeutic, creative, or practical. We offer our self-catering farmhouse accommodation (sleeps up to 12), seminar spaces and use of the land to group leaders wishing to run their own programmes, and we also lead some retreats ourselves. (See our programme here.)
We also welcome those who would like to spend some quiet time here on a personal or small group retreat without a programme. You can spend time with the horses, enjoy the delights of the land and book healing sessions.
If you would like to book accommodation and facilities at La Volée for your event we will be happy to welcome you and your guests. The farmhouse, studio and yurt are available for hire separately or together. You will be also be able to use the valley, ponds and woodland. If your event is open to the public, we can advertise it on our website and FaceBook page, and send details to our contacts.
The farmhouse is available for self catering holiday rental. It is ideal for groups of friends, and families with older children. (We love dogs and children but they will be accepted at our discretion due to the presence of free-roaming horses.) We can also offer working holidays, with a lower cost rental in exchange for a variety of help on the land. In fact some of our guests have found that physical work in a beautiful environment is the best way to relax!
Our guest accommodation consists of a traditional stone farmhouse with five bedrooms, suitable for groups of up to 12 adults (group leaders may also have use of a room in Erica’s house if available). There is also a small caravan, and guests may pitch a tent on the land. Workshop facilities include a small converted barn with upstairs studio for groups of up to twenty, and a yurt which is available for meditation and healing.
We collaborate with HeartSong Normandy for offering meditation and Reiki.
You may wish to create your own personal retreat centred on healing, or enjoy one or more sessions as an enhancement to your stay here.
A Yurt is available for these sessions.
The horses are a very big part of life at La Volée, and there are lots of ways we can help you to enjoy being with them. We like all our visitors to be able to enjoy interacting with them safely, and we love you to get to know their individual personalities. We can teach basic Natural Horsemanship techniques both on the ground and in the saddle, and we sometimes offer more in depth courses led by experienced trainers. Riding, both on our land and out on the trail, is a possibility, though please note this must be by private arrangement with Erica.