In September each year, Peter and Kerry Hodges of the multi award winning Tillermans Restaurant host a 2-week food, wine, language and relaxation tour of the Dordogne region, France.
Guests will stay in a converted farmhouse surrounded by vineyard and winery in a small, secluded village. The house boasts 5 double guest bedrooms with en-suites and an in ground swimming pool that looks out over a beautiful valley.
Your tour will follow a daily pattern with mornings put aside for a delicious continental breakfast of pastries, conserves, fresh fruits and juices. Breakfast will be followed by market shopping for the day’s meals and some free time to explore whatever village we have chosen for our shopping.
Lunch will be taken in true French style – commencing at midday with a delicious 4 course meal prepared from local and seasonal ingredients, including cheeses and local wines. Sight seeing will take place in the afternoon to early evenings after which we will return to the farmhouse for an aperitif, and relax until dinner.
Kerry will prepare all meals taken at the house and those who wish to learn some new techniques or recipes are invited to watch or join in.
We have many ideas for sightseeing, but a definitive itinerary will be decided upon discussion with guests and their preferences.
Some activities include world famous pre historic caves of Lascaux, troglodyte dwellings, an abundant array of châteaux, many museums and vineyards, markets or simply, but not any less amazing, the villages and the countryside itself. Walking, bicycling, golf and canoeing are other activities for the more adventurous and energetic.
The price will include pick up and drop off at Bergerac airport or railway station, transport, cooking classes, language classes, winery tours, day tours, museum entry fees, and meals and wine. Not included are airfares, insurance and any items of a personal nature.