La Grange

Welcome to La Grange, Cavagnac.

Having moved from Scotland in January 2018 to an empty barn in need of renovation, we would now like to welcome you to our home in the beautiful countryside of Lot.

La Grange is a unique, contemporary styled house, which still retains some of the character of the original rural building. Built in local stone over 100 years ago, La Grange offers a quiet respite from a busy life. After a morning at a local market or a stroll around our many ‘Plus Beaux Villages ‘, why not return to La Grange for some relaxation, a dip in the pool, or take a walk in the surrounding woodland. Perhaps you just want a bed for the night before continuing on to another destination. Whatever the reason, we are happy to welcome you here.

A bientot

Sandra and William Lindsay

Residential Glass Course

RESIDENTIAL GLASS COURSE

LINDSAY DESIGNS

Sandra Lindsay studied glass manufacturing at North Glasgow College, Scotland, and after completing the course she taught at the college until obtaining a position with Pearsons Glass.

From 2006 Sandra worked in her home studio in Scotland producing artworks for galleries and private clients. Some of these pieces employed a variety of techniques such as leading, copper foiling, painting, and fusing. Sandra now works from her studio in France in the beautiful region of Lot.

THE COURSE

The introductory course is suitable for beginners with little or no previous glass experience. It is intended to develop a sense of design and an ability to transfer that into a finished glass panel. We will manufacture the panel using the traditional method of lead came, but the design can be abstract and contemporary. You can produce your own design or use one from the studio. The choice is yours.

Guests should arrive on the Sunday and get to know one another over the evening meal before starting the course on Monday. If your flight arrives on the Saturday please get in touch with us to check availability for accommodation on the Saturday evening. The course runs for 5 days Monday to Friday with a break for morning coffee and a light lunch, then dinner in the evening (5 evening meals). For one evening we will recommend a restaurant for dining out. There should be 6 hours of tuition per day but this is flexible, it could be more, depending on how well we are progressing. I would hope that this course will give you an insight into how the creation of beautiful, glass works of art are achievable. The course is intended to give you some skills to proceed further, if you wish. But most of all – it should be FUN.

We would recommend that you take out travel insurance.

We can collect you from Brive airport or train station.

As all the meals are prepared here at home please let us know in advance if you have any dietary requirements.

Accommodation

There are three bedrooms, 2 rooms with a double bed, and 1 room with 2 single beds. A further single bed can be added to the twin room or a double room. All bedrooms have an en-suite with shower. Two guests sharing the twin room will have a 12% discount. A partner not participating in the course but sharing a double room will have a 30% discount.

The rate for the course is 980 euros.

Dates for 2021

April / May : 18.04.2021 – 24.04.2021

02.05.2021 – 08.05.2021

16.05.2021 – 22.05.2021

June : 06.06.2021 – 12.06.2021

Sept : 12.09.2021–18.09.2021

26.09.2021 – 02.10.2021

Oct : 10.10.2021 – 16.10.2021

Due to Covid19 we were unable to run the courses in 2020. Unfortunately, it would appear that this may also be the case for the spring of 2021. Should you still be interested in booking a place please email me to discuss the possibility. Stay safe.

Facilities

A continental breakfast is served in the upstairs lounge or, if the weather permits, breakfast can be taken outdoors.

Free Parking. Free Wi-Fi.

Well behaved pets are welcome.

No smoking inside the house.

3 Bedrooms. All bedrooms have a wardrobe, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, TV ( Dvds only).

All bedrooms have a private en-suite bathroom with hairdryer, towels and complementary toiletries.

Bed 1 ( Iona ): 1 Double Bed ( 140 x 190 ) , lounging chair, bedside cabinets, 1 additional chair

En-suite: Shower, toilet, wash hand basin, heated towel rail.

Bed 2 ( Mull ) : 1 Double Bed ( 140 x 190 ), bedside cabinet, 2 chairs, table.

En-suite : Shower, bath, toilet, wash hand basin, heated towel rail.

Bed 3 ( Skye ) : 2 Single Beds (90x 190) , 1 additional pull out single bed, 1 chair.

En-suite : Shower, toilet, wash hand basin, heated towel rail.

Rates for all bedrooms are 80€ per room for single occupancy and 85€ per room for two people.

Outside

Heated outdoor pool (10 x 4m) with shallow end and pool light. Sun loungers and parasols are available on the decking area around the pool. Pool towels are available. A shaded seating area is situated on the decking with a table and chairs.

Petanque court is nearby the pool area.

There is a further decked area on the south side of the building, off the bedrooms, and tables and chairs are available for also sitting here.

Local area

We are surrounded by woodland and fields and there are several paths through the woods for walking. Canoes are available for rent on the Dordogne river at Vayrac, a 15 minute drive away. For those interested in pretty villages there are many in the area, such as

Collonges la Rouge, Turenne, Curemonte, Carennac and Rocamadour, to name just a few.

Brive la Gaillarde is 25 mins drive and has a large Saturday market as well as larger shops.

Nearby, Les Quatre Routes du Lot provides a supermarket, pharmacy, bakery, hairdresser, a.t.m, and restaurant. Martel, another lovely village, is a 10 min drive and has several restaurants and cafes, and a Saturday local farmers’ market.

Getting here

Airports: Brive / Souillac ( Ryanair from Stanstead) 25min drive)

Limoges 1 ½ hr

Bergerac 1hr.40min

Toulouse 2hr

Bordeaux 2 ½ hr

Train : St Denis les Martel 10 mins or Brive la Gaillarde 25 mins.( Paris to Brive takes 4 ½ hrs )