new yoga venue in south west france
We have just returned from a research trip to south west France to visit Chateau Dumas, about 45 minutes north of Toulouse. Located on top of a hill with panoramic 360 degree views of rolling countryside and medieval towns and villages in the distance, this comfortable, elegant Chateau looks like it will be joining our portfolio of properties for 2012 as a destination yoga venue. The beautiful, oak beamed yoga studio is light and airy and just a short stroll across the Chateau’s formal gardens from the main building. There are currently 12 bedrooms, ranging from large suites to smaller studio rooms, and – by next Spring – 3 or 4 new bedrooms will be added in the delightful gate house.
The 18th century Chateau was purchased by an English couple six years ago and been lovingly restored and updated. The bedrooms all now have sleek, contemporary bath or shower rooms, and the feel of the place is like that of a large privately owned country house. Which, effectively, is what it is.
The property sits in 22 acres of gardens, parkland and woods with plenty of wonderful places inside and out to relax and enjoy. There are some great walks and cycling trails too for guests to explore when not enjoying a yoga class or relaxing by the sheltered swimming pool. For example, 6 km/4 miles away and visible from the Chateau is the delightful medieval hilltop village of Montpezat de Quercy with its 14th century church (Collegiale St Martin) and 16th century tapestry. Definitely worth a visit!
We look forward to formally introducing this terrific new addition to our detination yoga portfolio in a few weeks time, once all the paperwork etc. has been completed. If this destination is of interest to you, please be sure to sign up to our destination yoga newsletter in order to be notified when specific dates and prices for Chateau Dumas are available.
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