Testimonials

"I had such a fabulous time at La Salle. Jill and Terry are the best hosts; with great teaching from Pam, Keith and Claire. Jill's food is delicious. Thank you"   

C Brooke Smith  2017

"I had a wonderful time with Jill and Terry at their beautiful house near St Puy. Jill and Terry were so friendly and helpful - nothing was too much for them. Greg Wellman, our tutor, was very helpful and I learnt a great deal. We all went to a number of lovely villages, markets and historic buildings providing inspiration for our painting. I very much hope to return to la Salle again next year."   V Lawton 2017

"What a lovely place to share a holiday with our group of painters. The village is an artist's paradise with so many lovely buildings to paint. Terry and Jill could not have been more welcoming. The food was fantastic and nothing was too much trouble for our hosts...they really made our painting holiday one to remember and our visits to other venues in the mini buses were most enjoyable.  A most relaxing holiday thanks to all at La Salle"    J Price  2017

"We have visited La Salle twice now, July 2016 and 2017. We found it a great place for practicing art and photography, there being so much to see and enjoy with many interesting places within easy reach. La Salle is very comfortable and provides excellent food. Jill and Terry are most welcoming and convivial, always helpful and responsive. Thanks for a splendid time and we look forward to another visit."   

T and C Webster  2017

"Jill and Terry could not have been more helpful hosts, on call to us all day. Our art group were at La Salle for a week at end of July. We were taken to some interesting places that were not too far from our base, so had time to come back to the studio to create our work. On top of that was great food, (home cooked) and great accommodation, which helped our group to relax and create a great atmosphere of bon amie. Whether it is an organised group of artists or a group of friends, Jill and Terry will make you most welcome."    J Newton   2017

"Brilliant time can't wait for my next stay in September. It's like coming home. xx"    Jan Bryant   2017

"What a fantastic week we all had at La Salle on our painting one holiday. Jill and Terry have so carefully thought out and arranged everything. Transfers, beautiful accommodation, deliciously home cooked cuisine with local ingredients, great studio and visits to local villages and towns are all taken care of. La Salle suits painting holidays, writer's retreats, holistic and yoga weeks, photographic and other creative holidays.  I can't recommend them highly enough!"

Artist Gregory Wellman   2017


A poem about us by Betty


We came to St Puy and I have to say,

This house near Condom is the best place to stay,

Your comfort is paramount - the food is sublime,

Cooked by Jill, assisted by Tina, Ken and Terry, it arrives on time.

We go out in the country, the Tuscany style,

Then lunch out locally, and after a short while,

Of sketching things around you, there's lots you can do,

Before going back to the lovely chateau.

Not all see the scenery on the way back,

Some heads are rolling, dozing,

Yes, there's Zzzs in the back.

All except John, he has lots to say,

In fact he can tell you who played, starred in, wrote it, mimed, stood in for and acted in many a play.

We've had so much fun being all back together,

We have painted, in fact done it all, in spite of the weather.

So thanks go to all for having us here,

And if it's not too much trouble,

Can we come back next year?