Gorgeous Eighteenth Century Farmhouse

La Gaitrie enjoys a beautiful setting in the peaceful surroundings of woodlands, vineyards and sunflower fields.

With heated salt water infinity pool, large games room and informal gardens and woodlands for you to enjoy the varied itinerary of exercise and relaxation.

Health & Fitness Retreats

Traditional,  French Gîte Accommodation

Our lovely gîte enjoys a beautiful setting in peaceful surroundings.  It is ideal for  individuals, couples or small families.  The gîte is wheelchair friendly and fully accessible.

Larger families are accommodated within the main house.

From 2019 we will be able to accommodate larger groups in private rooms in  our newly renovated wing.


Peaceful Gardens & Woodlands To Enjoy

There are miles of tracks for you to walk, run or cycle, right from the doorstep through the surrounding woodlands of oak, birch, chestnut and cherry trees, vineyards and sunflower-filled countryside.

La Gaitrie is in a dark sky area with amazing views of the Milky Way on clear nights.  

Meet The Team

Recent Photos

See the The House for more photos of the house, gardens and surrounding countryside.

Health and fitness retreats based in the heart of the Charente-Maritime countryside.  

For individuals and small groups looking to rehabilitate from injury, lose weight, address specific health concerns or simply to improve general health and fitness.

We pride ourselves on helping our guests have the most enjoyable and life-enhancing experiences possible.

La Gaitrie Health & Fitness Retreats

Our wonderful property is in a peaceful location in the countryside, set in almost two hectares of informal gardens and woodlands and with its own outdoor, heated swimming pool.   Meals are prepared using fresh produce from our own organic garden: the fruits, vegetables, honey bees and hens lovingly tended by our green-fingered produce manager.  Meat and fish are sourced from the local traditional french weekly markets.  

We are experienced in designing dietary protocols to suit your individual nutritional needs within both ethical frameworks, for example vegetarian and vegan,  as well as  exclusion diets for those with dietary allergens or intolerances.

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