We’re Neil and Andy. We made the move from London to the Dordogne in 2016 with the passion to renovate our holiday cottages and establish a great business in this beautiful part of rural France. Cottages de Garrigue is formed of a farm house and barn built around 1727. It's a lovely stone building with Pigeonnier in the centre (the tower), set in private land. It was last used as a working farm in 1996.
Here for you
Having fallen in love with the Dordogne on many holidays here we decided to make the leap to buy a beautiful rural house and run our holiday cottage business. We’re sociable people, loving to meet the many interesting folk that spend holidays in our houses. We’re committed to keeping our cottages and 7 acre garden in great condition and are proud to share them with you. We’re full of ideas for making the most of your precious holidays and will be gently on-hand to provide all that we can.
We chose Instagram to tell the back story of our refurbishment project and life in the Dorodgne. You can see our feed here.
Neil hails from Manchester and Andy from Reading, but we both lived in London for 20 years. Neil worked in the film industry for 25 years working with films such as The King’s Speech, Amelie and The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo. Andy worked in TV and then digital advertising agencies with clients such as Paul Smith, Jasper Conran and Ecover. We have both been DJs in past lives and continue to have fun with parties and celebrations here in France.
Artist in Partnership
We are excited to be working with a local artist, Mark A Chambers, who has created an exclusive set of prints for Cottages de Garrigue. Read more here
We have a separate barn that can be used as a great event space. It is most often used by guests who exclusively hire the Garrigue cottages. You can see information here.