We’re Neil and Andy, and we live at Garrigue. 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 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 3.5 hectare 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 holiday life in the Dorodgne. You can see our feed here.
History of Garrigue
We purchased Garrigue in 2016 and it has taken us a while to find out about its history. We have pieced together information about Garrigue since WW2, but most interest is for the photographs that the previous owners kindly gave us.
Neil hails from Manchester and Andy from Reading, UK, 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, Sunspel, Jasper Conran and Ecover.
The Wholly Vinyl DJ Duo
We have have DJ'd for years and are busy with events and weddings in our region. You can see information here. We also DJ at local festivals and a local Restaurant Bar in Eymet Square.
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