Anni and Gary have a gite on their smallholding about 10Km from Chalabre in a beautiful tranquil valley. The house can be let as a two or three bedroom gite. It is on three floors and consists of a large attic family room with 2 single beds and a double sofa bed with en suite cloakroom, a pretty single bedroom, an open plan downstairs living room/dining room and American style kitchen. There is a separate, large shower room and loo. The additional third bedroom with double bed has a luxury en suite bathroom. Good quality mattresses, pillows and bedlinen.
Prices range from 350 per week to 700 per week depending on the season and length of stay. Depending on availability we can do short notice lets for a minimum of 3 days.

Bed and breakfast also available from 35 per night.

Contact us on: 04 68 20 71 53, and see our website at www.gaillardetgarden.com

 

ANNI FARROR DESIGNS - COUTURE & MILLINERY

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annicouture.jpgAnni is an experienced designer/dressmaker who gives a personal and tailormade service to all her clients.  Special occasion wear, hats and wedding finery are her specialities.  A consultation service to help you decide on style, fabrics and fit.  Why not make a holiday fo having your wedding outfits made during a stay in our beautiful gite in Southern France?  See our website www.gaillardetgarden.com.  Good range of fabrics and designs.  Exclusively styled and fitted.

 

Contact Anni Minhas-Farror
Telephone: 00 33 4 68207153

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GARY BENTLEY - PROPERTY MAINTENANCE/BUILDING WORK

garybentley.jpgGary has run his own successful property maintenance business in the UK for many years.  Since moving to France 2 years ago he has been restoring his own property and is now ready to take on similar work in France.  He well acquainted with the local know-how - where to get the best materials at the best prices and who to ask to do what.  Gary will discuss your needs and advise you on all aspects, will do the work himself or find someone who can.  His speciality is outside work such as terraces, landscaping garden and pool areas, building sheds and shelters etc.  Inside he can do most things and has a reliable list of contacts for other artisans.  He is also open to decorating projects.  During the summer Gary will attend to all your weekly garden needs such as lawn mowing.

Telephone: 00 33 4 68207153

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PUTTING ART INTO CONTEXT - Lecture Courses

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Edouard Manet's Bar at The Follies Berger - "What is happening here?"

Have you ever wondered why an artist painted a particular picture?  What was happening in the painting and in that particular place at that particlar time?  In other words what was the social history background to art.  Paris was the centry of the art world from 1860 to World War II.  The courses aim to discover why and includes Impressionism, Art Nouveau, Modernism and Avant Garde, Art Deco and the legacy these movements have left.  The modules will include Architecture, Sculpture and Russian Art.  The courses will run for  6 weeks at 90 each from mid to late October and resuming after Christmas in Anni's house near Chalabre.  It will consist of lecture, visual content, discussion and access to books.  Gallery visits will be arranged where possible.  Anni is a BA Honours graduate in the History and Theory of Art form the University of Kent.

 

Contact Anni Minhas-Farror
00 33 468 20 71 53

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GAILLARDET GUARDIEN. GUARDIEN SERVICE

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Squeaky clean bathroom

Anni and Gary will provide you with a complete guardien service for your holiday home or gite throughout the year, in the area within 15Km of Chalabre.  We will hold keys, ensure that your guests/clients arrive to a clean property, with an appropriate welcome pack.  The beds will be made and we will ensure that it is warm in winter and cool in summer.  We will do the end of occupancy check, keep the garden in good shape and look after the swimming pool on a weekly basis.  We also offer a laundry service for towels and bedlinen.  We will do any necessary troubleshooting and keep you informed of the situation.  Our charges depend on the type of property and we ask for a monthly standing order so that we can maintain maximum attention all year round.

 

Anni Minhas-Farror & Gary Bentley
Telephone: 00 33 4 68207153

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