REALISING THE DREAM
From the moment Ian and Sara set foot in the Perigord Noir, they knew it was the place they wanted to be. The outdoors, the heathly lifestyle and the abdundance of fresh, quality seasonal produce swayed them to up roots from the UK in 2004 with their three year old son Adam.
In 2004, the couple set about to transform Phase 1 of ‘the dream’, their ancient ‘pride, joy and stress’ Perigordian farmstead, Le Chèvrefeuille, into what has become a stunningly, exquisite award-winning guesthouse with bed and breakfast and self catering accommodation. It was during this transformation period that they welcomed the arrival of Alice, their daughter, followed closely by Bella, the cat. In 2012, Phase 2 of ‘the dream’ was realised with the establishment of Cook Dordogne.
The couple are incredibly proud of the numerous awards they have won for both Le Chèvrefeuille and more latterly Cook Dordogne – gaining a reputation for “excellence” for both and featuring in many guidebooks.
Above all, what they both hold dear and value the most, is witnessing the satisfaction of their guests during their stay at Le Chèvrefeuille or from their Cook Dordogne course, or both!