January has been a marketing month, learning new skills as we promote the Farmhouse for the summer season. We decided that we would put the house with an agent and chose a local company that are specialists for the Lot Valley reigon. They have just relaunched their website and it's all looking pretty good. See if you can find us at


Along with our Facebook promotions and website, we are getting some bookings, it's going to be an exciting time. We have decided to use a management company this year to help with changeover days and grounds maintenance, some guests will prefer to have the site to themselves and we want to be able to offer that.

I have been busy making postcards, using an online company that has a designing tool. It was good fun, I chose to put words on the one side and four different pictures on the other side. As you can imagine this took ages, it seemed to be one of those tasks that you felt you could always improve upon..this picture or that picture... and the finality of clicking the publish button was huge. Money spent I am now waiting for the post cards to arrive, and thanks to a mail robot, I know they have been dispatched. I have added some pictures below, three of which I have used for my cards. Which one do you think makes the best postcard? The numbers are underneath each card. Was it easy enough to work out FFQ on card 2 ?

The Farmhouse is also advertised as a place to stay on a cycling website


Our region in France is great for cycling, the scenery is beautiful and depending on the time of year the landscape can be filled with vineyards, sunflowers and cornfields. Exploring the bastide towns or the Lot river valley is magical. In the Midi-Pyrenees there are about 80 prepared cycle routes from 9km to 600 km and from easy to demanding. These routes can take from 1 hour to several days.

This year the “Tour de France” will come within visiting distance of the Farmhouse. On the 11th July it will arrive in Bergerac  and on the 12th July the stage will start in Eymet. We managed to see all the preparations in Montauban last year and I think it will be something well worth seeing and a fantastic day out.


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