Acclaimed fine artist Songul has been teaching watercolor, oil painting, and drawing and painting at Kingston Adult Education since 2001. Having regularly exhibited in London and Switzerland, Songul also runs private tuitions at home and in different art centers throughout the UK. Previous successful painting holidays include the beautiful landscapes of Switzerland, Italy, and Turkey.
Kundalini yoga teacher, Gabrielle has been immersed in the journey of self-exploration through yoga and meditation for over 10 years. She runs regular yoga workshops in London. The practice of Kundalini raises our own awareness using postures, breathing techniques and meditation. It builds muscles, flexibility, boost the immune system, reinforces nervous system, and glandular system. Its movements, combined with breathing techniques release tensions, stress, and blockages resulting in an uplifted state, a clarity of mind, a sense of peace and well-being.
from Belgium, June 2017
"Inspiring and relaxing week at Faysselle."
I enjoyed everything that week: the yoga sessions with Gaby in the morning, the painting sessions with Songul, the meditation sessions with Gaby in the late afternoon, the food prepared by Judy an Will as well as the wonderful surroundings.
a traveler United Kingdom
We booked Fayselle on the strength of the reviews we read on this site. We were not too fussy about location (except that we wanted a tranquil spot) and the glowing reports (plus photos of the dogs!) made it stand out. We were not disappointed, and had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday. The gites themselves are beautifully appointed, set in in lovely grounds that you're encouraged to explore. Judy and Tom are charming and thoughtful hosts. They immediately made us feel relaxed, and maintained a great balance of discretion and friendliness. They clearly take a lot of pride in their business - evident in the immaculately maintained grounds, gites and swimming pool. We found that all our needs were catered to, from highchair, baby bath and cot provided for our son, to details such as essential provisions supplied on arrival. Many of their guests are repeat visitors, and after our stay we can understand why. They are fantastic hosts and Fayselle a wonderful spot.
a traveler Cambridgeshire
So, we're back for our umpteenth visit to this little corner of south west France which is somehow locked into rural French life of the last century. Roads so quiet you can walk for hours and see no more than an ancient tractor, or this morning an old French farmer driving his pony and trap. Faysselle is a quaint property of three pretty gites but with all the modern comforts we might expect - dishwashers, wifi, etc. beautiful large pool and acres of garden, woods, fields to explore. Judy is a fantastic hostess, welcoming and helpful especially with the local language if your French is a bit rusty. We have returned year after year for the peace and beautiful countryside, the rustic local cuisine, the historic 'bastide' towns and most of all Faysselle's special atmosphere.
We recently stayed at Faysellles whilst on an extended holiday in France and had a fantastic time in Levant. Judy had the fire lit for our late arrival and thoughtful things in he fridge as it was Sunday. The gite itself has all of the modern amenities one does not necessarily expect, like a dishwasher, English language TV and high speed internet set within stunning countryside of rural France. It is an excellent base for exploring all of the beautiful Bastide towns and markets. Judy has excellent knowledge of the area, activities and restaurants and was happy to loan us a couple of bikes which we used regularly to see the surrounding countryside and work off our French lunches. We also fell in love with her two very sweet golden retrievers Lizze and Alfie. We would definitely recommend Faysselles to all, couples, families and even solo travelers. We can't wait to return.