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"Pressure and stress rob you of your time and space. Retreat and life-workshops offer you the opportunity to address the balance in your life. To find the answers you seek you have to be still, to listen you have to be quiet, to go forward you have to have energy and direction. "


 Retreat Packages at La Platriere

La Platriere Retreat is an idyllic place to retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. As people, we all need space, peace and tranquillity every now and again to reflect, rest, heal and recharge our batteries. Regular space for oneself means that you can enjoy life more, be more efficient, healthier and better equipped to meet the heavy demands of modern living.   This is even more true than ever today as we face world economic crisis and recession, pressure from our employers, financial institutions, families and relationships can lead us all to feel overwhelmed, anxious and worried, lost and without hope for the future.    


At La Platriere Retreat we offer just that - a chance to JUST BE! No timetables, no organised classes, nothing - just peace and quiet at harmony with nature. A chance not only to just un-wind, but an opportunity to take stock, think things through, make decisions and plan ahead, without the day-to-day pressures, workload and stress.


Opportunities for 1-1 life-coaching sessions, and therapeutic sessions or a relaxing Indian head massage are available during your stay if you wish. Relationship counselling for couples is also available.  Please indicate when booking your requirements.

Retreat packages are available all year.  Please see prices below.

Pick up the phone ...or send us an e-mail and book yourself in on for a rest...

Experience Peace and Tranquillity

The Retreat package provides an option of full-board for a minimum stay of 3 nights. Additional nights available. We welcome individuals and people staying on a shared basis. Life-coaching, Stress Management, Counselling and complimentary therapies are available at additional price. Please ask for details. 

One Person

Two People Sharing a Room

€275 - 3 nights full board


€390 per room 3 nights full board


€575 - 7  nights full board


€870 per room 7 nights full board



During retreat/workshop holidays there is extensive sleeping accommodation and living space due to the cottage being used as well as the main house for the group. All the rooms are light and airy and comfortably furnished. Bedrooms offer superb views and those in the main house have en-suites. Beverage facilities are provided in each bedroom and luxury bed-linen and towels. Many of the rooms have exposed beams. Guests can enjoy the large comfortable lounge with open log fire, plus two other smaller sitting rooms which can be used for reading, music, break out groups or other activities. We offer healthy home cooking using local produce and vegetables from our own garden and with adequate notice can cater for special dietary requirements. Meals can be taken outdoors on the sun-terrace, or in the dining room in the main house.

DE-Stress Weekends

"You are up against the clock……..yet again! and there is still so much to be done and just not enough time. Your pulse is racing, and you are getting increasingly irritable, you feel frustrated and unable to concentrate. Some days you feel you are so wound up you could explode, and other days you feel so drained and fed up that all you want to do is curl up in a corner and escape from it all."

De-stress weekends run from Thursdays to Sundays throughout the year except during July & August.

If this resonates within you, then consider a long weekend away from it all to de-stress and get back into balance. Our “De-Stress Weekends" are available most weekends throughout the year.

The "No Stress 3 night/4 day  Package" runs from Thursday to Sunday during which time you'll experience peace and tranquility at La Platriere, you'll learn deep relaxation techniques, and receive a wonderful Indian Head Massage. You'll have your own room with private en-suite, and enjoy delicious home-cooked meals using local produce. You'll even be picked up from the airport or train station. All this for an inclusive price of 467 euros.

There is even an optional trip available to local Thermal baths with choice of 4 treatments all for a supplement price of 60 euros. 

Interested? Then contact us now and let's start planning to unwind



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Life-Coaching at La Platriere Retreat

What is Life-Coaching?

Life-coaching is about getting the most out of your life, enhancing the skills you already have, becoming aware of the skills you didn't know you had, learning how to access your resources and living a purposeful, fulfilling life.

Often we have beliefs about ourselves and our capabilities which hold us back from achieving a fulfilling and successful life. These beliefs limit ourselves to the extent that we look externally for reasons why we do not achieve, why we are not happy etc, these often taking the form of blaming others for our circumstances.  Life-coaching aims to tackle getting you back in control of your life by dealing with these limiting self-beliefs which hold you back.

There are two ways you can do this at La Platriere Retreat, either by joining in on one of our personal development workshop holidays, or by coming out on a retreat package and incorporating 1-1 life-coaching sessions during your stay. During these sessions you will learn how to identify your sabotaging beliefs, identify your strengths and weaknesses, make connections with where these lay in your past, resolve unresolved issues that stand in your way, and learn how you can achieve different thoughts and behaviours.

The rest of your life starts now.......are you ready and prepared to get the best of it?

Contact Andy or Jackie for full details of how to get started.... either by telephone 0033 470679426 or by e-mail on


 La Platriere as a Venue for your workshops/Training

Are you a workshop leader looking for a venue in France? Do you want to run your own workshops? Are you looking for the right environment? Do you want to motivate others? Workshops can be on any subject - personal development, music, art, gardening, etc. Please contact us to discuss availability.

Why La Platriere Retreat?

La Platriere Retreat could be the ideal venue for you or your group. There is plenty of space, both outdoors and inside - ideal setting for relaxation, meditation, learning, lecturing and reflection.

  • Airport & rail transfers can be arranged
  • Flexibility - tailor-made packages to suit your requirements and budget
  • Special dietary requirements catered for
  • local and organic produce
  • Friendly hosts experienced in the therapeutic field, who believe in a holistic approach integrating   mind, body and soul.
  • Accommodation up to 17 people (shared basis).
  • Optional trips to local thermal spa in historic Bourbon l'Archambault -used by the kings of France
  • Guided walks through the Troncais forest - full of mystery and legend.
  • Plenty to see and do or just chill out.