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We are a nature retreat centre, with horses

La Volée is both embedded in the community of Ger and a very private place. In walking distance of the little town, the farmstead is set back from the road, behind its traditional cider apple orchard. We are situated in the “bocage” countryside of Lower Normandy, which is characterised by small pastures surrounded by wooded banks – examples of these stony banks, surmounted by beeches, abound on the property Behind the old stone houses, barn, and large open horse shelter the land drops away into a secret valley with woodland, ponds and abundant nature – a world that is quiet and hidden from public view.

Come and meet the people

Erica bought La Volée in 2017 when she left the UK for France with her horses, and Sarah and David loved it so much that a year later they decided they’d like to join in! La Volée is now their main home too and we formed a partnership to own the farm. Sarah takes the lead role in managing the accommodation and the business, and David runs healing retreats, leaving Erica to concentrate on the land and herd management. We love our farm, the horses and each other and we want to share it with like-minded people and spread the joy!

“Sarah, David and Erica are simple, authentic people. In their home, you can find peace and quiet thanks to the setting but also to their way of being, open and generous.”
MAY, LONDON 2021

Our horses are (a) family

Erica bought La Volée in 2017 when she left the UK for France with her horses, and Sarah and David loved it so much that a year later they decided they’d like to join in! La Volée is now their main home too and we formed a partnership to own the farm. Sarah takes the lead role in managing the accommodation and the business, and David runs healing retreats, leaving Erica to concentrate on the land and herd management. We love our farm, the horses and each other and we want to share it with like-minded people and spread the joy!

La Volée is both embedded in the community of Ger and a very private place. In walking distance of the little town, the farmstead is set back from the road, behind its traditional cider apple orchard. We are situated in the “bocage” countryside of Lower Normandy, which is characterised by small pastures surrounded by wooded banks – examples of these stony banks, surmounted by beeches, abound on the property.

 

Behind the old stone houses, barn, and large open horse shelter the land drops away into a secret valley with woodland, ponds and abundant nature – a world that is quiet and hidden from public view. The valley is the heart of La Volée and the special place that is so restorative to us who live here and to our visitors – everyone finds their own favourite part to walk or sit in and to find peace.

 

La Volée is both embedded in the community of Ger and a very private place. In walking distance of the little town, the farmstead is set back from the road, behind its traditional 

“It was a unique experience, I could not bear leaving the horses behind, I’d grown so close to them - especially Arlo, the Magical Horse…..
MAY, LONDON 2021

We live in a beautiful area

Ger is situated on the western edge of the Normandie Maine natural park, in the bocage region – famous for its rolling pastureland enclosed by banks planted with trees – beech, oak and chestnut – giving the countryside a wooded appearance and providing important habitat for birds and other wildlife. Tracks or ‘chemins’ traverse this landscape, usually with banks on each side, providing excellent walking and riding, and generally open to all. A chemin leads off the side of our farm providing access to kilometres of off-road walking direct from La Volée, some of it alongside the winding Egrenne river, and leading into the Ger forest. We are close to some long distance paths, notably the Voie Verte pilgrim’s route from Paris to Mont St Michel and on to La Rochelle.

Where we are located

Ger is situated on the western edge of the Normandie Maine natural park, in the bocage region – famous for its rolling pastureland enclosed by banks planted with trees – beech, oak and chestnut – giving the countryside a wooded appearance and providing important habitat for birds and other wildlife. Tracks or ‘chemins’ traverse this landscape, usually with banks on each side, providing excellent walking and riding, and generally open to all. A chemin leads off the side of our farm providing access to

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