We spent two weeks with Alex and John and their team, Haley, Aiden and in the second week Victoria. Together they create an ambience of both peace and great fun which all guests seemed to respond to. During the first week I did an art course, Karen was a super teacher, whilst my husband chilled or borrowed a bike to explore the area. Both of us joined John's walking group in the second week. Beautiful walks, not too short but aimed perfectly for the ability of the group, always back just in time for lunch! The food was excellent and our room was lovely, a perfect shower which suited us very well. The salt water swimming pool was a joy, no intense chemicals. The Chateau soon felt like home, the company was good and if one wished for a bit of solitude outside there were plenty of places in the grounds, maybe under the walnut trees. Others enjoyed the French course whilst we were there, they were also enthusiastic about what they had been doing. We just can't wait to go again to L'Age Baston. Though we feel that one of us should try Alex's cookery course next time! We recommend this holiday very highly.