Forest Meadow Retreat

Hello. Welcome to our website and a HUGE thank you for taking the time to see what Forest Meadow Retreat has to offer.

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Reconnecting with nature in the Charente

Like so many other busy working people, we didn’t have a great work/life balance, and were not living in harmony with our environment.  We knew we wanted to run an eco glamping retreat that would allow us to work closer with nature, and share our eco principles with like-minded people.

John and I both come from a horticultural and design background and are both qualified gardeners. John has created and maintained wild and formal gardens in the UK for over 20 years; and I worked in event floral design and as a floristry tutor prior to our move to France.

We instantly fell in love with the Charente’s stunning natural landscapes of forests, lakes, rambling fields and hamlets full of historical architecture and friendly people. Our journey towards creating Forest Meadow Retreat began in August 2019 when we found our dream location.

WATCH OUR JOURNEY ON TV  Why not follow our journey so far.

We have recently been followed by UK’S channel 4 ‘A New Life In The Sun’ team.

And we will be part of the new 2021 show that starts airing at 4pm UK time On the 4th January.

There has been tears, panic, ’what are we doing’? moments,  laughter, lots of confusion with translation and yes all that 2020 threw at us! But we have kept going and we would like to say a big thank you to all of those that have helped us on the way.

 1 Route de Suris, La Sudrie, Le Lindois, Charente, France

There is so much to see here in this part of France. We are ideally situated close to the Haute Vienne and Dordogne borders with many historical villages and towns with chateaux as well as beach lakes, animal parks, markets, restaurants, shopping, fishing, cycling, walking and plenty of tourist sites.

Located just 40 mins away from Limoges Airport in the beautiful countryside of the Charente only 5 mins from Montemboeuf. 12 mins from the local lake beaches and bars, and 25 mins from Saint Junien/ La Rochefoucauld/Confolens.

Arts & Crafts Weekends

We offer creative classes to join such as floral design, card making, felting and much more so if you fancy trying something new keep an eye on our diary. Booking in advance is a must.

Wedding & Events Venue

Wish to have a celebration somewhere a little different then you can block book our retreat with our stunning decorated marquee and outdoor forest feel venue space.


Although our site has been created for Adult holidays, if you, your family and friends would enjoy staying at our Eco retreat and want to switch off those devices, enjoy the countryside and spend quality time together you can book our whole site. The site is available to block book for up to 18 people.

 PLEASE NOTE (minimum booking must be all 6 tents for a minimum of 3 nights)




We are a fabulous location to run YOUR own retreat from. 

Women’s weeks

Fantastic weeks on the retreat for women travellers and explorers.

A few weeks every year we have women only guests to give female travellers the opportunity to spend time at our retreat where all other guests are women on their own journeys. It is a fantastic way to boost your confidence as a female traveller by sharing stories and experiences and tips with other women. If you are thinking of traveling alone or in a small group for the first time or would like to connect with other women travellers then this is for you. Come and make friends from around the globe. 

A relaxing holiday in the country…

Our Glamping site is in the beautiful Charente with ECO Glamping tents are surrounded with stunning natural beauty and so many places to visit quality and stylish accommodation.

Your Glamping Experience

Your stay here will be a totally different experience to uniformed hotel rooms in busy towns and cities.

Our 5 mtr ALL season bell tents are fully furnished and uniquely decorated. In each tent there is a log burner, for cosy nights in, a fully equipped cooking and dining area and your own private bathroom. All accommodation has solar powered lighting and hot water with mobile phone and laptop charging ports.

As there are only 6 bell tents on our meadow there is plenty of space for you to relax, meditate, read a book or socialise in the communal spaces around the fire pit or in the marquee. You can take walks on the forest tracks to neighbouring hamlets or bike rides to the lakes.

Our glamping site is situated just 40 mins away from Limoges Airport in the beautiful countryside of the Charente only 5 mins from Montemboeuf. 12 mins from the local lake beaches and bars, and 25 mins from Saint Junien/La Rochefoucauld/Confolens.


Included in your stay

  • Bed Linen/Blankets
  • Towels
  • Private Eco Bathroom
  • Logs for log burner (one basket free 5 euros a basket thereafter)
  • An equipped cooking/dining area (per tent)
  • Available if required: Laundry service – Rapid wash and line dried €3.50 per load.
  • Why not treat yourself to a breakfast basket (€12 per person)
  • Croissants & bread selection
  • Jams, honey, butter or nutella
  • Yogurt and granola bowl with fresh fruit
  • Orange juice
  • Choice of available hot drinks

Working with nature

Here at Forest Meadow Retreat we work with nature to encourage biodiversity. We never use harmful chemicals on the land, we make our own plant feed from nettles and our cleaning products are all environmentally friendly. There is such an abundance of wildlife here, so it’s important to us to work with the surrounding environment which in turn lets you appreciate its beauty during your stay.

All guests grey water is piped to our Reed Bed System. There nature works magic with good bacteria and plants on filtering and cleaning it, then it is sent out to water the trees.

We use composting toilets which prevents wasting water and creates amazing compost for trees and shrubs. Also by leaving areas of wild flower meadow, planting fruit,vegetables and flowers it encourages wildlife to keep visiting us, especially bees!. So if you are a keen bird watcher, or you are interested in wildlife or flowers then this is the setting for a great holiday. And the sky here on a clear night …WOW, NOT TO BE MISSED.

We are continuously working on our vegetable garden, orchard and flower gardens, so we are hoping to provide a pick your own salad and fruit for guests too.


  • 1st April -31st  October
  • €125 per night for 2 people (min 2 night stay) 
  • Add a 3rd person at an additional €45 a night

Included in your stay

  • Bed Linen
  • Towels
  • Equipped BBQ & Outdoor Seating
  • Private ECO Bathroom (per bell tent)
  • 1 Basket of Logs for Wood Burner



  • Hammocks
  • Fire Pit
  • Meadow Space
  • Marquee Lounge
  • Outdoor Socialising areas
  • Games Indoor & Outdoor
  • Eco Sweat Lodge
  • Picnic Spaces
  • Book Box
  • Sun Loungers


  • Yoghurt & Granola Jar
  • Croissant
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Snack Bar
  • Orange Juice
  • Tea – Coffee or Hot Chocolate

Also Included

  • Parking
  • Tourism Tax
  • Our FMR Complimentary Toiletries & Comfort Pack (ECO Friendly & Not tested on animals)
  • Shampoo & Body Wash in each Bathroom (ECO Friendly & Not tested on animals)

Forest Meadow Retreat Packages

Friends And Family Holidays

Reconnect with loved ones

Nearby Activities: walking, beach, lakes, chateaus, fishing, museums, adventure parks and much more.

Up to 18 People

Linen & towels provided

Cooking/dinning facilities

Meadow location

Private bathrooms

Games areas

Contact us for details


A relaxed intimate wedding venue.

2 nights accommodation for 18 people

Space for 50 guests

Arrival evening buffet Inc wine

Champagne breakfast

Floral designs


Tree lined ceremony space

From €3.750 Contact us for details

Stay up to date

For our YOGA, ART, CRAFT, AND OTHER sessions please follow the link to our Facebook page for continuous updates and availability.

Yoga with Felicity

Fully qualified and insured teacher with sessions on Fridays (9am – 10.15am) and (11am – 12.15pm) priced at 10 euros pp/per class during our opening season but not 29th May or 5th June.

These classes are open to the public however guests need to be book via Felicity Yoga’s website. Any questions about the classes please contact Felicity direct. Limited spaces available, we are not responsible for any classes being cancelled or injuries whilst taking a class or any refunds being required.

Yoga at Forest Meadow Retreat

Escape the hustle and bustle…

Our location is in the beautiful countryside of the Charente in France, ideal for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle or wanting to try something new. Unwind and have some fun at Forest Meadow Retreat.

Corona virus

information and flexibility of dates

Its easy to book your 2021 stay at Forest Meadow Retreat

  • Book your dates with a 25% deposit
  • Flexibility to move those dates if needed due to restrictions
  • Only to other dates in 2021 (if available)
  • Balance due 30 days before your stay begins
  • Due to this kind of flexibility we cannot offer refunds if you cancel OR there are no dates left available for exchange in 2021.

Contact Details

Forest Meadow Retreat, 1 Route de Suris, La Sudrie , Le Lindois
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Book your stay

Here’s what you need to know when booking with us.

  • Our retreat is a minimum of 2 nights stay
  • Check in after 3pm
  • Check out of tent by 10am (from site by 12)
  • Bookings are priced by the tent for two people.
  • SORRY- No single person occupancy reductions.
  • Extra person per tent 45 euros per night max 3 people per tent.
  • Classes are an optional extra and at an additional cost to accommodation.

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