El Camino de Najac…
is our dream for the future. A B&B where others can share in all things French and wonderful… be it the beautiful countryside, the plentiful Plus Beaux Villages (of which Najac is one), the Bastide towns, the sports (swimming, kayaking, high ropes, paintball, mountain biking – all just a couple of metres stride from our front door), breathtaking road biking, writing in the woods, eating heartily, shopping at local markets… and spend a few nights in our idyllic home surrounded by over 5 acres of orchard and woodland. We hope, one day, that we’ll welcome you to our little retreat in the South West of France.
Rob is a fencer, builder, farmer… and above all a wizard when it comes to making things. Back in England he built our first home (that’s another story) and he’s taken on the challenge of restoring this 1920’s French home to its former glory. Rob’s passion is wood – rescued wood – and when he’s not mending, plumbing, building or landscaping then you’ll find him in the workshop making furniture from wood (and other rescued bits and pieces). Wherever he can, Rob uses wood that has already had a life… he rescues oak, beech, ash etc. – things that may otherwise be trashed – and transforms them into wonderful creations.
El Camino will include lots of his furniture.
And I’m a writer. And a cyclist. And an artist. And I like yoga. So when I’m not running the B&B you’ll find me glued to my computer, or sitting in the orchard with a pen and paper (or an easel), or sitting on my bike (or stroking it when it’s in the garage, because it’s made of carbon and gets lonely).
We’re not ready for guests just yet but we hope you’ll join us in our journey as we create our vision and then, when we are open, we look forward to welcoming you – along with your bikes, your pens, your canvas, your walking shoes, your cameras and the rest – because the Aveyron truly is a wonderful part of South-West France.