Welcome to L'Annicha!
We welcome you to our home in the picturesque Quercy region of France, where you will get away from the hectic day-to-day and relax in a serene and authentic setting. At L'Annicha we not only aim to offer you a great place to come back to after a busy day of exploring, but to also create a homely environment favourable for rest, reflection and self-care.
L'Annicha is located on 4.5 hectares of rolling countryside spanning the main house, barn house, gardens, the 25 meter lap pool and the sports and meditation room. The estate also has a vegetable garden, grassland and a little oak-tree forest; all accessible during your stay with us. Roam around as much as you like. There are benches spread over the property, for you to enjoy the scenery.
Bed and breakfast facilities, and gîtes (cottage; self-contained apartments) are available. No escape is complete without good food. Upon reservation we provide home cooked Western and South-East Asian meals prepared as much as possible with local produce.
The premises are perfect for organising a group retreat or residential seminar, and can therefore be rented out as a whole. Please contact us for more information.
We are Tracy (Singaporean), Dirk (Belgian), Roxy and Tristan (our dogs) and Tix (our cat). Recently we also added kittens Laurel, Hardy and Fynn to the family.
After international careers (Tracy as a nurse and Dirk as a project manager) we sought a change in lifestyle that took us all the way from bustling Singapore to the quiet South-West of France.
We speak English, French, Dutch, German, Italian, Malay, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Meaning of "L’Annicha"
"Anicca" is the Pali word for impermanence, the constance of change. We interpret it as "being patient" or as "new beginnings", which is what we were looking for as we set out to change our lifestyle.
We hope L'Annicha provides you an environment to facilitate a change for the better.
Not suitable for kids below 12.
Pets are not allowed in the rooms.
We are a non-smoking establishment.
We currently have four ensuite rooms available in the main house.
If you want more privacy and your own kitchen, we also offer two self-catered apartments in the barn house.
For more information on the rooms,
Breakfast is served in the main house. It is included in the BnB rate, but also available for the other guests upon reservation. It includes freshly baked homemade bread, a mini-buffet and free flow coffee or tea.
Four and a half hectares of land are available for you to roam. Seating areas are spread around for your enjoyment.
Sports and meditation room
The 25 * 4 meter lap pool is yours to relax and exercise. A fountain adds to the serenity of the garden.
The sports and meditation room breaths an authentic and relaxing atmosphere.
Fast Wifi is available, as fibre has reached us. There is enough bandwidth for you to "work from home", but do you want? It is such a relaxing atmosphere...
Home cooked meals
We serve healthy and tasty home cooked meals several days a week, upon reservation. Mostly local products are used to prepare Western and South-East Asian dishes.
Free parking on premises. We can organise transportation upon request.
Rest & Relax
Enjoy this unusual place, far from the beaten tracks. Take time off your busy life and come to rest. Enjoy our garden, read a book or roam around our property.
If you want you can also join us in our daily activities like sports, meditation, cooking and gardening.
We propose Qi Gong introductory lessons as well mindfulness sessions.
Our medieval village is protected from an architectural point of view. It also contains the famous "Collegiale". Within one hour drive there are two UNESCO world heritage sites (Cathedral Albi and Abbaciale Moissac) and many other worth visiting cities and places, like Cahors, Montauban or Lauzerte.
The neighbourhood has splendid hiking and biking tracks providing incredible views over the surrounding hills. Golf courses are within driving distance. The more adventurous can go kayaking, climbing, spelunking, flying ULM or karting. Our meadow has been used as learning slope for paragliding and flying sites are available in the vicinity.
We are located in the Quercy region with its own wines. Neighbouring Cahors and Gaillac regions are better known. All of them have wineries which organise regular wine tastings.
A couple of kilometres away is the local capital of the truffle Lalbenque. Several wineries also include top restaurants. And of course we can advice you with our local favorites.
Every day has its market: whether you are looking for local produce, local specialties to take home or a souvenir, you will find a nice atmosphere roaming the markets in the region.
"A very friendly and sympathetic couple, and excellent food."