DOMAINE DU SOURIRE

A Unique Holiday Experience For All!

about us

Teresa has lived and worked most of her life in Stonehaven, originally a small fishing village in the North East of Scotland. Like many when entering their 5th decade she began to assess if it was time for a lifestyle change and with 3 sons grown up and flown the nest and a career having reached the maximum she could achieve, she began to discuss the possibility of opening a holiday venue with a difference.
Her career has spanned more than 23 years in the field of Social Care supporting children, adults and their families with a learning disability. She has worked in various settings from residential, educational and respite units liaising with many other professionals to ensure assessed need can be met.
During the development period of this complex, she was employed by a Scottish Child Care Organisation within a small team which prides itself in providing a high standard of care to many children and young people who have complex needs and can display challenging behaviour.
Through the progression of her career from support worker to service manager Teresa has gained a vast amount of experience, knowledge and understanding of the needs of the children/adults she has had the pleasure of working with and this has been at the forefront of her mind throughout the renovation of this unique complex:-
'I realise how difficult it can be for families and support workers to resource a suitable holiday venue which is welcoming, non-judgemental and tailored to meet the needs of their loved ones - and this is what my brother Mark, his wife Dawn, Sandy and I have strived to achieve.'
We offer a safe, secure and fun environment where families can come, relax and enjoy our facilities with the knowledge that qualified, experienced support workers are at hand.

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Having made the decision in 2004 to make a 'lifestyle change', Mark and his family moved to France and spent 4 years converting a derelict farm into a home and complex of 4 gites, with pool and play areas. Since opening in 2008 many families from all over the world but, predominantly the UK, Holland and Belgium, have holidayed with him, his wife and family. Mark was more than happy to help his sister set-up a similar complex and having realized that there is also a demand for wheelchair-accessible properities the site was built to incorporate this facility.

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Sandy was a family friend for many years and spent much of his retirement living on this building site, while working relentlessly. We are indebted to him for his hard work and enthusiasm for the project which would not have come to fruition without him.

Many others have contributed hours of unpaid labour and expertise towards the completion of this ambitious project:-
Fred Ashby - long-time family friend and indispensible 'man with minidigger' - the project would have been impossibly long and expensive without his building expertise and physical input!
Dawn Camilli - part-time labourer and author of this website.
Bradley McWilliams & Carrie Higgs - both have applied their energy and enthusiasm for this venture with many hours of manual labour.
Pamela Bell - a talented artist who kindly donated the beautiful bespoke mosaic of dolphins by the swimming pool and the entrance sign.
Emily Ballard - Emily's creative talent can be viewed in the fantastic artwork in the playroom and Narnia room.

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