A Unique Holiday Experience For All!

About Us

Terry and I have lived most of our lives in either Scotland or Ireland. Terry is a manx-born man and I have both Scots and Irish blood running through my veins. A couple of years ago, we decided to get out of the rat-race and go and live somewhere warmer where we could chill out. However, an opportunity for some hard but rewarding work presented itself, in the form of a small gite holiday complex in France. Deciding that Terry actually needed a challenge and too much rest was not going to suit him, we had a chat with Dawn and Mark Camilli about buying into this unique gite complex.
Since my dad, Sandy, had spent several years out in France helping Dawn, Mark build this fantastic site, it seemed only fitting that Terry and I should buy into it. We are both hands-on people with a can-do attitude and a willingness to help any guest who stays with us in any way possible. Ask – and we will do our best to make it happen! We will ensure that our guests go home begging to return time and time again – after all, we do aim to please!

Jackie & Terry

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 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.


My dad, Sandy, was a family friend of the Camillis for many years and spent much of his retirement living at Domaine du Sourire, whilst it was a 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.

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