We are Ton and Mirella

Since 2000 we own Domaine Les Gonies. After working in the hospitality industry in the Netherlands for many years and had our own restaurant together for 3 years, we wanted something different.
Living, working and enjoying in a different way.
At Domaine Les Gonies we can live in, of and with nature, work and yet have a lot of contact with our guests and enjoy French life. Mirella as a chef, farmer and hostess. Ton as waiter, farmer and manus-you-of-everything.

We are now 20 years away and our company has grown. We like so many things.
Apart from spoiling our guests in our restaurant, the gîtes, the Bed and Breakfast and on the campsite, the farm plays an increasingly important role. Time for extra help.

The spring of 2019 brought Heleen and Marcel on our way. We immediately had a right click. After working “live” together for several months, we are now really going to connect.
Each from its own specialty, experience and angle. But especially all with passion and energy.

We are Marcel and Heleen

For us, it started with a dream more than 10 years ago.
During a holiday in Sweden we spoke out how cool it would be to have a private bed & breakfast with mini-camping where we can receive guests, let them relax, cook well for them, offer them a nice holiday place and there our life and work to make it.

And if you have a dream and keep it alive, it can suddenly go fast.

It is May 2019 when we get in touch with Ton and Mirella and after a summer period we have made the choice to continue the cooperation. In December 2019 we moved our household to Les Gonies and we started living our dream. We both bring our life and work experience from the Netherlands and like to use this to give guests a + experience.

We have described our whole process in blog form. Do you like to get to know us a little better? Click on the link to read our blog: https://janssen-vanlente.nl

What do we want?

We try to let our guests experience in what we are so excited about ourselves. So you have questions about how life is taking place on our farm, feel free to reassure them. We are happy to take you with us when feeding our animals, or for a look at our vegetable garden.

Our restaurant runs on homegrown products. We grow our products organically. The same goes for the animal feed. We work as environmentally friendly as possible, waste that is edible goes to the pigs, wood released during the demolition is reused or enters the wood stove. The rest of the waste that has no destination is separated and disposed of. The rinsing water for the toilets of the campsite is pumped out of the River Lot.

Moreover, we are happy to explain to you about our “green” energy flow. There are solar collectors on the barn. Our central heating is partly on solar energy and partly on wood from our own forest. Ultimately, we strive for a CO2-neutral company. Whether that succeeds, the future will learn!