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.
I am Hanny
After 40 years of consulting work and trainer in youth care, I made the decision to leave my working life in the Netherlands behind and move to France to enjoy French life, but also to be busy in a meaningful and sustainable way. For the first 3 years I rented out gîtes in the Dordogne and did catering and management work. I also counseled Dutch youth in France who fell between the cracks during their education.
Since 2021, I take care of the “tourism” part of the Domaine and live at Les Gonies with my dogs Max and Sophie. A place where guests feel welcome, where there is attention to each other and the animals where you can “de-meet”, nothing has to! The adults only concept remains, we also continue to provide (h)honest breakfasts and meals for our guests in our Auberge and further we look every season what beautiful things we can think of to make it an unforgettable vacation for you.
I am already looking forward to seeing you!
We are Tom and Linda
… the new gardeners at Jardin Les Gonies.
As of February 2022, we have joined this fantastic team at Domaine Les Gonies.
Our job will be to grow beautiful, pure and fresh vegetables biodynamically.
In early 2022, we decided to leave the busy suburbs and start making our dream a reality.
A life in the country and starting your own gardening business.
After accepting this golden opportunity (made possible by Ton and Mirella), we gathered a lot of courage and moved to Mauroux with our white shepherd Yirga to start our gardening business Jardin Les Gonies.
Tom will complete his training as a biodynamic gardener at Warmonderhof in Dronten (NL) this year. Before turning his life around to become a gardener, Tom worked as a coffee roaster/ barista and musician. So in addition to his passion for plants and nature, Tom plays a nice tune of guitar and loves a quality cup of coffee.
Linda has always worked passionately and lovingly as a nurse, but instead of taking care of people, she will focus on taking care of plants so they can grow into delicious nutritious and pure vegetables for all to enjoy.
Together with this fantastic team and the many volunteers we will lovingly welcome, we hope to make this beautiful piece of land a cool experience for everyone.
Be welcome and meet us in the garden!