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.

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!

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!