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 consultancy and training in the youth welfare the decision was made to leave my working life in the Netherlands behind and to leave for France to enjoy the French life, but also to be active in a meaningful and sustainable way.

For 3 years I rented out gîtes in the Dordogne and did some catering. I also coach and mentor Dutch youngsters who have fallen between two stools during their education. In France, they make a new start and Les Gonies seems an excellent place to gain work experience and prepare for independent living back in the Netherlands.

On 1 March 2021, I will take over the ‘tourism’ part and move to Les Gonies together with my dogs Max and Noa. A place where guests feel welcome, where there is attention for each other and where you can meet. The adults only concept will remain, we’ll continue to provide delicious meals for our guests and we’ll see what else we can think of to make your vacation unforgettable. Les Gonies also offers young people new opportunities in a wonderful learning environment, and you might even meet them during your vacation.

I’m looking forward to seeing you!

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!