"I wanted to write and say how much I enjoyed the advanced course. For someone like me who cooks all day long in my job, it was great to work with two such knowledgeable and creative people who were so good at teaching us skills and passing on information. I really wanted a 'hands-on' course, rather than one that was mostly demonstration and this course was definitely that. I learnt many new things that I will be using back at work - my guests are going to be so impressed! All in all, I found the course to be very useful and would highly recommend it.

Kate Purdy
Sep 06

"Weekend" calendar & prices

Gourmet Cuisine and Farm to Table Cooking Holiday in France


Walnut Grove Course dates for 2022 

 " Weekend" hands-on cookery courses 

17 - 19 June

1 - 3 July

19 - 21 August

11 - 13 November

25 - 27 November -  FESTIVE Itinerary - 495 Euros / Pers.

9 - 11 December -  FESTIVE Itinerary - 495 Euros / Pers.

If you are interested in coming to the Walnut Grove on another date, please do not hesitate to contact us, it may be possible to arrange a new course date that suits you.

Price for 2022 Regular "Week-end" Hands-on Cookery Course 

Euros € 395.00 per person, shared twin or double room
Euros € 345.00 non-cooking friend or partner 

Euros € 90.00 single room supplement

If you would like to have a room to yourself, you will be charged the single room supplement at the time of booking. 


  • Champagne on arrival
  • 2 night ensuite accommodation
  • All food including 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Soft drinks all day
  • All equipment needed
  • Molton Brown toiletries
  • Recipe folder to take home
  • Certificate
  • Free Wifi


  • Travel
  • Wine
  • Alcoholic beverages

Wine and other alcoholic beverages can be purchased from our bar.

Accommodation is normally onsite, with all inclusive 5 day/nights guests hosted at The Walnut Grove as a priority, with cooking and non cooking partners sharing one of our 2 ensuite bedrooms. The first floor can be privatised for group booking and can accommodate up to 7 person.

Under exceptional circumstances, guests may be accommodated at a local B&B, we will arrange drop off and pick up if required.

All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions 

A minimum of 30% of total course fees is required at the time of reservation and is not refundable. The balance is due 60 days before arrival. We accept bank transfers, cheques in € Euros, and most major credit cards. In the event of insufficient numbers of clients on any one course - or a late cancellation, we reserve the right to cancel the course and either fully refund existing clients, or transfer them to another suitable course date.

Prices correct as printed but subject to change. The school reserves the right to alter its programs. 

Full Refund minus the 30% deposit per person applies where written notice of cancellation is received more than 60 days prior to the course. Cancellations received 45 to 60 days prior to arrival will be subject to a cancellation charge of 50%. No refund will be made for cancellations received less than 45 days prior to date of arrival. Once the week has commenced there will be no refunds on unused portions. Cancellations due to medical reasons can be covered by travel insurance (which we recommend all our guests purchase from their provider of choice). 

Due to the fact that we restrict our courses to no more than six participants we strictly adhere to this cancellation policy. We therefore recommend our clients take out CFAR (cancel for any reason) travel insurance to cover any cancellation.

Phone us on +33 6 95 52 72 36  (Mayenne dept, Pays de la Loire) France