About Us


We are husband and wife duo, James and Gerry, and Rooster the carp dog. 


It started with a dream, to one day live in France, escape from London and the hamster wheel; to change our lives.  The three of us spent 6 weeks travelling around the beautiful French countryside in Remy (the campervan), in search of the perfect spot to settle down.  


James is a passionate angler, and Gerry is a yoga teacher and life coach.  We decided to merge our passions into one venture. 

We found Moulin de Passais, tucked away in Lower Normandy.  This established lake, characterful mill house and cottage, is in an area steeped in history and natural beauty.  It was too good to pass up.  We decided to take the plunge and make a life-changing decision.  As scary as it was, all we could think about were the chickens we would have, the fruit and vegetables we would grow, the quiet roads, and the sense of community.  


We are so excited to take the next step in our lives and to share it with others.  We can’t wait to welcome you!