Andrew Wilson-Dickson Andrew Wilson-Dickson


Andrew and Lucy in FranceIn 2003 Andrew and Lucy bought a house in Marnaves, a tiny village outside Cordes-sur-Ciel in the Tarn (81). Toulouse is about 80km in a south-westerly direction, mostly by motorway; Albi and Gaillac each about 30km, east and south-east; there is a train station only 3km away. Andrew's sister Julia has a house in Labarthe-Bleys, the next village.

The house is old and originally a simple farmhouse. Its startling feature is an enormous barn, more than half the size of the building (15 x 6 x 6.5 metres high). The domestic section is almost complete after major rebuilding work and the barn is finished, a superb space in wood with a hemp wallcovering, a warm space with a fine acoustic for music. It was used for the first time in summer 2008 for period string course (see link below). An organ by the London maker Robson (c1835) is in the barn and playing well.

House in Marnaves, France

We are happy to rent out the house at reasonable rates.

Please contact us for details and possibilities:

andrew at
(This email address is a graphic. Apologies that this means it can't be clicked on or pasted across, but it vastly reduces unwanted callers!)

address in France:

Le Village
81170 Cordes-sur-Ciel

Check out our Summer School for 2016:
Marnaves Summer Baroque - details on the Facebook site of the same name.

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