Lexis Retreats

Lexis Retreats

Lexis Retreats

Lexis Retreats


A Retreat in the Heart of Gascony

Domaine de Lexis

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The Property

Located in the Gers, Armagnac country, South West of France, Lexis houses three buildings on the property. Nothing in the house follows a straight line as the origin of this house dates back to three hundred years and all of the furniture is antique or bespoke. There is one permanent guest on the property; Whitty the cat, who regards herself as being the proprietor of all three dwellings and has the right to every bed. You, naturally have the right to shut her out!

Maison de Gardien

This house is a decorator's delight. Filled with original and unique pieces, it generates a feeling of a time when life was slower and we had more time to linger. Mixing the practical with a collection of sensitively curated furnishings this is more of a home than a holiday house.


Thé bijou, boho Pigeonnier is a sensitive conversion from a rustic utility building into a perfect jewel of a cottage. Thought has been put into every detail and this means that beauty has been created while keeping practical details uppermost.


The main residence and has 2 guest bedrooms, and is where host, Miv resides. (please enquire directly via email or form)

Retreats & Workshops

This Autumn we want to bring out the colour in our lives, not just painting and decorating but styling and and telling stories in our groupings, collections and the creativity we put into our homes. Using the houses here as inspiration we will suggest you find a corner or an object that inspires your own life story and lets see what happens from there…

All houses offer the comfort and intrigue of the well appointed , well curated home of the period, with astonishingly beautiful details and authentic materials, all created with a Stylist’s eye.

Upcoming Workshops

We Intend to inspire You! OCTOBER 11th for five day retreat

Our next Workshop/ Retreat is planned for mid October . A spectacular time of year here in Gascony. The Autumn colours and the Armagnac Harvest are not to be missed. I shall hunt down a few Artisan food producers. I have heard rumour of a small business producing Balsamic vinegar in a very traditional way, and. I will be a little more nosy about the Occitane Woad Bleu Pastel. Maybe a block printing day or two would be of interest. …

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Miv Watts

Author of the bestselling lifestyle book The Maverick Soul, Miv began her career as a window dresser for Burberry. She met and married Peter Watts sound engineer to the Pink Floyd with whom she had two children (Ben Watts Fashion Photographer, and Naomi Watts Actress).
Miv has had a global career, collaborating and producing furniture, fabrics and Art in the Far East for private clients, boutique hotels and Stately Homes. She has enjoyed a long career as a Set/ Costume Designer in film and Television where character study plays an important part in film making and this serves her well in understanding how important it is for our homes to reflect our true spirit in order to help us keep our equilibrium and feel at peace in our personal sanctuary .
 Recently she has taken on a restoration project in South West France and continues to create beautiful environments while working on a new book.
Lexis is the latest iteration of Miv’s design work, and where she currently calls home.