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Our latest competition was held with Third Age Matters, the magazine of the University of the Third Age, and Denise Roberts of Northumberland is the delighted winner.

Denise's prize is a week's stay at the beautiful holiday cottage at La Mirande, a converted farmhouse in a stunning, peaceful location in the Ardeche with views to both the Alps and the Massif Central.

Denise takes a French conversation class, so can't wait to share her delight at being the winner with her group – and practising her language skills. “My husband and I know and love the Ardeche, having visited some years ago, when hardly anyone knew about the area. We are thrilled at the prospect of returning.”

The University of the Third Age (U3A) movement is an unique and exciting organisation which provides, through local groups, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery!    

The magazine Third Age Matters is published five times each year and contains opinion, events and local news from U3As up and down the country.

La Mirande combines luxury and contemporary colour with dramatic timber and stone period features. As well as the self-contained cottage, it offers two large B&B suites with table d'hote. See more about La Mirande cottage and B&B