Here’s a few very kind words from our guests!

Thank you for such a lovely stay here! The scenery is absolutely beautiful and we enjoyed every second of it. We were mostly in the pool – or hot tub, watching the stars come out! A good recommendation for things to do is canoeing at Grand Roc. Our stay here has been extremely lovely and we would love to come again! The house is beautiful and clean and the pool is lovely after a hot day!”
Izzy, August 2018

“Well, what can I say? We had a very warm welcome and felt very comfortable here. You’ve done a fantastic job of making this a relaxing place to be. The house is comfortable and very well equipped. Although we brought books with us, we were very impressed with the library, too! I had a hard job getting the ladies in the family out of the pool and the hot tub – both were absolutely perfect and really made our afternoons and evenings! The area is great too. There’s so much more to explore that we plan to come back for, but an absolute must is the caves. We visited the caves at Grand Roc, but we’re aware there are even better ones! We also canoed on the river which was an experience willed with gentle (mostly) currents and beautiful scenery. Some days we just spent enjoying the extremely hot weather and the pool. That experience can’t be beat. Thanks for providing a welcoming, relaxing, de-stressing haven for us for a wonderful week!”
Jason, Kate and Izzy, August 2018

“Thank you for a very relaxing week in your very well-equipped gite and for the recommendation for Chez Julien in Paunant and for booking the reservation. A beautiful part of Franc to stay in and, although we spent most of the time relaxing here, the odd few visits to places were scenic and interesting. You are very discreet and allowed for our privacy, which we value. Thanks for the provisions you left for our arrival and general consideration. The house and pool were extremely clean and well-maintained and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you!”
Keith, Pam, Lewis and Mitchell, July 2018

“We have had a really lovely week. The weather has been glorious which has undoubtedly helped. We have visited many beautiful locations (of where there are plenty) but a trip to Beynac is a must. We vow to make time to canoe the Dordogne there next time. Thanks to Debra and Dean for making our stay so enjoyable. From supplying the teens with pizza following our later than expected arrival, booking Chez Julien for the most picturesque lunch and introducing us to French life by way of a local march nocturne. Next time we plan on staying a fortnight in what is now our favourite part of France!”
Vikki, Mark, Ellie, James and Chloe, July 2018

“We usually spend our holidays touring around with our caravan so the gite made a lovely change. We have had a lovely relaxing comfortable time, the weather has been great and even the terrific thunderstorm was an experience! Have had some lovely lunches out and seen some beautiful scenery. A beautiful part of France, everyone so friendly and helpful. Thank you Deb and Dean for makins us feel at home and being so helpful. All the very best for the future.”
Sandy and Peter, July 2018

“Lovely gite set in a beautifully tranquil location. Debra and Dean have provided everything you could possibly need. It’s a novelty to stay in a French gite where pans and aircon are provided! What a different experience this makes! Of course the pool and hot tub are great. I have particularly enjoyed practising my French at local restaurants and shops – the French have been very tolerant of my pigeon-French. We have eaten in some lovely restaurants. We have enjoyed cycling around many Le Plus Beaux Villages, hiring electric bikes from ‘Bike Bus’. Highlights included Domme, Beynac, Castelnaud and the caves at Rouffignac. Thanks to Debra and Dean!”
Yvonne and Stuart, June 2018

“We’ve had a lovely, relaxed week enjoying the local towns and markets. Lots of lunches out, including Chez Julien. The food, as ever in France, has been wonderful. Deb and Dean have been such kind hosts, supplying us with a cot and baby things, making our stay here so much easier. The pool and hot tub are great additions to a perfectly positioned gite, welcomed by us at the end of the day – every day! We love this part of France and intend coming back to enjoy it all again. Thanks again.”
Glenys, Dave, Jos, Fleur and baby Lenny, June 2018

“Many thanks for a wonderful week – our first visit to the Dordogne. The gite is very comfortable and well equipped with everything we could possibly need. Many thanks also for your warm welcome and hospitality. The well-stocked fridge got our holiday off to a good start. We really loved the area, so much to see and do and enjoy – especially the many wild flowers in the hedgerows. I think we counted at least a dozen different species! It was great to come back from our walks to relax on our quiet deck and in the pool. Thank you so much.”
Andrew and Cath, May 2018

“Such peaceful surroundings make for lazy days but the local markets are a must. Intermarche in Vergt is smaller than the biggies such as Auchan in Perigueux, but has everything you need. We fell in love with Tremolat and our treat was lunch at Vieux Logis, which was amazing. The hotel-owned Bistro was equally good. Try the Artisan baguette from the Tremolat bakery – the best we’ve had. Dean and Debra have been the perfect hosts and have been so helpful. We never got to eat at Chez Julien, but we return in October – hopefully to buy a house. With much appreciation.”
Jim and Jan, May 2018

“Thank you for your hospitality, fantastic site and extra help given on our eventful drive down! We have had a lovely week. The setting is glorious and the gite has everything you could wish for. Thanks for your recommendations – we had some fun days out – but the star is really the gite, pool and hot tub, so couldn’t drag ourselves away too often!”
Pete, Laura, Esther and Kimberley, August 2017

“Thank you both for a great welcome and hospitality during our stay. The gite has everything that one could think of for a great holiday. Andrea loved the pool, while Andrew sat in the shade, reading! The crocodile provided great entertainment. Brantôme and Limeuil are very pretty spots for lunch. One warning to those who follow: Rocamadour is a lot further away than you think!! We had great days out and evenings lounging by the pool.”
Andrea and Andrew, August 2017

“Loved our stay and have had everything we need. Would love to return one day. All the best for the future and thank you!”
Dawn, Mark, Isobel, Debra and Teri, August 2017

“La location est exceptionnelle! Merci pur l’accueil et lat maison qui est très bien restauret. Nous avons bien profite des lieux et reliammenlide la piscine et du jacuzzi. C’est au un plaisir de var les lapins tou les soirs. Magnifique, reposant et charmant. Bonne continuation pau votre aventure.”
Karin et Michel, August 2017

“Une semaine reposante comme nous le souhaitons le gite est magnifique les hôtes discrets et charmant. Bref de belle vacances.”
Isabelle et Philippe, August 2017

“We came here needing a well-earned, relaxing holiday and that is exactly what we got! The gite had everything we needed and much more and we were able to spend some great quality family time with one another. Having never holidayed in a gite before, we weren’t quite sure what to expect but we we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this place to folks back home. Thank you, Dean and Debra for providing such a wonderful haven for our family summer holiday!”
Simon, Lou, Ben, Luke and Faith, August 2017

“Thank you so much for your kind hospitality. We have both had a wonderful and relaxing holiday. We are just sorry it has to come to an end! You have undertaken a wonderful transformation of an old barn into such a beautiful and well-appointed gite. We thoroughly enjoyed our days lazing around the pool with far-reaching views. We look forward to returning, although next time Phil will leave his bike at home!”
Phil and Karen, July 2017

“What a fantastic holiday it has been. The cottage had everything you could possibly need. It was clean and welcoming. A massive thank you to Dean and Deb who are a lovely, helpful and genuinely nice couple – and very lucky!! The pool was fantastic! We loved every minute of staying here and would definitely come back. Thank you so much!”
Garry and Lesley, June 2017

“A very relaxing holiday in your beautiful gite, which contains everything needed here to the last detail. Wonderful pool. Good fun on the canoe down the Dordogne the day before the heatwave. Phew!! Thanks for everything – we’ll be back!”
Colin and Sylvie, June 2017

“The shining sun was too hot, the rain was wet, the birds were noisy, the insects in profusion and we have enjoyed every minute. Thanks for making us feel so welcome in ‘Aquitaine’!”
Stan and Eileen, June 2017


“We love your gite and don’t want to leave! Thank you so much for your hospitality – great suggestions for side trips and yummy place for dinner. Great meeting you and all the best in your venture.”
Ross and Dina Lee, September 2016

“Deb and Dean have created a most lovely place – inside the site and outside in and around the pool area. There is nothing that we have wanted: they have though of everything! We have been fortunate to have had hot and sunny weather, with rain on only a couple of days. We have enjoyed visiting the local markets, thanks to the clear information in the house pack. Dean kindly made reservations and suggested really special places for meals out with interesting food in really lovely locations. There are historic towns to visit, driving through open and expansive landscapes. We were startled on many occasions that while we were driving on the right, on many of these narrow road, the French seemed to be driving down the middle!! We wish Deb and Dean luck with this venture and hope that they continue to enjoy their life in rural France.”
Charlotte and Bill, September 2016

“All good things come to an end, but where did two weeks go?!? Stunning home, beautiful setting, wonderful pool… and oh, the view from the shown the deck – we will miss it all! Thank you for going ‘above and beyond’ with the facilities. The barn has character in abundance and we felt very comfortable as did the boys. However, we would like to thank you most for being so welcoming and attentive during our stay. Good luck for the future and see you again soon!”
Mark, Dawn, Isaac and Otis, August 2016

We have all really enjoyed a very peaceful and relaxing holiday in your beautiful gite. The pool area has been fantastic to cool off in after various sightseeing trips. Canoeing from Cenac to Beynac is a must – so beautiful – as well as lunch at Chez Juliens, thank you so much for booking for us! Thanks, too, for all the local information which made our holiday so much easier. Sad to be leaving!
Denise, Richard, Isobel, Lilly and Keeley, August 2016

We have all had a lovely holiday in your beautiful gite! Great location and everything we could have needed. Thank you Dean and Deb (and your great neighbours) for making us feel so welcome. Many relaxing hours enjoying the pool and then evenings on the patio playing games. We would all love to come back!
Janet, Gavin, Alice and Amy, August 2016

“What a super place! We all agree that it’s by far the nicest place we’ve stayed in France. Fantastic pool area and everything you could possibly need in the site. Dean and Deb you’ve done an amazing job!”
Tom, Zoe, Teddy and Harvey, July 2016

“We have had a lovely holiday in your super gite and your pool is amazing. We really appreciate your accommodating us at short notice. The area is really nice and the views are spectacular! Well done, Dean and Debra.”
Hazel and Stewart and Anne and John, July 2016

“Thank you so much, we have had a lovely holiday staying at your gite. It was the perfect location for visiting the Dordogne area and returning to relax by the pool with a wonderful view. We loved the pool and hot tub! You thought of everything we might need, and the cool box was appreciate. We especially loved visiting Beynac and Domme – the caves and panoramic view were amazing. We enjoyed a delicious meal at Chez Julien, such an unusual and pretty location. Canoeing on our last day from Campagne to Limeuil was great fun (2 hours was long enough, though!). Limeuil was a perfect location for a picnic lunch under the trees overlooking the rivers and so pretty. We will definitely recommend the gite to friends and family! Many thanks for all the little extras provided. Wish we could stay longer!”
Bridget, Steve and Sara and Steph , July 2016

“What an amazing job you two have done! We’re very impressed with the design and the work. We have had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay.
Wonderful accommodation in a most beautiful part of the world.”
Larry and Elsie Fetzer, June 2016