Here are a selection of comments from our Guest Books:

Season 2017

"Thank you to Gary, Jo, Hannah and Amy for our wonderful holiday in your home. We can recommend day trips to Brantome, Aubeterre and the lake at Le Jemaye, plus the Brantome Police Horses was a lovely afternoon. Bea has loved her daily walks to the bakery and feeding the chickens her leftovers. We hope to return very soon xxx." - guests from England, September 2017

"Had a wonderful stay again, managed to see some more places of this country. Thank you for all your kindness. Big hugs for Bonzo!!" - guests from Devon, England, September 2017

"Enjoyed my stay once again in Moulin de la Barde. Thanks to Gary, Jo, Hannah & Amy for making it a good one." - guest from West Wickham, Kent, England, September 2017

"Merci de votre accueil et de votre discretion.  Agréable séjour, jolies visites et promenades. Encore Merci."/"Thank you for your welcome and discretion. Pleasant stay, nice visits and walks. Thanks again." - guests from Paris, France, August 2017

"Merci beaucoup pour votre accueil et votre gentillesse. Nous avons passé un agréable séjour malgré que ce dernier soit écourté!! Merci et à bientot."/"Thank you so much for your hospitality and kindness. We had a pleasant stay despite the latter being shortened !! Thank you and see you soon." - guests from Paris, France, August 2017

"Thank you for the warm welcome Jo, Gary, Hannah and Amy. You are wonderful, friendly and always available to help. Your natural kindness is amazing, Betty (our dog) knows something about it! The accommodation is lovely and is an ideal place for relaxing. We will definitely recommend this little paradise to our friends." - guests from Belgium, July 2017

"Thanks for a wonderful stay in your beautiful gite. Many congratulations on your renovation. We will have fond memories of a lovely holiday. All the best to you all." - guests from Dublin, Ireland, July 2017

"We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed staying in this beautiful gite. We loved the home, the wifi, the pool, the chickens, the river and the hosts! Thank you for being so helpful, for your tourist advice and for booking our reservations. ***** 5 stars!!" - guests from Belfast, Northern Ireland, July 2017

"Once again a wonderful time was had by all of us. Gary, Jo, Hannah, Amy and Bonzo made sure we were happy and everything was easy and to hand. Nothing is too much trouble and the gite is a great base for sightseeing." - guests from Stoke on Trent, England, June 2017

"A wonderful week exploring this beautiful region with terrific hosts." - guests from England, June 2017

"Super 2 weeks here! Many thanks for the welcome and friendship we received. The gite is lovely and ideally situated for exploring. Hope to return one day xx." - guests from England, May 2017

"Thank you for a very enjoyable stay! Molly has had the best holiday ever with thanks to Hannah & Amy. We look forward to seeing 'the Den' progress on email over the Summer!" - guests from Evesham, England, April 2017

Season 2016

"Je vous felicite pour votre renovation et la qualite de votre gite. Je vous remercie aussi pour votre gentilesse. Bonne continuation et a bientot"/"I congratulate you for your renovation and the quality of your gite. I also thank you for your kindness. Good continuation and see you soon". - guests from Aveyron, France, October 2016

"Another great week here at Moulin de la Barde. Thanks to Jo, Gary, Hannah & Amy for making a a very good week. I'll be back." - guest from West Wickham, Kent, England, October 2016

"We've had a great time in the gite - the accommodation was lovely and we spent lots of sunny afternoons by the pool. We'd love to come back in the future. PS Thanks for helping on my top secret mission - Emma said yes!!" - guests from Yorkshire, England, September 2016

"Thanks for the warm wlecome and a great 2 weeks. We all loved the gite and the district." - guests from Australia, August 2016

"We had a fabulous holiday here in Le Petit Raisin. A wonderful place, so relaxing with great hosts. Thank you Gary, Jo, Hannah & Amy - until the next time! A bientot!" - guests from Headcorn, Kent, England, August 2016

"We've had an excellent week in a beautiful gite, set in lovely surroundings. Hope to be back." - guests from County Durham & Wigtownshire, August 2016

"We had a wonderful time here. Enjoyed the gite - it was wonderful and my daughter enjoyed playing with Hannah & Amy. Thanks for all the restaurant tips!" - guests from Epsom, Surrey, England, August 2016

"Had a really lovely time, gite is wonderful. Thank you for all your kindness Gary & Jo and your two lovely girls". - guest from Westward Ho, Devon, England.

"Had a great time here. Wonderful weather. Gites are very good, have everything you need. Gary, Jo, Hannah & Amy make you very welcome. Will come here again". - August 2016

"Thank you Gary & Jo for making this a holiday we will not forget. Can't wait to come back to such an idyllic place". - August 2016

"Without doubt the best accommodation we've had in France!! Fantastic outdoor space for our 19 month old daughter. She especially loved the chickens! Big thanks to Gary, Jo & girls for making us feel at home (especially with letting us set-up our own paddling pool) and the girls explaining to us all about the chickens. Thanks!" - July/August 2016

"Thank you for a wonderful stay here! After a warm welcome we felt soon at home. The children played in the pool and we went canoeing in Aubeterre and visited the police horses in Brantome." - guests from Netherlands, July 2016

"We had a fantastic holiday. It was really nice staying in your lovely gite. Thank you for your hospitality and the eggs!". - guests from Netherlands, July 2016

"This is our second time staying here and it has been just as delightful as the first. Will be back again. Thank you Jo, Gary, Hannah and Amy for such a special time." - guests from Gothenburg, Sweden, July 2016

"Amazing hospitality. Gorgeous garden and relaxing poolside deck. We had a great stay. Merci!" - guests from Melbourne, Australia, July 2016

"You arrive as strangers and leave as friends. Gary, Jo, Hannah and Amy have an idyll that we are all envious of and wish to replicate in our lives. Thank you for your hospitality, we hope to partake of it again x". - June/July 2016

"A comfortable and relaxing stay. Thank you to all that made our trip run smoothly." - guests from Southend-on-Sea, Essex, March/April 2016


Season 2015

"Most enjoyable stay here. Gary, Jo, Hannah & Amy make you most welcome. Gites are great have everything you need. Will recommend to my friends." - guest from West Wickham, Kent, England, October 2015

"We absolutely love it here! Big thank you to Gary & Jo for making us feel welcome. The gite is lovely and comfortable. Great location for days out, only wish we had longer! I'm sure we'll be back." - guests from Leeds, September 2015

"Lovely peaceful surroundings to unwind. Adored the chickens and stream, what a bonus! Gary & Jo you have done an amazing job on the gites, will tell all our friends." - September 2015

"To Gary, Jo, Hannah & Amy, time to say adieu after such a perfect relaxing stay in your gites. So interesting to see the 'before and after' photos depicting the huge renovations you carried out. What an achievement! Wishing you deserved success in the future". - guests from Teddington, Surrey, August 2015

"Ça à été un plaisir d'être sur votre coin. Tous nous nous sommes beaucoup amusés. Merci!" / "We have had a wonderful holiday here, it's been a pleasure to know your place" - guests from Spain, August 2015

"A very warm welcome, a comfortable gite, lazy days at La Jemaye and sunshine. Thank you to Gary, Jo, Hannah, Amy & Archie for making our Summer holiday in the Dordogne so enjoyable, we'll be back!" - guests from West Molesey, Surrey, August 2015

"What a super place to stay! Gary, Jo and girls all welcoming; beautiful gites; lots to see and do. Love it here... don't want to go back! Will be missing Archie and the chickens! And the water, the trees, the sky..." - July 2015

"Thank you, Jo, Gary, Hannah and Amy for making our time here so special. We had a fabulous time and we shall be back!" - guests from Gothenburg, Sweden, July 2015

"We have had a wonderful holiday! The gites were perfect and you made us feel very welcome! Thank you so much for everything" - guests from Kidderminster, May 2015

Season 2014

"Brilliant, comfy, clean, friendly.  Great value and the night sky is amazing. Thanks for a great stay!!!" - September 2014

"A lovely warm welcome to a home from home with everything you need.  Gorgeous weather (even the thunder & lightening!).  We'll be coming back! Thank you Jo, Gary, Hannah & Amy." - guests from Enfield, September 2014

"Lovely and relaxing time with all home from home comforts. Jo, Gary, Hannah & Amy very friendly and accommodating." - guests from Sidcup, September 2014

"We had a great week, Gary & Jo made us very welcome.  The gites have been restored to a high standard, modern facilities combined with original architecture." - guests from Essex, September 2014

"A great relaxing atmosphere in a home away from home. What a great holiday gite." - guests from Jersey, August 2014

"A great couple of weeks, lots of lovely places to visit and a very relaxing place to stay. Wonderful setting, lovely hospitality!" - guests from York, August 2014

"Thanks Gary, Jo, Hannah & Amy for a beautiful gite and your hospitality. We had a great time." - guests from Ireland, August 2014

"Paradise!" - guests from Derby & London, July 2014

"Thank you so much Jo, Gary & girls for all your kindness! We've had a wonderful 3 weeks." - guests from Whitley Bay, July 2014