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Some extracts from our visitors’ book


August: Emmanuelle, Denis, Eva et Sasha. “Un grand merci a Nigel et Janice, nous avons passe une superb semmaine de vacances, sous le soleil de la Dordogne. Nous avons ete tres bien accueillis. Merci encore a vous!

July: Anne, Claude. Antoine, Arnaud et Arthur. “15 ans que nous parsons nos vacances en Dordogne (et departements limitrophes) mais c’est la lere fois que nous sommes accueillis avec autant d’attentions, Merci Janice et Nigel!”

July: Simone et Gilles Gabillon, Clarance, Constance, Thessa et Elsa. “Nous avons decouvert une jolie petite maison amenagee avec beaucoupe de gout et surtout extremement bien equipee pournotre confort. La grande piscine chauffee dont Nigel s’occupe matin et soir avec attention. Merci beaucoup.”


July: Erik, Sonja. Finn, Sam & Dexter. “Thank you Nigel & Jan, you made our stay wonderful and special. You thought of everything and the full fridge upon arrival was such a pleasant surprise. Dexter had the time of his life playing with Zeyna. We wish you all the best.”


August:  Youp, Matty, ‘Trouble’, Daniel & Emma from Holland. “We all felt very welcome from beginning to end. We appreciated all the local information and other tourist needs. Hope to see you again, warm greetings, Het was Geweldig!”

August: Louise, Michael, Rob, Dolly & Tigger from Epping. “Thank you for a fantastic 2 weeks. You thought of everything except maybe smaller ice cubes :)!! Tigger has a new best friend and will miss playtime with Zeyna!”


September: Colin & Anne from Swansea. “Thank you for a wonderful time. We both feel relaxed and refreshed, ready to embrace the British winter!”

August: Tim, Jan, Gayle, Ian, Felicity & George. “What can we say to show our appreciation for our stay at Chez John? Welcome pack was superb and we all felt most welcome from start to finish. Thank you for the rescue mission during our missing in action period! Everything we needed was catered for in the gite and the pool was lovely with plenty of space to sit and relax.”

August: Clair, Zim, Paula, Jay, Mike, Josh & baby Ethan. “Fourth visit, fab time had by all, see you again soon XXX”


September: Margaret & James from Surrey. “A lovely family holiday home from home. Comfortable for 6 but affordable out of high season for just 2 people. We both completely relaxed and enjoyed the welcome pack, peaceful atmosphere in the gite and its beautiful surroundings.”

August: John, Diane, Roger & Elaine from Essex. “A beautiful, comfortable holiday home. Everything has been thoughtfully provided. The welcome pack was amazing! The facilities are geared towards ‘family occupation’ but we four adults enjoyed and made full use of the indoor games and pool toys! Water pistols at dawn (or midnight)!!”


September: Jenny & Mike from London. “Our third visit …… thank you, we loved it!

August: Sam, Clive, Heath & Phoebe from Berkshire. “We have had the most amazing holiday. Thank you for making us feel so welcome and part of the furniture! Heath & Phoebe had an awesome time and we cannot thank you enough!”

August: Clare, Paul, Ellen, Tom & Laura from Virginia Water, Surrey. “Our 8th visit and definitely not our last. Once again, we had a perfect relaxing fortnight. Thank you XX”


September: Jenny & Mike from London. “Our second visit to what we thought last year was a perfect holiday home, but it’s even better! We love all the improvements and extra thoughtful touches. Well done - we are booking TWO weeks next year!”

August: Sophie, Jeff, Alex, Joe, Georgia and Alfie the Dog. “Fantastic people, fantastic place, Jan & Nigel do so much to make it special. Much appreciated - we’ll be back!”

August: Clare, Paul, Ellen, Tom & Laura from Surrey. “Said it all before - see you again next year!!!”

July: Ron & Mike from Southampton. “Fabulous home, fabulous location, fabulous hosts and then there’s the Welcome Pack …! We arrived Saturday and didn’t have to go shopping until Monday!! One BIG negative - we only booked for one week - see you guys next year for two!”


September: Angela & Timothy from Somerset. “lovely home, highly recommended!”

August: Clare, Paul, Ellen, Tom & Laura from Surrey. “Thank you so much for a relaxing fortnight, have not felt so chilled in ages. Loved the pool as always ...”

August: Clair, Barry, Paula, Owen & Anna from Luton. “Our second visit to this idyllic gite, it was almost like returning home ... very happy days spent by the pool and surrounding areas – ‘infamous’ welcome pack still the best we have experienced! Our holiday was over much too quickly, but we are already planning our return!”

July: Sharon, Chris & Emily from Tamworth, Staffs. “Thank you for a wonderful holiday in your perfect gite, it really is everything you say and more ... You asked what we would change and we said ‘NOTHING’ and we mean it! We don’t want to leave and hope to come back before too long!”

July: Hazel, Henry & Simon from Southern Ireland. “As has already been said, the welcome pack is definitely the best ever! Home away from home with everything you need ... your info pack and restaurant guide was very helpful. Our two weeks were very restful and passed too quickly!”

May: Jo, Richard, Amy & Erin from Surrey. “It has been such a wonderful week ... the girls loved the pool and will miss it. Couldn’t ask for a better welcome pack, the gite was full of goodies!”

2013 September: Jenny & Mike from London. “What a find! The gite was very well stocked, comfortable and welcoming after a long drive. We completely relaxed the moment we arrived. Jan & Nigel were perfect hosts, offering information when required without ever being intrusive. We will definitely revisit.”

September: Claire & Steve (and Hector) from Swindon. “Thank you for a lovely holiday and for your help during our stay. Hector would like to thank you for making him feel so at home too, I couldn’t imagine a more dog friendly holiday (he sends lots of wags). Once again, apologies for our late arrival and thank you for rescuing us!”

August: Clare, Paul, Ellen, Tom & Laura from Surrey. “Thank you once again for another wonderful relaxing holiday ..... See you next year!”

August: Dave, Annette, Beth & Michael from Kent. (2nd visit) “Another relaxing holiday, many thanks for all your help, see you in October ...”

August: Steve, Lorna, Victoria & Alice from Northamptonshire. “This gite is an absolute gem and exceeded all of our expectations! Honestly one of the most relaxing holidays we have had as a family. We normally holiday in the Mediterranean and were concerned that being away from the coast could become an issue. Halfway through our stay I asked my teenage daughters which they preferred – answer – Chez John!! Well stocked gite ... more than ample swimming pool ... beautiful lakes with man made beaches within ten minutes drive.”

July: Carol & Philip from Garstang. “What a beautiful hidden gem! This gite is the perfect romantic retreat. If you want peace and quiet, the sound of birds, scent of flowers, flickering candles, a glass (or two) of good wine, then look no further this is the place for you. The gite is very comfortable, the private pool is secluded and the gardens delightful. Jan & Nigel are perfect hosts and their attention to detail is amazing. Can’t wait to go back soon.”

June: Laura & Andrew from Powys. “Thank you so much for the lovely welcome and smashing goodies in the fridge when we arrived. We certainly enjoyed all the wine! Very comfortable and well equipped gite. You’ve thought of everything, all the local information, teapot and picnic basket! We’ve had a thoroughly relaxing time and loved the pool, what a treat!”

2012 – September: Richard & Suzanne Iwinski (2nd visit) and Derek & Margaret Oliver from Kent. “A very enjoyable visit to this comfy and well equipped gite….. You have made us so welcome and the weather has been lovely too. Especially enjoyed the market at Piegut Pluviers and Brantome is a very pretty town. The welcome pack was great too!”

September: Mike & Amanda Brooks from Somerset. “We really enjoy coming to this part of France and this year has been a very welcome break. Hot, relaxing and quiet ….. Just the idyllic place for us to be ourselves …. Thanks for sharing your wonderful piece of France - the welcome pack was brilliant and tasty too - we’ll be back for seconds!”

August: Karen, Gary & Isabella from Essex: “What a glorious retreat and truly restful relaxing time …. We arrived as strangers and left as friends ….. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you and see you next year!”

August: Paul, Clare, Ellen, Laura & Tom from Surrey. “Thank you for an amazing fifth visit to your gite. You have not let down your reputation …… We hope to see you again soon!”

August: Dave, Annette, Beth, Gaby & Michael from Kent. “You were truly a sight for sore eyes on our arrival after a very eventful journey.   The gite is beautiful and and the photos do not do it justice. We have all had a very relaxing time. Thank you for all your help.”  (Their car broke down just south of Paris and they arrived, exhausted, just before midnight!)

July:  Lisa, Patrick, Sarah & Becky from Leicestershire. “Thank you for an amazing holiday, love the welcome pack and the hosts! We’ll come again! Brilliant!”

July: Sue & Dave from West Sussex and Robyn & Alec from New Zealand. “We enjoyed a very relaxing week with all the comforts of home ….. Thank you for being such great hosts and for the welcome pack! We hope to return some day.”

June:  Clair, Barry, Paula, Owen & Anna from Luton. “There were five of us - myself, husband, sister, father and daughter. The gite proved to be an exceptional find ….. The welcome pack is more and above what anyone would expect …. The garden is really pretty to sit out and have supper in the evenings ….. The pool is marvellous with lots of toys and inflatables for children (and adults) to have fun! ….. The village is a slow, flat 20 minute walk to get your fresh bread for breakfast ….. We will definitely come again next year!”

2011 September:  Richard & Suzanne Iwinski from Kent.  “A very relaxing week in truly peaceful surroundings.  Many thanks to Nigel and Jan for such a great ‘welcome pack’, for all the directions to local sights and for your warm hospitality - not forgetting Bentley - see you next year!”

August/September:  Clare, Paul, Ellen, Laura and Tom from Virginia Water, Surrey.  “You’ve done it again! We’ve had a lovely time and hope to see you again soon.  Thanks for a relaxing break, it’s been wonderful.”

August:  Clive, Christine, Jenny, Nick, Jessy and Tom from Essex.  “Another good holiday had by all.  Wishing you the best of luck for the future and always an enquiry more than you can take!”

August:  Sal, Roger, Joseph and Alice from Nottingham.  “You’ve done it again!  Chez John felt like returning home …..  Can’t believe our two weeks has gone so quickly ….”  “I’ve loved every minute being here.  I will miss you all and especially Bentley, love Alice.”  “Had a brill holiday, it was amazing.  I will miss all of you, Au revoir, love Joseph.”

July:  Merry, Kenny, baby Michael, Alan and Jean from Dundee.  “We all had a fantastic holiday and it was perfect for 12 month old baby Michael and his grandparents.  The gite and pool are wonderful and the many shaded areas ideal for the ‘wee man’!  Would definitely like to return - we have some wonderful pictures and great memories.”

July:  Lesley Russell and Roy Meikle from Glasgow.  “Thanks for everything - especially the welcome!”

June:  Anita, Chris, Elliott, Dylan, baby Isabella and grandparents, Hilda & Alan from Stockport.  “We’ve had a wonderful holiday, thank you for all you did to make it special ….. A trip to remember!”

March:  Steve, Sharron, Callum, Cori, Terry and Dan from Liverpool.  “A fantastic stay, your accommodation is lovely, home from home, everything we needed was here …. The welcome pack was the best ever ….. Thank you!!


September:  Doug and Gail from Cornwall.   “You’ve done it again!  We have had the most relaxing week imaginable and can’t thank you enough.  Can we come back again next year? Please!!”

August:  Clare, Paul, Ellen, Tom and Laura from Virginia Water, Surrey.  “We’ve all really enjoyed our holiday again and with the quad biking, canoeing, horse riding etc, the kids have had a great time!  But, they especially enjoyed the pool and Bentley (and yourselves)! Many thanks, we’re coming back next year!”

August:  Kate, Iain, Ellie and Rosie from Lancaster.  “Thank you for a wonderful holiday in a lovely location with perfect neighbours. Restaurant recommendations worked well and the pool and animals (various) were great for the children.”

Full list of reviews available on request