Livre d'or

“It took us 10 years to come back! We love it! Thanks for being such good hosts. ”
Barb and Craig - USA
“Had a great stay, what a beautiful spot! ”
Scott & Gretchen - USA
September 2022 in Le Pigeonnier
“Bernie & Ken,

Thank you once again for a fabulous week. With all three gîtes, the extended family have had a thoroughly splendid time. Boussagou has provided the best possible base for family fun, from the youngest to the oldest, there is always plenty to do and much time for relaxation.

We will see you again, if you'll have us!!

Thank you so, so much.”
Paul & Trish, Luke, Louise & Tilly and all the others! - UK
August/September 2022 in Le Pigeonnier
“Thank you Ken & Bernie for the lovely stay celebrating my 70th birthday.

The children loved the pool and collecting the eggs.

The adults enjoyed the evening BBQ's & rosé!

Hope to see you again in the future.”
“We had lots of fun in the pool and playing with our family. ”
Sophie xxx
“We really enjoyed the lovely countryside and the pool is amazing for family fun on a hot day. Thanks you so much. ”
Tom, Katie, Jack & George & Sophie - UK
August/September 2022 in La Longère
“What an amazing time we've all had! Our first time in France (asides from a brief child-free weekend in Paris!) and it's been so wonderful. It was also our first holiday as a group of two families and happily it'll be the start of many more to come. Boussagou has provided the most wonderful base for us to explore. The kids have LOVED it - the pool, the lovely rooms, the play barn and area. So many thoughtful touches around too that instantly made us feel at home. Ken and Bernadette were so friendly and helpful and made us feel instantly relaxed. We loved exploring the castle and local towns and had such a good time at the lake in Cazals. Moules and snails were tried by the kids for the first time (and liked!). Lots of brilliant memories. Thank you SO much Ken and Bernadette - We hope we'll be back one day!”
Fiona, Stuart, Isla & Arthur and Charlie, Andy, William & Evie - UK
August 2022 in Le Pigeonnier
“So lovely to finally get here!! After a 2 year wait due to Covid, it was definitely worth waiting for. The gite was perfect for the 3 of us, and the private, sunny terrace a bonus. We made good use of the pool, the table football, and introduced our 13 yr old daughter to darts!

Thank you to Ken and Bernie for being great hosts. We loved Boussagou.

A few day trips to recommend :

- Grotte de Pech Merle - Worth the drive to see these incredible pre-historic paintings (be sure to pre-book - 2x English tours a day)
- Canoe along the Dordogne (-We love the 14km 6 chateau route with Canoe Detente)
- Chateau de Beynac - Worth going early as it gets busy, but interesting audio tour in English.
- Monpazier market (Thurs am)
- Jardins de Marquessac - We went to the candlelight evening which is a lovely way to enjoy the gardens before and after sunset.”
Lesley, Phil & Emily - UK
August 2022 in Pichoutou
“Heartfelt thanks Ken & Bernie for providing the perfect setting for a very memorable and happy time with old and new friends.

We loved the Pigeonnier - So homely and comfortable and superbly equipped.

Hope to see you both again :)”
Becky & Chris, Sally & Nigel - UK
August 2022 in Le Pigeonnier
“Fabulous stay yet again with Bernie and Ken. They are the perfect hosts and Boussagou is the perfect setting for fun and relaxation. Thank you so much for making Karen's 60th so memorable!”
Andy, Karen & Mikki - UK
August 2022 in Pichoutou
“Our 4th stay at Boussagou Gites and our 2nd stay in La Longère.

Oh how good it is to be back! Originally due in July 2020, then July 2021 and finally able to get here for July 2022.

The gite is just how we remembered except this time with the lovely new bathroom and the en-suite addition, which our 13 year old immediately claimed and has thoroughly enjoyed having her own space.

Everything was how we remembered. Friends who we met in 2016 were here again for our 1st week, which made it extra special.

Things we did :-

Chateau des Milandes  
Belvés night market (4th time!)
Cazals Sunday market - recommend the chicken and potato salad
Canoeing (9km which was perfect for 2 adults and 3 children)
Jardin de Marquessac (Thursday night by candlelight) An absolute must; please note you must book online and gets full very quickly.
La Roque Gageac
Monpazier Thursday am market

The pool again was an absolute joy as always. Very welcome during the 2nd week, with extremely high temperatures.

We have all enjoyed our daily ice creams and beers and lots of tournaments on the bar football and table tennis.

Loved staying at the pool until 8pm most evenings.

A huge thank you to Bernie and Ken, loved my early morning lattes and pool side chats. As always great hosts who always look out for you and made sure we had everything we needed.

This holiday like for so many was so needed. The girls have loved every moment, it really is like home from home.

Cannot believe that it has come to an end but I guess sadly all holidays must.

Thank you for a fantastic two weeks 

Much Love,”
Natalie, Kelvin, Tilly, Hattie and Bessie
“I love everything about this place. The play-barn, horses, chickens, and just the calming environment. I could stay here forever, and roam the endless markets for days. There's a certain tranquillity about Boussagou Gîtes that I love. I'd be honoured to bring my future family here, and help them make the memories that I will always remember. Thank you for everything.   
Natalie, Kelvin, Tilly(13), Hattie(10) and Bessie(10) - Wales, UK
July/August 2022 in La Longère
“We're not sure we can put into words how brilliant a summer holiday this has been - Flora's first & what an introduction to the joys of lazing by the pool, low key lunches & dinners & gentle excursions (or as much as those three are possible with a three year old!).

It has brought back such happy memories of childhood holidays in the area for us both. Boussagou is just shining - Bernie & Ken, what a spot & what wonderful hosts you've been.

Thank you.”
Emily, Matt & Flora - UK
July 2022 in Le Pigeonnier
“What a lovely, warm and welcoming place you have created here Ken & Bernadette!

We have absolutely adored our stay here.

The children have loved roaming around the grounds and endlessly playing in the gorgeous pool.

The house is very comfortable and homely. The girls loved all the books and of course the bunk beds!

Everything has exceeded our expectations.

We hope to return.

Have a wonderful summer.”
Rolland, Tessa, Stella, Lucy & Tom - Netherlands
July 2022 in La Longère
“Coming back to Boussagou is like coming home!

The tranquil setting is just perfect and Ken & Bernie are the best hosts - it couldn't be more relaxing.”
The Mather Family, Abu Dhabi
July 2022 in Pichoutou
“Fabulous to get back here after 2 years of Covid. No place like it! Always so sad to leave.

Love you both Ken & Bernie

A Bientôt xxx”
Dee & Phil - UK
July 2022 in Le Pigeonnier
“Thank you so much for allowing us to have the best holiday ever! The gites, the barn, the pool ... everything was perfect. You have thought of everything. The Grandchildren have had a ball and don't want to go home, and we are sad to leave too. Thank you for helping organise our 'pottery' day, we really enjoyed it and our pots etc. to remember it by.

Best wishes to you both,”
The Minnetts - UK
June/July 2022 in La Longère
“Booked before covid, this holiday has been a long time coming. With hopes and dreams built up over the two and a bit years, Boussagou did not disappoint! Our two weeks of family time has been awesome with time in the pool, evening drinks in the bar, morning trips to the boulangerie and exploring the beautiful local area. These two weeks were definitely needed to recharge, and we're already talking about return visits.

Thank you Bernadette & Ken for sharing this piece of bliss with us. Until next time...”
Carly, Jeff, Ava & Maisie - UK
June/July 2022 in Le Pigeonnier
“What a place! Thank you we have loved every minute - Perfect spot, perfect accommodation & perfect hosts. Thank you! Loved visiting Domme & loved sunny days by the pool. We hope to return!”
Rose, Ben, Faith, Zach, Imogen & Naomi - UK
June 2022 in Le Pigeonnier
“Thank you so much Ken & Bernie for an amazing family stay for the whole family. This has been almost a year in the making and completely exceeded our expectations. You have been so helpful in organising our incredible chefs for the week along with another 100 or so requests for our party!

A holiday to remember and incredible memories for all the little ones.

Thank you :)”
Pete, Kitty, Astrid & Ottilie - UK
June 2022 in La Longère
“It was lovely to return post covid. As usual Ken & Bernie have been the perfect hosts - helping with any problems that we've had. The wildlife has been a treat, especially for butterfly spotters. The heated pool is so welcome on a hot day. We will return soon.”
Peter, Marie and Harvey - UK
May/June 2022 in Le Pigeonnier
“A wonderful break yet again.

Gite great! Pool great! Weather excellent! (until tornado on last night) Thank you again Ken & Bernadette.

See you again in August!”
The Brocks and Chappells - UK
May/June 2022 in La Longère
“Our very sincerest thanks for a lovely & memorable stay at your charming gîte. You are such thoughtful hosts and we could not have been more comfortable. You are also fine communicators as we worked through covid restrictions & 2 postponements. Our return to France was everything we hoped for & more, and we fell in love with the Lot and all it's treasures.

Thank you for welcoming our friends from Sweden – They are still raving about Boussagou (and the ping pong matches).

Our American/Finnish friends are quite fond of your walnut wine, and our French friends may just find their way to your booking site, they were well impressed!

We wish you continued success with your gîte customers in the months and years to come – you obviously have a large 'fan club' according to the comments! Perhaps we'll return one day to fill another page … on ne sait jamais!

Until then, cheers to you both!

Your newest fans,”
Judith & Vern - USA
Oct/Nov 2021 in Le Pigeonnier
“Wonderful to be back at Boussagou again. Lovely to catch up with Bernie & Ken. Enjoyed some wonderful meals out & would recommend La Forge at St. Pompon, Le Caillau at Vire-sur-Lot and Le Fat Pig at Roque Gageac.

The weather was kind with only a few days of rain, plenty of time to relax & just chill out.”
Anne & Simon – UK
Sept 2021 in Pichoutou
“This place was everything we wished for in a holiday and more. Arriving to a warm welcome from Ken and Bernadette was much appreciated. We were amazed by all the activities and toys provided to keep our 3 year old entertained. She loved feeding the horses, dressing up, and of course playing in the pool. We 100% want to come back soon!

Hannah, Brad, Kim, Maddie and Ava – UK
Aug 2021 in Pichoutou
“We had an absolute wonderfully comfortable and amazing stay!!

There was so much to entertain us, such as the swimming pool, gaming area and bikes.

It was incredibly fun and we slept like logs (there was no sound and it was so comfortable!).

We hope to come again and wish the best of luck to Bernadette and Ken!

All the best,”
Rael, Debbie, Aden, Dylan and Josh – UK
Aug 2021 in La Longère
“From booking Le Pigeonnier on Thursday to arriving on Saturday – what an amazing place to arrive at! Bernadette & Ken have thought of everything to make this a wonderful place to stay.

Can't quite believe how much we managed to pack into a week's holiday here, but coming back to the wonderful pool made it all worthwhile!

Warmest wishes,”
Donna, Alistair & James – UK
Aug 2021 in Le Pigeonnier
“We were so thrilled to find Le Pigeonnier at such short notice and what an amazing time we've had. Ken & Bernadette, you have been so helpful, friendly & accommodating to our 100's of requests :)

It's no easy feat holidaying with twin toddlers but it's been magical here. We loved the chickens, picking apples to feed the horses and playing in the pool.

We really enjoyed Cazals market, Beynac castle & the Airparc. Keeping our fingers crossed we'll be able to return with more family and hoping we didn't break the record for setting the pool alarm off the most … :)

Huge thanks,”
Kitty, Pete, Astrid(aged 2) & Ottilie(aged 2) – UK
Aug 2021 in Le Pigeonnier
“Also, the plum chutney was incredible!”
“Thank you Bernadette & Ken for this wonderful stay. We had an amazing time from start to finish.

Best regards,”
Eric, Paul, Jean-Raùu & Anne-Sophie – France
Aug 2021 in Le Pigeonnier
“Dear Bernadette and Ken,

Thanks so much for the lovely stay at 'La Longère'. We were so welcomed the first day with your lovely dinner and great clean home. The kids loved their 'kids' room and felt immediately at home.

We loved this 'little village' with your great pool, the garden, the outdoor kids place, bikes, etc. Everything you need for your holiday with kids.

All the best for you, hope we see you on another holiday.

Keep up the great work you are doing for this enjoyable place in the Dordogne.

All the best,”
Emily, Menno, Floor and Thys – The Netherlands
July 2021 in La Longère
“Absolutely fantastic stay as usual!

Really looking forward to coming back soon.

A très bientôt

Lots of love x,”
The 'Uds of 'ull – UK
July 2021 in Le Pigeonnier
“Our first visit to Boussagou but so hope it won't be our last.

Beautiful Pigeonnier has been the perfect place to stay - every convenience thought of - the best cooking stuff I've ever seen in a holiday rental - lovely big comfy rooms and in such an incredible setting - best bit is getting to spend time with Bernie & Ken and seeing the local wildlife.

Fantastic fun playing darts, ping pong and perfect pool. Great walking and boating.

Made me forget about the global pandemic :)”
Lucy, Colette, Dan & Martin - UK
Aug 2020 in Le Pigeonnier
“PS: Absolutely amazing space; wonderful time. Dan”
“We stayed here for 1 week and enjoyed it so much!

Because of Covid we (un)fortunately were the only guests this week of Bernadette and Ken. Normally the place is supposed to be fully booked of course, but not this year. A sad thing of course but nevertheless we had a great time. We submerged ourselves to a feeling of contentment, wealth and well-being as provided by Boussagou and Ken and Bernadette.

We have been to many places that we like but Boussagou became one of our favourites!

No doubt Boussagou will remain in our minds and for that is a very good reason to return as soon as we can.

Thank you Bernadette and Ken for that :-)

Annemarie and Marco - Holland
Aug 2020 in Pichoutou
“Dear Bernie & Ken,

Thank you for another fantastic holiday here at Boussagou. Wishing you a great rest of the Summer.

Take care,”
The Allens - UK
Aug 2020 in La Longère
“Bernie + Ken,

We have all been looking forward to coming back for another stay with you - and we have loved being back!

Thank you for another year of great hospitality. We love staying in La Longère and even better with the new bathrooms!

As always, we have enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the beautiful surroundings, the lovely pool and great to mix with the other families.

George has loved being here again, playing in the barn and dressing up with the doctor's outfit!

We look forward to seeing you again, hopefully soon!

Thanks for the BBQ tonight. :)”
James, Catherine + George - UK/France
July 2020 in La Longère
“Amazing as always, great hot weather, fab friends, wonderful relaxing by the pool, Ken + Bernie amazing hosts.

So glad we made it.

See you again soon.”
The Hoods - UK
July 2020 in Le Pigeonnier
“Our first long term stay in France and we are so glad we found Boussagou! The perfect gite for relaxing and exploring the Dordogne & Lot area. Thank you Bernadette & Ken for being so welcoming and helpful and with lots of information on the local area - we visited some amazing places. We loved shoppping in the markets, especially Prayssac, Cazals and Gourdon.

The pool has been glorious even when the weather was not so kind! We spent many lazy afternoons reading by the pool!

We have had a wonderful time here and look forward to coming back soon.”
Owen & Cheryl - UK
Sept-Oct 2019 in Le Pigeonnier
“Many thanks - Great stay! - good to be back again!”
John & Judy - UK
September 2019 in La Longère
“Dear Ken and Bernie,

We have had the best week, thanks so much, the kids loved it as we did.

Thank you,”
The Morgans - UK
September 2019 in La Longère
“Ken and Bernie,

Another year, another wonderful holiday!

Thank you so very much x

Lots of fun, laughter + happy memories made!

Our 'Home from Home' with your super company!

Much Love,

The Barfoots - UK
September 2019 in La Longère
“A truly wonderful way to spend the end of our summer! We loved the peace, tranquility and beauty of Boussagou and so appreciated all the care and thought you have put into making our stay comfortable, fun and relaxing!

The boys have loved collecting eggs, cycling and swimming, as well as the playground and table football. We have loved the well kitted out gites, honesty bar and fabulous barn where we have all dined together each evening.

River boat from La Roque Gageac was well worth doing and we were amazed by the houses built into the rock face. Caves at Pech Merle were a bit of a drive but incredible. To see artwork from 29,000 years ago was a real privilege. We all stuffed our faces at the night market at Belves, enjoyed a stroll through Monpazier and market at Cazals. All in one week! Need 2 next year!”
Susie, Richard, Charlie & Harry - UK
August 2019 in Le Pigeonnier
“What a beautiful setting, a quiet and stunning place to stay + escape to as well as to enjoy the villages, canoeing + all the Dordogne has to offer. We loved Ken and Bernadette's recommendations for restaurants and the well equipped gîte which is beautifully kept.

Lola and Tom enjoyed feeding the chickens + collecting the eggs daily with Ken as well as the stunning swimming pool, the freedom of the playshed, the trampoline + the honesty bar with iced tea and ice-creams.

Thank you for a fantastic week.”
The Kopperman Family - UK
August 2019 in La Longère
“Bernie & Ken,

Thank you once again for a wonderful holiday. Very relaxing in the beautiful surroundings and the gite as always to a very high standard.

Hope to see you again soon.”
The Chappell Family - UK
August 2019 in Le Pigeonnier
“Bernie & Ken,

What an amazing time we had on our summer holiday.

We all relaxed and enjoyed France but also your wonderful gite.

Hope to see you next year.”
The Gillon Family - UK
August 2019 in Le Pigeonnier
“Ken + Bernie,

Thank you... What a special place you have here. We are so glad we found it! It's been a wonderful 2 weeks and will most definitely be back.

The boys have loved the chickens and horses, thank you for your kindness and guidance!

The gîte is beautiful, everything we could possibly need, the grounds and freedom the children have is amazing. You have thought of everything - the playbarn, trampoline, climbing frame, bar, games....

We don't want to leave but will see you again soon.

With Love,”
The Hessions + Family - UK
August 2019 in La Longère
“Thanks Bernie & Ken, we have had a lovely week. Highlights were taking the kids to the lake at Cazals, Monpazier and kayacking.

The kids loved the pool, inflatables, board games, dressing up, trampoline and feeding the chickens and horses.

The veggie patch was a lovely touch which we made good use of, and the honesty bar. :-)

Thanks for all your hospitality.”
The Young Family - UK
July 2019 in Le Pigeonnier
“Thanks Ken & Bernie,

Had an amazing time from start to finish. You've kept the place so well and we and the kids have had loads of fun both here and in the surrounding area. We'll be back.

Thanks too for taking the kids to feed the chickens and looking after us with bookings, etc! All really appreciated.

Mark, Bobbi, Ellie & Tommy - UK
July 2019 in Le Pigeonnier
“Ken and Bernie,

Thank you for your hospitality at Boussagou. We were so pleased with the accomodation. The evening meal you provided when we arrived was excellent and was just the thing we needed after our journey.

Timothy loved going with Ken to feed the chickens each morning.

Many thanks,”
The Raineys - Northern Ireland
July 2019 in La Longère
“What a fabulous place!

Many thanks Ken and Bernie for your very warm welcome and looking after us so well on our stay.

Boussagou is in an idyllic location.

Our family of 3 generations have loved every minute of our stay.

The gorgeous pool, all the activities and the company of the other families have made our holiday very memorable.

Best wishes and many thanks.”
Robyn & David - Australia
July 2019 in Le Pigeonnier
“Bernie + Ken,

Thank you so much for letting us stay at your lovely Boussagou. We love everything about it! George has particularly enjoyed playing in the toy barn + dressing up as Spiderman, as well as playing on the trampoline.

We've all enjoyed splashing around in the lovely pool and eating ice-creams! Boussagou is immaculate - we love the pretty flowers, the garden and sitting in the stables playing games.

Thanks for everything,”
James, Catherine + George - UK
July 2019 in La Longère
“Bernadette & Ken,

From the arrival dinner (excellent!) and throughout our stay, your hospitality has been warm and welcoming.

Boussagou is a wonderful setting and a charming collection of gites. We found everything very clean and comfortable which made our stay all the more enjoyable.

A lovely swimming pool and great idea with the honesty bars; you even provided 30 degrees weather for our last couple of days!!

All in all, a great location to fully experience France and its beautiful towns and charming markets.

Thank you.

(See you again in August)”
The Chappells and Brocks - UK
May 2019 in Le Pigeonnier
“A big thanks to Ken & Bernie for your welcome and kindness. You're the perfect hosts and the Boussagou hameau is the perfect site for our cousins meeting holiday.

Kids enjoyed games, pool and space for cycling. But the wonderful moment for them was to be with Ken for a walk and collecting eggs. For parents, it was a real happiness to be in a 'real' house as if we were at home, we'll be back. From our heart, Big Up! ”
La famille Maigrot - France
April 2019 in La Longère
“We came back for the second time and enjoyed our stay in Pichoutou at Boussagou just as much as the first time.

It's the perfect place to unwind and get away from it all.

The peace and quiet, the nature, the sun, everything here, we can't get enough of.

Thanks Bernadette and Ken for everything, you're the perfect hosts.

Until next time.”
Nel & Dieuwke, Riki & Larson - Holland
September 2018 in Pichoutou
“Thank you Bernie and Ken for a delightful stay. What a wonderful part of France - hopefully we will be back again soon!.

Best wishes, ”
Nick, Jackie, Bruce, Shirley, Graeme and Margaret - Australia
September 2018 in Le Pigeonnier
“Dearest Ken & Bernie,

Thank you so very much. We have experienced the most wonderful family week – it just wasn't long enough!

Boussagou is amazing; exactly as you have made it. You have thought of everything and we have loved it .. especially your company. xx

I think we may have a 'date' next year, same time, same place!

Much love.”
The Barfoot & Rogers families - UK
September 2018 in La Longère
“Our second time here at Boussagou and another absolutely superb holiday. Fantastic accommodation, amazing grounds and pool and really lovely company. Ken and Bernie have been superb hosts as have the other families whilst staying here. Highlights were canoeing on the river, Sarlat and playing and relaxing at the gite and pool. We will be back again!

My best thing on holiday was canooing (Joseph, aged 6)”
The Matthews Family – UK
August 2018 in La Longère
“We've had a wonderful week here. Our boys loved the pool, the games barn, the bikes, the chickens and everything else!

Ken & Bernadette were great hosts – kind, thoughtful and helpful.

Lots to do and see – the night market at Belves is a must!

Thank you.”
The Rooney Family – UK
August 2018 in La Longère
“Had an absolutely amazing holiday here in Boussagou Gites. It was relaxing and really nice to have nature, pools and games on our doorstep. Such a beautiful location. Everytime we come here it gets better! Would recommend this place to anyone. Thanks Bernie and Ken for a great time. ”
Francesca (12)
“It was an overall great holiday. On the days you go out there are so many places to go. On the days you don't go out, there are games and a pool. There are also loads of bikes to ride around the fields. ”
The Holgates - UK
August 2018 in Pichoutou
“Thank you for an amazing time. It is so relaxing and peaceful here.

Our favourite parts were the night markets and playing table tennis.

We've had such a wonderful week here and thank you both for looking after us so well!.

Love, ”
The Tolkiens - UK
August 2018 in Le Pigeonnier
“We've had a wonderful week in “La Longere” - our children have cried for about half an hour before going to bed this evening as they don't want to go home! (Neither do we!).

Such a great place, particularly the pool and things to do around the 'hamlet' for the children.

We've not really ventured out far, as we've enjoyed relaxing here so much, but would recommend 'Le Lac Vert' (Catus) for families. We also loved the night market at Belves and would recommend a visit too.

Thank you Ken and Bernie for being such great hosts – for the welcome basket of goodies and for the fantastic first night meal – really delicious!

Hoping we'll be back very soon! Thanks again.”
The Ogden family – UK
August 2018 in La Longère
“Thank you Berny and Ken! I have loved every minute of my adventure here! I loved the markets, night markets, shows, pool, play area, play barn and doing the wildlife camera. Our gite was amazing and I loved my bedroom. Hope to come here a 4th time! ”
Love, Tilly(aged 9)
“Our third visit to Boussagou, 2016 & 2017 staying in La Longere and this year at Le Pigeonnier.

Our stays here just get better and better and never, ever disappoints.

We have loved every minute of our stay and once again Bernie and Ken have been superb hosts. From the lovely welcome meal in the new 'Stables', to organising tickets for the amazing Medieval show in Gourdon, they have been there for us.

The girls have loved yet again the playbarn, the pool, the climbing frame and trampoline and the new addition of 'The Stables' - A fabulous place to cool off during the day and a great place to catch up in the evening. Our oldest daughter Tilly loved playing Connect 4 and our younger twins Hattie and Bessie the jigsaws and "Slug in a Jug'.

We were very fortunate to holiday with two lovely families who have become firm friends whom we met in 2016 and 2017 at Boussagou and this has added to what has been two fabulous weeks.

Highlights / Places to visit:-.

Gardens of Marqueyssac on Thursday evening - our third visit :)
Gouffre de Padirac (Caves) - amazing underground trip on a boat.
Medieval Show at Gourdon - fire display stunning!
Belvés night market - our third visit :)
Cazals - Sunday morning market & Monpazier - Thursday morning market.

We have had such a fantastic two weeks here. You have such a special place and it is like a second home to us.

Thank you both - we will be taking home the most wonderful memories and can't wait to come back again for our next advebture!

Natalie, Kelvin, Tilly(9), Hattie(6) & Bessie(6)) - UK
July/August 2018 in Le Pigeonnier
“I have had a wonderful time staying at La Longere. I especially enjoyed the pool and trampoline. (If the wasps bother you splash some water on the side all they want to do is drink). It has been wonderful seeing the baby owls and bats. The ping-pong is very fun and the beds are EXTREMELY comfortable. This whole stay was very pleasant. ”
Love from Alice (aged 10)
“Thank you Ken and Bernadette for a lovely week. Boussagou is a wonderful place. ”
The Franklin family – UK
July 2018 in La Longère
“Dear Bernie and Ken,

Thanks for a perfect holiday, in a perfect location, with perfect hosts! We have loved it.

See you again soon.

Lots of love”
Will & Fiona - UK
June 2018 in Le Pigeonnier
“What a peaceful and beautiful place to spend a memorable week with all our family coming and going and being here for Mum's 89th birthday. I hope we can come back for the 90th!

Bernadette and Ken, you have been truly kind, helpful and patient with all of us from age 7-89. What lovely people you are.

This is one of the best holiday places ever!

All the houses are gorgeous and beautifully clean with nice touches everywhere and great cooking equipment.

Love the chickens roaming around, horses snorting, well loved and looked after cats, gardens, hedges, etc, etc I could go on for pages but want to say last but not least, THANK YOU for our wonderful welcome meal and basket and of course the devine cupcakes you made for Mum.

xxx ”
“ It's been a proper little holiday, firstly with my Mum Betty on her 89th birthday, sisters Toni(and Tim)) and Jen, daughter Katy and husband Chris and lastly Finn, my son. We all had a great time and I'm glad I got to stay an extra few days to absorb the peace and beauty, listen to crickets and birds, see the busy hummingbird hawkmoths on the lavender plants, eat well, sleep well, rest and relax.

Thank you Ken and Bernie for making it possible and always being there to help or chat. ”
“Had a gorgeous stay, thank you very much. ”
“ Hi it's Louie, we left on Monday 18 June 2018.

We all had a lovely time, thanks for letting us stay here. I love swimming in the warm pool the most and feeding the horses.

See you soon, hope I can stay here next time I come to South France. ”
Signed Louie X
“ We had the best time ever - Beautiful house... Thank you ”
Roze & Leo
Betty's 89th Birthday Celebration
The Grays - UK
June 2018 in Pichoutou, La Longère and Le Pigeonnier
“It's been said already but I want to add my gratitude and delight to the others.

I think it has been the best birthday ever (and I've had many!). Your lovely, immaculate houses, your indescribably beautiful land, the swimming pool into which I really went (photographic evidence). How hard you work, and how kind you are.

Thank you, with love from Betty.”
Betty's 89th Birthday Celebration
The Grays - UK
June 2018 in Pichoutou, La Longère and Le Pigeonnier
“Dear Bernadette and Ken,

Thank you for another wonderful stay at Boussagou. We appreciate your understated and generous hospitality.

Pichoutou has begun to feel like home-from-home.

We love the quiet and serenity here and really enjoyed our walks in the woods - highlighted by the shy roe deer and a less shy badger.

We've begun to explore different coffee shops and our favourites are now Le Tisany in Prayssac and Ecureuil in Monpazier.

We are already looking forward to coming again in 2019”
Keith and Maureen - N.S.W. Australia
April to June 2018 in Pichoutou
“Dear Bernie and Ken,

We've all had a lovely holiday once again and the kids have made great friends. They loved the pool, gamesbarn, bedrooms, cats, chickens and the local area is delightful. The gardens, setting and gites are stunning. We hope to be seeing you soon next year!

Lots of love”
Jayne, Duncan, Sandra, Roger, Joe & Ella - UK
May 2018 in Le Pigeonnier
“A big thank you to Ken and Bernadette, our very kind hosts.

We had a few frosty starts with the car but Bernadette was there with the jump leads! If you needed anything, Bernadette saved the day, thank you.

Jim and I have enjoyed our stay very much and love the charm and beauty of the countryside. We shall miss it but who knows we may return?

When we return to Wales we will remember those lovely lunches we took outside, soaking up the winter sunshine.

Wishing you both a good year ahead.”
Lorraine and Jim, Wales UK
February 2018 in Pichoutou
“Thanks so much for a lovely stay!

We enjoyed your perfect gîte and the peace and quiet of the property.

A special thanks for the flexibility and assistance during our stay. Ken and Bernadette are very warm hosts.

We'd love to come back more often.”
Nel, Dieuwke and Riki, Holland
October 2017 in Pichoutou
“This was our first visit to the Lot, but won't be our last! The area is full of so many interesting places to visit - I think we probably did all of the "top ten" this week!

The accommodation suited us perfectly and we loved the peace and quiet.

Thank you Bernadette & Ken for being perfect hosts. We hope to see you again next year.”
The Mitchells, Lancashire UK
September 2017 in Pichoutou
“We've had a fantastic chilled week. Just what we needed!

Loved the outside spaces, surrounding nature, the chicks and of course Branston and Pickle .. couldn't help giving her some milk. The house had everything we needed and we were very comfortable. You have been very thoughtful with what's provided. No worrying about buying cleaning products, etc. and sometimes it's little things like that which all add up to a relaxing holiday.

Thank you Ken and Bernadette. So lovely to have met you.

Very best wishes.”
The Whittaker family, Devon UK
September 2017 in La Longere
“A wonderful holiday here at Boussagou, superb accommodation and surroundings. The pool was lovely, the local area full of interesting things to do, places to visit and food to eat. The kids (4 & 5) had a great time swimming and playing on the trampoline. A thoroughly enjoyable, relaxing week. We hope to be back soon.”
The Matthews family, Northamptonshire UK
August/September 2017 in Pichoutou
“Thanks so much Ken & Bernadette,

We have had a lovely, relaxing stay chez vous, and - although over too quickly - have been able to recharge our batteries. You have a piece of paradise here, one that we hope to return to. Thanks for looking after us (and for the eggs!).

Hope to be back next year.

A la prochaine!”
Penn/Fletcher Family, Norfolk UK
August 2017 in La Longere
“Another fabulous week at Boussagou - our second visit and definitely not our last. Thank you Ken & Bernie for making our holiday so perfect.”
The Holley-Wrights and the Murphy-Wrights, London UK
August 2017 in La Longere
“Thank you again for an amazing holiday. The children had an amazing time and made so many friends. This is our true place of relaxation and recharging. See you again next year.”
The Jain family, London UK
August 2017 in Pichoutou
“This is the second time coming back and we have enjoyed our time here. We loved the evening markets, our daily trip to the bakery.

The pool was amazing! We loved our private garden area.

Bernie & Ken are the perfect hosts.

The Tolkein Family, Maidstone UK
August 2017 in La Longere
“Thank you for having us! from Emily (aged 7)

It was lovely staying here, love from Finn (aged 9)

Thanks for another wonderful stay, we had a great two weeks, the kids made good friends and we had a very relaxing break.”
The Woolcombe family, UK
July/August 2017 in Le Pigeonnier
“A return visit for us after being here in 2016 staying in the same gite. We knew as we headed off last year we would be back.

This year's holiday did not disappoint and we again had an amazing two weeks in La Longere.

Everything we loved about the gite last year, we loved again this year. Same for the pool and the beautiful grounds. We love the new sunloungers and very plush cushion covers - the icing on the cake and perfect for the fantastic pool.

The girls again made use of the playbarn every single day and again the climbing frame and trampoline.

We visited a few old haunts again this year - Domme, La Roque Gageac and the fantastic Gardens of Marqueyssac at night and this year visited some new places too - St Cirq La Popie and Monpazier - would highly recommend those!

The night market at Belves was again an absolutely fantastic evening out with some great new friends and of course Bernie & Ken. Another scorcher evening to match the previous years.

Loved having my "me" time with my Latte out the front first thing every morning and getting the evening sun at the back; perfect for those barbeques and Ken and Bernie collecting Tilly to feed the cats or go to look at the wildlife camera for any visitors.

Bernie and Ken - again perfect hosts - thank you for having us again this year - thank you for a fantastic barbeque and taking us all to the night market. We've met some wonderful friends again this year and had another amazing holiday. The girls are already asking can we come back again next year!

Thank you so much I have always loved this place! I love the amount of room, the play area, the play barn, and especially the pool! I really want to come back. Tilly (aged 8) P.S. I think Pickle likes me but the other cats keep running away. x

With much Love.”
The Smiths, SE Wales
July/August 2017 in La Longere
“Thank you so much for a lovely holiday. As you know, Amelie (3) loved the pool, especially jumping off the steps! and loved the "jumpaline". Everything is so lovely and clean, and the grounds so well looked after. Lots to see in every direction, and we saw 5 deer in our stay here. You've both been so helpful and recommended lots of lovely places. Your assistance was much appreciated. The welcome dinner was amazing and just what we needed after the long drive.

Thank you for everything, we'll be recommending you!”
The Campbell family, Guernsey, CI
July 2017 in La Longere
“Thank you so much Ken and Bernadette for a fabulous first holiday in France as a family of 3 (x2). The girls have loved roaming around between play barn and pool, trampoline and chasing chickens (sorry!).

Somehow we have all relaxed with 4 kids under 7 .. amazing.

The Owls' appearance every night at 10pm was a real treat, and we found everything we needed and much more.

Thank you.”
Plumptre & Bell Families, UK
July 2017 in Le Pigeonnier
“Thank you Bernadette & Ken for a wonderful week. We appreciated your kind hospitality, the clean and comfortable gite and the lovely, lush surroundings. A fond farewell to Pickle from the boys. We hope to return another year.

All the best.”
The Gavin family, Germany
July 2017 in Pichoutou
“We've had a wonderful holiday and relaxing break. Everything exceeded our expectations, we loved everything about it. The house and gardens are beautiful, the kids loved Pickle the cat and collecting eggs from the chickens.

The games barn kept us all amused and the lovely pool and bar!

Thank you Ken and Bernie for your warm hospitality, it's been lovely meeting you both. We hope to book up soon for next year.”
The Gouldings, UK
May 2017 in Le Pigeonnier
“It was wonderful weather, I really liked the swimming pool. I would like to come back again. I also liked Pickle. (Ciara aged 7)

I had a magnificent week here and loved everything here and the weather was excellent so it was better. I would definitely like to come again. (Peter aged 10)

The trip exceeded our expectations. Ken & Bernie's hospitality was unsurpassable. Our children loved the place so much that on our last day their option was to stay at the Gite and play. We had a great family holiday and will definitely be back to discover more of Southern France.”
The McGrath Family, Watford UK
April 2017 in Pichoutou
“We came for a week and wished that we'd stayed much longer. Have had an incredibly fun and relaxing week. Hopefully you'll both let us come back for longer next time, and enjoy your wonderful hospitality.”
The Woolcombe Family – UK
August/September 2016 in Le Pigeonnier
“We've had a wonderful, relaxing time in an idyllic location. The cottage is beautifully furnished and comfortable. The grounds have a wealth of activities and treasures to keep the children busy and enchanted. Our hosts have been charming, helpful and thoughtful throughout. We will all miss this place dreadfully and hope to return some day in the not too distant future.”
The Boddy Family - UK
August 2016 in Le Pigeonnier
“We've loved every minute of our 2 weeks here at Boussagou. We have had such a relaxing and happy holiday. The kids have loved the freedom to roam around in such a beautiful and safe setting. The joy of finding a chicken egg and of feeding the horses, hours spent having fun in the pool and in the barn … they have had the best time ever!

Thank you Ken and Bernadette for making our holiday so special – the canoeing was a fantastic recommendation and definitely one of our holiday highlights.

Thanks again, we very much hope to come back soon!”
The Wright Family – London, UK
August 2016 in Le Pigeonnier
“We have spent the last week in perfect bliss! Wonderful weather, beautiful surroundings and peace (apart from our children and their new best friends!). We all had a fabulous time. Everything here has been set up perfectly, from the pool, to the play barn and the house. We loved visiting the chickens and feeding the horses. Had amazing runs and cycle rides. We had a very lazy week as next week we are staying near Sarlat and will visit all the sites along the river, but we enjoyed Monpazier in particular and had a gorgeous lunch in Le Petit France in the corner of the square. Thoroughly recommend the night market at Belves and had a nosy around the flea market in Cazals. We spent a lot of our week by the pool and catching crickets in the meadow!

We are planning next years trip already!”
The Jain Family – London, UK
August 2016 in Pichoutou
“We have had a wonderful 2-week holiday. Weather was amazing, gite everything we could have asked for.

Loved the Lot/Dordogne area. We especially enjoyed Chateau des Milandes, the night food market at Bouzic and Belves, Bouzic being our favourite. The Gardens of Marqueyssac on a Thursday evening was magical.

Really enjoyed a delicious meal at Le Caillau, must book, but an amazing meal in a beautiful setting.

Thank you Ken & Bernie.”
The Tolkien Family - Kent, UK
August 2016 in La Longère
“What a great holiday!

The weather was great, the environment is amazing, this really is a little piece of heaven.

The kids have had a great time playing and going for 'a wander' in total safety. They've made new friends and played from dawn to dusk! We have been relaxed and have made new friends.

Thank you Ken and Bernie for making this a fantastic holiday.”
The Prince Family, East Yorkshire, UK
August 2016 in Pichoutou
“Thank you Ken & Bernadette for another fabulous stay! We made new friends and the children have had a fantastic time with their new buddies.

See you next year!

Best Wishes. Bisous”
The Songs - Cambridge, UK
August 2016 in La Longère
“One week is not enough in this little bit of rural paradise.

Bernadette and Ken were the perfect hosts for our group of 17! The welcome meal was delicious. Pichoutou became our family home for an extremely relaxing stay.

There is so much to do in the area, you are spoilt for choice. We loved our boat trip from La Roque-Gageac and the medieval village at Chateau Castelnaud is a must!

Gracias, Merci, Thank you.”
The Sadlier Family, Spain
July/August 2016 in Pichoutou
“Loved, loved this holiday! Boussagou Gites amazing and so are the owners, Ken and Bernadette. Never chilled so quickly!

Thank you.”
Julie & Alan - Liverpool, UK
July/August 2016 in La Longère
“I had no idea what this holiday was going to be like, what a wonderful surprise it has been. Fabulous accommodation and hosts, Ken & Bernadette, have made this a really memorable holiday.

Thank you.”
Hazel - North Wales, UK
July/August 2016 in La Longère
“We have spent an absolutely perfect 2 weeks at Boussagou and do not want to leave!

Bernie and Ken have been super hosts; the welcome meal was fantastic, they have spent hours answering Archie's (6 years) many questions and letting him help with the animals and they introduced us to the delights of the night market at Belves.

The surrounding area is beautiful and we have enjoyed many day trips to the Bastide towns, Chateaux, gardens and kayaking; as well as enjoying lots of time by the lovely pool.

Thank you for a wonderful holiday – we will be back!”
The Mather Family, Abu Dhabi
July 2016 in Pichoutou
“What can we say except this has been one amazing holiday.     ★★★★★

We have loved absolutely every minute of it. We knew the minute we turned up the drive to the gites that we had made the right decision to stay here.

The gite is just perfect for our needs. We love the childrens triple room; you don't get that very often and meant that all the three girls could stay together. The addition and thoughtfulness of the books and games to suit all ages has been very much appreciated. The girls haven't touched their own that they brought. Our room and the other double (Mum and Dad would have loved it!) perfect. So much storage and a real feel of peacefulness and relaxing.

The garden has been a hit with the girls; lovely and safe and the swing very popular. Getting the sun in the afternoon and evening was wonderful; what a great way to have our evening meal with the sun on us. I will miss my little seat out the front where we get the morning sun. Have loved sitting there with my latte and taking in the beautiful surroundings.

The playbarn has been such a hit with the girls and us. Love the close proximity to the gite so you can keep an eye on them and it's filled with practically everything to suit all ages. The girls have loved the swings and the slide too and I have to confess I enjoyed the trampoline :)

And finally, the pool - wow! The setting and the pool itself is spectacular. We have tried to get in the pool at least once a day and stayed for hours. The shallow end perfect for the twins and the floats much appreciated as Hattie and Bessie's swimming has greatly improved. Tilly has loved every aspect of the pool and we've made some great friends. Tilly and Archie in particular, and loved that they could walk to each others gites without us worrying.

Gardens of Marqueyssac at night. Magical. Won't ever forget that night and the children fell in love with the lit up fairies on stilts singing.
Domme. A repeat visit for us but nevertheless such a pretty village with spectacular views of the river. Love the train ride around the village.
La Roque-Gageac. Another repeat visit but we hadn't done the boat trip. Worthwhile and it's just an hour. Canoeing too of course. Tilly and Kelvin loved this and this was Tilly's first experience.
Chateau des Milandes - beautiful. Gardens and Chateau lovely and interesting history.
Rocamadour - another repeat visit but a first for the children. Recommend the bus if small children to take you from the car park to the city.
Belves Night Market - have never experienced a night market before and this was recommended by Bernadette & Ken. All the families and B&K went and it was such an amazing evening. We loved, loved it! If you do nothing else, please experience this!

We cannot finish our guest comment without mentioning Bernadette & Ken. You have both been amazing hosts and this has been the icing on the cake for this holiday. Your kindness and the time you have spent with the children has been greatly appreciated. Letting them help feed the animals, letting them discover whether or not Suzie has left an egg and this week introducing them to George, the cockerel! These are experiences they do not get at home and you have always found time to stop, talk and recommend things for us as a family.

The whole holiday has been a joy from start to finish. You have a beautiful home here, perfect setting and perfectly situated to visit both the Dordogne and the Lot. We really do not want to go home but as with all holidays they have to end, but we will be back most definitely.

With much love.”
The Smith Family - Wales, UK
July 2016 in La Longère
“A wonderful place, clean, comfortable and cool accommodation, beautiful grounds and fantastic pool. The perfect setting for relaxing, fun family holiday. Thomas (4) and Jess (1) loved feeding chickens and horses. Bernadette and Ken have been great hosts, helping the children to feed the animals, the toys and bikes have been thoroughly enjoyed.

We recommend a trip to Castelnaud and the monkey park next to Rocamadour was well worth it too.

Thank you for everything, Bernadette & Ken.”
Rachel, Andrew, Thomas and Jess - Suffolk, UK
June/July 2016 in La Longère
“We've had a wonderful month here in every possible way - Great accommodation and environment, great hosts, true peace here, with so much that is beautiful in the area.

We have been made most welcome here. Thank you Bernadette and Ken for all your kindness.”
Marilyn, Martin and, of course, Speckle (the dog) - Wales, UK
May 2016 in La Longère
“Dear Ken & Bernadette

Thank you so much for your amazing hospitality!

Boussagou and Le Muguet were everything I hoped they would be and so much more.

Your kind and friendly, not to mention approachable manner meant that my stay here felt every bit the home from home that I was looking for.

I will miss you both as well as this wonderful little gite and I look forward to visiting again very soon.

With love,

Jacqui xxx
(& Charlie the French bulldog!) ”
March 2016 in Le Muguet
“Fantastic gite, brilliant location and wonderful hosts. We have just spent a life changing month at Boussagou and hope to see you again in the near future. ”
Dave & Joan - UK
September 2015 in Le Pigeonnier
“Boussagou Gites are the nicest gites we've stayed ... due in part to the gorgeous buildings and landscape, but also to the perfectly placed kindness of our hosts. We so appreciated all you have done to make this a wonderful family holiday, especially last night when we celebrated Grace's 40th birthday in the gardens as the sun went down, I will never forget the magic of it. We have loved your company and really hope we will meet again. ”
Maggie, Adam, Tara & Kezia
“The immediate impression was one of WOW! and it stayed for the entire week. We have had a wonderful time. Bernie and Ken were amazingly informative, incredibly kind and just great fun. We don't want to leave, we've loved every moment of being here. ”
Ade, Polly & Eve
The O'Connors - UK
August 2015 in Le Pigeonnier
“Thank you so much for a fabulous holiday! We are so sad to leave but will take such happy memories with us. You have made our holiday perfect with your hospitality, you thought of everything. This place is so beautiful and steeped in history. The 40th birthday party could not have been a more special occassion. It was magical having a sing-song down by the pool by candlelight. Thank you for making our party soooo special. We hope to meet you again in the future, we will really miss you. ”
The O'Connors - UK
August 2015 in La Longère
“This is a great place and we had so much fun. We socialised with the owners of the property and they took us out for a lovely meal. At the start of the holiday they gave us a welcome basket and we loved how they cared so much about us. We are coming back next year for 2 weeks and hoping that we are going to meet Alain the Frenchman who showed us the 1000 year old bell tower. Many thanks to Ken & Bernadette, xxx - John (aged 12)

A huge thank you to Ken & Bernie who couldn't have done more to make us welcome. Two of the most accommodating and kind people who provide fantastic advice on the various markets and places of interest.
Can I recommend La Roque Gageac and while there a trip up the river in a canoe. To really enjoy I suggest 9km!
Ken and Bernie we really enjoyed your company and you added to our large family holiday. Hoping to Return. ”
The O'Connors - UK
August 2015 in Pichoutou
“Thank you so much Ken & Bernie for making our family holiday incredibly enjoyable. Everything about the gites was perfect. We certainly will be back. ”
The O'Connors - UK
August 2015 in Pichoutou
“We have had a wonderful holiday here at La Longère. We have relaxed in beautiful surroundings and the children have been entranced by the chickens and the horses.

Thanks so much and we hope to come back again. ”
The Alabaster Family - Winchester, UK
August 2015 in La Longère
“Thank you Ken and Bernie for another glorious stay! Fantastic time had by all and weather was perfect. Xxx ”
The Songs - UK
August 2015 in Le Pigeonnier
“I had a wonderful, peaceful holiday. It was a really good holiday. I helped Ken with jobs and had a really great sleep. I will definitely come back next year! - Francesca (aged 9)

Best holiday ever!! - Ollie (aged 7)

Wonderfully relaxing place to stay. Beautiful surroundings and safe for children to roam. Fantastic hosts as always Bernie & Ken and we look forward to our next visit!”
The Holgate Family - Surrey, UK
August 2015 in Pichoutou
“We have spent the most idylic week here at Boussagou! It was hard to drag ourselves away from the peace and quiet of the house and grounds. However, we really enjoyed our day at Grotte de Domme and morning visit to Monpazier. Bernadette and Ken - a huge thank you. You are discreet and yet there with a friendly face when advice is required! We really enjoyed the company and the other guests too which was an added bonus - especially for the kids. We very much plan to come back. ”
Belinda, Andrew, Ben and Toby - London, UK
August 2015 in Pichoutou
“Idyllic gite in the most peaceful setting.     ★★★★★

The property was exactly what we were expecting from the photograph and information. We had the most relaxing and comfortable week in Pichoutou and would definitely recommend. We will be back! ”
The Kemp Family - London, UK
August 2015 in Pichoutou
“C'est une très jolie région, idéale pour se reposer, le temps y est magnifique. J'ai adoré la piscine, le cadre et les differentes activités que nous offraient Boussagou.

Thank you, we have relaxed :) ”
la famille Wojcik - La Réunion, France
août 2015 dans La Longère
“Fabulous holiday in a stunning gite.     ★★★★★

Our family of four stayed at Le Pigeonnier and I can't speak highly enough of the gite. The pool is stunning and even has an honesty bar with drinks etc at cost price! There is a great children's play area with swings and a trampoline and a barn with bikes, toys and a fancy dress box. In the mornings you can see if the chickens have laid eggs and Ken very often lets you take some, our children loved this. The gite is in a great area to use as a base to explore the Dordogne and the Lot area as it is right on the border of both. We are already planning on returning next year. ”
The Davies Family - UK
July 2015 in Le Pigeonnier
“An amazing holiday in the nicest gite we've ever stayed. The kids absolutely loved it. The extra touches made the difference - the kids loved collecting eggs from the chickens and getting to know the cats and horses. Pool was wonderful - honesty bar a great idea. Highlights of the stay were Jardins de Marqueyssac, Thurs eve with candles and live jazz - wonderful! Loved gorge with boat trip and views of Chateaux. Night market at Bouzic was fun and kids loved it.

Thanks Bernadette & Ken so much for the welcome (& babysitting, much appreciated!) Love and best wishes, ”
Gwyn, Steve, Osian and Mali - Cardiff, UK
July 2015 in Le Pigeonnier
“1 month in Pichoutou. Boussagou is the most magical place to stay. A true balance of comfort and tranquility. Bernie and Ken are fabulous hosts and offer help and advice as needed. We look forward to visiting again when next in SW France. ”
Andy & Karen - Bridgnorth, UK
May 2015 in Pichoutou
“Our return visit to lovely Boussagou has been much enjoyed, not least by our grandchildren!!

Thank you so much Ken & Bernadette for your kind and thoughtful hospitality. ”
Judith & Les - Manchester, UK
May 2015 in Le Pigeonnier
“4 months in Pichoutou! What a friendly place for making life changing decisions. We did! Thank you for being the way you are! ”
Andreas & Flavia - Switzerland
November 2014 to February 2015 in Pichoutou
“Wow! A September to remember!

We have had a fabulous stay in your gorgeous gite. We've loved the pool, weather to die for and fabulous walks for Molly & Gem (the dogs) .. oh, and Roger!

Thanks for really looking after us. As Arnie would say "We'll be back". ”
Den, Rog, Molly and Gem - York, UK
September 2014 in Le Pigeonnier
“Spent a wonderful two weeks at La Longère. It has been our first holiday to France as a family and there has been something for everyone at Boussagou. Violet (3) loved feeding the horses, cats and jumping on the trampoline, whilst Oscar (7) particularly enjoyed the table football, table tennis and the swimming pool, and Gareth and I spent relaxing evenings savouring the local wine and cheese.

Violet was lucky enough to have her third birthday whilst we were here, which was made even more special with some wonderful strawberry cupcakes made by Bernadette.

The weather has been fantastic and Ken and Bernadette have been the perfect hosts.

When not enjoying the delights Boussagou has to offer, we can thoroughly recommend trips out to Gouffre de Proumeyssac, Parc Animalier De Gramat, La Forêt des Singes, Château de Bonaguil and Préhisto Parc. Also canoeing on the Dordogne is an experience not to be missed. Thank you. ”
The Oakes Family - West Yorkshire, UK
September 2014 in La Longère
“We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Boussagou - and managed to fit in lots of trips in our week stay (not enough). Will be back next year, hopefully for a longer stay.

See you then.”
Will & Fiona - Cheshire, UK
September 2014 in Pichoutou
“Thank you Ken & Bernie for a fabulous week here again this year. Already planning our return! Loved the gite and the children had a ball as usual. ”
Chee, Sarah, Oscar, Ollie & Orla - Cambridge, UK
August 2014 in Le Pigeonnier
“We have had a fantastic week, Boussagou is such a great place to stay - really relaxing.

A week wasn't long enough - we'll be back for 2 weeks next time.”
Anne, Simon, Joshua & Emilia - Tunbridge Wells, Kent
August 2014 in Pichoutou
“So not ready to go home! 2 weeks is not long enough! Next year we are coming for the whole summer! Thank you for a fabulous holiday and already looking forward to seeing you again. ”
Stacy, Neil, Cole and Maiya - Bedford, UK
August 2014 in Le Pigeonnier
“Another fantastic two weeks holidaying at Boussagou. Great gite, beautiful surroundings and wonderful hospitality. Everyone has had such a fabulous time, the kids have been in their element playing in the pool, feeding the chickens, exploring the grounds and generally being noisy and having a lot of fun!

Thank you Ken & Bernie for a memorable and lovely holiday. Hope to see you again.”
Faye, Russell, Jack, Tom and Holly - Bedford, UK
August 2014 in Le Pigeonnier
“We came here as 4 families, with 7 kids and the Gites with all the surroundings gave them a great experience and something very far away from daily life. ”
Vinni & Jens - Copenhagen, Denmark
August 2014 in La Longère
“I loved La Longère. The best part was being able to have two pools we could swim in!!! I will definitely recommend it to others - Alexander, aged 11.

I found La Longère a great place - Oliver, aged 8

I loved the swimming pools. I also liked the cats - Georgia, aged 6

We have had a wonderful fortnight at La Longère - what a lovely, relaxing place! We have all enjoyed swimming in both pools and playing table tennis. The children have loved having all the animals around, playing table football, cycling and eating ice-cream from the honesty bar! There are some fantastic places to visit in the area - Sarlat, Domme and canoeing on the Dordogne between La Roque-Gageac and Chateau des Milandes were particular highlights - and we have barely seen half of what we intended so we will have to come back again! Thank you Ken and Bernadette for making sure everything we needed (and more) was here!”
The Bailey Family
August 2014 in Pichoutou
“We have had a truly relaxing holiday at Boussagou!

Thanks to Ken & Bernadette for being such great hosts and for such a warm welcome! The welcome meal was a real treat after such a long drive and the welcome basket was really much appreciated. Thank you.

We would thoroughly recommend Boussagou to anyone wanting to de-stress and switch off! The region is really beautiful too.

Thanks again for everything and we wish you continued success in the future.”
Julie, Neil, Charlotte and Katie - West Midlands, UK
August 2014 in Pichoutou
“We would like to thank Bernie and Ken for a very warm welcome to beautiful Boussagou. All recommendations and tips have been really useful and given us days out to remember that have been wonderful. In particular the gardens at Marqueyssac on Thursday evening - truly stunning by candlelight for us and our young children; Castelnaud - another amazing place with incredible views and excitement for little ones (knights for the day!); Great entertainment in the picturesque Gourdon for it's Medieval Day; Belves evening market on Wednesday - lovely social occasion with a great variety of food on offer (another pretty town on a hill).

And onto Boussagou ... such a 'find'! So peaceful and pretty, along with vast amounts of space for children to run free and happy. We have all loved the pool - both children have gained confidence in the water whilst we've enjoyed relaxing in such a beautiful setting. The trampoline is a definite hit too! We recommend a walk along the mowed path around the fields and collecting eggs from the chickens!

Many thanks!”
Jacqueline, Darren, Fynley (aged 5) and Eva (aged 3) - Surrey, UK
August 2014 in Pichoutou
“Ken & Bernie, thanks for another great holiday. You are great hosts. The boys have really enjoyed their second stint at Boussagou, especially 'helping' Ken around the grounds!

Looking forward to next year already.”
The Hoods - Hull, UK
July/August 2014 in Pichoutou
“Dear Ken & Bernadette,
We came down here as part of a group attending a wedding. Didn't know what to expect, but we soon found out it was a wonderful place. Cats, chickens around and if we needed anything on top what was already there, no problem. And, last but not least, we got to know the two of you.
Thank you so much - Thom & Tineke, The Netherlands

Wow what a wonderful place, everything here you could wish for; fabulous clean pool, very comfortable Gite, lovely welcoming pack. Then on top of that you are great company and my only complaint is you are not closer to the UK because I would love to come here often. Thank you both so very much, keep up the good work.
Keep in touch, please - Hilary, UK

Thank you for everything. Nothing was a problem and you made us feel at home. A beautiful Gite, location and couple. You really helped make my brother's wedding a fantastic memory.
See you soon of course - Naomi, UK

Wonderful place, thanks for having us. It was a dream staying here.
RH - Dubai ”
The Sandoval/Jaggard Wedding Party
June 2014 in Le Pigeonnier, La Longère and Pichoutou
“Thank you both for making our special family holiday fantastic.
It ticked all our boxes - complex, pool, weather - and of course all your support for Dan's Birthday BBQ.
The Branwhites - Surrey, UK

What a beautiful place! Loved every minute. The weather was fantastic, the pool and surroundings fantastic. Would definitely come back and recommend to others.
Thank you both very much.
Lesley, Neil, Ben, Tiff, Leanne & Tom”
The Branwhite party - Surrey, UK
June 2014 in Le Pigeonnier, La Longère and Pichoutou
“We had the best time! We could live here and will be back ....

Thank you Bernie & Ken.”
Dee & Phil - Cambridge, UK
May 2014 in Pichoutou
“Wonderful time in a wonderful place with wonderful people!

Thank you Ken and Bernie for everything!

See you soon.”
Jackie & Renaud - Brussels, Belgium
May 2014 in Pichoutou
“Had a lovely stay with the chickens, horses and cats. Ken and Bernie have been fantastic hosts giving ideas of places to visit and things to do when a break is needed from just enjoying the pool/gardens. Look forward to coming back again in the future. ”
Michelle - Bromley, Kent
May 2014 in Le Pigeonnier
“Thanks a lot for a lovely week of vacation! We had everything we wished for here: a very nice house, nice and quiet garden, a great pool and of course your great hospitality!

We hope to come back one day in the future and wish the two of you a great life in France.

See you soon.”
Bruno, Gunter, Tim, Jokke - Brussels, Belgium
May 2014 in Le Pigeonnier
“It was great and it had lots to do, collecting eggs and playing on the swings and by the pool. I would definitely recommend it for all the family - Francesca (aged 8)

It was great, I loved it! - Ollie (aged 6)

A beautifully peaceful, relaxing destination. Children can play in safety. Beautiful views and wonderful hosts! We will come again!”
The Holgate Family - Surrey, UK
April 2014 in Pichoutou
“Having decided to take a month off in France, we couldn't have wished for a more lovely location than Boussagou. Wonderfully quiet, no traffic, wonderful scenery and friendly locals ensured that we couldn't have enjoyed ourselves more. We enjoyed doing a variety of local walks and visiting nearby market towns. All this was made more enjoyable by the kind and generous hospitality of Bernadette and Ken, they couldn't have done more for us and we were thoroughly spoilt for the whole month. What a wonderful place Boussagou is and hope to return one day. Thank you so much for a month to remember.”
Bob, Carol & Scrabble - Cirencester
Feb to March 2014 in Pichoutou
“Thank you so much for your gracious hospitality over the last 6 weeks, we have just loved our stay at Boussagou. The house, the pool, the quiet, the chickens and of course Pickle have made it the most beautiful homely base from which to explore The Lot and Dordogne. We have never been to such a stunningly beautiful area and we will never forget the special memories created here. I know Barbara, Roger and Tammy would like to have expressed the same sentiments. Thank you for everything.”
Josh, Jasmine, Naomi, Bella & David
New Zealand - Sept/Oct 2013
“We've had 3 glorious weeks of reading, writing and relaxing. Just what we'd hoped! Helen finally started writing her first novel (Watch this space! Perhaps she'll come back to finish it off). Boussagou has been the perfect, peaceful place for thinking and inventing stories! And it has rejuvenated Ivan so he can go back and face another term of teaching. As well as all that we've enjoyed the company of 3 cats, many buzzing insects on the lavender, and of course our great hosts - Bernie & Ken you've been wonderful. So great to meet you both. We really do hope we'll be back in Boussagou for more inspiration. We're sad to say bye to Pichoutou which has been our home these last few weeks. Thanks for everything. ”
Helen & Ivan
Cambridge, UK - Sept 2013
“Haven't relaxed so much in years - could get used to this life! Fantastic stay, many many thanks. Great company, great food, great place. What else could you want for?!”
Sheryl & John
London, UK - Sept 2013
“Perfect hosts, peaceful setting, great pool, lovely fresh food, lots of wine, a wonderful relaxing holiday. I'll be back!”
London, UK - Sept 2013
“Thank you so much for a lovely week, the weather has been beautiful and the peace and quiet was great. We did some lovely trips to local villages and castles. Chloe enjoyed the pool and your hospitality was so much appreciated.”
Veronica & Chloe
New Zealand - Sept 2013
“Thank you so much for a lovely stay at Le Pigeonnier. Everything you could ever want for a good holiday is here. We have really enjoyed ourselves. We will be back!”
Fiona, Will, Chris & Alex
Northwich, UK - Sept 2013
“Fantastic 2 week stay at Le Pigeonnier. Our friends Oona, Mark & Eve were here too at La Longère and many a happy BBQ & evening pool session were enjoyed. The most beautiful place to relax and restore. Thank you for making it so special.”
Madonna & Laurence
London, UK - Aug 2013
“Thanks so much for a lovely week in La Longère, the weather was great and we enjoyed the pool and beautiful surroundings. We hope to come back soon!”
Oona, Mark, Eve & Mimi
Oxford, UK - Aug 2013
“We have had a wonderful holiday at Boussagou. Two weeks of sunshine, beautiful surroundings, good company and three very happy children!!! The area is fantastic, so close to lots of great places to visit. The lake in Cazals was a lovely place to take the children to let them play in the sand and swim in the lake. Boussagou is just gorgeous, the houses, gardens, play area and of course the pools have all made for a very enjoyable and memorable holiday. Thank you Ken & Bernadette, we hope to see you again!”
Faye, Russell, Jack, Tom and Holly
Bedford, UK - Aug 2013
“An excellent trip, very good to entertain, relax and enjoy the pool! One of my favourite trips ever to France, if not the best. I loved and would highly recommend it to anybody of all ages. Many activities to do from canoeing and adventure ropes - Pradines - to music and food festivals and outdoor markets. The perfect location with many villages and places to explore. Also there are bikes for cycle rides and also a perfect 2.6km track around the gites. I found myself playing lots of ping pong. I loved the stay and thank you. - Ben (age 12)

Thank you so much I had a great time here! - Miriam (age 13)”
The Simanowitz Family
UK - Aug 2013
“Absolutely fabulous stay! A great start to our holiday. Bernie & Ken you are fantastic hosts, we will see you again soon.”
Steve, Angie, Josh & Zach
East Riding of Yorkshire, UK - Aug 2013
“Had a great time - again! Boussagou is charming and you are great hosts. Good luck with your new venture!”
Christopher & Vivian
British Virgin Islands - Aug 2013
“A very, very happy stay - strongly recommend the canoeing - thanks to you both!”
The Gaunt Family
UK - Aug 2013
“The most amazing time had by all in the most wonderful of settings! You looked after us fantastically and we can't wait to come bak. In fact we are now thinking of ways to move out here! Thank you so much!”
Justin & Lucy
UK - Aug 2013
“Very well done Bernie & Ken, lovely to be woken up by George and fresh eggs! The meals, pool and weather have been suberb too! Will be back!! - Lucy (age 11)

Well done! I enjoyed swimming in the pool and playing table tennis. I'll miss Pickle, Branston, Ariel, George, Cilla and Blanche. All the best! - Ben (age 9)

Brilliant holiday - Thank you so much!”
Nancy, Mick, Lucy & Ben
UK - July 2013
“Well done Ken & Bernadette! Such a beautiful place to spend a precious week of holidays, the children have been in their element. An amazing balance of relaxation and possibilities to explore the area. You have both made us feel hugely welcomed and provided answers to all our queries very quickly and without hesitation. The children LOVED the swimming pool/s and the 'park'. So safe for them to play independantly. We are sad to leave, but we'll be back! Fabulous!”
The Song Family
Kent, UK - July 2013
“Had a lovely week at this gite. The new owners Ken and Bernadette were very welcoming and it was lovely to spend time with them. The area of France has loads to see and we had plenty of great meals out. A lovely holiday all round.”
Tony & Jude
West Yorkshire, UK - May 2013
“Been vacationing in France for 40 years. This gite complex best we’ve ever stayed in. Beautiful location , well equipped gite. Everything you could wish for.”
Alan & Fran
Ashford, UK - August 2012
“We said we’d come back and we did. Perfect accommodation clean and beautiful, very warm and helpful welcome from our hosts. So much to explore, but so difficult to tear ourselves away from the fantastic pool.”
Laura & Matt
Finchley, UK - August 2012
“Thank you so much. We had a great week – a fantastic first holiday in France. We’ll definitely do it again. Thanks for all the tips and advice. All the best for your plans for the future.”
Damian & Katie
Maidstone, UK - August 2012
“When we arrived we thought it was like paradise, and it was! We’ve had a fantastic holiday. Thanks to the warm people, beautiful surroundings and friendly animals. Two out of the three children are not afraid of dogs anymore. We would like to come back.”
Pam de Jing
Netherlands - July 2012
“Thanks very much for a warm welcome and wonderful holiday stay. Boussagou is everything we hoped for – lovely to spend time by the pool or go exploring between the Lot & Dordogne. Merci Beaucoup!”
Mark & Oona
Oxford, UK - August 2012
“Best gite of the four month trip and one of the best ever. You met all our needs without ever being intrusive and we will definitely recommend Le Pigeonnier to friends and family”
Mike & Christine Murphy
Italy - April 2011
“Probably the best gite and week ever!! Spacious, comfortable, well located, lovely pool and Wi-Fi too!! We'll be back”
Tim, Nikki, Amy, Chris and Toby Matthews
Hampshire, UK - August 2011
“Absolutely wonderful! I'm so envious - exactly where I'd want to live, forever.”
Lawrence Morgan
Oregon, USA - April 2011
“Boussagou just keeps getting better and better. Canoeing, Domme, Sarlat and the castles are all well worth seeing. Will come back for a third visit!”
Taylor family
Chester, UK - August 2009
“Not only did Karen and I really enjoy ourselves but all the kids asked if we could come back again, trust me when I say that is a first, when the three of them can agree on something then we know we’ve got it right! So as Arnie would say ......we’ll be back!”
Soanes family
Herts, UK - August 2010
“I came to Boussagou as a stranger and fell amongst friends. The last 13 months have been a delight and part of me will be here always. To those that come after me, enjoy every second of your stay in what is simply 'Heaven on Earth'.”
Eric Ingham
UK - Sept 2009 - Oct 2010
“Had a fab second visit, lovely house and swimming pools. We have all had a wonderful time. Thanks for all the advice on places to go and thank you for being a great hosts.”
Boys family
Cardiff, UK - May 2010
“Such a wonderful place full of lovely people and lots of happy memories! Booking again and again and again! We will miss Boussagou lots, thank you for having us and so looking forward to seeing you all again next year. Best two weeks ever!”
Kennedy family
Enfield, UK - July 2010
“Thanks for an excellent time. The house, area, pools, play equipment, animals, hammock...... everything made for a wonderful time. All the best.”
Farrars family
Tonbridge, UK - July 2010
“Fantastic to come to this beautiful place again. So peaceful, we go home refreshed. Thank you.”
Dijkstra family
Holland - July 2010
“We left South Africa with a very heavy heart, Boussagou has helped me prepare for our next big move into the UK. Thanks so much for all your help. We have had a really wonderful time. I shall miss the tranquillity or our French home and hope that we can have many more holidays in Boussagou in years to come! We shall miss you all .... but I have thousands of photo's to remember the truly beautiful Lot Region.”
Sparks family
South Africa - Feb - June 2010
“It was a real honour for us to stay at your beautiful house at Boussagou as the first Dutchies. Tasteful details of the house and beautiful surroundings have made our stay unforgettable.”
Timmer family
Hnovervenn, Holland - July 2009
“Thanks for your hospitality. We and our children enjoyed it a lot. The house was good, we loved both swimming pools and all the extra's (horses, chickens, fruit & veg, etc) were very special. We wish you all the best with your business and everything!”
Van Boxsel family
Breda, Holland - August 2009
“What a lovely place you have here. The gite itself, the location, the pool, Branston & Pickle (the cats), your fantastic hospitality have all been just what we needed to unwind and enjoy our time here in the Lot. We will certainly be back!”
Toft family
Windsor, UK - July 2009
“A wonderful gite, sensitively converted with all mod cons. A great place for a family get together & special celebrations - something for everyone from 7 to 70!”
Gennard family
Chester, UK - August 2009
“Well this is the start of us 'living the dream' in France. Thanks for all the advice, tips & support from people who have been there and done that! Boussagou is a stunning place and magical at Christmas .... We'll certainly be keeping in touch.”
Ron & Mel Burgess
UK - Nov 2008 - Jan 2009
“Three months of peace and quiet! Wonderful place, great countryside, loverly people everywhere. Confirms our plans to move to France permanently!! Boussagou is a gem and will be recommended to all.”
Edward & Maureen Bennett
Aberdeen, UK - Dec 2008 - March 2009
“You absolutely deserve to succeed! Thanks for everything - a wonderful stay in delightful surroundings, faultless service and attention to detail. Best gite we've ever stayed in anywhere in France!!.”
John & Judy Howick
Cheltentham, UK - June 2008
“We have had a really great week in a relaxed atmosphere. The location is fantastic, and the kids have enjoyed the 'country life' as much as the trips out.”
Garrod family
Sheffield, UK - May 2008
“We don't want to go home!! We have all had a lovely holiday at Boussagou and would love to come back again soon.”
O'Reilly family
Chesterfield, UK - June 2008
“Very nice, peaceful week. Comfortable gite, the welcome pack is an excellent idea and we strongly recommend the welcome meal on arrival.”
Terry & Marion Garrod
Surrey, UK - June 2008
“Thoroughly enjoyable time - brilliant hosts, excellent arrival meal! We loved Castlenaud, canoeing, Domme, cycling around Boussagou ... would come back again to fit the rest in! Thank you!”
Spensley family
West Sussex, UK - July 2008
“Had a lovely stay, lovely pool & gite. Lots to do for the boys (teenagers). Cazals is lovely for eating on a night. All in all a brill time.”
Charlotte, Nigel, Tom & Chris
St Albans, UK - Aug 2008
“Excellent, relaxing week. Really appreciated the superb welcome pack & well-equipped gite. Thanks for all the help and recommendations! Children (11 & 8) particularly enjoyed the Indian Forest Parc (near Sarlat) and spending time at Boussagou.”
Penny, Steve, Thomas & Anna
Cambridge, UK - September 2008
“Third visit for me and second for the family. Gets better every time - Fantastic!”
Davies family
Bottesford, UK - October 2008
“Boussagou is better than Center Parcs !”
James & Bethany Taylor
Chester, UK - May 2008
“We truly enjoyed our quiet time at Boussagou. It is a sanctuary for family bonding and an oasis for relaxation. We definitely would like to come back with the whole family.”
Ben, Balin, Margaret Hsiao and Anthony Stamato
New York, USA - June 2007
“Thank you all for a very comfortable and enjoyable stay in beautiful surroundings. We all had a wonderful time and don’t want to leave! We would love to come back again.”
Tessa, Howard, Lucy and Richard Mortimer
S. Wirral, Cheshire - July 2007
“Beautiful Boussagou! So much to enjoy, but what we liked the most was cycling as a family on the quiet, winding country roads through woodland and pasture. Thanks so much for your hospitality and helpful tips.”
Ronan, Miriam, Hannah and Loughlin Brady Smith
County Wicklow, Ireland - July 2007
“Absolutely the best. Campouts. Piscine, Soleil and beaucoup de vin. Thanks.”
Mish and Lana Citron
Made Vale, London - August 2007
“Heavenly place - cool pool, beautiful house, great hosts and fruit that melts in the mouth - peaches, plums, tomatoes, herbs……… mmm!”

Bethan Williams, Jerzy Gromnicki, Ioan and Stan
London, UK - August 2007

“Merci beacoup pour votre acceuil Boussagou est l’endroit reve pour les vacances alors on reviendra- Bon courage pour la suite des travaux!”

Sylvie et Mathis Roussel
Side Daoud, Tunisie - August 2007