Livre d'or

“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.

Loved:
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!”
Stacy
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