Comments that our guests have been kind enough to make about Le Bouyssou.
Fi Glover a UK BBC TV and Radio presenter, has been so 'mesmerised' by La Bergerie au Bouyssou that she reports on her holidays here in her column in a UK national magazine:
"Perched high above the lush valleys of the Lot river lies Le Bouyssou, a gite so lovely that I almost don't want to tell you about it.
"The hilltop breeze charms the surface of the pool, the verbenas sway, a swallowtail butterfly wafts through. Everyone relaxes. We have visited with the same friends both years and one of the daily highlights is to eat on the terrace after the kids have gone to bed, looking at the starry, starry night and talking . . ."
Read more of her enthusing praise below!
This place is fantastic and we have all had a wonderful week here. We only wish we could stay longer. We could not have had lovelier surroundings to decompress from the rigours of life in the UK and the children have had a ball - from feeding the guinea pigs to splashing around in the pool, visiting the chickens and fighting pirates on board the pirate ship. Huge, huge thanks to you for creating such a sanctuary and for all your help to make this such a special week. Hope to be back soon!
We have had a wonderful week in this most beautiful house - with absolutely everything we needed. We loved attempting recipes from the French cook books . . . and going to some of the suggested local places of interest. The things the children enjoyed the most were 1. the swimming pool 2. playing with Millie in the gardens - they have never slept so well so thank you Millie for being such a great holiday playmate. Only one thing - one week is not enough - we wish we could stay longer . . . .
If Carlsberg did holiday homes . . . . .
Back again for a second year . . . No superlatives could properly express La Bergerie au Bouyssou. A perfect place to spend a vacation away from all of the pressures of life. Thank you for imagining and creating such a beautiful place to stay in the Lot Valley - the most beautiful and friendly area of all of France. Everyone in the group loves Millie and you are all gracious hosts. Hope to see you next year . . .
What a delightful week we have spent at your beautiful house. I have rented many houses in many locations over 20 years and not one compares to this. You have thought of everything and we really appreciated the attention to detail and comfort . . .
How we so appreciated all of your notes and guidance and warmth. We had a fantastic time roaming the countryside. And then to come home to our comforting, welcoming abode. You have enticipated our every need and we will always remember that. Thank you.
'What more can we say that has not already been said? We have been fortunate enough to stay in some wonderful places around the world but we have never stayed anywhere where so much care and thought has gone into the accommodation and holiday experience. In particular, Bertie was thrilled to find so many fabulous toys to play with . . a toddlers paradise! The older boys loved dressing up and playing pirates and Indians with Millie. Thank you all (and especially Millie from the boys) for a lovely holiday – we head home happier, fuller and more relaxed . . .'
'This is our first visit to he lovely countryside of France. We have just loved our stay and wish that we lived a little closer to visit regularly . . . Our week has flown by with much yet to experience so we do hope to return to this lovely 'home away from home'. Thank you Sarah and family for providing a truly 'French provincial' experience, we could not ask for more. Every detail has been covered and to a very high standard. We really hope to see you again soon.'
'Another wonderful holiday here at La Bergerie, which we managed to extend. We have been very lucky with the weather between 25-30 degrees each day so we have spent a lot of time in the pool! . . . Thanks again to all for making our second visit here so relaxing and enjoyable. We hope to return again soon . . . .'
Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous! Gorgeous house! Wonderful welcome! Stunning region! Dalicious food! But best of all . . . Sarah . . . you are amazing!! Your attention to detail and genuine ability to please is not only rather refreshing but really made our holiday a breeze. Millie is a credit to you (and of course David) and a real delight to have had around. A big thank you for all our veg (yum! wish you lived near us Beris). You are all simply FAB. Huge thank you.
Our second year here for two weeks and every bit as good as the first. A beautiful place run to perfection by talented people. We hope to be back next year.