La Roche Chabrelle
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Guest Book

Shown below are all the comments our guests have put into our guest book which we pass round on the last days of their holiday with us. It starts in 2002 when we purchased La Roche Chabrelle.


Date Location Comment
September London Thank you for a lovely relaxing holiday. Fabulous location and all 'mod cons' too! We have visited many places in the local area and even swum in the pool. The gîte was lovely, but rather cold in the evening. Would certainly recommend coming here.
  Ruffec/England Well equipped gite in lovely setting. Ideal for a relaxing holiday or as a base for exploring the area. We visited Riberac, the Chateau of Bourdeilles and Brantôme. Plenty of restaurants cafes etc in the area to choose from. Evenings have been a bit cold but we lit the fire and so were warm and cosy.
  London We have had a relaxing week in Papillon in these beautiful surroundings. Many thanks to Charlie and Pam for the loan of bikes and access to the vegetable patch. It's been great to have Radio 4 on tap and to be able to catch up on the news on TV - and excellent Wi-Fi
  South Croyden This was our first summer holiday together in France and we were so lucky to have found your gîte to stay in. What a wonderful surrounding and fantastic views. We couldn't have asked for anything more. What a lovely surprise to arrive to a welcome pack with all the essentials included. Thanks for all your help, including providing recommendations for a vet which was really appreciated. Wishing Pam Charlie and their sons all the best for the future and we will be sure to recommend you wherever we go.
  Harrogate We are back once again for our 15th year, and each time there are more improvements. This time it was improved Wi-Fi and better TV. We even managed to watch the Last Night of the Proms. We love the countryside around here - though the black heads of the sunflowers never cease to amaze us after the huge yellow flowers of summer. The wonderful array of fruit is another bonus of this time of year. Pam and Charlie are wonderful hosts, they seem to provide everything from advice on computers to arranging nurses visits.
  Hailsham Thank you so much for letting us stay in Papillon. You and Pam have everything just right. This is the best gite we have ever stayed in. Thank you for letting us bring our dog Pippy to stay in a garden that is very safe and secure. It meant we could relax on our first ever trip with a dog to France. You have a wonderful place. Hopefully will be returning very soon.
  Cairphilly Thanks for a fab holiday retreat...ZZZ Peace, quiet and tranquillity. Great host and hostess. Enjoyed finding out about the French customs and waking up to a beautiful view each morning.
August Ipswich Once again, another lovely relaxing week in Hibou. We love it here. Thank you Pam and Charlie for being such wonderful hosts and for your suggestions.
  Rheims Une jolie Parenthese dans un tres joli cadre, coupe de tout! Un grand merci pour l'accueil.
  Claygate A lovely quiet week here, visiting friends, relaxing by the pool and taking it easy.
  London We've had a lovely couple of weeks, canoeing, high ropes, swimming a tiny bit of culture and shopping in Perigueux.
  Exeter As ever Charlie and Pam get it just right. We love this place and are always sad to leave. I'm just feasting my eyes on one last look at the beautiful view.
  March Beautiful setting - what amazing stars! lovely swimming pool and really well equipped gite - nothing lacking. We had and amazing canoeing trip and cannot thank Charlie and Pam enough for their help and support when we needed it. Maybe we'll come back one day.
  Brighton We've had a fantastic two weeks, thank you!. We all loved the pool and the location. We've enjoyed trips to Brantome for canoeing trips and recommend the Velo Rail. The gîte is great, well equipped. would definately recommend the gite and lovely hosts
  Exeter What a lovely stay we have had. Thank you to all at La Roche Chabrelle for making our stay pleasurable.
  Leiden Charlie you said when we turned up "You'll be happy here". You was right!!
July-Aug Cheltenham Two week stay this year in Buse and another very enjoyable holiday. Super weather on first week making full use of the pool. Second week did more out and about, canoeing, high ropes at St Aulaye and river beach, Brantome, mini golf, meals out,
  Cheltenham Thank you for a realy lovely week. Great to spend time somewhere so beautiful and relaxing. Did some lovely runs past fields of sunflowers! Thanks for your hospitality.
  Rouen Thank you Pam and Charlie. It was fantastic for our family to meet you and to discover your region which is incredible. Above all, thank you for your kindness and your hospitality. J'ai adore ces piscine, les colocataires. Charlie, Pam..c'est super.
  Vlaardingen Une grande maison dans un bel endroit. Thanks for staying here
July Le Mee sur Seine A lovely place for lovely and quiet holidays. a beautiful landscape and please keep the BabyFoot safe! Lots of fun for all the family
  Le Mee sur Seine Gîte tres bien amenage, il ne manque rien, proprietaires tres sympathiques. Les enfants ont apprecie la piscine et les jeux a disposition. Seul bemol la TV en anglais seulement. Nous avons tout de meme passe 15 jours tres agreablement et au calme. Merci: A bientot peut-etre
  Leicester Thank you Charlie and Pam for being fantastic hosts in our hour of need (!!) Loved the gite, difficult to get the boys out of the swimming pool. St Astier - fantastic,  Brantome - for canoeing, St Christophe - must see. Will look you up when we are in this part of the world again. Many thanks.
  Meijel We had a nice week, lots of relaxing and swimming and visiting nice towns, beautiful churches and abbeys and had lovely evening at gourmet markets. Thanks for the lovely stay
  Minneapolis It was a joyous reunion. so good to see you all. As always lovely accommodation and the French countryside is breathtaking.
  South Queensferry Fantastic place, glorious holiday, spectacular views, peaceful surroundings. We have met lots of great people and had lovely days exploring the local area and a little further afield. Our children have made new friends and enjoyed the pool and 'the cave', thank you for sharing this lovely spot. we very much hope to be back.
  Hampton Beautiful place, love the view! Pool is gorgeous and fantastically warm. The kids had a great time, especially in the cave - what a great place! We'll be back.
  Totnes Had a lovely time - great for the extended family. The baby loved the pool by the end! Beautiful area and it was good to get away from the crowds.
May   We had a fantastic relaxing week and were very comfortable in Papillon. Pip and Meg our four legged friends had some wonderful walks in the local woods and we enjoyed exploring the beautiful towns and villages. Many thanks.
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September Brighton We had a lovely stay for 2 weeks, Pam and Charles were great hosts. We celebrated our 30th anniversary here and Charles supplied a superb bottle of wine. The time with our families around the pool and with the evening barbeques were fantastic. Big heart and a beautiful mine of information Charles and we felt very welcome which of course is so important. There is a woman's touch Pam about the place and everything is well thought out. Thank you so much.


September London Brilliant stay in a wonderful place. Wish we could have stayed longer. Thanks to Charlie and Pam for the gems of local knowledge.


September Yorkshire Everything possible has already been said. Charlie and Pam are wonderful hosts. You only have to ask and they will do their utmost to provide it. We have been coming since they first moved in and still it continues to improve. We don't believe they can organise the weather too, but this year we have had 2 weeks of continuous sunshine! Many thanks to you both for all your kindness.


Aug-Sept Oxfordshire Enjoyed 2 hot weeks here this time. So got up early (ish) to do some favourite walks then came back to cool of in the pool.8th time here but we are already planning what we will do next year...     try new BBQ perhaps go to Sorges again, Bordeaux on the train from St Astier more trips on a gabare but best of all just relaxing. Thanks to Pam and Charlie for all your suggestions. Le Moulin du Pont at Lisle was a great success.


August Surrey We have really enjoyed exploring the beautiful countryside (following the intriguing routes our Sat Nav produced!) Had some delicious meals out, kids loved the high ropes in Eglise-Neuve de Vergt and enjoyed shopping in Perigueux. Loved your pool too! Thank you Pam and Charlie for your red wine and all your help and hospitality.


August Brighton Fantastic holiday, so relaxing and the hosts have been great. We have loved exploring the beautiful area, and equally relaxing in the gîte and by the pool. Lovely friendly guests. Perfect for the kids and our dogs who had freedom with the enclosed garden.


August Norfolk One of our best ever holidays. Fabulous friendly hospitality from Charlie and Pam. Have loved the pool, badminton, cave, even went for a jog/walk around the local countryside. Loved the social friendly atmosphere with the other families. Thank you.


August Lancashire Perfect for the children! Wonderful hosts, thanks.


August Manchester A fantastic, relaxing family holiday. Great gîte, great surroundings, great pool - we loved it. Also made even more wonderful with lovely families in the other gîtes. Thank you famille Nott! (BTW loved the Triumph Stag)


August Devon Yet another fabulous holiday at La Roche Chabrelle. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and not least for the wine! We will be back next year for 3 weeks. We can't wait.


August London A beautiful spot - great for a holiday with large groups. Lovely heated pool and play areas - very hospitable hosts. This is a favourite part of the Dordogne as not to touristy and beautiful villages.


August London Charlie and Pam have been fantastic hosts- no task they couldn't deal with - car repair/vet advice, all sorted. Gîte great with hot water supply that dealt with three girls without problem. Highlights locally at restaurant Moulin du Pont and Lisle swimming area.


August London We all have loved staying here. The swimming pool and other facilities have been great. Thank you.


August London A lovely stay and very helpful hosts. Great facilities and setting.



August Corbouod Thanks to both of you for your warm welcome and your very calm Papillon place. Very nice stay and great week with a nice hot and quiet swimming pool. I'll recommend you with pleasure. Pam and Charly: 2 personnes discretes, efficaces et super sympas! Nous avons passé un bon séjour. Nous vous recommenderons.
August Le Chesnay Super Piscine! Et paysage incroyable....Merci. Environment exceptionnel et accueil sympathetique - Tres bons moments en famille a La Buse. Merci Pam et Charlie


July Cotswolds Lovely stay and great week in Hirondelle, kids love the pool and cave. Sean enjoyed cricket with Daniel at St Aulaye and the beach/cafe/and high ropes course there was a real highlight. Thanks to Charlie and Pam for your help and hospitality.


July Gif sur Yvelte Sejour tres sympa a La Roche Chabrelle. Le Papillon est tres agréable, la piscine magique et nos hotes tres tres agréables. Mention tres bien a l'equipement, kit d'accueil, BBQ , jardin et a la piscine bien sur. Thanks a lot.


July Cheshire After a big debate with the boys over what was the absolute best thing about this holiday gîte we agreed that the single best thing is ......the pool, the cave, the table football, the football pitch, badminton, cycling, walking the woods, eating tea outside, the view and lying in the grass looking up at the stars. A close second place after much support from mum was the washing machine, but the boys refused to second that! The gîte is perfect, clean practical and just perfect. Our holiday has been trouble free and fun. Thank you.


July Ascension Island We had a wonderfully relaxing week. We loved the open space for the kids to run around, the weather was fantastic, the gîte and pool provided a chance to cool off. Pam and Charlie were attentive, knowledgeable and showed the care of an onsite landlord. Thanks for a great time!


July Edinburgh Thank you for having us! We had a lovely, relaxing holiday. The boys especially enjoyed the lovely pool. Great cycling and super meals out at Le Cabanon and Le Moulin du Pont


July Paris Accueil tres chaleureus! Agréable séjours avec des proprietaires aux petits soin. Merci pour tout! C'est une adresse que nous garderons pour le futur. xxx


July Scotland Another fantastic week in Papillon, cooling down in the pool, lots of sightseeing, churched carved into the rock at Aubeterre, river jousting in Brantôme, canoeing, many lovely meals in Brantome and Bourdeilles.


July Belgium Super semaine a la Roche Chabrelle. Tres bien endroit au sein de la nature. Accueil tres agréable. Kit de bienvenue tres apprécié, merci. Maison tres bien équipé.


May - July America Thank you for everything! It has been peaceful and serene. Our Granddaughter loved the pool. The views from hibou are beautiful. Thank you for letting us bring the cats. They have enjoyed their taste of freedom. We love the area. We will be back.


June -July Sussex Our 8th visit here! Absolutely love this place.. The peace and quiet, excellent for our dog as well. Unfortunately we had to leave a day early. Charlie and Pam we will be back.


February - June Warwickshire We have had a fabulous stay in a lovely part of the world. La Roche Chabrelle is a very tranquil and restful spot, we have loved it. Thanks for having us.


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East Sussex

Another fantastic holiday. Gîte as always well equipped and immaculate. 7th year of visiting- think that says it all. Thank you as always.




A really lovely, quiet holiday in this glorious countryside. The gîte (Buse) is excellent - so well and thoughtfully equipped. Charlie is the perfect proprietor - always there when you need him, never when you don't. Thank you.


September Oxfordshire As always we have enjoyed the peace of Papillon. Noticed a lot of improvements, new oven, new large fridge and freezer. 1st week swimming week, 2nd week did more walking and exploring. Good place to have enjoyed our Golden Wedding ongoing celebrations. Thanks Pam and Charlie, good to catch up with your news.


September Yorkshire Once again we are back at Chabrelle - we love the peace and quiet of this lovely situation. Pam and Charlie are such wonderful hosts. Charlie has been particularly helpful this year after Andrew's battery went dead on us. lending us a car to a )shop and b) to collect our own car from the garage.


August Northamptonshire Thank you so much for a really good holiday. I have loved it here I hope we come next year.


August West Wales A lovely place to stay. Rivers to swim in and explore. Great food to eat all around and such well kept villages - need more time!!! Thank you for a perfect week.


August Wales We'll all go home relaxed after our week at La Roche Chabrelle. We loved our morning runs spotting " Bambi "! Trips canoeing at Brantôme and swimming in the lake at La Jemaye. Charlie and Pam couldn't do enough for us - perfect.


August East Yorkshire What a fabulous spot Pam and Charlie. Great space, scenery, pool and hosts. We've had a brilliant time exploring this region and especially enjoyed our canoe experience and the towns of Bourdeilles and Brantôme. See you again!


August Lancashire Another fantastic 3 weeks, A great place to relax and enjoy being together as a family. Found lots more places to explore in this region of France. Children enjoyed the 3 weeks and especially visiting the Brantôme police horses.


August St Germain le Fouilloux Ce fut un séjour tres agréables et reposant dans ce gîte ou les proprietaires sont tres accueillants et discrets. Un Perigord Vert "Authentique" que l'on aime tant !!


     Un super séjour, beau temps, belles ballades et une promenade dans la plus belle Stag jamais vue. Merci.


August Ireland Thank you so much for a wonderful relaxing and enjoyable and stress free 2 weeks in Hirondelle. The kids had a great time exploring the cave and had a ball in the pool (as did we). Met some lovely families and enjoyed the evening get togethers! Hopefully we will meet again on another trip to France.


August London Many thanks from us all. We've loved staying in Buse and enjoyed the pool, walks and the variety of fun things for the kids to do. We would love to return again one day. Thanks also for for helpful suggestions on what to do on a rainy day and staying calm in the face of a wee visit to the hospital. It all worked out in the end and Connor got a badge for his trouble. Lovely place to relax and meet like minded families. They all have some lovely memories to take home. See you again one day.


August Merseyside Wonderful time spent once again with our lovely hosts. Met some lovely families, kids had fun playing Bingo and the pool was well used. Love this part of the world and our gite Hibou


August Kent We had a lovely week in Hibou. The view is fantastic and I struggled to extract the kids from the pool. Charlie and Pam have been great,  especially bringing in all our washing when a thunderstorm came over when we were out. A beautiful area.


July -August Kent Thank you for an amazing 2 weeks at Hirondelle. Our 4 children have had so much fun exploring. It's so nice to allow them to have some freedom and knowing they are safe. The gîte had everything we needed and more. The pool was a big hit especially during the very hot days! The views are so beautiful and the surrounding towns especially Brantôme. The river beach and High-wire Arbre park was a brilliant day out. Thanks to Charlie and Pam for your hospitality. We would love to come back again.


July Leicestershire A really fabulous holiday and wonderful for our kids to be able to wander around so safely. They had the most amazing time exploring. The view from Hibou made this perfect for us.


July Sheffield Thanks for a great week, impressed to have the place to ourselves. We've loved the pool, table football and ping pong and the local VTT mountain bike routes are fantastic.


July Glasgow Fantastic gite (Papillon) well equipped, lovely pool, amazing scenery and wildlife (Buzzards!) Weather too hot though! Hopefully when we return it will be a few degrees cooler!


July Ireland Thank you for a very enjoyable and relaxing 9 days here in Hibou. We arrived exhausted after a trip to Disneyland and Paris and leave fully recharged. Lots of fun had in the pool and cave


July Holland We have had a wonderful time here. Visiting the beautiful villages and castles and enjoying the fantastic weather in the swimming pool. Thank you for your hospitality, our first lesson in "the art of BBQ" and the fantastic drive in the old Triumph! It was an unforgettable experience being here with our little children.


July Holland Pam and Charlie, we have had a great holiday the 2 weeks in Buse. You are fine hosts. Thanks a lot for your hospitality! It was our first time in Perigord Vert.A region to come back to, a marvellous environment with sunflowers, woods, foxes, deers and capus(?) Beautiful villages with Roman churches and chapels. Brantome and Bourdeilles, Chateau Puyguilhem and the caves of Villars were splendid. These 2 weeks will be unforgetable not at least through your thoughtful hospitality.


July Scotland Great well equipped gite with super hosts. Pame and Charlie are tremendous hosts , attentive but unobtrusive.


June London Best hospitality ever! Thank you for the courgette and the car support. Loved the quietness and tranquillity with a pool thrown in. What bliss. The nature walks, brooks, rivers and close proximity to villages with great coffee make it an ideal location to escape from it all.


May Kent Enjoyed the peace. Very relaxing even with a 1yr and 4yr old. Loved the gite. Charlie and Pam were warm and attentive. Brantome is the jewel in the crown. Weather was kind, red wine, cheese and french bread consumed. Anything better?


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September Oxfordshire Three weeks here is much better than two!  Stayed several times before and everything is as good as ever.  Lovely weather, refreshing pool and enjoyed following yellow waymarked trails.  A few French lunches 2 or 3 hours long!  Had a night away in Sarlat area but good to come back.  Most of all thanks to Pam and Charlie for hospitality.  Thanks too for your suggestion of joining the Grande Balade - walking and eating - two of our favourite occupations. 
September Yorkshire Another year of happy memories - glorious continuous sunshine and idyllic surroundings in this tranquil location.  As always a restful and relaxing break from the norm.   Much enjoyment was had and hopefully we will return again next year.  
September Scotland Thank you for a lovely, albeit brief, stay in Hibou.  We came for a wedding so that meant less time enjoying the pool and the surroundings but we've had a great stay all round.


September England What a view!  Today's sunrise was spectacular.  The pool was a godsend.  Our lovely grandson learned to swim whilst here.  


August England We've had a fabulous time here.  Perfect for relaxation with a young family.  We've all loved exploring the the wildlife.  The pool has been a great hit with the kids and also the adults of course.  The best part for us has been the opportunity to let the kids roam around freely with their new found friends in complete safety.  THe local flora and fauna have been "well looked after" with snail houses being erected and tended and moths "saved" from the confines of the house.  THanks for sharing this beautiful part of the world with us.  
August England I had so much fun here I wish I could stay for an extra week.  The pool and the cave were amazing and I had a great time here and made good friends.  I love the donkeys the horses and the bunnies.  The cave and the pool were amazing and I love Bramble.  
August Wales We had a brilliant fortnight here.  Perfect for a big family with lots of young children.  Safe and peaceful with lots to do.  Swimming was a massive hit as well as the badminton, swings and cave and of course the donkeys, horses and Bramble.  Thanks so much Charlie Pam and family for your welcome and for being so flexible and patient with us. 
August England What a beautiful place, we all had a wonderful week.  Molly and Daniel made some wonderful friends.  Another week would have been ideal we don't want to leave.  We've visited some lovely places.  St Emillion especially gets our vote.  You may just see us again!  P.S.  Pool was " tres bien" and star gazing was amazing xxx
August Scotland We had a great 2 weeks kids loved the pool and the cave.  We loved the St Victor restaurant and the great places to visit.
August Ireland A very pleasant relaxing week - kids enjoyed the pool and the other kids - everything felt very easy and comfortable - with lots of nice places to visit.  We thought Brantome and Bourdeilles were both beautiful - could easily have stayed another week and hope to be back.  
August England Thank you for such a welcome and a truly peaceful place to spend a week - it's been lovely and so many places to explore, on and off site.  


August France Un lieu de sejour tres agreable  Une vrai piscine chauffee dans un centre verdoyant splindide.  Gite tres bon equippe.  Merci pour l'acceuil


August Yorkshire What a lovely relaxing peaceful week we've had!  The kids have enjoyed the pool, the swings and the cave.  Beautiful villages nearby and great places to eat.  Not too far away from a supermarket when running low on supplies.  Pam and Charlie are exceptional hosts.  There if you need them for anything (wine, aloe vera!)  Hope to visit again.
August Cambridge We have all had a great holiday cycling, swimming, playing table tennis and badminton and survived  2 weeks without a car after Charlie helped us stock up at the Intermarche.  A great place to come back to after a long day in the bike saddle for a relaxing dip in the lovely pool. 
August England A lovely family reunion and a lovely stay.  Thanks!


August England Thank you for this lovely holiday it was a very pleasant place!  Great holiday and great time with family.  


July England Once again a perfect place for a family reuinion!  Lovely area of France great food entertaining company and lots of wine!  Fantastic.  Thanks


July England Our 3rd visit the gite and pool are as good as every.  Lovely countryside.


July England Our 3rd visit here most interesting to see the development of the ecological policy.  Abundant wildlife to see and enjoy.  Thank you again. 


July London We've had a wonderful 2 weeks here in your very well equipped and very much appreciated the great swimming pool and the perfectly situated trees for our hammock!  We loved the badminton, table tennis and table football!  Many thanks for a lovely holiday.
July Holland We have spent several holidays in the Dordogne throughout the years this has been a very relaxing, peaceful and suprising place to stay.  Superb pool, nice guests to kill the time with, lots of activities and places with 1 hour drive to visit.  Highly recommendable!


July England Thank you for a very relaxing stay in this beautiful region of France.  The gite was very comfortable and we've had a super holiday.  


July Northern Ireland Superb, magnificent, marvellous, wonderful, outstanding - I could list more and still not do do this gite justice.  Charlie and Pam many many thanks for a week and your gite and the fantastic facilities.  Everything you could think of is here and things you couldn't think of are also here. Relaxation in  an idyllic part of France yet close to wonderful towns and cities.  Great base for a holiday.   Garden was brilliant for Beth too, she had freedom to run around and get lots of exercise whilst the rest of us appreciated the sunshine beautiful flora and fauna.  This was our first visit but hope to be back and to encourage rest (more) of family to join us next time.
July England Thank you for a lovely stay; we have had a lovely time; had a great taste of France; very quite location; stunning countryside!  Lots of great places to eat!  Thank you for your swimming pool.
July Scotland Thank you for the wonderful hospitality and use of your gite.  Wonderfully relaxing holiday which suited all of our ages.  Fabulous opportunity to see the area and indulge in wonderful food and wine.  Hope to see you soon and will definitely be returning. 
July England It was a great holiday great fun in the pool.  I liked it when Charlie let me hold a real sword.  Kyle aged 5.
July London Wish we were staying here for another week.  A very relaxing place to stay and so much in the area to see.  Highlights seeing glow worms on the way to the cave and amazing stars.  Very well equipped gite, lovely private garden, great pool.  Thank you so much for the darts board - we have a new darts champion.
July England Thanks for a relaxing stay.  Gite was ideal with lovely views and in a great location.  Warm hospitality.
June France Merci pour l'acceuil et la tele en francais!  Le kit d'acceuil est tres 'simpa', le site magnifique et la piscine appreciee.  Un matelat confortable serait un grand plus pour la location.  (note from Owner:  new mattress now fitted)
June England Fantastic time, great base, great pool (great temperature) and fab location.
June England Brilliant value, super pool, well stocked gite total relaxation.  Love the Moulin du Pont restaurant at Lisle.
June England Comfortable stay we've even got to know all the lanes around here.  You gave us a great welcome.  Enjoyed the pool too.
May France Sejour tres agreable dans ces gites font sympathiques.  Tout le monde a appprecia la piscine, les jeux ainsi que les sentiers de balade aux alentours.  Thank you!
December - April England Thank you for a great stay while we house hunted.  Made to feel very welcome lots of local info and many bottles of wine.  The area around the gite was great for the dogs and the gite was great for us with internet and UK TV.
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September England Another lovely holiday.  First time in 5 years the weather wasn't so good but that doesn't stop us enjoying all this region could offer.  Thanks for all the good times hope to see you soon. 
August Leeds Thanks Pam and Charlie for a great holiday, what a lovely home you have.  The gite was brilliant.  So nice to have breakfast looking at that beautiful view.  Such a lovely area lots of nice walks and villages to explore and outstanding markets to buy your food.  Couldn't have asked for more and weather was great.
August England All 9 of us aged 9 months to 66 years have enjoyed a lovely week here.  Everyone has enjoyed the beautful scenery and the pool, especially the night swim.  We have visited Brantome, canoed, Grand Etaing de Jemaye, river beaches at Lisle and Renamont, and would recommend them all.  Also enjoyed a lovely meal at Moulin du Pont Lisle.  
August England Thank you for a wonderful 10 days of relaxation in your gites.  Everything we could have wished for hope to see you again.
August West Sussex Two wonderfully relaxing weeks enjoying the countryside, the marke5ts, the food and especially the sunshine!  Oh and not to forget the wine of course!!  The gite has been a great base from which to get out and visit the local towns and canoeing venues, and all the family have relished swimming in the pool - the warmest one yet and hard to beat we think!!  T%hank you Pam and Charlie for your thoughtful hospitality!! 
August Belgium Nous avons passe 2 semains magnifiques, au soleil!  L'endroit est fantastique, les enfants ont profite de tous les jeux et sourtout, de la pi8scine!  L'accueil est chaleureux et discrete.  Merci! 
August England Two glorious weeks of weather and of course how much better it is in these great surroundings!  Thank you both again for providing facilities for it to be so great.  Our fifth consecutive year!  Says it all. 
August England Another very relaxing holiday with beautiful views and a gite to match.  The area is simply gorgeous and the  weather was wonderful
July England A relaced and restorative holiday for all.  Our party ages are from 1 - 47 years old.  A holiday to remember.
July England Our second visit and another wonderful 2 weeks filled with many more happy moments and memories.  Once again thank you so much Pam and Charlie for your warm hospitality and we really look forward to coming back again very soon.  
July Belgium Wonderful holidays and lovely place.  Beautiful views from our gite warm hospitality nice pool for children and parents!!
July France To all the Nott family, including Bramble, thank you for a wonderful 2 weeks.  You have the perfect family setup for perfect holidays and you can even manage the sunshine.  Thank you all.
June England Many thanks for a beautiful and restful stay in your wonderful todler friendly gite… garden brilliant!  Lots of lovely7 visits to markets, lakes cafes and caves.
June England Fifth visit and as always felt relaxed within minutes of arriving.  Pam and Charlie you are very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble.  We are already booked to come next year for 3 weeks!
June Sweden We had a lovely time at your gite.  Nice pool peaceful area, wonderful view, beautiful flowers, cherries and lots of space to do activities with the children.
June England Fabulous holiday, great location, gite has everything needed, including for less abled 81 year old mum.  Pam and Charlie were excellent hosts the pool was a big hit with my daughter.  Too many fine places to eat locally - must come again!
June England I loved the pool and the table tennis. Naimh aged nearly 6. 
May/June England We have had a lovely 7 weeks relaxing in your gite.  Such a beautiful spot with views to die for.  Wildlife supplied at no extra charge with herons, deer, hares, kites in abundance.  We really appreciated all your help and advice.  Our first time to the area and not the last. 
June England Thank you again.  Superb gite superb walks.  Everything you need - home from home.  Just what we needed to recharge our batteries.  Also our dogs said they loved it here. 
May UK Lovely relaxed and totally laid back place.  We came for 4 weeks and got the complete tonic!  We hope to come and live around here and we may have found the right place.  Can't stand the UK weather any more!!!
April England Lovely gite in a beautiful, peaceful spot.  We our children in friends who stayed in Papillon had a relaxing time.  Kids loved the cave.  Mixed weather but the spring flowers and birds compensated. 
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September Cumbria Another fab relaxing holiday here in the beautiful area of Dordogne.  Papillon is great for us as the dog comes with us.  Don't know what's in the air around here but it destresses you as soon as you arrive.  It just gets better each year.  See you in 2013 our 5th year running.
September Oxford Enjoyed our 2 weeks here - very warm and pleasant.  As usual we did lots of short walks from our favourite "Emilie" book.  Also memorable lunch at Chabranelle to celebrate 47th wedding anniversary.
September England There's something about La Roche Chabrelle which makes you slow down and relax straight away.  It must be Pam and Charlies's influence.  Thank you for  a lovely week.  The gite is very comfortable and well equipped and we loved the pool and the peace.
August England As others have said a great spot.  Lovely pool which the whole family enjoyed 2 - 42 years old daily.  Loved Brantome and Bourdeilles the market at St Astier was great as recommended the beach area at St Aulaye was lovely.  Swimming and seeing the fish.  Older kids loved the canoeing youngest has learned to use his arms as well as his legs in the pool.  Have to agree about the great knives and thanks for the supplies - very thoughtful. 
August Exmouth We have said it all before I know but it is all worth repeating.  Our thanks for all that you provide - your generosity, your warmth and your taste for choosing such a spot to live and share with your guests.  It is all so inspiring and relaxing.  See you in 2013 for our 5th visit.
August France Real thanks to Pam and Charlie for their kindness and discretion,  cleanliness of the gite.  Super pool and lots of equipment.  No French TV. 
August UK What a wonderful tranquil scenic place - soooo relaxing!! Enjoyed all of our holiday from the gite to the pool and the cave.  Lots of local site seeing done and enjoyed.  Canoeing was great fun and love Brantome.   We will certainly return very soon. 
August Lancaster It was great to return here, so many happy family memories in this region at Pam and Charlie's.  The children have had a great time as always in the pool.  Freda learning to drive and make new friends.  After a tragic year it was great for us all to be here and relax in the lovely surroundings.  Thanks again, especially for TV for Olympics.  We hope to come back again soon.  It's not quite the same having the head of our household missing but so many memories we'll have to return. 
August Newcastle Under Lyme We have had a great time, really relaxing holiday for all.  Well equipped Gite with beautiful view.  The children have really enjoyed the swimming pool.
July Holland Thoroughly enjoyed our stay thanks to your wonderful Hirondelle and of course the extremely good weather lasting for 3 weeks!  The house is very well equipped even for more elaborate cooking inc. BBQ and eating al fresco almost every night.  Certainly added to the holiday mood.  It is wonderful to enjoy the views when the sun is setting, with a glass of wine. Relatively quiet part of the Dordogne - splendid.
July York We have had a great time here - a very peaceful and relaxing holiday.  A highlight for us has been the canoe trips which we completed on the Dronne and some of the food and wine we have sampled.  Wonderful spot.
September Ipswich We have loved our stay at Hibou once again - so very peaceful and relaxing.  The children have thoroughly enjoyed the pool and the boys have appreciated being able to follow Team GB's progress in the Olympics. This is currently my favourite place on earth.  I hope we'll be back soon. 
July England We have the most wonderful relaxing 2 weeks in such a stunning beautiful location.  Your hospitality has been so warm and welcoming and we cannot wait to come back.  So many happy moments, so many happy memories which we will always cherish. 
July Holland What a beautiful place!  We really enjoyed staying here.  Lots of fun in the swimming pool (late night swimming!)  The weather was very nice and there were beautiful villages in the neighbourhood.  It was great!
July Switzerland We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this very quiet area, made even more relaxing by our hospital hosts.
July Scotland We have had a lovely holiday.  The house was well equipped with everything we needed.. The boys enjoyed messing about in the pool and playing with Daniel who was great fun.  The cycling has been great - so many roads and quiet enough to be suitable for kids.  Hopefully we will come back another time.
June London Thank you so  much for making our stay so enjoyable.  We all had a fantastic time, especially Lulu in the pool!  The area is beautiful and I'm sure we'll be back again soon.   Well done for having decent knives in the kitchen - so often overlooked in self catering places.  Won't ever forget the beautiful view from Hibou.
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Sept Shropshire Another fab relaxing holiday here in the beautiful area of North Dordogne. Papillon is great for us as our dog comes too. Don't know what is in the air around here but it destresses you as soon as you arrive. Thanks for such a lovely holiday in your superb setting of gites: It just gets better each year. See you in 2013 - our 5th year.
Sept Oxfordshire We enjoyed our 2 weeks here - hot (31C) first week. As usual we did many short walks from our favourite 'Emile' book. Pool warm, scenery and the roads so quiet. Memorable lunch at Freres Chabronelle in Brantôme for our wedding anniversary - great recommendation.
Sept Hampshire There's something about La Roche Chabrelle which makes you slow down and relax straight away. It must be Pam & Charlie's influence. Thank you for a lovely week. The gite is very comfortable and well equipped. We loved the pool and the peace.
August Suffolk As others have said, a great spot. Lovely pool which the whole family enjoyed daily. Loved Brantôme and Bourdeilles. The market at St Astier was great, as recommended. The beach area at St Aulaye was great - the children loved seeing the fish, the swimming and the pontoon. Older children loved the canoeing. Youngest has learnt to use his arms as well as his legs in the pool. We have to agree about the great knives. Thanks also for the welcome pack.
August Midlands We have said it all before but I know it is all worth repeating. Our thanks for all you provide - your generosity, your warmth and your taste for choosing such a spot to live and share with your guests. It is all so inspiring and relaxing for our annual holiday. See you in 2013 for our 5th visit.
August Essonne Real thanks to Pam and Charlie for their kindness, discretion, cleanliness of the gîte, pleasant cave, nice visit, super pool and lots of equipment.
August Gloucestershire What a wonderful, tranquil scenic place - sooooo relaxing!! Enjoyed all of our holiday - from the gîte to the pool and the the cave! Lots of local sightseeing enjoyed. Canoeing was great fun and we loved Brantôme. We will certainly return very soon.
August Lancaster It was great to return here, so many happy family memories in this region at La Roche Chabrelle. The children have had a great time as always in the pool. Frieday learning to dive and met many friends. After a tragic year personally it was great for us all to be here and relax in the lovely surroundings. We shall return.
August Newcastle under Lyme We have has a great time - really relaxing holiday for all. Well equipped gite with a beautiful view. The children have thoroughly enjoyed the swimming pool.
July Netherlands Thoroughly enjoyed our stay thanks to your wonderful Hirondelle and of course the extremely good weather lasting for 3 weeks. The house is very well equipped even for more elaborate cooking (&BBQ) and eating 'al fresco' almost every night. This certainly added to the holiday mood - it is wonderful to enjoy the views when the sun is setting (with a glass of wine!). Relatively quiet part of the Dordogne - Splendid!
July Yorkshire We have had a great time here - a very peaceful and relaxing holiday. Highlights for us have been the canoe trips we completed on the River Dronne and some of the food & wine we have sampled. Wonderful spot.
July Suffolk We have loved our stay at Hibou once again - so very peaceful and relaxing. The children have thoroughly enjoyed the pool and the boys have appreciated being able to follow Team GBs progress in the Olympics. This is currently my favourite place on earth.
July Surrey We have had the most wonderful relaxing 2 weeks in such a stunning beautiful location. Your hospitality has been so warm and welcoming and we can't wait to come back. So many happy moments, so many happy memories which we will always cherish.
July Netherlands What a beautiful place! We really enjoyed staying here. Lots of fun in the swimming pool (late night swimming one night per week!). The weather was very nice and there are beautiful villages nearby. It was great.
July Switzerland We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this very quiet area, made even more relaxing by our hospitable hosts.
July Scotland We have had a lovely holiday. The house was well equipped with everything we needed. The boys enjoyed playing badminton and messing around in the pool with Daniel - great fun for them. The cycling has been great - so many roads and quiet enough to be suitable for kids. Hopefully we will be back another time.
June London Thank you so much for making our stay so enjoyable - we've all had a fantastic time - especially Lulu in the pool!! The area is beautiful and I'm sure that we'll be back again soon. Well done for having decent knives in the kitchen - so often overlooked in self catering places. We won't ever forget the beautiful view from Hibou
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Sept Surrey Thanks for a lovely gîte. The welcome pack was much appreciated after the long drive. The weather has been brilliant and in the region so much to do. I think we’ll be back as soon as we get more holiday!
Sept Harrogate One again our month in the country has been a wonderful break. The peace and quiet is just what we need with the added bonus of glorious sunshine and a memorable 80th birthday for Derek. Pam and Charlie are so kind, helpful and welcoming.
Sept Holland Again, we had a quiet, relaxing time here. The weather was very nice. We enjoyed the sun and the pool. We read a lot, but we also visited the Chateau Hauteforte with the beautiful gardens and of cause Brantôme.
Sept Shropshire What can we say. Our third year and we just love it more each time we come. All we can say is A+ for everything. Many thanks Charlie and Pam, you are fab hosts and we look forward to seeing you next year.
Sept Leics and Notts Lovely relaxing week. 2 or 3 overcast days didn’t put a damper on it as there are so many interesting towns to visit. Especially loved Brantôme (and its market!) Swimming pool especially inviting today – very hot. Many thanks.
Aug - Sept Poole, Dorset Had a great time- the most lazy we’ve ever been on holiday. Loved the pool and all the space great for cricket practise! Thank you for looking after us so well.
Aug - Sept Morecombe Many thanks for a lovely holiday – beautiful surroundings. Children had a great time
Aug London Had a lovely week in your gîte. Especially enjoyed swimming pool and games room
Aug Leicestershire Thanks for 2 weeks spent in your gîte. Very relaxing, very quiet. Andy has really enjoyed swimming in the pool. Hope to see you again next year.
Aug Essonne Région très agréable surtout quand il y a  du soleil. Gîtes fonctionnelle et très calme avec une piscine réellement chauffée. Merci pour le chaleureuse accueil.
Aug Netherlands Thanks for the pleasant stay in your apartment. The kids enjoyed to swim in the fabulous pool
Aug Leicestershire Thoroughly enjoyed our stay with you. Quiet and relaxing in a lovely area of France. Confirmed our decision to build nearby. Hope to be back next year. Many thanks for all your help with the car breakdown.
Aug North Yorkshire Lovely Gîte.  Lovely peaceful location. Lots to see and do in a wonderfully unpopulated area. We have really relaxed.
Aug Var Séjour très agréable, beaucoup d’activités pour les enfants, piscine très agréable.
Aug Derby These two weeks have been great. I have had a wonderful time with new and old friends. The weather has been super. Thanks Pam and Charlie 
Aug North Berwick We all had a wonderful week here. We love the pool, the views from “Hibou” and all the space. The book was very helpful – Pizza in Creyssac was delightful.
Aug England Amazing stay enjoyed the swimming pool, making new friends and playing in the cave. The bats were fun to watch!
Aug Ashford Had a lovely week, very relaxing and the weather was very good, lovely scenery all around, so quiet at night, have never slept so well.
Aug West Midlands Our third year here, what more do we need to say? To us this is our paradise. Such a great place and set up just right. Thank you both for making it possible. See you next year.
July - Aug Perthshire Our 3rd time here and everything was just as wonderful as before. Great to see families we had met before and to meet new people. The children have had fantastic fun and we have all had a very relaxing holiday.
July Bucks Lovely relaxing holiday. Loads to do even if the weather was variable during week 1. I learnt about junipers and walnuts and wine tasting.  Thank you for being so helpful.
July Indre et Loire C’ etait une superbe semaine dans le gîte “Buse”
July Australia If only Australia was not so far away we would come back every year. France is beautiful and the serenity at La Roche Chabrelle is sublime. Thank you
July Belgium Nice place, big heated pool, Kids loved Big sun terrasse with plenty of long chairs also spacy gîte, well furnished. People coming from everywhere (England, Scotland, Australia and Belgium) Nice villages and towns to visit ( Brantome, Bourdeilles, Chapdueil, St Jean de Cole).Peaceful walks in the countryside seeing animals and flowers.
July Aberdeenshire Thank you for a lovely stay. We have felt very welcome. An amazing location with a very comfortable gîte. The boys have loved the pool and all the other facilities and we’ve had great fun exploring the area.
June - July Sussex & Staffs Thank you for a great break and happy holiday
June - July Huddersfield 2 weeks is just not long enough!! Have had the most wonderful, relaxing holiday. It truly is an idyllic place. For me the highlight has been the abundance of wild flowers, but the gîte, the pool, our outlook, the surrounding countryside are fantastic too. Thank you Charlie and Pam – our memories of this wonderful holiday will provide food for the soul when we go back to the hustle and bustle of our day to day lives.
June Reading A week’s too short! For the kids it’s been an adventure and for Harry in particular one long swimming lesson. For the grown-ups it’s been the perfect escape. The last time we were so sad for a holiday to end we were just kids ourselves!
June Finiestere Nous avons passé une tres agreeable semaine dans une region superbe. Le calme de gîte est tres appreciable. La piscine a ete apprecie de nous 4. Le kit d’accueil est bien utile. Thank you very much and good continuations.
June Merseyside  Our third family reunion here at La Roche Chabrelle.   Lovely walks and wonderful wildlife too. Thank you Pam and Charlie for accommodating all our needs so graciously family reunion here at La Roche Chabrelle. Wonderful facilities, plenty to see and do. Weather mixed so some excellent weather for sight seeing and excellent weather for the pool
June   I dived in the pool.  I saw a lizard and lots of birds.
May Kent Home from Home! Very comfortable gîte – quiet surroundings. Lovely walks, beautiful views, warm pool. Pam and Charlie made us feel so welcome. Thank You
May Oxfordshire A holiday to remember, for many reasons. Gorgeous location and relaxing days and nights. Freedom for the kids and time for parents. Great pool. BBQ and terrace area. Mostly sunny. Just was too short. Many thanks.
May Oxfordshire Lovely location, a good base for our walking holiday, with the super pool for cooling down. Nearby is the very attractive town of Bourdeilles, with good restaurants
May Scotland I stayed here after three years away from the Dordogne where I had lived for many years. I was very comfortable here and enjoyed the pool very much and couldn’t have felt more at home. Charlie and Pam and the two young men were delightful. 
March-May France and America  Pam and Charlie, it has been a pleasure living in ‘our’ gîtes. We will miss you both and truly appreciate how accommodating you both were. Pam your gardens are a wonder to behold. You must have a green arm not just green fingers. I will miss the symphony of colour especially the French blue. Thank you and we hope to see you again one day.
March-May France and America 3 mois dans ce gîte. 3 mois avec Pam et Charlie. Quel  bonheur . ils m’ont permis de decouvrir une region fabuleuse. Ils sont ouvert et on peut tres vite voir leur generosite et la volonte de nous mettre a l’aise. Les gîtes sont geniaux : calme, tres bien equipe, ... Nous avons eu la chance de vivre ceci. Merci
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Sept Harrogate Once again our return visit has proved to be as wonderful as usual with the added bonus of wall to wall sunshine. We have come to love this area of France especially in September for its golden light and profusion of fruit, Over the years Charlie, Pam and the boys have become good friends and make us feel as though we are coming home. We hope, health permitting, to return.
Sept Grimsby We really enjoyed the peace and quiet of this lovely location. The pool was great and the excellent late season weather meant we could use it a lot. Thanks to Charlie and Pam for making us so welcome.
Sept Newport A return visit for us after a fab holiday last year. This holiday was just as enjoyable, great weather, great gîte (Papillon) and this year we brought the dog (first time abroad) and he thoroughly enjoyed all the walks and swims in the Dronne. Many thanks to Charlie and Pam, Lovely hosts who have great holiday homes – so much so we’ve already booked for next year. Thank you
Sept Dudley Thanks for a super holiday. We have all enjoyed the lovely accommodation and grounds. Lovely part of France and lovely weather. Kids are going to miss the pool. Hope to stay again in the future.
August Blayden-on-Tyne Thanks to Charlie and Pam for their warm welcome in this beautiful place and for providing such an informative file. There is so much to do here! We have enjoyed every moment of our two weeks here and it was worth the 3 day car ride to get here. 
August Frodsham A wonderful month. You even arranged wonderful weather. The kids loved it! Many thanks.
August Lancaster Charlie Pam Alex and Daniel, thank you once again for a fantastic 3 weeks. As always everyone enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere. The children especially enjoyed making lots of new friends. They enjoyed cycling to La Tour Blanche and Lisle, especially how safe they felt on the roads. Thanks again to Daniel for entertaining the children and taking Grace cycling. It is always sad to leave but all look forward to returning in 2011. Almost forgot after 6 years I can now canoe proficiently! 
August Longwick Very relaxing week in a great setting – the views are fantastic and the property was a delight for all of us. The kids loved the pool and the other kids to play with too: so thank you Charlie and Pam for a wonderful holiday in a beautiful part of France!
August Littleover Another fantastic 2 weeks! Very relaxing but with lots of fun. Everyone enjoyed the pool – especially the kids. The have made lots of friends and have enjoyed having the run of the place. Still lots to do when we return next year. Thanks for everything
August   Thank you so much for a wonderful two weeks (Louise) and two days (Roger)! We have had a lovely time and the kids are lucky to be staying longer, with such freedom to enjoy themselves. Memorable moments include learning to dive (Francesca),flip(Alex), wonderful barbeques, swimming in the dark...etc. etc. Thank you. 
August Carquefou Et voila...c’est fini!!! La semaine passée ici termine nos vacances et nous retournons a carquefou. Merci pour ce séjour agréable. Entre la piscine, la grotte, et les jeux exterieus les garçons ont vecu sans television ...oui, c’est possible...
  Aunean Nous vous remercion pour votre accueil et nous sommes ravis de cette semaine passé entre la France et Angleterre
July London Thank you so much for another very happy fortnight even though we were much reduced in number. This year time has flown. We look forward to next year. Thomas really enjoyed his equitage with Daniel.
July Wallhealth Thank you both for providing an atmosphere to match the lovely relaxing surroundings of your gîte. You are very accommodating to all and we love being welcomed into your family for our two weeks holiday. We look forward to seeing you next year.
July Paris Accueil sympathique – presence discrete et efficace. Gîte très agréable dans une région merveilleuse, donne envie de revenir
July Montigny-le-Btx 15 jours tres agréables passés dans Hirondelle & Hibou. Loin de la vie parisienne nous avons retrouvé calme et repos. Merci á Alex et Daniel pour la super balade en canoe. Et une mention special pour Pam et Charlie: accueil, gentillesse, disponibilitie, tout y est. Ne changez rein!
July Dion- le -Mont We’ve spent a very nice week. Children have enjoyed the swimming pool, so did we  Delightful place to recommend
July Strabane Beautiful setting, fabulous pool and the best equipped gîte we have ever stayed in. Will so miss seeing the deer when we are out walking. The highlight had to be the Irish Music Festival in Tocane. We couldn’t believe we were sitting in a French Village. Hope to see you again.
July Selkirk Have enjoyed the peace and tranquillity. Beautiful location with plenty to see and do a short drive away. Pool fab – especially the temperature! Enjoyed our nightly games of badminton
July East Grinstead Thank you Charlie and Pam for a lovely peaceful holiday. We have all enjoyed the stay. The gîte is lovely, well furnished for all our needs. Many thanks for being such wonderful hosts
July Toulouse Gîte spacieux et bien équipé. Le cadre est tres agréable et calme. Super adresse pour se reposer, s’amuser (piscine impéccable, badminton, etc) et visiter les sites de la région. Merci pour le kit d’accueil et pour votre gentillesse!
July Magny -les -Jussey Nous avons passé une semaine très reposante dans notre gîte, tout y est réuni pour que le séjour soit agréable. Merci de votre accueil.
July Chartres Nous avons passé une agréable semaine en calme. Entrecoupé de quelques visites de cette superbe region. Nous sommes satisfait par le gîte et vous avez su vous rendre á la fois disponible et discrete.
July   Lovely, lazy holiday just eating and reading. House well organized so me and my wheelchair could relax and enjoy life.
June Dublin Thank you for a lovely stay – the houses are spacious, very well equipped with everything you could need our hosts were very accommodating, the pool is beautifully kept and the landscaping around the house and the countryside in general are lovely.
June Spain Very many thanks for a pleasant (5 week) stay. Thank you for all your ‘Rambo sitting’ It was a great help during house viewings. Hope to see you again.
June Cannock Lovely place, lovely countryside. Enjoyed our time here a lot and would like to come back.
June Kingston Blount  Our second visit. Very peaceful surroundings, quiet roads for exploring villages by car. Well marked footpaths for exploring by foot too. We were here when the annual St Just walk and lunch was taking place. The rain didn't seem to deter anyone - there must have been 30 people taking part and even more lunching. We enjoyed 2 superb lunches when the weather was hot , on a cool shady terrace (Les Saveurs). The pool was good for cooling off. Longer trips to Perigueux were worthwhile. We will be back. Thanks Pam and Charlie for a wonderful stress free holiday.
May Herne Bay What a superb place you have here! Plenty to do rain or shine. A week was not long enough. Plenty for the children to do. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and making us feel so welcome.
May Cambridge A beautiful and peaceful place to relax. Wheelchair access excellent – making life easy for all of us. We enjoyed visiting the pretty local towns and villages.
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Oct-Jan Bristo1 This has been a home-from-home the past few months, we have fond memories to take with us, Zac will miss your chickens! Thanks for all your help and hope we’ll meet again.
October Rehovot This has been the perfect October vacation: a beautifully equipped gîte, wonderfully hospitable and helpful hosts Charlie and Pam, gorgeous autumn weather, and Bramble a delightful companion for relaxing strolls in the woods
September Harrogate Once again we have returned to this peaceful and relaxing place. The glorious weather has just been the icing on the cake! Charlie and Pam are wonderful hosts nothing is too much trouble –from providing duct tape for a cracked car mirror or organising a crane for an overturned trailer or recommending a good wine – nothing fazes Charlie! We hope to be enjoying our annual September holiday again next year with you. 
Sept Salisbury Once again such a relaxing and peaceful location, lovely views, super pool and holiday home. Such helpful hosts. Many thanks
Sept Carhaix-Plougeur Très agréable semaine au calme, nous avons beaucoup apprécié  la piscine, la campagne environnante avec ses sentiers bien entretenus. Très jolie region et accueil très chaleureux et descrit. Merci pour votre accueil nous recommanderons votre gîte.
Sept Newport A fantastic two weeks that we really enjoyed. We had a fantastic holiday with good food and very good weather. Idyllic situation, the layout in Papillon was brilliant for a Mum and Dad and two 20year olds. With extra thought going into the little things. Two weeks have flown by. 
Sept Edinburgh Fabulous setting, beautiful views and wonderful hosts who went the extra mile for us have made this a great holiday. Nice to come to a self catering place with a good set of sharp knives and decent pots and pans .Campbell really appreciated the ease with which he could use the shower.
Sept Bondorf Boules and pools, flowers and towers, prawns and towns - we enjoyed all of them.
August Lancaster As always a marvellous holiday, great place fantastic hosts and excellent facilities. Thanks very much for everything and of course to Daniel for his time spent with the children. This year we discovered La Jemaye and would recommend to other families.
August Bedford Very nice stay - could sit on the patio and watch the sunset forever. The children loved the pool and we will remember regaining the ashes whilst up there for a long time. (Thanks to Charlie for the score updates!) Surrounding towns and villages are beautiful and the canoeing is well worth doing.
August Warwick I think it has all been said before! The most relaxing holiday for years courtesy of fabulous location, excellent facilities, gorgeous (and well used) swimming pool and lots to occupy us all. Many thanks
August Ipswich A superb place for a wonderful relaxing holiday. We have all had a great time – a perfect holiday. Thank you Pam and Charlie for your warm welcome. Hope to see you again. (Rebecca is asking for 3 weeks next time!!)
August Derby We’ve stayed in several gîtes in France, but we all agreed this one is the best! (Papillon). Lovely location, hosts, plenty of people to meet, children to play with. We enjoyed it so much we hardly went out – so we’ll just have to come back again!
August Heric Merci pour l'accueil. Séjour reposant. Super piscine bien apprécié des enfants. Egalement merci beaucoup pour le kit accueil. C’est très sympa.
August Le Thillay Nous avons passé de très bonnes vacances, c’est de l’energie et des souvenirs pour une anneé! C’est déjà beaucoup. 
August Wallhealth The previous comments say it all. You both have got the set up just right. We have all had just a great time. A real chill plus plenty to see and do. We look forward to returning in 2010. Thank you both again.  Keep well and don’t sell up!
July London What can we say that we haven’t already said? Continues to be a marvellous place for a break- lots to do if you want or peace and quiet to rest. Thanks for all your hospitality and until the next time.
July Leeds A perfect holiday. Great hosts, weather, atmosphere and facilities. All the family catered for – not an easy one!  Hope to see you again.
July Schiedam Lÿ  vonden het hier helemaal geweldig. Wat een rust en wat een ruimte! Het zwembad is super.Zeker voor de kinderen! Het huis is groot met alles erop en eraan. Overall is aan gedacht. Van pingpongbal tot wasmachine. wȳ zȳn total tot rust gekamen hier, bedankt
July Rehovot Visit no.5 – best place we could think of to celebrate 50th birthdays! Thanks for being the best gîte owners we could imagine. Look after yourselves and keep in touch.
July Glasgow Lovely holiday. Kids had a ball, loved the pool especially night time swimming. Thanks for everything.
July London The perfect place to relax after our drive from London. Many thanks for all your help and advice. We felt very at home and looked after.
July Uckfield A fantastic 4 1/2 months  - how lucky are we! Great location, amazing walks for the dogs. Good home comforts. Amazing pool. Amazing thunderstorms!! Amazing stars!
July St Astier We really needed a holiday when we arrived and we feel wonderfully refreshed – buts it has gone so quickly. Thank you so much for everything – wonderful walks, chats and what a wonderful property. We loved the gîte. Hope to see you again soon. We particularly love the vaulted sitting room and the wonderful garden and flowers everywhere.
June Braintree We find this location as near perfect as could possibly ask for. Famille Nott are exceptionally wonderful hosts (not forgetting Bramble).
June Ryde Thanks for making us feel so welcome. What a great place to stay. The weather was wet but warm. Can see us coming back again in the near future.
June Ashford Another holiday at La Roche Chabrelle. This time bringing parents and siblings – so pleased they enjoy it as much as we do. Weather great- only wish we had another week here.
June Ashford What a lovely quiet place. Many many thanks for making our stay so welcoming. Loved the pool. How lucky we were with the weather. One word of warning ! Do not trust your Sat Nav. You will never find anywhere!
June Ashford Thank you for making our family so welcome, really lovely time – weather good. We will be back.
May Cardiff Thanks for a really lovely, relaxing week away. Gite very comfortable, pool fab and a great time had by all. Will be sure to recommend to family and friends.
Jan-May London Sure you must be glad to see the back of us. Thanks for all your advice and help over our move to France, It had become home from home. We are sorry to leave such a great set up.
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  Harrogate Once again we are back for a return visit and there are improvements every year. Charlie and Pam are the most helpful and obliging hosts one could hope to have. We have tested them over many years and they still welcome us! We love the peace and quiet of the beautiful countryside – long may you prosper. Hopefully we will return
  Kingston Blount  Excellent 2 weeks in sunshine, fully appreciated after cold and heavy clouds in UK all summer. We have had a mixture of relaxing and exploring but we have still a lot of places to visit nearby so we will return. Did a lot of circular walks, routes obtained from walking books bought in Brantôme and tourist offices. Thanks for everything, 
  Salisbury A perfect spot for a quiet and peaceful holiday. Super pool, good walks, friendly and helpful hosts, we have really enjoyed our break. Many thanks
  Ireland Many thanks for a lovely stay, you were very helpful. Thank you for letting the family visit, we enjoyed the pool, didn’t want to leave the nice weather. Ireland is not good this time of year.
  Colchester A really relaxing holiday. We enjoyed our first holiday with our baby. She loved splashing in your pool. Thanks very much.
  Colchester A lovely holiday, enjoyed by us all. The kids loved the pool and we have been told by Scarlett we have to come back when she is tall enough to open the gate to the pool. 
  London Many thanks for another wonderful stay, we’re all very rested now and will struggle to get back into the old routine back home. Saw new places – the floating flower festival was superb. See you in 12 months – hopefully with James.
  Lancaster Another fantastic holiday. We discovered more great places to visit. The children had a fantastic time in the pool and Freda learnt to swim. Special thanks to Alex and Daniel for sharing their time and space with Tom and Kit. They had a wonderful time in the woods. See you next year.
  London Great holiday, lovely location wonderful pool, superb view, helpful hosts, safe freedom for children. Many thanks
  Bucks Lovely area, great pool. The sun shone!
  Ipswich The best gîte we have stayed in – warm welcome, very well equipped and with a beautiful view. Thank you for a great week. The children especially loved the pool, the games cave and making new friends.
  Challot Gîte spacieux, calme, bien équipé – le kit de bienvenue est trés apprécié. Toute la famille a bien profite de la piscine, de ping pong et baby foot
  Dubai Nice location and great pool! The horse riding centre at Bourdeilles was a high point of the holiday. Hope to be back soon.
  Warwick Great holiday, lovely location. Facilities great for kids (big and small).
  Somerset Lovely holiday. Great location. Plenty to do nearby. Everyone enjoyed the pool, excellent place for family and friend reunion. Thank you (Hirondelle)
  Coventry Great holiday. Fantastic place. Equipped superbly. Say no more! Many thanks (Papillon)
  Harrogate Superb holiday – home from home but with better weather.
  Huddersfield Hosts attentive without being intrusive in fact all round superb. Great place, great stay, wouldn’t be back otherwise. Where else could we be so bad at karaoke without the neighbours complaining?! 
  Orne Une superbe semaine en famille dans un lien calme et reposant. Un espace de jeux immense pour les enfants qui ont adore les activities. Merci pour l’accueil, je conseillerai votre gîte à nos amis et merci pour le kit de bienvenue.
  Wilmslow Richard, Anne, Henry, George, Eleanor, Alice and cousin Duncan enjoyed another great week of lazing around the pool and discovering the local countryside. Thanks for the usual hospitable welcome.
  Normandie Accueil sympathetique – kit de bienvenue apprécié. Séjour agréable dans un gîte calme at joliment fleuri. Piscine pour le plaisir des petits et des grands. 
  Sevenoaks This has been a very peaceful haven. Papillon has been perfect for us. Rob and Oscar have enjoyed thrashing each other at ping pong (while I cook!) Thank you from all of us!
  Rehovot Absolutely wonderful, as usual! Thank you all very much for everything. We will miss you! And the cheese! And the meat! Etc. etc. Keep well and we will see you again next year, same time, same place … will keep in touch!
  Devon Another lovely holiday! We don’t want to go home! Hope to be back again soon. Many thanks
  Dorset Thanks again Charlie and Pam – such a beautiful place. Really enjoyed the pool. Thanks for the Mussels and Chips! Good fun!! We’ve really fallen for this place. Would love to move here!
  Dundee Our first gîte holiday and we couldn’t have chosen a better site. A lovely change from the city life we are used to! Excellent facilities and comfortable gîtes. Many thanks to Charlie and Pam for all their help and ensuring La Roche Chabrelle is such a great holiday spot! Hope to return again.
  Australia Great place! Wonderful hosts! Fabulous area! Thanks Pam and Charlie for such a terrific stay. So good we couldn’t leave. Alice love Bramble, the chooks and the cave. The grown ups just loved the setting and calm. See you soon!
  Malta Great 2 weeks. Excellent hospitality. Hope the birthday party goes with plenty of swing. Look forward to seeing you in October.
  Wirral A delightful family gathering. Exceptional surroundings. Fantastic and kind hosts. As usual the place is full of  amazing wildlife. We especially enjoyed the pool and the games cave. A big thank you to Charlie and Pam
  Bromley The perfect antidote to city living. Peace and quiet in beautiful surroundings with friendly hosts. We really enjoyed chilling out, our 2 year old loved it here. Will miss it!
  Minnetonka Your gîtes continue to improved every time we visit. We love the peace and quiet. Looking forward to our next visit already!
  Scunthorpe A lovely area, very hospitable, good pool. 
  Ashford Had a great week, everything here we needed. Thanks for all your help with everything we wanted. Look forward to coming back.
  Ashford Another lovely week in La Roche Chabrelle. Discovered some beautiful new villages. We’ll be back.
   UK Thanks for a lovely stay – kids loved the pool ( so did the grown-ups!) Too much wine – too much food – perfect holiday!
  France Merci pour votre accueil chaleureus. Dommage du temps mais nous avons passer un moment trés agréable. Merci
  Shaftesbury  Had a fine time despite holing the sump! Fab spot with everything we needed – PC /Sat TV/Dishwasher etc. Amazed at the wildlife – we all loved it including the dog. Thanks for your hospitality.
  Edinburgh A lovely peaceful setting and welcoming helpful hosts. A really enjoyable stay all round
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    Lovely Gîte – Charlie very helpful with computers. Had a great time- hope to be back sometime soon.
  London A really wonderful and unspoilt corner of France. Thank you so much for all your help, advice and enthusiasm.
  Cornwall We have had a really great time, lovely location, weather fabulous – pool very welcome. Thank you very much
  Lymington We had a great family holiday. Thank you so much for your hospitality. Great pool – loved it.
  Kenilworth Another lovely holiday -our third visit. with great weather and good accommodation. Many thanks, best wishes to you all.
  Liverpool Thank you for a great week, pity about the weather. Hopefully will be back again. Thank you for your hospitality.
  Ferndown Another relaxing holiday in this beautiful corner of France made special by your warm welcome and help with internet and radio
  Corfe Mullen A fantastic gîte in a great location. Our second time to your place has been superb with lots of sun, wine and food with many memories.
  Broadstone Our second visit and nice to be back here. Thank you for great accommodation and facilities and for your help and advice during our stay. Very best wishes to the Famille Nott
  London Thank you for your wonderful hospitality again (x5!) Had another great holiday here – a real taste of France.
  Harrogate Many thanks to Pam, Charlie and family for being perfect hosts for our family reunion – the first for 10 years. Great location, weather and wine. Wish we could have stayed longer
  Royston One week just isn’t enough here – there’s still lots we’d like to do – we love this area. Sports kit and sports facilities were great, all very well equipped. Thank you
  Royston Thanks for the fishing stuff this have been a good holiday. I loved the cave and pool.
  Skelmorlie Thank you very much for a lovely holiday and making us all feel really welcome. We are grateful for your hospitality and a big thanks to Bramble and Colin.
  Glenageavy Thanks for a great holiday and saving us from the rain back home. Loved the feeling of being on a farm – kids adored Bramble, Colin and the chickens. Special thanks for Daniel for being so nice and playing with our kids. Thanks to Charlie for all the helpful advice – will definitely recommend this place to friends.
  Aberdeen Thank you for a fantastic week – great location great facilities – all in all a very relaxing time Jonathan loved Bramble and enjoyed taking him for walks, he loved the cat and hens too. We all hope to be back soon. Thanks Pam and Charlie for your help during the week.
  Exeter Thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Hedgerows and meadows full of wild flowers and the only noise from birds and crickets. James has enjoyed swimming, badminton and had an exciting and nerve racking game of cricket (4 not out). Thanks for your company; the ingredient in making such an enjoyable fortnight.
  Rehovot Third time here and it feels like home! Thanks again Pam, Charlie and Daniel for everything – its been a wonderful two weeks despite the mixed weather, and yet again the only problem is the difficulty taking our leave of this lovely place! Only solution is to return as soon as possible…so we’ll be looking forward to seeing you all again this time next year, slightly reduced in weight hopefully, and ready to enjoy everything available in the local markets!
  Hemyock We have had a fantastic week, the boys have had great freedom! Many thanks we hope to visit again soon
  Dumfries Fine hosts, helpful and friendly, great site, full of things to do for families. Bramble is great!
  Staffordshire Idyllic setting. Lovely region. Charlie and Pam very helpful, thanks for rescuing us on our first night in St Just. Fantastic roads for Bikers.  Hope to be back some time.
  Netherlands Thank you for your hospitality, I’ll be back, that’s for sure. When you arrive at your place you immediately go back from 5th to 1st gear.
  Netherlands A wonderful quiet, relaxing and peaceful place to be! With lots of birds and butterflies. Hirondelle was a perfect gîte for the wheelchair, thanks for making the shower so comfortable. The gîte was well equipped  with a good welcome pack and the hosts were friendly. The pool (27C) was lovely. We drove around the area and visited Brantôme, Perigueux, Beynac, La Roque Gagnac, Sarlat and the river Dordogne. We really enjoyed our 2 weeks stay here
  Dublin Two of the most relaxing weeks we have had in a long long time, due mainly to the comfortable surroundings and the wine! In an Ebay world A+++
  Beverley Very calm and tranquil area. Loved the gîte and our hosts were very welcoming especially Colin and Bramble (Sorry C & P only joking) We look forward to returning in September for some serious house hunting when we will be able to take full advantage of the walks and countryside.
  Hinkley Very enjoyable relaxing break. Excellent gîte and facilities, very helpful hosts. Wonderful part of France. Thank you for your excellent hospitality.
  Somerset We came here for our First Wedding anniversary and we couldn't have picked a better place to celebrate it. Charlie and Pam booked us a table at their favourite restaurant in Brantôme - the meal was out of this world! We finished the day with a peaceful boat trip down the river. Absolute bliss. Thank you for making our stay pretty much perfect. We hope to return very soon and explore further.
  Canada Wonderful place, people, junior dog sitters everything one needs and lots lots more. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay house hunting through the winter months. Pam, Charlie, Alex, Daniel and Bramble are great hosts. Any problem sorted and a great source of info for any subject. 
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  Harrogate Another restful holiday in a haven of tranquillity. Thank you for all your kindness and we look forward to seeing you again next year.
  Yeovil Thank you so much for your hospitality the gîte was perfect. Our first time abroad has been a wonderful experience and we have made many happy memories here. The scenery and surroundings have proved very restful and restorative, The butterflies and lizards have been a marvel to see.
  Saxon Street Very comfortable and accommodating in Buse. We all fitted in so well. The flowers are beautiful, the pool has been great and we have all had a relaxing week. Guy has especially enjoyed time with Daniel.
  Cowes We have enjoyed a very relaxing two weeks and don’t want to return home. The gîte has been comfortable and well furnished and the grounds have been beautiful. We have especially enjoyed the lizards and insect life. This area of France is beautiful and we would love to return again and explore further. Our canoe trips down the Dronne were a highlight, watching otters, kingfishers and of course plenty of fish. We recommend the trip from Lisle with 7 weirs to tackle. Great Fun! Thank you Pam Charlie and the boys for making us feel welcome. It has been home from home with none of the usual hassles! (Except for the car! Renault garages are a lot more efficient here)
  Kenilworth Second visit – excellent just as first was; a truly relaxing week’s holiday. Hopefully will return again
  Lancaster Our return visit was even better than expected; there is enough for all ages to do to enjoy themselves. We are only sorry we wont be able to return next year. Thanks again to Daniel and Alex for spending time with Thomas, he especially enjoyed his adventures in the woods and the trip to Lisle for the confetti fair. Thanks also from Kit as he enjoys hanging around with ‘the boys’. We hope to return again in the not too distant future
  Bromsgrove A week isn’t long enough in this idyllic place, totally relaxing! Charlie’s hospitality and the unspoilt charming surroundings make this holiday as remote from a package holiday as it’s possible to get! We will be back.
  Long Crendon A relaxing holiday with a lovely pool and accommodation. I felt very welcome here. Helpful but unobtrusive hospitality, beautiful flowers and grounds very attractive. Would recommend.
  Winchmore Hill As we come to the end of our fourth year here in France. We as always have had a thoroughly enjoyable time and we are looking forward to coming back for our fifth year.
  Winchmore Hill After hearing great stories from our friends we decided to visit and have had a thoroughly enjoyable time. We have been able to chill out and the kids enjoyed the badminton and cave. Great pool and view from Hibou. Thank you for making us feel welcome and comfortable.
  Hambridge Thank you all for a warm, welcoming and happy environment. Definitely the best family holiday we have had in years. The kids loved the pool (so did we) and all the open spaces to search for lizards and beetles. Toby was made up with the table football and could have spent 2 weeks in the cave. Time’s flown, we’ve all relaxed and loved sharing your home. We would all love to return and can’t wait to tell all our friends. Thank you again.
  Netherland We enjoyed our holiday. We love the scenery and the pool. Thank you for your hospitality.
  Luxembourg A real holiday. Children busy with new friends – safe and happy environment. Many thanks.
  Preston We almost forgot about the children this week! All had a great time enjoying the pool and surrounding meadow and games areas. Thank you for your kind and unobtrusive hospitality.
  Itton A peaceful restful holiday with the children able to entertain themselves with new friends. The pool, badminton and table tennis gave hours of fun. Plenty to do in the area with the canoeing at Lisle and visits to Brantôme being very popular. The hosts were friendly but unobtrusive and the gîte was very well equipped. Thanks for a real family holiday and we wish you success in the future.
  New York Thank you so much for your patient attention to and tolerance of my incessant questions. The property and grounds are wonderful matched only by your gracious hospitality.
  Australia How I have missed that great British hospitality – thanks for reminding me what it is like.
  Wirral We have had a wonderful week here. The gîte, the pool and the weather have all been fantastic. Thank you for making us so welcome.
  Scotland Thanks for such a welcoming, unfussy and helpful ambience.
  Scotland Pam Charlie and Boys. Thank you for a fantastic fortnight, our boys enjoyed freedom within the pool doing all the things they are normally not allowed to do giving them memories of a great holiday. SUPERB
  Rehovot Dear Pam, Charlie, Alex and Daniel. The only problem about this place is the difficulty leaving! Two weeks is simply not enough time to spend in such a relaxing, welcoming enjoyable holiday home. Thank you again for another wonderful vacation in rural France and we will be counting down the days to our return next year, for more swimming, table tennis, cheese and more cheese, meat sizzling on the barbeque and maybe even some more cricket. Possibly a little wine as well to was down all that food! Keep well and hope to see you next summer.
  Crosby Second visit. Enjoyable family reunion. Good day trips to Sarlat – Bourdeilles chateaux – caves at Villars and St Jean de Cole. Gîte perfect – pool excellent – hosts helpful and friendly – abundant wildlife enjoyed especially bird watching. Will come again.
  Poole Lovely swimming pool. Very relaxing and quiet. Great sight seeing and we all loved the cave. Lovely location – great place for a family getaway! Thanks
  Scotland Great fortnight with World Cup Final thrown in! Lovely place, Charlie and Pam are wonderful hosts! Didn’t need to go far to keep ourselves occupied. Canoeing on the Dronne great fun!
  Crystal Palace Lovely relaxing site, good facilities. Friendly hosts and lots of happy memories gained. Hope to return to enjoy beautiful surroundings again next year.
  Putney 4 families with small children. Just the BEST relaxed lovely time – lots of languid lunches at the workers bistros and local hostelries, BBQ’s at night and fab pool and boule area for all. Cave great.
  Poole The pool – an absolute winner. Gîte and environs a delight. Not been in France for a long time. Forgotten what we’ve been missing!
  Truro Our second visit. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves again and it was lovely to visit in the summer this time and soak up the sun and laze by the pool. As well as the fantastic accommodation, company and sightseeing we have sampled some excellent French cuisine locally. Charlie, Pam and the boys have made us very welcome. Thanks a lot!
  Wiltshire This was our second visit and again it failed to disappoint!  Always plenty to do, no matter what the weather. Pam and Charlie are always welcoming and helpful in all circumstances. An enjoyable week, hope that we will repeat in the future. Thanks.
  UK Our third visit to La Roche Chabrelle exceeded expectations. We were so very lucky with the weather making our outings quite magical, especially at this time of year with all the flowers trees and shrubs all looking so fresh. We have high hopes that we will be able to return many times to La Roche Chabrelle. Congratulations to Charlie and Pam for doing such a fine job with regular refinements year on year. Many Thanks.
  Ashford Another lovely relaxing week at La Roche Chabrelle. Weather could have been kinder but that did not spoil our visit. Did lots of sightseeing this year. Brantôme well worth a visit. See you again next year.
  London It’s been a long winter let which has been made more comfortable by the location and facilities offered by Pam, Charlie, Alex and Daniel. Our best wishes for their future health and prosperity
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    We have had a great holiday – lovely place, friendly hosts and great facilities. We’ve been very lucky with the weather and the children have hardly been out of the pool. We will certainly recommend La Roche Chabrelle to our friends – you’ve got a really fine place here.
  Dudley Beautiful location, just perfect for the circuit des Remparts racing in Angouleme. We will surely be back at sometime in the future. Thank you Charlie and Pam for a very lovely holiday, we wish you well for the future from us and the Morgan Sports Car Club.
  Leeds We have had a lovely relaxing week, Very peaceful location, We hope to return again and will recommend you to our friends and family. Thanks very much.
  Chatham We have had a most perfect week. Many thanks.
  Kenilworth Lovely location, pool and children’s facilities very good. We have all had an enjoyable and relaxing holiday. Many thanks; would like to come here again - possibly with rest of family!
  Somerset Been looking forward to this since February. Well worth the wait!! Excellent accommodation, excellent hosts, excellent location, what more can I say………excellent! My Dad travelled especially from West Africa to come with us, he was not disappointed!! Looking forward to next years trip already, might even treat the other grandparents!! Thanks Charlie, Pam and boys.
  Sussex A great family location with lovely pool and the games cave proving a great and popular facility with the boys. Mountain biking trails excellent too! Thanks for a great holiday.
  Dedham Lovely situation, plenty to do for both us and the kids. Particularly enjoyed the pool and the canoeing- ran out of time to go to the Moulin du Pont – so we’ll just have to come back!
  Woodford Green Enjoyable stay, good value for money, lovely spot. We appreciate your consideration with parking and wheelchair access for my mother.
  Calne Charlie and Pam Your attentive, yet unobtrusive hosting is rare and extremely welcoming. Thank you all for providing us with a great and memorable holiday. Everything the girls needed yet enough to keep us adults out of mischief. Wishing you continued success and home to return in the future. 
  Lancaster A great time was had by all. We all enjoyed and relaxed in the tranquil surroundings. It has helped Chris’s recovery from a stroke earlier this year better than any medicine. The children had a fantastic time, never short of anything to do – even swimming in the rain. Many thanks to you all especially Daniel spending so much time with the children and a special thanks from Mary to Charlie for rescuing her when she lost her way on her walk. We hope to return again soon. Thanks again.
  Crowborough Lovely location with relaxing views. Enough to keep the children amused and occupied. Thank you.
    So our holiday’s been perfect, but I’ve run out of rhyme
    Our hosts, they were welcoming, we had non stop sunshine
    We love all the French food – especially the wine
  Ferndown The gîte was just perfect, the pool was divine
  Corfe Mullen We have all had a fantastic holiday at La Roche Chabrelle. The facilities are first class and your help when we needed it was great. A big thank you from all of us for a great time
  Broadstone We really struck lucky this year with our choice of holiday accommodation. Amenities and location have been superb combined with friendliness and support from Charlie, Pam and the boys. Attention to detail is also first class. We got wall to wall sunshine as well. Many thanks Charlie and Pam for providing such a great place to holiday and for helping us out when we needed it.
  Netherlands Beautiful and nicely quiet gîte in superb countryside with a peaceful swimming pool. We all loved it here. Due to my business I liked the excellent internet link. Many thanks. Will recommend you,
  Olney Have enjoyed your great facilities which all the children thoroughly used and felt great freedom with. There has been an overwhelming feel of safety combined with giving the children the opportunity to explore.  Our hosts have allowed us to conduct our holiday with support yet have left us alone to relax without unnecessary interruptions, Much appreciated.
  London Another wonderful two week break. Thank you all again. We’ll be back and bringing reinforcements! Every well and truly up to expectations. Thanks a lot.
  Crosby Pam Charlie Daniel and Alex were very welcoming, hospitable helpful and supportive during our stay. This was especially apparent when one of our party suffered a back injury. During this time, the entire family have shown us an incredible amount of kindness and have taken care of us as if we were their own family. We are truly grateful for their patient support of us. As for our accommodation, the gîte and other on-site facilities surpassed our expectations and were also outstanding value for money. As keen bird-watchers we found the wide variety of bird life and other wildlife amazing. We’ll definitely come back.
  Rehovot This has been the most fantastic vacation and the gîte and site were beyond our expectations. Your internet site is excellent but does not do complete justice to how good this place really is. We definitely plan to come back and perhaps have a family reunion here. In addition you are both very helpful and give excellent advice about attractions and such, but also manage to give your visitors a sense of complete privacy, Thank you again for an unforgettable holiday.
  Minneapolis France is heaven, but La Roche Chabrelle is the best little corner of heaven!
  Norway We have been here a week while participating in a course locally. Unfortunately we have had less time to enjoy the pool and the surroundings so we will have to come back another time to do that! Thank you for the great gîte and for making us feel at home  
  Harrogate We have spent 4 lovely weeks enjoying peace and quiet in superb weather. Great hospitality from Pam and Charlie who were unfailingly helpful and thoughtful. Facilities and comfort in Buse keep on improving.
  Stone A special place made by special people for special times. Thank you Charlie and Pam for your outstanding hospitality.
  Bogner Regis They all told us we would enjoy it here. They were right! It was really helpful to get so much information from you before we came – especially directions! Thank you.
  Southampton Wonderfully equipped gîte – thanks for the welcome pack. The kids had great fun.
  Ashford La Roche Chabrelle – a little bit of Paradise. The children have loved the freedom, the cave and most of all the pool. Grown ups have enjoyed the peace and tranquillity. As Arnie once said. I’ll be back! Thanks Pam and Charlie.
  Andover It has been home from home. Excellent hosts providing valuable advice on area, restaurants etc. Our time spent here has taken the pressure off our house hunting. We envy your location and business.
  London You did us proud again! We said we’d be back. Pool’s fantastic – love the new arrangements, pergola etc. Boys have become like strangers as we have seen them for about 10 minutes a day – the rest of the time they been busy down in the woods, Fantastic for them as well as the grown ups. Thanks very much – we’ll be back…
  Hereford Lovely and peaceful (until Rhiannan and Steven got in the pool!) We have had a wonderful fortnight, made more relaxing by the friendliness of you all and the range of activities for the children. We’ll be back!
  Wirral Very relaxing and enjoyable holiday in a beautiful setting with a fabulous pool area.  Our hosts were excellent. We all enjoyed canoeing down the river. The kids enjoyed the cave activities and exploring the surroundings, as they don’t have that much freedom at home.
  Newcastle First time we’ve been to a gîte for a second time, which says it all. The week has gone far too quickly.
  Cheltenham Just what was needed, peace and quiet (with the exception of Louis and Daniel!) Perfect for the children – felt safe and secure. Lots of lovely places to visit nearby. I feel well rested and will recommend it. Thank you
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  Pace Accueil parfait – Maison vaste et très bien équipe. Endroit charmant et très tranquille.
  London First gîte we have ever stayed in and we can’t believe how comfortable it is. We are utterly converted. Charlie and Pam have been a mine of helpful information. We will certainly recommend you and be back ourselves.
  Bournemouth Great pool. We were made to feel very welcome in a fantastic location. Charlie was very helpful and went out of his way to make our wheelchair bound daughter’s holiday as accessible as possible.
  Petworth Fab pool, Great wine, brilliant advice. Friendly company. Will keep you posted on house movements. We may be fellow French home owners in the future, thanks for everything
  Oxford Thank you very much for providing us with our base for our weeks recording in Chancelade Abbey. As we expected the weather at new year was extremely cold but the efforts of Charlie and Pam to fire up the wood burners was very much appreciated. We hope that our all night table tennis tournaments didn’t disturb the locals too much! Thank you again for making us feel so welcome and for your help with local facilities. We hope to be able to come to France again for our next album.
  Truro Thank you for a wonderful relaxing break. Very welcoming and cosy with the log burner keeping us warm despite the weather. Very well equipped gîte in lovely surroundings and lots of stunning and interesting places to visit within easy reach. 
  Harrogate This is the 12th year that we have been here and the 2nd.  Since Pam and Charlie took over. The recent improvements are very welcome and have made our stay more comfortable and enjoyable. We strongly recommend these gîtes to friends and family. we hope to return.
  Aston Rowant We have had a lovely week. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay thanks to your warm welcome and hospitality. Papillon has been an ideal base for exploring the delights of Perigord. A real home from home! Lovely morning walks with Charlie and Bramble, eating fresh figs from the garden and exploring the local markets were among the highlights.
  Quarandon Delightful location – we love this tranquillity. We really appreciated the efforts by Pam and Charlie to make us welcome. We were comfortable and happy here and will be back.
  Witham A great time in a great location, excellent hosts with very polite and well mannered children. We will be recommending you and may return ourselves
  London Well that’s the shortest 2 weeks I’ve ever had! We had a fantastic time. Its great to see the children enjoy life without the distraction of TV and the computer. Merci beaucoup.
  Weymouth Many thanks for a lovely week. We all enjoyed the peaceful location – the kids especially will remember ‘the cave’ Good luck for the future.
  Stockton on tees Temps- trés chaud! Gîtes – trés joli.  Piscine –engogeant. Au revoir!! 
  Western-Super-Mare Excellent weather and a really relaxing holiday. Some super countryside and lots to do and see. The pool was essential in this heat. Very relaxed approach to your guests – great time had by all.
  Brighton Enjoyed every day well informed regarding area. Places to enjoy local food. Lovely location well equipped. Very friendly hosts.
  Den Dungen We came for a special occasion i.e. 45th  Wedding Anniversary of our parents with a family group of 17, We had a very pleasant week (average 40C), thanks to the beautiful property and the friendly hosts. Worth a revisit. Thanks
  Bexleyhealth Thank you for letting us stay at such short notice. A beautiful gîte in a lovely location. Superbly equipped. We’ve had a great week.
  Wilmslow Wonderful gîte. Well kitted out. Great location, grounds and pool. Friendly and helpful hosts – couldn’t be better. I just wish we could stay all year.
  Newcastle Almost as sunny as Newcastle! By far the best equipped gîte we’ve stayed in. Very relaxed and quiet, great pool, lovely area. Really superb. Thanks very much. Made even better by you all being such welcoming hosts.
  London Great location excellent for kids and parents as so much to occupy us both! Fantastic pool.
  California, Brighton C’est magnifique! Thanks for a lovely stay.
  Putney Fantastic break, apart from early departure had a great time kids enjoyed playing in the pool and having yours to play with. Great views, great places to see, great time!!
  Middle Aston Delightful location attentive and yet unobtrusive hosts and a thorough attention to detail that meant this was the easiest and most stress free gîte holiday ever… and that’s what one goes on holiday for…... And the children got on superbly.
  Braintree A lovely location and a fine time of the year to be here. We look forward to visiting you again. Many thanks to Charlie, Pam, Alex and Daniel
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  Aston Rowant Amazing place, stunning and peaceful. Your friendship, support and kindness helped to make this a real break for me. I think you have a wonderful future here and hope to return in the warmer months. Hopefully the first of many visits.
  Aston Rowant Wonderful stay – fabulous views; peaceful, quiet environment; stunning places to visit.
  Harrogate Having stayed here with the previous owners for many years we have had a wonderful holiday once again marred only by Derek’s unfortunate illness. However we are eternally grateful for your kind and wonderful help and kindness without which Margaret would not have coped. We hope this will be your one and only major crisis. We wish you great success in your new venture in this beautiful location.
  Minnesota Dear Charlie, Pam, Alex and Daniel: We are honoured to be the first entry in your guest book. You’ve got a lovely piece of France here and we shall look forward to our return. Best wishes on this new adventure.
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