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La Bergerie

Client Testimonials

Comments that our guests have been kind enough to make about Le Bouyssou.

Fi Glover a UK BBC TV and Radio presenter, has been so 'mesmerised' by La Bergerie au Bouyssou that she reports on her holidays here in her column in a UK national magazine:

"Perched high above the lush valleys of the Lot river lies Le Bouyssou, a gite so lovely that I almost don't want to tell you about it.

"The hilltop breeze charms the surface of the pool, the verbenas sway, a swallowtail butterfly wafts through. Everyone relaxes. We have visited with the same friends both years and one of the daily highlights is to eat on the terrace after the kids have gone to bed, looking at the starry, starry night and talking . . ."

Read more of her enthusing praise below!

Thank you once again for a really lovely holiday. The sun really did come out for our second visit and we had such a brilliant time. The house was just as lovely as we remembered and we made the most of the amazing pool. It's not often you get to watch butterflies floating around wild flowers whilst you do your lengths!

We also really enjoyed seeing you again and spending some time with you. You are perfect hosts and both times that we have stayed you have made us feel so welcome. The pizza evening this year was a highlight, chatting to you all while looking out at the gorgeous view of the valley and eating your delicious food.

La bergerie is honestly the best self catering accommodation that I have ever stayed in - immaculate, luxurious and comfortable at the same time. I would really recommend it to anyone, it is a stunning place.

Now we are home the girls are asking when they can see Sarah and Millie again. We're already looking forward to next year!

Jude, Mark, Leni and Grace, UK

What a truly exceptional place - well, piece of paradise - you have created here; thank you for sharing it with the lucky ones who have discovered you - we feel blessed to have found you!

Thank you for everything that you have done for us this week, which has helped to make this holiday probably our best ever - from the lemon cake, to the fresh fruit and veg., to the provision of extra baby/toddler stuff (including the 'personalised' books left out!), to the recommendations on places to go and the superb treasure hunt - the highlight of the week!

This is such a beautiful and peaceful part of France there is so much to do and see . . we very much enjoyed our trips to Figeac and Belcastel, both highly recommended and beautiful.

We've had a great time being lazy enjoying the pool and play tents and toys - we've all been in heaven.

Hope to see you again next year - think we'd better get booking quickly. Thank you again.

Annemarie, Peter, Elsie and George

Thank you to Sarah and family!!!

We've had a wonderful time staying here and even though Charley is only 10 months old, he still really enjoyed playing with all of the toys, going on the swing and swimming in the pool.

We also really enjoyed your recommendations of places to visit and thank you for the babysitting which allowed us a couple of lovely nights out, just the two of us. Both of the restaurants were wonderful and the food was to die for!

We can't wait to visit again and bring the family . . . Thank you!!

Duncan, Jenny and Charley, UK

It was wonderful to stay in this place, see the countryside and meet you as hosts and friends.

Le bouyssou is incredibly special.  We are inspired by your family . . . Each one of you made our stay special. Our stay at La Bergerie and l'Aveyron was shaped by you. You guided our stay and our adventures. And with such kindness. Thank you all for sharing your world with us!

A pleasure that will never be forgotten . . . a trip that words cannot explain.

The Thiessen Family, Canada


We've had a really magical three weeks here.

Thanks for all of the wonderful touches that have made it so special.

The house and location are outstanding and the warmth and generosity of our welcome was so nice.

The boys loved the garden and the treasure hunt. I really don't think that we could have had a better time.

The Bowsher Family

Thank you for creating a fantastic holiday retreat. You have thought of everything anyone could possibly ever need or desire! It was lovely to know you were always there if we needed help or advice (or cake!). 
The kids have been wonderfully happy and always engaged in something. Our 2 year old was fascinated by watching the field opposite the house changing from tall eaves of corn through to bales of straw over the course of the 2 weeks . . .
. . . Some of our best memories are of the lovely walks along the river, seeing the mills and collecting wild plums and blackberries, as well as the amazing clear skies and sounds of the night.
A special thank you from us all for the treasure hunt and face painting . . .
. . . Hope to be back at some point in the future. Thanks again for creating a wonderful place. You've done an amazing job!

Tumelty family


We won't forget the kids' sheer delight at being greeted by the baskets of toys as they entered the house . . . and they hadn't even seen the pirate ship or teepee! Or met Lulu's new best friend in the entire world – the amazing Millie!!


We have been so inspired by the wonderful home that you have created – and it really is a home not just a house . . . Thank you for your generosity . . . and we can't go any further without mentioning Millie – you have been a fantastically fun and patient friend to the kids. Congratulations to you all for creating such a beautiful space and thank you for sharing it with us. Love from us all.

Hovell family and friends


The bad pennies returned and as Arnie once said “we'll be back” . . . our fourth visit and you never disappoint! . . . Thank you all again for a fantastic holiday and your wonderful hospitality.

Camm family

A truly wonderful week. Blue skies, warm lazy evenings . . . the children hardly left the pool. The house is so beautiful it makes you want to cry. I actually did. Everything you could want for and so much more. Thank you.

The Tait Family, August

Thank you for a very special holiday. Your warm welcome, attention to every detail and frequent generous gifts have made our holiday feel very different and we really appreciated your thoughtfulness. The girls have loved it and have thrived on your company, which you have been so generous with.

The barn is beautiful and comfortable in equal measure and we have loved the pool. We've also found everyone we've met to be extremely warm and friendly.

It's clear that as a family you have invested so much in this and you have created a place where other families can have a very special time. Thank you. Already plannning our return . . .

The Williams family, Surrey UK