The testimonials

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The location is in the middle of rural France close to Issigeac a charming medieval fortress town. The delightful surroundings of La Barrat and the kind and attentive hosts make a stay here very special . We love the place and the people and have booked a return next year. The accommodation is generously proportioned, well equipped and very comfortable. It is peaceful. The pool is stunning in a discrete location set in a backdrop of a small valley where the hay is cut each year when we are there. A simply gorgeous place to stay.

John D., La crèche, Juin 2015

We had a fantastic week in La Sechoir at La Barrat in May. The gite is very spacious, well equipped and furnished to a high standard. The surrounding area is beautiful and very peaceful and had several enjoyable walks down to the lake. Would recommend La Brucelière for a meal, the food and service was excellent. Do not miss the Sunday market at Issigeac, the hot food stalls are amazing. We spend very enjoyable days at Bergerac, Villereal, Monpazier, Limeuil and wine tasting at Chateau de Monbazilac, all highly recommended. Christine and Gerard are fabulous hosts, very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. We hope to return next year.

Sue P., La crèche, Mai 2015

La Barrat is just magic and an ideal location. We have stayed in Le Sechoir and La Creche, both are immaculate,charming and well equipped. Gerrard and Christine are perfect hosts, warm friendly and helpful whilst respecting our privacy.The gardens and pool are perfect to relax in. Issigeac is a beautiful village a visit to the Sunday market is a must. We cannot wait for our third visit to this lovely place.

Anonymous, La crèche, Mai 2015

It’s a lovely place to be ! It’s all so quiet and clean. Gérard and Christine’s home is fully equipped and well located to visit the cute villages all around You can also ask Gérard to give you good local addresses. In may, the swimming pool was still a bit cold, but very pleasant after a whole day of visiting. Everything was great. Enjoy !

Bruno T., La crèche, Mai 2015

Thank you, Gérard & Christine for a wonderful stay! We so enjoyed our peaceful retreat. Although it was very early in the season, we still managed to see so much & enjoy the delights of this beautiful region. The gîte was perfect, so comfortable & private & with acres of land to walk in & enjoy. It was too early for the pool but we firmly intend to return later in the year to enjoy it! The 'welcome basket' was a treat and your hospitality second to none. A bientôt!

Martine, La crèche, Mars 2015

Nous venons de passer une superbe semaine de vacances à la barrat. Le gîte est joli,spacieux,fonctionnel et très bien équipé dans un très beau cadre. Il est idéalement situé pour découvrir la région, à proximité de jolies bastides (montpazier,montflanquin,villereal,...) et à moins de 2 km d'issigeac, joli village moyenâgeux avec un marché très bien achalandé et toutes les boutiques nécessaires pour les courses. Nous avons également visité châteaux et dégusté du bon vin dans les caves alentours et du bon foie gras dans la ferme voisine.nous nous sommes également régalés au restaurant l"ancienne gare". Merci à Christine et Gérard pour nous avoir aidés à découvrir cette magnifique région et surtout pour leur accueil et leur gentillesse. Il y a tant de choses à faire et à voir que ce fût trop court ! Donc nous reviendrons! Nous recommandons ce gîte les yeux fermés mais ouvrez les tout grands quand vous y êtes !

Marinette l., Le séchoir, Mai 2015

Wow ! That was our first thoughts when we arrive at your beautiful home. La Creche is just what we hoped for, an amazing, relaxing location to come back to on busy visit days out. And there is lots to see and do around here too, we especially enjoyed the Sunday morning shopping market and Thursday evening gourmet market in Issigeac! Canoing 22 km on the river Dordogne was also a highlight as visiting and sampling the delights of the stunning Chateau de Monbazillac. Thank you for being lovely hosts, we have had a super holiday.

Andrea & Philip, La crèche, Aot 2017

Votre domaine situé en pleine campagne est superbe, plein de charmes et reposant. Nous nous sommes sentis très, très bien dans ce gîte. Il est bien cosy et chaleureux, typique de la région ! Nous y avons passé un excellent séjour. Un très grand merci pour votre accueil et votre gentillesse naturelle. Bien entendu, sans oublier Zoé qui est vraiment attendrissante. Nous repartons avec tant de beaux souvenirs. Pepito, Eddy et Maude.

Pepito, Eddy et Maude, La crèche, Juillet 2017

Thank you Christine and Gerard for a wonderful stay at La Barrat. It is perfect for us, just what we look for on holiday, comfortable and in beautiful surroundings. Thank you very much for the provisions, the confiture in particular. We have had a busy week, meeting up with our local friends, all very enjoyable. We do hope to return to La Barrat in the not too distant futures.

Mike and Barbara, La crèche, Octobre 2017

Another lovely week in this perfect gite ! Christine, Gerard and Zoé were welcoming hosts. We enjoyed to explore the area. A very relaxing week. Thank you and very best wishes.

Debbie and Clive, Le séchoir, Septembre 2017

Notre premier séjour à La Barrat, mais surement pas le dernier Nous avons beaucoup apprécié notre séjour chez Christine, Gérard et Zoé, dans tous les domaines. Le gite est parfaitement meublé, de belles terrasses et de très belles vues. La piscine est grande et agréable au milieu du vallon. Issigeac est un très joli village médiéval avec de très bons restaurants. La région mérite d'être visitée (Bergerac, Monbazillac, Villeréal, Monpazier...), et très agréable en vélo. Un grand merci à Christine et Gerard pour leur accueil chaleureux.

Daan and Chris, Le séchoir, Aot 2017

Another lovely week at La Barrat. Tremendous heat (as every where in Europe, this week) but the house was cool. Gerard and Christine were excellent hosts and we don't forget Zoé... Already booked for next year Chris & Jacky Gloucestershire

Chris & Jacky, Le séchoir, Juillet 2018

We had a fantastic week at La Barrat. The gite is well equipped, you have everything you need for a nice stay . The area is very peaceful. We had fantastic days at Bergerac, Monpazier, Limeuil and Sarlat. Christine and Gerard are fabulous hosts.

Ronny Witters, Le séchoir, Juillet 2018

Nous avons passé quelques jours très agréables au Séchoir. Nous avons été merveilleusement bien reçus par Christine et Gérard. La maison est très mignonne et bien décorée. Nous avons particulièrement bien apprécié "Les nuits hantées" au Château de Bridoire, un grand jeu d’énigmes et de défis au sein du château. Merci pour tout.

Pauline et Maximilien, Le séchoir, Aot 2018

Thank you for making our stay at Le Sechoir so special. We had a wonderfull time, exploring the local area and....wines!! We will definetely be back for more ! All our best wishes..

Sonia & John, Le séchoir, Juillet 2018

Thank you Gerard & Christine for your wonderfull hospitality. La Creche is ideally situated for visiting the bastides towns such as Monflanquin, Villeréal, Monpazier, Beaumont, Trémolat and Limeuil. We also appreciate the basilica at Penne d'Agenais (thanks for the recommendations Christine). Lunch in the quiet courtyard at Le Doyenné in Issigeac was yum as was the delicious food at La Bruceliere. We really enjoyed our stay and wish to the both of you a very sunny saeson.

Helen & Gary, La crèche, Avril 2019

We really enjoyed our relaxing stay at your beautiful gite. Your hospitality was superb and our evening spent with you in your garden was wonderful. The weather was incredible so we made the most of the outside space, including a swimm in the pool. Our dog, Archie, had a wonderful time playing with his new friend Zoé. We hope to return soon, speaking French. Best regards James& Karen, Hampshire UK

Karen & James, Le séchoir, Mai 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We found LE SECHOIR delightful. It is very comfortable, very clean and well equipped We think the space is well thought with both privacy and opportunities to socialize. We think you run a beautiful house. Thanks for everything. J & K. Scotland

Jonathan & Kerry, Le séchoir, Juin 2019

Many thanks for an enjoyable holiday. Peace and quiet and tweeting birds.

A & D, Le séchoir, Juin 2019

Once again a big thank you Gerard and Christine for another wonderful holiday at the beautiful La Barrat. The weather has been glorious and the peace and tranquillity of Issigeac cannot be beaten. Au revoir, until next year. Monica & Paul Manchester September 2018

Monica and Paul, La crèche, Janvier 2019

What a fantastic 2 weeks' stay here, and how lucky were we with the weather! The pool was lovely and enjoyed most afternoons after trips to Villeral, Beaumont, Monflanquin , all will worth a visit. We had great evening meals at l' Atelier and for our last night at La Brucelière Gerard and Christine were wonderful hosts and their attention to detail is second to none. We will be back.

Fiona and David, La crèche, Septembre 2019

Yet again we have to say Au revoir to the magical La Barrat and to our two good friends G+C. Even four weeks here are not enough. Thank you again. John and Vickie

Vickie and John, La crèche, Juin 2019

Our first visit to La Barrat and this beautiful countryside. We have had an amazing time at the market of Issigeac - not has be missed-! Christine and Gerard were fabulous when my husband was taken ill. Thank you, thank you, thank you...without you I would have been lost. Many thanks Gina & Keith

Gina and Keith, La crèche, Juillet 2019

Ce fut une très belle découverte tant pour la région que pour La Barrat. Le site, l'infrastructure et l'accueil extrêmement chaleureux de Christine et Gérard, avec un clin d’œil à Aline. Encore un grand merci pour les délicates attentions à notre arrivée. Une maison équipée comme si une amie nous avait prêté la sienne ! Merci aussi à Zoé, Ugoline, Vanille ainsi qu'aux biches et lapins qui ont grisé nos regards sur La Barrat.

Nathalie et Dider, Le séchoir, Aot 2019

We had another lovely visit to La Barrat Nous avons encore eu une belle visite à La Barrrat. Christine and Gerard are always very welcoming. Christine et Gerard sint tous deux très accueillants. We feel very relaxed and love the peacefulness of the place. Nous nous sentons très détendus et aimons le calme de l'endroit. Thank you for your hospitality and look forward to seeing you both next year.

Angela and John, Le séchoir, Juillet 2019

Nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour à La Barrat. Des vacances très reposantes, exactement ce que nos cherchions. Le site est tout simplement magnifique, la maison très bien équipée, merci pour les petites attentions à l’arrivée. Nous avons découvert ce pays des bastides et tous ces bons producteurs (vins, confits...). Quel bonheur de se plonger dans la piscine pour se rafraichir après une visite. Merci à vous deux.

Sylvie et Yvon, Le séchoir, Aot 2019

A lovely well equipped gite in a lovely area. The gardens and pool are beautiful, very relaxing and peaceful. Our dog was recovering from an operation and enjoyed her visit from Zoé. Thank you Gerard ans Christine.

Lisa and Nigel, Le séchoir, Aot 2019

Deux semaines merveilleuses dans une belle maison très bien équipée. Les terrasses, le jardin, la piscine bien entretenus étaient une pure détente. Merci aussi à Zoé pour ses visites. Merci beaucoup.

Manon, Le séchoir, Aot 2019

Another lovely time at La Barrat, our 5th. This is a perfect location for us and our two dogs. As usual we were very well looked after by Gerard ans Christine who work so hard to keep the cottages and gardens looking so nice. We've already booked for next year.

Chris and Jackie, La crèche, Aot 2019

Nous avons trouvé chez vous ce que nous recherchions : du calme et du dépaysement. Au bonheur de découvrir votre formidable région, nous avons ajouté d'excellentes repas avec les fruits et légumes de votre jardin que vous nous avez gracieusement offerts. Bien amicalement.

Mathilde et Adrien, La crèche, Aot 2019