Here are just a few kind words left by some of our clients, there are just too many to mention.


We have had a wonderful holiday - many thanks for your kindness and for making our holiday so memorable. Hopefully we will be back next year.
2008 - The Rayners, Essex, England


Our stay at Gites Trepart exceeded our expectations. L'Ecurie combines just the right amount of rustic charm and modern amenities. The relaxing setting was a wonderful  base to explore the Dordogne. Your guidance helped us to select some wonderful  places to see. We leave with lasting memories of France. Thankyou so much for your hospitality. 

      2008 - Barton family, Virginia and California, USA


Dans ce cadre sympathetique, un accueil chalereux et un gite de grande qualite. Nous  remercions pour ce beau weekend.  
2008 -M. Dugain et amis, Bretagne, France


Wow! Walking through the doors after a long but relaxing drive through France - what a pleasant surprise to find this house. A fabulous few days - some sun and swimming, a little tennis, a canoe trip and cycling the trails. Great stuff. We will be back! Soon. 
2008 - The Price family, Hereford, England
Un grand merci pour votre chaleureux accueil. Nous gardons en memoire un sejour dans in cadre champetre des plus charmants. Ces vacances resteront a jamais exceptionnelles.  
2008 - Famille Ambros, Bretagne, France
Thankyou for making our stay in the Perigord so wonderful. Le Chai is lovely and the setting next to the river Cole is so peaceful and picturesque. We all loved the house and facilities, but we most especially appreciated your warmth and gracious hospitality.
2008 - Johnson family, Indiana, USA
To use a good old Aussie expression our stay at the L'Ecurie gite was "bonza". Amanda and Giles were so hospitable and the accomodation just perfect. It was so good to know at the end of each day we could return to L'Ecurie, kick back and relax in far more comfort than we could have imagined.
2008 - Lee & Lindsay Hathaway, Victoria, Australia.


What a fantastic time we have had. Thankyou for your amazing hospitality. Once we have booked our dates for next year, we will tell everybody how wonderful  it is!  
2008 - The Patel family, Jersey, Channel Isles
Thankyou very much for all you have done for making these 10 days unforgetable. We enjoyed staying in Le Chai very much. It is so comfortable and stylefully decorated, the sunny terraces, the sound of water running by and the splashing in the pool. Hopefully we will stay here again.
2009 - The Sawor family, Maastricht, Holland

 Thankyou for the wonderful  holiday! We had a great time in Le Chai and Giles appreciated our Belgian beer "Duvel". We thank Amanda and Giles for their hospitality. We will come back....
2009 - The Eeckhout, Van Hessche and Vandorpe families, Rouse, Belgium

Thankyou for a wonderful stay. I wish we could stay another week. Thankyou also for your kind hospitality. Hope to be back some day.
2009 - Schiet family, Chicago, USA

Another fabulous week - a huge thankyou for making us so welcome. Accommodation and every facility excellent - a really restful  and enjoyable place to stay. We shall be back!
2009 -The Price family, Hereford, England

Just a quick note to say thankyou so much for letting us stay in your beautiful  gite L'Ecurie. We have had such a great time and thankyou for making us feel so welcome.
2009 - Gregory and Chloe, Monaco
Nous avons passe des belles vacances dans L'Ecurie, parfait pour profiter de la Nature. Le bruit de la riviere pour nous reveiller le matin, une multitude d'activites pour les enfants, le tout sous une meteo radieuse.
2009 - Famille Bastien, Grenoble, France
Giles and Amanda thankyou very much for such a warm welcome to your lovely place, L'Ecurie, at Trepart. We enjoyed all the amenities, the girls especially enjoyed the canoeing on the river and trips to Brantome and Perigueux. The lovely location helped us relax and unwind. We hope to return very soon and would recommend Trepart to anyone visiting the region.
2009 - Rooney family, England
Un immense merci pour ces merveilleuses vacances!! Un petit coin de paradis est des hotes attentionnes - en bref des vacances reussies.
2009 - Famille Regnault, Bruxelles, Belgique
You know we loved it here! Our best vacation EVER! Loved the gite, loved hanging out with your family.  Thank you for EVERYTHING!
2010 - Perkins family, Philadelphia, U.S.A. 
What a pleasure to pass a few days here with our Perkins friends.  A highlight was la longue soiree sur votre terrasse avec les enfants, du vin et les nouveaux amis.  Merci beaucoup! we truly hope to be back before too long for some R & R "Trepart style".
2010 - Shupe family, Nagerville
Thank you so much for organising our fantastic horseriding morning here in the beautiful Dordogne.  I love this place, please don't expect me to tell anyone about it, I want to keep it my secret !!! I'm so jealous about leaving here, I want to stay forever!  See you next year!
2010 - Bisbey party, England
Have had a lovely week at "Le Chai" just chilling, and eating and drinking far too much.  Have spent the week happily pottering round little villages, having long lazy lunches.  It's lovely listening to water, whilst sat on the patio of an evening.  The canoes were great fun, and managed not to fall in!  Would love to come back some day soon.
2010 - Marpole/Smallman family, England
We had a wonderful, warm and cosy Christmas and a very happy new year in this most fabulous gite (Le Chai).  thanks to Amanda, Giles and family for their kindness, generosity and plentiful supply of wood
2010/11 - McCade family, France/Scotland
Thank you for a wonderful week, in such a lovely property! It's been fab relaxing with the children round the pool.  To top it off, were the mega comfy beds!
2011 - Lockwood family, England
Thank you for a fantastic week.  The gite was amazing, the weather was shocking (!) and the children loved the pool.  We had a great week enjoying the peace and eating and drinking too much.  You were all wonderful hosts.  We will be back.
2011 - Cabot family, Jersey, Channel Islands
Un tout grand merci, une fois de plus pour cet acceuil chaleureuse!
2011 - Famille Regnault, Belgique

Definitely recommended....well appointed, comfortable and spacious.  Amanda and Giles were the perfect hosts.  They made our holiday with their wonderful hospitality, lovely family and great setting.
We all agreed after our stay that this has been the best Gite we have stayed in, in all the years we have been to France.
With all the fabulous towns, villages and waterways, there is a lot to appeal to any visitor to the area. 
We would love to return and would not hesitate to commend.
2012 - Family Stewart, England

Spellbinding ... What a hidden gem!"
My family has just returned from 2 weeks at L'Ecurie Gite... wishing we had booked for 3 weeks and looking forward to returning soon. L'Ecurie (and the neighbouring gite) are of an excellent standard, with plenty of considerate touches (bountiful welcome pack of food and drink, quality furnishings and linen, coffee machines ... and coffee, change of linen during your stay, etc). The photos on the website don't capture just how beautiful, relaxing and well equipped a place this is.

As you enter the gite from the cobbled private driveway (shared with the sister gite) you are taken back with the size of the gite with its open plan layout downstairs and beautifully preserved beams visible in the rafters. The kitchen is well appointed with everything you need for your stay. 3 double sofas sit around a huge tv (excellent for DVDS). Expansive table and chairs for indoor dining. Upstairs are 3 very large rooms with very comfy beds :) and excellent standard of bathrooms.

Then you step out of the back door onto your secluded balcony patio (fenced off for safety) and the first thing that hits you is the beautiful sound of the river and weir, situated 200m across the lawns with trees all around. Here you will find 2 canoes providing plenty of fun for all the family.

Out the front of the property (across the driveway is the secluded and fully enclosed private pool and garden) with an abundance of loungers in shade and full sun, alongside table tennis and badminton with swings for the younger visitors (bikes are available for the older ones). A perfect place to while away the hours.

As for location, that too cannot be bettered. A short walk from the village, 10 min from Brantome and about the same from St Jean de Cole (both of which have to be visited) and within easy reach of so much more.

And then,of course, there are the Rothwells. A wonderful family who offer a genuine welcome to their guests. Thank you for making our stay so much fun.

The only problem I see in the future is that once the word is out on how good this is we wont be able to get booked in again!!!
2012 - Family Mahoney, England

“As ever, a wonderful stay”
5 of 5 stars We've now stayed a couple of times with Amanda & Giles & look forward to our third......hopefully next year, for longer, & possibly with our grandchildren.   Relaxed & very hospitable hosts + excellent accommodation & facilities.
What more do you want! It's a charming area of France.

2012 - Family Farrow, England

Merci pour un tres agreables vacances dans un gite magnifique.  See you soon.

2012 - Famille Sargentini

We have had such a geat time at your gite.  You're the best hosts we have ever had.  The house is wonderful and the pool is marvellous.   Thank you for everything!

Veel groetjis

The gite has once again been amazing.  We do wish we could stay longer but we must return to our normal lives in England.  The children have been amazing, their hospitality and their kindness was so warming towards our children.    We'll see you next year for some more fun!  See you then!! xxx

2012 - Family King, England

Back again... This year for 3 weeks.  We have loved every second and are dreading going back to cold, damp London.  BIG, BIG thank you for everything.  Really enjoyed the clay shooting... we must find somewhere to do it back home! 

See you again next year xxxx

2013 - Family Mahoney, England

Thank you for making us feel so welcome here at L'Ecurie and for all the wonderful extra touches, plus your kind hospitality, which have been much appreciated and made our first holiday in this part of France a really special one.  The gite is fantastic!  We have loved Brantome, Perigueux, cycling the Voie Verte from Thiviers to St Jean de Cole and Milhac - there were many more things we would like to have fitted in but we have enjoyed "chilling out" here too and the kids have loved the badminton and table tennis (and pool!).  We would love to come back and hope we might be able to return next year.

2013 - Family Frost, England

We stayed at Le Chai Gite as two families, with teenage boys.  Amanda and Giles were most welcoming and made us feel completely at home.  The gite is lovely.  The ground floor has a well laid out combined lounge, dining room and kitchen, with patios at front and back and upstairs has four large bedrooms.  There is lots to do at the gite - a swimming pool, table tennis and, at the bottom of the garden a river where you can canoe.  We made good use of the bikes which Amanda and Giles provide and the tennis court, for which we had a free pass, in the local village.  The gite is in a lovely part of the Dordogne with lots to explore.  We would highly recommend this holiday location.

Tripadvisor Review - August 2013 - by Richard Leyshon, England

It's been wonderful to spend two weeks with you and the family.  It really feels like home from home.  Thank you soo much for looking after us.  This is a very special place.

Le Chai Gite Livre D'Or - August 2014 - Family Edwards

We have had a brilliant time here for the past few days.  Thank you so much for having us stay.

P.S.  We loved the pool

Le Chai Gite Livre D'Or - August 2014 - Cora, Graham & Monica

Thank you for a much needed, lazy, relaxing break.  We had everything we needed, lots of space, weather and of course a fishing rod.  Hopefully my back pain from reeling in the mighty "Dace" will subside soon!!  Thanks also for organizing Presley to bake with Pippa too, we have just about finished the Brioche now.
We would love to return again at some point, it really is a perfect place to relax.
Le Chai Livre D'Or - August 2014 - Family Ashton

We stayed for a week and this is a super place - a really well designed gite with good quality fittings and lots of space in the living area for our 5 month old to practice crawling and plenty of things outside for our 3 year old to experience (canoeing, apple-picking, squealing in the pool) and tire himself out!  Love that everything was thoughtfully provided, from the well-equipped kitchen to all the things set out for the baby.  There is a supermarket and a good boulangerien in the village about a minute's drive away.  We came for a relaxing, stress-free holiday and that is exactly what we got.
Idyllic gite - highly recommended
Tripadvisor Review - September 2014 - by Mark G

Thank you so much.  What an idyllic place!  We've had a thoroughly enjoyable and restful week.  Adam has had a great time in the pool and running around the garden and baby Leo has had a great time enjoying new sights and sounds. (Thanks for providing all the baby stuff we needed).
We can't think of any way with which the place could be bettered and will be recommending it to all and sundry.
L'Ecurie Gite Livre D'Or - September 2014 - Lian Ni, Mark, Adam & Leo

L'Ecurie is an imaginatively developed property that comfortably sleeps six adults.  The living areas are very spacious with a well equipped and easy to use kitchen and dining area.  One special feature is a very efficient wood-burning stove which we enjoyed on several evenings as the weather was unseasonably cold at night-time.
The outlook from the rear of the property is exceptionally beautiful with the constant sound of birdsong and the river.  There are sitting and dining areas that catch the sun at different times of the day and we had extended breakfasts and lunches most days of the week.  There is also plenty of shade for those who prefer it and I imagine the building would be delightfully cool when the temperature is very hot outside.  The pool area is great for after lunch siestas.
The Gite is within easy access of several lovely villages and small towns.  We particularly enjoyed Brantome with its market of excellent local produce.
Our hosts were welcoming and helpful without being obtrusive.  Altogether a lovely place to stay - we just weren't there long enough!
A spacious well-equipped space in delightful surroundings with friendly ad helpful hosts
Tripadvisor Review - May 2015 by Mid-Wales 

A terrific gite, every possible activity covered - lots of interesting cycle rides and walks in this area.  I enjoyed meeting you all and would have no hesitation in recommending this destination to all in Jersey.
L'Ecurie Gite Livre D'Or - June 2015 - Roger N.

A week of peace and quiet, then a week with the "luvvies" and their production of Shakespear's 'As You Like It', which was wonderful.  Roger and I enjoyed our time here as always - I thought two weeks might be too long, but I could quite easily have stayed another week.  However my dog wants me back!  Thank you for everything as always.
L'Ecurie Gite Livre D'Or - August 2015 - Terri & Roger

It's been an absolute blast and I can't wait to return and do it all over again!  Many thanks for looking after us all during the week. 
A plus tard!
Le Chai Livre D'Or - August 2015 - Simon & Clare

Thank you for a wonderful first time experience to the Dordogne, the amazing Gite and all the facilities, we are already planning our return trip! a la prochain fois!!
Le Chai Livre D'Or - August 2015 - Victoria, Helen, Luke & Mike (les chiens - Ellie & Poppy)


5 of 5 stars