Please take a few minutes to read the comments left by some of our previous guests.


October/November/December 
Thanks very much for a wonderful time. The gite was everything we hoped for and more. The area is so beautiful and we are sad to be leaving. Your hospitality was very much appreciated; you're the perfect hosts. With any luck we'll return for future visits. Until then, all the best.

Kevin and Lauren, London.
September 
Returned to the South West for our second visit to Clairac. A lovely week spent by the pool and touring the bastide towns - we can recommend Villereal.

In Clairac we can recommend L'ecoule d'or and the creperie near the museum.

Thanks again to Jon and Amanda for being welcoming hosts and we were sorry to miss out on the curry! 

Mike and Rosie Corlett, Beachampton, UK.
August/September 
We have all had a wonderful holiday in your lovely gite. Thank you to Jon and Amanda for your hospitality. Special thanks to Jon for all his help and giving us directions to places of interest.

Really enjoyed the night markets and Jon's curry. We would have no hesitation in recommending the gite to our friends. 

Thanks again.
Billy, Mary, Florence, Joe, Anne and Mervyn. N. Ireland.
August 
Thank you for your hospitality this week. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time here.

We can highly recommend the "Dragon" Chinese restaurant and "Les Vingeons" in Buzet, plus of course Jon's chicken curry! The boys loved it!

Thank you for your advise and the night out at Beauville, lots of luck for the future, hope to be back one day.

Andrew, Sarah, Paul and Aaron, Cumbria.
August 
Lovely Gite, lovely pool, great games room, brilliant hosts - one week was not enough!

Would love to come back.

Tracey, Paul, Sam & Freya Gibbs, Somerset.
August 
We have spent a lovely week in your delightful Gite. We have enjoyed both the pool and the games facilities provided.

We recommend a trip to the prune museum and the wine tour in Buzet. Another must is the motorboat hire at Castelmoron!

We wish you continued good fortune in your lovely French home, all the best.

Ann, Steve, Paul, Simon & Aileen, Berkhamstied.
August 
This has been our second visit and again we have had a delightful and relaxing holiday.

We have especially enjoyed cycling through the local countryside and lazing by the pool and have read a library of books. The Gite is exceptionally spacious, comfortable and well equipped and set in idyllic surroundings.

We are again very grateful to Jon and Amanda for their unobtrusive kindness and good humour.

Jon's patience and expertise even extends to fitting deflectors to English car headlights!!!

Many thanks
Helen, David, Millie and Joe Vaughan, Grantham, Lincs.
July/August 
When I was looking for a place on the internet for our summer holiday the Bernege Gites looked beautiful but in reality they were much better. Perfect swimming pool, beautiful garden, great gite with lots of space for us. And of course, the perfect welcome from Jon and Amanda.

A place to come back to. Thank You!
Ingrid, Dirk, Raphael and Nicholas, Belgium.
July/August 
Dear Jon and Amanda,

We had a great holiday staying at the Monplaisir Gite. The location, region, night markets as well as the friendly people in the area are very attractive. We felt welcome and at home thanks to your hospitality and company.

The kids loved the pool and we are already looking forward to another holiday here at Bernege.
 
Ilsa, Bart and Alec, Belgium.
June 
Wonderful location and warm welcome. My 3 year old grandchild really enjoyed the pool and playing with Joseph's and Thomas's toys.

Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Bernege Gites to our friends.

Carolyn Wilkinson, Gavin, Antonia and Lilly, London.
June 
What a wonderful place we have found in this beautiful part of France. Jon and Amanda's Gites were more than we expected, beautifully laid out with everything you could possible need, a lot of thought had gone into making our stay so pleasurable.
Jon was always to hand with suggestions of what was available in the area, giving us directions to places of interest.
The pool was very clean and safe and was a welcome site after a long bike ride along the velo route.
Enjoyed the trifle from Jon and our last night with Amanda, Jon and family; little Joseph and Thomas....Great Jenga!

You have a little jewel in the crown.
Ray, Derrick, Sandra and Aileen, Wales.
May/June 
1st class accommodation, wonderful area, top class hosts. Thank you so much Jon, Amanda and boys, we will be back!

Nick and Christine, Paignton, Devon.
May 
What a fantastic month we have had here. Such a lovely, well-equipped Gite and beautiful surroundings. We have never had such a relaxing holiday.

Jon, Amanda, Joseph and Thomas made us feel very welcome as did the dogs, Arthur and Elliot.

The pool was a really welcome extra. We spent many happy hours there enjoying the sound of the bird song. Rocamadour is a lovely place to visit, also Sarlat, Auch and Bergerac. So many lovely places, too many to mention.

We shall definitely return.
All the best
Viv and Mike Boisse, Weymouth, Dorset.
April/May 
Thank you Jon, Amanda, Joseph and Thomas.
It was the best thing when we found you on the net, as this was not just a break for us but a house hunting exercise also. We were not sure this was the place for us but we then fell in love with Clairac and found a place we both fell in love with.

Thank you for all the advise you gave; letting us know where all the best car boot sales were each weekend, shops, restaurants etc etc.

All who follow us: enjoy - enjoy!

You have been the best hosts
Irena and John Pegler, Gloucester.
August/September 
We have had a lovely relaxing holiday here. Lots of fun in the pool, exploring the local area, the beach at Clairac, boating along the River Lot, the prune museum & maze and days out to Agen and Marmande. The night market at Laparade was superb and we can recommend the pomme frites which are fried in Goose fat - delicious!

Clairac is a lovely village and we became regulars at "La Creperie" (not to be missed, hidden down one of the old narrow lanes deep in the village)
Simon, Rachel, Isabele and Charlie, 
August 
Our first visit to this area and we have had a lovely couple of weeks. Jon and Amanda are attentive and knowledgable hosts. Joseph and Thomas are fantastic at sharing their toys - and Joseph gave us some good recommendations for days out!

Our very best and lots of thanks to Jon, Amanda, Joseph and Thomas, good luck to you all.
The Miller family, High Peak, Derbyshire
August 
Thank you! We have all had a fantastic time, lovely Gite, brilliant pool and great hosts Jon and Amanda!!

Our sons, Jacob and James, loved playing with Thomas and Joseph, we all had a great week. Whenever we needed help or advise Jon and Amanda were there, we thanks them greatly for that.

All the best, hope to be back soon
Claire, David, Jacob and James, Surrey
August 
We have had an excellent week here, so much so that we have already booked for next year.

Ourselves and the two children (13 & 16) have loved the pool, table tennis and the easy local cycling.

From the moment we arrived Jon and Amanda have made us extremely welcome and have done everything to help us enjoy our holiday.

Enjoyed the night markets at Laparade and ate at the restaurant in Laparade. Great! Thanks!
David, Helen, Joe and Milie, Grantham, Lincs
July/August 
Our holiday was even more than we expected! It's a wonderful area and we haven't seen all the things we wanted to, so we have to come back next year.

Your warm welcome and your concern of our well-being makes it complete.

Johan & Agnes, Sarah & Gert, Duffel, Belgium
July/August 
Thank you for two weeks of pure relaxation - we can't believe that it has gone so quickly!
Some super days out included: Sarlat, Bergerac, Pujols, Kayaking and Nerac.

However, we had some lovely lazy days around the pool with pool, table tennis and darts galore.

Good luck for the future
Simon, Sharon, Nathan, Matty, Colin and Sonja, Southampton
July 
Thank you for a lovely visit to this area. The girls have had a lovely time in the pool and will miss that. Thanks for the good advise about places to see and visit, it was most useful, we could recommend Parc Walibi for a fun day out but take plenty of clothes for the water rides.
The Baldocks, Burnley, Lancs
July 
Thanks Amanda, Jon, Joseph and Thomas! We had the best holiday in years. The pool was fantastic as was your company and the great chicken curry!

We loved all the castles, Naturoland, the beach in Clairac, the markets and the small and ancient villages.

Thanks for everything, we will be back!!
Christophe, Fatiha, Haroen, Zina, Ines and Farah, Belgium
July 
Dear Jon, Amanda, Joseph and Thomas.

Thank you once again for a lovely visit (our third - can't keep away!) It was great to spend time with you at Laparade night market and it was fun watching all the boys running about everywhere.

Henry has particularly enjoyed himself and a big thank you to Joseph and Thomas for use of their toys.

Am sure we'll be seeing you again....Best wishes
Helen, Tony, Henry, Margaret and David, Essex
June 
Returned again this year and once again had a fab time. Jon, Amanda, Joseph, Thomas and Arthur gave us a very warm welcome. Enjoyed the atmosphere of the night markets and had plenty of BBQ's along with Jon and Amanda's company too.

Went to the dunes this year and it was well worth the journey, the scenery was spectacular.

Good luck for the future, we wish you well and see you in 2010
Liz, Ian, Julie and Derek, Ireland
May 
Lovely stay again. Thank you for a brilliant holiday. Accommodation was lovely and we enjoyed every moment of our week in France.

Maybe see you again sometime in the future as we'd definitely stay again. Thanks again.
Grace, Kim, Simon, Jacob, Robert and Braden, Staffordshire
February - May 
We have had a fantastic start to our retirement travels. Time to unwind and "plan" the future. We have been so happy here in the Gite - very comfortable with all you need for a great stay. We will miss the superb coutryside for walking and cycling and just lazing about! But most of all we will miss Jon, Amanda, Joseph and Thomas who have been brilliant hosts - and Arthur the dog of course!

Good luck for the future, love and best wishes
Jan and Niel Kane, Bristol
May 
What a wonderful time we have had here, the Gite is absolutely great, it was also lovely to meet up with our daughter Jan and Niel. We wish Jon and Amanda success in all their ventures - you really deserve it!

Lots to do and enjoy here, would love to return.
Audrey and Ken, Pidlington
April 
What a wonderful location, a very relaxing few days and lovely accommodation. Good food and company, - great fish and chips Jon!!

Many thanks, hope to return one day soon. Good luck and best wishes.
Denny & Graham, Bury St Edmunds
December /January 
Thank you for a wonderful Christmas holiday, the Gite was spacious warm and welcoming, the surroundings extremely relaxing and the local produce that we've consumed in vast quantities, rich! We're going to miss our long breakfasts on the terrace in the sun! As well as your kind and extremely welcoming hospitality.

Hope that lots more guests have the oppurtunity to enjoy Bernege.

All the best
Clare, Paco, Jordi and Claudia, Barcelona
August 
Beautiful area, comfortable and roomy accommodation, great facilities, friendly welcome, what more can one ask?

Thank you Jon and Amanda
Suzanne Parra, Devon
August 
Another great holiday at Bernege Gites, it is always a "huge plus" when the owners are caring, responsive and genuinely interested in their guests wellbeing. A warm welcome to excellemt facilities in a superb spot. This really is a great holiday destination for just about anybody. No dissapointments here...now where is my 2009 diary?

BRAVO Bernege Gites yet again!!

A great big thank you from:
Roger, Niki, Suzanne, Will, Lotte, Morgan, Helen, Viv, Emma, Howard, John, Jane, Rob and Gabrielle.
August 
Thank you very much for a lovely couple of weeks. We appreciated your hospitality and look forward to coming again.
Merci encore pour tout et a bientot!
Josh and Val Bennett, Warwick.
July 
Thank you Jon and Amanda for your great hospitality. We had a week that some people can only dream for. The Gite is well thought out and is easily big enough for the six of us. Our teenage children all had enough to do here and thouroughly enjoyed themselves.

We visited many pleaces and enjoyed them all. We left our hearts here and would like to thank you with all our best regards.
The Niinisalo family, Finland.
July 
This is our second visit here and we have had a fantastic week.  Jon and Amanda have been most welcoming hosts and our toddler has made the most of the pool and all the toys on offer.  We have found lots of places to visit:
Pujol - Beautiful hill top village
Agen - Lots of history
Castlemoron - Hiring a boat and taking it down the river lot
Prayssas - Fabulous night market on a Wednesday (get there early)
La Reole - Ancient town
Thankyou Jon and Amanda I am sure we will be back again!
The Lugger's and the Lewis's
June 
We enjoyed our few days in your gite which was very comfortable and more than we expected.  We travelled down as far as the pyrennees and up as far as Sarlat with beautiful scenery and countryside.
Pity we couldn't stay longer but Julie is dragging us home! as she is the worker amongst us.  Next time maybe you will have your own vineyard for us. Thank you for your warm welcome.
Liz and Ian, Julie and Derek, George and Thelma, Ireland.
June 
Many thanks for making us so welcome Jon and Amanda.  The site is lovely and the pool excellent, we found lots of places to visit - Duras, Nerac, Bergerac and Cahors are all worth visiting.  Excellent meals in several local restaurants were enjoyed.
The Randon's, Bristol.
September 
A perfect gite in a most peaceful spot.  Everything that we saw on the internet that made us choose Bernege turned out to be even better than we expected, and Jon and Amanda and the family add to the relaxed atmosphere.  A perfect spot for exploring the southern bastides and two pleasant local towns in Clairac and Tonneins.  Loved the pool and the games area and we leave for home refreshed and ready for the winter.  Thanks a bundle to the Davis family.
Brian, Helen and Sue, Scotland
September 
Many thanks Jon and Amanda, We have had a superb week of relaxation with days out to many excellent places.  Fantastic views everywhere and we are sorry to be going home.  We look forward to another stay hopefully next year.
Cath and Dave, Mo and Mel, Loire Atlantique, France
August 
A very relaxing holiday, Our thanks to Amanda and Jon for being such good hosts.  Our highlight was a day trip to St. Emillion visiting the vineyards and eating lunch in the main square with such picturesque surroundings.
The Sims family, Hertfordshire
August 
A really relaxing holiday in an idealic spot with Jon and Amanda the perfect hosts.  
The Colly family, West Sussex
August 
What a delightful place for all ages, our older children even found plenty to occupy them!  We have had a super holiday in a lovely gite.  Thanks to Jon and Amanda for all their friendly hospitality and for sharing some fun times, bbq's and night markets.  Thanks to Joseph for teaching us to dance and advising us - and Thomas, such a treasure.  Time to go home rested, quite brown and eager to tell friends of a wonderful holiday.  Many thanks, good luck and love.
John and Roz, Nottingham
August 
Lovely gite with all we needed, great bbq with lots of wine from Buzet, great night market at Prayssas.  Thanks for letting Emma play with all your toys Joseph, best wishes to Jon and Amanda.
Liz, Dave, Emma, Stella and Alex Gore, Hertfordshire
July 
Thank you all very much for the warm welcome and the advice on the local area.  Thank you to Joseph for letting us play with your toys!  We have had a much needed break and have enjoyed the area.  All the best.
The Laubschers, Kent
April 
Monplaisir is a home from home.  Set in beautiful countryside the gite is very comfortable and extremely well equipped.  Outside there is everything you could need for relaxed outdoor living not to mention pool and numerous games and amusements for hours of family fun.

The local town of Clairac provides all the necessary amenities but venturing further afield is effortless, stress and traffic free.

We have spent a jammed packed fun time family holiday here, and have loved every minute of it, we don't want to go home !  Five starts to Jon and Amanda to whom we are very grateful.
The Burton Family, Epsom, Surrey
January - March 
We stayed here whilst house hunting. Jon and Amanda helped enormously and we found a super house nearby. The Gite is very well equipped and although we had snow in January and lots of rain in February it proved to be a comfortable and excellent base.
John and Moira Dobson, Lancashire
September 
We had the opportunity of stopping in both Gites in September 2006 and found them both refurbished to excellent standards, with every possible amenity available to a holidaying family. The garden, with its fruit and nut trees is lovely. We recommend the apples and walnuts especially. The surrounding countryside is spectacular and recommend visits to Nerac (lovely view across the river to the cathedral), Laverdac (fantastic restaurant within the cathedral walls), Le Temple Sur Lot (another good restaurant), Pujols (fantastically beautiful hilltop village), to name but a few. Oh, make sure to visit the restaurant in the village called L'Auberge de Clairac. Have a great holiday.
Sue and Brian Kemp, Worcestershire
September 
We couldn't fault our holiday with you, the area, accommodation, grounds, facilities and your great company wil be remembered for a long tme to come. Hope to see you again in the near future. Many thanks.
Mr & Mrs Sukhin, London
September 
We had a lovely, relaxing stay and it was great to have the pool. The gite is well-appointed and Jon and Amanda are very welcoming hosts.
Jan and Peter, Switzerland
August/September 
A thoroughly enjoyable holiday. Excellent gite, very clean and comfortable. The fabulous activities of a games room and very clean, modern swimming pool, were all enjoyed by children and adults alike. Very welcoming and friendly proprietors - highly recommended.
Patrick, Clare, Luke and Sophie, Devon
August 
We had a most enjoyable time, the gite is well located giving you access to the other areas within the region and more importantly the welcome is very warm and sincere.
Mr & Mrs Ali, Berkshire
August 
Jon & Amanda.....absolutely fantastic holiday! Lovely place, all had a great time, can't wait to come back.
The Lack family, East Sussex
July/August 
I just wanted to say a quick thank you - we had a wonderful time on holiday at your gite.  The area is really beautiful, and there is so much to see and do that I am sure we shall be returning at some point!  We particulalry enjoyed the night market at Laparade, and the restaurant there, so thank you for your recommendations.
Helen Lugger, Rayne, Essex
July/August 
We had a lovely time at the excellent well equipped Bernege gite.The swimming pool and gardens are wonderful for a relaxing holiday. Jon and Amanda also provide useful information about the surrounding area.
Mr & Mrs Cartwright, Oldham, Lancs
July 
We all had a fantastic 2 weeks at Bernege Gites, we couldn't have asked for more ideallic, peaceful and relaxing surroundings - just what we all needed! Jon and Amanda were very welcoming, and not forgetting little Joseph! There was also plenty to do when we weren't lazing by the pool, a brilliant holiday we'd recommend to anyone.
Kerys, Mark, Sarah & Dan, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
May/June 
As a family of five we sometimes struggle with places that can accommodate our three growing sons.  However, the accommodation and grounds at Bernege was perfect for them, with it's lizards and cats, to say nothing of the pool! What made it extra special was Jon's welcome and laid back attitude. Can't wait to go again!
Mr & Mrs Yates, Staffordshire
May 
What a superb spot in a great area. Comfortable and spacious with a great pool. A warm welcome, fine times but a sad farewell - will we go back? Absolutely!! - Bravo Bernege-gites from us all.
Roger and "the gang", Callington, Cornwall
August 
A very warm welcome from the Davis family. The gites are spacious and extremely well equipped, with every facility you could wish for. The swimming pool is lovely, very clean and with a substantial terrace for sunbathing. Although the two gites are next to each other, we did not feel in anyway cramped or overlooked.

The local amenities are excellent with a supermarket and bakery in the local town and a large hypermarket a short drive away. Two local towns even have beaches on the river, which are very clean and made a pleasant change from the pool.
Mr & Mrs Wilson, Surrey
July/August 
The gites and surroundings were beautiful, relaxing and perfectly situated for day trips out. We had one of our best ever family holidays here and would highly recommend it.
Mr & Mrs Why, Littlehampton, Sussex
July/August 
Our family loved the Gite and the swimming pool, and most of all enjoyed your company. Clairac and the surrounding area is a lovely part of France with lots to offer from boating on the river to interesting bastide villages, I would recommend it as a family holiday to anyone that asks!
Mr & Mrs Lee, Odiham, Hampshire

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