top of page

See what people are saying about their stay at
Gites Boutique...

"Thank you for our stay here, it is wonderful, a place of dreams!

The gites are beautifully decorated and very comfortable and such beautiful surroundings. We hope to return again very soon."

                                     Sue, Keeley & Hudreas


"Thank you! For such a perfect first holiday away with a baby!

You are such wonderful hosts and the gites are so beautiful and well looked after, we have had the most relaxing break.

The scenery and peace and quiet will be missed back home, but we hope to be back again very soon."

                                                         Sarah, Sue & Lenny


"Definitely our favourite gite out of all our French holidays over the last 9 years.

Loved our two week stay in The Cottage - it was so comfortable and beautifully equipped.

Then as a bonus, we had several awesome meals cooked by Michael and Mandy, really great chefs!

The entire property and all it offers made our holiday here perfect.

Thank you Michael and Mandy for a wonderful time in this beautiful property."

                                                                                                                                                    Mike and Joan Marra

                                                                                                                                           Christchurch, New Zealand


"A lovely two week family holiday in a beautiful spot with great amenities.

A visit to Lascaux caves was a highlight not to be missed. The market in Perigueux on a Wednesday and Saturday morning is a great sight and seeing Chateau Monbazillac.

The local restaurant at Jaure is highly recommended. The boys had a great time with the pool and table tennis etc and we met some lovely guests who helped to make it a great holiday."

                                                   The Barrett Family


"What a wonderful stay we've had!

It's had everything we could have possibly needed plus more. The gites are gorgeously decorated and the facilities are brilliant!

We had an excellent 6 course meal cooked for us by Mike and Mandy which was just divine. We really couldn't ask for more!

Thank you so much to Mike, Mandy, Amber and Georgina for your hospitality. We will 100% be returning!

Many thanks."


                  Jill & Richard Williams, The Tantums and The Morris'


Well, well, well, what can I say other than "perfection"!

My friends and I have just spent the most wonderful four days at Amanda and Michael's Gites Boutique.

The attention to detail here is second to none. The place is quite simply a slice of French heaven. The flowers, the pool, the dogs, bunny, croissants, wine etc, etc.

Thank you Amanda and Michael for being the most fabulous hosts.

We will be back!

All our love,

     Nadia Sawalha & Maddie Adderley

Delightful Dordogne

Gorgeous Gites Boutique


Marvellous Michael and Mandy

A more lovely few days it is hard to imagine.

Thank you so much.

Kaye Adams

"My boyfriend and I recently stayed at Gites Boutique and stayed one week in France.. Our four nights at Gites Boutique literally made our entire trip and the owners Mike and Mandy were the nicest and most thoughtful people. The Gite was amazingly comfortable with stunning country views and every little detail taken care of including great coffee for the morning, wine, body lotions etc... the bed was unbelievably comfortable! We made use of the pool and brand new jacuzzi where one evening we relaxed and watched the stars with a glass of fizz (heaven!!)... Mike and Mandy made us feel so welcome and really took care of us with some very special touches, like fresh bread in the morning as we had arrived late and one evening they had even sourced local oysters for us as it's one of our favs... We will definitely be back!"

                                                                                                                                                            Rachel and Ricardo


"We have had a great stay here at Gites Boutique. So much to do in the area even when the weather was bad. I even had a swim! Fantastic accommodation and great hosts. We don't know why we have left it so long to return to France. We will be back soon. Thanks for a great stay!"

                                                          Stuart & Joanne


"We have thoroughly enjoyed our 2 week stay in The Bread Oven. Loved the character of the house and spent many happy hours round the pool with the kids. Kayaking in Beynac was hilarious and the scenery was stunning. The treetop climbing was brilliant for kids too. Thank you for all your hospitality and help."

Courtney, Mark, Marie, Max and David

"We have spent a great week here in the Garden Room.

Relaxing and enjoying the surroundings; a wonderful and peaceful environment. Breakfast was delightful and healthy with fresh fruit. Dinner was cooked with passion by Mike and Mandy. We enjoyed every moment of it. Thanks to the warm and kind owners of this beautiful place."

Luc & Greet



"One of the things I love most on these holidays is to be able to look out over the hills as the sun sets and the view from these cottages is truly beautiful - gazing southwest as the sun goes down. The gite is beautifully fitted out with plenty of space for the three of us and we were every comfortable throughout our stay. There are many thoughtful touches within the gite including a welcome pack - and also around the grounds to make guests feel welcome and comfortable. Matters are arranged so everyone has their privacy but there are communal areas too if you fancy company.
Mike and Mandy were so welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. In particular they looked after my mother who departed later than ourselves.
Much to do in the locality with good local walking. Bergerac is a gem. I'm sure we will be back."

Thank you so much Mike and Mandy

                                                                                                                                                     Professor V. Lees & family


"We have spent a great week here. It is such a beautiful place to stay with wonderful facilities. Mike and Mandy have such great attention to detail which has set it apart from other places! We would recommend canoeing on the Dordogne, visiting Beynac Castle, Perigueux market, the bistro at Manzac, pizzas in the village, tree-top adventures and just relaxing here."

    Alastair, Alice, Fleur and William


"What a fantastic place. We have had a great week in beautiful surroundings and first class accommodation. The weather has been scorching and the pool was a real bonus. Michael, Mandy and family have been perfect hosts, meeting our every need. A relaxing and most enjoyable holiday. Well worth the visit and wholeheartedly recommended. Many thanks."


                                                       Keith, Yvonne, Kevin & Jackie


"A fantastic week staying in "The Cottage" with my husband and our 16 month old. The pool was a welcome sight when the temperature got to 36 degrees! Bergerac and Perigueux were equally as pretty. The lake was a nice walk and the nearby restaurant was incredible. Going home with some nice dessert wines from Monbazillac. Thank you for such a relaxing stay and being so accommodating."

                                                                        Amy, Jay & Millie


"What a wonderful time! We loved every minute of it. The accommodation is fabulous. Mike and Mandy were brilliant helpful hosts - nothing was too much trouble. Thank you!

It is a brilliant location - both Bergerac and Perigueux were just down the road and great places to visit. We also loved the restaurant in Jaure (2km away).

Definitely a place to tell our friends and family about ..... and we will return!"                                                                 Rob and Lisa                            

"Gites Boutique could not have been better to celebrate Grandad's and Nanny's significant birthdays.

The warm welcome signaled a wonderful week for us all. The grandchildren were seldom out of the pool, out of the tipi or simply running around playing with each other.

Stable End, The Cottage and The Bread Oven suited the size of our group and being able to have our lunch and dinner together in The Lounge (the large converted barn) was a bonus.

We visited pretty villages, two castles, went canoeing and ate out both at lunchtime and in the evening in order to give the grandchildren experience of the real France.

Thank you Michael and Mandy for being such ideal hosts."

                                                                                                                                                             The Maxwells


"Thank you for a fabulous week in "Stable End". The cottage was one of the rare places that not only loved up to the pictures, but exceeded our expectations. The property is beautiful and every detail was taken care of - we felt at home the minute we walked in the door thanks to the welcoming wine and supplies. Our two kids also loved the big tent. We enjoyed the sunset on the veranda every evening and are looking forward to our nest visit. Thanks again!"

                                               Adam. Misa, Cole and Adi, Tanzania


"Our family of 5 thoroughly enjoyed our stay!! I was impressed with the cleanliness as much as the beauty....what a treasure you have! Thanks for everything!!"

                                          Lori and Mick Thompson


"Wow what a week! What a find!

We enjoyed our week long stay in "The Cottage", so much that we've been inspired to take the plunge and move out here ourselves!

Fantastic location, perfect surroundings, first rate accommodation and fabulous hosts!

We really couldn't have asked for more on our stay and we'll definitely be recommending your little slice of heaven to or friends and family."

                                                  Nicky and Ben, London



"Absolutely perfect.

The house has everything you need (even some extras) and is so comfortable and cosy, you don't feel sorry when the day is over. Coming back to enjoy the sunset while listening to our daughter playing the piano and our dog running like a maniac afer a ball in the back yard....that is priceless!

Thank you for everything!"

                                                                                                                     David, Emma, Ines and Rascal




"Thank you! Thank you!

Stable End was the most perfect holiday base for exploring. Wonderful accommodation, powerful shower and coffee in the café.

Michael and Mandy - the most fantastic hosts. You made it for us, ensuring we had everything we needed at all times.

Horse riding was great fun and roasting chestnuts in the fire we had collected in the garden. The pool was even warm enough to take an October swim - wow!! Superb!"


                                                Court, Sophie and Wilf



5 star accommodation, beautiful setting and fantastic facilities. What you'd expect and so much more. The Bread Oven is beautifully appointed and a "home from home". We'll definitely return."

                                                        John and Tracey

                                                        September 2015

"Having stayed in lots of 5 star accommodation around the world, "The Bread Oven" is right up there. The grounds and pool are really lovely and our hosts were always on hand to assist - such a peaceful setting.....superb!"

                                                                                                     Pete and Liz


We have had an idyllic holiday. We stayed in "The Cottage" and it was perfect, beautiful inside and with a perfect setting outside. We tore ourselves away to visit Perigueux, Bergerac, Tremolat and various other places but we couldn't wait to return to our retreat for the week. It is the perfect place to restore body, soul and mind. We will certainly return and will recommend it to our friends and family. Thank you."


                                                    Judi & Gary


"What a fantastic two weeks we have had in the beautiful "Bread Oven" - just perfect!

We have been able to fully relax and unwind in this idyllic spot. We have walked, cycled, sketched, visited stunning towns and vineyards, but most of all we have enjoyed "our" cottage and all that "Gites Boutique" has to offer.

Thank you for being such unassuming hosts and for all the little things that made such a difference when we first arrived - the wine, fruit, cake... they were greatly appreciated after such a long drive!

Many thanks."


                                                           Collette & Mike


"What a beautiful place!

The Bread Oven has been a perfect "home" for our weeks stay. The arrival to such a lovely welcome. Those touches of the "welcome hamper' and even our names on the chalk board. The grounds were lovely including the spectacular barn where our kids spent time playing in... The pool and toys were wonderful and we spent everyday in it. Michael & Mandy are fabulous owners, attentive to all our needs making sure we had an amazing time. We have explored the local area and would reccommend Perigueux for beautiful old streets and a lovely atmosphere.

Thank you for such a lovely stay, we hope to be back soon and would highly recommend it."

                                                            Suzanne, Dan, Izzi, Sophia & Oliver


"There are so many compliments - where to begin...

Gites Boutique is the perfect place to disappear from the chaos of everyday life.

"The Cottage" was perfect in every sense for us - space, privacy and quaint. The garden is the ideal spot to view the beautiful countryside (and the cows). The pool was perfect every day, especially late afternoons, while watching the sun set.

We visited mny places (Perigueux, Bordeaux etc.), we cycled, went horse riding and played golf, and always enjoyed returning to our cottage.

Thank you so much for a wonderful two week stay - we will be back!!"

                                            Robert & Lorette


"Our stay in "The Cottage" has been truly brilliant.

Everything you could possibly need was here - comfy beds, well-equipped kitchen, cosy sofas and then all you could possibly hope for within the grounds! I don't think a day went by that we didn't use the pool or the café. The perfect setting to enjoy the local cheese, wine and everything the region has to offer (but mostly the cheese and the wine!) A special mention to our wonderful hosts, Mike and Mandy - from the moment we arrived we felt welcome and you helped us as much as you could - thank you!

Looking forward to our next stay!"

                                                                     Ashton and Joe


"Our two week stay has been absolutely perfect.

"Stable End" was a complete home from home and the communal areas and open space have made the holiday for all the family - on several days we have not ventured very far at all. We have eaten out a few times but with such a relaxed holiday and great view, we have spent most evenings here enjoying the food from local markets.

We have also enjoyed exploring the area; Perigueux, canoeing, pretty castles, St. Emilion and the beach at Arcachon and sand dunes at Pyla. Thank you for your help during our stay. We would love to come back and will recommend you to our friends."

                                                                                                                                              Aileen, David, Jess and Jojo


"We are a family of 3 and "Stable End" was perfect for our stay. We found the beds extremely comfortable and the lounge stayed cool throughout the hot sunny days. We enjoyed the two patios, particularly having breakfast (croissants from the local boulangerie). Our son was happy with the gym equipment and we used the bikes to explore the area. We found plenty to see locally - chateaux, vineyards, quaint traditional towns and markets.

It was a wonderful holiday!"

                                                           Christine, Gary and Will


"We've enjoyed our first week in The Dordogne here with our very considerate hosts. The accommodation is excellent and the relaxed and super quiet location is a contrast to our busy sight-seeing, including the historic caves at Lascaux and Beynac Castle. A special mention too for The Auberge Restaurant in Jaure, only 5 minutes away. Many thanks."


                               Sally and Dean



"We had a perfect one week stay at The Bread Oven in May. The cottage is gorgeous - spacious, well-decorated with everything you might need. That said, we spent most of our time in the grounds - playing volleyball and table tennis, using the bikes provided and enjoying the good-sized pool. We only left the grounds to go to the excellent local markets!
The property was clean and well-maintained. We travelled with our one year daughter and we were provided with everything we might need, including a cot, lots of toys, a walker, towels and pool gear.
Mike and Mandy were extremely warm and helpful from start to finish, providing advice and help whenever we needed it.
All in all, a thoroughly relaxing break in a gorgeous venue...."


                                                                                                                                                           Kathryn and family



"Thank you for an absolutely brilliant stay. You provided us with everything we could possibly need, including for Georgia, who loved the pool and toys. The gites are gorgeously decorated and the facilities excellent but it is your warmth, help and hospitality that really makes it. Wishing you a very successful and enjoyable summer."


                                                         Kathryn, Nick and Georgia 


"We wanted to say a HUGE thank you ... it was one of the best holidays we've ever had. The gites themselves are just gorgeous and feel like a home from home, you've done everything so well and really made it a special place to be...."


            Sarah & John and Jenny & Ali



"Mike and Mandy have been fantastic hosts. The gites are beautiful, more so than the website can show. The views and countryside are fabulous, green and relaxing. All the facilities are ideal - the pool, games, toys and baby equipment. Congratulations to the Merrifield family. We will be back!"     


                                                                                                                                                          Sue and Miles McColl    


"It felt very special to be part of the "Grand Opening" but I feel confident that all future visitors will also experience similar feelings. Our hosts were charming, helpful and efficient. The venue and its surrounds are well suited to a relaxing break and the pool and extensive grounds are ideal for more active visitors. Overall, a magnificent setting with superb accommodation and facilities."                                                                                   R.Altwater                                                   





"As the first guests of the Merrifield family at Gites Boutique, we were given a superb welcome and were able to relax completely in this idyllic setting with magnificent views. Mike and Mandy were very attentive to our needs and made sure that our stay here was a memorable one.Thank you and best wishes in your project."


                       Paul and Deborah McColl

 Gites Boutique


Luxury Cottages

bottom of page