October 2008 – Meakin Family – Derby – Thanks for providing a lovely place to stay – the best we’ve ever been in! Even in late October the views have beenwonderful and the weather fairly kind. Lovely to meet you – and Ruben. Best wishes for the future. x
October 2008 – Mr & Mrs Davidson - Johannesburg, South Africa – This was a most relaxing and pleasant holiday. Your gites are superb – we will spread the word when back in South Africa.
October 2008 – Linley & McGinnity Party – Sheffield, Yorks – Great quality accommodation, well thought out and well equipped and location are superb. Jeff & Julie were terrific hosts and made us feel really welcome. We also want to make a special mention of Ruben who was a lovely companion while we sat out enjoying the view ans sunshine!!
September 2008 – Mr & Mrs Berrige – Southwell, Notts – Ditto to all the positive comments. Beautiful location, welcomming hosts and perfect gites. x
September 2008 – Dodd & Fellows Party – Tamworth, Staffs – What a superb week we have had. Lovely gite, views and sunshine! Even caught the sun in Late September! Thanks for everything, you have been so helpful.
August 2008 – Bramley Family – Leics & Notts – Crystal clear air, views for miles, the distant sound of church bells… welcome to Jeff & Jules’ Gites. The gite is perfectly situated, everyone is so friendly. We’d like to thank Jeff & Jules for a warm welcome and a relaxed atmosphere for our first trip ‘abroad’ with little Lana. We’d also like to thank Ruben for providing us with many happy hours of ball throwing entertainment!! Best wishes for the future.
August 2008 – Carpenter Family – Oxon – What a wonderful location and excellent gite. The four of us fitted in perfectly to Le Maize. The girls enjoying the sofa bed experience. Peace and quiet, cicadas and crickets, stars and the warm nights, pool and a games of pool – all made for a great relaxing holiday. Thank you.
August 2008 – Harford Family – Cambs – Lovely gite, great facilities, fantastic views! We have all had a lovely holiday and now feel truly rested. We will definately recommend you. Thank you.
August 2008 – Mr & Mrs Raper – Worcs – Thanks for a superb, relaxing, peaceful week. After travelling for a week on motorbikes it was great to stay in such a beautiful place. Jeff & Julie made us feel really welcome and provided all the little things that we would never have got in our paniers. The new gazebo was fantastic and enabled us to be outside most of the time – it’s still standing!! The pool and all the facilities have added to our holiday. We will definately recommend you to biker and non biker friends.
August 2008 – O’Neill Family – Essex – (Repeat Bookers)!
Steve & Maria – Well, we said we’d be back (July ’07) and we are! This is the only time we have ever returned to the same place for a holiday but, that’s just a measure of how great the accomodation, location, views and hosts are here!! Jeff & Julie are fantastic, very acomodating, superb hosts, treated us all like friends. Thanks again for a tremendous time and we’ll do our best to tell all our friends about La Treille AGAIN!
Ann & Mike – What more can we say – Steve has said it all. We’ve seen more of the surrounding area this time. Everywhere is so pretty – we love it. I’m sure we’ll be back for a third visit. Many thanks to you for everything, especially the bbq – great!!
July 2008 – Randall Family – Cleveland - Wonderful locaton. fabulous gite, we’ve loved everything and had a fantastic holiday. We would love to return again in the future and will certainly recommend you to all our friends.
July 2008 – Mr & Mrs Brennan – Birmingham – Arrived tired and weary, leaving rested and relaxed. This was our first gîte holiday and we are much impressed. The gîte has all we needed. Julie & Jeff showed us many kindnesses, the location is impressive and there is lots to see and do. We have found a little ‘jewel’ in the Périgord Vert.
July 2008 – Williams Family – Leicestershire - What a fantastic place! Gite 1 is absolutely beautiful – the sense of space, equipment in kitchen, decor and dishwasher are all great. Everything spotlessly clean with food in when we arrived. As everyone has said, Jeff & Julie are so friendly and helpful – nothing is too much trouble. The views here are breathtaking and (lucky us) the weather to date has been wonderful. We have loved the pool and the children will so miss Ruben and his poolside games with them. We’ve visited lots of places: our favourites have been Brantôme and La Jemaye (both beautiful). Also, the amazing church inside mountain at Aubeterre. We are regulars to France and this has been our best gite ever… superb!
July 2008 – Akehurst Family – Essex - We have had a fantastic week and are reluctant to leave even though we still have two weeks in the South of France to look forward to! We have had difficulty in getting the children to leave the pool. Gite 2 has everything you need to enjoy your stay and many extras. Julie & Jeff are wonderful hosts, going out of their way to unsure you enjoy your stay. Ruben has stolen our children’s hearts (even the one who is scared of dogs)! A Fanstastic week and thanks for our ‘only’ Anniversary card!! Above & beyond!! Will be back in 2009!
July 2008 – Hind & Walpole – London - It’s a great place for swimming, cylcling, canoeing, golfing, tennis, walking, table tennis, sunbathing, eating & drinking. Don’t really want to go home. Many thanks!
July 2008 – Aspden Family – Notts - As I write it’s a beautiful Friday evening in July. The wheat field is being harvested, the children have just got out of the pool and we are about to go off for dinner. Life doesn’t get much better than this! Thank you so much for a fantastic holiday. From the welcome upon arrival and right throughout the week we have been impressed by every aspect of the place. The icing on the cake has been how child friendly it has been and the attention to detail. We were left wanting for nothing. Superb!!!
July 2008 – Turner Family – Manchester - Great location, fab gites, pool and hosts as everyone says. This place is in the middle of 460km of Mountain bike trails, so little used – expect to be covered in spiders webs… brilliant!!! Never saw a sole on the trails all week + there’s a downhill course near Riberac. On top of that, wads to do and see – we feel we’ve just had a ‘taster’ this year. Will definately be back – many thanks, loved it to bits. ps Enjoy deer spotting with a glass in your hand! xxx
July 2008 – Mr & Mrs Brown – Berks - We came away looking for a relaxing break and that is exactly what we’ve had. The gite was perfectly equipped but the scenary has stolen the show – you could never get tired of the view! We’ve been to some amazing places, Bergerac, Brantome & Hauteforte and tried some amazing wine; all round a perfect break.
June 2008 – Rhodes Family – Leeds – A great place for a quiet week, irrespective of the weather. Great views and a really well appointed gîte with Jeff always on hand to troubleshoot – if required. Area great to explore and recommendations include the lake at Le Jamay, Brantome and the Moulin de Pont restaurant at Lisle. The games area looks like a boys heaven. Julie & Jeff have got the place really well set-up for young families with everything very child friendly. Thanks for a great week.
June 2008 – Johnson & Jones Party – Staffs (Repeat Bookers)!
Johnson – We have been regular visitors to Jeff & Jules for the last 3 years & always have a warm welcome from our hosts. We are ready for the total relaxation we get at La Treille knowing that there are plenty of places to go and things to do if we want to.This time we enjoyed a lovely meal in the village Auberge at Montagrier, receiving a warm welcome & gorgeous food.Thanks for having us back, we’ll see you both again soon.
Jones – We have stayed at Jeff and Jule’s place a number of times now, the first time we stayed we were so impressed with the whole experience it was inevitable that we would return. Each time we have been able to relax totally in this truly tranquil setting. Your holiday can be what you want it to be, has your hosts are very flexible. Thanks again, Jeff and Jules for looking after us and going that extra mile to make our holidays memorable.
June 2008 – Guilbert & Robinson Family – Guernsey –
Francis & John - Thank you for a lovely week. Accommodation fabulous, clean & fresh. Pool & surroundings very family orientated. Thoroughly enjoyed the evenings and walks. Ruben was a joy. Thank you Jeff & Julie – the place is a credit to you both.
Juliette, Ian & Esmée – Driving up was a delight after a very long journey. Jeff & Julie were the perfect friendly, laid back hosts. They were there when you needed them and gone when you wanted family time. Kids loved pool and Ruben. Beautiful views, perfect cosy accommodation and the welcome food hamper was a relief. Saint Victor restaurant was great and the owner was very friendly. Couldn’t ask for more. Thank you!
John & Pat – We found the gîte well set-up and very clean, pool will be nice when hotter. We would have no hesitation to recommend the accommodation and facilities. Thank you so much for all your kindness, it has been really lovely. The gîte was spotless and what a lovely thoughtful thing to do to provide food (cheese, butter, bread, wine & ham) on our arrival. The scenery beautiful and such wonderful hosts. We have all enjoyed ourselves so much and if we do get back to France again we would love it to be here. The only down thing is having to leave Ruben, we will miss him so much. Thank you again and the very best of luck for your future.
May 2008 – Mr & Mrs Horton – Sussex – We fully intend to return – what better comment can we leave than that!
May 2008 – Mrs Evans – Had a wonderful time, the gites are lovely and area marvelous. Thank you for making this a lovely holiday and we hope to come back again. PS Loved watching the Blue tits nesting in the hole in the wall.
May 2008 – Merry Family – Essex
Great part of France to chill out. Julie & Jeff are great hosts as well as Ruben. Weather was brilliant. Will definitely come back. All the best for the future.
May 2008 – Smith & Rothery Party – Milton Keynes & Daventry
Smith – Wonderful relaxing holiday. The gites are very comfortable with everything you need. Nice little finishing touches make them a home from home. Jules & Jeff are great hosts making you feel very welcome. Great surroundings, fabulous views and so many pretty littlehamlets to be found locally – at no extra charge!!! We will certainly be telling friends and family about our lovely holiday and hope to return shortly.
Rothery – Location, Location, Location. You have it all here. What else can you say. Julie & Jeff are fantastic hosts and make your stay very comfortable. Thank you so much. Will be back!
May 2008 – McInerney Cycling Party – Ireland (Repeat Bookers)!
Seamus Egan – A very comfortable gîte, beautiful scenery and good cycling territory – what more can you ask for. Thank you Julie & Jeff for your friendship and help.
Jim Morahan – FRANCE IS FOR CYCLING – and this base of La Treille is the ultimate! To Julie & Jeff for making it possible, many thanks! I will be passing on the message.
Seamus O’Sullivan – No noise, no traffic and the beauty of the open countryside to be enjoyed in restful heavenly peace. An oasis of peace in a mad, mad word. A place where time stands still and enhanced by Jeff & Julie who made us feel most welcome. I met Jeff & Julie about a week ago and the feeling is that I have known them for much longer. The informality they project, to me, is most welcome and it is sad to think we must soon go - But go we must, as life’s demands dictate, but hopefully we may return, to once again enjoy, this heaven of peace and tranquility!
April 2008 – Morin Family, Paris
As the first French ‘visitors’ we have made a wish : to come back again ! Thanks a lot for your welcome and congratulations to the ‘Restoration’ of our houses. It’s a wonderful and peaceful place. “Un eu droit au il fait bon vivre !” MERCI et A BIENTOT.
April 2008 – Hope Family, Essex
Had a lovely time, don’t want to go home. A Week was not enough!
April 2008 – Kinchin Family – Kent
It is a fantastic place, absolutely beautiful. We liked it so much we came back! Had a really lovely time.
October 2007 – Kinchin Family – Kent
We had a lovely stay. It’s a beautiful place! Although the weather was quite chilly it’s still warmer than England. The area is very beautiful and the views from the gîgîgîte are so peaceful.
September 2007 – Fish Family – Notts
Lovely, quiet, peaceful holiday. Will no doubt return! Thank you.
September 2007 – Mr & Mrs Ross – W Sussex
We have had a fantastic time here, a lovely place to chill out. Even my husband (Victor Meldrew) cannot find fault.
September 2007 – McInerney – Kilkenny, Ireland
Travelling to France since 1953 and this idyllic spot has to be ‘way up there’ on my list – definitely ‘faute la voyage” – as Michelin would put it!! Will spread the good tidings to all our friends in Ireland and hope to return in 2008 with a group of cyclists!
August 2007 – Dickenson Party – Lancs
We’ve had a super 10 days in this stunning locations with excellent facilities and wonderful hosts. The studio had everything we needed. Many thanks!
August 2007 – Taylor Family – Kent
A wonderful two weeks! We have visited many lovely places and although not very hot have loved the pool (table and water). Wonderful hosts, gîgîgîte and dog – we will miss you especially Ruben. x
August 2007 – Ms Bubb & Ms Webb – Kent
Excellent accommodation, spacious and well equipped, very comfortable. Jeff, Julie & Ruben are great hosts, they made us very welcome. Wonderful scenery and beautiful area of France. Thanks for everything!
August 2007 – Skinley Family – Lancs
“Quelle vacances! La Treille (gîtes) nous a plu beaucoup – cinq étoiles au moins! *-propre et spacieux. Notre fils le plus ágéa ragé presque tous les jours à la piscine et le petit, qui vient d’avoir un ans seulement a essayé de plonger la de dans aussi!! Tous les deux ont aimé la tranquillité de l’environnement – les oiseaux, les cerfs, les lizards – nous avons fait les promenades en famille, mon mari et moi ont couru pour échappper le train train journailier – c’était magnifique! Le cyclisme, le canöe. Nous avons visité La Jemaye souvent – des étangs pour tout le monde – mais surtout pour la famille. Et il ne faut pas oublier Jeff et Julie et le chien Ruben – merci beaucoup pour votre amitiés, votre aide – c’était bien de faire votre connaissance et nous ésperons de revenir un jour. Santé!!!!”
August 2007 – Thompson Family – Cornwall
“Thank you for providing us with such a lovely spot to recharge our batteries ! Lost track of time, which is always a good sign. Best bathroom I’ve ever had in holiday accommodation ! Good luck with your plans for the future, and hope we can return one day.”
August 2007 – Mr & Mrs House – Lancs
“Really lovely gîgîte, wonderfully appointed and maintained, to make our stay superb. Jeff and Julie made us so welcome, it’s been a great holiday. Hope we will meet again soon.”
August 2007 – Mr & Mrs Hunter – Leeds
“Excellent gîgîte and very friendly welcome from Jeff and Julie (and Ruben the dog !). Great views and fantastic cycling country. The pool looked great, although we never actually got in it ! Would have no hesitation recommending to friends.”
August 2007 – Quaine Family – Derbyshire
“Well appointed and comfortable gîgîte. Weather has been good and most welcome. We loved the swimming pool and canoeing. Hopefully back next year with friends, in the new gîgîte. Enjoy !”
July 2007 – O’Neill Family – Essex & Surrey
“There is so much to say about this superb place. This was our first gîgîte holiday in rural France, and it has been absolutely superb. The location is magnificent. We would definitely recommend La Treille to our friends, and will certainly return. Thanks for a great time Jeff & Julie.”
July 2007 – Mr & Mrs Wood – Lancs
“Jeff & Julie are great hosts, very laid back (that should get our deposit back!). Our gîgîte was very comfortable, with everything we could have wished for. It goes without saying, that the location is superb, and ideally placed for the main attractions. We will definitely recommend La Treille to our friends.”
June 2007 – Mansfield & Siddle Families – Notts
“We have all had a lovely holiday. Weather was shocking, but made the most of it. The gîgîte was very homely and comfortable. Enjoyed the local restaurants.”
June 2007 – Terry & Mountford Families – Staffs
“This was our first time in France. Jeff and Julies gites are superb, with views to die for. They are the best hosts you could ever want – nothing is too much trouble. We hope to be back soon.”
June 2007 – Hatton Family – Northants
“Yet another fantastic stay. We liked it that much, that Jane and I are going to be neighbours on the 9th August. Thanks guys, and we will see you both in 7 weeks.”
May 2007 – Cole Family – Basingstoke
“What a special place. We all enjoyed our time here at La Treille. The gîgîte was spotless and very comfortable, the hosts, very friendly & helpful. The weather, shocking ! But this still didn’t fail to make this a very relaxing and enjoyable break. See you in 2008 !”
May 2007 – Phil & Lynne – Morgan – Cleveland (BMW1200RT – first bikers )!
“What a fantastic place ! After over 1000 miles journey, Jeff & Julie could not have done anything more for us. We have loved the whole set-up, they really are the best and will be recommending to all our family and friends to visit this 5* gîgîte. Thanks again and we will be definitely coming back !”
May 2007 – Hazel & Brian Braid – Cheshire
“Made to feel very welcome. Jeff & Julie have been really helpful, and have done a great job of restoring the property with all modern conveniences, yet retaining character. Very comfortable, We have no hesitation recommending or returning to La Treille. Wishing you both every success.”
April 2007 – Hatton Family – Northants
“Fantastic location, made to feel very welcome. Wish we were here for longer. More time time to chill out. Will return. Thank you !”
Sept 2006 – Nigel & Heather Johnson – Cannock, Staffs
“Once again, Jeff & Jule have made our stay a pleasure. The gîgîte was clean, well equipped and comfortable. Shame it rained for the last couple of days, but thanks to you, kept ourselves busy ! See you next year !”
Sept 2006 – Sillars Family – Ringwood, Hants
“What a fantastic week we’ve just had ! A lovely gîgîte, set in the beautiful countryside,with the best hosts you could ever hope for. Jeff & Julie gave us some great advice on places to visit, and we enjoyed every one of them. A truly lovely week. We arrived as guests, and left as friends. See you again soon.”
Sept 2006 – Dunmore & Sharpe – Rugby, Warks
“Had a great time. Lovely, homely atmosphere. Pool was lovely and refreshing, as we had great weather. Jeff and Julie create a wonderful holiday. Good luck for the future.”
Aug 2006 – Jarvis family – Sheffield
“Peace & quiet for us, and a pool for the kids. As far away from the rat race as it’s possible to get. When the sun shines this is a wonderful place, and Jeff & Julie are perfect hosts – discreet, but great company, and make you feel like friends. The gîgîte has everything for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Thanks”
Aug 2006 – Nugent and Key Thorney – Peterborough
“We have really enjoyed our stay. The scenery was beautiful and we’ve enjoyed the pool. Every night and day has been enjoyed. You’re fantastic hosts. If we come to stay in France again, I would like it to be here.”
Please see below for comments received from our guests during the 2009 season.