Our Visitors' Book

Here is what some of our guests have said about their stay with us.
We do hope that when you return home you will add your comments, too.
Lisa & Peter Smith
Lisa & Peter Smith
West Haddon, Northamptonshire
Younger couple
8th - 15th June, 2019
Well, what can we say! I burst into tears on arrival and cried again when we left! We wanted rural and rural we got! The peace and quiet of La Petite Maison is absolutely unbelievable! Nothing but bird song (mainly cuckoos) and the distant sound of the bells around the local sheep! The scenery is amazing, stretching out in front of you as far as the eye can see - fields, forests and hilltops. We loved the tranquility of the property and were overwhelmed by the attentiveness but, non intrusive attention we received from Clare and Francis - the perfect hosts. The pool area is so sheltered that it is a natural suntrap and even when you think the temperature is not that warm it most definitely is - we were laying on the sunbeds in cloudy, inclement weather and swimming in the pool much to our hosts amazement (well, maybe not both of us - Mr S was determined not to be put off by a few black clouds).

There are so many beautiful villages to visit in the area, and in our short stay I'm sure we only scratched the surface. The market at St Antonin Noble Val on Sundays is well worth a visit, vibrant, colourful and interesting. Najac is a must, the chateaux is amazing, we were lucky enough to visit without hordes of tourists so I was able to make the most of photographing the streets and the fortress.There are plenty of walks on the doorsteps of which we did about three though only clocking up about 7k each time. I am sure if you are out early enough you will see plenty of wildlife, that was our plan but, we were not waking before 9am which is absolutely unheard of so, by the time we got out out all the local wildlife had gone back into hiding!Eating out is an absolute joy, we had a beautiful lunch in the centre of town and our "farewell" dinner was at Le Festin De Babette which was amazing! We can absolutely recommend it!If you are looking for somewhere to de-stress and forget about the worries and woes of everyday life this is the place for you. One week is not enough - we will be back for more - at least two weeks more!!!Thank you Clare and Francis for a memorable and relaxing holiday, we can honestly say that La Petite Maison is at the top of our list of places to return to!
Jan & Nick Tyrrell
Jan & Nick Tyrrell
Bristol
Retired couple
8/9/18 - 15/9/18
We have had a wonderful week - you only have to look across the gently rolling green valleys to feel relaxed instantly. The house has everything you need and the pool, garden and sumptuous views are a delight. This year we particularly enjoyed a canoe trip from St Antonin to Cazals. There are a number of places to hire from. It was a beautiful trip. The water is calm and the trip was very peaceful with Kingfishers and Herons to spot on the way. The gentle rapids and shoots provide a little excitement but are nothing to fear if you are a novice canoeist. A memorable 3 hours.
John & Jane Long
John & Jane Long
Slip End, Bedfordshire
10th August 2018 for 14 nights
We keep coming back for more as we so enjoy the sheer peace and tranquility of 'La Petite Maison' at Margot. The weather has been hot so we have spent many hours simply reading and basking in the sun by the splendid pool.We did stir ourselves for two early morning walks - one around Puycelci and another from St Antonin to Roc d'Anglars (PR9)- both about 2 hours and not too much uphill and well worth the effort. All in all another fabulous stay and we return reluctantly yet relaxed and content in the knowledge we can do it all again next year!
Lesley & Mike Murphy
Lesley & Mike Murphy
Dartford, Kent
Younger couple
28/7/18 for 7 nights
We have reached new heights (or maybe that should be 'lows') of laziness! Once again a fabulous restful week- glorious weather, why go further than the gorgeous pool and garden! This is the most fabulous location and a beautiful cottage - what more could you need? Puycelci was a lovely trip out - a little gem of a church and restaurants with amazing views. Thankyou to Clare and Francis for their warm welcome and generous hospitality. We will - of course - be back!
Drew & Wendy Mackay
Drew & Wendy Mackay
Southampton
Younger couple
7th July 2018 for 7 nights
We have had a wonderful time staying in your beautiful gite surrounded by lovely countryside in every direction. Our second visit to this area has given us the chance to re-visit some of our favourite places and discover some new ones too. The gite has everything one could possibly need or want and the beautiful pool has been very well used this week. It was lovely to meet you both - here's hoping we'll be able to return one day.
David & Stephanie Mitchell
David & Stephanie Mitchell
Helensburgh, Scotland
Retired couple
23/6/18 - 07/07/18
It's lovely to be back here! We've had such a relaxing time and enjoyed every minute of it. 2 great lunches out - Les Boissieres, Bioule - excellent. Lovely terrace over-looking beautiful gardens. Friendly and efficient service, delicious food and excellent value - particularly the 3 course 'Menu of the Day'. Le Carre des Gourmets, St Antonin - a beautiful setting looking over the river, excellent service and great cuisine! Another must. Clare & Francis, La Petite Maison is a haven of peace and privacy, the pool is perfect! Thank you for being so attentive, helpful and hospitable. We look forward to a return visit: sooner rather than later.
Ellen Kiel & Klaus Weinhauer
Ellen Kiel & Klaus Weinhauer
Bad Zwischenahn, Germany
2/9/17 for 7 nights
This was another great stay at Margot. Lovely weather, wonderful pool sessions and inspiring and warm conversations with our hosts. We will come back next year.
Roy & Ann Veevers
Roy & Ann Veevers
Crosby, Liverpool
17/06/17 - 01/07/17
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay with you and appreciate your efforts in making us welcome.
Terry and Sandy
Terry and Sandy
Bracknell Berks
17/9/16-1/10/16
In 2015 we decided to have a 2 week driving holiday to Italyinstead of our traditional one in Margot. On our last night overlooking the Bay of Naples and with glass of wine in hand we talked about our holiday for 2016 and simultaneously we said " it has to be Margot" This year has been very emotional and so we knew the delights of Margot with Clare and Francis would be " what the doctor ordered" Margot has certainly woven her magic for us and thanks to Clare and Francis for helping to make it such a lovely holiday. We deliberately had a "chilled out" relaxing holiday and the weather was kind ( mid/ high 20s )so making it still possible to enjoy the pool. We re-visited some of our favourite places ,such as Najac and Cordes,but also thanks to Clare we discovered the charm of Lisle Sur Tarn,near Gaillac.This is a Bastide style town with many fine buildings,well worth a visit. Sadly the 2 weeks flew by but we returned home well rested. A huge thanks to Clare and Francis for everything they did especially arranging for us to attend the delightful Italian evening. We are looking forward to returning in 2017 (our 8th year ! ) Terry and Sandy
Jill & Neil Campbell
Jill & Neil Campbell
St Mabyn, Cornwall
03/09/16 - 10/09/16
We celebrated another wedding anniversary here in Margot - our 22nd -last night with a chorus of owls and cicadas. We love coming here and now that we have moved to rural Cornwall, it feels even more like a second home....with much better weather! Thank you Clare & Francis for making us so welcome and comfortable once more. A la prochaine!
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