''We stayed at Gites Le Roc for two weeks in July/August 2016. We hired both Gite Noisette and Gite Cerise and loved the fact the could be opened into one Gite or separated into two. We had our 18 month old daughter with us who was very well catered for including stair gates, a gate for the terrace, travel cot, high chair and selection of toys which were very much appreciated! The finish on the two Gites was of a very high standard and they were well equipped with everything we needed. Access to the BBQs was a welcome addition too. The pool area was impeccable, it was extremely well looked after and a perfect place to spend many a lazy sunny afternoon. The fencing surrounding the pool made the large garden a safe place for our daughter to run around. The local area has a lot to offer and some of our party hired road bikes from a local company - Velo 12 recommended by John. It was great to be able to cycle some of the roads used in this year's Tour de France! John and Nicky could not have been more helpful and accommodating, they have an invaluable knowledge of the local area and were able to give us lots of suggestions for things to do. We had a fantastic holiday and hope to make a return visit in the not too distant future! ''
Susan, UK July 2016
''Superbes gîtes très propres (y compris piscine très bien entretenue) et fonctionnels, Hôtes charmants, discrets et attentionnés. Région reposante, riche en découvertes culinaires et patrimoniales. Très heureux de notre séjour ! ''
Ronan, Paris, July 2016
''Tout d'abord un grand merci pour ces deux semaines passées chez vous où nous avons pu en particulier apprécier votre accueil, la propreté irréprochable du gîte, de la piscine et ... de votre gazon. Le gîte est très spacieux et nous ne manquions de rien. La petite terrasse était vraiment très agréable matin, midi et soir. Il faut aussi dire un mot de l'endroit qui était très tranquille et la fête du 15 août un vrai bonheur ! Le soir, le jardin était aussi très agréable.
Un endroit que nous recommandons très chaudement pour la région, le gîte et les propriétaires.
See you soon and thanks a lot ...''
Jean, Paris, August 2016
''Twelve of us (6 adults and 6 kids) took over all three gites and had a great two week holiday!!
The gites were luxurious and had great interiors , the pool was enjoyed by the adults and children alike and Nicky and John were perfect hosts - approachable and kind with good local knowledge.
Highlights of our visit were: Peyrusse le Roc, Belcastel night market, drinking wine, splashing in the pool, Rodez (for a mum's day out), canoeing, Marcillac market, drinking wine, visitng caves, splashing in the pool, sunbathing, drinking wine - can you see a pattern here??!!
We were also very lucky to attend the night market in Bournazel as it was preparing for its fete and tasted local foods. The Auberge in the village served lovely food with friendly and welcoming staff. Not to mention the beautiful chateau which dominates the village square. Every evening a massive flock of birds came home to roost in the lime trees in the village square which was a rather spectacular sight - mesmerising, in fact!!
We have had many gite holidays in France and I can honestly say this one has been the best EVER due to Nicky and John's meticulous attention to detail in order to enhance the experience of the holidaymaker - from the welcome pack (including a bottle of wine and a selection of seasonal veg from their garden), to the clean, well designed and spacious gites, to the blackboard updated every week to tell you 'what's on' in the local area. The thing is, Nicky and John are clearly passionate about what they do and they made us feel welcome and relaxed - key elements of a fab holiday - thanks guys!! :)''
Naomi Kent UK July 2015
''We had the most amazing holiday here at Gites Le Roc. The Gite was superb and by far the best holiday accommodation I have ever stayed in. It was clean, well equipped and comfortable. John and Nicky made us very welcome and gave us lots of useful information on where to visit. The swimming pool was a favourite, just so lovely to swim with a Chateau in view. We highly recommend Gites Le Roc and I am looking forward to going back very soon.
''Nous avons passé une excellente semaine à Bournazel. Le gite que nous avons occupé etait exceptionnel : spatieux, très bien équipé, decore avec beaucoup de gout
'' We spent a lovely week staying in Le Roc. The gites are in a beautiful area of France which is not too touristy. There is lots to do within short driving distance and Le Roc is a great base from which to visit the beautiful villages in the area e.g. Conques, Estaing, Belcastel.
'' Nous avons passé 2 semaines dans le gîte noisette. John et Nicky nous ont chaleureusement accueillis, le gîte est spacieux, joliment décoré et tout est prévu pour le confort et la facilité. John et Nicky avaient même prévu une barrière de sécurité et une chaise haute pour notre petit dernier. Le bâtiment est magnifiquement restauré, la terrasse agréable et la piscine superbe. Le village est charmant, ainsi que les alentours. Les activités avec les enfants sont possibles à proximité (visite de la ferme très appréciée par nos deux enfants en particulier!). C'est un gîte idéal pour se reposer, se ressourcer, mais des ballades et des découvertes aux environs sont très faciles (les sentiers de randonnée passent à côté de la maison). Bref, nous conseillons vivement ce gite, john et Nicky sont également très réactifs en cas de difficulté ou de questions. Un grand merci à eux et à la prochaine!''
'' Gite Amande was spacious,spotlessly clean and fitted out to an exceptionally high standard, providing everything we could possibly need.The garden and pool were perfect for relaxation.Situated on the outskirts of the charming village of Bournazel Gites Le Roc were ideal for exploring the surrounding countryside and medieval sites. John and Nicky had provided a vast array of local information and were always available to offer advice and directions. We particularly loved rambling and birdwatching along the local waymarked walks which started 2 minutes from the gites.The medieval villages of Najac and Peyrusse le Roc are enchanting and if you like engineering the Millau Bridge is striking. We would definitely recommend a stay to anyone and hope to return again in the future ourselves.''
Sandie and Tim Suffolk UK August 2014
''Upon our arrival at Le Roc, there was a beautiful basket with fresh bread, bottle of wine, apricots and cherries. In the fridge was milk ready for a cup of tea or coffee. The open plan rooms are all spacious and each bedroom has it's own en suite. Everywhere is immaculately clean. The balcony, over looking the garden and pool, basks in sun and is a great place to eat breakfast under the shade of a canopy. Lying by the pool all you can hear are the birds, bees and the occasional bells chiming.
The pool is brand new, very clean and a good size for swimming laps.
Nicky and John are a lovely welcoming couple and did everything to make our stay the best - booking us a meal out or directing us to where we should go.
There are some stunning local villages to visit, long walks or cycle rides on your doorstep. The supermarket was an 8 minutes drive along beautiful country lanes. Bournazel is a very small quiet village with a beautiful chateau that is being lovingly restored.
Everything Nicky and John have done to renovate this beautiful historical barn has been done with perfection. They have bought the best quality linens, soft comfy beds and the kitchen is very well equipped. We are both designers with high expectations - from the moment we walked into the gite we knew we would come back! The two of us have just stayed in June whilst attending a local wedding, and we have already booked to return with the whole family in August! We know the children will love it here.
If you are looking for a peaceful, rural, five star holiday then look no further! (To be honest, we would just like to keep this a secret so we can keep coming back whenever we want to!!) We go to Italy every year, but it is getting so expensive. The flights to Rodez from Stansted are only 1.5 hours and the lovely new airport building at Rodez is so small and easy. It seems that only 1-2 planes are in at a time meaning from landing to collecting your car it only takes a very short time. (And car hire is half the price of Italy!)
We hope that you book and have a great holiday''
Owens UK June 2014