Guest comments & photo gallery

A selection of comments from our Guest Book...

“We have had a great week at Domaine de Barthe in the lovely Fitou apartment. What a fantastic position surrounded by vines. Our son & his partner with their 2 friends joined us for a wonderful few days- they really loved the pool and we had a great BBQ and petanque tournament. If we come back to this region again it will be to here!”

Steve & Jane
Southampton, UK, September 2018

“Thank you very much Mark & Nicky for another wonderful holiday, our 5th visit in 10 years! The boys absolutely loved their daily swims in the beautiful pool and also enjoyed the kayaking, the o2 ‘tree top’ experience, the med beach and the caves to name but a few of our lovely days out. For us of course we really enjoyed the fabulous wines & the Douzens night market – so much fun!”

Katy, Simon, Joe & Sam
Eastbourne, UK, August 2018

“IT WAS AMAZING. We had a lovely week staying in Fitou apartment. We especially enjoyed the ‘wild swimming’ at St Laurent-de la-cabrerisse, visiting Minerve and the night market at Douzens. The pool was great and the children LOVED the night swim.”

Henry, Harriet and family
Ringwood, Hampshire, UK, August 2018

“Well, what can we say? Our stay has been superb, highlighted by celebrating our golden wedding here with our children & grandchildren. Mark & Nicky have really gone that extra mile to help in our celebrations and indeed for the whole week. They are wonderful hosts and I’m sure we will return.”

Keith & Margaret
Crowborough, East Sussex, UK, August 2018

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“You’ve created a wonderful place for relaxing and exploring the area. The festoon lighting definitely top off the romantic atmosphere. The pool is a relief on hot days and the play barn lots of fun for everyone! Love your efforts to make us feel at home – you are the most lovely hosts and we’d love to come back again!”

The Coffrey family
Amsterdam, Holland, August 2018

“We’ve had a really good time staying here. We all loved the swimming pool, especially the night swim. We all had fun in the games room too. Thank you Nicky and Mark.”

The Webb family
Sunbury, UK, July 2018

“What a wonderful job you did here! We loved the spacious house, the surroundings, the pool and the games barn. You were warm, open and helpful hosts with lots of good tips and advice. We made a lot of day trips to beautiful little villages (p.e Lagrasse & Minerve), went to the 2 nearby lakes and the Pyrenees. Carcassonne and also Narbonne were worthwhile a visit but, above all…we felt at home here at ‘Domaine de Barthe’. Thank you for a great holiday – we will return!”

Berdian, Cas & family
Nijmegeu, The Netherlands, July 2018

“We have all had a wonderful time here this week. Thank you Mark & Nicky SO much for your lovely warm welcome, friendly & helpful nature and beautiful & relaxing gite. Everything you want for a fabulous holiday!! The children especially enjoyed the amazing pool and games barn. Thanks again – we will be back!”

The Green family
Glenary, N. Ireland, July 2018

“Thank you both, Nicky & Mark, for a wonderful week – you’ve been perfect hosts! Fabulous accommodation in a magical French rural setting. We will definitely return to win the ‘Kerplunk’ (petanque) crown from Nicky!”

Sue & Tan
Kent, UK, June 2018

“Our second time in the South of France, this time flying in rather than driving! What a lovely place, great countryside all around & rivers to swim in. We must come back in the summer. Lovely gite and warm welcome from Nicky & Mark. Thanks for a lovely holiday!”

The Mueller family
Co Durham, UK, October 2017

“What a lovely area to come and spend a holiday. You have made us most welcome and the children had great fun in the pool and the games barn was a big hit!”

The McIntosh family
Melbourne, Australia, September 2017

“Thank you for another great holiday. Alaric is a fantastic gite – what a treat to have both bedrooms with ensuites. The pool was lovely as usual.”

The Redman family
Burnham & Paris, August 2017

“Thank you to Nicky & Mark for another relaxing 2 week holiday! Our second time here and the only place we’ve been back to! We recommend the Lac du Cavayere for a great day out. A lake with a sandy beach to swim from and a floating platform with slides if you’re up to the challenge! We’ve enjoyed the pool and games barn and the weather was amazing!”

The Hodson family
Goring, UK, August 2017

“Thank you Mark & Nicky for an unforgettable holiday! Arvin & I got engaged here and the setting by the river was perfect – thank you so much, without your help it wouldn’t have been so special. We’ve been on so many fantastic adventures from our base here – it has exceeded our expectations. The pool, games barn & Petanque area are such great additions to your beautiful gites. Thank you for the memories and we hope to see you again!”

Arvin, Shauna, Robert & Pat
Ireland & The Netherlands, August 2017