Guest Book

Dear Steph, your place is a dream, thanks so much for having us at Hilltop Farmhouse!  One can easily feel the love you’ve been giving to this house, you can be proud of this family member!
Marie, Paris, August 2020
Dear Stephanie, We had a wonderful stay in your house – thank you. My spouse, Ellen, has made friendship for life with the house owl. Best wishes
Matthias – Ellen, Belgium, July, 2020
Hi Stephanie, Many thanks for sending the envelope to us and I have been wanting to drop you a line to say just how much we adored staying in your house.  When we locked up at the end we felt we were leaving home.  The setting was idyllic, the house and every detail in it perfect.
Michael, Marlborough, July 2018
 Hi Stephanie, I am sending greetings from the most stunningly beautiful farmhouse and area ever! We couldn’t be happier and me more relaxed! We are in awe of your home and all the wonderful details. You can feel the love! Thank you so much. We are loving every minute. Everything is perfect. My very best, Helen
Sent from my iPhone, 2017
And sent to the agent:
“we really really loved our stay at hilltop farmhouse.  it couldn’t have been more perfect.  the view from the farmhouse was the best and most beautiful view in the Tarn.  the house was much more lovely than the fotos.  it was spotless and so well stocked.  the owner’s taste was fantastic and she had thought of everything.  the pool and outside area were gorgeous and the stone table outside was perfect for all our dinners. There was so much to see, too, in the surrounding areas.  it really was better than perfect and we hope to return.”
Helen, Liguria, Italy, June 21, 2017
I cannot stress enough what a beautiful home you share.  As I left the house I was alone in the car, the girls had all flown home and as I neared the church I stopped the car. I got out and sat overlooking the field to the side of the house and took in a few quiet moments. I didn’t want to leave ….. Now I am back in London and I have highly recommended the house  and have been showing the website to many in the office.  As for the wasps in the heatwave, we shared an oasis together. They drank and I sang !! See you next year.
Robert, London, August, 2016
I just wanted to say that as a family we truly enjoyed our holiday at Hilltop Farmhouse.  It was a wonderful week and my husband and I have many many happy memories which were made possible by the house, the setting, the décor, the space, the wildlife and the homely feel you have created.  It was a real privilege to be able to stay there for a week. We will certainly recommend En Berat to our friends and are considering booking another week next year in May.
Kind regards,  Charlotte, May, 2015
Have arrived at your beautiful place.  A fantastic place and we have stayed in some nice ones over the years. This surpasses most of them by a wide margin. !! We’ve looked in this area before, not quite here however more towards St Antonin noble Val. We much prefer this area. Would you be able to recommend an immobiliser locally?
Cheers Jock, July 2014
A short note to thank you for a most wonderful time at your beautiful house in France. As a family we had a wonderful time and my two young children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The varied wildlife kept my 21month daughter Robyn busy throughout our stay.  We hope to return next year, I have to say I have just spent a morning reading through your Spanish blog, what an interesting journey.
Robert, June 2014
Now that we are back and re-acclimated to our regular lives, Matt and I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our two-week vacation at Hilltop Farmhouse. With the exception of a trip to Carcassone and driving around Lavaur and the immediate area, we stayed at the house or walked through the surrounding countryside (the old Roman road was a favorite). Your home is wonderful. All the rooms in the house are beautiful, and the setting is spectacular. Our favorite activity was hanging out on one of the several terraces with a glass of local wine listening to the wind in the trees, the birds, and occasionally, the cows and the rooster down the hill. Also, being able to pick ripe figs and apples for breakfast was an unexpected bonus. Thank you for sharing your home – we will definitely return (hopefully with better French skills).
Patricia and Matt, Maryland, USA, September 2013
We have had a lovely week.  The house is really beautiful, in a wonderful position, with a fabulous pool.  Very many thanks for the use of it!
Catherine, London, July 2013
We loved every moment of our stay and the beautiful countryside. Every day we went on our bikes and also walked the voie romaine daily. Everyone had a wonderful time and enjoyed eachothers company, excellent food and wine. We love your house. There are a lot of recommendable tracks around here!  Thank you for the bottle of olive and nuts. Warmest
The family Pekelharing from Holland, July, 2013
Had a beautiful day at the house today. I can’t tell you how stunned we are by the beauty of this place. You and yours have done remarkable work with the property and the home… bon nuit… Hello Stephanie, left this morning after such a lovely time. I think you may have repeat visitors on your hands. Was close to heaven when the weather was spotty – can only imagine a week there in the southern France heat. Thank you so much for the care you took in hosting us in your home,
Counting the days to our return.
Kira, Canada, Sent from my iPhone May 2013
We arrived safe and well in Bruges after a smooth 10 hour drive in glorious sunshine.
We would like to say once more that we enjoyed the beautiful house, the space and nice decor, not to forget the pool, the garden and the magnificent view. It was a very relaxing holiday. Thank you so much!
Kind regards Frank , Frie and Iona, Belgium, April 2013
We are safely home from another wonderful stay in your beautiful home.  We were very lucky with the weather with only one day of rain and plenty of sunshine during the two weeks.  We are looking forward to visiting again in the future as it really does feel like a home away from home and our one year old daughter loved it.
Olly Scully, September 2012
Thank you for sharing Hilltop Farmhouse with us; everything worked at your home, and we just loved the area.  I will recommend your home to anyone we know travelling that way, the only thing we had no time for were the wineries, but we have plenty of those near here.  Hopefully we will come again, perhaps the same time next year.  And then perhaps we might invite the men this time!!!
Irene, Australia, September, 2010
We are now back in the UK and just want to say that we have had our best and most relaxing holiday ever in your beautiful house and garden – everything was perfect and, as you say, Hilltop Farmhouse is truly paradise. To top it all, we were blessed with hot and sunny weather and so made very good use of the wonderful pool. The week went much too quickly and we hope to return in the near future (next year if possible) and perhaps for a longer period.
Pat, England, June 2009
We had a simply marvellous week in your beautiful house! It was one the very best weeks we’ve ever had in France…simply wonderful memories, like the unforgettably brilliant barbecue by the pool, sitting out chatting and drinking till well after midnight. Of course we also took full advantage of the superb pool, table tennis, gardens, babyfoot etc….not to mention the wonderful kitchen.
Felicity and Jim, Liverpool, June, 2008
I just wanted to drop a note to say what a lovely place Hilltop Farmhouse is and how well equipped it is. You have been very thoughtful, in the way it is furnished and all the little nick-nacs that make the place. We had a great time, found it extremely comfortable and the staff we dealt with, very helpful and curteous.  Thanks once again
Keith Farndell & Family, England, June 2008
We have just returned from our 2 brilliant weeks in Hilltop Farmhouse and wanted to send some feedback. The house and garden are truly beautiful with all the facilities we could possibly need. We were so relaxed that our 2 weeks felt like much longer. My parents joined us for a couple of days and they fell in love with the place too.   To step out of the heat of the day into the fabulous swimming pool was terrific, but my favourite time was sitting around the big granite table outside with a bottle of wine in the warm night air looking up at the stars and listening to the tree frogs and crickets chirping. We would definitely love to return to Hilltop Farmhouse, it was the perfect house in the perfect location and made a truly memorable holiday.
Ruth, Northern Ireland, September 2007
We had an absolutely wonderful time in your beautiful home. Such a gorgeous house in a truly wonderful setting. You have clearly put so much love (and hard work!) into creating Hilltop Farmhouse and we felt very fortunate to be able to ‘share’ it with you. One thing we particularly enjoyed doing was watering your many pots during the balmy evenings (glass of rose in hand as recommended). I really appreciated your collection of cookery books – my selection of holiday reading was almost left untouched in favour of Elizabeth David and regional french cookery!
Deborah, Bristol, August 2007
We absolutely adored Hilltop Farmhouse! So sad to leave! It was so beautiful and beautifully equipped, & the region as wonderful as we remembered it. The flowers (esp the big patch of lavender), herbs, pool, view, kitchen, rooms, games – all perfect for 3 generations.  We just loved the village markets and will certainly come back again. A majorly memorable fabulous trip.
Katie, Brooklyn, July 2007

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Rosé by the pool