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We want to thank you both for the care afforded to Emie during her recent stay with you. She was clearly very happy with you and all the other dogs. She came home to us clean, fit and happy, with few tangles! We hope to see you again. Thank you.



Hi Tracey,
I want to thank you for taking such good care of Rosie. I could tell she was comfortable with you, which is always a relief when I'm away. She's now sleeping off her exciting weekend.

Merci, Maddy


Hi Tracey, just to say thank you so much for looking after our 2 dogs Alfie & Louis so well durung their stay with you, the way you introduce the dogs to the kennels is so much more relaxed than we have previously experienced that we knew they were happy right from the beginning of their holiday. Especially as little Louis had not been well just as we were to leave him with you but you put us at ease and we felt happy he was in safe hands. They were totally relaxed and in great spirits when we collected them and very worth while driving an hour each way as we live near Civray. We will definitely recommend your kennels to our friends. Pity we don't live closer as we would have liked to join the the dog training classes.

Marilyn & Bill Malherbe.


I wanted to say a very big ‘thank you’ for the time my three dogs spent with you. As I mentioned, I’d never put them in kennels before and hate being parted from them anyway, so I had awful trepidations about arranging to board them. I knew as soon as we arrived, from the whole ambience of the place and the way that Sophie greeted you, that I could put my fears at rest. (Sophie always knows!)
When I came to collect them at the end of the week, they looked so full of life and well-being. I would have no hesitation in booking them into Bluebell Wood Kennels another time and I’m pretty sure they would jump at the idea.
So, thank you once again, from all of us,

Joy, Sophie, Fletcher and Timy

Salut! Jonty here. Just got back from a week's stay at Bluebell Wood Kennels. I had a super time as I managed to charm both Tracey and Les. Took all of a few minutes for them to start throwing my ball for me. I enjoyed my walks but can't understand why Tracey wouldn't walk me using my bright pink lead. Heyho, I've never understood humans. Off to chase something now.
Au revoir,

Jonty x , Pressignac


We had only been in France 2 weeks when we needed to return to the UK for a family bereavement and had to find a kennel which could look after our 2 cocker spaniels Chloe & Milo at short notice ( and in 2 kennels as Cloe was in heat!) Tracey couldn't have been more helpfull and as soon as we saw the kennels we knew they would be ok. Despite only just recovering from the 3 day epic journey to St Junien from north of Aberdeen our dogs suffered no ill effects at all from their week in kennels and indeed seemed happier than when they went in since they could mooch around the grounds and feel like they were at home in Scotland where they had a large 4 acre field to discover each day as opposed to our average sized garden here in France.
When we picked them up they were happy and no sign of tummy troubles, smelly dogs or rejection of owners all things we have come across when kennelling our pets in the past. The dogs had obviously enjoyed themselves and were equally happy following Tracey and Les around as they were us. I can't recommend the kennels highly enough - I just hope they don't get too busy so that we need to put our pets elsewhere!!

Anne & Chris Melia - St Junien


Hi Tracey
We would like to say how happy we were to leave Elvis in your care for ten days (the first time he has been to kennels). He obviously had a very enjoyable time and it was well worth the trip down from St Leger Magnazeix to know that he would receive such a lot of care and attention.

Regards Jan & Roger Keable


Thank you for having Tosca, if she could tell me, she would say that she had a great time with you expecially with the company of other dogs. She is quite difficult with other girls, but having a boy to play ball with was good fun! It is such a comfort to know that you are there if there is a problem and I have to leave - none so far!!
Your new website is terrific!

Best regards, Hilary and Tosca.


We want to say how special we feel our little Bearded Collie, Dorcas, is always made to feel by you and Les. You have looked after her ever since she was a very small puppy - when she was a bit like a reject from St. Trinians for whom we thought there was no hope - to the almost-reasonable 'teenager' stage. Always you have managed to enjoy her stays with you. Dorcas clearly has enjoyed them as well because she's so excited to get out of the car when we get to you. It makes leaving her behind so much less difficult for us! Not only that, we have found that each time she returns to us from having spent some time with you she seems to have 'grown up' a bit and become that bit more socialised. So thank you; I don't know what we would have done without you.

Peter and Chrissie


Boycie - ManotHi, I'm Boycie and I live near Manot, just wanted to tell you about the wonderful activity holidays my people let me go on at the Bluebell Woods Kennels! It's fantastic, I cry to get in!
We have lots of walks and Les and Tracey play games with us and we get to run around outside too! Sometimes, if I'm good, they let me play with some of the other dogs on holiday as well. It's also nice to have your own bed and stuff around you.
I don't think my people are happy when I go as they are always so pleased when I go home, but I love it! Wish I could stay! Shhh don't tell them that they'd be upset!



Collecting Jess from Bluebell wood kennels from her second holiday ther this year, it was evident that although glad to see me when I arrived, she had had a wonderful time with the other dogs and the freedom of such a beautiful setting.She absolutley adores Tracey, who treats the dogs as if they were her own.
I thoroughly recommend these kennels for your pet with peace of mind and for the love,care and attention she gives them I wouldnt go anywhere else.

Ann Allen Availles-limouzine.


We have just collected Bilbo and Celeborn our Standard Poodles after their summer holiday at Bluebell Wood Kennels. Two very happy waggy dogs greeted us.
Celeborn who is only one year old had found himself a friend of a similar age with whom he was able to rush around and play within the extensive enclosed grounds. Just what a young dog needs.
As neither of them enjoys a brush, Tracey gave them a massage instead at grooming time. What a service!!!!
We highly recommend these kennels which are in such a wonderful setting with so much outside space and such love and care from Tracey.

Jeannette and David Orange 86400 St Gaudent.


I really enjoyed my stay with you - loads of fun and lots of new friends to play with - and lots of cuddles. I think I had as good a holiday as my mum and dad!
Thanks from HERBIE
Many thanks, he looked really great.

Ted and Alison, Miallet


We would like to thank you & Les for looking after Rudi & Buster during their 10 day stay in Juillet they were clearly very well looked after and came home looking very happy & content which is not always the case after being in kennels for that length of time. We would not think twice or feel so guillty about leaving with you again at Bluebell Wood at any time in the future as we feel it's a good holiday for them too.
Thanks again & we look forward to seeing you soon.

Pam & Ian Scott Saint Barbant



"It is so comforting to know that we can leave Murphy in safe and trustworthy hands. We know that he is taken for walks. We know that he is fussed and loved by Tracey. We know that he is happy there because his tail wags and he gets excited whenever he sees Tracey (or Les). He comes back happy, clean and not smelling horrible. Bluebell Wood Kennels 'do exactly what it says on the tin!!' - unlike some kennels that we have used in the UK."

John and Gerry Braisby, Rochechouart.


Normally friends look after Sophie but the last time we went away it was more convenient for us to look for a kennels to the west of Limoges. We were delighted to find Bluebell Woods and could not have been more pleased with the way that she was looked after.
The site is well located with ample room for the dogs to exercise and large enclosures for their sleeping. Sophie is quite a nervous dog but she seemed to enjoy her stay with Tracey and we will certainly send her back for further visits.
We would highly recommend Bluebell Woods to all dog owners.

Sophie – Fromental, Haute Vienne

Thank you so much for looking after our two boys for the day. Having not spent any time away from our boys since moving to France four years ago, it was difficult to think of putting them in kennels, but we decided to try them out for a day to see how they (and we) coped, just in case the need should arise in the future.
We think the meeting and greeting area is fantastic, no stress for the usually "stressheaded" Lennie, one bark is so unusual for him when meeting new people, it's normally at least twenty just so you know he's arrived. It was lovely to see them just wander into their allocated kennel and run.
Picking them up was of course the best bit for us, two very happy boys, who, we would not hesitate to leave in the care of Tracey again.
Thanks again we cannot recommend you highly enough, you certainly know and care about dogs.

Vicki, Haute Vienne.


Shimba is her "Daddy’s Little Princess". She is very special to us and we all love her dearly. By chance we came across Bluebell Wood Kennels which is where Shimba has had many happy holidays. Tracey always makes her stay a happy one and cares for Shimba as we would ourselves. We are very lucky for Shimba to have another home to stay at, and to know that she is being well looked after and cared for means we never have to worry when we leave her.


Alasatian and Collie"Having searched the area for good kennels, it was fantastic to find Tracey & Les & their great set up. They were very welcoming when I asked to visit before leaving the dogs for the first time. Having an arthritic alsatian & a bouncy border colley, both ends of the doggy spectrum are covered. But Tracey & Les take this in their stride & I have no worries or hesitations about leaving the dogs (medications & all) in their capable hands. Another great thing is that not only do they look after my dogs & the other kennel inhabitants so well, but they also find time to help the SPA & other refuges in the area too. Thank you both.."

Paul & Nina. Availles, Vienne, Limousin

Just a line to say thank you for looking after Oasis once again. It is always comforting nfor us to know that she is being so well cared for while we are away and we never have to worry about her. She has obviously enjoyed her recent holiday at Bluebell Kennels and she sends her love to her friends old and new.
Thank you again and best regards,

Robin and Anna Goddard, Nieuil.

"My name is Cleo and I am a very boisterous 5 year old German Shepherd, complete opposite to Heidi who is a 15 year old Llasa Apso. Tracey has nicknamed me "Mrs. Worry Guts" because I do have a tendency not to want to let Heidi out of sight. I should not worry because Tracey looks after us both so well and we are very happy to stay with her and would recommend this Canine Holiday Home to all. When we are not on holiday we live with Ken & June."

Cleo, St. Laurent De Ceris.

"Wow... Look at that Lean Mean Machine Glossy coat Shinny wet nose bright eyes that dog looks Fab... Hang on a minute that's our dog...
What a difference.. We went away leaving Lee with Tracey knowing that he was not at all well having spent three days at the Vets who had told us he has a problem with his pancreas which he will have for the rest of his life. We did leave his new food with Tracey as well as all the phone numbers in the UK as we expected to get the call to say he was not well... How wrong can you be we would both like to thank Tracey and Les for their care and attention to our much loved mate Lee.
How many stars would we give Bluebell Kennels out of 10 it has to be 20"

Elaine and David Hare. Babadus, Rochechouart

"I travel back to the UK at least twice a month for a week at a time on business and wanted to find a kennels that I was happy leaving my dog with. I found Tracey and Les at Bluebell Wood Kennels through a mutual friend and I could not wish for a better place or nicer couple to leave her with.
When ever I take Coco there she can’t wait to get in and have fun with all the other dogs. She thoroughly enjoys her stay and is made to feel very welcome by Tracey and Les. She enjoys all the exercise and the opportunity to mix with lots of other dogs, that’s as long as all the other dogs want to play with her!
It is really nice for me to be able to carry out my business in the UK knowing that I don’t have to worry about Coco as she is extremely well looked after. For the first couple of days when she returns she is so peaceful and quiet, sleeping most of the time due to the fact that she has such a great time and is thoroughly shattered.
So if you are looking for a loving, friendly holiday camp for your dog while you go away I can not recommend Tracey and Les highly enough. Thank you the pair of you for making it easy for Coco and I."

Lynda Steer.


"Allan and I were very pleased of the care you took of luka he came back looking well and happy and settled back at home with no problems. In england we had excellent kenneling but we are both in agreement that we feel he used to come home rather quiet and looking tired and took a day or two to come around, but with you it was like he had never been away we feel very lucky to have found your excellent kennels and would not hesitate to recommend you.
thanks again"

Carol and Allan Butterworth and luka.

"Due to a family crisis we had to return to the UK at short notice and this meant finding a temporary home for our Labrador, Ellie. A phone call to Tracey at Bluebell Wood solved our problem and this meant Ellie could return to the Kennels for her third visit. She whimpered with delight when she saw Tracey and ran into the Kennels to greet all the temporary residents. She looked to be disappointed when we brought her home and sulked for two days but now she is fine. Thanks Tracey and Les for keeping up your very high standards."

Ray & Ruth Turner Rochechourt.

"We have been boarding our cross border collie (Misty) at Bluebell Wood Kennels since July 2007. Misty was a refuge dog from SPA Limoges, and we adopted her mid July 2007. We had to go back to the UK unexpectedly, and were a little concerned about leaving her so soon after her adoption. There was no need to be concerned at all. We now travel regularly back to the UK, so we are more than confident that Misty is well looked after. Tracey (Misty’s 2nd Mum) treats all her boarders like family and takes care of their every need. Misty loves going there and gets very excited as soon as she sees the gates to the kennels. All the dogs seem to love Tracey, so anyone taking their dog to Bluebell Wood Kennels can be sure their pet will be very well looked after. I cannot recommend Tracey and Bluebell Wood Kennels highly enough. We sometimes wonder if Misty prefers to live at Tracey’s or her own home!"

"Thank you so much Tracey for looking after our golden boy, "Albert". He labradoralways returns home so happy. He very obviously enjoys his time with you at Bluebell Wood. He promises to bring his own gardening gloves next time!! It always makes the sometimes stressful trips back to UK, much easier knowing Albies in good hands. We understand your adding a testamonial page to your website, we would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who loves their pet.
Albie says see you January, and hope you like the photo of me aged 10 weeks, XX"

Jeff & Patricia Vause (& Albert our 2 year old Golden Labrador), MORTEMART

"Many thanks for the care and attention you gave to our two dogs, Ted and Sam while we were on holiday recently. We will have no hesitation in recommending your kennels and using them ourselves when needed. "

"Elsa our German Shepherd stayed at Bluebell for the first time in September 2008. Her stay was for 11 days and when we picked her up she looked in tip top condition. We will not hesitate to use the kennels again as you can tell that the dogs are looked after with a lot of love, care and attention. Thank you Tracey and the hour + journey to get to you is worth the effort."

Anne & Mick Moat, VAREILLES, 23300.

"I have been using Bluebell Kennels for the past two years and hope to be able to continue to do so. My dog is always pleased to see Tracy and is always fit, healthy and happy when I collect her, even after long stays. I have every confidence that I leave her in very kind and professional hands and I would be happy to recommend Bluebell kennls to anyone."

M. Willoughby La Coquille, 24450

"Thank you so much for the brilliant job you did of looking after Roxy, she told us she had a brilliant time and loved the agility course! And had great fun with the other dogs!! She came back exactly as we left her, and we could not ask for more!"

Lynda, Availles-Limouzine

"Our dogs always enjoy going to Bluebell Wood Kennels, and so we can have our breaks confident they are well looked after."

Lucy & Guinness Roumazieres Loubert

"If, like me, you find that the hardest part of going on holiday is leaving your dog at the kennels, then do as I do and take it to Tracey & Les at Bluebell Woods. The facilities are purpose built and absolutely great but much more importantly, Tracey has real empathy with our canine friends and I go away in the certain knowledge that our dog is in safe and loving hands. Peace of mind like this is priceless and they come highly recommended!"

Angela & Richard Pickles

"We have two dogs called Millie and Flynn who are 6 and 3 respectively. They have been going into kennels since they were quite young but have never been so happy to be left as they are at Bluebell Wood. If dogs could talk I know they would agree with me but all I can say is that their behaviour says it all. I can safely say that I do not worry about the dogs whilst they are in the loving care of Tracy. Many thanks to everyone concerned from us all at Nexon.x"

"Bluebell Wood Kennels is a great facility in a lovely setting, spotlessly clean and tidy and we have recommended Tracey to many of our friends who have been equally as pleased as we are."

"Thank you so much for the excellent care of our two dogs (Bill and Bambou). Can't thank you enough for the care you give them. Thank you for getting back to me so quick! And for looking after Bill and Bambou for me when I was in hospital!"