What's Included in the Rental Price?

La Locherie What's Included

We stayed in gites and cottages for many years ourselves, before we bought La Locherie. So we had a very good idea at the outset about what worked and what didn't in a holiday property.

We holidayed with three children, which meant we couldn't take our own linen as the car was always full. We always paid a significant extra charge to hire bedding, we never stayed anywhere where it was included in the rental price. Similarly, electricity, water and wood usage were always chargeable extras and, when on a tight budget, we were always worried about how large the bill would be on the last day.

We believe that the rental price should be what you pay, leaving you free to spend your euros on enjoying yourself.

Gite holidays are priced to take account of the fact that guests thoroughly clean their gite before departure, ready for the next occupants. This has always been the spirit of gite rental and we continue that tradition. We do not provide a cleaning service.

So, here's what we do include:

* We have to include the word reasonable, in case anyone behaves completely irresponsibly, but it is fair to say that in more than ten years of renting, we have never yet levied a surcharge. We find that if we trust our guests and treat them well, they respond in kind. We are surprised at how many of our male guests really enjoy chopping wood for their woodburner!