This is lovely gite in a sleepy little town in the middle of the champagne region. It is eqally ideal for a couple or large party as lots of space indoors and outside.
The location of the property is great. Tucked away in a sleepy village this very private gite has the potential to delight. It is generally very well equipped and undersells its facilities in my opinion. There are actually 2 toilet rooms and 1 bathroom in the property. The décor is quite unique and quirky which is cool.
However we found a few major issues which did prevent us enjoying our holiday to the full:
There were several large piles of dog dirt in the garden.
The main bathroom is off the lounge and when we arrived the door was open... Within 24 hours of our stay, with the door closed, we started to notice a repulsive vomit smell. Despite our efforts with drain cleaner, throughout our stay, this persisted and made using, what is a very smart bathroom, really incredibly unpleasant.
The garden, which looks stunning in the pictures, has not been maintained and is over grown with weeds.
There seems to be much confusion here with the owners as to which company you have booked through and therefore what you have paid for.
We paid extra for bedding - yet the beds were not made up on our arrival.
Trip advisor handles the damage deposit - yet a cash one was also requested. Cleaning is included in the Trip Advisor price and you sign to this effect on arrival - yet we received criticism that the gite was dirty despite us wiping down all surfaces, cleaning the BBQ, sweeping the floors and washing all crockery. As far as I am concerned I do not want to holiday somewhere where more departure cleaning than this is expected!
There was also much confusion regarding check out. No information regarding this is present in the gite. We were led to believe a neighbour would visit to arrange this two days before departure. She did not. On the morning of our departure no one appeared and so having delayed as long as possible (10.30am departure) we locked the property and put the key in the letter box. We have since received strong criticism for doing this. They must leave much clearer instructions and organise themselves much better if they don't want people to have to improvise.