Le gite - holiday cottage
|Published: 5th June 2009 09:53|
Extract from Wikipedia:
A gîte, is a French holiday home that is available for rent. Gîtes are usually fully-furnished and equipped for self-catering.
Technically speaking to be called a gîte the owner must live close by in order to provide help, assistance and a warm welcome to guests. Gîtes are generally old farmworkers' cottages or converted outbuildings and barns within the proximity of the owners' principal residence.
Gîtes are encouraged by the local tourist board and planning authorities as they attract investment and tourism.
This self-catering gite is fully equipped, self-contained, and inspected by Brittany Ferries to ensure that it meets high standards.
Set in the heart of the countryside near Laval, this comfortable gite has been lovingly restored with the use of renewable energy sources and environmentally friendly materials.
Perfect for the independent young family who want to explore the real France.
- living room - with TV, video, DVD & telephone
- dining room
- fully fitted kitchen
- 1 room with 2 single beds
- 1 room with double bed and cot
- separate toilet
- Solar water-heater and heating
- A large, beautifully kept garden with space & equipment to play basketball and table tennis or simply lie back & enjoy the peace.
Unwind by the lake at the bottom of the garden with a book or fishing rod.
The owners of this gite, Andre and Marie-Francoise are working farmers who will give you a friendly welcome; leave you in peace to enjoy your surroundings; and close enough to offer any assistance if you require it.
Marie-Francoise in front of the gite
useful website: translate English to French
Why is this article on a local community website for West Somerset?
Andre & Marie-Francoise are friends of the Minehead Twinning Association.
Our hosts Andre & Marie-Francoise (left)