Running a French Holiday Gite in Rural Brittany

Monday, September 29, 2008

Feedback from our guests (and their dogs!)

Received a lovely email late last week from the couple (and their two dogs) who had just returned from a two week holiday stay in our Gite.

Even though we've taken our own dog, Dexter, over to the Gite on two separate occasions this was the first time we've had any of our holiday guests do the same.

Taking your own dog on holiday is pretty straight forward now that the Pet passport scheme has been operating for a few years although you do have to get tick and tapeworm treatment from a French vet before you travel back, and so I was able to pass on details of the local Loudeac vet that we've used (and speaks pretty good English).

Over to our guests:
Dear Geoffrey,

Many thanks for 'lending' us your superb gite, for the very accurate travel directions and for the helpful Vet information.

We had a wonderful holiday and couldn't believe our luck with the weather. After a few showers on the first day and some very heavy ones that same evening, we had warmth and sunshine for the whole time.

The gite was just as described and certainly very well equipped although we are just a bit too old to sample the pool, the bikes and the toys!!!!!! We're sure that they give hours of amusement to those a lot younger than us, though.

The large and secure garden was perfect for our peace of mind with the two dogs although we were out almost all day every day. The beaches on the north coast were much appreciated by them and, by luck, we managed to get on them just three days after the end of the summertime ban. Nothing to do with your great place, but we were disappointed with the way the French people just seemed to leave dog faeces anywhere and everywhere - lets hope the clean-up campaign reaches France soon.

Again, we offer our thanks and will certainly ask to stay again if we do return to Brittany.

Shirley and Bernard Roberts,
Cracker and Pepper - the dogs

PS: The photo above is of our youngest son, Jack, (aged 6 at the time) and Dexter the dog charging up and down the beach at Les Rosaires on the North Brittany coast, about 40 miles from our Gite. Jack ended up the wettest and had to travel back to the Gite with no trousers or pants on!



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