Welcome back to Part 2 of my reasons to take your self-catering vacation with us at Lou Messugo gîte.  If you didn’t read Part 1 then I suggest you do here.  I’m indulging in a very rare bit of self-promotion, I hope you enjoy finding out a little bit more about our family business.

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Interior of the gîte – what’s provided?

Let’s head inside to the comfortable, light-filled interior which consists of a bedroom with a double bed and space for a cot should you need it.  All linen is of course provided (except beach towels which you can rent if you don’t have your own). The living/dining room has a kitchen area, dining table and chairs for 4 and a double sofabed.  If there are only 2 of you we take out the extra chairs to leave you more room, but even with 3 or 4 people staying and using the sofabed there’s plenty of space.  Many families choose to use the bedroom for the children and the sofabed for the parents enabling them to stay up later using the terrace and/or TV.  This is entirely up to you.  When families stay we make sure we know the ages of the children so we can provide plastic cutlery, plates etc if necessary.  We also have a high chair and travel cot at your disposal free of charge.

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As the gîte is all on one level there’s no need to worry about stairs and the fact that we provide pretty much all the paraphernalia you need when travelling with babies and young children means you don’t have to pay for extra luggage on budget airlines or fill the car to bursting with bulky equipment.  While on this subject, we can also lend you all sorts of things for the beach such as buckets and spades, a parasol or UV tent, an icebox and picnic gear (thermos, basket, rug).  We provide a toy chest (seen in photo below) full of books, puzzles, toys and games for younger children.

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There’s satellite TV with UK channels and of course we have wifi too (practically the main criteria for teens nowadays!) There’s no need to lug loads of toys and DVDs with you, we have plenty here.  The bathroom is attractively decorated and practical with an extra large shower, big enough for two, making it easy to wash kids, or …. (I leave that to your imagination!)  A hairdryer is provided.  If you should require a baby bath we can provide one.  Having said all this, when we have bookings of adults only, the baby kit is taken away leaving more space and an elegant grown-up environment. Lou Messugo is perfect for small families and couples, we love both and don’t prefer either one over the other.

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Space and value

One of the things many people love about holidaying in a gîte as opposed to a hotel is the extra space you get which is true even if there are 4 of you at Lou Messugo.  Remember there’s all that outdoor space too (and you’re welcome to store bulky items like suitcases, bikes, golf clubs etc in the garage).  For anyone on a budget, which let’s face it is most families, a gîte will nearly always be better value than a hotel and furthermore the savings you make with self-catering mean you can afford more treats and activities. (Don’t forget seemingly little things like being able to do your own laundry saves on pricey hotel charges and means you can bring fewer clothes resulting in lower luggage costs). Finally there’s just something rather lovely about having your own little home away from home, with the personal touch that comes from a real family running the place, not a large impersonal corporation.

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I hope I’m beginning to convince you to get in touch for a quote.  We are open all year and have a minimum stay of 3 nights except for July and August when it’s a week, Saturday to Saturday. Don’t forget to look out for the 3rd and final part in this little series of reasons why you should book a holiday or mini-break at Lou Messugo.  If you’ve already stayed here please do add your thoughts in the comments, I always love hearing from past guests.  All other comments welcome as usual too.

Read part 1 here

Read Part 3 here

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