Welcome back to Part 2 of my reasons to take your self-catering gîte holiday 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.
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.
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.
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 books 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.
Space and Value on a Gîte Holiday
One of the things many people love about a gite holiday 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.
Book YOur Gîte Holiday Now!
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 gîte 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 of the reasons why you should book a gîte holiday here
Read more reasons for your gîte holiday in Part 3 here
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I miss Lou Messugo. Maybe I had better come for my 80th birthday next year. It is the most wonderful place to be Even for oldies.
I would love you to celebrate your 80th here next year. Sounds like a plan to me.
So when are you coming Mich?!!
Yes it really does!
Thanks Mari! 🙂
Oh wow, you’ve done a superb job, it looks gorgeous, the perfect place to stay. I love that wallpaper in the bedroom too.
You are so right about a gite being such good value for money – and it gives you so much flexibility.
It looks beautiful, I’m sure I could enjoy a lovely holiday there. Mich x
Thanks Sonia, we really do try and anticipate everything!
I’m all for temptation! Just present hubby with a fait accompli!
Thanks Lucy, I hope you’ll come and see us one day 🙂
I love that photo too, I was so happy when they agreed to let me photograph them 🙂
Thanks Jen, I hope you can come here one day!
It looks perfect – what a fab place to stay.
Ooh the couple overlooking the garden spoke to me- they look so relaxed there! A nice place you have there.
I was hooked halfway through part one! The garden is fabulous.
I love having a peek at the interior, looks fantastic, so comfortable! Although hubbie won’t be impressed if I start looking at gite holidays lol, but I am sorely tempted! x
Oh wow, it looks amazing! Looks like you have really thought of everything. Sounds like it would be a perfect holiday spot 🙂
How lovely to hear from you Liz and thanks for such kind words, I’m really pleased to hear you enjoy the blog!
We have stayed a few times at Lou Messugo and have loved it each time. Our boys are a little older; they absolutely love the outdoor pool, the pétanque and the molky (can’t remember how to spell it!) My husband and I love the rosé on the terrace and the peacefulness of the garden! We always feel very independant, but it’s lovely to know that Phoebe and Jeff and just “upstairs” if we need them (Phoebe always has great advice on things to do with the kids and places to go for dinner); the Lou Messugo blog is brilliant for this by the way. We haven’t booked a trip this year unfortunately, but would love to come back in 2017.
It’s so nice to hear from another regular guest and thank you for writing such lovely words! I’m glad you feel like you’re coming “home”, that’s just what we aim for.
Thank you Susie 🙂
Thanks for your lovely words Corinna, I really hope you come again, we’d love to see you and your kids back at Lou Messugo. 🙂
Hi Alex, I’m so pleased you’re coming again, we can’t wait to see you here at Easter and you’re right the cycling is amazing around here. I just wanted to point out to anyone reading these comments that the gite really is for 4, but every now and then we make exceptions with regular guests whose family has grown since coming to stay here and who have a baby in a cot. This is the case for Alex. Thanks for commenting and see you in a couple of months!
We’ve booked again (all 5 of us) for Easter. I can’t wait!
Phoebe touches on cycling, but there really is amazing riding right out of Lou Messugo. Any keen cyclist will love it, as well as all the other numerous attractions! I will be taking my bike and look forward to some heroics in the saddle.
Having stayed before I agree with everything you have said. My three children loved the pool and garden and I loved the space to join in or enjoy the peace on the terrace away from the kids! We also loved exploring the pretty mountain villages and different beaches – there truly is something for everyone. We fully intend to visit again and reading these two excellent blogs has focused me into making a booking – can’t wait to see Phoebe and her family again and to luxuriate in Lou Messugo.
Looks fabulous. I have shared the link, and the first one, on Facebook. 🙂
We are coming to Lou Messugo in May. It will be our fifth visit and I can’t wait. All that you have said is true. For oldies it is a perfect place to just relax and enjoy all that the south of France has to offer. The only problem is that Lou Messugo is so comfy and ideally situated with its lovely garden, sunny terrace for breakfast, birds and squirrels to watch and delicious goodies from the bakery to eat it is hard to leave. However we love the bus ride to Grasse or the other way to Nice, we hardly ever use the car once we have arrived at Lou Messugo and of course we do go out every day which makes it even nicer to come back “home”. Do take a holiday here in this superb gite.[quote][/quote]
It’s great to hear from you Richard, and your points are very valid. The car right outside the front door is a big plus, I know we’ve stayed in places where we’ve had to park miles away and it’s not convenient with luggage and young kids. Thanks for mentioning that.
Having stayed in, and enormously enjoyed, the Lou Messugo gite at least half a dozen times, in all seasons, I can heartily endorse the reasons for doing so listed in Parts 1 and 2 of this posting, and look forward to reading the third instalment. One additional advantage that occurs to me is that guests can park their car(s) right outside the door, meaning that one doesn’t have to lug bags and other paraphernalia more than a few feet. And for those without cars, the proximity of cheap, frequent bus services (seven minute walk for Nice/Grasse and about twenty minutes for all the others) is a big added plus factor.
I’m so pleased you’ve found my blog and have enjoyed these posts Kim, I look forward to meeting you in September too.
We’re visiting you in September and reading these last two blog posts has made me even more excited! Can’t wait to get there and to meet you!