We stayed in a gite last year where we suffered an extensive injury caused by a dangerous low beam. The British owner said tshe had no objection if we moved to a more suitable place and they would refund the rent we had paid in advance. After a few days we got an abusive email from the owners husband refusing to send the refund,about2000GBP.. This man also accused us blocking the lavatory and stole our deposit 500GBP.
All I can warn people is be very careful Some of the gite owners are rogues. For further details Google The gite from hell.