We booked a 2 week holiday at La Guillemandiere Gites for our annual summer holiday but only stayed for 1 week as the property fell far below our expectations. The property was uncomfortable, tired and not very clean. The property is also on a busy main road, which was not made clear in either the advert description or in the various communications with the owner prior to booking.
We raised various issues while we were there and although the owners made some attempts to rectify the problems these were not resolved during our stay. The water pressure in the shower was extremely poor, the shower drains were very smelly and it was really quite unpleasant to sleep upstairs as a result. The pillows and duvets were stained and dirty. The kitchen facilities were very poor and we had to buy some glasses and a dish to use in the oven as none had been provided. The oven had also not been cleaned. We also had a mouse in the kitchen. The balcony area was overgrown and the furniture very dirty which meant this area was unusable. The pictures on the adverts/website are clearly quite old and do not represent the current state of the property.
We were advised that pets were welcome and even told that there was a vast garden that our dog could run around in. The owner failed to mention that the garden was completely unenclosed and the property was on a busy main road. We were very uncomfortable with this and it was difficult to relax having to keep a more vigilant eye on both the children and dog, which had to be kept on a lead the entire time. This makes the property unsuitable for young children and pets. We will not be returning and would not recommend this property.