I really wanted to give this lovely French farmhouse a 5/5, but unfortunately I can’t yet.
The house itself is the perfect representation of that fantasy farmhouse in Europe. The setting in a working vineyard is spectacular and Celine the owner is super sweet and helpful. However; there are a number of areas that need attention for this to become the dream vacation rental:
Sheets, comforters, towels and pool towels need to be supplied as part of the rental. Coming from the US or Canada no one wants to give up luggage space to linens.
The house needs a very thorough clean. Ceilings, picture frames, furniture. The space is big, and obviously old, so dust and cobwebs aren’t a surprise but a heavy duty cleaning before each rental would be appreciated
The pool wasn’t clean on arrival and it took several days before it was useable
The wireless was really slow and unpredictable
Celine needs to put together some sort of handbook for the house with information about things like how the wifi works, where and when to put out garbage, how check in and check out is going to work etc.
Some kitchen basics: salt, pepper, sugar, oil, vinegar, washing up liquid would be a plus. Most places supply the basics and leave items left by guests (spices, oils, sauces) for the next guests to use.
Despite the constructive criticism we would rent here again. Celine really was lovely and took comments and concerns seriously and the house is lovely, spacious, cool and comfortable and well situated for exploring the area.
We were pleasantly surprised by the size of this apartment, with a level entry right on the square in the middle of town. With different open air markets almost every day, and a green grocer truck 5 days a week, what more could we ask for?
We were able to make some of our own meals in the well equipped kitchen, and could walk to a large assortment of cafes and historic sights within minutes. Also, it is just a 10 minute walk to the train station for longer jaunts!
We would definitely stay here again.