Holidays must be pure relaxation and you must feel the luxury. You need quiet surroundings, you must forget the rush of your work and that of the city. You need to sleep comfortably, eat well and get some exercise when you feel like it. You need to be able to sit outside in privacy, inside with your own music and meet some people if you want to.
Personally I love going to markets and use the local products for lunch and dinner.
So kitchen is important. I dare say you will have one the best equipped luxury kitchens in gites country. Your own private terrace has its own barbecue that you can also use as a heater in spring or autumn. Sleeping: we've only had compliments about the beds and the duvets. People love our 6x12 mtr black swimming pool. The Bowers & Wilkins A7 to connect to your smartphone or tablet is very much appreciated. But also practical things like a washing machine, hoover and internet connection in every gite.
Salle des fêtes: every village, even the smallest, seems to have one. We have one as well. We use it at least once a week. On Monday evening I cook for all our guests as a welcome and hello. In our real village Sainte Sabine Born, with 350 inhabitants, this is done once every so often as well. Everybody brings its own plates, cutlery and glasses and has a great evening. A good idea that I took over and introduced in our place. Volunteers to help me cook are always more than welcome....
If you feel like doing some gardening you are more than welcome in our vegetable garden where you can also pick your own vegetables.