Saturday, 22 December 2018

Sad News

If you are looking at this BLOG you will also have read the message on the home page of our website. 

We have reached a point where the operation of the cottage as holiday accommodation is no longer viable. The past two years, with the very weak pound and ever rising costs has reduced the small surplus we could generate pre BREXIT referendum to virtually zero in 2017/18 and that takes no account whatsoever of the time we spend over the year. In mid December we also received details of yet another French Tax, the 'tax de sejour' , although small it was the straw that broke the camels back. 

We have enjoyed welcoming our many guests over the past 8 years to our beautiful cottage. In 2018 we won 2nd prize once again for the best gite flower garden in the Indre region. However awards do not pay the bills and with so many fixed costs its less expensive to let the cottage stand empty than to run a holiday cottage business. We know of others who are in a similar situation. 

However all is not lost, friends and past guests are most welcome to stay and we ask you to contact Maureen. 

Hopefully this could be a suspension of activity but unfortunately we cannot see the French government removing the many taxes imposed and of course we now await the impact of Brexit which has also affected advance reservations. We are not building up our hopes.

Can we send you all our very best wishes and in this troubled world lets hope 2019 brings you all good health and happiness.

Very best wishes of the festive season

Maureen & John Hindhaugh 

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