We did pay with a credit card but it seems we broke the contract by not contacting the owner first with our problems. Which was in very small print, I told the agency that they should check the cottages they have on their books regularly and asked when ours had been last checked they could not answer me.
They did seem surprised when I said it was advertised with two other agencies and as an Air B&B and was actually on the market for sale.
I have had similar experiences before, once in my own county, you could smell the drains from outside and a wasps nest was propping a window open .DH complained to the company as we never even let the DDs in. They told him Cumbria smelt like that and he told them he was from there and he certainly did not smell as far as he knew. They completely refunded our money.
We also had a Gite in the Dordogne that was a semi. We kept saying "IT could only happen to us", then after arriving home "Absolutely Fabulous", did an episode which was our experiences exactly. We wondered why our DDs never complained until one confessed that a very rampant couple next door could be heard through the bedroom wall and proved very enlightening entertainment when they went to bed.
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