#BookDirect Day

Today is “Book Direct Day” and like so many small B&B’s, hotels and chambres d’hôtes, today Le Petit Cochon is encouraging you – wherever you plan to escape to this summer – to book direct. Why? Because it will almost certainly save you money and give you a better experience.The best deal: Online booking sites (like Booking. / Expedia) charge venues like us a commission and/or a membership fee; as users you may also have to pay a fee. Come to us direct and we have some flexibility to offer a better price – especially for longer stays. We may also have special promotions (especially off peak / last minute offers) that we can’t communicate via online booking agencies (their systems don’t have the flexibility to do this), so tell us your dates; we’ll confirm the best possible price and you will be sure of getting the best deal. 

Because the booking agencies have standard forms, we can’t always tell the full story of our property on their sites. For example, look at our website and you will see that two of our rooms can accommodate extra beds – potentially saving you money if you are travelling as a family. But you won’t find this online because the online agencies are not able to record this level of detail. Nor will you find details of special events and workshops that we host unless you come direct.

Quite simply, when we welcome you into our home, our starting point is that we want you to be delighted with your stay at Le Petit Cochon. So whilst the money savings are great, perhaps even more important is that by booking direct you benefit from all our local knowledge – giving you the Best Experience. For example, when you ask a question, we take the time to listen, understand and offer helpful advice on things like our favourite restaurants, local markets, attractions and vineyards to visit – we want your stay with us to be the best it can possibly be.

Cancellations: We do understand that sometimes plans need to change and we will do our best to offer an alternative date rather than have you forfeit your deposit. If you book via an Online Travel Agent (OTA), we can’t help because your contract is with the agency rather than ourselves.

It is very easy to book direct: you can contact Le Petit Cochon via its website, e-mail, telephone (+00 33 (0)5 62 68 85 74 or via Facebook – we’re always happy to answer questions. We look forward to welcoming you and helping you plan the perfect escape in Gascony!