Here's a view of the street. That's my little pale blue Peugeot 206 in the photo. Twelve years later, we're still driving it. At la Menounière, every morning a porteuse de pain (a woman who brought bread to sell) would drive up in her little white van, toot the horn, and wait for us and our neighbors to come out and buy some baguettes, croissants, or brioche for the day. She also sold milk, butter, and cheeses. It was a nice service.
The gîte was sparsely furnished, and that's what you learn to expect. Staying in a gîte rural is just a step up from camping, but a significant step up. There's a kitchen. There's heat (but maybe for a few extra euros). There's a bathroom with hot water. We usually take our own towels. And there are beds. We also take our own bed linens. Pillows and blankets are normally provided. Sometimes, for people who can't or don't want to bring bed or bath linens, for a reasonable fee the gîte owner will rent you some for your stay. Gîtes are set up to serve people who arrive by car.
We also take food with us. On some days, we'll have lunch in a restaurant, provided we can take the dog with us. Other days, we'll have a picnic at lunchtime, weather permitting. For the evening meal, we eat foods we've brought from home, or we buy fromages, pâtés, and salades while we are out and about, touring around. That way we can relax in the evening after taking the dog for a walk, without having to drive back from a restaurant in the dark. It's easy to get lost, especially at night, when you don't know an area very well.
This house is still operated as a gîte, according to what I find on the internet. It has been updated and refurnished since 2008. I'll find the link again and post it tomorrow, with some photos of the current furnishings if possible. The rent is very reasonable.