Q1 ? I am worried about my car in case it is stolen or damaged whilst I am on holiday.
A1. The house is one of ten within a gated enclosure and, although you will not be allocated a particular parking slot, there should always be one available to you. Provided you have notified your UK insurer of your trip, your fully comprehensive cover should extend throughout your stay.
If, throughout the normal day, residents are coming and going to the beach they may slide open the gate and forget to close it after them. However a locked car should be perfectly safe (and the incidence of crime is extremely low in Labenne). You can ensure that the gate is closed yourself at night but if you are very anxious it might be possible to park the car in the very private, co-owned, paddock-area at the back of the house itself.