The village where we were heading this past weekend is not served by any means of public transport of which we are aware, so we hired a car from our local hire place - about 500 yards from our house.
We get a special deal because of being members of the Autocool association. I have not checked how special, but I suspect it is not as special as all that. Still, we needed a car and we hired one.
And got a swanky new Clio, 10000 km on the clock, equipped with bluetooth gizmos, GPS, cruise control and sundry other bells and whistles. The GPS and radio were good and the car was spacious and comfortable, if a little bouncy now and again.