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Terms & Conditions



1. Booking and Payment


A provisional booking is a temporary reservation. We require a 25% reservation deposit to secure your booking which is non-refundable if you cancel your holiday. The due balance is to be paid 8 weeks in advance of your holiday and is non-refundable. You are advised to take out travel insurance to cover the cost of unforeseen issues. 


If you are booking less than 8 weeks before the start of your holiday, full payment is required. If the full balance is not received by the due date, we do reserve the right to cancel your booking and to re-advertise your weeks.


The prescribed number of persons per cottage must be respected. We do accept payment in Sterling or Euros.  If you are booking direct with us, payment by bank transfer is preferred. 


On arrival, or a couple of days before the start of your holiday, you will be asked to pay a security deposit which will be fully refunded within 3-5 days of departure, providing that you have left the accommodation undamaged and clean (if cleaning option is not selected). If cleaning option is selected, the gite should be left in a reasonable state after normal use, having been treated with care throughout your stay.


We will request a security deposit of 200€ or £200 per cottage sleeping up to 3 guests; 400€ or £400 per cottage sleeping up to 4-5 guests, payable by bank transfer 2 days before arrival (and refunded within 3 days of departure by bank transfer).




2. Prices  


Prices are per week per gîte and are inclusive of electricity, gas, water (although the use of electric convectors during the cooler periods is charged 50€/ convector/ week). The rental prices are in Sterling and can be converted into euros (the exchange rate on the date of the booking will be used). 


We can provide bed linen and bath towels if required, at an additional cost of 20€/person. 


From April to the end of September, the town charges all holidaymakers a very small local tax ('taxe de séjour') of 0.64€ - 0.88€/ adult/ night payable at the start of your holiday. 




3. Cancellation  


In the very unlikely event of a cottage being unavailable on the day stated, due to unforeseen circumstances, every attempt will be made to relocate guests.  If this is not possible, even more unlikely, all rent monies will be refunded without question but no further liability will fall upon the owners.



4. Your responsibilities  


Your property will be cleaned before your arrival and we respectfully ask you to remember that you are staying in someone else's home and to leave it clean and tidy when you depart. If extra cleaning is required a minimum charge of 50€ will be levied. We offer an end-of-stay cleaning option for 50€ - 70€ to take the bother off if wished. 


Bins need to be emptied regularly to avoid infestations especially during hot periods. Negligence in this respect may lead to further cleaning costs being levied.


Breakages should be reported to the owners in order that it can be rectified before the next clients arrive.  Please do not arrive at the property before 4.00 p.m. and kindly leave by 10.00 a.m. on the day of departure (otherwise you could be charged extra rental) in order to give enough time between clients to ensure that the property is ready.  If you expect to arrive after 8.00 p.m. please telephone or message us.




5. Swimming Pool


Use of the pool is exclusive to paying guests, not visitors.


Children under the age of 16 must be supervised by an adult (family member) who is able to swim competently. This rule is an issue of 'health and safety' and legal liability and must be respected at all times. Failure to respect this rule may result in access to the swimming pool being denied to you during your stay.




6. Complaints  


In the event of any complaint arising, either on arrival or after occupation has commenced, this should be brought to the attention of the owners immediately so that remedial action, where necessary, can be taken without delay.  We will do everything possible to deal with any difficulties both quickly and effectively.  The owners retain the right to enter the property at any reasonable time to deal with any complaints and to carry out any repairs deemed necessary to the property or equipment.  





7.  Internet


All guests have access to free wifi within their gîte. 




The network is shared, so expect it to be more or less reliable depending upon the number of people using and accessing the internet.




8. General  


Whilst every possible effort will be made to maintain the household equipment in good order for the enjoyment of our guests, we cannot accept liability in the event of an unforeseen calamity, but would ask you to bear with us whilst we attempt to rectify the problem as soon as possible. 


We accept smokers but only smoking outside of the property. Unfortunately, we cannot accept pets.  





9.  Private car parking allocated at owners risk.      




10. The owners reserve the right to ask you to vacate the premises if you are not complying with the terms and conditions listed above or if your behaviour causes concern.   







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