1.These terms and conditions form the contract agreement for the letting of the Gite known as La Porcherie..
2.The booking contract is valid once a deposit of 25% of total rent fee is received by the owner with the balance payable 8 weeks before arrival unless the booking is made less than 8 weeks in advance when payment in full will be due at time of booking.
3.The Gite will be available to clients from 16:00 hrs on the first day of the agreed booking (Thursday, unless by prior agreement) and must be vacated by MID-DAY! on the final day (Thursday, unless by prior agreement). Additional days can be agreed subject to availability of the Gite.
4.We normally only accept bookings of 7 nights minimum during mid and high seasons and 3 nights in low season.
5.A full inventory of fixtures and equipment will be handed over on arrival and formally agreed by both parties. This inventory will form the only reference in the event of a dispute.
6.The Gite is strictly non-smoking. The client is to confirm that the Gite is clean on arrival and this will noted on the inventory. It is the client’s responsibility to maintain the Gite in a clean condition for the duration of the stay. Gite cleaning is available by prior written agreement for an additional charge if required.
7.The client shall pay a security deposit of 200€ in cash on arrival. The inventory of fixtures and equipment shall again be agreed upon departure and the cash deposit returned less any deductions in the event of any damage or breakages. Where early departure prevents final inventory, the deposit shall be returned to the client, less any necessary deductions, within one week.
8.Cancellation by the client. Any cancellation must be notified in writing.
a.Cancellation within 30 days of arrival date the full hire charge remains payable.
b.Cancellation of between 30 and 60 days the deposit of 25% remains payable.
c.Cancellation of more than 60 days, no charge is made and any deposit paid will be returned.
d.If duration of stay is reduced, total fee remains the same and no refund is possible.
e.In case of ‘no-show’ (on arrival due date) without written contact, the contract will cancel immediately and no refund will be due.
9.In the event of cancellation by the owners all monies paid will be refunded.
10.This contract agreement allows for up to 4 people in the Gite. A charge of 5€ per person per night will be payable for any additional guests by prior arrangement before arrival date.
11.The client will ensure that the peaceful character of the environment is maintained and use all facilities with respect for the owners and their neighbours. In the event of any serious breach of this condition the owner reserves the right to require the client to vacate the premises immediately without refund.
12.No pets allowed. The property is not appropriate for animals. However, obedient and well-behaved pets can be accommodated BY PRIOR WRITTEN AGREEMENT. A supplement of 200€ per animal per week (and an additional security deposit of 100€) will be payable on arrival. In the event that the client does not follow this rule the owner reserves the right to refuse entry.
13.By signing the rental contract, the client accepts responsibility and liability for all damage caused during their stay. The client will insure against all risks as normally covered by holiday insurance. The client is responsible for cover of their own personal possessions.
14.The cost of any additional or extra charges will become payable upon departure e.g., final cleaning, heating/logs, extra linen etc...
15.Any litigation of any nature will be conducted under the jurisdiction of French law.