Booking Conditions

  1. The properties known as Jasmine Cottage and La Grange (the Properties) are offered for holiday rental subject to confirmation by Mr & Mrs Tim and Penny Kay (the Owners) to the renter (the Client).
  2. To reserve one/both of the Properties, the Client should complete and sign the Booking Form and return it together with payment for the initial non-refundable deposit (25% of the total rent due). Following receipt of the Booking Form and deposit, the Owners will send a confirmation email. This is the formal acceptance of the booking.
  3. The balance of the rent together with the security deposit (see Clause 4) is payable not less than eight weeks before the start of the rental period. If payment is not received by the due date, the Owners reserves the right to give notice in writing that the reservation is cancelled. Reservations made within eight weeks of the start of the rental period require full payment at the time of booking.
  4. A security deposit £250.00 for every week or part week of the rental period is required in case of, for example, damage to the Property/Properties or its/their contents. However, the sum reserved by this clause shall not limit the Client's liability to the Owners. The Owners will account to the Client for the security deposit and refund the balance due within two weeks after the end of the rental period. Any chargeable expenses arising during the rental period (e.g. heating, gas, water, electricity etc) will be deducted from the deposit.
  5. Subject to Clauses 2 and 3 above, in the event of a non-insurable cancellation, refunds of amounts paid will be made if the Owners are able to re-let the Property/Proprties, any expenses or losses incurred in so doing will be deducted from the refundable amount. The Client is strongly recommended to arrange a comprehensive travel insurance policy (including cancellation cover) and to have full cover for the party's personal belongings, public liability etc, since these are not covered by the Owner's insurance.
  6. The rental period shall commence at 4.00 pm on the first day and finish at 10.00 am on the last day. The Owner shall not be obliged to offer accommodation before the time stated and the client shall not be entitled to remain in occupation after the time stated.
  7. The maximum number to reside in La Grange & Jasmine Cottage must not exceed six (6). Cholas Cottage must not exceed five (5). Unless the Owner has given written permission.
  8. The Client agrees to be a considerate tenant and to take good care of the Property/Properties and to leave it /them in a clean and tidy condition at the end of the rental period. The Owner's reserve the right to make a retention from the security deposit to cover additional cleaning costs if the Client leaves the Property/Properties in an unacceptable condition. The Client also agrees not to act in any way, which would cause disturbances to those residents in neighbouring properties.
  9. The Client and party acquire no rights whatsoever over the Property/Properties excepting occupation as a holiday let for the period booked. The Client shall not sub-let the Property/Properties.
  10. The Client shall report to the Owners (or Owner's agent) without delay any defects in the Property/Properties or breakdown in the equipment. Such as plant, machinery or appliances in the Property/Properties, garden, swimming pool and arrangements for repair and/or replacement will be made by the Owners or their Representatives as soon as possible.
  11. The Owners shall not be liable to the Client: (a) For any temporary defect or stoppage in the supply of public services to the Property/Properties, nor in respect of any equipment, plant, machinery or appliance in the Property/Properties, garden or swimming pool. (b) For any loss, damage or injury which is the result of adverse weather conditions, riot, war, strikes or other matters beyond the control of the Owners. (c) For any loss, damage or inconvenience caused to or suffered by the Client if the Property/Properties shall be destroyed or substantially damaged before the start of the rental period. In such event the Owners shall, within seven days of the notification to the Client, refund to the Client all sums previously paid in respect of the rental period.
  12. Under no circumstances shall the Owner's liability to the Client exceed the amount paid to the Owners for the rental period.
  13. The use of accommodation and amenities where offered such as swimming pool, garden games etc. is entirely at the user's risk and no responsibility can be accepted for injury to a user or visitor and loss or damage to the user's or visitor's belongings.
  14. No responsibility can be accepted for any loss or damage to any motor vehicle or its contents.
  15. The bringing of pets on to the Property/Properties is forbidden except with the written permission of the Owners. No camping is permitted on the Property/Properties grounds.
  16. This contract shall be governed by French law in every particular including formation and interpretation and shall be deemed to have been compiled in France. Any proceedings arising out of or in connection with this contract may be brought in any court of competent jurisdiction in France.