Foulon: holiday cottage in the Dordogne /Lot, France Foulon: holiday cottage in the Dordogne /Lot, France Foulon: holiday cottage in the Dordogne /Lot, France

Foulon: Terms of Hire

  1. The Hirer is responsible for the cottage and is expected to take all reasonable care of it. The cottage is thoroughly cleaned prior to the Hirer's arrival and must be left clean and tidy at the end of the hire period.
  2. Arrivals and Departures. Bookings are from 4.00pm on the day of arrival until 10.00am on the day of departure.
  3. Prices. Prices are inclusive of electricity, gas and firewood when applicable.
  4. Deposit. Bookings will not be confirmed until your deposit is received. However, if the booking is made within 2 months of the commencement date, the full rental will be required.
  5. The Balance of Hire. This will be due for payment 2 months before the commencement date and Jane and Andrew Bonnin (the Proprietors) reserve the right to cancel a holiday where full payment has not been received 2 months before the commencement date and to retain the Deposit.
  6. Cancellation. In the event of the hirer cancelling a holiday more than 2 months before the commencement date, the hirer will not be held liable to pay the full Balance of Hire, although the deposit will be forfeited. If cancellation is notified less than 2 months prior to commencement date, the Hirer will be liable to pay the full Balance of Hire. If the cottage is re-let the Deposit will be forfeited but the Balance will be refunded. All cancellations should be immediately notified in writing to the Proprietors. The Hirer is advised to take out his own Holiday Cancellation Insurance.
  7. Damage. Damage and breakages are the legal responsibility of the Hirer and their cost shall be refundable on demand. However, minor accidental breakages will not normally be charged for.
  8. Motor Cars and Personal Belongings. Baggage and personal belongings are at the Hirer's risk at all times. No responsibility can be accepted for loss or damage to motor cars.
  9. Party Size. No more than the maximum number of persons as stated when booking is permitted without the specific consent of the Proprietors and additional charges will normally be incurred if this party size is exceeded.
  10. Children. Cot and high chair are available by prior arrangement, free of charge. No bedding is supplied for the cot.
  11. Bed Linen. Bed linen, towels and teatowels are not normally provided. If you have arranged to have linen provided at the time of booking, it will be left for you to make up the beds. Two pillows (English size) and two duvets (one 4.5tog and one 9tog) are provided for each bed. The bed in the main bedroom is standard double size (140x190cm).
  12. Pets. Pets must not be allowed on the furnishings or left unsupervised in the cottage. Dogs must be kept on a lead when in the vicinity of livestock.
  13. Smoking. In the interests of safety and comfort of other visitors, Hirers are asked to refrain from smoking as much as possible in the cottage and not to smoke in the bedrooms. Smokers are asked to ensure that rooms are well ventilated. Take great care to not to start fires outside in dry weather.
  14. Fire Blanket and Extinguisher. These are provided in the kitchen area and Hirers should locate them and the means of escape in the event of a fire, as soon as they arrive.
  15. If for any reason beyond the owners' control (eg fire damage), the property is not available on the date booked, all advance payments will be refunded in full and the hirer shall have no further claim against the Proprietors.
  16. The Proprietors undertake to repair or replace any faulty equipment with all due diligence. However, no claims will be entertained in respect of equipment which remains faulty for reasons beyond the Proprietors' control.
  17. Wireless broadband internet access (Wifi) is provided, but its availability is dependent on the telecoms provider and cannot be guaranteed at all times. Alternative internet access is available at the library in Labastide Murat (above the Tourist Office) for a small charge.
  18. The Proprietors reserve the right to decline accommodation and demand the immediate withdrawal of any persons behaving in a manner detrimental to the property or to the comfort of other people.
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