TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ESCAPE TO CHARENTE www.escapetocharente.com
BOOKING PROCEEDURE, DEPOSIT, BOOKING FORM & TERMS -
If you decide to book with us we will ask for you to complete our booking form and agree to these terms. Once you have done this we require you to secure your
booking with a deposit of 25% within 24 hours, all payments are to be made by bank transfer, if payment is not received within this time we will make the reserved
dates available again unless we have made other arrangements with you via email only. Once this payment is made it is non-refundable unless we need to cancel –
please obtain travel insurance. Agreement of our terms is achieved by the completion of our booking form, in the rare event of a booking being agreed without the
completion of our booking form then any payment made to us by you signifies your agreement to all of our terms. Bank transfers have no booking fee.
BALANCE PAYMENT -The balance of 75% is due 2 calendar months before your rental starts and must be paid within 5 working days after the due date. All
payments are non-refundable once payment has been made unless we need to cancel – please obtain travel insurance.
SECURITY DEPOSIT – The security deposit is to be settled by bank transfer added to the balance payment. It is refunded in full within a week after you leave
providing there is no damage to the property or furnishings. All extras must be paid in cash before you leave, the security deposit can not be used to pay for extras.
This will be refunded via bank transfer to the account of your choosing.
GITE CLEANING - We ask you to leave the accommodation in the condition you found it in or a cleaning charge will be made. If you wish you can leave the
cleaning to us at a cost found on the price page.
THE SWIMMING POOL & PLAY AREA - The pool is 1m to 1.2m deep so there is a strict no diving policy.
Children must be accompanied by an adult from their own family at all times whilst in the pool enclosure. The security gate must always be kept closed and never
wedged open even if you are not holidaying with children yourself. These are strict rules of ours, failure to abide with these will end your holiday with us.
Pool safety is very important to us, if you feel you can not meet any of the above rules then please do not book with us.
The pool and play area are communal areas.
Pool opening times are, Gite 10:00 to 21:30 – Yurt 10:00 to 19:30
The pool is closed from 15th of October to the 1st May, open sooner/longer weather permitting and at our discretion. During this season we will heat the pool,
providing the daytime temperature is no less than 20°c for the majority of the time.
INCLUDED - Prices include gas and electricity for cooking, lighting, hot
and cold water. Heating is included in the price for October through to May.
Cots and high chairs are available, free of charge, on request.
Prices include bed linen (pillowcases, duvet covers and mattress sheet)
towels plus beach towels for gite guests. Some dishwasher tablets
and toilet rolls for example are provided to start you off after these run out you will need to buy your own from the shops or from us.
All accommodation is self-catering.
CHANGEOVER – Changeover day is Saturday unless a flexible changeover date is booked as per our tariff pages. Check-in time is 4pm, check-out time is 10am.
This applies to both the Gite and Yurt.
SMOKING - All accommodations and the pool enclosure are no smoking areas.
If you do smoke outside the Gîte or Yurt please close the doors as the smell of smoke is very difficult to get rid of, this will affect your security deposit being
refunded in full.
MOBILE PHONES - It is asked that mobile phones are used with the
consideration of others (noise pollution) while in communal areas.
LIMITATION - The rental of the accommodation, pool, play area, grounds, injury, theft, etc. is at your own risk. We will
not be held responsible for Acts of God or occurrences outside of our control,
nor will we pay for alternative accommodation if the need arises.
Please take out the necessary travel insurance to cover these potential problems.
The cost of the accommodation includes the accommodation and utilities only, it does not buy
anyone the right to be impolite or disrespectful to the owners, other guests or
property at any-time, such behaver will result in your removal from the
property with no refund.
OCCUPANCY – The quantity of guests must not exceed the quantity it is designed for & paid for, for example the 6 berth Gite may only have 6 people staying or
visiting the property. No visitors are allowed (guests not on the booking form) unless permission has been given in writing by “Escape to Charente” this same rule
applies to all areas inside and out. We reserve the right to charge a visitors fee of 10€ per person per visit/day or part of, this is applied at our discretion.
INTERNET – We provide free Internet via wifi. We do not offer this as a guaranteed 100% uptime service, however in times of downtime we will do our best to
resolve any problems. This service is provided for the use of checking emails and internet research of places to visit etc. Please be aware our network stores
information about it's users therefore if an illegal download takes place we have access to information which we will pass on to the necessary authorities if need be.
CANCELLATION – You may at anytime cancel your holiday with us, however no refunds are given.
MISINTERPRETATION – Please contact us if you have any questions on any points within these terms as any misinterpretations can not be dealt with at a later
OWNERS RIGHTS - The owners reserve the right to gain access to all accommodation / property in case of an emergency or for urgent repairs, non urgent repairs
by agreeing a suitable time. Ground maintenance is mainly Fridays and is carried out with consideration. The owners reserve the right to update these terms at any-
time. The owners have full use of the communal areas.
A little about us – We are a three generation family, me – Martin, my wife and our two children currently 14 girl & 12 boy dated 2015 and my parents.
Since August 2008 we have successfully helped 100 plus families and counting to enjoy their annual family holiday with many re-booking year after year. We have
renovated the property ourselves to a high standard and reinvest yearly to maintain the property and grounds.
We are very proud of our guest book and the wonderful entries our guests have left and we invite you to leave one of your own.