La Locherie

Booking Terms & Conditions

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'La Locherie' means the owners of the hamlet La Locherie, Helen & Phil Durrant

'Guest' means all persons renting and resident at any property within the hamlet of La Locherie

Booking And Rental

1 Please telephone or e-mail La Locherie as soon as possible in order to confirm availability of your chosen property and make a provisional booking. The telephone number for Helen or Phil is (00 44)/(0) 1273 251153. You can email us by clicking here.

2 Provisional bookings can be held for seven days in order for the deposit cheque (or full payment if due) and completed, signed booking form to be returned. Upon receipt of the completed booking form, La Locherie will send confirmation of booking and any further information.

3 The rental period is from 16.00 on the day of arrival until 10.00 on the day of departure. All rentals during high season start and end on a Saturday. This is negotiable outside high season.

4 Gites must be left in a clean, tidy and undamaged condition on the day of departure, ready for the next occupants to start their holiday. A cleaning service is not included in the rental price. La Locherie reserves the right to withhold money from the security deposit to cover cleaning and damage, should this be necessary.

5 Rental of Maison du Soleil and Maison des Etoiles includes: bed linen, kitchen and bathroom towels, reasonable electricity consumption, reasonable use of firewood, CD Player, CDs and books for guests’ use while renting the property, dishwasher, washing machine and iron, garden furniture, table tennis table and barbecue. A TV/DVD player is available in each property with English Freesat TV. There are a selection of films available but parents are asked to supervise childrens' viewing as some are 15 or 18 certificate.

6 The persons staying in the rental properties for the duration of the rental must be those declared on the booking form.

7 The guest should report any breakages and/or defects in the property or its contents to the owners or their representative without delay.

8 The use of the accommodation, equipment or any amenities on site is entirely at the guest’s risk and no responsibility will be accepted for injury, loss or damage to guests personally, their belongings, or vehicles. La Locherie is not insured for theft of guests’ belongings. Under no circumstances shall La Locherie’s liability to the guest exceed the amount paid by the guest to La Locherie for the rental period.


9 All payments should be made in Sterling unless otherwise agreed. Internet bank transfer, Sterling cheques, PayPal or banker’s drafts (available at all high street banks) are accepted forms of payment. Please make cheques payable to P J Durrant. Deposit amount is 25% of total rental cost and is due at time of booking. Final payment is 75% of total rental cost plus security deposit and is due no less than two calendar months prior to rental start date. It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure payment is received by La Locherie by the due date. If booking is made within two calendar months of arrival, full payment is required in order to confirm booking.

Security Deposit

10 The security deposit is £100 for each full or partial rental week. Any breakages, damage or loss caused to the property or its contents during the rental period may result in the forfeit of some or all of the security deposit. La Locherie reserves the right to retain money from the security deposit to cover additional cleaning costs should the property be left in an unacceptable condition.

11 Reasonable electricity and wood costs are included in the rental price. La Locherie reserves the right to deduct a charge from the security deposit, should electricity or wood usage be deemed excessive.

12 Gas bottles are provided for the cooker. Should the bottle run out, you are asked to switch to the spare and replace the empty bottle with a new one. In the event that the spare gas bottle is not sealed as unused, a fee of £15 will be deducted from the security deposit.

13 The security deposit will be returned, subject to the conditions above, during the week following departure.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

14 Cancellation must be confirmed in writing If the rental is cancelled more than 8 weeks prior to rental start date, the original deposit of 25% will be retained by la Locherie If the rental is cancelled less than 8 weeks prior to rental start date, the total rental cost will be retained by La Locherie. The security deposit will be returned to the customer. If cancellation is unavoidable, these costs should be recoverable via your holiday insurance.


15 La Locherie strongly recommends that the guest takes out holiday insurance to cover unavoidable cancellation, incident, injury or illness. Guests from the UK or EU must bring their E111 document (obtainable at main Post Offices). We also advise that the customer takes out additional breakdown and motor insurance if on a self drive holiday.

Limit of Liability

La Locherie shall not be held responsible for:

16 Any temporary defect or stoppage in the supply of public services to the property, or in respect of any equipment, machinery, or appliances in the property or garden.

17 Any loss, damage or injury, which is a result of adverse weather conditions, riot, war, strikes, or other matters beyond the owner’s control.

18 Any loss, damage or inconvenience caused to or suffered by the guest if the property is destroyed or substantially damaged before the start of, or during the rental period.

19 If the guest fails to notify La Locherie of any problems or dissatisfactions prior to departure from the property, La Locherie will deem that the guest is satisfied and therefore has no case for redress.

Health & Safety

20 La Locherie operates a strict NO SMOKING policy in ALL PROPERTIES.

21 Children MUST be supervised at ALL times. La Locherie accepts no liability or responsibility for any accident in its properties or grounds.

22 Guests must respect La Locherie's clearly marked boundaries. The land adjoining La Locherie is private farm land. Trespassing may cause damage to crops and put guests at risk of injury by agricultural machinery or animals.

23 Bee hives may be present at La Locherie. These are in a fenced, clearly marked area, in a corner of the property. Guests and their children MUST remain outside the boundaries of the apiary.

24 La Locherie has a large pond which is secured by a fence and locked gate. Guests and their children MUST remain outside this boundary.

25 La Locherie is unable to accept pets.

26 The guest is required to act in a manner that would not cause unacceptable disturbance to residents in neighbouring properties.

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page last updated: January 23 2016