Ty Puits Noir Terms & Conditions / Gîte Rental Contract
1.1 In these Terms & Conditions, "you" “your” and "your party" means all persons
named on the reservation form including anyone added or substituted by mutual agreement
2.1 In these Terms & Conditions, "we" "us" "our" refers to Jacqueline and David Blackwell,
or our designated local manager.
3.1 In these Terms & Conditions, “gîte(s)” means the holiday / vacation rental property
including its grounds, located at Ty Puits Noir Kernascléden,as described on :
4.1 Bookings can be requested by email, by telephone, via our website enquiry form
or from an advertiser’s contact form.
4.2 Subject to availability, a reservation form will be emailed to you following
a booking request.
4.3 Price for the gîte rental, whether requested in euros or sterling, will be those
confirmed on the reservation letter; we reserve the right to correct errors in any
advertiser’s prices by means of the reservation acceptance letter.
4.4 The reservation form is your rental contract with us. These terms and conditions
are linked to and are an integral part of it, you are deemed to have read, understood
and agreed to them, by emailing us your completed form.
4.5 On receipt of your completed reservation form we will hold the dates for 5 days
pending receipt of the deposit.
4.6 Failure to pay the deposit will result in the booking being void and the dates
will be re-advertised as available.
4.7 On receipt of both the completed reservation form and deposit payment a confirmed
booking will exist.
4.8 The final balance is payable 6 weeks before your arrival date, failure to pay
will result in the booking being cancelled.
4.9 Bookings requested within 6 weeks of arrival are payable in full upon acceptance,
unless otherwise agreed in writing.
5. THE RENTAL PRICE INCLUDES
5.1 Furnished gîte accommodation, equipped for the number of guests stated on the
5.2 Unrestricted access to the gîte from 16:00 on your day of arrival until 10:00
on your day of departure.
5.3 Reasonable use of utilities : electricity, gas, water, wi-fi.
5.4 Bed linen supplied and beds made on arrival, for each bedroom booked.
5.5 Kitchen towels, tea towels, oven gloves and bath mats.
5.6 Reasonable change-over preparation of the gîte (for guidance refer to section
5.7 One basket of logs for bookings from October to April.
5.8 Use of our Brittany Ferries discount code, if requested, for your travel to and
from the gîte.
6. THE RENTAL PRICE EXCLUDES
6.1 Charges for international bank transactions : transfers should be processed with
fees payable by you.
6.2 Paypal fees : 5% will be added to the invoice amount emailed to you for payment
to cover charges.
6.3 EasyBook fees : 5% of the total booking value will be added to the final balance
to cover charges made if you choose to book via the EasyBook payment system.
6.4 Security deposit (refer to section 7).
6.5 Towels : if required bath and beach towel sets can be selected as an optional
6.6 Travel cot, plus highchair : baby equipment is available as an optional extra
(cot linen is not available - please bring your own).
6.7 Cleaning, over & above change-over preparation : optional end of stay cleaning
can be pre-booked.
6.8 Pet supplement (refer to section 14).
6.9 Local taxes.
7. SECURITY DEPOSIT
7.1 The security deposit requested by us will be detailed on the reservation letter,
and is payable in advance.
7.2 The security deposit will be returned to you within 14 days of departure, unless
replacements or repairs to the gîte or contents are required which cannot be costed
in that time.
7.3 We reserve the right to make deductions from the security deposit, including:
(i) any charges due under section 6 that have not been pre-paid by you;
(ii) loss of, damage to, or breakage of : keys, locks, fixtures, fittings, furniture,
sanitary-ware or garden equipment, during your stay, equal to the invoiced cost of
repair &/or replacement of the item(s) including labour &/or delivery;
(iii) item(s) listed on the equipment inventory that are lost, damaged or broken
and not replaced by you;
(iv) excessive use of utilities (for instance in extreme weather conditions), we
reserve the right to apply 2€ per night surcharge;
(v) excessive end of stay cleaning above normal changeover preparation, if an optional
cleaner has not been booked;
(vi) misuse of the wood burner resulting in charges to us by outside agencies;
(vii) waiting time due to your late departure on the final day, see 5.2;
7.4 If any deductions under clause 7.3 are necessary, we will provide an itemised
breakdown of the charges applied.
7.5 Please note payment by you of a security deposit does not limit your liability
8. CANCELLATION AND CURTAILMENT
8.1 Non-payment of the final balance by the due date, will result in the booking
being treated as cancelled by you.
8.2 Cancellation by you 43 or more days before your arrival date will result in you
forfeiting your deposit payment which is strictly non-refundable and non-transferable.
8.3 Cancellation by you 42 or less days before your arrival date, or curtailment
by you after arrival, will be charged at the full booking cost.
8.4 In the very unlikely event of the cancellation of a reservation by us prior to
your arrival, we will let you know as soon as this becomes necessary and offer you
the choice of a full refund within 7 days or alternative gîte accommodation, if available.
8.5 In the very unlikely event of curtailment by us of a booking in progress, not
due to clauses 10.2 or 10.3, we will offer you the choice of a pro-rata refund or
alternative gîte accommodation, if available.
8.6 Notice of any cancellation shall be communicated by email to the address you
provide on the reservation form.
9. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
9.1 The person completing the reservation form accepts responsibility for the actions
of their entire party and parents are responsible for the supervision, well-being
and behaviour of their children. You will be responsible for replacing items like
for like, or paying for any breakages, loss or damage to the property not reported
within 24 hours of your arrival &/or caused during your occupancy; including replacement
9.2 You are expected to leave the gîte accommodation, including the furniture, fittings,
facilities, equipment and grounds in the same general state of repair, condition
and cleanliness as at the commencement of the rental. If you prefer a hotel type
check-out, or due to travel arrangements you will have insufficient time to leave
the gîte in good order, optional end of stay cleaning can be pre-booked.
9.3 Proper care must be taken of the gîte and its contents, doors and windows should
be closed and locked when you are not in the accommodation or the grounds.
9.4 Defects to the property or breakdown of equipment or appliances should be reported
immediately. Arrangements will be made for repair or replacement as soon as reasonably
9.5 Items listed on the gîte inventory but missing or damaged on your arrival should
be reported immediately. A replacement will be provided as soon as is reasonably
9.6 As is common throughout most of rural France, it is absolutely critical that
(apart from bodily waste) nothing other than toilet paper is flushed down the WCs.
9.7 For the comfort of all guests, smoking is strictly forbidden inside the gîte
accommodation, ashtrays are used by smokers choosing to smoke in the grounds.
9.8 If you use the Wi-Fi signal provided by us to access the internet, you undertake
not to access illegal sites or carry out any illegal activities. You also agree
not to use our internet connection for any type of file sharing, and to indemnify
us against breach of copyright by you under French law.
9.9 Travel insurance : we strongly recommend you take out sufficient insurance to
cover unforeseen changes to your plans, breakdown of your vehicle, natural disasters
disrupting your travel plans, and your liability should you cause damage to the gîte,
including consequential losses by us.
10. PEOPLE USING THE PROPERTY
10.1 Only the guests recorded as members of your party on the booking form may use
10.2 We reserve the right to refuse entry or terminate rental of the gîte without
prior notice and without refund or compensation if the number of guests stated on
the booking form is exceeded, the age of a child has been misrepresented, or an unauthorised
pet has accompanied you.
10.3 We reserve the right to terminate rental of the gîte without prior notice and
without refund or compensation should a member of your party deliberately damage
the gîte or cause unreasonable, serious or continual annoyance or disturbance to
bed and breakfast guests or to occupants of neighbouring properties.
10.4 We will give you advance notice of any pre-scheduled visits by keyholders, gardeners
10.5 We, our representatives or utility companies must be given access to the gîte
if urgent maintenance is required.
11. SECURITY AND VALUABLES
11.1 Valuables and personal property kept inside a gîte and vehicles parked outside
are at your own risk.
11.2 Personal belongings, left behind by you after your stay, will be stored by us
for one month pending you contacting us to request their return and advance payment
of postage costs. Items not reclaimed will be disposed of after the specified period.
11.3 If essential items of identity (passport, driving licence etc) are left behind
by you after your stay, we will attempt to contact you as soon as possible after
your departure to enable you to return to the gîte to reclaim them or to make appropriate
alternative arrangements for their recovery.
12. INFORMATION PROVIDED
12.1 We reserve the right to make modifications to the gîte specification we consider
necessary due to local operating requirements.
12.2 In the interest of continual improvement we reserve the right to alter furniture,
amenities, facilities, either advertised or previously available, without any prior
12.3 We aim to provide as much information as possible to assist you in choosing
the appropriate gîte and to ensure that you get the most from your stay, however,
please be aware that these opinions are based on our personal preferences, or those
of previous guests where relevant, and do not form part of the contract.
13.1 We cannot be held responsible for noise or disturbance originating beyond the
boundaries of the gîte.
13.2 We cannot be held responsible for the failure of public utilities such as water,
electricity or wi-fi.
13.3 We cannot be held responsible for delays, cancellations or curtailments due
to industrial action, traffic problems, adverse weather conditions and other events
beyond our control which may affect your booking; these items should be covered by
your travel insurance.
14. PET POLICY
14.1 One well behaved pet may be accepted with our prior agreement and subject to
the following conditions applying.
14.2 A booking supplement, as indicated in our price list, and an increased security
deposit will be payable for any reservation which includes a pet. 14.3 You are responsible
for the pet complying with current European Pet Passport regulations (evidence required
prior to entering the gîte). 14.4 You are responsible for cleaning up any and all
pet refuse, both inside the gîte and in the grounds. 14.5 Pets are not allowed in
bedrooms, evidence of pets in or on beds may result in additional cleaning charges.
14.6 Pets should not be left unattended either indoors or in the garden, unless in
an appropriate carrier supplied by you. 14.7 You are responsible for bringing appropriate
food bowls, bedding and pet carrier with you. 14.8 You are responsible for the entertainment,
supervision, well-being and behaviour of the pet(s).
14.9 Under no circumstances will category 1 or 2 ‘dangerous dogs’ as defined in France
be accepted. Guests arriving with such animals will be refused entry / evicted under
These terms and conditions detail our commitments to each other and form your contract
In the event of a dispute the contract will be governed by French Law and subject
to the jurisdiction of French Courts.
Siret : 522769678 00015 TVA non applicable, article 293 B du CGI