General conditions

NB : This is a translation of the French Conditions générales. Since SARL Château du Pommoy is a French company, the French version is legally valid. This English version is for your convenience.

Article 1 – This contract concerns the rental of the gîte Château du Pommoy, 10 rue des Meillerants, 71550 Roussillon-en-Morvan. It is a large house with 3 suites and 4 bedrooms (sleeps 20), 7 bathrooms, separate toilets, large living room, dining room and equipped kitchen, with a large garden. In summer, the swimming pool is available to our guests (opening hours apply).

Article 2 – duration of stay: The tenant signatory of this contract concluded for a fixed period may not under any circumstances claim any right to remain in the premises at the end of the stay.

Article 3 – conclusion of the contract: The reservation becomes effective when the tenant has sent the owner the deposit indicated on the front as well as the contract signed before the date indicated.

The tenant declares that he will personally occupy the rented property, to live there as a “good guardian” and to maintain it well. The rental concluded between the parties to this deed can in no case benefit even partially to third parties, natural or legal persons, except with the written agreement of the owner.

Any breach of this last paragraph would be likely to result in the immediate termination of the rental at the fault of the tenant, the product of the rental remaining definitively acquired by the owner.

Article 4 – cancellation by the tenant: Any cancellation must be notified to the owner, with acknowledgment of receipt.

a) cancellation before arrival at the premises:

the deposit (30% of the amount of the stay) remains with the owner. The latter may request the balance of the amount of the stay, if the cancellation occurs less than 28 days before the scheduled date of entry into the premises.

If the tenant does not appear within 24 hours following the date of arrival indicated on the contract, this contract becomes void and the owner can dispose of his castle. The deposit also remains with the owner who will ask for the balance of the rental.

b) if the stay is shortened, the rental price remains with the owner. No refund will be made.

Article 5 – cancellation by the owner: The owner pays the tenant all the sums paid in advance.

Article 6 – arrivée : the tenant must present himself on the day specified in the time slot mentioned on this contract. In case of late or delayed arrival, the tenant must notify the owner.

Article 7 – payment of the balance: The balance of the rental is paid six weeks before entering the premises.

Article 8 – inventory: An inventory is drawn up jointly and signed by the tenant and the owner or his representative on arrival and departure from the gîte. This inventory is the only reference in the event of a dispute concerning the inventory.

The state of cleanliness of the lodging on the arrival of the tenant must be noted in the inventory. All devices are working; complaints submitted more than 24 hours after arrival in the rented accommodation will not be accepted. The cleaning of the premises in normal use is the responsibility of the owner. In the event of abnormal use of the premises, or exceptional soiling, the amount of the cleaning costs will be re-invoiced to the tenant. Smoking is not permitted in the gite and on the pool deck.

Article 9 – security deposit or guarantee: Before the arrival of the tenant, a security deposit of 750 € is requested by the owner. After the contradictory establishment of the exit inventory, this deposit is returned, after deducting the cost of restoring the premises if damage was noted.

The security deposit is returned by the owner within a period not exceeding two weeks. Also if hidden defects become visible during cleaning, these can also be deducted from the security deposit after departure. In this case, the owner will send photos of the defect.

The property is rented furnished and equipped. If necessary, the lessor or his representative is entitled to charge an amount for the (additional) cleaning of the rented property on departure of the tenant, as well as an amount for the value of broken, missing objects, furniture or materials, contaminated or destroyed or damaged and objects that have been used during the rental other than those for which they were intended, therefore compensation for any damage caused.

The security deposit is returned by the owner within a period not exceeding two weeks.

Article 10 – use of the premises: The tenant must ensure the peaceful nature of the rental and make use of it in accordance with the destination of the premises. You are staying in a hamlet. This means, among other things, that playing amplified music outside is not allowed. No fires or fireworks are permitted on the property. It must be quiet after midnight. People other than the group for which the reservation is made are not allowed on the site.

The tenant cannot refuse the owner access to the rented property if the owner or his representative so requests.

Article 11 – capacity: This contract is established for a maximum capacity of people. If the number of tenants exceeds the capacity, the owner can refuse the additional people. Any modification or termination of the contract will be considered at the initiative of the tenant.

Article 12 – animals: This contract specifies that the tenant cannot stay in the company of a domestic animal. In the event of non-compliance with this clause by the tenant, the owner may refuse the stay. In this case, no refund will be made.

Article 13 – insurance: The tenant is responsible for all damages caused by him. It is required to be insured.

Article 14 – payment of charges: Water, fuel and electricity charges are included in the rental price, for normal use. In the event of abnormal use, the charges may be re-invoiced to the tenant. Electricity cannot be used to charge your electric or hybrid car. We heat for your comfort, but turn off the heating when the exterior doors are open.

Article 15 – disputes: any complaint relating to the rental will be dealt with by the competent court.