Terms & Conditions

ARRIVAL/DEPARTUREArrival and departure days are flexible subject to a minimum stay of 3 nights (5 nights during June/July/August). A minimum of 2 days’ advance notice is required in order for a booking to be confirmed. 

CHECK-IN/CHECKOUTCheck-in is available after 1500 and checkout is required by 1000. Please contact the owners in advance of your arrival and departure so that any necessary arrangements can be made for meeting and handover of keys. 

CASH BREAKAGE DEPOSIT. 200 Euros deposit (in cash) will be required on arrival – this will be refunded within 7 days of your departure (by bank transfer) subject to a satisfactory property inspection. Any excessive cleaning/repairs to damaged property will be charged at €25 per hour in addition to any replacement costs. 

HEATING SUPPLEMENT. The Barn is open May/September and during this time there may be cooler periods of weather – a supplement of 15 Euros per night will be payable locally to cover the cost of electricity for towel rail/radiators and for the supply of wood for the log burner. This amount is to be discussed/agreed/paid for in cash. 

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING.  As our insurance company does not allow the charging of vehicles on domestic supply, the charging of Electric Vehicles on the property is strictly prohibited. Nearest charging points are in La Chatre (25 Min) and Boussac (15 Min). 

INSURANCE – IMPORTANT. If anything happens to you, or you cause damage at the Barn at Vijon, you are NOT covered by the home-owner’s insurance. This can range from breaking a coffee-table to accidentally burning the house down. It is a normal condition of renting in France that you have third party/personal liability insurance to cover these sorts of eventualities. 
By agreeing to these terms and conditions the guest confirms that he/she will be in possession of adequate travel insurance including third party/personal liability cover. Most travel insurance policies will include such cover and will also cover for cancellation charges in certain circumstances. 
The Barn at Vijon is not liable for any damage/theft or otherwise to any personal items left unattended during your stay. 

RENTAL AGREEMENT. 

The Guest – Person/persons responsible for making reservation. 

Rental Agent – Owners/proprietors. 

The Property – The Barn at Vijon 

This Rental Agreement and Contract (the “Agreement”) is a legally binding agreement made and entered into as of the Reservation Date (digitally recorded) by and between the undersigned person(s) or company (the “Guest”) and the undersigned owner, manager or agent (“Rental Agent”), pursuant to which the Guest has agreed to rent the residence described below (the “Property”), for the duration of the Rental Term for the Total Rental Fee and other good and valuable consideration as described herein. 

RESERVATION AND PAYMENTS. Deposit of 25% of the total rental cost is due at the time of booking. Balance payment is due not later than 60 days prior to the date of arrival. Payments are accepted by Bank Transfer (UK or France) or by PayPal. (Reservations made within 60 days of arrival must be paid for in full at the time of booking) 

CANCELLATION. Cancellations must be received in writing by the Rental Agent and the amount of cancellation fees shall be charged as follows; 
After deposit but before 60 days of arrival – 25% (deposit is forfeit) 
Between 60 days and 30 days of arrival – 50% 
Between 30 days and 15 days of arrival – 75% 
Between 15 days and date of arrival – 100% 
No shows incur 100% cancellation charge. 

Please ensure you have full travel insurance that includes liability and cancellation cover. 

OCCUPANCY. Guest agrees that no more than 4 persons shall be permitted on the Property at any time during the Rental Term, all of whom shall comply with the conditions and restrictions imposed upon Guest under this Agreement. Only those persons named on the confirmation are permitted to stay on the premises.  

CONDITION AND USE OF PROPERTY. The Property is provided in “as is” condition. Rental Agent shall use its best efforts to ensure the operation of all amenities in the Property, such as internet access, satellite or cable TV access or fireplaces as applicable. Rental Agent shall not be held responsible for such items failure to work, but will make every effort to correct any issues as reported as quickly as possible. Guest acknowledges that use of amenities such as fireplaces, balconies, staircases and the like may be potentially dangerous and involve potential risks if improperly used, particularly with regard to children and such use is at the Guest’s own risk. Guest shall use the Property for residential purposes only and in a careful manner to prevent any damage or loss to the Property and keep the Property in clean and sanitary condition at all times. Guest and any additional permitted guests shall refrain from loud noise and shall not disturb, annoy, endanger, or inconvenience neighbors, nor shall Guest use the Property for any immoral, offensive or unlawful purposes, nor violate any law, association rules or ordinance, nor commit waste or nuisance on or about the Property. 

DEFAULT. If Guest should fail to comply with the conditions and obligations of this Agreement, Guest shall surrender the Property, remove all Guest’s property and belongings and leave the Property in good order and free of damage. No refund of any portion of the Total Rental Fee shall be made and if any legal action is necessary, the prevailing party shall be entitled to reimbursement from the other party for all costs incurred. 

ASSIGNMENT OR SUBLEASE. Guest shall not assign or sublease the Property or permit the use of any portion of the Property by other persons who are not family members or guests of the Guest and included within the number of and as permitted occupants under this Agreement. 

RISK OF LOSS AND INDEMNIFICATION. Guest agrees that all personal property, personal affects and other items brought into the Property or left in the grounds of the property or in vehicles parked on the property by Guest or their permitted guests and visitors shall be at the sole risk of Guest with regard to any theft, damage, destruction or other loss and Rental Agent shall not be responsible or liable for any reason whatsoever. 
Guest hereby covenants and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Rental Agent and their agents, owners, successors, employees and contractors from and against any costs, damages, liabilities, claims, legal fees and other actions for any damages, costs, legal fees incurred by Guest, permitted guests, visitors or agents, representatives or successors of Guest due to any claims relating to destruction of property or injury to persons or loss of life sustained by Guest or family and visitors of Guest in or about the Property and Guest expressly agrees to save and hold Rental Agent harmless in all such cases. In all cases the Guest should be in possession of fully inclusive travel insurance including third party liability cover. 

RELEASE. Guest hereby waives and releases any claims against Rental Agent, the Property owner and their successors, assigns, employees or representatives, officially or otherwise, for any injuries or death that may be sustained by Guest on or near or adjacent to the Property, including any common facilities, activities or amenities. Guest agrees to use any such facilities or amenities entirely at the Guest’s own initiative, risk and responsibility. 

ENTRY AND INSPECTION. Rental Agent reserves the right to enter the Property at reasonable times and with reasonable advance notice for the purposes of inspecting the Property or showing the Property to prospective purchasers, renters or other authorized persons. If Rental Agent has a reasonable belief that there is imminent danger to any person or property, Rental Agent may enter the Property without advance notice. 

UNAVAILABILITY OF PROPERTY. In the event the Property is not available for use during the Rental Term due to reasons, events or circumstances beyond the control of Rental Agent, Rental Agent will apply due diligence and good faith efforts to locate a replacement property that equals or exceeds the Property with respect to occupancy capacity, location and value that meets the reasonable satisfaction of the Guest. If such replacement property cannot be found and made available, Rental Agent shall immediately return all payments made by the Guest, whereupon this Agreement shall be terminated and Guest and Rental Agent shall have no further obligations or liabilities in any manner pertaining to this Agreement. 

GENERAL PROVISIONS. This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties with regard to the rental of the Property, and any changes, amendments or modifications hereof shall be void unless the same are in writing and signed by both the Guest and the Rental Agent. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of France. The words “Rental Agent” and “Guest” shall include their respective heirs, successors, representatives. The waiver or failure to enforce any breach or provision of this Agreement shall not be considered a waiver of that or any other provision in any subsequent breach thereof. If any provision herein is held invalid, the remainder of the Agreement shall not be affected. Any notice required to be given under this Agreement shall be in writing and sent to the contact information included herein. This Agreement may be signed in one or more counterparts, each of which is an original, but taken together constitute one in the same instrument. Execution of a digital signature shall be deemed a valid signature. 

COMPETITION RULES 

The promoter will be The Barn at Vijon 
Any such competition is open to those aged 18 years or over except employees of The Barn at Vijon and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition. 
There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter competitions. 
By entering competitions, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions. 
The route to entry for competitions is to like the post on our Facebook Page. Any additional action (including sharing a post, commenting, watch party, tagging etc) are done so at the entrant’s discretion and do not impact the outcome of the giveaway. 
We have the right to allow more than one entry per competition at times. We will notify specifically in the post if this is the case. Closing date for entry will be stated in the post of the Facebook page. After this date, the no further entries to the competition will be permitted. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason. The rules of any such competition and how to enter will be clearly stated in the Facebook post. 
The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter. 
The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition. 
The prize will be clearly stated in the Facebook Post 
The prize is as stated (accommodation only – travel not included) and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice. 
Winners will be chosen at random via the software platform that we will share if anyone wants to know more 
The winner will be notified by private message on Facebook and within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner. 
The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected 
The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. 
By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions. 
The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts. 
The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent. For our full privacy policy, go to our website 
The winner’s name will be available via our Facebook page 
Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions. 
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to The Barn at Vijon and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the Privacy Policy found at www.barnatvijon.com