Terms & Conditions

CHANGEOVER DAY
For weekly stays during high season (July/August) changeover day is Saturday. For shorter durations or for weekly stays at any other time of the year it is flexible. Please note that our minimum stay is 2 nights (7 nights in High Season)

CHECK-IN/CHECKOUT
Check-in is available after 1500 and checkout is required by 1000. Early check-in/late checkout may be possible but is subject to availability (other guests arriving and departing on the same day) and may be subject to an additional charge. 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
100 Euros deposit will be required on arrival – this will be refunded within 7 days of your stay subject to satisfactory inspection.

WINTER SUPPLEMENT
During the period 01 OCT – 30 APR a supplement of 10 Euros per night will be payable locally to cover the cost of electricity for radiators and for the supply of wood for the log burner. This amount is to be paid in cash on arrival. Should there be a necessity to use heating outside these periods please talk to your hosts.

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 travel insurance that includes cancellation cover.

OCCUPANCY
Guest agrees that no more than 5 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.

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 neighbours, 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 the United Kingdom.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.

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