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The property known as La Loge/ Le Bercail/ Le Fournil ("the property") is offered for holiday rental subject to written confirmation by Francesca Ashmore (" the owner") to the renter ("the client").

To reserve the Property, the Client should complete and sign the Booking Form and return it together with payment of the initial non-refundable deposit (25% of the total rent due.) On receipt of the Booking Form and deposit the Owner will send email confirmation of receipt. This is the formal acceptance of the booking.

The number of people given on the Booking Form will be accurate and will not be exceeded without the prior agreement of the Owner.

The balance of the rent together with the security deposit (see Clause 4) is payable not less than 8 weeks before the start of the rental period. If full payment is not received by the due date the Owner reserves the right to give notice in writing that the reservation is cancelled. The Client will remain liable to pay the balance of the rent unless the Owner is able to re-let the Property. Reservations made within 8 weeks of the start of the rental period require full payment at the time of booking.

A Security Deposit of £50 per week or part week of the rental period is required (in case of, for example, damage to the Property or its contents) to be paid with the Balance and should be in the form of Sterling cheque(s) up to the amount of the Client's cheque guarantee card - the number of which should be written legibly on the back of the cheque(s).

All amounts paid for the letting of the Property are non-refundable and Clients are therefore strongly advised to take out a comprehensive travel insurance policy ( including cancellation cover) which should also cover personal belongings, public liability etc.

The rental period shall commence at 5pm on the first Saturday and terminate at 10 am on the last Saturday. The Owner shall not be obliged to offer the accommodation before the time stated and the Client shall not be entitled to remain in occupation after the time stated.

The Client agrees to be a considerate tenant and undertakes to take good care of the Property, its furnishings, all its fixtures and fittings, and to leave the Property tidy and cleaned to the standard which incoming clients will expect, including oven, fridge, floor etc. The Owner reserves the right to make a retention from the Security Deposit to cover additional cleaning costs if the Client leaves the Property in an unacceptable condition, charged at £7 per hour, the cost of repairing any damage, and the cost of replacing any breakages should the Client be unable to replace these locally before leaving.

The Client and Party agree not to act in any way which would cause any disturbance to those resident in neighbouring properties nor to allow any children in the Party to cause any similar disturbance. All Clients shall be deemed to be responsible for the safety of all children in the party, especially whilst in the swimming pool or its surrounds.

The Client will report to the Owner without delay any defects in the Property or breakdown in the equipment so that repair/replacement can be made as soon as possible. (See also clause 4 with regard to Client liability.)

The Owner shall not be liable to the Client:
(a) for any temporary defect or stoppage in the supply of public services to the Property, nor in respect of any equipment, plant, machinery, or appliances in the Property, garden or swimming pool.
(b) for any loss, damage or injury which is the result of adverse weather conditions, riot, war, strikes or matters beyond the control of the Owner.
(c) for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused to or suffered by the Client if the Property shall be destroyed or substantially damaged before the start of the rental period and in any such event the Owner shall, within 14 days of notification to the Client, refund to the Client all sums previously paid in respect of the rental period.

Under no circumstances shall the Owner's liability to the Client exceed the amount paid to the Owner for the rental period.

This Contract shall be governed by English Law in every particular including formation and interpretation and shall be deemed to have been made in England. Any proceedings arising out of or in connection with this Contract may be brought in any court of competent jurisdiction in England.