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TRAVEL

The Chateau is a reasonable day's drive from St.Malo/Caen/Cherbourg/ Le Havre ( the overnight crossings to any of these ferry points is recommended.) and a full days drive from Calais/Bologne.

IMPORTANT POINTS TO REMEMBER WHEN CHOOSING YOUR FERRY - ARE

ROUTE SUGGESTIONS

Approximate Distances To Bourdeilles from

MOTORAIL

BY AIR

Fly to Paris then TGV - high-speed train to Angouleme. Or fly Paris to Perigueux. Fly into Bordeaux then car hire or train to Perigueux. Fly London Stansted- RyanAir to Limoges or Bergerac from £30. Fly from Southampton to Bergerac with Flybe from £49.

BY TRAIN

From London with Eurostar and TGV high-speed train to Angoulême from £80.

CHANGE-OVER DAY 5PM SATURDAY

On arrival you will find a log-book which records comments and impressions of previous visitors about anything which they found noteworthy and likely to be of interest to others. In this way you have an instant appraisal of local Restaurants, places of interest, the best walking and shopping locations plus a host of useful details about opening hours, closing days etc. Finally, as in any household, everyday problems can arise even in the best properties but are usually quickly resolved by contacting us immediately after they have arisen. We cannot give satisfaction, or for that matter refunds, if you suffer in silence and delay your report until you have returned home.

MAID AND FAIR SERVICE

It is sometimes possible to supply a maid for housework and perhaps some cooking. If you require this service, please confirm in writing as soon as possible. We will then try to organise your requirements around our maid's work schedules. We are however, not responsible for the effectiveness, efficiency or reliability of the maids or Au Pair employed on your behalf.

SLEEPING CAPACITY

The number stated is a maximum, including children, except babies in cots and must not be exceeded. If numbers are exceeded then a surcharge will be charged. Pitching a tent or parking a caravan in the gardens to increase numbers is strictly forbidden.

BED LINEN

Linen is included in the Chateau
In the Lodge we do not supply sheets and towels unless requested, therefore, a charge will be made for the laundry. Blankets and pillows are readily available .

HEATING AND HOT WATER

Hot water is included in the cost. Heating is usually required from October to April. Logs for the fires and heating are extra. Heating is metered, budget 75 to 500 pounds per week for the whole Chateau. This cost is deducted from your Good Housekeeping Deposit.

BOOKING PROCEDURE

Telephone us on 0871-277-9848 or International +44-870-141-7449 to ensure that your choice of accommodation is available for the particular weeks required. We will take a provisional booking for you and reserve the property for 4 working days during which time we must receive your completed booking form and deposit otherwise it will be automatically released for other guests.

ELECTRICITY
Electrical Appliances - The same voltage is used as in the UK 220-240 volts, but you will however, require a change of plug or an adapter for your British or US plug.

FINAL CLEANING - LODGE AND CHATEAU WHEN BOOKED FOR EXCLUSIVE USE
Each client is expected to have done his fair share of final cleaning before departure, with particular reference to kitchen utensils, crockery, electrical rings and especially ovens, the folding of bedding and cleaning of floors, showers and baths . We must emphasise that our properties are not hotels, our prices have not been inflated by the inclusion of cleaning charges, the co-operation of everyone is requested and will be greatly appreciated. However, clients unwilling or unable to comply will incur a final cleaning charge (at a rate of 17euros per hour) which will be deducted from your Good Housekeeping Deposit.

BROCHURE DESCRIPTION
All properties that are owned by ourselves, we supervise the manner in which they are furnished and maintained. The interior decorations and ambience, reflect local character and flavour. Descriptions are done in good faith and are carefully worded to ensure precision and exactness. It is impossible to list every aspect in the space provided and if there are any particular points that are important to you, please ensure that these are clarified at the time of reservation. Furnishings may change from time to time

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING DEPOSIT.
Is paid at the same time as the final balance - see booking form. This will be returned to you less any charges approximately 2-3 weeks after the end of your stay, or approximately 4 weeks if the telephone has been used.

BOOKING CONDITIONS