French Connections

La Cordonnerie - Printable booking form

Print this form, fill it in and post to the address supplied by the property owner/manager.

Full name:
Home telephone: Mobile telephone:
Fax: Email:
Arrival date: Departure date:
Adults: Children:
Names of other party members:
(please give ages of children)

Upon receipt of your deposit and booking form with your details, your cottage will be reserved for you for the dates of the contract.

Upon payment of the full rental amount due, the owners will send you al details about the property, routes suggested and local info on our site.

Your deposit of 200 GBP is fully returnable  after your stay with us provided cottage, pool and garden have been left in good order.

all payments will be confirmed by the owners in writing, confirming your booking and payments.




1 General conditions:

            a / Exclusivity; You have the exclusive use of our garden and swimming pool at all times during your stay and these facilities will not be shared. If the owners are on site, whether they have guests or not,  they will hold to these rules as well, and will only use the pool during your absence.

            b / Time table; Rentals will run from Saturdays to Saturdays unless otherwise agreed with the owners. Clients are welcome on the first Saturday after 4 pm, and are expected to leave before 10 am on the saturday of departure.

            c/ Cleaning; Before you arrive at the cottage, the house will be cleaned and your beds made with clean bed linen. We hope therefore that you will look after the house with due care and attention. Breakages as well as extra cleaning needed after you leave will be deducted from your deposit at the discretion of the owners.

            d/ Information; As soon as the full rental fees have been received by the owners, (see point 2) they will send you all details on how to get there, where to find the key, local shopping, important telephone no’s, who to ring for help, our own recommended restaurants in the area etc.

            e / Damages; On arrival or during the week(s) of your stay, owners would appreciate to be promptly informed of any damages or failure of equipment. This can be done by phone (to Lina or to our caretaker).

            f/ Insurance; All guests must stay at our property at their own risk. We advise you to take out additional insurance to cover the cost of damage to your own goods, health cover and of (early) cancellation due to health or other reasons. See point 10.

            g/ Tourist information; Information on most local attractions which includes the best restaurants, vineyards, cultural attractions and sporting locations is available at the property but we would be pleased to answer any queries and give any information to make sure you get the most from your holiday in such an attractive location.

2 Rental fees

            /a  The full rental cost plus the deposit must have been received 4 weeks (28 days) prior to the holiday start date of the contract. Payment in UK or USA can be by cheque or direct bank transfer; in France direct or by cheque into Owners French bank account on agreement between parties.    

            / b  If you want to pay in different currency from UK, the price in Engl. Pounds will be converted to Dollars or Euros on the currency markets’ course at the point of your enquiry with the owners. If you book with us this price will be fixed on the day of booking reservation and will be stated on the booking contract as agreed between owners and renting party.

            /c Your holiday property will have been reserved at the moment of reception of the full deposit by the owner together with your booking contract, signed and with all important details of the renting party.

            d/  Owners will send you a personal written confirmation of payments as soon as possible.

3  Pets:

            Well behaved pets agreed with owners for £ 25 per pet/week (Euro € 30 and US Dollar $ 30). Please discuss with owners.                                                                                                           

4  Discounts:

            A discount of 5 % will be given on any bookings for 2 consecutive weeks, 7.5% for 3 consecutive weeks and 10%  for 4 consecutive weeks. We also give considerable discounts for longer out of season winter lets.

5  Deposit

            a/ A refundable deposit of £ 200 ( GBP English Pound!); in Euros  € 250;  or US Dollars $ 250 is required at the time of booking confirmation.

           b/ The owners will reimburse your deposit minus any damages incurred by you during your stay but you will get your full deposit back if, after your departure, the cottage, grounds and pool have been left in good order.

6  Included in the fee are:

            / a, electricity, water, gas,and electric heating.

            / b Included is the connection WIFI, and the use of the fixed telephone in the cottage, provided these are all used for external calls to FIXED phone lines, locally and global. The costs made to mobile phones will have to be reimbursed by the renter to the owners so we advise for these to use your own mobile.

            / c One set of bed linen per person is included as are one set of  towels. Kitchen towels are provided.  No pool towels are available so please bring your own. Extra linen and towels used, will incur a small charge, unless you leave them clean and folded back in the cupboard.

            /c The tourist tax of 0.5 Euro per person per day has been absorbed in the rental fees for the year and will be paid by the owner of the property direct to the local french authorities. All other French taxes are included in the rental fee.

            d/ The renters are free to use the bicycles on the property to their own risk. We hope therefore they are left in decent condition, locked up and safe for other people to use at a later time during the season by other guests. We will maintain these bikes to a good and safe standard during our visits to the house, but when we owners are not resident, their state will depend on how they have been left after your use.

7  Cancellation:

            a /if for any reason you need to cancel the contract before the start of your rental, this is possible up to 28 days before the start of the rental. In that case the owners will try to re-rent out the property. you will get your deposit back minus any cost incurred by owners within good reason (such as cost of transferring money back or readvertizing the property).

            b /If you cancel within the 28 days before the start of the rental, the owners have the right to hold part or the whole amount of the deposit, due to their possible loss of earnings if they cannot fill the space in their rental calendar. We will try to be reasonable with you.

            c/ We do not hold ourselves as owners responsible if you have to leave the property prematurely for whatever reasons and do not see ourselves liable to a (part) return of your rental fee for the days you were not using the cottage. As long as you leave the property in good order, point 5b will apply.

 8 Non-responsibility of the owners:

            /a The owners are not liable to malfunctioning of WIFI, phone or TV transmission in case the connections are out of order due to storms, heavy rains or other external cause. They will do their best to make reconnection possible for the renting party.

            /b Owners will also not take responsibility in case, due to unseasonable weather, storm or heavy rain, you will find your outdoor garden or terrace or poolside messy with leaves etc; our cleaner will try her best to make the place impeccable inside, but will not have the time left to clean up outside with sudden storms just before your arrival. This situation occasionally occurs at the beginning of autumn.

            c/ The owners take absolutely no responsibility for any malfunction, accidents or such regards the use of the bicycles property. Nor is this the case for any accidents by the pool, or those caused by use of the diving board. Owners will instate all accessories by the pool to good and safe standards. Misuse of these lies outside their liability.

            d/ In all cases: we warn you that while you are staying in our property, you are doing so entirely at your own risk and especially for those with young children we warn you never to let your children out of your sight while they are playing around and in the pool.

9 Travel Insurance

   a / Owners advise you to take out personal insurance to cover travelling, health and motoring to reimburse you for losses incurred because of late cancellations, loss of luggage/ personal belongings while travelling abroad, repairs of car damage and for having to leave the cottage before the contract has ended, through illness or personal circumstances

Information about the owners:

Lina Goedkoop and John Harrison Pen Y Pwll, Boatside, Hay on Wye, HR3 5RS Hereford, UK  tel. +44 (0)1497 821 987

lina@haywye.myzen.co.uk    Website: www.pantaleon-holiday-rentals.co.uk

Note: It is advisable to arrange insurance against cancellation of your holiday.