2.1 Rental Rates Include:
The Rental Property is provided with a full complement of items for your use during your stay. The Facilities are as shown in Section 3.0 and on the ‘Facilities – Grand & Petit Pessel’ page of our website http://pessel.uk/pessel-cottages-facilities. A copy will also be available in each property.
In the unlikely event of damage and loss this will be assessed against these lists and costs will be deducted from the Deposit.
Baby Cots (including mattresses and mattress protectors), and high chairs are available on request at a rate of 25.00€ each per week per item; we have a limited supply so please ensure you let us know when you book. Additional towels can be provided for babies, however, cot linen, sleeping covers and baby supplies are not provided. Please ensure that you let us know how many babies will be included in your group.
The large Carrefour supermarket in nearby Siorac-en-Perigord has a wide range of Baby related items.
2.3 Waste Treatment Important Notes:
- ONLY TOILET PAPER WHICH WE PROVIDE MAY BE DISPOSED OF IN THE TOILET.
- PAPER TISSUES OF ANY KIND MUST NOT BE PUT DOWN THE TOILET.
- PERSONAL HYGIENE PRODUCTS OR DISPOSABLE NAPPIES MUST NOT BE PUT DOWN THE TOILET.
- DO NOT DISPOSE OF ANY QUANTITY OF FAT OR OILS DOWN THE DRAIN.
2.4 Property Cleaning:
You are requested to leave the property and its contents generally in the same state as you found it/them.
Cleaning of the Property is carried out on Saturdays following departure.
In the unlikely event of a major clean being required we reserve the right to charge an extra fee which will be deducted from the Deposit. You will be advised by email with photographic validation.
2.5 Arrival and Departure:
Change over day is Saturday.
Arrival after 16:00, Departure before 10:00, local French Time.
We will arrange for someone to be available on your arrival, which we envisage to be before 21:00, however, if you expect your arrival to be later than this time, please telephone or text to let us know as this meeting/greeting may not be available after 21:00. Alternatives could be arranged.
All equipment is checked on a regular basis, however, in the unlikely event of a mechanical, electrical or any other breakdown of any of the equipment, please advise the owners or nominated representatives immediately so that rectification can take place as quickly as possible.
Such failures are outside of the control of the owners or nominated representatives. These failures are not grounds for any claim for compensation.
The owners reserve the right of reasonable access to the property during your stay for these or other purposes.
2.7 Responsibilities of Lead Member and Group Members:
It is the responsibility of the Lead Member to ensure that all members of the group are familiar with the Booking and Occupancy Terms and Conditions.
Security of your possessions is solely the responsibility of the Group Members and they should take appropriate steps to ensure this.
2.8 Domaine de Pessel – Grounds
Other than the Car Park area, the areas beyond the car park area, the ‘Garage Barn’ and the Barn adjoining Grand Pessel are ‘Private’ and not for use by persons renting Grand Pessel or Petit Pessel.
Additionally the Stable Block and Forage Barn on the other side of the Chemin Rural are also ‘Private’ and must not be used as play areas.
There is a Car Park Area a very short walk from both of the Rental Properties, Please Do Not park in the Garage Barn or obstruct the entrances.
Caravans, Recreational Vehicles or Commercial Vehicles are not permitted to park anywhere on the property.
The pitching of tents in the grounds is not permitted. (see also 2.11 Wild Life)
The very nature of these rental properties and their location is that they are generally not enclosed or fenced in and a local ‘Chemin Rural’ runs past them but is little more than a track. They are ancient rights of way but at this point they are very little used, however, a few locals use them in small vehicles, we have occasionally seen trial bikes and mopeds use them but generally large four wheeled vehicles are too big.
Vehicles must not be parked on the Chemin Rural immediately outside the rental properties, only short term stopping is permitted off the Chemin Rurals for unloading and loading on the specific property grass or hard area.
For your personal safety the Chemin Rural must not be used as a recreation/play area and children in particular must be warned of this and adults and parents must watch out for any forgetfulness.
The Cottages are on a designated walking route, identified by the yellow plastic caps on top of timber posts and you may see walkers using the Chemin, we have never seen more than a group of six people at any given time.
Occasionally there will be riders on horseback, those we have seen are at walking pace.
2.10 Wild Life, Animals and Countryside
The location of Pessel within the ‘Forêt de Bessède’, means it will contain a variety of wild animals, boar and deer, which generally stay away from human locations, however, we have seen them on the property. As such, the unpredictability of these animals could lead to injury if you are unwary, please alert all members of your Group.
We do not accept responsibility for any injuries caused by animals of any kind.
In the countryside, there will inevitably be small wildlife present around the houses, and sometimes they live in hard to reach places like an attic or roof. They are generally harmless and unless they are a serious nuisance, we will not take any action.
Do not feed any Animals, not even domestic Dogs or Cats (including our own Bengal Cat – Alfie) as this encourages them to return after you have left to go home.
2.11 Smoking, Barbecues and FIRE
Smoking of any kind, Tobacco or Electronic is NOT PERMITTED inside the Property AT ANY TIME.
- THIS IS A FORESTED AREA: PLEASE USE THE PAVED AREAS TAKE EXTREME CARE. IF SMOKING OR USING A BARBECUE OUTSIDE. ENSURE THAT ALL SMOKING ITEMS ARE PROPERLY EXTINGUISHED.
- BE AWARE THAT GRASS CAN QUICKLY AND EASILY BURN EVEN IF IT APPEARS GREEN.
- VERY HIGH IMPORTANCE: DO NOT SMOKE IN THE FOREST!
Note: In Summer 2015 over 500 Hectares of Forest were destroyed in ONE event near Bordeaux.
Rev: E July 2017