Essentials

At-a-glance

Suitable for a couple, with regret no children other than one babe-in-arms.

For those making the Pilgrimage Walk to Santiago de Compostela, local pick-up and drop-off can be arranged, also onward transport of luggage to walkers’ next stopping point (additional charge).

Basis: self-catering (breakfast may be available on request, additional charge)
Sleeps: 2
Rooms: living-room with corner kitchen, one bedroom with double bed, downstairs shower-room
Linen, towels: supplied
Access: car essential
Nearest amenities: 3km
Pets: owners’ dogs, occasionally awake, on premises. One well-behaved visiting dog a possibility, but only & strictly by prior arrangement, please!
Accessibility: unsuitable for those with restricted mobility
Smoking: 100% non-smoking
Facilities: satellite TV (UK), DVD player, wood-burning stove, electric radiators, 2-ring hob, fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, orange-juicer, hair-drier, Wi-Fi, BBQ
Outdoors: front courtyard, rear garden
Swimming pool: yes
Electricity: included
Parking: on private ground, unenclosed
Languages spoken: English & French

Tariff

Rental Cost Per Week £STG/GBP
29 April – 24 June 575
24 June – 9 Sept 675
9 Sept – 28 Oct 575

Saturday is the ‘normal’ changeover day; however, we are flexible. For those who prefer to avoid peak travel-days / traffic, ferry / tunnel queues etc, we will always try to be helpful, subject to existing bookings / enquiries. Where possible, we are happy to add extra days, e.g. to make a ten-day stay. Whatever your requirements, please ask; we will always try to be as accommodating as possible.

Detailed information about the gîte is sent out prior to your visit, along with driving directions.

A ‘welcome pack’ awaits your arrival: milk, bread, tea & coffee, and a bottle of wine.

Guests are requested to leave Le Tilleul clean and tidy. ‘Normal’ cleaning between lets (and mid-way in a two-week let) is included in the rent; but we reserve the right to make a charge if the house is left in an unreasonable state.

Arrival time: from 4.30pm. Departure time: by 10.30am, please.

Additional cleaning is available, if required, during your stay; at a cost of £15 per hour.

Getting there

Airports: Limoges 70km, Bergerac 75km, Brive 90km, Bordeaux 170km
Car hire: Usual suspects, all airports
Railway: Angouleme for main line: 80 km
Eurotunnel: 760 km
Ferries to: Caen (565km), St Malo (525km), Le Havre (580km), Dieppe (645km), Cherbourg (660km)


Conditions

Deposit of 25%, along with completed booking form, is requested at time of booking (non-refundable), balance payable in full 6 weeks before arrival.

Security deposit required, £250, normally refundable (subject to breakage etc) within 2 weeks of the end of your stay; cleared funds required before beginning of stay, please. Please note: deposit refund will be made in £GBP to a UK bank, without charge. If refund to a non-UK bank is requested, it will be sent as a GBP transfer and will be converted at whatever rate applies at the time; there may be charges for which the recipient will be liable.

Electricity is included in the rental cost from June - September. At other times, there is a modest additional charge; similarly for wood, according to consumption.

We recommend that guests take out travel / cancellation insurance.

Payment can be made in euros by arrangement, using the exchange rate applicable at the time of payment.

Covid-19

Restrictions have now largely been relaxed. However, we ask any visitor who thinks they may have covid before or during their stay, to inform us.

Further details are to be found in the T&C document sent to prospective visitors.