Conditions of sales

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Article 1 – Conclusion of the contract:

The reservation takes effect once the owner has checked the availability of the tree house and the periods chosen. The reservation will be definitive when the owner has received an account of 30% of the total cost of the stay from the client and a signed and dated copy of the contract of hire (2 pages). The client should keep a second copy.

The hiring, concluded by this present act, cannot, in any situation, benefit, even partially, a third person whether physical or moral, without the written agreement of the owner. Any infraction of this clause will lead to the immediate cancellation of the contract on the basis of fault on the part of the hirer and the financial product of contract remains the property acquired by the owner.

Article 2 – Cancellation by the hirer:

cancellations must be notified by recommended letter to the owner, received 20 days in advance of the date of hire.

The account paid remains the property of the owner, although it may be reimbursed if the tree house can be relet for the same period.

Article 3 – Cancellation by the owner:

In the case of cancellation by the owner, the totality of the sum paid by the hirer will be reimbursed.

In the case of especially bad weather during the stay (storms, high winds …), the following procedure will take effect: if METEO FRANCE announces an « ORANGE » alert and/or gusts of wind superior to 70 km/hour, the hirer will be contacted and offered replacement accommodation close to the domain depending on availability In this case, the hirer will be offered a second night in a tree house at half tariff, depending on dates available, during the following 12 months. If the replacement accommodation is refused, the choice to remain in the tree house is the hirer’s responsibility.

Article 4 – Arrival/Departure:

Lettings start between 15h00 and 17h00 (except where there has been prior agreement) and the tree house must be vacated at 11h00. For security reasons arrivals must be during daylight hours. The hirer should be present at the date and time mentioned in the present contract. In the case of deferred or late arrival, the hirer must inform the owner.If the hirer is not present within 2 hours of the arrival time on the date mentioned in the contract, without having notified the owner in advance, the contract will be considered to have been cancelled and the sum paid remains the property of the owner who can re-let the tree house.

Article 5 – Payment:

The reservation becomes effective as soon as the hirer has paid the owner an account (30%). The balance must be settled on the day of arrival.

Article 6 – Deposit:

The hirer will make a deposit of 100 Euros to the owner. The deposit is made at the moment of entry to the tree house. The deposit will be returned following the joint evaluation of the condition of the tree house and the inventory of furnishings and equipment, once the cost of any repairs has been deducted. If the deposit is not sufficient to cover such costs, the hirer promises to complete the sum after departure. In the case of early departure (at a time prior to the time mentioned in the contract) which prevents the evaluation of the condition of the tree house and the inventory of furnishings on the same day as the departure of the hirer, the owner will send the hirer the deposit within the following week.

Article 7 – Length of stay:

The hirer signs the present Contract for a specified period and can in no circumstances claim any right to prolong the stay beyond the date stated.

Article 8 – Use of the tree house:

The hirer will use the tree house quietly and in conformity with its stated purpose: Short-term Leisure Accommodation.

The hirer is committed to leave the property as clean and tidy as on arrival.

Article 9 – Capacity:

The maximum capacity of the tree house is stated on the contract. If the number of persons exceeds the capacity of the tree house, the owner has the right to refuse the extra persons. Any modification or rupture of the contract will be considered to be on the hirer’s initiative.

Article 10 – Animals:

The hirer cannot bring any pets or domestic animals to the tree house. If this clause is not respected by the hirer, the owner may refuse the stay. In this case no reimbursement will be due.

Article 11 – Water and Electricity:

Water: the water supply (20 litres) is included in the cost of hire. Electricity: the electricity supply (solar batteries) for the lamps available is included in the cost of hire.

Article 12 – Safety regulations:

Maximum occupancy for the Pivert tree house is 6 persons, 5 persons for the Rouge-gorge tree house , 4 persons for the Mésange tree house and 2 persons for the Rossignol, Grand Duc and Épervier tree houses .

Access is allowed to the Pivert + Rouge-gorge tree houses to children over 3 years old. For an adult with one child (Rossignol, Grand Duc and Epervier) and Mésange tree house access is limited to children over 7 years.

Pregnancy: we cannot accept women more than 5 months into pregnancy.

Only persons who have signed the dispensation can access the tree houses.

You must :

  • Give advance warning if you have health problems (sleepwalking, cardiac problems, bad sight, vertigo…).
  • Have with you a working portable telephone, with charged battery.
  • Shut the trap door of the platform or the gate during the night.
  • Lock the padlocks on the door and gate when you leave the tree house.
  • Follow the instructions for the dry toilets.
  • Notify any damage.
  • Leave the tree house and the terrace clean and tidy, as you found them.

You cannot :

  • Access the tree house in a drunken condition.
  • Smoke inside the tree house.
  • Drop cigarette butts and used matches on the terrace and its surroundings.
  • Light bonfires or barbeques on the terrace or in the forest.
  • Hunt or otherwise disturb the animals in the forest.
  • Leave the terrace of the tree house to climb the tree or the guard rails (your feet must stay on the boards).

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