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La maison du mūrier

Quality village house in friendly wine village in Languedoc Roussillon, South of France


Booking Conditions

For the property known as la maison du mūrier

The Property known as ‘la maison du mūrier’ (‘the property’) is offered for rental subject to confirmation by Brian Forrester (‘the owner’) to the renter (‘the client’).

Reservations and payment

Clause 1. To reserve the Property, the client should complete and sign the Booking Form and return it together with payment of the NON-refundable deposit (25% of the total rent due). Following receipt of the Booking Form and deposit, the Owner will confirm the booking via e mail or by post at the client's option.

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Clause 2. The balance of the rent, together with the Security Deposit (see Clause #4), is due 6 weeks (42 days) before the start of the rental period.

Clause 3. Any chargeable expenses arising during the rental period should be settled locally with the key holder before departure from the Property.

Security deposit

Clause 4. A Security Deposit of €300 (or £200)  is required. Damage to the Property or its contents will be charged against this Security Deposit. However, the sum reserved by this Clause shall not limit the Client’s liability to the Owner. The Owner will account to the Client for the Security Deposit and refund the balance due within 3 weeks after the end of the rental period.


Clause 5. Subject to Clauses 1 and 2 above, in the event of a cancellation, refunds of amounts paid will be made only if the owner is able to re-rent the property. Any expenses or losses incurred in so doing will be deducted from the refundable amount.


Clause 6. The Client is strongly urged to secure comprehensive travel insurance (including coverage for cancellation) and to have full insurance coverage for the Client’s personal belongings,  since these are not covered by the owner’s insurance.

Clause 7. In the event of an insurance claim, your Security Deposit may be used as the excess charge and may not be refunded.

Rental period

Clause 8. The rental period shall commence at 4:00 p.m. on the first day and finish at 10:00 a. m. on the last day. The Owner shall not be obliged to offer the accommodation before the time stated and the Client shall not be entitled to remain in occupation after the time stated.

Acting as a considerate tenant

Clause 9. The maximum number to reside in the Property must not exceed 6 people (the total number of beds in the Property) plus any infants. However, please be aware: the Property does not provide beds or other accommodation for infants.

Clause 10. The Client agrees to be a considerate tenant, to take good care of the Property and its amenities, and to leave the Property clean and in tidy condition at the end of the rental period. Although a final cleaning is included in the rental cost, the Owner reserves the right to retain a portion of the Security Deposit to cover additional cleaning costs if the Client leaves the Property in an unacceptable condition. The Client agrees to replace any items used up during the rental period, including but not limited to food products, detergent, paper towels, and so forth. Further, the Client agrees not to act in any way that would cause disturbance to those living in the neighboring properties. Please note: There is no smoking in the house and no pets whatsoever are allowed.

Clause 11. The Client shall report to the key holder, without delay, any defects in the Property or breakdown in equipment,  machinery or appliances in the Property, and arrangements for repair and/or replacement will be made as soon as possible.

Owner liability

Clause 12. The Owner shall not be liable to the Client for the following:

-- Any temporary defect or stoppage in the supply of public services to the Property, nor in respect of any equipment, plant, machinery, or appliances in the Property;

-- Any loss, damage or injury which is the result of adverse weather conditions, riot, war, strikes or matters beyond the control of the Owner; or,

-- Any loss, damage or inconvenience caused to or suffered by the Client if the Property shall be destroyed or substantially damaged before the start of the rental period. In such event, the Owner shall, within 7 days of notification to the Client, refund to the Client all sums previously paid in respect of the rental period.

-- Any loss or damage to the Client’s property or injury to the Client and the Client’s family and guests from whatever cause. (Client is expected to have their own insurance.)

Clause 13. Under no circumstances shall the Owner’s liability to the Client exceed the amount paid to the Owner for the rental period.

Applicable laws

Insofar as permitted under applicable law, this contract shall be governed by UK law in every particular, including formation and interpretation, and shall be deemed to have been made in the UK.

Accepted by the Client

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Contact information

Brian Forrester
Hollydene, Dykeside, Freuchie, Fife. KY15 7ES UK
Tel: 00 44 (0)1337 857202

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