Commissions & Fees
Neither you nor we need to pay surcharges to third parties to effect payment. Whilst you are of course welcome to pay by any method you choose, the amounts credited to our account must be the full invoiced sums. All charges, whether incurred by you or us, must be borne by you.
Our preferred method of payment is personal electronic transfer using internet banking which is secure, straightforward and free of charge to both parties. Your Booking Confirmation and Invoice will include full details of our bank account whether you choose to pay in Sterling or Euros. If you are cautious about transferring large sums of money this way you are most welcome to transfer a token £5 or 5€ and, upon receipt in our bank account, we will notify you of the successful transaction.
We do not directly accept personal cheques, company cheques, third-party cheques, bank drafts, holiday vouchers, etc. You may of course use a personal cheque to pay for a transfer at your bank.
Some forms of bank transfers are free of charge but others are not. Any transfer costs you incur are entirely at your own discretion and any transfer costs we incur must be factored in to your payment so that the amount actually credited to us is the full amount invoiced.
Non-Euro or Non-Sterling Transfers
Our rental rates are quoted in Euros and if paid in Euros should be credited to our French bank account or, if converted into Sterling, credited to our UK bank account. Under normal circumstances any conversion from other currencies will take place prior to the payment being credited to our account. If you wish to remit your own currency to our bank for them to convert, you must send sufficient funds in your currency to cover the full invoice amount and any fees or commissions levied on us as a result of receipt of non-Sterling or non-Euro payments.
Euro Exchange Rate
If you choose to pay in Sterling an exchange rate for conversion of the Euro price into Sterling for payment into our UK bank account will be agreed. Your Booking Confirmation & Invoice will be issued in Sterling, with no subsequent correlation to future exchange rates.
For Eurozone guests, the Security Deposit will be a fixed sum of 150€. This will be returned, less any deductions for damage or loss, by cheque, drawn on our French bank account.
We will, according to the circumstances, accept cash (Euros only) upon arrival for all or part of the rental charge and/or Security Deposit but you must provide a credible reason for doing so prior to arrival.
Refunds (Cross Currency Transactions Only)
Notwithstanding any other aspects of our Terms & Conditions, if any refunds are agreed as a result of cancellation on your part or cancellation by us for your failure to pay balances by the agreed dates the following will apply where cross currency transactions are applicable :
Funds received in our UK bank account in Sterling, from whatever source or currency will be returned in Sterling on a one-for-one basis. Any fees or commissions incurred by you or exchange rate changes will not be factored in, i.e. if we received £100 we will return £100. Any fees or commissions we incur will be deducted from the amount remitted.
Funds received in our French bank account in Euros, from whatever source or currency will be returned in Euros on a one-for-one basis. Any fees or commissions incurred by you or exchange rate changes will not be factored in, i.e. if we received 100€ we will return 100€. Any fees or commissions we incur will be deducted from the amount remitted.