Our rental period is normally Saturday 16:00 to Saturday 10:00. Our rates throughout the year include bed linen and towels, UK satellite TV, dedicated internet, utilities and all heating costs.
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The rates in the table below are applicable for a party of up to four adults plus minors of 17 or younger at the date of arrival. For parties of five or six adults there is an additional charge (please see below for details).
Out of the high summer season, on a one week booking we offer a reduction of £30 for couples requiring only the master bedroom.
La Goupillère is also suitable for shorter stays and, depending on the make up of your party, our rates are very competitive with and usually much cheaper than hotels or B&B anywhere in the area. You may of course stay for as short a period as you like but we feel that four nights is the minimum that makes economic sense... but you get so much more!
We are closed for short term bookings in "winter" but if you are considering a longer visit (one month plus) please contact us and we will be happy to discuss terms. Heating costs are the single biggest factor.
Our Rates in GB Pounds
For rates in Euros or many other currencies please see the table << here >> on our newer website. Select the currency you want from the drop-down box.
|Season||From Date||To Date|
|Easter 2020||04 April 2020||18 April 2020||£ 590||£ 540|
|Spring 2020||18 April 2010||23 May 2020||£ 560||£ 510|
|Early Summer 2020||23 May 2020||18 July 2020||£ 590||£ 540|
|High Summer 2020||18 July 2020||29 August 2020||£ 640||£ 590|
|Late Summer 2020||29 August 2020||03 October 2020||£ 590||£ 540|
|Autumn 2020||03 October 2020||07 November 2020||£ 560||£ 510|
|Christmas & New Year||19 December 2020||09 January 2021||£ 990||£ 990|
|Early Summer 2021||01 May 2021||17 July 2021||£ 600||£ 550|
|High Summer 2021||17 July 2021||28 August 2021||£ 650||£ 600|
|Late Summer 2021||28 August 2021||02 October 2021||£ 600||£ 550|
|Autumn 2021||02 October 2021||30 October 2021||£ 590||£ 540|
|Christmas & New Year||18 December 2021||08 January 2022||£ 990||£ 990|
Included. Our prices include everything you are likely to need - bedding, towels^, kitchen basics, cleaning & washing materials, loo paper, etc. Many properties charge extra for these or do not provide them at all. We can also provide, free, a cot with a high quality mattress, high chair, baby bath and changing mat upon request. We provide a generous "welcome pack" which should be ample for a light meal on your day of arrival. All heating and utilities are included, with the exception of electricity for charging electric or hybrid vehicles for which we will charge a fee. Please ask for details. ^ Bathroom towels only; we do not provide free pool or beach towels but we can provide these to rent for a small charge.
Single Bedroom Occupancy. Ideal for couples who wish to stay out of peak season, La Goupillère is a large, three bedroom house with lots of space but it is not only suitable for families or groups. Outside the high summer season, for single bedroom occupancy a reduction of £30 applies on the one week rate above. Conditions apply; please see here. If needed the offer includes a baby sleeping in a cot (you must bring your own baby).
Occupancy. The property is intended to accommodate a maximum of six guests, which may be a mix of persons aged 18 and over (adults) and 17 or younger (minors). The rates quoted are for up to four adults and two minors (or e.g. two adults and up to four minors). For parties of more than four adults there is an additional charge of £140 per week per adult. Put into context, our minimum rates are approximately £20 per adult guest per night, much cheaper than any B&B or hotel nearby. For a booking for four, five or six adults your party will all pay the same rate of around £20 per night. Guests aged under 18 at the date of arrival are included in the basic rates (we reserve the right to see proof of age). A baby sleeping in a cot will not be considered a "guest" for these purposes. Click here.
Christmas & New Year. The house is "put to bed" at the beginning of November until the following Spring. But La Goupillère is a lovely, sometimes magical place to spend Christmas and New Year and given adequate prior notice we can make it available. If the house is occupied our heating costs are extremely high at this time of year and this has to be reflected in the price but, to put it into context, for four or more guests the rate per person per night is less than nearby hotels or B&B, if you can find any open at this time of year. And of course you will be staying in a large house with plenty of communal living space as well as your own bedrooms. Please contact us to discuss your particular requirements but please note we will not break up this period into separate weeks. You may of course stay for a shorter period but the rate will be for 14 nights. Longer periods are possible, subject to negotiation and will likely be at a lower rate per night.
Winter Bookings. We cannot "rev it up" La Goupillère for short term Winter bookings but we will be delighted to accommodate guests for longer periods subject to agreement on heating costs.
Sabbaticals. We offer a wonderful retreat. Quiet, tranquil, private, comfortable, internet connected, yet plenty of culture and civilisation when you want it. Please contact us to discuss your requirements
Cleaning. The house will be clean when you arrive and beds made up to your required specification. Pre-let preparation and the professional laundering of all bed linen is included in the rental price. Clean bed linen is provided according to the schedule detailed elsewhere*, depending on the duration of your stay. Ample clean towels will be provided upon your arrival but we leave the frequency of washing these to you (a washing machine and dryer are provided).
Cleaning during your stay is not included but it may be possible to arrange for this at additional cost (only by prior agreement). Separate cleaning conditions apply to the pool and towels.
Booking Deposit. A booking deposit of 25% of the rental fee is required to secure your booking. The balance must be received 4 weeks prior to arrival. For bookings made within 4 weeks of arrival the full amount is payable when booking.
Security Deposit. A security deposit of £150 is payable with your final payment. This will be returned to you within one week of the completion of the rental period, less any deductions for damage or unreasonable breakages and, if appropriate, excess cleaning upon vacating the property. Please notify us of any damage, breakages or other issues prior to your departure so that an amicable agreement can be achieved. If you have the slightest problem with anything to do with the property please tell us straight away and it will be rectified immediately or at your convenience if you prefer.
Currency. We can invoice you in Sterling or Euros but please note the rates in the Sterling table above are indicative and the actual amounts may be recalculated based on our Euro rates at the time of booking ¬. For payment in other currencies, you may pay into our UK or French accounts, the transaction calculated so we receive the full invoiced amount. Please note that once you have paid the deposit any exchange rate used will apply to the entire transaction, irrespective of currency fluctuations. To pay in any other currency please contact us to agree a price as we do not simply use the fluctuating daily exchange rates.
Supplies. We supply the basics needed to start your holiday without having to worry about buying tea, coffee, sugar, whatever. We also provide a "welcome pack" (see above) but if there is anything else you would like please let us know prior to arrival. If you arrive later than expected you will not be left in the lurch and we will do our best to provide you with additional drink and food at cost price or you can simply replace anything you borrow.
* The frequency of bed linen changes may differ from those advertised depending upon the actual number of nights booked.
¬ This is to protect us from sudden depreciation of the £. Although we will try to maintain the published Sterling rates the only way to guarantee these are the rates you will receive is to book!
|Enquiry & Booking Notes|
Please contact us by e-mail or telephone and we will respond quickly. In fairness to all, we will reserve the dates you want upon your request to do so. A reservation will become a firm booking once the deposit has been paid, as set out in our T&Cs. Until enquiries are followed up by a positive indication that a booking will be made the property will remain available to whoever does so first.
You are reading this, so you are in a position to directly compare our prices above with quotations you receive from the commercial channels, such as HomeAway or Airbnb. You do not need to pay more than the rates we agree with you or have published here and elsewhere. If you book via other channels your contract will be with them and we are unable to enter into any commercial discussion once you have booked via their platforms. You will pay a higher price but you may feel you are buying added value services or peace of mind. However you book, once your deposit is paid you will receive the same high level of customer service and communication we offer for direct bookings. If you have any concerns about dealing with us direct please click the tab "Trusting Us" above.