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Poitou-Charentes



Season 2020


Firstly, we must say how devastated we are at what is happening to everyone the world over.

Secondly, we are sorry that we have only produced this notice in English, We have a number of different nationalities due to visit this season and we cannot do them all - so for now maybe this is a moment for Google to shine and translate.

Holidays are perhaps the least of people’s worries but there are issues we have to address.

For millions of businesses like ours, the seasonal nature of things can mean catastrophe very quickly. In this region (replicated the world over) we have a short window of opportunity to work very hard to ensure our viability over an entire 12 month period. Financial investment has gone into the provision of services/accommodation for the season already. This is the same for every bar, restaurant, hotel, cafe, caterer, taxi firm, vineyard and so on…. Many of whom are small, family run businesses.

We have just finished 2 months of total lock down in France and some freedoms have been allowed. The SW region has been spared any real contamination and appears ‘green’ on the Government's map of infection/hospital stress. This potentially bodes well for us during a gradual further re-opening.

We don’t know what is going to happen next but we are aware of a certain amount of panic among those who have their holidays booked with us this season.

At the moment the problems are potentially different for travellers booked for different months and again depending on where they are travelling from. Some travel restrictions may remain in force longer than others, there may be new ones to be put in place.

Our current thinking is as follows:-

Bookings with an arrival date in May

Now all cancelled or moved to next year.

Bookings with an arrival date in June

Now all cancelled or moved to next year

Bookings with an arrival date in July

It looks as if travel restrictions will be lifted (certainly within the EU) by July

For those of our guests who have not yet paid the balance invoice of their holiday - please note balance payments due dates will now be as soon as travel restrictions have been lifted from your home country and inward travel is permitted by the French Government

Bookings with an arrival date in August

We anticipate everything being as normal - certainly for travellers from the EU

We will update this in a few weeks

Bookings with an arrival date in September

We anticipate everything being as normal - certainly for travellers from the EU

We will update this in a few weeks.

This page is subject to change - please check back for the latest information.

We hope you all mange to stay well and safe.

With our best wishes, Gary and Colette



This information is not intended to form any part of a contract or amendment to a contract. Individual bookings will be addressed and confirmed directly with the person making the original booking.