Terms and Conditions

Booking:

To confirm a booking please send a deposit of 25% for total sum of rooms and meals booked, which can be a sterling or Euro cheque. Sterling cheques should be made out to 'TD and IL Birtles' and sent to:

Le Moulin de l’Epinay, 76270 Ste-Beuve-en-Rivière, France.

Euro cheques should be made out to Le Moulin de l’Epinay. In the event of cancellation, deposit cheques are non-refundable unless we are able to re-let the accommodation.

On receipt of the deposit we will send you a letter or email to confirm the booking.

With regard to payment, we accept Euros in cash or cheque form, also sterling in cash or cheque. However please note that we do not have credit card facilities.

Arrivals and Departures:

Since we need time for shopping and errands in the afternoon, please aim to arrive around 4.30 - 5pm. If you do reach us earlier, feel free to stroll in the garden and find the waterfalls on our island.

If you are delayed, we would appreciate a call to let us know, especially if you have booked a meal.

On the morning of your departure, please vacate your room by 10.30 am at the latest to enable us to prepare for our next visitors.

Or...

The B&B Arrival Ode

Many of you will know this well
A B&B is not a hotel.
For those who are new, a little ode
On B&Bs and the arrival time code.

A B&B is a private home; we have no staff
To change the beds and clean the bath.
We scrub; we dust and vacuum the floors;
And, after that, have other chores
like shopping, cooking and laying the table.
It takes its toll, though we’re (quite) fit and able.

The afternoon is our private space
to relax, or snooze and enjoy our place.
We therefore ask you to respect
Our need for time to resurrect
And not arrive until later on
When the battle with grime has been fought and won.
When we’ve had time to recover and rest
And are ready to give you of our best.

Smokers:

We thank you in advance for not smoking in the house, nor in the outside eatery.

Meal Times:

Breakfast

Breakfast is from 8.30 am, however, if you would prefer an earlier breakfast, we can arrange this.

Dinner

Apéro at 7.30 pm with table d’hôtes at 8.00 pm. Assiette Gourmande can be at any mutually convenient time.

Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary requirements.

Dogs:

Dogs are not allowed in the house but well-trained dogs are still welcome - provided they sleep in your car. A grassy lane leads to the village, perfect for exercising dogs and people after a long drive. If you do bring your dog, please keep it under control, particularly when small children are around – and clear up any dog mess.