Terms & Conditions

Effective as of 03/13/2023

Le Séchoir de L’Engranne is a Société Anonyme registered with the Bordeaux Trade and Companies Register under number 921859773, whose registered office is located at 15 Estebelingue 33540 CASTELVIEL, and whose intra-community VAT number is FR12921859773.


These general conditions aim to define the terms and conditions under which the SAS “Le Séchoir de L’Engranne” allows its customers to benefit from all the services, including reservation services, available on the website described in more detail below.

The customer is invited to carefully read these General Conditions, the prior acceptance of which is mandatory for the reservation of any Service offered on the Site.

The SAS “Le Séchoir de L’Engranne” reserves the right to modify or supplement, at any time, all or part of these General Conditions. In this case, the new version of the General Conditions will be available on the website with its effective date.


The SAS “Le Séchoir de L’Engranne” offers reservation services on its website:

  • for a lodging “Le Séchoir”,
  • for a Tiny House “La Tiny”.


The website allows for the reservation of accommodations operated by the SAS “Le Séchoir de L’Engranne”.

The essential characteristics, availability dates, price, options offered, payment conditions, and special sales conditions applicable to the selected rate of the Accommodations offered are presented during the reservation process as described in Article 3 below.




The reservation will become effective once the tenant has sent the SAS “Le Séchoir de L’Engranne” a 50% deposit of the total estimated rental amount and a dated and signed contract, before the indicated date. A second copy will be retained by the tenant.

Any reservation upon receipt of payment will be confirmed by the SAS “Le Séchoir de L’Engranne”. The lease concluded between the parties to this agreement may not, in any case, benefit even partially to third parties, individuals or legal entities, without the written agreement of the SAS “Le Séchoir de L’Engranne”.

Any breach of this last paragraph could lead to the immediate termination of the lease at the tenant’s fault. The rental amount will remain definitively acquired by the SAS “Le Séchoir de L’Engranne”.



The balance of the rent will be paid no later than 30 days before the entry into the premises. The tenant who has not paid the balance on the agreed date will be considered as having canceled his/her stay. Therefore, the lodging will be offered for rent again, and no refund will be made.


A security deposit of €1500 for the Séchoir and €800 for the Tiny will be required at the beginning of the stay. Any breakage or damage will be charged. After the contradictory establishment of the outgoing inventory, the deposit will be returned within one month following the end of the rental, with the cost of restoring the inventory deducted if damage was found. If the deposit is insufficient, the tenant agrees to pay the difference, based on the evidence provided by SAS “Le Séchoir de L’Engranne”. Missing or damaged furniture or items, or items made unusable for any reason other than normal wear and tear, as well as lost keys or alarm remote control (for the Séchoir), will be charged to the tenant.

In the event of early departure (before the time specified in this contract and preventing the establishment of the inventory on the day of the tenant’s departure), the deposit will be returned by SAS “Le Séchoir de L’Engranne” as soon as possible, after deduction of the cost of restoring the inventory if damage was found.

2.2.3 RATE

Prices include the VAT applicable on the day of the order, and any change in the applicable VAT rate will automatically be reflected in the prices indicated on the date of invoicing. Any modification or establishment of new legal or regulatory taxes imposed by the competent authorities will automatically be reflected in the prices indicated on the date of invoicing. Prices are calculated according to the dates of stay. The rental price does not include the tourist tax per adult per day, to be paid directly on site at the time of the inventory check-in.

In the case of a reservation made less than 30 days before the arrival date, the full payment will be required for confirmation of the reservation.

Payment can be made by:

Credit card (Mastercard, Eurocard, Visa, American Express), Secure online payment on the website.

The rate includes final cleaning as well as linen.


  • Cancellation before arrival:

Free cancellation up to 3 months before the scheduled date of entry into the accommodation.

  • Cancellation within one month will be charged at 100%.
  • Cancellation 1 to 2 months before the arrival date, the deposit will remain with SAS “Le Séchoir de L’Engranne”.
  • Cancellation at 3 months is refundable.

If the tenant does not show up on the date indicated in the contract, the contract will become null and void, and SAS “Le Séchoir de L’Engranne” may dispose of the accommodation, and the amounts paid will remain acquired by SAS “Le Séchoir de L’Engranne”.


The tenant who signs this contract, for a determined period, cannot under any circumstances claim any right to remain in the premises at the end of the stay.


The accommodation is made available to tenants from 4 pm on the day of their arrival. It must be vacated no later than 10 am on the morning of departure.

The rental includes free access to the outdoor swimming pool for the Séchoir (except during low season) and to the jacuzzi for the Tiny. However, in case of breakdown of one of these facilities, SAS “Le Séchoir de L’Engranne” undertakes to repair them as soon as possible, without this leading to a payment of damages and interest to the tenants, or any discount on the price.


The tenant must ensure the peaceful nature of the rental, use it in accordance with the purpose of the premises, and make no modifications or changes to the furniture or premises. The tenant is obliged to respect good neighborliness and to stop any noise nuisance outside the building between 10:00 pm and 9:00 am. Parents must also ensure that their children respect the rules of the place.

It is strictly forbidden to organize parties or any other type of gathering, to set off fireworks, release balloons or flying lanterns.

The goats 🐐 living on the property must not receive any food other than that provided by the SAS “Le Séchoir de L’Engranne”.


An inventory will be drawn up jointly and signed by the tenant and the SAS “Le Séchoir de L’Engranne” on arrival and departure from the accommodation. This inventory is the only reference in the event of a dispute concerning the condition of the premises.

The cleaning of the premises is the responsibility of the tenant during the rental period. However, if the cleanliness before departure is not in compliance, the tenant will be charged an additional cleaning fee of 30€/hour, necessary to bring the premises back into compliance.


The tenant must arrive on the day and at the time specified in this contract. In case of late or delayed arrival, the tenant must notify the SAS “Le Séchoir de L’Engranne”.


In case of delayed departure, an additional fee of 30€/hour will be applied to the rental price.


This contract is established for a maximum capacity of 8 people for the Séchoir and 4 people for the Tiny. If the number of tenants exceeds the capacity, the SAS “Le Séchoir de L’Engranne” will refuse, for insurance reasons, the additional persons.

3.7 PETS

Pets are not allowed. In case of non-compliance with this clause by the tenant, the SAS “Le Séchoir de L’Engranne” will refuse the stay and in this case no refund will be made.


The Séchoir and the Tiny are strictly non-smoking inside the buildings.


The photographs presented on our booking platform are not contractual. Even if all best efforts are made to ensure that the photographs, graphic representations, and texts reproduced to illustrate the establishments presented give as accurate an overview as possible of the services offered, variations may occur between the time of booking and the day of consumption of the service. Any reservation or payment that is irregular, ineffective, incomplete, or fraudulent for a reason attributable to the tenant will result in the cancellation of the order at the tenant’s expense, without prejudice to any civil or criminal action against the latter.


The tenant is responsible for all damages occurring as a result of his or her actions. He or she is required to be insured by a “holiday” type insurance policy for these various risks and to attach a copy of his or her valid insurance certificate to the contract at the time of signing.

The SAS “Le Séchoir de L’Engranne” will not accept any responsibility in the event of loss, theft and/or damage or injury caused to property and/or persons on the property, regardless of the cause.


Neither the SAS “Le Séchoir de L’Engranne” nor the tenant can be held responsible for a breach of any of its contractual obligations resulting from the occurrence of a force majeure event. Force majeure events include, in addition to those usually recognized by the French courts, malfunctions resulting from disruptions or interruptions in the provision or operation of means of telecommunication, electricity, and water provided by the network operators, any poor transmission due to telecommunications and internet networks, natural events (lightning, fire, flood, earthquakes, etc.), war, epidemics or pandemics, riots, and terrorist attacks.

The occurrence of a force majeure event excuses the debtor from the obligations affected by such an event, from the non-performance of said obligations, but only those obligations are suspended by operation of law until the effects of the force majeure event have disappeared.


As the Service is performed from the moment a Reservation is made and therefore before the withdrawal period, the Customer expressly agrees to waive his or her right of withdrawal in accordance with the provisions of Article L.221-28 1° of the Consumer Code.


As far as possible, claims will be settled amicably. But in the absence of an amicable agreement between the tenant and La SAS “Le Séchoir de L’Engranne”, any dispute may be submitted to the competent courts.


The rent includes, for the entire duration of the rental, payment of rental charges within the limit of eco-responsible and reasonable consumption.

Electricity consumption for a 7-day rental is estimated at 70 kW. Any excess will be billed at the end of the stay to the tenant according to the meter reading taken on arrival and departure. The rate applied will be that of the supplier in force on the date of the stay (billing at the actual cost of kWh).


The law applicable to this contract is French law. Any dispute relating to its interpretation and/or execution will be submitted to the competent courts.


This contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes all prior proposals, negotiations, and understandings, whether oral or written.

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