contact , how to book and terms & conditions

"  La Chaumine"  holliday rental of our gite at 2 route de la chaumine, ange, 41400 and two aircraft hangar spaces at Montrichard private airfield  , Loire et Cher, France.


Gite and airfield are owned and managed by Andy and Denise Pitcher



how to book and terms and conditions

The Mechanics:

Tariff :

Please contact us for any additional information. If you want to book a week, or more, then phone us or e mail  to discuss availability and we will will hold the reservation, pending receipt of a 20% deposit, for a maximum of 1 week. Deposits are only returnable for a period of 14 days from the date the reservation is made . AVAILABILLITY IS UPDATED WEEKLY AT THE BOTTOM OF OUR HOME PAGE. Please note by making a reservation your are accepting our terms and conditions below.


  Please note the  Monday  to Monday  booking slot is designed to offer people in employment flexibillity in flying down e.g. weather may dictate making the channel hop on the preceding Saturday or Sunday.

  Following deposit payment, the residual amount to be paid is due  no later than 4 weeks before the commencement of the holliday rental. Upon receipt of the full payment we will provide access codes for the hangar, house and car,  which are changed regurlarly,  2 weeks before the rental commences.

  Due to the nature of the utilities offered, some on a friendly basis, we will require the nomination of a responible person to act as the group leader ( refered to in the T&C's ) who will accept responsibility  as a guarantor for  payment of any fines or excess payments resulting from use of the car. ( named drivers must be at least 21 years old with  a clean driving licence. )  He  or  she will be requested to sign a declaration to this effect which will be required within the deposit return period of 14 days mentioned above and failure to meet this request will result in the cancelation of the house/hangar  rental. The declaration will require some personal information which will be held as a hard copy only for a period of 3 months following the completion of the holiday . A copy of the declaration can be popped out as a pdf file below. We will require aircraft  details ( no more than G-INFO) , pilot  details and confirmation of insurance cover for the aircraft. The declaration also confirms the users of the airstrip and hangarage understand that it is on an " own risk"  basis  and that the level of cover of the car insurance is understood.

We must stress that the use of the airstrip and hangarage is entirely at your own risk

The two twin bedroomed gite and two hangar spaces are offered as a package for a fixed tariff of £700 (GBP) per week irrespective of whether the maximum intended occupancy is taken up. A second consecutive week can be purchased for £550 which includes the provision of a second set of clean linen. Please note the hangar space dimensions and if necessary check with us that the two proposed aircraft will fit. There is parking , at the owners own risk, outside adjacent to the hangar.

Car useage : in france its the car that is insured, the insurance cover for use by friends is at a basic level, accidents could result in excess charges. If there is any concern on this point please feel free to organise your own car hire or insure our car directly using a short term insurer.

Terms and conditions :

1/ please nominate a groupleader and complete the declaration below to be sent as a hard copy

2/ Pets are not permitted in the gite.

3/ No smoking is permitted inside the aircraft hangar or gite

4/ The deposit is refundable only within 14 days of making the reservation and forms part of the complete tariff for the rental. Items broken should be replaced on a like for like basis excluding wear and tear.

5/ All keys are returned to their respective security key boxes upon departure, if not a new lock fitting charge applys.

6/ The full payment is required 28 days prior to the rental commencement date. Rentals normally run from Monday to Monday  arrive Monday and depart Monday. We request arrival at the Gite anytime after 16.00 hrs and departure before 10.00 hours, this gives us time for a good cleaning service. Late payment will result in the loss of the deposit and cancellation of your reserved rental. Note access codes are only provided 2 weeks before the rental commences.

7/ Cancelation of the rental after full payment has  been made can only be refunded up to a maximum of 50% at our discretion. We consider that a rental is still viable even if bad weather affects the arrival of aircraft, but we do offer to translate the reserved period a day or two if there are enabling free slots. There is no handover deadline or meeting on site.

8/ There is no daily housekeeping service provided. In the case of two week rental, two sets of clean linen, towels etc are provided at commencement of the rental period. No cleaning service for the second week is included in the two week rental rates.

9/ Early departure or late arrival does not warrant any refund of rent.

10/ Maximum house occupany is 4 people, the tariff rate is not negotiable for partial occupancy of the gite or aircraft hangar.

11/ Occupants must leave all electrical appliances switched off and services as found upon arrivaI. i.e.  hot water, internet router and fridge left on ( but with no foodstuffs in it !)

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