asked questions

Is the swimming pool for general use?
The pool is accessible to our guests who stay in both cottages and for the owners. The swimming pool can be used from 9 am to 10 pm. Children without a swimming certificate can only have access to the swimming pool under the supervision of one of their parents.

Where can I find a bakery and other facilities?
La Bakénia is a 2-minute drive from a large shopping mall. Here you will find a wealth of shops, including a very good bakery, a huge Leclerc supermarket, a pharmacy and a petrol station. You will find the shopping center as follows: Exit la Bakénia left, end of road left, after tunnel left, end of road right and immediately at roundabout three quarters.

What about the summer kitchen?
At the pool there is a covered terrace with a simple summer kitchen, a barbecue and a grill. This facility can be used free of charge in consultation with the owner. It can also happen that, depending on the weather, we organize a joint meal or some similar event. There is a small stock of wine, beer, fresh and some snacks in the summer kitchen. You can write down what you consume. This will be settled on departure.

Can we barbecue ourselves at the cottage?
Both cottages have their own entrance and terrace where you will find a little barbecue. 

How far is the nearest city?
La Bakénia is a 5-minute drive from the center of Villeneuve sur Lot, a cozy town with restaurants, twice a week a market, a cinema and a theater. La Bakénia itself is rural, outside the city.

Does a deposit have to be paid and can I cancel my reservation?
We do not ask for a deposit. We assume that in case of an accident we will resolve the matter.
You can cancel free of charge up to 2 months before the date of arrival. After that, we will not refund the deposit of 100 €. Furthermore, the accommodation costs have to be payed for the entire reserved period, even if you come later or leave earlier. We strongly advise you to take care of a cancellation insurance yourself.

Do I have to bring my own bedding?
That is not necessary. You can rent a set of bedding with us (10€ per bed). You can also choose to bring your own bedding. You should then bring under sheets, pillowcovers and duvet covers. We supply duvets and pillows. You also bring towels, washcloths, tea towels and especially beach towels.

Do I have to bring pepper and salt and the like?
The cottages are equipped with the most basic things like pepper and salt, sugar, coffee and tea. The coffee machines are filter coffee makers. Filters are present.

Is there a washing machine?
In consultation with the owner you can do a laundry for 5 € including washing powder. The cottage has a drying rack.

Where do I leave the garbage?
A few streets away are a number of garbage containers. Here you can deposit garbage bags.

Can you cycle well in the area?
Yes you can! The area is an excellent cycling area with quiet well-paved roads. So be sure to bring your bikes. We also have 2 bikes that you can rent. The bike and hiking route descriptions are already waiting for you. Walkers can also enjoy themselves.