1/ Applications: There is no application form as such. Please click on the 'Application Form' for information and follow the instructions. The retreat organizer will get back to you within 5 days to let you know if you have been accepted for our retreats.
2/ Payment conditions:
A deposit of 50 % of total cost of the retreat is required within 7 days of approval in order to confirm your booking, and the balance at least six weeks prior to the start of the retreat.
If you book less than six weeks before the retreat, full payment is required immediately.
We accept Visa and Mastercard, or transfers to our bank account, but no cheques. All reservations are made directly.
Cancellations will be accepted up to six weeks before the beginning of the writers' retreats, with a full refund. After that, no refunds will be given unless the minimum number of participants is not met (see below). Of course we follow applicable legislation on cancellations under exceptional circumstances such as the Covid-19 pandemic.
3/ Minimum Participation: The writers’ retreats minimum number of participants is 4, so if there are fewer than 4 confirmed and paid bookings 6 weeks before the start date, the retreat will be cancelled and all payments you have made will be refunded in full.
4/ Smoking and vaping: All the buildings are strictly non-smoking and non-vaping, including the Coach-house. We also kindly request that no-one smoke or vape in the pool area or on the château terraces.
Elsewhere on the property, we ask smokers to respect non-smokers and to use the individual ashtrays we will provide, so as to avoid littering and any fire hazard.
5/ Pets: Château de Détilly has a strict no pets policy. We also kindly request that you never feed any animal you might meet on the property (our dog, fish, birds, squirrels...)
6/ General Behaviour: Château de Détilly is a peaceful elegant property. We kindly ask that you behave accordingly.
7/ Meals: Please note that although we can prepare vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals, we are not able to cater for other individual dietary requirements. However, if you have any allergies, please warn us in advance.
Contact for the writers' retreat reservations and information:
Phone: +33 (0)184.108.40.206.57