Welcome on Charter for appropriate behavior in the Gîte de l'atelier

Thank you very much for your confidence in us,


We aim to offer the highest levels ofhygiene for our clients’ health and wellbeing, given what is currently known aboutCovid-19. The virus continues to spread and all necessary precautions must be taken.

The cottage has, therefore, been cleaned and disinfected in line with a protocol designed specifically to limit the spread of the virus.

We maintain an interval of 30 hours between the departure of one client and the arrival of the next.

So that everyone benefits from the same level of security offered here, please respect the following recommendations during your stay:

Whenever you meet with the owner or their representative : wear a mask, just say hello and avoid all physical contact. Stay 1 metre apart.

Please bring masks, and an alcohol-based sanitising solution in order to ensure a high level of hygiene during your stay in the Dordogne. At the entrance to the cottage, you will find a kit containing hand sanitising gel, gloves, masks, disinfectant products for the surfaces and specific antiviral cleaning products.



  •   Ensure the cottage is aired thoroughly by opening the windows for at least 20 minutes each morning and evening.

  •   Wash hands thoroughly before and after cleaning. Use soap and water to scrub hands for at least 20 seconds. If this is not possible, then use an alcohol- based hand sanitising gel.

  •   Wash dishes in hot water or in the dishwasher at 60 degrees.

  •   Regularly clean and disinfect surfaces and other items that have been touched

    with the cleaning products and wipes provided.

  •   After sweeping the floor, use the Swiffer, having first applied a little

    disinfectant to the wipes.


    How to avoid the airborne spread of the virus when cleaning Do not:

  • preferred.

  • -  spray cleaning products directly onto the surfaces

  • -  use the vacuum cleaner / hoover. Use the Swiffer instead.

  • -  use sponges / cloths. Use disposable wipes or kitchen towel (paper).

  • -  shake the bedlinen and cushions.

    Useful information

Household bleach diluted at 0.5% works well but should not be used on all surfaces. Please do NOT use on the wooden floors and on the black kitchen units.

Never mix bleach with ammonia or other products as this can release toxic gases.

Household cleaning products with at least 70% alcohol content (conforming to standard EN14476) and most disinfectants registered by the Environment Agency are considered effective against Covid-19.
Please use the products provided in the first instance.



The keys must be returned by 10 am.

Cle aning:

Please leave the cottage as you found it on your arrival.
be arranged at an additional cost of 60 euros 
– please let us know in advance if this option is

Before leaving, please:


- Wash and put away all crockery, cutlery etc.
- Empty and clean the fridge, freezer, oven, cooker top and barbecue.
- Place the bedlinen, towels and tea towels in the black bags provided (bags are

stored under the sink in the bathroom / laundry) and leave them in the bathroom

/ laundry.
- Empty the bins and leave them outside. Take empty glass bottles to the local

recycling container.


Many thanks for your help in keeping the cottage safely clean and tidy. We wishyou a pleasant stay at “Le Gîte de l’Atelier”.