Terms & Conditions
Astrofarm is an adult only centre and we do not accept bookings for children under 14
Please read carefully and accept our terms and conditions before booking by clicking on the button below.
Before you book
We strongly recommend that you speak to us about your trip before booking directly through the website.
We want to be sure that you enjoy your stay to the full so, as a first step, please email Sue to discuss your visit.
Astrofarm is the home of Andrew and Sue Davies (and pets) and we endeavour to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We ask that you respect our privacy and the enjoyment of other guests who may be staying. We are a child free, quiet site especially set up for astronomers to use our facilities throughout the day and night. We are a sociable community with up to 10 guests on site each day and want all our guests to enjoy their stay.
We would prefer not to have lists of rules but it is essential that we provide clear guidelines for the operation of Astrofarm. The following policy is to ensure all our guests are well looked after whilst ensuring that we run a safe and legal centre.
Astrofarm is situated on the edge of Confolens, a small rural town in South West France. Rural France does not have a buzzing nightlife, shops open 24/7 or streets of pavement cafes and restaurants and shops are not open on a Sunday. Astrofarm is not for you if you are looking for clubs, restaurants, shops and laid on activities or a town nightlife.
There is NO public transport system in rural France. We do run a mini bus shuttle to town (2k) throughout the day and if you would like to explore further afield then we recommend hiring a car from the airport - especially if you are staying for more than 3 nights.
Smoking is strictly forbidden in all Astrofarm accommodation. Due to dry climate and risk of fire, legislation demands that smoking is not allowed in the gardens, the observatory or around the site. Smoking is permitted in the designated smoking area only using sand for the safe disposal of cigarettes.
Food & drink
We can offer one choice for evening meal each day and we are able to provide a vegetarian option. However, due to local legislation, we are unable to cater for special diets or alternative menus.
Whilst we offer a glass of wine with the evening meal, we are unable to sell alcohol and you are welcome to buy drinks from the local supermarket. We are first and foremost a centre for astronomy and we are happy for you to enjoy the social side of Astrofarm. However, the astronomy centre will not admit anyone who has been drinking excess alcohol (other than a glass of wine with dinner). We do not allow parties, excessive drinking and loud music and have a strict 'quiet' policy after midnight around the whole site.
Due to demand and limited bed availability we require a 50% non-refundable payment for B&B accommodation at the time of booking. In the event of unavoidable cancellation we are happy to offer vouchers for the full amount paid, allowing you to book a future date (dependent on bed availability).
We cannot refund any payments should weather conditions prevent observing or photography. We will only cancel your booking if your accommodation becomes unavailable for reasons beyond our control. We will offer you alternative accommodation, however if this is unacceptable to you, then we will refund all monies paid by you. Our liability does not extend beyond this refund.
We reserve the right to terminate your stay immediately without being liable for any refund or compensation, if you engage in unacceptable behaviour that causes a disturbance or nuisance to other guests.
Other than for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or misrepresentation, our total liability to you is limited to the price of the booking and to the fullest extent permitted by law all warranties are excluded and in no circumstances will we be responsible for any indirect or special damages. We will not be liable for failure to provide advertised accommodation, resources or facilities if caused by any factor beyond our reasonable control or act of nature. We do not accept any liability for any damage, loss or injury to any vehicles or possessions, unless proven to be caused by a negligent act by ourselves or our employees or contractors whilst acting in the course of employment.