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Gauthié Treehouse Cabin - Dordogne, France

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Château Gauthié

Not suitable for children

Not suitable for pets

A rustic bedroom built in and around the upper branches of an ancient oak tree, with an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub just below

High up a winding, spiral staircase, the Treetop cabin is nestled within the canopy of a hundred year old oak tree, whose branches pass right through the middle of your bedroom. Everything inside is built to fit around these branches without harming the tree, and outside is a large terrace overlooking the meadows and forest - this is where you’ll eat your breakfast, after winching your hamper up on the pulley system every morning. There’s a minibar to keep your wine cool, and you’ve also got your own en suite bathroom with a shower and little chrome sink.

Owner Stéphane himself co-built both this treehouse (along with the larger self-catering Lakeside Treehouse, nearby but out of sight), while Florence is in charge of the wonderful gardens around the château. It’s well worth clambering back down to admire them and unwind in the rest of Château Gauthié’s 20 acres of grounds; you’ll find an outdoor infinity pool and hot tub, you can fish in the lake or borrow a bike to explore. The region has something for everyone, from medieval châteaux and gardens to caves and village markets - a trip to the Sunday market in local Issigeac is always recommended, and from here there are miles of hiking trails into the countryside.

Our guests say...

We had a fantastic stay at the treehouse, our hosts Stephan and Florence were very welcoming and the scenery was incredible.

13/05/2017

Liam

Absolutely magical! Perfect in every way.

30/04/2017

Lora

Wow words almost fail me but not quite as this place deserves the best praise ever. Peace,idyllic surroundings,attentive hosts and the most beautiful tree house and location to stay in. Oh I almost forgot the most scrummy breakfasts brought to us each morning in a hamper that was hoisted up on a rope. Still can't quite work out how they managed to fit all those goodies in it including warm croissants and local honey. Stephane and Florence have got everything right and we loved our stay there. Thanks

20/09/2016

Lin

It was absolutely magical! Even my rather cynical boyfriend confessed to loving it!

21/08/2016

Julia

The Treehouse Cabin at Chateau Gauthie is an amazing place to stay. The setting is so tranquil and at one at nature it's impossible not to relax. We had the pleasure of being able to enjoy the amazing grounds as well as cycle out and enjoy the surrounding fields of sunflowers and go into the lovely village! Stefan and Florence were lovely hosts and the welcome was warm and at ease. There was ample to do but it was also the perfect place to de-stress and do nothing as well! It's definitely somewhere we'd recommend and also love to return to!

11/08/2016

Melissa

I stayed here with my wife for a couple of days of down-time after our wedding in the Dordogne. We chose Chateau Gauthie through the canopy and stars website as we had fallen in love with the idea of staying in the tree house there. Stephane was a lovely host, the smaller of the two treehouses that we stayed in was absolutely amazing, and we will definitely return. The quality and finish of the treehouse, the comfy bed, lovely hot water and breakfast on the balcony was an amazing experience. If you like stars - this is the place to be. Absolutely no light pollution means you can see so much more than you would normally in city or suburban areas! Breakfast being winched up every morning was a real treat, as was sitting out on the balcony in the morning sun. Pool and hot tub and the "den" in the trees opposite was absolute bliss. I would highly recommend this property and Stephane and Flo as hosts.

01/08/2016

Scott

Absolutely amazing place, the treehouse was such a unique place to stay. Stephane has created some amazing features within the chatau grounds, will have to go back!!

28/07/2016

Jacob

Words can't truly describe this very unique and special experience. This is a trip that I have been looking forward to for a very long time, the voucher was a Christmas present from a couple of years ago and staying in a treehouse has always been a dream of mine. Gauthie Treehouse Cabin was everything I had imagined and more. Florence and Stephane were such warm, welcoming and kind hosts, making the experience even more magical.

27/05/2016

Lauren

We arrived and were greeted by Stefan, the owner and immediately we felt relaxed. The setting, the sunshine and Stefans welcome, followed by tour of the property made our stay so easy and nothing was too much trouble for either Stefan or Florence. The treehouse itself was so beautiful, clean and had everything you needed. The balcony was where we spent most of our time, enjoying the view and the breakfast, whilst reading. We did manage one dip in the hot tube which was great. Highly recommended!

10/04/2016

Johanne

We arrived a little early but were afforded a warm welcome. Tree house was charming, the grounds were lovely. The hot tub and pool were explained but we did not use these facilities.

03/09/2015

Rebecca

Wonderful stay from start to finish. This is an amazing treehouse in a beautiful chateau in a very lovely part of the dordorne. Stephan'e and Florence were wonderful hosts and made us feel special from the moment we arrived to the moment we left.

10/07/2015

lisa

What an amazing place to stay. Absolutely loved it and would highly recommend. Would definitely return.

28/05/2015

Paula

"100%. The location and experience was amazing. However what made it most special was the hosts. Stephan and Florence were so lovely and very helpful. The tree house was wonderful, we loved having breakfast on the balcony in the mornings."

04/08/2014

Haylee

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Essentials

The important stuff

  • Check in is from 4pm
  • Check out is before 11am
  • Sleeping arrangements
  • One double

Cooking

  • Kettle and espresso machine
  • Mini bar

Washing

  • Bathroom with shower and flushing toilet

Heating, lighting & bedding

  • Electric heating and lighting throughout
  • Plug sockets throughout
  • Bed linen and towels provided

Entertainment

  • Cards, Connect 4, chess, Mikado
  • Selection of books in English
  • More books and TV in communal areas in the château

Activities

At Château Gauthié

As well as the swimming pool and fantastic outdoor hot tub, there's a range of games equipment available, for badminton, croquet,

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pétanque (French bowls) and ping-pong. Basic fishing rods are provided if you want to fish in the lake (more experienced fisherman might prefer to bring their own), or there are bikes available to borrow if you want to go exploring.

Rainy days

Old Paper Mill in Couze (20km) 

Wool Mill in Belves (50km/50mins) with felt wool making during summer and French school holidays

Indoor playground for children up to 12 (Bergerac, 20km) - open during French school holidays, Wednesdays and weekends 

Bowling (Bergerac, 20km)

Vesunna in Périgueux (1 hour drive) - Gallo-Roman museum

Freshwater animals and reptiles at Aquarium du Perigord Noir – 45km

Places to visit

Bergerac (20km) - for river tours, museums

Perigueux (50km/1 hr drive)

Sarlat (80km/1h30) are worth a visit for the towns themselves and for the church Saint-Front and prehistorical musemum "Vesuna" in the case of Périgueux.

Issigeac (3km) - visit the potter and glass blower

Beaumont-du-Périgord (20km)

Eymet (25km)

Villeréal (15km)

Monpazier (30km)

Monflanquin (30km)

All these are medieval, picturesque, a nice collection of them called Bastides, a local name for "new" square mapped towns of the late 13th early 14th century, some were British, some where French landmarks/quarters during the 100 Year War.

Bridoire (25km- with old games – great for families) 

Monbazillac (18km) 

Biron (30km)

Bonaguil (50km) - one of the best medieval castles in a lovely valley

Castelnaud (60km) - has an old weapons museum that's very popular with the kids! 

Abbeys at Saint-Avit-Senieur and Cadouin, set in exquisite little villages

Caves at Maxanges (40km) or Gouffre de Proumeyssac (50km)

Jardin de Planbuisson (bamboo garden) – Le Buisson de Cadouin (40km)

Limeuil Château Gardens – Limeuil (40km) 

Corn field labyrinth next to Bridoire castle (25km) - summer only

Lively Issigeac market (every Sunday – 3km)

Regular antique fairs during spring and summer

Basket/Wicker Fair in Issigeac 3rd Sunday of July

Medieval Festival and shows in the summer, touring around the villages of the area

Summer 'Marchés Nocturnes' in the whole area - casual outdoor evening meals from local foodstalls set in villages or vineyards or farms with music – holiday atmosphere

Outdoor & Active

180km of hiking trails around Issigeac, 17 loops around Issigeac

 (2km)

Tennis - 3km away in Issigeac (ask at the Tourist Office in Issigeac to get the key)

Dordogne river canoeing from Limeuil (40km)

Tree climbing (40km)

Golf at Château des Vigiers (30km) or Villeneuve-Sur-Lot Country Club (30km)

Bergerac Karting (20km)

Festivals & events

Jazz Pourpre -Perigord Festival in May in Bergerac area 

Spring and Autumn “Jazz en Chais” (Jazz in Cellars) concerts

Food & Drink

At Château Gauthié

It is sometimes possible to order dinner in the main château, as long as this is booked in advance and there are a minimum of 4 adult diners. This is €40 per persons for a 3 course meal and wine.

Pubs & Restaurants

Le Relais de l'Ancienne Gare, Issigeac (3km) - very good traditional, local cuisine. Closed Thursdays.

La Brucelière, Issigeac (3km) - best quality/price ratio. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

El Borini, Issigeac (3km) - local and world influences. Fantastic setting with beautiful terrace facing the château.

Meet your hosts

After many years spent in Paris and London, owners Florence and Stéphane moved to the country to bring up their children in the same sort of environment that they themselves had known as kids. And in any case, Florence was longing to do some gardening, and Stéphane was longing for some space for woodwork and raising chickens. Stéphane's parents, Francette and Jacques, had already refurbished the château and started a B&B after retiring, and Florence and Stéphane joined them in 2004.

Apart from a common love for nature and for meeting people from different countries, Stéphane likes cooking, wine, “Orpington” breed chicken raising and wood construction work. And Florence loves old movies, pruning roses and tending to the garden with the children and the help of Stéphane’s mother Francette. 

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Wildlife & Environment

The grounds at Château Gauthié cover many different types of environment, from open fields and dry grass, lawns and meadows to cooler and damper areas around the lake and a little creek meandering down from a spring.

Florence and Stéphane make sure that some wild corners are left for the wildlife, and depending on the season, you may spot frogs, toads, rabbits and hares, squirrels, garden dormouse, plenty of common little birds, swallows, birds of prey, ducks, moorhens, herons, owls, badgers, foxes, hedgehogs, deer, partridges, pheasants, quails, larks, woodpeckers, butterflies, dragonflies, stick insects, lightning bugs, praying mantis, cicadas, golden orioles, kingfishers, lizards, wild orchids, and a few not so common trees among classical oaks, ashes, linden, maples, acacias, hackberry trees...

Getting there

Château Gauthié, 24560 Issigeac Monmarvès, FRANCE

By plane

Bergerac Airport is just a 20 minute drive away. A taxi from here will cost about €40. Alternatively, it may be easier to get flights to Bordeaux Airport, which is about a 2 hour drive away.

By train

The nearest train station is Bergerac, 20km away. As above, a taxi will be around €40.

By car

From Bergerac, follow N21 towards Agen/Aéroport Bergerac-Roumanière. After 10km take the D14 on the left towards Issigeac. In Issigeac, follow the D21 towards Castillonnes. Drive for 2km. Just after the Monmarves/Eyrenville intersection, “Château Gauthié” is indicated on the left in the little pine wood.

From the South, leaving Castillonnes, exit N21 on the right towards Issigeac. After 8km, “Château Gauthié” is indicated on the right in the little pine wood, just before the Eyrenville/Monmarves intersection.

GPS information : GPS : 44°42’11’’N / 0°36’27’’E (44.703619 X 0.607681)

Booking Terms

Canopy & Stars low price promise
 
Book with us in confidence knowing you won’t find that place cheaper elsewhere. All of the prices we display are set and matched by our Owners. (In this world of foreign currency, we do have to say 'subject to exchange rates' for some of our European places.)

What does ‘from price’ mean?
 
Our ‘from price’ is based on a four night stay in low season and designed to help you to compare different prices across our collection. Some of our Owners vary their nightly rates and check in days throughout the year, so it may differ from the rate quoted below the calendar. It is quite common (although by no means universal) for places to charge a little more in peak season or for shorter stays, to cover changeover costs. Consider booking longer stays during the cooler months if you’re looking for the lowest nightly rates.

Agency Terms & Conditions

Except where otherwise specified, we Sawday’s Canopy & Stars Ltd Company No 09088366 of Merchants House, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RW act only as an Agent in respect of all bookings we take and/or make on your behalf. Sawday’s Canopy & Stars is part of the Alastair Sawday’s Group of Companies. We accept no liability in relation to any contract you enter into or for any services or arrangements you purchase (“Booking(s)”) or for the acts or omissions of any supplier(s) or other person(s) or party(ies) connected with any Booking. For all Bookings, your contract will be with the supplier of the Booking in question, and in most cases this will be the owner of the property you’ll be staying at (“Owner(s)”). When making your Booking we will arrange for you to enter into a contract with the Owner of the Booking. Your Booking with us is subject to these Agency Terms & Conditions and any specific booking conditions of the relevant Owner(s) you contract with. The Owner’s booking conditions may limit and/or exclude the Owner’s liability to you.

You may decide to make more than one Booking with us at the same time. The price charged in total for more than one Booking will always equal the prices charged separately for each individual Booking. All Bookings are available to be purchased separately at the same price as they are when more than one Booking is made. This means that any multiple Bookings do not constitute a package as defined in the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.

By making a booking, you agree that:-

  1. you have read these Agency Terms & Conditions and agree to be bound by them;
  2. you consent to our use of your information in accordance with our Privacy Policy;

and

  1. you are over 18 years of age and where there may be age restrictions in place, you declare that you and all members of your party are of the appropriate age.

 

The Canopy & Stars online booking system enables Guests to make Bookings 24 hours a day. A Booking is confirmed on receipt of a 25% non-refundable deposit for all Bookings with check in dates of more than 10 weeks away. For all Bookings that have a check in date of less than 10 weeks before check in, payment for the Booking will be required in full and the entire Booking will be non-refundable. The Canopy & Stars telephone booking line is open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm. When using the online enquiry form, for those Properties without online booking, please allow 24 working hours for us to contact you by telephone to confirm the Booking. If we are unable to reach you by phone we will attempt to contact you by email. We will contact you during Canopy & Stars working hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm). Online or email enquiries will be dealt with in the order they are received, but please be aware that we cannot guarantee reservation of your selected dates until the receipt of suitable payment. Therefore, if possible, we do recommend that you book on the Canopy & Stars website using the online booking system.

 

1. Booking and payments

 

1.1 In order to confirm your chosen Booking, you must pay a non-refundable deposit as required by the Owner of the Booking in question (or full payment if booking within 10 weeks of the date of your check-in).

 

1.2 Your Booking is confirmed and a contract between you and the Owner will exist when we receive payment of the deposit and send you a booking confirmation on the Owner’s behalf. This booking confirmation will normally be sent out within 24 hours in the case of email and seven working days in the case of post, and will contain the details of your Booking and of payments made and due. If you have not received your booking confirmation within the specified time, please notify us as soon as possible by email (bookings@canopyandstars.co.uk). Please check your confirmation carefully and report any incorrect or incomplete information to us immediately. As we act only as booking Agent, we have no responsibility for any errors in any documentation except where an error is made by us.

 

1.3 We're sorry for any inconvenience, but payments can only be made by credit and debit cards. A 2% surcharge will be applied to credit cards. We do not accept American Express, cheques or cash.

 

1.4 Where a deposit has been paid, full balance payment will be due 10 weeks in advance of your check in date and a reminder will be sent to you two weeks prior to this date, where applicable, by email. We automatically take the balance payment using the same card as used to make the deposit payment. It is your reponsibility to advise us if we should use a different card and to contact us by telephone (0117 204 7830) to arrange for alternative payment method. If the balance payment does not successfully go through as there is a problem with your card, such as it expiring, then we will contact you to try and take alternative payment. If we have been unable to take payment after two weeks of the balance due date, then with regret, we will notify the Owner who may cancel your Booking.

 

1.5 Except where otherwise advised or stated in the booking conditions of the Owner concerned, all monies you pay to us for a Booking will be held on behalf of the Owner(s) concerned.

 

1.6 Credit Card payments are processed via Alastair Sawday’s Publishing Co. Ltd who provide merchants services facilities to Sawday’s Canopy & Stars Ltd.

 

2. Cancellation and Amendment by You

 

2.1 Any cancellation or amendment request must be sent to us by email (bookings@canopyandstars.co.uk) and will be considered and responded to within one working day of receipt. You are also advised to confirm all changes to our Customer Services Department by calling 0117 204 7830. Please ensure that you have received written confirmation of any changes to your Booking prior to travel. Whilst we will always try to help, we cannot guarantee that such requests will be met.

 

2.2 Amendments and cancellations can only be accepted in accordance with the booking conditions of the Owner of your Arrangements. The Owner may charge the cancellation or amendment charges shown in their booking conditions (which may be as much as 100% of the cost of the Arrangements and will normally increase closer to the date of departure). The Owner may charge cancellation or amendment charges in accordance with its own booking conditions, however for the sake of convenience only, we have outlined the Owner’s charges at clause 2.3 and 2.4 below. Please note that these are the Owner’s own cancellation and amendments charges, not Canopy & Stars’, and therefore the Owner may vary their charges as they wish, without notice to us. The correct charges will be notified to you at the time of your cancellation or amendments.  

 

2.3 Owner’s General Cancellation Charges:

2.3.1 Cancellation by you at any time will result in your deposit being forfeited, as all deposits are non-refundable.

 

2.3.2 All monies paid for a holiday (deposit and balance) are non-refundable within 10 weeks before check in date.

 

2.3.3 Cancellation of any holiday after it has been paid in full and at a date 10 weeks or more in advance of your check in date, will result in forfeiture of your deposit (or an amount equivalent where one was not paid as the holiday was paid in full) and the balance being returned to you. 

 

2.3.4  Cancellation insurance is available but will be a third party arrangement and not involve Canopy & Stars or the Owner in any way.

 

2.4 Owner’s General Amendment Charges:

2.4.1 Alterations to your Booking can only be made more than 10 weeks prior to the check in date, after which time alterations will be treated as cancellation. All alterations are subject to availability and may incur a £30 adminstration fee.

 

2.4.2 Differences in the total amount payable resulting from alterations will be refunded to you in the case of a decrease in price and paid by you in the case of increases in price.

 

Special note: Generally Owners will charge the above cancellation and amendment charges, however we must stress that these are a guide only and charges may differ from those shown here depending on the Owner. The exact charges will be notified to you by the Owner at the time of cancellation and/or can be found in the Owner’s own booking conditions which are available from the Owner on request.

 

3. Changes and Cancellations by the Owner

We will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if the Owner needs to make a significant change to your confirmed Arrangements or to cancel them. We will also liaise between you and the Owner in relation to any alternative Booking offered by the Owner but we will have no further liability to you.

 

4. Complaints

Because the contract for your Booking is between you and the Owner, any queries or concerns should be addressed to them. In the event that you have any complaint about your stay, please notify the Owner as soon as possible. If you don’t follow this procedure there will be less opportunity for the Owner to investigate and resolve your complaint and so make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Delays may also mean that amount of compensation you may be entitled to may be reduced. Whether or not your complaint is dealt with satisfactorily, please also contact us as we appreciate all feedback. It’s important to us and the Owner to know that you’ve enjoyed your stay or if anything could have been improved.

 

5. Pricing

Canopy & Stars reserve the right to amend advertised prices at any time on behalf of the Owner. We also reserve the right to correct errors in both advertised and confirmed prices.Special note: changes and errors sometimes occur.

 

6. Information & Accuracy

The information and prices shown on this website are varied from time to time and may change between the time you first view a property and make a Booking. You should check that all the details are as you expect prior to making a Booking. It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the properties (including the features and extras available) may be incorrectly described and/or priced. If we discover this is the case after you have made a Booking, we reserve the right to contact you with details of the correct information and/or pricing and will give you the option to:

(1) proceed with the Booking based on the correct information and/or pricing, which may require the payment of an additional amount by you;

OR

(2) subject to availability, change your booking dates to dates when the pricing can be honoured ad so no additional charge to you. In the event that a lower price can be offered for alternative dates then the difference would be refunded;

OR

(3) cancel the Booking. If we do not receive your instructions within 5 days of contacting you, we reserve the right to cancel your Booking without liability to you.

 

7. Our Responsibility for your Booking

Your contract is with the Owner and its booking conditions apply. As Agent, we accept no responsibility for the actual provision of the Booking. Our responsibilities are limited to making the Booking in accordance with your instructions and acting properly in accordance with our legal duties as an Agent. We accept no responsibility for any information about the Booking that we pass on to you in good faith. However, in the event that we are found liable to you on any basis whatsoever, our maximum liability to you is limited to twice the cost of your Booking (or the appropriate proportion of this if not everyone on the Booking is affected). We do not exclude or limit any liability for death or personal injury that arises as a result of our negligence or that of any of our employees whilst acting in the course of their employment.

 

8. Pets

Not all properties accept pets. If you wish to take your pet on holiday, please advise us before booking and we can check whether pets are accepted at the property. You must obtain the prior consent of the Owner before taking any pets to the property. A nightly charge may be made by the Owner for each pet and additional terms may apply.

 

9. VAT

Many of the Owners of properties in the Canopy & Stars portfolio are not registered for VAT in which case no tax is payable. Where VAT is payable, the tax is included in the advertised holiday rental price.

 

10. Visa, passport and health requirements.

Unless you tell us otherwise, we assume that all members of your party are British citizens who hold or will hold full British passports valid for the entire duration of the Arrangements you chose to purchase. Information on visa, passport and health requirements, where given and applicable, is so given on this basis. Requirements may change and you are therefore strongly recommended to check the up to date position with the Owner of the Booking, Passport Office, appropriate embassy or consulate or your doctor as applicable in good time before the commencement of your holiday.

 

11. Insurance

You are strongly recommended to take out personal travel insurance for all members of your party. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance you purchase is adequate and appropriate for your particular needs. Please read your policy details and take them with you on holiday.

 

12. Special requests

If you have any special requests (for example dietary requirements, cots or room location), please let us know at the time of booking. We will pass on all such requests to the Owner, but unfortunately, we can't guarantee that they will be met and we will have no liability to you if they are not.

 

13. Group Bookings

Not all Owners accept Bookings for a single sex group (for example, a stag or hen party). Guests wanting to make such a Booking should check with us beforehand to enable us to check whether the Owner is prepared to accept the Booking. We will then advise you accordingly. In event that an Owner does not accept this type of Booking then it is with regret, that the Booking may be cancelled and cancellation fees may apply. It is the Guest’s responsibility to enquire with Canopy & Stars and/or check on our website beforehand to make sure that this type of booking is permitted.

 

14. Maximum Numbers

Please note that except by prior arrangement confirmed in writing, only the number of persons specified on a booking confirmation may occupy  a property. Most owners reserve the right to refuse admittance or revoke a booking if this condition is not observed and you are unlikely to receive any refund.

 

15. Your Responsibilities

Please note that you have a contract with the Owner of the property. As such you are under a responsibility to behave in a proper, appropriate and legal manner whilst staying at the property with due respect to the Owner, the Property and other guests and their property. You are responsible for informing the Owner of any losses or damage to the property as soon as possible. Please note that you will be liable to pay the Owner for any losses or damage to the property caused by you or a member of your party (except reasonable wear and tear). Some Owners will also require damage deposits. You must also leave the property by the check-out time specified on your booking. If any guest behaves inappropriately or improperly (of which the Owner will be the final judge on their Property), or illegally, the Owner reserves the right to ask the guest and their party (at their discretion) to leave the Property before the end of the holiday period and/or refuse any future bookings from you.  Any refund for so doing will be at the entire discretion of the Owner. In addition, the Owner reserves the right to sue the guest for any loss, damage or injury caused to the Owner, the Property or to other guests and/or their property. As agent, we will have no liability to you in these circumstances. 

 

16. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions have been drafted in accordance with and are governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any and all disputes arising out of these Agency Terms & Conditions.

 

17. Discrepancies

In case of a discrepancy between these Agency Terms & Conditions and any other Canopy & Stars literature, these Agency Terms & Conditions shall prevail.

 

18. Validity clause

In the event that a court finds that a condition in these Agency Terms & Conditions is illegal or void, the illegal or void provision will be severed from the remainder of the Agency Terms & Conditions, which will continue to be valid and have full force and effect.