1. Period of Let
The cottages are let for holiday purposes, on a weekly basis between arrival Saturday at 3.00 pm and departure the following Saturday at 10.00 am. The number of persons occupying the cottage must not exceed the number for which the cottage has been let. We ask that you read the terms and conditions in full so you understand your obligations while staying at the cottage.
2. Booking and Payment
The Booking Form must be accompanied by your Initial Payment for each week booked. The Initial Payment required for each week is shown beneath the Holiday Rental price overleaf. Please note that this Initial Payment is non-returnable.
Following confirmation by us of your booking, you become liable for the full balance of the Holiday Rental, and the Security Damage Deposit, not later than 56 days prior to your holiday, failing which, we reserve the right to retain the Initial Payment and to invoice you for the Holiday Rental balance if we are unable to re-let the cottage.
When you submit a booking via our online reservation system you will receive an automatically generated booking summary by email to the email address you provide in the booking form. This does not form a contract between us. A contract shall only arise when your booking is subsequently confirmed in writing via a letter of confirmation sent to you by post or email.
We advise you take out Insurance as Holiday Rental sums paid are non-returnable in the event of you being unable for whatever reason to take your holiday. ( Except for implementation of Covid 19 tiered or lockdown restrictions – please see ‘Insurance’ section below.)
3. Fuel/Security Damage Deposit
On payment of the Holiday Rental balance, you must include a Security Damage Deposit of £200 for each week booked.This sum will be returned at the end of your holiday, less the following deductions:
A) Oil used during your stay by the Aga and Central Heating. We ask that you consider your usage while staying, and only have the heating on when you actually need it.
B) Any expenses incurred by your failure to leave the Cottage in a clean and reasonable condition or excessive use of the Internet over 75GBs
C) Any mess or damage created by dogs staying in the cottage
D) The cost of replacing any items broken or damaged during your holiday. Please note that any damages in excess of your £200 deposit will be invoiced to you at cost.
4. Cleaning and Linen
The cottage will have been cleaned and checked prior to your arrival but it is your responsibility to leave the cottage in a clean and undamaged condition on your departure. We expect guests with pets to take particular care in this respect. We charge £20 per dog up to a maximum of three dogs per booking.( As from 27th November 2021)
Please notify us immediately of any items damaged or found to be faulty during your stay so as to enable us to rectify any problems prior to the arrival of our next holidaymaker.
We provide all bedding, duvets etc. with freshly washed covers, pillow cases and bottom sheets. Also towels, bath mats, and tea towels.
We strongly recommend that you take out holiday insurance to cover the loss or damage to personal effects and the cost of cancellation as all Holiday rental sums paid are non-returnable.
However, in the event of a Government directive due to Covid 19, implementing tiered or lockdown restrictions, we WILL either refund your monies paid or endeavour to rebook you on a future date.
Our cottages are fully insured but we can in no circumstances be held liable for any loss or damage to holiday makers property, or any injury caused through the holidaymakers personal negligence.
6. Exceptional Weather Conditions
During, or as a result of exceptional weather or similar conditions, we cannot be held responsible for the failure of essential services such as heating, electricity and water supply. However, in such circumstances, we will do everything possible to minimise any inconvenience caused.
7. Right of Entry
We reserve the right of entry to the cottage for ourselves or our agents at any time. Repairs and renewals and servicing of equipment in the cottage has to be done during hiring periods. However, we will endeavour ro make sure that anyone doing works at the cottage create the minimum of disturbance to you.
8. No Smoking.
There is NO SMOKING in the cottage. If you wish to smoke, please do so outside and please dispose of your cigarettes butts appropriately.