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Terms and Conditions

  • The cottage is let on an all inclusive basis and tenants must accept that it is let on a furnished basis. If we are prevented from putting property at the disposal of the hirer, because of circumstances beyond our control, the hire shall be refunded in full, but the hirer will have no further claim against us.
  • We have undertaken to insure the building and contents belonging to us, but accept no responsibility for damage to, or insurance of, any furnishings, personal effects and contents brought into the property by the tenants, who will be responsible for insuring the same.
  • Tenants are responsible for the condition of the property and its entire contents during the hire period, fair wear and tear excepted.
  • The information we give is done so in good faith and we cannot accept responsibility for misunderstandings or losses.
  • If, at any time, tenants fail to implement or observe any of the terms hereof, we shall be entitled to take the appropriate steps to end the tenancy and repossess the property.
  • The property must be vacated by 11am on the day of departure and arrivals may be any time after 4pm, unless agreed otherwise, in writing.
  • A non-returnable deposit of 20% of the total rental will be required with each booking to secure the dates, the balance to be paid six weeks prior to the start of your holiday, together with a £200 refundable deposit against damage and breakages (returned within 14 days of departure). If booking within six weeks of the start of your holiday, payment in full is required with the booking form.
  • The refundable deposit of £200 is required to cover for any damage or breakages. We reserve the right to use this deposit to meet any cost of repairing or replacing any of the fittings and fixtures which are broken, damaged or lost and the expense of making good any failure to fulfil any of these conditions.
  • The property will be used only as a private residence for holiday accommodation and must not be used as a base for any business purpose without our written consent. Equally, it must not be sub-let.
  • Except in cases of emergencies, we endeavour to give the tenants a minimum of 24 hours notice in writing that we wish to inspect the property. In the event of us becoming aware of any emergency and the tenants are unable to provide access to the property immediately, it is agreed that we (or our agent) may gain access to the property using forcible means if necessary.
  • We do not accept responsibility for inconvenience or loss caused to the tenants by the interruption of electricity or other supplies to the property by circumstances outwith our control.
  • Disposal of all rubbish must be in an appropriate manner and at the appropriate time.
  • The telephone is only available to receive incoming calls or to make emergency or freephone calls.
  • Tenants undertake to keep the property in a clean and tidy condition and properly aired during the period of occupation.
  • Tenants must not alter, decorate or paint any part of the property, nor mark or cut any part of the property.
  • Tenants must not stop up or obstruct the waste pipes or drains. Do not use bleach of any kind and only use non-biological powder in the washing machine. Sanitary towels, baby wipes etc must not be flushed down the WCs and should be disposed of with the rubbish.
  • No animals are allowed to be kept on the property.
  • No plants, fruit or vegetables from the garden should be cut or removed.
  • Tenants must not cause or allow any person occupying or visiting the property to cause noise, nuisance, disturbance or annoyance to neighbours within the vicinity of the property.
  • Tenants must not commit or allow members of the household or persons visiting the property to commit any act of violence or any form of harassment on the grounds of race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age which may interfere with the peace and comfort of, or cause offence to, any other neighbours or members of their household either in their accommodation or in the vicinity of the property.
  • Tenants must ensure they inform us IMMEDIATELY of any damage to the property and/or its contents.
  • Tenants undertake to pay the whole cost of repairing, replacing or redecorating any part of the property or its contents and furnishings required as a result of damage caused through neglect, carelessness or wilful damage caused by any member of the household or visitor whilst renting the property.
  • Tenants undertake to immediately report any defect or disrepair for which we are responsible and allow access to the property for repairs to be carried out and for the inspection of sanitary and electrical installations.
  • Tenants, members of the household and visitors are not allowed to smoke within the house, but may smoke in the garden provided they dispose of all cigarette or cigar butts safely with the refuse.
  • The number of persons occupying the property must not exceed six people, unless permission is given in writing.