1. Contract of
Hire. All bookings are accepted by the owners and are subject to
these conditions which are deemed to have been accepted in full by the
hirer and all persons named in the completed booking form.
2. Confirmation. Your booking
will be confirmed on receipt of your Booking Deposit as per clause 3 of the
Payment. Your booking must be accompanied by your payment of the Booking Deposit (£150).
rentals are subject to a (refundable) Security
Deposit of £500, payable with the first month's rent.
A payment of one
month's rent (less the Booking
Deposit), together with the Security
Deposit and the Utilities Pre-payment is to be paid
a clear 56 days (8 weeks) prior to the hire commencement date. Subsequent
payments are made monthly in advance (subject to agreement).
If the required
payment is not received a clear 56 days (8 weeks) prior to the rental
commencement date then the owners will consider that the hirer is in breach
of the contract thereby cancelling the booking.
booking be made less than 56 days (8 weeks) before the rental commencement
date it must be accompanied by full payment of the first month's rent, the
Security Deposit (refundable after the Let, see 8 below) and the Utilities
Pre-payment (See 5 below).
a) What is
included The holiday home rental includes: The cost of Internet
connection, water, local phone calls, any maintenance of swimming pool and garden The pool is closed
during winter lettings. A full inventory of equipment, utensils, linen and
b) What is not
included The holiday home rental price excludes heating,
electricity and full telephone usage (if requested), any personal insurance, travel,
transportation or airport-to-holiday-home transport. Heating, water,
electricity and telephone costs are payable from the reading of the relevant
meters and actual telephone usage bills.
Utilities Pre-Payment is a monthly charge, payable in advance against the utility costs described in 4b above. An adjustment will be
made against actual usage at end of letting.
by hirer All cancellation of bookings must be in writing and notified
to and received by the owners no later than eight clear weeks prior to
departure. If cancellation is prior to this deadline the deposit only will
be forfeited. If cancellation is less than eight clear weeks before
departure, the full hire cost for two months, excluding utilities, is to be
paid as laid down in clause 3.
7. Occupation Only persons
listed on the Booking form may occupy the holiday home. The holiday home
cannot be re-let/sublet to any other group/party without the written
approval of the owners.
8. Damage to
holiday home Except in the case of normal wear and tear the hirer will
be responsible for making good any damage to the holiday home or its contents
which has occurred due to negligence, wilful damage or irresponsible
behaviour on the part of those occupying the holiday home or their guests.
Such damage must be reported, without delay, to our local representatives.
The cost of the repair or replacement must be agreed with and paid to the
representatives or the owners. A Security Deposit is held against
outstanding bills, damage to the property or furnishings or for excessive
Responsibilities The hirer is responsible for taking all reasonable care of
the property and its contents. The property and all equipment, utensils,
furniture etc. must be left clean and tidy at the end of the hire period.
The hirer shall ensure that no member of the party engages in any activity
in or around the swimming pool that may cause pollution to the water or
damage to the structure or filtration equipment. Also, hirers should ensure
that the barbecue is cleaned and that all rubbish is placed in the
container at the top of the access road.
10. Rights of
Access The representatives or their subcontractors have the right
of access to the property at any time with due regard to the convenience of
the hirer for the purpose of inspection of the property and to carry out
any essential repair or maintenance work.
Responsibilities Neither the owners nor their local representatives can be
held responsible for any circumstances beyond their control including, but
not limited to, mechanical breakdown, illness or failure of any public
service supply. The hirer responsible for booking undertakes that no person
will suffer anything to be done which would endanger the policy of the
holiday home owner's insurers in respect of the holiday home and its
contents which might make the same void or voidable.
12. Injury and
Damage Neither the owners nor their local representatives take any
liability for personal injury loss or damage to personal effects howsoever
arising during the booking period.
Maximum Number of Persons Under no circumstances may more than
the maximum number of persons specified in the holiday home description
occupy the holiday home except by prior written agreement with the owners.
The owners or their local representatives reserve the right to refuse
admittance to the holiday home to the hirer and their party if they are in
breach of this condition.
Information All information supplied by the owners and their
representatives is given in good faith and is based on information
available at the time. All reasonable measures have been taken to ensure
the accuracy of any statement made, but the owners and their
representatives are not liable for any variation however caused.
15. Occupancy The holiday home
will be available for occupation from 16.00 hrs on the day of arrival and
must be vacated by 10.00 hrs on the day of departure. Booking periods
are from the first of each month. Variations to this are possible but must
be confirmed and agreed in writing.
Keys Detailed instructions for key collection and directions to
the holiday home will be sent shortly after receipt of the booking payments
described in 3 above.
Complaints Any complaints about the holiday home or its contents must
be made in writing immediately to the owners.
Neither the owners nor their representatives shall have any liability for
any complaint submitted after the completion of the hire period.
Smokers and/or pets are not accepted.
19. Insurance The holiday home hire cost does not
include any personal insurance cover of any kind. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT
INSURANCE IS TAKEN OUT AGAINST CANCELLATION AND IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
THAT PERSONAL ACCIDENT AND MEDICAL INSURANCE IS ALSO TAKEN OUT.