CONDITIONS OF HIRE – Sorry there has to be some legal stuff, but please read carefully

April Cottage is hired on a weekly basis as holiday accommodation only. Please leave April Cottage in a clean and tidy condition at the end of the hire period.

TAKEOVER TIMES – April Cottage is available after 3.00 pm on the first day of hire and we ask that it is vacated before 10.00 am on the last day of hire.

ACCOMODATION – April Cottage can accommodate up to 5 people and there is a travel cot for a baby. Please do not use the cottage for sleeping more people than stated on your booking form.

DOGS – One dog can stay with guests at April Cottage with the owners’ permission at an additional charge of £30 per week. Please bring your own dog bed as dogs are not allowed on the bedding or chairs.  We request that your dog is kept under control and no nuisance is caused to the occupiers of neighbouring properties. Dogs must not be left alone in April Cottage at any time. Please immediately clear up any fouling of April Cottage or footpaths.

DEPOSIT & CANCELLATIONS – A non-refundable deposit is due on booking equal to 30% of the total hire charge. Payment can be made by cheque or bank transfer as directed on the booking form.  If the booking is cancelled within 8 weeks from the start of the booking then regrettably no refund of the deposit will be made. If a cancellation is made at least 8 weeks before the start of the hire then the owners will do their utmost to re-let the cottage and in that case the deposit will be refunded.

BALANCE OF PAYMENT – The balance of the hire charge is due by cheque or bank transfer at least 8 weeks before the start of the hire. If the booking is made within 8 weeks of the start date the full hire charge will be due on booking. If the balance remains due after the 8 week deadline, the owners reserve the right to remarket the cottage for the hire period.

UNAVAILABILITY – If due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the owners’ control the April Cottage becomes unavailable then all payments will be refunded and the owners will be relieved of all liability.

LIABILITY – The owners of April Cottage are not liable for any loss or damage to any guest’s property or any property belonging to a member of the guest’s party howsoever caused.  The guest or member of his/her party cannot hold the owners of April Cottage liable for any personal injury or death howsoever sustained where the owners and/or their employees, agents or contractors have used reasonable skill and care; and/or caused by the fault of the person(s) affected or any member(s) of their party (including inadequately supervised children); and/or where caused by the fault of a third party, and/or where caused by an event that could not have been reasonably foreseen or avoided.

VALUABLES – The owners cannot we held responsible for any valuables left in the April Cottage.

DAMAGE – Please report any damage to, or defect of the owners’ property or premises immediately to the owners.

RUBBISH & WASTE – Please place domestic refuse in the wheelie bins marked number “1”. Recyclable items should be placed in the green bin and other items in the black bin.  Please do not leave litter around the April Cottage as it may cause a fire hazard.

SMOKING – Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside April Cottage.  Smoking is permitted on the outside courtyard at therear of April Cottage but please carefully dispose of cigarette butts in the ashtray provided.

RIGHT OF ENTRY – Whilst respecting the reasonable privacy of the guests, the owners reserve the right to access April Cottage at all times, if necessary, for repairs and emergencies.