Terms & Conditions
The Agreement: The conditions of rental are between the guest and the property owner. The contract is deemed to have been made once the guest has paid a deposit and the holiday company has dispatched a confirmation of booking. The guest must be over 18 years at the time of booking.
Booking: The person who makes a booking (the guest) will be responsible for all persons included in the booking and should ensure that they are aware of these terms & conditions. The agent/owner reserves the right to decline any booking or refuse to hand over a key to any person who has not complied with these terms & conditions.
Payment: The balance is due 30 days before the holiday commences. Email reminders are sent, but delivery cannot be guaranteed. Where a guest fails to pay their balance by the due date the booking may be cancelled and the deposit retained. For bookings made less than 30 days before arrival, the total amount is payable in full on booking.
Deposit: A £100 damages deposit is required at the time of booking. If the owner submits a damage claim within 14 days of checkout, guests will be responsible for damages up to this amount. This will be returned to the guest 14 days after checkout.
Cleaning: Guests are responsible for leaving the accommodation in good order and in a clean condition; otherwise a cleaning charge will be levied. Please note that the convention for UK Holiday cottages differs from hotels and other countries in that guests are expected to leave the property in a similar state to which they find it (reasonable cleaning excepted). Please abide by this convention so we can continue to provide good value for guests.
Number of People using Holiday Accommodation: The owners permit the guest and members of the guest’s party (but no one else) to occupy the property for holiday purposes only. No more than the maximum number of persons stated in the website may occupy a property unless by prior written agreement with the agent/owner. Extra charges may be applicable.
Arrival/Departure: The properties (unless otherwise stated in the property details) are available for occupation from 3pm on the first day of the holiday and must be vacated by 10am on the last day.
Cancellation or Changes by the Guest: Once the holiday is booked the guest has entered into a legally binding contract. In the event of cancellation, for whatever reason (including medical and weather related), we are able to offer a full refund if cancellation occurs within the first 48 hours of booking. A 50% refund is given if cancellation is made at least 7 days before check-in. There are no refunds for cancellations made within 7 days of check-in. A holiday cancellation protection plan should be taken out to cover forced cancellations.
Cancellations must be notified in writing (including by email) to the agent and the owner immediately. The agent/owner will endeavor to re-let the property and if successful may at their discretion allow the guest to transfer to alternate dates and/or accommodation.
Once a booking has been accepted by the agent/owner, it can only be changed to another property by treating the original booking as a cancellation. Holiday dates may be changed providing the property is available for the new dates and the owner is agreeable to the change.
Cancellation Insurance: We recommend and expect that the guest will have or will take out a holiday insurance policy (which includes cancellation insurance covering sickness and unavoidable reasons for cancellation) prior to their stay.
Damages & general behaviour:
Any damage to the property MUST be reported. Accidental damage or breakages over the value of £10 will be charged to the occupier. This will be taken out of the guest’s deposit. The hut inventory is checked after each visit, and guests must not remove any item from the property. All items remain the property of the Proprietor.
Guests should not cause nuisance or annoyance to occupants of nearby property.
Guests should put all furniture etc back to where it was at the beginning of the rental period.
Guests should not leave any items at the property and, if left, the owner has the right to charge for the removal, return or disposal of those items.
Guests should allow reasonable access to the property by the agent/owner for maintenance given reasonable notice.
If, in the opinion of the agent/owner, any person is not suitable to continue their occupation of the property because of unreasonable behaviour, damage or nuisance to other parties, the contract may be treated by the agent/owner as discharged and the agent/owner may repossess the property immediately. The guest will remain liable for the whole cost of rental and no refund shall be due.
Wildlife: Our Shepherd’s Hut is in a beautiful rural area. Please therefore expect to meet some wildlife, including the odd spider, mouse, bird, fly, bee, wasp or other creature, which may make their way into the hut unbeknownst to the owner. Spiders in particular are not considered to be a pest and consume up to 2000 other insects per year. If this is likely to be a problem, it would be best not to book. (If any of these creatures are encountered, do not panic, but contact the owner in a calm and reasonable way – but only if the creatures become a serious menace. Otherwise, just open a window or a door and let them out, as this is usually what they prefer.) Owners reserve the right to take no action if they do not consider the existence of the wild life to be a serious threat to health.
Complaints: Property descriptions and all details both written and verbal are given in good faith and believed to be correct, but interpretation thereof can be subjective and as such their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Property details may vary over time from photographs and descriptions on the websites.
Complaints Procedure: Any dispute arising out of the booking will be between the guest and the owner. No complaints can be considered unless notified during the guest’s stay in the property. It is the duty of guests to minimize any loss to them and therefore it is their responsibility to inform the owner at the earliest possible opportunity of any problem. Complaints received after departure cannot be accepted as owners have no opportunity to resolve the complaint at the time.
Liability: The agent/owner cannot accept responsibility for any material loss, damage, additional expense or inconvenience directly or indirectly caused by or arising out of the property, its plumbing, gas, electrical services or exceptional weather.
No responsibility is accepted for loss or damage of property, vehicles or vehicle contents belonging to the guest or any member of the party during their occupancy.The maximum liability accepted by the owner will be the total cost of the holiday as paid by the guest to the agent. No other expenses such as travelling costs or alternative accommodation will be accepted.
Cancellation by Owners: The owner reserves the right to refuse any booking and to cancel any bookings already made if the property is unavailable (eg through fire, flood, etc) for any reason whatsoever, subject to a full refund of all monies paid (but no further liability). The owner shall not be under any other liability if such cancellation occurs.
No Smoking: Landrends Cornish Shepherd’s Hut has a No Smoking policy within properties.
Force Majeure: The owner cannot accept responsibility or liability for any alterations, delay or cancellation or any other loss or damage caused by war, civil strife, terrorist action, industrial disputes, fire, sickness, bad weather, epidemics, acts of any government or public authority, or any other event outside our control.
Waiver: The failure of the owner to enforce or exercise, at any time or for any period of time, any term of, or any right pursuant to this agreement does not constitute and shall not be construed as a waiver of such term or right.
Miscellaneous: The guest agrees that the contract with the owner is made at the owner’s premises and that any proceedings between the parties shall be conducted in the County Court nearest to the owner.
The Woodburner & Fire Pit
Persons must take responsibility for their own health and safety around the bbq, fire pit and hot tub etc.
The Hot Tub
For your safety and enjoyment, please adhere to the rules and guidelines
when using the hot tub. These can be found in the information folder.
- Please do take a shower and use the toilet before entering the tub.
- Please remember that wet surfaces can be very slippery. Take extra care entering and leaving the tub.
- Do not jump into the hot tub.
- Do not use the tub if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This may lead to a danger of drowning
- Persons using medication should consult their doctor before using the tub. If your medications causes drowsiness, affects your heart rate, blood pressure or circulation, DO NOT use the tub.
- Pregnant women, persons suffering from obesity, heart disease, low or high blood pressure, circulatory problems, or diabetes should consult a doctor before using the tub.
- Prolonged immersion in hot water can result in hyperthermia – a dangerous condition that occurs when the internal body temperature exceeds 37 degrees centigrade. Symptoms include, unawareness of impending hazard, failure to perceive heat, failure to recognise the need to exit the tub, unconsciousness resulting in a danger of drowning.
- Do not use the tub immediately after strenuous exercise.
- Test the water with your hand before entering the tub to make sure it is comfortable.
- Always shower before use, perfumes, hair products, fake tan can contaminate the water, and you may be charged for this.
- Do not use detergent or soaps of any kind in the tub.
- Any damaged to tub will be charged for.
1st June 2018