The contract made between the owners and the lead guest is subject to these conditions and is only for the purpose of holiday occupation not exceeding 30 days.
2. Rent and Terms of Payment
2.1 The rent will be as advertised on the website or agreed with the owner and is given on the Booking Form.
2.2 A booking is provisional until a deposit and the completed Booking Form have been received. The deposit will be as given on the Booking Form.
2.3 Provisional bookings will be held only for 24 hours from the time of the original request.
2.4 The balance of the rent is due at least six weeks prior to the date of commencement of the rental period. Where a booking is made less than eight weeks before the rental period, the full rent is payable before the booking will be confirmed. Where a booking is made less than seven days before, payment by cheque is not acceptable.
2.5 Non-payment by the due date may be treated as a cancellation.
3. Dates and Times
3.1 The date of the rental is as stated on the Booking Form. Unless agreed to the contrary by the owner, the rental period commences at 1500 hours on the day of arrival and terminates at 1000 hours on the day of departure.
4.1 The maximum number of persons permitted to stay in the cottage at any time is six, including infants.
4.2 Bookings will not be accepted from groups of single people under the age of 25 years.
4.3 Bookings will not be accepted from all male or female parties of more than four people.
5.1 The lead guest must notify the owner in writing of any cancellation.
5.2 Deposits are not refundable.
5.3 The full rent is payable if the cancellation is less than six weeks before the date of commencement of the rental period.
5.4 Moving the booking to a new date does not exempt the guest from the above charges.
5.5 A full refund, including the deposit will be made if the booking is cancelled by us due to circumstances beyond our control, e.g. fire or flood at the property.
The owners will not be liable for any consequential costs.
6. Guest Obligations
6.1 The lead guest agrees:-
• To pay for any loss or damage to the property or its contents or the boat caused by any member of the party.
• To take good care of the property, including the boat and to leave the cottage and boat in the condition they found them.
• To permit the owner reasonable access to the property.
• Not to part with possession of the property or to share it except with members of the party as detailed on the Booking Form.
• Not to exceed the total number of people stipulated on the Booking Form.
• Not to bring any pets to the property without prior permission.
7.1 Subject to the owners prior agreement, up to two dogs may be accepted but only when there are no more than four persons staying in the property at the time.
7.2 Dog(s) must be confined to the kitchen and hallway and in no circumstances allowed in any carpeted area, on furniture or in bedrooms.
7.3 Dogs must never be left unattended unless in a suitable pet cage.
8.1 A rowing dinghy is provided from Easter week (weather and tides permitting), to the end of October.
8.2 All guests must follow the instructions provided in the cottage regarding the care and use of the boat.
8.3 Outboard motors are not permitted.
8.4 Use of the boat is at the guests’ own risk.
This is not permitted anywhere inside the property buildings and smoke alarms must not be disabled.
10. Security Deposit
10.1 The refundable security deposit of £150 is payable with the final rent.
10.2 The cost of any extra cleaning required, unreasonable damage to the property or items in the property including the boat, may be deducted from this deposit. Otherwise, it will be refunded within 48 hours of departure from the property.
11.1 The owners will not be liable for any act, neglect or default on the part of any other person not within their employ or otherwise under their control, nor for any accident, damage, loss, injury, expense or inconvenience whether to personal property which the customer or any other person may suffer or incur arising out of or in any way connected with the rental, unless the owner is responsible. In addition, the owners accept no responsibility for loss or damage to the guests’ possessions on the owner’s property or land.
11.2 Nothing in these Conditions excludes or limits the liability of the owners for death or personal injury caused by the owners’ negligence.
12.1 All complaints must be notified to the owner or representative as soon as possible to enable on the spot investigation to be carried out and where practicable remedial action taken by the owner.
13. Breach of Contract
13.1 If there is a breach of any of these Conditions by the guest or any of their party, the owners reserve the right to re-enter the property and end the holiday and ask the guest and their party to leave.
13.2 If there is a breach of these Conditions by the owner, then the guest has the right to end the holiday and leave.
13.3 Ending the holiday by either party does not affect the party’s other rights and remedies.
13.4 Any dispute will be governed by the non-exclusive law and jurisdiction of the English or Scottish Courts.
14. Authority to Sign
14.1 The person who completes the Booking Form certifies that he/she is authorised to agree the Booking Conditions on behalf of all persons included on the Booking Form, including any late additions or substitutions agreed by the owners.
14.2 He/she is over 25 years of age and takes full responsibility for the party occupying Rock Cottage.