TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Property Booking

You promise that you will arrive at and leave the Property at the dates and times in the Booking (unless you notify us otherwise and we agree the same in advance). Your Accommodation will not be available at any time outside of the times reserved by you. We reserve the right to make a reasonable additional charge (whether by retaining the damage deposit or otherwise) in the event that you have not left the Property by the agreed departure time.

We endeavour to keep our photographs and other imagery as up to date as possible, any illustrations, photographs and other imagery displayed on the website are for illustrative purposes only and subject to change.

Any activities suggested by us on the website, are not owned by us, and should be booked via the relevant owners direct website.

Internet/Telephone

Broadband internet access is offered at Poachers Pocket. However, this is on the basis that we can not promise that the service will be available constantly and that it is provided for recreational and not for business use. Neither a minimum speed, unrestricted bandwidth nor uninterrupted provision of an internet access service can be guaranteed and we will not be held liable for any form of compensation or expenses claimed by any guest in respect of the provision of internet services or telephone services not being available or failing.

Damage Deposit

You shall take proper care of Poachers Pocket and its contents during your stay. You may lose your cautionary deposit and/or receive an invoice for any damage caused or loss suffered if the Property and its contents are not left in the same state in which it is found at the beginning of the Accommodation.A damage deposit of £200 must be paid prior to your arrival at Poachers Pocket. Guests are responsible for the costs of extra cleaning, breakage or damage to the cottage which are caused by them or their party. These costs will be deducted from your £200 deposit, but are not limited to that amount. You may be billed for repairs that cost over £200. Any damage incurred by you or your party must be reported immediately to the owners. If there are no damages to report, the deposit balance will be returned to you within seven days of your departure. In case of damage, the balance will be returned as soon as the issue has been paid for.

Cancellations and Changes

Once made, payments are non refundable and reservation dates cannot be changed. However, if we manage to fill your reservation, or part of your reservation, we will refund you the difference. The booking deposit is not refundable. We recommend you take out travel insurance to cover for unforeseen circumstances. We reserve the right to cancel your stay at short notice if unexpected circumstances arise. In this case, we will refund you the cost of your stay in full or offer you an alternative date.

Privacy Policy

Your data is safe and secure with us. We will never sell your data to third parties. We will always ask for your consent and will only contact you regarding your booking, an enquiry you’ve made with us, or if you’ve signed up to receive more information and offers.We will remove your data from our systems at your request. You can opt out of receiving future communication at any time by contacting Gemma: gemma@poacherspocketcottage.co.uk You are probably aware of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), designed to protect citizens from privacy and data breaches. Our policy updates are fully compliant with these regulations and by continuing to use the Poachers Pocket website you agree to these updates.

Use of property

Only the agreed number of guests may stay at the property. We do not accept young children and toddlers, babes in arms only are accepted (under 8 months of age). Under no circumstances can the property be used in a commercial manner, no large gatherings and no parties.

Extreme weather

Unfortunately we cannot issue a refund if extreme weather prevents you from travelling so we recommend you take out relevant holiday insurance to cover for this eventuality.

Dogs

We allow one large dog, or up to two small dogs as guests at the cottage. Dog bowls, bedding, blankets, towels and dog shampoo will be available for your four legged friends to use while they stay. We also provide doggy treats. Please do not leave your dog unattended in the cottage at any time. Please do not let your dog sit on any of the sofas or beds. You are welcome to move the dog beds to different rooms as required. You are welcome to exercise your dog in the shared garden area at the opposite end of the courtyard, but please clean up any dog mess. We request that dog owners exercise due diligence at all times, especially around roads and livestock. Poachers Pocket cannot accept responsibility for the safety of your pet. Dogs should be cleaned and fully dried off before entering the property after being outside. You are responsible for any damage caused by your pet, inside or outside the property. If extra cleaning is required due to your dog, this may be deducted from your damage deposit.

Fair usage policy

Usage of electricity, complimentary toiletries or food items which the owner deems to be excessive, will be charged at our discretion. St Kitts Herbery bottles left empty or removed from the property will be charged at £10 each. White Company robes will be charged at £40 each. Missing towels will be charged at £20 per towel. We reserve the right to charge for extra cleaning if the cottage is left in an unreasonable condition.

Fire risk

Smoking inside the cottage is strictly prohibited. When lighting the woodburner, please stay with the fire for as long as it is running, do not leave the property with the woodburner still alight.

Complaints and Issues

Please inform us of any issues straight away. We will deal with them as quickly as possible. If a serious problem arises that we cannot resolve by the evening, we will book you into alternative accommodation of a similar standard.

Right to evict

The owner reserves the right to evict guests without compensation in the case of anti-social behaviour, unreasonable breakages, if smoking restrictions are not observed, if visitors are causing a fire risk, if the accommodation is being misused, or if there is a breach of these terms and conditions.

Tenancy

The agreement is for the reservation period only and is not intended to create the relationship of landlord and tenant between the visitor and the owner. The visitor shall not be entitled to a tenancy, or to any assured shorthold or assured tenancy or any statutory protection under the Housing Act 1988 or other statutory security of tenure now or upon termination of the agreement.

Lost Keys

We advise you to keep the key in the key safe when you are out and about to limit the chance of any keys getting lost, however, should you lose the keys, we will charge you £10 per key.

Accidents, injury and personal property

The owner has no liability to you for the death or personal injury to you or any member of your party. We suggest you take out travel insurance to cover you for personal injury during your stay. We are not responsible for any loss, damage or theft to your personal property during your stay.

Bicycles

Bicycles are available for use throughout your stay. Please be aware, all bicycle use is at the riders own risk and Poachers Pocket will not be held responsible for any loss or injury occurred whilst riding the bikes. It is advisable for you to make sure your travel Insurance covers you. Bikes are filled with tyre fluid to stop them from going completely flat, enabling you to get back to the cottage from your location. Riders are urged to let Poachers Pocket know if any damage has occurred to the bikes or if any tyres have been punctured (riders will not be held responsible for flat tyres), so that we can ensure they are ready for the next set of users. We do not supply helmets – please bring your own if you so wish. Bikes are to be used in daylight hours only – we do not have lights on the bikes, so please be aware of what time it gets dark. Bikes must be chained up with the lock and key provided and left in a safe location when you are out and about (ideally locked to a bike station) and ensure that they are returned to the outdoor storage shed at the end of the day.

Right of entry

We reserve the right to enter the property to inspect it or carry out necessary repairs or maintenance during your stay. We will of course arrange this at a time convenient to you.

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