The design of the houses makes them enjoyable for the number recommended. The accommodation shall be for family use only; not for youth groups or other groups or student parties. Sleeping in tents or motor vehicles on the property is not permitted without written prior consent. The Agreement is personal to the guest(s). The guest(s) must not use the accommodation except for the purpose of a holiday by the guest(s) and/or the members of their party during the holiday period, and not for any other purpose or longer period.
Contract: The contract is for a seven day period (unless otherwise agreed in writing).
Your Booking: You must be over 18 years of age at the time of making your booking. Your booking is made as a consumer and you accept that we will be not being liable for any business losses you may incur.
Reservations: No reservation can be confirmed without an advance payment of 30% of the total amount of the holiday. We can refuse any booking before we issue a confirmation, and in that case we will promptly return any monies you have paid and be under no other liability. The remaining 70% and the correct damage deposit must be cleared by the owner’s bank one month before the start of the holiday. Non-payment of your balance monies, when they become due, will constitute cancellation of the holiday and forfeiture of the deposit payment. We will not issue a reminder for monies due. We will acknowledge receipt of payments. As soon as you receive the acknowledgment receipt, you must check it carefully. If there are any errors or omissions you must inform us immediately. If you book your holiday less than one month from its start date, the full holiday cost must be paid before we can issue the acknowledgment receipt.
Inventory & Damage Deposit: An inventory is left at each house. The guest(s) undertake to keep the property and all furniture, fixtures, fittings and effects in or on the property in the same state of repair and condition as at the commencement of the holiday and also undertake to leave the property in the same state of cleanliness and general order in which it was found. A guest may be required to pay for damaged or missing items including fixtures and fittings and any other items listed on the inventory. The damage deposit may be used against breakage, repair, replacement and additional cleaning if necessary. The deposit is returnable in whole or part within one week of the guest’s departure.
Access: The owner and her agent shall be allowed access to the property at any reasonable time save in the case of an emergency.
Cancellation: If the booking is canceled by the guest(s) every effort will be made to re-let the property on the best possible terms. If we are unable to do so the full fee remains due. It is advisable to insure against this risk.
Arrivals & Departures: The property is available from 5.00pm on the Saturday of arrival until 10.00am on the Saturday of departure. Because of the need for cleaning late departures may be charged for.
(a) Except as indicated below, we cannot be held responsible for: loss or damage to any belongings; for deprivation of occupancy through Force Majeure, acts of God and the like or for injury sustained by the guest(s) or members their party during their stay at the accommodation.
We exclude liability for loss or damage to any belongings, or for death or injury sustained to the guest(s) or members their party during their stay at the accommodation except to the extent that such injury or loss or damage to any belongings is caused by the gross negligence or wilful default of us or where such exclusion or limitation of liability is prohibited by law.
(b) The guest(s) shall be liable for and indemnify the owner against any liabilities, damages, claims, costs, losses (whether direct or indirect and including loss of profits) and expenses incurred or paid by us arising from the guest’s use or occupation of the accommodation which arise from any breach by the guest(s) of his or her obligations under the Agreement or from any negligence or willful default of the guests and/or members of their party.
Rural Way of Life:
(a) The accommodation is located in a rural area and any action by the guest(s) and/or members of their party that interrupts or endangers the livelihood of the owner and/or the surrounding land belonging to the owner, will constitute a breach of the Agreement by the guests(s).
(b) We reserve the right to evict the guests and members of their party (without compensation being payable to the guest(s) or members of their party) if this is deemed necessary by us; for example, should complaints be made of anti social behaviour or unreasonable breakages or damage occurs or smoking restrictions are not observed or the accommodation is being otherwise misused or there is a material breach by the guest(s) of the Agreement.
(c) We cannot accept responsibility for drought and the consequent shortage of water at the accommodation.
Privacy and Data Protection: We request only information that is essential, and we do not sell or distribute that information to any third party.
Notices: Notices shall be sufficiently served if sent by pre-paid first class recorded delivery letter or facsimile transmission or email to the address appearing in the reservation form or such other address as each party may from time to time have communicated in writing to the other. Any notice to be served on the guest(s) under the Agreement may be given during the holiday period by delivery by putting under the front door of the accommodation and shall be deemed to have been received upon the expiration of 24 hours after service.
No Tenancy: The guest(s) warrants that the property let is to be used for the purposes of a holiday and so accepts that the letting is a holiday let to which Section 12(2) and paragraph 8 of Schedule 4 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988 apply, namely, “a tenancy the purpose of which is to confer on the tenant the right to occupy the house for a holiday.“
Governing Law: These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Scottish law and under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish Courts.
Third Party Rights: A person who is not a party to the Agreement may not enforce any of its terms under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
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