Oil Mill Lane, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland
Self-Catering Holiday Cottage Information

Booking Conditions

Here are our booking conditions.

Please read these carefully as they set out the terms of the contract that you will enter into when you make a booking with us. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Sorry but we do not cater for children under 12 years or pets.

Arrival and Departure
Weekly bookings run from Saturday to Saturday in high season. Short breaks normally run from Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday in low season from the beginning of November until the end of February.

Gas heating is included in the rent. Electricity is metered. The meter is topped up to full when you arrive, so please ensure that you top it back up to full when you leave. You only pay for what you use.

On the day of your arrival, your cottage will be available from 3.00 pm. Please let us know if you will be arriving late so that we can arrange entry. On the day of departure, you must vacate your cottage by 10.00 am.

Payment
All bookings are subject to written confirmation. A deposit is payable at the time of booking of 30% of the total rent. Once the deposit has been paid and we have confirmed the booking in writing, a binding contract will exist between us. Deposits are non-refundable unless we are unable to accept the booking.

The full balance is due eight weeks before the arrival day. If this is not received timeously, we have the right to cancel the holiday and the deposit will be lost. We are not obliged to send reminders. For bookings made within eight weeks of the arrival day, the full rent must be paid immediately.

Our prices are quoted in Pounds GB. Payment may be made by cheque made payable to John A Haswell.

Occupancy
Only the persons listed in the booking request, or notified to us and accepted by us afterwards, may stay in the property. The maximum occupancy of the property, as shown in our website, must not be exceeded. Bookings will not be accepted from groups of single persons.

Smoking
Smoking is not permitted within any of our properties.

Cancellation
Once you have booked your stay with us and we have accepted your booking, our agreement is a legal contract and any deposit you may have paid is non-refundable. If you need to cancel, please contact us immediately and confirm it in writing.

For holidays cancelled by you, you will remain liable to us for payment of the total cost of the holiday. However, if we are able to re-let the accommodation, all monies paid in excess of the deposit will be refunded, less a 50.00 administration fee plus any shortfall in the rent achieved, taking into account that we may have to discount the rent to secure a booking quickly at short notice.

Insurance
We strongly recommend that you obtain suitable holiday insurance to avoid any loss owing to cancellation.

Non-Availability
We will only cancel your booking if your accommodation becomes unavailable for reasons beyond our control. In this unlikely event, we will attempt to offer you alternative accommodation. However, if this is not possible or unacceptable to you, we will refund all monies paid by you. Whatever the circumstances, our liability to you will not extend beyond a full refund. We shall not be responsible for any consequential loss.

Sub-Letting
The accommodation must not be sub-let and the number of persons using the accommodation must not exceed the maximum number advertised and declared in the booking form.

Inspection and Maintenance
We or our representatives shall be allowed access to the accommodation at any reasonable time for inspection or maintenance.

Damages and Breakages
A deposit of 100.00 is payable on arrival to cover accidental damage or extra cleaning, which will be fully refunded the following week if no issues have arisen. Our normal cleaning time is four hours, which gives us enough time to prepare the property for the next guest. Should the accommodation be left in a condition that prevents this, an independent cleaning company will be used and their cost will be deducted from your damage deposit. A copy of their invoice will be forwarded to you.

Damage Deposit
A deposit of 100.00 is payable on arrival to cover accidental damage or extra cleaning, which will be fully refunded the following week if no issues have arisen. Our normal cleaning time is four hours, which gives us enough time to prepare the property for the next guest. Should the accommodation be left in a condition that prevents this, an independent cleaning company will be used and their cost will be deducted from your damage deposit. A copy of their invoice will be forwarded to you.

You must report without delay any defects in the property or any breakdown of equipment or appliances therein. Arrangements for repair or replacement will be made as soon as possible.

Anti-Social Behaviour
You agree not to act in any way, which might cause disturbance to any neighbouring properties. If we consider that you have behaved anti-socially, irresponsibly, or have caused significant damage to the property or the property of others, we are entitled to terminate your let immediately without a refund.

Liability
We do not accept any liability for any damage, loss, injury, sickness or inconvenience to any member of your party, or any vehicles or possessions belonging to any of them, howsoever caused, nor shall we be liable for any additional expenses incurred by you whether directly or indirectly caused by or arising from any aspect of your booking with is. Under no circumstances shall our liability to you exceed the amount paid by you to us.

Website Content
We will endeavour to ensure that the content of this website is always accurate, honest, and up-to-date. However, all content, including prices, is subject to change without notice.

Personal Information
All personal information collected through the forms in this website will be used only for the purpose intended, e.g. to answer an enquiry or to process a holiday booking. Personal information will not be retained for longer than is necessary to satisfy the enquiry or booking made.

Mailing List
In the case of our mailing list, we will retain the information supplied by you for the purpose of operating our mailing list. Your information will not be shared with any other third parties. We will remove your details from our mailing list on request.

Cookies
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Links
Links to external websites are provided as a service to our users, e.g. where they contain information that may be of either general or specific interest to persons planning a self-catering cottage holiday. However, we are not responsible for the content, views, or accuracy of information on external websites.

Data
You accept that data gathered during the course of this booking may be held on computer.

Applicable Law
When making a booking with us, you agree to comply with the above terms and conditions. In the event of a dispute, the laws of England and Wales shall apply and the English courts shall have jurisdiction.