Terms and conditions
We require a non-refundable deposit of 20% of the total rent to confirm a booking, with the balance payable a minimum of one month prior to arrival. If the booking is made less than one month before the arrival date, then the whole rent is payable at the time of booking. Once we have received your deposit, we will send you written confirmation together with your receipt. The contract for your short term holiday rental begins once we have issued your confirmation letter. Non-payment of the balance of the rental on or before the due date shall be construed as a cancellation of the contract and any monies already received at this point will be retained by The Moretons. Prices include VAT at the current rate. We accept Visa, Delta, Maestro, MasterCard, Euro Card and JCB card payments. Rentals start at 3 pm on the day of arrival and finish by 10 am on the day of departure unless alternative arrangements have been agreed.
Rents for the cottages include gas, electricity, bed linen and towels. There are additional charges for use of the pools and the sauna; pool sessions should be booked a minimum of 24 hours in advance. Z-beds with bed linen are available for additional guests, subject to availability and space, at a charge of £25.00 per bed. Barbecues, cots, highchairs and stair gates can be provided, subject to availability, free of charge. Please book z-beds, cots, highchairs and stair gates before your arrival.
Care of property/security deposit
We request that you take all reasonable and proper care of your cottage, its furniture, fittings and effects, and the facilities at The Moretons, and leave them in the same state of repair and in the same clean and tidy condition at the end of the rental period as at the beginning.
A £200 refundable security deposit (taken at the time of the balance payment) is required for every booking and will be refunded within 7 days of departure subject to a satisfactory inspection of your cottage(s). All or part of the security deposit will be forfeited if during the hire period there are any breakages or damage caused to the holiday accommodation (including garden, grounds and shared facilities), furniture, equipment, or utensils within the bounds of the holiday accommodation or if after departure the property requires additional cleaning beyond what would be reasonably expected.
Please let us know about any breakages or damage so that we can arrange to replace/repair the item(s) in time for the arrival of the next guests. We don’t always charge for minor breakages if reported to us before departure. We reserve the right to enter any cottage at all reasonable times for purposes of inspection or to carry out any necessary repairs or maintenance.
If you have to cancel your booking for whatever reason please contact us immediately and we will endeavour to re-let the cottage for the whole period of the booking. Balance payments are due a minimum of one month prior to the start of your booking; if the cancellation is within the month prior to your booking and the balance has not yet been paid you remain liable for the full cost of the booking. If we are able to re-let the cottage for the whole period, we will refund all monies less the non-refundable 20% deposit. Should we be unable to re-let the cottage, then all monies paid shall be retained by The Moretons. It is strongly recommended that you take out cancellation insurance, of which we can provide details.
If we should need to cancel your booking due to circumstances beyond our control, we will endeavour to offer suitable alternative accommodation; should this not be possible we will refund all monies paid to us in full.
We regret that we do not accept pets. All cottages are non-smoking. The number of persons occupying each cottage must not exceed the maximum number as stated in the brochure or on our website unless agreed by us. We reserve the right to refuse entry to the entire party if this condition is not observed.
All guests and their visitors must ensure that they take all reasonable steps to ensure their own safety and that of others whilst at The Moretons. We cannot accept responsibility for any injury or loss caused whilst in or around the property. All pool rules must be adhered to. Children must be supervised by an adult when using the play equipment. No candles are allowed in the cottages. We do not allow candles in any of our cottages, the pool areas or the grounds.
If for any reason you should incur a problem during your stay at The Moretons, please bring the matter to our attention as soon as is reasonably possible in order that we can rectify the situation.