Terms & Conditions
Reservations for accommodation by guests (the Guest) are accepted by Shreyas Cottages (the Agent) on behalf of property owners (the Owner).
The Agreement: The rental agreement is between the Guest and the Owner. Shreyas Cottages acts only as an Agent for the Owner. The contract is deemed to have been made once the Guest has paid a deposit and the Agent has dispatched a confirmation of booking, on behalf of the Owner. The Guest must be over 18 years of age at the time of booking.
Booking: The Guest who makes the booking is deemed to have agreed to these Terms and Conditions will be responsible for all persons included in the booking and should ensure that they are all aware of these Terms & Conditions. The Owner or the Agent reserves the right to decline any booking or refuse to hand over a key to any person who has not complied with these Terms & Conditions.
Payment: For bookings made more than 6 weeks before arrival, a deposit (part payment) of 25% of the total cost of the holiday, is required. The balance is due 6 weeks before the holiday commences. For bookings made less than 6 weeks before arrival, the total amount is payable in full on booking.
The Guest agrees to pay the balance of the payment SIX (6) weeks before the holiday is due to start. Email reminders are sent, but delivery cannot be guaranteed. Where a Guest fails to pay their balance by the due date the booking may be cancelled and the deposit retained. If you pay by credit card we will charge you 1.5% for each payment made this way. No charge applies for payments made by debit card.
Pricing: We periodically review and amend the prices we charge for our holiday cottages depending on different criteria such as season, bank holidays and key events in the local area. All prices given by us include charges for water, gas and electricity.
Cancellation or Changes by the Guest: Once the holiday is booked the Guest has entered into a legally binding contract. If the Guest cancels, for whatever reason (including medical and weather related) then no refund of the deposit will be due, and within 6 weeks of the holiday no refund of the full balance is due. It is recommended and expected that the Guest will have or will take out a holiday insurance policy (which includes cancellation insurance covering sickness and unavoidable reasons for cancellation) prior to their stay. If you wish to change any detail of your booking we would require notice as soon as possible.Whilst we will try our best to accommodate you we cannot guarantee that we will be able to meet any request for changes. If we do change your booking there will be an £20 charge on this plus any differences in the rental costs.
Cancellation by Owners: The Agent/Owner reserves the right to refuse any booking and to cancel any bookings already made if the property is unavailable (eg through fire, flood, etc) for any reason whatsoever, subject to a full refund of all monies paid (but no further liability). Neither the Agent nor the Owner shall be under any other liability if such cancellation occurs. Note: in the unlikely event of a cancellation the Agent will make every possible effort to secure alternative accommodation if required.
Number of People using Holiday Accommodation: The Owner permits the Guest and members of the Guest's party (but no one else) to occupy the property for holiday purposes only. The Guest must declare the correct number of additional Guests during booking and, if this changes, must inform the Agent before the rental commences of any change. No more than the maximum number of persons stated on the website may occupy a property unless by prior written agreement with the Agent or Owner. Extra charges may be applicable if the number of Guests differs from the number on the booking.
Arrival/Departure: The properties (unless otherwise stated in the property details) are available for occupation from 3.00 pm on the first day of the holiday and must be vacated by 10.30 am on the last day.
Pets: The Guest cannot bring any pets to our cottages.
Cleaning: The Guest is responsible for leaving the accommodation in good order and in a clean condition; otherwise a cleaning charge will be levied. Please note that the convention for UK Holiday cottages is that Guests are expected to leave the property in a similar state to which they find it (reasonable cleaning excepted). Please abide by this convention so we can continue to provide good value for Guests.
Guest Responsibility: You will be provided with a welcome pack at your accommodation that contains important information about your stay with us. Please ensure that you and your party read the welcome pack carefully on arrival. Smoking is not permitted in any part of your accommodation. You and your party must not smoke inside your accommodation. You and your party must not use candles, fireworks or Chinese lanterns at your accommodation. You and your party must not use a barbecue at your accommodation unless we have provided one. Please note failure to comply may result in the needs to exercise our rights of eviction.The supervision of children, babies and any adults requiring care remains the responsibility of the Guest at all times.Guests should put all furniture etc back to where it was at the beginning of the rental period.Guests should not leave any items at the property and, if left, the Owner has the right to charge for the removal, return or disposal of those items.
Damage, Loss, Theft: Guests agree to inform Owners of any damage or loss however caused, excluding reasonable wear and tear incurred during occupation. Guests should not remove any item from the property. The Owner may ask for reasonable replacement costs. In the instance of damage the Agency reserves the right to reimburse the Owner automatically via the payment method provided at booking.
Nuisance: Guests should not cause nuisance or annoyance to occupants of any nearby property.
If, in the opinion of the Agent/Owner, any person is not suitable to continue their occupation of the property because of unreasonable behaviour, damage or nuisance to other parties, the contract may be treated by the Agent/Owner as discharged and the Agent/Owner may repossess the property immediately. The Guest will remain liable for the whole cost of rental and no refund shall be due.
Access: Guests must allow reasonable access to the property by the Agent/Owner for maintenance given reasonable notice.If your stay with us lasts more than seven days, our staff or contractors will need to access the accommodation in order to perform a service check.
Wildlife: Many properties are in beautiful rural areas. Please therefore expect to meet some wildlife, including the odd spider, mouse, bird, fly, bee, wasp or other creature, which may make their way into a property unbeknownst to the Owner. Spiders in particular are not considered to be a pest and consume up to 2000 other insects per year. If this is likely to be a problem, it would be best not to book. (If any of these creatures are encountered, do not panic, but contact the Owner in a calm and reasonable way - but only if the creatures become a serious menace. Otherwise, just open a window or a door and let them out, as this is usually what they prefer.) Owners reserve the right to take no action if they do not consider the existence of the wild life to be a serious threat to health.
Complaints: The Agent inspects the standard of facilities in all properties on a regular basis but cannot accept responsibility for any changes made by the Owners since the inspection, or failure by the Owner to keep the property dry, clean, safe, and in good repair or to have all the items mentioned on the website.The Agent cannot be held responsible for any perceived inadequacies in any of the properties. Property descriptions and all details both written and verbal are given in good faith and believed to be correct, but interpretation thereof can be subjective and as such their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Property details may vary over time from photographs and descriptions on the websites.
Disputes: Any dispute arising out of the booking will be between the Guest and the Owner. The Agent shall not be liable for any claims by the Guest or the property Owner. No complaints can be considered unless notified during the Guest's stay in the property. It is the duty of Guests to minimize any loss to them and therefore it is their responsibility to inform the Owner at the earliest possible opportunity of any problem.The Agent is not responsible for resolving any complaints arising from the holiday in question. Accidents howsoever caused during the holiday are not the liability of the Agent. The responsibility for the upkeep of the property and any relevant Health and Safety considerations lie with the Owner. Complaints received after departure cannot be accepted as the Owner thereby has no opportunity to resolve the complaint at the time.
Data Protection: We may communicate with you from time to time about our work and offers that we may have on.If you wish to alter the way we communicate to you at any time you can write to the address given on our website, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the number provided.
Liability: The Agent/Owner cannot accept responsibility for any material loss, damage, additional expense or inconvenience directly or indirectly caused by or arising out of the property, its plumbing, gas, electrical services or exceptional weather.No responsibility is accepted for loss or damage of property, vehicles or vehicle contents belonging to the Guest or any member of the party during their occupancy.The maximum liability accepted by the Agent/Owner will be the total cost of the holiday as paid by the Guest to the Agent. No other expenses such as travelling costs or alternative accommodation will be accepted.
No Smoking: Shreyas Cottages has a no Smoking policy within properties.
Our Right To Evict:We may terminate our contract with you and ask you to leave your accommodation immediately (without any compensation being payable) if we consider that you or your party have committed a serious breach of these terms and conditions, we consider that your or your party’s behaviour endangers the safety of our visitors or staff, you or your party cause an unreasonable amount of damage to the property or its contents or you exceed the maximum occupancy limit for your accommodation.
Force Majeure: The Agent or Owner cannot accept responsibility or liability for any alterations, delay or cancellation or any other loss or damage caused by war, civil strife, terrorist action, industrial disputes, fire, sickness, bad weather, epidemics, acts of any government or public authority, or any other event outside our control.
Waiver: The failure of the Owner to enforce or exercise, at any time or for any period of time, any term of, or any right pursuant to this agreement does not constitute and shall not be construed as a waiver of such term or right.
Miscellaneous: The Guest agrees that the contract with the Owner is made at the Owner's premises and that any proceedings between the parties shall be conducted in the County Court nearest to the Owner.