Saturday to Saturday lets are the norm from about April to October and short breaks are only possible in this period if there are gaps close to the time (usually two weeks in advance of the date). Please check the availability calendar. Rates and minimum stay are displayed on the rates table.
5 nights are normally the same price as a weeK as I never do one night stays and rarely, two. I will pencil you in if the period you would like to stay is more than a year ahead and then contact you to confirm approximately a year in advance of your stay - a deposit then will confirm the booking.
HOW TO MAKE A BOOKING Please email me with a request for dates . I will reply within a few hours (normally, if I am not sleeping or travelling) to give you a quote and answer any questions you may have. When you indicate that you definitely want to book I will ask you to fill in the booking form (link above) having read the Terms and Conditions of booking and rental. At this time I will remove the period you require from the instant booking sites but leave the other sites on which the cottage appears open to enquiries.
I would normally expect the booking form to be submitted within 48 hours and the transfer of the deposit (25% of the rental cost all periods except for Christmas and New Year when the deposit is 33%) to be initiated in order to secure the booking. If I don't hear back from you with notice of the initiation of the payment within that time, then I will assume that you are not booking after all and make it available to others. (I do this because of past experience of 'definite' answers resulting in my holding periods, waiting to hear from people who then disappear, and missing out on other potential bookings!) Your booking will be confirmed on receipt and acceptance of the payment. If your deposit payment is made after the due period has passed, the cottage may have already been let to another.
Payment of the balance is normally made by BT or UK Cheque 3 months in advance of arrival. Bank transfers from overseas incur a small receiving charge of £7/transfer which is added to the invoice. I can take PayPal payments also although this incurs a charge of about 2%. A service such as Transferwise generally gives you a much better rate. I have signed up to it myself for my overseas transfers. See Transferwise for the very simple process of signing up and seeing what rate they offer.
You are advised to take out holiday insurance to guard against unforeseen cancellation as the balance payment is non-refundable once paid. However, I will endeavour to relet the cottage, in which case, up to the full balance is refundable, depending on whether I can let part or full time of the period. The deposit remains non-refundable, except in exceptional circumstances.
N.B. Please check the rates chart and availability chart before enquiring. I am pretty well always on email but not always available on the phone which 01 608682555
Rental rates are for the entire property.
|Description||From||To||Weekly||Week Night||Weekend Night||Minimum Stay|
|NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER weekly or short breaks||09 Nov 17||18 Dec 17||£720||£160||£180||3 Nights|
|NEW YEAR 2017 (start dates negotiable)||26 Dec 17||08 Jan 18||£990||-||-||7 Nights|
|WINTER 2018 short breaks nearer the time||09 Jan 18||31 Jan 18||£660||£160||£180||3 Nights|
|EARLY SPRING 2018 short breaks nearer the time||03 Mar 18||29 Mar 18||£700||-||-||7 Nights|
|EASTER WEEK 2018||31 Mar 18||07 Apr 18||£770||-||-||7 Nights|
|LATE SPRING Saturday to Saturday only||07 Apr 18||04 May 18||£750||-||-||7 Nights|
|EARLY SUMMER 2018 Saturday to Saturday only||05 May 18||29 Jun 18||£820||-||-||7 Nights|
|SUMMER 2018 Saturday to Saturday only||30 Jun 18||31 Aug 18||£890||-||-||7 Nights|
|SEPTEMBER 2018 Saturday to Saturday only||01 Sep 18||29 Sep 18||£800||-||-||7 Nights|
There are no additional costs involved apart from the cost of transferring money which of course is nil within the UK. Bank receiving charges for overseas transfers are usually £7 for transfers. The price you see here is the price you pay (excluding transfer costs). Normal method of payment is by bank to bank transfer. If you are coming from abroad there are also other methods such as PayPal (small processing fee applies) and for those in the States, services such as xe-trade, xoom.com, currenciesdirect.com which work out cheaper than the bank charges. For those in Great Britain either cheque or bank to bank transfer please. We cannot take credit cards except through PayPal or similar money transfer services. I pencil in bookings which are more than a year in advance and confirm a year ahead. Only at this time do I ask for a deposit (25% of the booking).