Phone : 01608 682 555
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. Please add £7 for an overseas transfer to the bank as there is a receiving fee. A service such as Transferwise generally gives you a much better rate than the banks. 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. If you use my link, I believe the first transfer over £200 is free and there is no receiving fee at my bank for this. You can use a credit card for a small extra fee to them on Transferwise. If you want to use a credit card directly, please book on www.houfy.com/1016 as I offer credit card payments through Stripe there but please talk to me first!
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 is 01 608682555
Rental rates are for the entire property.
|Description||From||To||Weekly||Week Night||Weekend Night||Minimum Stay|
|SPRING 2019 Please enquire re.short breaks||16 Mar 19||18 Apr 19||£750||£160||-||3 Nights|
|EASTER 2019 FRI OR SAT start||19 Apr 19||27 Apr 19||£800||-||-||7 Nights|
|LATE SPRING Saturday to Saturday only||27 Apr 19||04 May 19||£780||-||-||7 Nights|
|EARLY SUMMER 2019 Saturday to Saturday only||04 May 19||29 Jun 19||£830||-||-||7 Nights|
|SUMMER 2019 Saturday to Saturday only||29 Jun 19||30 Aug 19||£890||-||-||7 Nights|
|SUMMER TO EARLY AUTUMN 2019||31 Aug 19||28 Sep 19||£820||-||-||7 Nights|
|AUTUMN TO WINTER||28 Sep 19||18 Dec 19||£760||-||-||7 Nights|
|CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR 2019||20 Dec 19||09 Jan 20||£1020||-||-||7 Nights|
|Winter 2020||10 Jan 20||29 Feb 20||£700||-||-||7 Nights|
There are no additional costs involved apart from the cost of transferring money which of course is nil within the UK. An overseas bank to bank transfer to my bank removes £7 on arrival so I ask you to add that to the amount so we receive the specified amount. The price you see here is the price you pay (excluding transfer costs, if any). Normal method of payment is by bank to bank transfer for UK bookings. If you are coming from abroad there are also other methods such as Transferwise, (1st transfer is free or has £15 off, if you use my referral code https://transferwise.com/u/felicitya4 ) xe-trade, xoom.com, currenciesdirect.com which work out cheaper than the bank charges. Canadians have recommended http://www.canadianforex.ca/ to me. There is no receiving fee at my bank if the amount arrives in sterling already. For those in Great Britain either cheque or bank to bank transfer please.
If you want to pay using a credit card, then please book through www.houfy.com/1016 On this site the rent is slightly more but please note that Houfy charges no service fee, unlike most of the online travel agents and you communicate directly with me through there. 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).