Phone : 01608 682 555
Saturday to Saturday lets are the norm from about April to September 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.
*** In view of the current situation, my cancellation terms have changed considerably to be much more flexible and are in red at the top of my t and c's. This will apply to all bookings up until the end of January 2021. I will review this in a couple of months so this may extend into the New Year. The flexibility of cancellations up to 18th December relates only to Covid so you are still advised to take out cancellation insurance for other reasons. I will refund for any booking should you have a lockdown in your area or we are locked down and if you have Covid yourself (confirmed by a positive test), before the 18th December, so please make sure you are covered for having to cancel if you are ill with something else or have to cancel for another reason.
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, they now offer a tiny reduction (it used to be huge) but the good thing is 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 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|
|AUTUMN -XMAS *2 nts with late departure possible||31 Oct 20||18 Dec 20||£770||£170||£180||3 Nights|
|Hello 2021! RECOVERY WEEK||02 Jan 21||09 Jan 21||£790||-||-||7 Nights|
|EARLY WINTER 2021 Short breaks 4th night 1/2 price||09 Jan 21||13 Feb 21||£720||£170||£180||3 Nights|
|FEBRUARY HALF TERM/Valentine Saturday to Saturday||13 Feb 21||27 Feb 21||£800||-||-||7 Nights|
|WINTER TO SPRING Possibly short breaks - enquire||27 Feb 21||03 Apr 21||£770||-||-||7 Nights|
|EASTER 2021 Saturday to Saturday||03 Apr 21||10 Apr 21||£850||-||-||7 Nights|
|SPRING 2021 Saturday to Saturday||10 Apr 21||01 May 21||£800||-||-||7 Nights|
|EARLY SUMMER 2021 Saturday to Saturday||01 May 21||26 Jun 21||£850||-||-||7 Nights|
|SUMMER 2021 Saturday to Saturday only||26 Jun 21||04 Sep 21||£920||-||-||7 Nights|
|SEPTEMBER 2021||04 Sep 21||02 Oct 21||£860||-||-||7 Nights|
|OCTOBER 2021||02 Oct 21||23 Oct 21||£810||-||-||7 Nights|
|HALF TERM OCTOBER 2021||23 Oct 21||30 Oct 21||£860||-||-||7 Nights|
*Whilst I maintain a 3 night minimum, I will consider requests for a 2 night stay with a late departure (your third evening) at a 10% reduction on the 3 night cost, in December with very flexible cancellation terms. For a straight two nights with normal departure time of 10 am it is a 3 night cost minus 25%. If you stay 4 nights, in the off season, the 4th night is half price on the normal rate. I will always give you the lowest price on the internet so if I have calculated less (I have done some complicated sums) on another site, that is what you get.
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. Check out if this is better than Transferwise perhaps. 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).