Terms and Conditions for Booking

The Owners are Sarah and Charles Smith of Midland Farm, Norton Wood, HR4 7BP, (hereafter referred to as the ‘Owners’).

The Property consists of the yurt and the shepherds hut, decking, and the immediate surrounding grass area. (hereafter referred to as the “Property”).

1. Booking and payment

1.1 The cost of the Yurt and shepherds hut is displayed on the Availability page on the web site. There is a minimum stay of two nights unless agreed first in writing via email by the Owners.
1.2 The yurt sleeps four people. The Owners’ permission must be obtained in writing via email at the time of the booking for more than four guests.
1.3 Stag nights and hen nights are not catered for.
1.4 The dates of your booking will be held upon payment of a non-refundable deposit of 50%. Deposits are only payable when booking more than 10 weeks in advance of your check in date.
1.5 Any booking less than 10 weeks in advance of your check in date must be paid in full immediately.

1.6 On receipt of the deposit a booking confirmation will be sent to you via email. If you have not received your booking confirmation within reasonable time, please notify us as soon as possible.

1.7 Where a deposit has been paid, full balance of payment will be due 10 weeks in advance of your check in date and a reminder will be sent to you two weeks prior to this date by email. If you are unable to pay the balance before the stated due date, you will forfeit your deposit and your booking will be cancelled.

2. Cancellation

2.1 Cancellation by you at any time will result in your deposit being forfeited, as all deposits are non-refundable.

2.2 All monies paid for a holiday (deposit and balance) are non-refundable within 10 weeks before check in date.

2.3 Cancellation of any holiday after it has been paid in full and at a date 10 weeks or more in advance of your check in date, will result in forfeiture of your deposit (or an amount equivalent where one was not paid as the holiday was paid in full) and the balance returned to you.

2.4 Cancellation insurance is available but will be a third party arrangement and not involve the Owner in any way.

2.5 If the location of your booking is inaccessible due to adverse conditions your booking can be deferred to a later date subject to availability and at discretion of the Owner.

3. Alterations

3.1 Alterations to your booking can only be made more than 10 weeks prior to the check in date, after which time alterations will be treated as cancellation. All alterations are subject to availability and at the discretion of the Owners.

3.2 Differences in the total amount payable resulting from alterations will be refunded to you in the case of a decrease in price and paid by you in the case of increases in price.

4. Complaints

In the event that you have any complaint about your stay, please notify us as soon as possible and we will use all reasonable endeavours to resolve the issue.

5. Pricing

Prices on the website are not binding, but costs stated in any booking confirmation email you receive from us will be honoured as shown.

6. Information

Information on the Midland Farm website is correct to the best of our knowledge, but circumstances outside of our control may cause it to become inaccurate. We apologise for any inconvenience that may result from this.

7. Liability

7.1 The Owners accept no liability for accident, loss of property or personal injury whilst on your stay.

7.2 The Owners will not be liable for any act, neglect or default on the part of the Owners or any other person not within their employ or otherwise under their control, nor for any accident, damage, loss, injury, expense or inconvenience, whether to person or property, which the Guest or any other person may suffer or incur arising out of, or in any way connected with the rental. In addition, the Owners accept no liability for loss of or damage to the Guest’s possessions on the Owners’ property or land.

7.3 The use of, ponds, climbing trees, pony rides and any other activity on the Owners land is the responsibility of the Guest and is done so at their own risk.

8. Pets

Pets are only permitted with the prior consent of the Owners in writing via email prior to booking.

Where pets are permitted they must be well behaved, clean, and kept under control and on a lead. Pets must not be left in the Property unsupervised as this could result in damage to the Property and distress to the animal(s). A weekly charge may be made for each pet.

The Owners reserve the right to terminate the booking without warning if in the opinion of the Owners pets are badly behaved. This may include but is not limited to being noisy, aggressive, chasing other animals (the site has free range ducks and chickens) or not properly house trained.

The pet’s owner must clean up any mess by disposing of it in plastic bags (not supplied).

What constitutes bad behaviour by a pet is at the sole discretion of the Owners whose decision is final. No refunds will be given where a booking is terminated due to bad pet behaviour.

Any damage caused by pets must be paid for.

9. The Holiday – Guest Conditions of occupancy and Conduct

9.1 The Guests have the right to occupy the Property for the paid for holiday period only (within the meaning of Schedule 1 Paragraph 9 of the Housing Act 1988).

9.2 Guests undertake to behave in a proper, appropriate and legal manner with due respect to the Owner, the Property and other guests and their property. If any guest behaves inappropriately or improperly (of which the Owner will be the final judge on their Property), or illegally, the Owner reserves the right to ask the guest and their party (at their discretion) to leave the Property before the end of the holiday period. Any refund for so doing will be at the entire discretion of the Owner. In addition, the Owner reserves the right to sue the guest for any loss, damage or injury caused to the Owner, the Property or to other guests and/or their property.

10. Breach of Terms and Conditions

10.1 If there is a breach of any of these conditions by the Guest or any of their party, the Owners reserve the right to re-enter the Property and end the holiday and ask the Guest and their party to leave in addition to their other rights specified in these terms and conditions.

10.2 Ending the booking by the Owners does not affect the Owners other rights and remedies.

11 Governing Law and Jurisdiction

Any dispute will be governed by the non-exclusive law and jurisdiction of the English or Scottish Courts depending on the location of the Property.

12. Authority to Sign

The person who pays for the booking certifies that:

he or she is authorised to agree these Terms and Conditions on behalf of all persons staying, including those substituted or added at a later date;
the signatory is over eighteen years of age;
they agree to take responsibility for the party occupying the Property, and to notify the Owners if they are not a member of the holiday party.

13. Discrepancies

In case of a discrepancy between these Booking Conditions and any other literature, these Booking Conditions shall prevail.

14. Validity clause

In the event that a court finds that a condition in these Booking Conditions is illegal or void, the illegal or void provision will be severed from the remainder of the Booking Conditions, which will continue to be valid and have full force and effect.

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