Bowland Breaks

Terms and Conditions

BOWLAND BREAKS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


The following Terms and Conditions apply to all bookings made at this Holiday Let
Accommodation.
We kindly ask that you take a moment to read them prior to making a Booking.
In these Terms and Conditions the following definitions apply:


  1. Bowland Breaks Luxury Holiday Cottages

The contract for a short-term holiday rental will be between “Company” or “we” means NRS Contracts Ltd (company no: 0435752) whose registered office is at HWR Accountants


410/414
Blackpool Road, Ashton on Ribble, Preston. PR2 2DX. And the person making the booking and all members of the holiday party (referred to as “you” , “your” or “hirer”) in the following booking conditions, the law of England and Wales will govern the contract. The contract of hire is not effective until we have received the deposit. The contract will be subject to these booking conditions, and must be compiled with. The party leader must be 18 years of age at the time of the booking and the booking form must list names, addresses and ages of your party.

Duration and Times of Lettings

You should not arrive before 4pm on the commencement date, and leave by 10am on the day of departure. Failure to do so will result in you being charged a further full day’s rental. You must not use the property except for the purpose of a holiday during the holiday period, and not for any other purpose or longer period. The agreement to stay in the property for the holiday period, does not create a relationship of Landlord and Tenant between the parties. You shall not be entitled to a new tenancy, or to any assured short hold or assured tenancy or any statutory protection under the
Housing Act 1988 or other statutory security of tenure now or at the end of the Holiday
Period.

2.Booking Procedure

Whilst we are prepared to consider requests for reservations of the properties, the
confirmation of a reservation shall not render us liable in the event that the property is unavailable for occupation during the period reserved and no contract will arise between us and you otherwise than in accordance with the following provisions of these terms.

Booking Form

All applications to book holidays in the property must be submitted by you to us. The
booking form must be fully completed by you and must be accompanied by payment of the booking fee/ deposit. The amount of the booking fee shall be as follows:


If the booking fee is submitted more than 30 days or more before the commencement of the requested holiday letting period – 30% of the full amount is payable in respect of the letting . If the booking fee is submitted is less than 56 days before the commencement of the requested holiday letting period –the full amount is payable in respect of the whole of the letting period. In the event we decline an application, the full amount of the booking fee will be refunded to you. In the event that an application is accepted, the booking fee will be retained by us and treated as a payment in account of the amount payable in respect of the letting.

Acceptance of an application

The contract between us and you for the letting of the property shall arise upon us giving written confirmation of acceptance of your application (which at our discretion may be dispatched by pre –paid post or electronically to any email address provided by you in the booking form) or upon us having obtained clear funds in respect of the application fee whichever is the later.

  1. Charges

a minimum length of stay, deposit, cancellation charge and other conditions may apply to certain rates, as specified. Price lists for room rates, additional items, such as pamper packages, welcome pack etc., are on display at relevant locations within the Accommodation and are available on request from the owner.

  1. Payment

an advanced payment of 30% is payable at the time of booking. The balance of the rent is due 56 days before your arrival date. Failure to pay Non-payment of the sum payable on the due date – 56 days before arrival date may be treated as a cancellation of your booking and we will be entitled to re-let the property without reference
to the client.

  1. Cancellation Policy and No Shows

The Hirer is advised to arrange holiday insurance to give protection in the event that the Hirer is unable, for any reason, to take up the holiday accommodation at the agreed time. The Hirer should notify the Company NRS Contracts Ltd. of any cancellation by telephone immediately and confirm in writing within four days. The cancellation policy of Bowland Breaks Luxury Holiday Cottages is


A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than
sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within 30 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment and reservation deposit.
Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent.
Failure to pay the balance when due will result in us treating the booking as cancelled.

  1. Changes or Cancellation by the Company

Very occasionally we may need to cancel your Booking. In such circumstances you will be given a full refund, if payment has already been received. But we shall have no further liability to you arising out of such cancellation.

Changes to Bookings

We will consider any requests to change dates after confirmation has been issued. We reserve the right to charge an administration fee of £25 in the event a change of booking is made.

  1. Hot Tub -the use of the hot tub is optional and extra charge and you need to request use at least 72 hours prior to your arrival. We also ask you read, sign and return the hot tub safety guidance notes which are emailed to you prior to arrival as well as the risk assesment. In the event of the hot tub not working due to mechanical breakage we
    will refund up to £30 per days stay when not in use. Hot tub is for use by named guests staying in the cottage.
  2. Electrical Items / EV Charging/E bikes

We currently do not have the facility in the cottages for EV car charging, please note that using a domestic supply via an open window/door is strictly prohibited. The nearest EV charging points are Starbucks at Bluebell Way, JCT31A M6 or Tesco Clitheroe.

We cannot allow the charging of electric scooters or e-bike batteries in the cottages in any circumstances – given the recent cases of house fires.

Guest’s own electrical items: It is only to be expected that guests will bring
various small electrical items with them. However these have not been PAT tested and in event of causing a fire, our insurance may be invalid, and if so guests would be liable in full.

We have seen recent cases in the press of plugged in baby monitors and phone chargers left on beds causing fires and would expect guests to ensure that their own small personal electrical appliances are switched off and unplugged when guests are out of the cottage. Power hungry items such as portable air conditioning units or any form of room heating device may not be brought and used in the cottages in any circumstances without prior written consent and will incur an additional charge for electricity usage.

  1. Candles and Deep Fat Fryers

Candles and deep fat fryers are strictly forbidden in our cottages.

  1. Guest must not travel if they or any member of their group are unwell and showing signs of COVID-19 SYMPTOMS, If a guest is displaying symptoms of Covid-19 whilst staying in the cottage for a permitted reason they should inform the accommodation provider, immediately self-isolate where they are to minimize any risk of transmission, and request a test. If you are confirmed to have COVID-19 you should return home if you reasonably can. If a guest cannot reasonably return home (for example because you are not well enough to travel or do not have the means
    to arrange transport) your circumstances should be discussed with an appropriate health care professional and if necessary, the local authority. Guests should follow government guidelines on dealing with possible or confirmed Coronavirus(Covid-19) infection.


In the event of this happening you will be liable to pay for all affected bookings as a result of your extended stay.

Our Coronavirus/Pandemic Booking Promise

We want to make sure your booking with Bowland Breaks Luxury Holiday Cottages is as
hassle-free and fair to all as it possibly can be. As an enhancement to our usual T&C’s we are adding some great flexibility to your booking. Should your stay be impacted be either a lockdown local to you, you test positive for Coronavirus, or any illness declared a pandemic from our National Government, we won’t
hold you to your stay and you will be able to move your deposit/payment in full to new dates within 12 months or we will issue you a full refund.
If you move your stay with us from low to high season (November to August for example),
we will
request the difference in cost from you as the cost to visit Bowland Breaks Luxury Holiday Cottages varies. We will need some simple confirmation like a screen shot of a self isolation notice and/ or positive test letter/email/text. Sorry if it sounds harsh to ask for evidence but you would be amazed how many people
developed symptoms when the weather forecast was poor! For all other events including generic illness or bereavement, our usual T&C’s will apply (see above) but we want you to be assured that the hassles of the recent pandemic won’t harm your stay at Bowland Breaks Luxury Holiday Cottages in anyway.


  1. Security/Breakages Deposit

For all cottages a security/breakages deposit (by cheque or debit/credit card authorisation) is
required to
be held at the time of final payment. The security/breakages deposit for Bowland Breaks
Luxury Holiday Cottages is £150 if you pay using a credit or debit card your card will
automatically be pre-authorised for the security deposit.
The deposit is NOT applied toward the rent; however, it is fully refundable within 10 days of departure, provided the following provisions are met:
No damage is done to the property or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear.
No charges are incurred due to illegal activity, pets or collection of rents or services rendered
during the
stay.
All debris, rubbish are placed in rubbish bins, and soiled
dishes are placed
in the dishwasher and cleaned. Pet waste a and refuse waste must be placed in appropriate
bags.


All keys are returned to the owner and the property is locked. Lost keys will be charged at £15 per key.

All charges accrued during the stay are paid for prior to departure.
No linens are lost or damaged

  1. Left behind belongings

We ask you to check everywhere before you lock up to ensure you have all your personal belongings. On occasion when asked we can post out left behind items subject to the postage cost  plus and an administrative fee of £15.


September 2023