1. Period of Let
Letting commences at 4pm on the day of arrival and terminates at 10am on the day of departure. Lets are normally on a weekly basis (Fri – Fri) and the maximum period of let is 3 weeks. The cottage is let for holiday purposes only.
2. Deposit & Payment
A deposit of a third of the hire charge is payable when a booking is made. The balance of hire charge plus a refundable householder deposit shall be payable no later than 4 weeks before commencement of the letting period. If the balance is not received by this date then the Owners will be entitled to re-let for the period and the deposit forfeited by the Client.
For bookings made less then 4 weeks in advance, full payment is required at time of booking.
Should a cancellation be made by the Client, the Owners will seek to re-let the property for the period of time. If successful in doing so a full refund will be made, if not, the deposit will be forfeited by the Client. If cancellation occurs less than 4 weeks prior to hire and the Owners are unable to re-let for the period, then the entire fee will be forfeited by the Client.
If any of the services or appliances within the cottage are not available during the period booked, the Client will not be entitled to a refund.
If the cottage cannot be made available for the period booked due to a problem with the cottage (such as fire, internal flooding, boiler failure or fuse board failure), the whole of the hire charge will be refunded and the Client will have no further claim against the Owners. If, during a hire period, the Client cannot make use of the cottage due to such events then a part of the hire charge will be refunded, in proportion to the period that the cottage was not available for use, and the Client will have no further claim against the Owners.
If the cottage cannot be made available for all or part of the period booked due to events beyond the Owners control (such as an extended power outage over 24 hours, external flooding, or government restriction on visitors), any fees paid to date will be forfeited by the Client and the Client will have no further claim against the Owners.
In all such circumstances the Owners will endeavour to find alternative accommodation if the Client so wishes.
Use of electricity and heating oil, bed linen and towels are included in the weekly tariffs.
The number of person occupying the property should not exceed six (with the exception of infants in cots).
7. Breakages or Damage
For the benefit of the next clients staying in the cottage, please advise us of any breakage or damage that occurs during your stay. We do not charge for breakages or damage that occur as a result of normal use but reserve the right to demand payment for damage or breakages that occur as a result of reckless or deliberate misuse.
Taigh an Fasgaidh is a no smoking holiday cottage.
Up to 2 dogs are permitted at Taigh an Fasgaidh.
The Owners shall have no liability for any death, personal injury, damage or loss of personal property unless this results from our own negligence. The use of the property and its equipment is entirely at the Client’s risk.
11. Right of Entry
We reserve the right of entry to the property at all reasonable times for the purposes of inspection or to carry out necessary repairs or maintenance.
12. Complaints & Problems
Should there be any problems or cause for complaint during the period of letting, please contact the owners as soon as possible and we will attempt to rectify the problem.
13. Client Responsibility
The Client shall take reasonable and proper care of the property, its furniture, pictures, fittings and effects in or on the property. Please ensure that the cottage and its contents are left clean.
14. Coronavirus (COVID-19)
If any guest arrives at the property with symptoms of COVID-19, they should return home immediately. If any guest develops symptoms during their stay, or receives a positive test result during their stay, they will inform the Owners immediately. If any guest needs to self-isolate during their stay at the property, they will follow all current Scottish Government guidance. If a period of self-isolation at the property extends beyond the booked dates, the Client agrees to pay the full letting charge of the following week (and the week after that if the period extends that far).
If a prior guest is self-isolating at the property as a result of developing symptoms or receiving a positive test result during their stay, and this extends into the period of your stay, your booking will be cancelled at least 24 hours before your stay is due to start. In this instance, you will receive a full refund and will have no further claim against the Owners.
If there are COVID-related government restrictions around the property, or for the whole of Scotland, which prevent you from visiting on the date of your booking, the Owner will offer a full refund. If there are restrictions in your home region but not around the property, you will be able to rearrange your visit to an alternative available date but no refund will be offered.