Rimmers Farmhouse – Booking Terms and Conditions
Upon booking with Rimmers Farmhouse and or signing a contract you are deemed to have read in full and accepted the following Terms and Conditions:
Enquiries can be made via email to email@example.com or by calling 07904 182388
ID must be given before check in in the form of a valid passport or a current driving licence.
Booking & Payment Procedure
Full payment is due in advance of occupation, we ask for a 20% deposit at time of booking, along with £150 Returnable Security Deposit and the remaining balance 8 weeks before your stay. If there is less than 8 weeks before the start of the rental period the full amount plus Security Deposit is due at the time of booking. Credit card details will be held on file to cover any damages or other costs. Upon receipt of payment we will send you confirmation of your booking via email. You may extend your stay at any time, subject to availability. No extra fees are charged for last minute bookings.
Payment must be made in full, in advance by bank transfer or credit/debit card. All prices quoted are in UK Pounds Sterling and are correct at the time of publication. Payment must be made in UK Pounds Sterling. Bookings using a credit/debit card must be made by, or with the consent of the cardholder. Guests must be over 21 years old to make a booking with Rimmers Farmhouse.
Bookings for stays of more than 6 weeks are invoiced in 6 week blocks (42 nights). The first 6 weeks are due for payment at the time of booking. The next invoice (for the next 6 weeks) is due for payment no later than 28 days after check-in. Subsequent payments must be made every 28 days.
We reserve the right to take a holding deposit of £150 for any booking, this decision is made at our discretion.
Deposits are taken by way of a credit/debit card and are refunded once all keys are returned and the property is checked over for damages.
All bookings are non refundable. No refunds will be made for non-arrivals.
Depending on the reasons for your cancellation, you may be able to reclaim cancellation charges from your insurance company if you have taken out travel insurance. We strongly recommend that guests purchase adequate travel insurance. Regrettably, for the reasons given above, we have to treat any curtailment of your stay as a cancellation.
IF WE CANCEL YOUR BOOKING
In exceptional circumstances it may be necessary for us (Rimmers Farmhouse) to cancel a booking, in the event of this we shall make all reasonable efforts to offer a suitable alternative within our property portfolio, if we cannot offer alternative accommodation we will provide a full refund for the dates we cannot accommodate.
Amendments to Bookings
IF THE GUEST AMENDS A BOOKING
If a guest wishes to amend a booking (dates of stay, accommodation required, check in/out time), we will make all reasonable efforts to comply with the request(s) however the guest will be charged for any additional charges incurred. If the guest makes amendments to the booking once the stay has commenced we may not be able to comply with the request(s). If on any occasion the guest vacates the apartment early and wishes to terminate the remainder of their stay, this must be confirmed in writing and the keys be returned on the new agreed check-out date. – We accept no liability for loss, damage or expense and cannot guarantee reimbursement of any costs incurred. Similarly in the event of keys not being returned upon check-out, we reserve the right to charge guests for lock replacement, key replacement, building/car park fob replacement.
IF WE AMEND A BOOKING
Rimmers Farmhouse reserves the right to make any changes or amendments to any booking at any time. If it is necessary to amend a booking, we will make every effort to accommodate a suitable alternative. We are not obliged to provide any reimbursement or compensation.
Facilities & Services
Note: No items are to be removed from any rooms in the property or dismantled in any way. Furniture is not to be moved within the property.
We cannot be held responsible for failure or interruption of services within or outside of the property – this includes utilities, appliances and communications (includes but is not limited to Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Dishwasher, Television, Broadband, Wi-Fi, Electricity, Water, and Heating). We cannot be held responsible for inconveniences such as noise, access or supply of services caused by engineering or repair works within or in another part of the property.
If there is an interruption to any services, once we receive notification, we will use all reasonable efforts to rectify the issue within a reasonable period of time.
We reserve the right to add or remove any of its services without prior notice.
We endeavour to have the property cleaned and ready for new guests by the check in time, however on rare occasions and in the event of staff shortage there may be a delay in cleaning. In the event of this, guests will be given access to the property from the check in time and the property will be cleaned as soon as possible. No compensation will be given for this.
Wireless broadband (Wi-Fi) is available in the property and is provided free of charge. We cannot guarantee connectivity at any given time; however we endeavour to maintain the hardware and connection within the building. If there is a fault with the hardware provided (wireless router) we will give support and maintenance. If the fault is deemed to be with the guests hardware/devices, support will not be available.
A maid service is provided for stays of more than 10 nights. This service includes refreshing the bed linen and towels. This does not include washing up or loading and unloading of the dishwasher (where applicable). We shall endeavour to give notice of our intention to attend, but cannot guarantee this. We are unable to service the property where the floors and surfaces are covered with personal effects.
EMERGENCY CALL OUTS
The emergency number is provided to give guests a direct line to a assistance out of office hours, this number is only to be used for emergencies (Flood, Fire, Power Cut, and Lost Keys). If the number is used for any non-emergency reason, we reserve the right to charge the guest a call out fee of £150.00.
LUGGAGE & MAIL STORAGE
We do not provide any storage facilities for luggage or personal belongings, including post or packages. We cannot under any circumstances accept any of these items. We do not provide keys to the post box, the post boxes are checked regularly and if requested, post will be delivered to the apartment, otherwise it is returned. There is no mail forwarding service if the guest has checked out already.
NUMBER OF OCCUPANTS
The number of persons permitted to occupy the property is limited to the number of beds (ie a 1 bed sleeps two, a 2 bed sleeps four). The property cannot be re-let/sublet to any other group/party without the written approval of Rimmers Farmhouse. Under no circumstances may more than the maximum number of persons specified in the property description, or the reservation, occupy the property. We reserve the right to refuse admittance or terminate the stay in the property to the hirer and their party if they are in breach of this condition and to charge for each additional guest.
The number of beds available for use within the property is restricted to the number of guests booked on the reservation (ie one guest may use up to one bed and two guests may use up to two beds only). It is not acceptable, without good reason, for guests to use numerous beds (ie two guests using three or four beds). We reserve the right to assume that additional guest/s have been given access to the property to sleep overnight and we reserve the right to amend the accommodation charges. This decision is entirely at our discretion and evidence will be collected.
Check in, Check out & Return of Keys
Check in is from 3.00pm. Checkout is by 10.00am.
IN THE EVENT OF KEYS NOT BEING RETURNED, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHARGE GUESTS FOR LOCK REPLACEMENT, KEY REPLACEMENT, BUILDING FOB REPLACEMENT, CAR PARK FOB REPLACEMENT – £150 and a further £50 for the second set of keys
If there is a delay in departing, Rimmers Farmhouse reserves the right to charge for an additional night’s stay for every day the keys are not returned (in the case of long term bookings, the guest will be charged until the end of the next payment cycle).
In the event of a late check-out or refusal to vacate the property by the booked check-out time, we reserve the right to remove all persons and property from the property. Any items left in the property past the agreed departure time are left at the owners risk – we accept no responsibility for these items and reserve the right to remove and store them.
Lost property is kept in storage for no longer than 30 days and safekeeping is not guaranteed. Lost property can be posted back to you at your own cost with prior agreement and Rimmers Farmhouse will not accept any liability for any items that go missing.
All guests are given one or two sets of keys (and fobs etc) depending on the number of keys requested.
Damages to Property & Payment of Additional Charges
Valid credit/debit card details must be supplied at the time of booking, in the event of damages to the property these card details will be used to charge the appropriate amount. We reserve the right to deduct from the relevant credit/debit card, without prior notice, all amounts chargeable under these conditions.
The property should be left in a reasonable state on departure, if (at our absolute discretion) we consider additional specialist cleaning is required (for example carpet cleaning to remove a stain), or an excessive amount of time to return the property to its previous state (eg glitter, excessive makeup) we will charge an additional fee of £150.00. When the duration of the booking is in excess of 28 days, a discretionary final cleaning charge of up to £150 may be charged. If the property is deemed unfit for occupation, you will be obliged to pay compensation to us for loss of revenues in addition to the costs of cleaning and repair.
We reserve the right to charge £250 (in addition to the general cleaning charges) for specialist cleaning to the property and/or its contents where it is left in an exceptionally bad condition or if we believe smoking has taken place in the property.
Damages to the property or contents must be paid in full by you. In the event of any breakages or damage discovered whilst your stay or after you vacate, we will notify you by e-mail or telephone immediately or within 10 days of your departure, providing a detailed breakdown of the damage and where is possible a cost of rectification. Where possible, photographic evidence will also be supplied. It is your responsibility to check all items and that there is no damage to these items. Condition reports can also be provided at the beginning and at the end of the accommodation period if requested. Nothing in these terms and conditions limits or excludes our liability for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or for any damage or liability incurred by you as a result of fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation by us or any liability that cannot by law be excluded.
Subject to the above, we shall not be liable for any loss of profits, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and/or similar losses, loss of anticipated savings, loss of goods, loss of contract, loss of use, loss of corruption of data or information, or any special, indirect, consequential or pure economic loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses.
If you are booking for, as or on behalf of a business or business employee, that business shall indemnify us against all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages and losses (including any direct or indirect consequential losses, loss of profit, loss of reputation and all interest, penalties and legal and other reasonable professional costs and expenses) suffered or incurred by us arising out of or in connection with your, or your businesses, breach or negligent performance or non-performance of these terms and conditions. If you are booking for, as or on behalf of a business or business employee, our total liability in contract, tort(including negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise arising in connection with the performance or contemplated performance of your booking shall be limited to the fees paid to us under your booking. We shall not be liable for any failure or delay in performance of our obligations which results directly or indirectly from any cause or circumstance which is beyond our reasonable control, including (but not exclusively) act of God, outbreak of hostilities, riot, civil disturbance, acts of terrorism, revolution, the act of any government or authority (including but not limited to refusal or revocation of any licence or consent),fire, flood, lightning, explosion, fog or bad weather, interruption or failure of a utility service (including but not limited to electricity, gas, water or telecommunications), renovations undertaken at the property, strikes, lockouts or boycotts, embargo, blockade.
Other than in relation to death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or any other liability that by law cannot be excluded or restricted, our liability to you in relation to these conditions is limited to the higher of (i) GBP £1,000; and (ii) the value of the booking made with us.
Within 14 days of any deduction of any additional charges from a debit / credit card, we will provide you by e-mail or otherwise with a breakdown of the additional charges. In relation to any additional charges. The hirer is responsible for taking all reasonable care of the property and its contents. The property and all equipment, utensils, furniture etc. must be left clean and tidy at the end of the hire period, except in the case of normal wear and tear. The hirer will be responsible for making good any damage to the apartment or its contents which has occurred due to negligence, wilful damage or irresponsible behaviour on the part of those occupying the apartment or their guests. Such damage must be reported, without delay, to our office. The cost of the repair or replacement must be paid to Rimmers Farmhouse. Should an apartment require a deep clean due to misuse or smoking then an additional charge of up to £250.00 will be incurred by the guest. The hirer responsible for booking undertakes that no person will suffer anything to be done which would endanger the policy of our insurers in respect of the apartment and its contents which might make the same void or avoidable.
Rimmers Farmhouse provides parking; the parking will be available from 3pm on the day of arrival and must be vacated by 10.00 am on the day of departure unless otherwise agreed in writing at the time of the booking with Rimmers Farmhouse.
If there is a delay in departing Rimmers Farmhouse reserves the right to charge for an additional night’s stay.
We will not be liable for the theft of or damage to your vehicle or its contents.
We cannot be held responsible for any theft and/or damage of your personal belongings during your stay in the property. Therefore you are advised to ensure you have appropriate insurances in place.
All warranties, conditions and other terms implied by statute or common law or otherwise are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from any contract with us and these conditions shall apply in their place.
We regret that we cannot accept liability for any loss, damage or additional expense where the booking needs to be altered or cancelled or we are unable to perform our contractual obligations.
As a result of events of ‘force majeure’. In these booking conditions ‘force majeure’ means any event which could not have been reasonably foreseen, or the consequences could not have been reasonably avoided, by us or the suppliers of the relevant services in question, even with the exercise of all due care. Such events may include war or threat of war, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or man-made disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions, and all similar events outside our or the relevant suppliers’ control. Nothing in these terms and conditions shall affect your statutory rights if you are a consumer.
Law & Jurisdiction
These conditions and terms of contract and all matters arising there from are subject to the law of England and Wales and in the event of dispute; the client will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
Termination by Rimmers Farmhouse
Rimmers Farmhouse has the right to terminate a booking at any time on the grounds of partying, playing loud music, general nuisance behaviour, abusive behaviour whether verbal or physical to staff or neighbours, mistreatment of the property, non payment or criminal activity on the part of those occupying the property or their guests. In such circumstances, Rimmers Farmhouse is not obliged to provide or locate alternative accommodation. The period of notice is at the discretion of Rimmers Farmhouse.
Injury or Loss
Rimmers Farmhouse cannot be held responsible for any personal injury to any guests while in the property. Nor can we be held responsible for loss or damage to personal effects howsoever arising at the accommodation. Neither we, nor our representatives, can be held responsible for any circumstances beyond our control including, but not limited to, mechanical breakdown, illness or failure of any public service supply.
Rights of Access
Representatives of Rimmers Farmhouse or their subcontractors have the right of access to the property at any time, with due regard to the convenience of the hirer, for the purpose of inspection of the property and to carry out any essential repair or maintenance work.
Pets are allowed by prior arrangement only and is limited to 3 dogs, if this is ignored and more than 3 animals are brought to the property Rimmers Farmhouse reserves the right to refuse entry and cancel the booking, no refund will be available. The client is liable for any infringement of this rule. Rimmers Farmhouse has the right to terminate your stay, if they deem such behaviour has occurred. In the event of such a breach, No refund will be made if such behaviour is deemed to have occurred.
Smoking is not permitted in the property. A surcharge of £250 will be made if evidence of smoking is discovered in the property.
We do not expect and certainly do not want dissatisfied customers, but in the event that you are not entirely satisfied with the service offered, you should notify any complaint to our office within 24 hours after departure to Rimmers Farmhouse by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will take all reasonable steps to settle the problem. Rimmers Farmhouse shall not have any liability for any complaint submitted after the completion of the rental period.
All information supplied by Rimmers Farmhouse, is given in good faith and is based on information available at the time. All reasonable measures have been taken to ensure the accuracy of any statement made either in writing or otherwise, but Rimmers Farmhouse is not liable for any variation however caused. Rimmers Farmhouse have the right to add or remove any of its services or facilities without prior notice.
Interest on overdue invoices shall accrue from the date when payment becomes due, From day to day, until the date of payment, at a rate of 4% above TSB Bank base rate in force at the time and shall accrue at such a rate after, as well as before any judgement.
Security of Tenure
The property is occupied as a Holiday Let and on this basis no rights of tenancy are created, it is are exempt from security of tenure under the Rent Act. Rimmers Farmhouse reserves the right to access the property and or terminate your stay at any time without prior notice if it deems necessary.
Usage & Nuisance Behaviour
The property cannot under any circumstances be used for partying, playing loud music or general nuisance behaviour. Guests must have regard for neighbours. Rimmers Farmhouse reserve the right to terminate your stay if they deem such behaviour has occurred. In the event of such a breach, no refund will be made, if such behaviour is deemed to have occurred an additional fee of £250 will be charged. An additional fee of £150 will be charged for any extra cleaning to the property. The number of people permitted to occupy each property is limited to the number of beds.
HEN/STAG & GROUP BOOKINGS
We do not knowingly accept bookings of this nature. Group bookings will be required to give a reason for their stay. If the booking is allowed and guests are found to be holding parties of any kind, you will be evicted immediately with no refunds due & a fee of £250 will be charged.
Use of the property for any behaviour deemed by the management of Rimmers Farmhouse to be inappropriate or illegal will result in the immediate eviction of all guests without refund and, where necessary, reporting to the local police force for further investigation.
Reasonable care has been taken that the content of our website (and/or other means of promotion or advertising) is correct but it is subject to amendment at any time without notice. All content on our website (and/or other means of promotion or advertising) is published in good faith. We do not warrant that the content of our website (and/or other means of promotion or advertising) accurately or completely describe the property. Our web site may link to other web sites and we are not responsible for the data policies, content or security of these web sites. You should note the following points about the property:
- Our website (and/or other means of promotion or advertising) may contain a plan of the layout of the property. The plan will only be a general representation of the accommodation. Actual unit size, design, fixtures, furnishings and facilities may vary from those shown on the plan; Rimmers Farmhouse have the right to add or remove any of its services or facilities without prior notice.
- The number of people permitted to occupy the property is limited to the number of beds. If the number of people permitted to occupy the property is exceeded, we may refuse access to the accommodation and reserve the right to charge for additional guests.
- You and your party must comply with any rules and regulations set by us. We recommend that you take time to familiarise yourself with the safety procedures in the property and local area, paying particular attention to fire evacuation details and security.
- You and the other members of your party are responsible for payment of rental, any charges made for use of facilities, such as additional laundry services, and for any other fees levied by us for the use of amenities.
- Where internet or broadband connectivity is available, you agree to use such services in a responsible manner and not for any illegal or immoral purpose.
- We shall use reasonable endeavours to retain any items left in apartments for up to 1 month after the guest’s departure date. Please email email@example.com for enquiries relating to any lost items.
- For further information about Rimmers Farmhouse please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All promotional codes promoted and distributed by Rimmers Farmhouse via web/email/print/phone are subject to change/expiry/refusal at any time. Rimmers Farmhouse reserves the right to change/refuse the details of promotions without notice. All valid promotions/discounts are added to the order before payment when booking; this allows clients to see whether or not the promotion has been added to the order. Rimmers Farmhouse cannot apply discount/promotional codes for bookings over the phone or after the order has been placed.
Included As Standard
Rimmers Farmhouse often provide toiletries and condiments on arrival, these are complementary and provided at the discretion of Rimmers Farmhouse. Toiletries, condiments etc will not be replenished throughout the stay; it is not the responsibility of Rimmers Farmhouse to provide such items.
As standard, Rimmers Farmhouse will often (but is not obliged to) provide the following on arrival; Sample of washing up liquid, one toilet roll per bathroom, one dishwasher tablet, one jay cloth, one bin bag, selection of toiletries, complimentary condiments.
Acceptance of Terms and Conditions / Contract of Hire
All bookings are subject to these terms and conditions that are deemed to have been accepted in full by the hirer and all persons in the party. Payment of deposit and/or apartment fee also indicates acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.