Please read our terms & conditions of booking below, as your booking constitutes acceptance of these terms. Thank you.
COVID-19 Update (15/05/20)
During this period of uncertainty, and whilst travel restrictions remain in place, we are endeavouring to ensure that we provide options for all our customers regarding existing bookings. We have already allocated new dates or provided travel credit to all customers with bookings prior to the 30th of June. For all existing bookings after 1st July (this does not include bookings placed after lockdown, 23/03/20), customers who wish to defer their holiday should contact us directly.
For customers wishing to place future bookings, we are currently accepting bookings from 4th July 2020. Should government restrictions remain in place, we will offer new dates to all customers, charging a one-off administration fee of £25. We will not be able to offer a refund. If the same week is chosen in 2021, then the price will remain the same. If a different week is chosen, the booking will be amended to reflect the new price. Deposit payments will be carried forward with the booking. This also applies to any bookings made post lockdown (23/03/20) that are affected by continued restrictions.
In all cases we will try to ensure that customers are provided with a holiday option that works for them. We miss hosting our lovely customers, and very much hope it will not be too long before we can welcome our guests again.
Booking & Payment Details
To confirm a booking we require a deposit of 25%. You must make sure this reaches us within 24 hours of booking online, via email or telephone reservation. Upon receipt of your deposit, we will send you a confirmation receipt and full details of your booking including cottage, dates, directions, check in times, etc.. This constitutes a contract between you & Olde Blue Bell Cottages. The balance must be paid 7 weeks prior to the start of your holiday. Where a booking is made within 7 weeks of the stay, the full balance is due at the time of booking.
The price of the accommodation includes for water, gas, electricity, hot water, central heating, bed linen, and cleaning. There are no added extras.
The number of people occupying the accommodation shall not exceed the number specified on your booking.
Pets & No Smoking Policy
We operate a strict no smoking policy. Dogs are allowed in all our cottages and there is a simple one-off £10 fee per dog. We are happy to accept 3 dogs per cottage, however if you wish to bring additional dogs this must be agreed with Olde Blue Bell Cottages directly prior to booking. The number of dogs must be specified on the booking.
Arrival & Departure
Your accommodation will be available to you from 2.30pm on the day of arrival, unless otherwise arranged.
Please be ready to leave the accommodation by 10.00am on the day of departure, to give us adequate time to prepare for subsequent guests. Please try to leave the accommodation as clean and tidy as possible. Thank you.
Damages & Breakages
Please take care with our properties. You are responsible and liable for any breakages or damages which you cause to the accommodation or its contents. Please report these as soon as they occur. We do not charge for minor breakages, but we may send you an invoice for repair or making good if the damage or breakage is significant.
You are responsible for leaving the accommodation secure when you leave it unoccupied during the period of the let.
If you are compelled to cancel your holiday more than 7 weeks before the start of the holiday your deposit will be refunded, less an administration charge of £50. Should cancellation take place less than 7 weeks before the start of the holiday the rental is payable in full. It is therefore recommended that you consider taking out suitable holiday cancellation insurance which is inexpensive and can be obtained from any good insurance broker.
We do not accept any liability for any damage, loss or injury to any member of your party or any vehicles or possessions, unless proven to be caused by a negligent act by ourselves or our employees or contractors whilst acting in the course of employment.
Non-availability of Accommodation
If for any reason the property is not available due to circumstances beyond our control (e.g. by fire damage or some services fault) then we would refund all monies paid by you for the holiday.
Complaints & Breach
We hope that you will have a wonderful holiday, however, if you do have a problem or complaint please contact us straight away so we can try and put it right immediately for you. We cannot accept claims after you have returned home. We reserve the right to terminate the contract without notice or refund for a breach of these ‘terms and conditions’
Tel: 015395 64809
Mobile: 0771 7171283
Contact: Mary Davies, The Olde Blue Bell, Heversham, Milnthorpe, Cumbria LA7 7RA