Terms & Conditions

This document sets out the terms upon which Vanessa Wills t/a The Stables agrees to allow you to occupy and use The Stables (of which details are set out on the booking form and on the website at www.hampshirehideway.co.uk) (the property) for the purpose of short term holiday accommodation.

1. Contract

This Contract will be entered into and will become binding upon when Vanessa Wills emails confirmation to you of a booking. This Contract shall be governed by and subject to the laws of England and Wales and any dispute arising between you and Vanessa Wills shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts in England and Wales.

2. Payment

A deposit of one half of the rental fee is payable if the booking is made more than thirteen weeks before the commencement of the rental. Non-payment of the balance of the rental on or before the due date shall be construed as a cancellation of the contract by the Customer. For bookings made less than thirteen weeks before the commencement of the rental the total rental fee is payable on booking. Payment can only be accepted via BACS or by cheque if it is denominated in sterling British pounds and received not less than two weeks before the commencement of the rental. All payments shall be made to Vanessa Wills at the address at the top of the Booking Form.

3. Cancellations

Any cancellation made by the Customer for whatever reason shall be in writing/email. If the booking is cancelled within two weeks of the arrival date, the entire rental fee will be forfeit. For cancellations made prior to two weeks before the arrival date, a percentage of the rental fee will be refundable, the percentage being calculated according to a sliding scale and increasing with the length of time between the date of cancellation and the arrival date. The amount of the cancellation fee constitutes Vanessa Wills’s reasonable estimate of her losses arising out of a cancellation. Vanessa Wills strongly recommends Customers to take out Cancellation Insurance.

4. Cancellation Insurance

Cancellation Insurance is not compulsory but we strongly recommend such insurance cover to protect against the cancellation penalty.

5. VAT

Vanessa Wills is not vat registered.

6. Period of Hire

Rentals commence, unless otherwise notified, at 3 p.m. on the day of arrival and terminates at 10 a.m. on the day of departure.

7. Number of Persons in the property

The number of persons occupying the property must not exceed the maximum number stipulated in the booking confirmation. Vanessa Wills reserves the right to refuse entry to the entire party if this condition is not observed.

8. Complaints

Should there be any cause for complaint during the occupation of the property, it must be notified promptly to Vanessa Wills and in the case of a serious problem confirmed in writing.

9. Care of the property

The Customer shall take all reasonable and proper care of the property and its furniture, pictures, fittings and effects in or on the property and leave them in the same state of repair and in the same clean and tidy condition at the end of the rental period as at the beginning.

Smoking is not permitted in The Stables.

The Customer undertakes not to do or permit anything on the premises which might cause a nuisance to the owner or neighbours. .

10. Breakages or damage

The Customer will be responsible, whether caused directly or indirectly by the Customer, for any damage or breakages to the property or its contents. In the event of damage to the property, the Customer will on an indemnity basis reimburse Vanessa Wills the cost of repairing the damage. In the case of breakages, the Customer will on an indemnity basis reimburse Vanessa Wills the cost of replacing (as new) or repairing the damaged item or items.

11. Pets

Regrettably pets are not accepted at The Stables.

12. Horses

Up to 2 horses are allowed in the adjoining paddock at an additional cost of £20 per horse per visit. The Customer is responsible for leaving the paddock in the manner in which it was found, which includes ‘picking up’. Notice of horses staying must be made 2 weeks in advance.

13. Liability

Vanessa Wills, her employees and agents will not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by the Customer or any member of the Customer’s party or to their property, except where such loss or damage is due to the negligence of Vanessa Wills, her employees or agents. In those circumstances, the liability of Vanessa Wills to you will be limited to the loss or damage which was a foreseeable result of such negligence. Except in the case of death or personal injury resulting from such negligence, Vanessa Wills’s total liability to you in respect of any breach of the terms and conditions or tort or other act or omission by Vanessa Wills, her servants or agents in connection with this agreement shall be limited in aggregate to the price agreed to be paid by the Customer for the right to use the property for the period agreed.

14. Right of entry

Vanessa Wills, her servants or agents shall be allowed the right of entry to the property at all reasonable times for purposes of inspection or to carry out any necessary repairs or maintenance.

15. Children

Guests must accept responsibility for the safety of their children.

16. Parking

Cars should be parked in the private drive of The Stables and not on the main Farmhouse.

17. Miscellaneous

These terms and conditions override and supersede all previous versions in any previous course of dealing between Vanessa Wills and the Customer. In the event of any inconsistency between these terms & conditions and any other literature whether found on The Stables website or otherwise, the provisions of these terms & conditions will prevail. If any of these terms & conditions is prohibited by law or judged by a court to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, the provisions shall to the extent required be severed from this agreement and rendered ineffective as far as possible without modifying the remaining provisions of this agreement and shall not in any way affect any other circumstances or of the validity or enforcement of these terms & conditions. Vanessa Wills does not warrant and is not responsible for the accuracy of any verbal information given or statements made by her or any of her servants or agents.