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Terms & Conditions
These terms and conditions (together with those stated or reasonably implied anywhere on any other page of the Balranald Cottage website ) apply to all holidays at Balranald Cottage .
We are Jimmy Ferguson and Louise Ferguson either individually or jointly
You are the hirer, the person named on the booking form we send to you.
You must be 18 or more years of age to make a booking. You shall be responsible for complying with these terms and conditions subject to any variation thereto agreed in writing between you and us.
You confirm your booking once initial 20% payment is made.
The balance of the total amount payable for your holiday is due six weeks prior to the date on which your holiday is to begin.
For bookings made two calendar months or less before the start of your holiday, the full amount payable for your holiday is required to be paid at reservation.
If you wish to cancel please let us know, by phone or email,any cancellation will be subject to the following terms:
We shall be entitled to cancel your hire if on a previous occasion of hiring a property owned by us you failed significantly and materially to observe the terms and conditions attached to that hire. In the event of such cancellation we will repay to you all of monies we have received from you for the cancelled hire, less any monies due to us and outstanding in respect of the previous hire.
You shall be responsible for the actions of yourself and any member of your party. Your party includes any person invited or admitted to Balranald Cottage by you or any person in your party.
You and each member of your party must comply with our reasonable instructions regarding the security and good management of The Barn or with respect to a neighbour’s property, and responsible for consequences of failing to do so.
You must take reasonable care of Balranald Cottage and leave it clean and tidy at the end of your holiday. You will be charged the cost of making good any damage (fair wear and tear excepted) including excessive soiling of carpets, upholstery or other damage or loss caused or permitted by you or a member of your party.
You are responsible for antisocial, un-neighbourly, reckless or criminal conduct by you or a member of your party during your occupation of Balranald Cottage.
Period of hire, Occupation
The period of hire shall be from 1600hrs on the first day of hire stated on the booking form you return to us, to 1200hrs on the last day of hire.
You must, at the time of booking, intend to occupy Balranald cottage for the full period of hire. If subsequently you do not expect to arrive before 2400hrs on the first day, or if it becomes necessary for you to leave before 0600hrs on the last day, you must inform us of the circumstances as soon as possible.
You and your party must vacate Balranald Cottage no later than 12pm on the final day of your holiday, failing which you will be liable for a late departure fee of £30.
You are responsible for paying the all monies due for the hire of Balranald Cottage, and any other sums due under these terms and conditions.
You shall pay be liable for any electricity costs incurred greater than £20/week.
Any difficulties or complaints should be brought to our attention as soon as possible, so that the problem can be remedied. We shall not be bound to provide a remedy for complaints that you could reasonably have notified us of during your holiday but you nonetheless did not do so.
We cannot accept responsibility for damage to or loss of vehicles, personal belongings or any other property or animal brought to Balranald Cottage by you or any member of your party.
Facilities, furnishings appliances and utensils may vary from those shown in photographs or otherwise described, but will be substantively the same in nature, quantity and quality, in so far as may be reasonably practicable under the circumstances obtaining at the time.
We reserve the right to enter the property at any reasonable time during your stay in order to check for damage howsoever caused, to assess the need for repairs or replacements, or to carry out urgent repairs or replacements, or to undertake grounds maintenance. We will as far as possible give you reasonable notice and endeavour to agree with you a mutually convenient time..
Law of Contract
This contract is subject to the laws of Scotland.
Balranald Cottage is let for the purposes of holiday accommodation only.
Should any of these terms and conditions be proven contrary to law, such shall not affect the validity of those terms and conditions not so proven.
We advise you to consider obtaining comprehensive travel insurance that will cover your holiday at Balranald Cottage and your journey here and back.