Terms and Conditions of booking
We have a policy of 2 nights minimum stay. To secure your booking, we require an up-front deposit (usually 50%) by bank transfer with the balance payable by the day before arrival.
Guests are responsible for their possessions at all times whilst at The Oaks.
Guests are asked to notify us of any disabilities such as mobility, sight or hearing difficulties at the time of booking.
Due to the fact that we have our own animals, dogs are not accepted, other than assistance dogs or by explicit agreement prior to booking.
Barbeques are not allowed, unless with prior explicit agreement. No loud music / parties.
Guests are asked to keep out of the sheep field, and ensure that all gates are closed behind them.
PURPOSE OF LETTING
The hirer acknowledges that this agreement is made on the basis that the holiday home is to be occupied by the hirer for a holiday (as referred to in the Housing Act 1988, Schedule 1, Paragraph 9) and the hirer further acknowledges that the tenancy granted by this agreement is not an assured tenancy and that no statutory tenancy will arise on the termination of the letting period. We reserve the right of access to our property at all reasonable times.
Arrival and departure
Usual check-in time is between 16.00 – Midnight. Arrival outside of these times may be possible, dependant on other bookings & commitments. Please ask. Check-out on the day of departure is by 11.00.
We understand that unforeseen situations occasionally arise and mean that a booking has to be cancelled. In such circumstances please contact us via the telephone (+44) 07930 533 916 or email us at https://theoakswestsussex.wordpress.com/contact/ as soon as possible.
Please note that deposits are non refundable, unless we are able to relet the accommodation for the same period.
Less than 7 days’ notice / non arrival of guests – payment in full will be due unless the accommodation can be re-let for the same period.
We take all Bookings in good faith, as we are unable to judge reasons for change, cancellation or non-arrival, guests are reminded that no exceptions to the above conditions will be made and that any booking made with The Oaks for accommodation that is pre-booked, (verbal or written) forms a legally binding contract. For this reason, we advise that you take out a suitable insurance product to cover against, unexpected costs such as cancellation fees if you wish to do so.
Cancellation by us
Should it become necessary for us to cancel a booking due to circumstances outside our control, we will contact you immediately. Any payments made will be refunded in full. Should you wish, we will attempt to book you into another local bed and breakfast of a similar standard. Such cancellations would only happen in exceptional and unforeseen circumstances, and our liability will not extend beyond these conditions.
We reserve reserve the right, at our discretion, to terminate, without notice, an individual’s stay where deemed necessary through unacceptable behaviour or as a result of actions which are likely to endanger or offend others, or lead to damage to the property. In such circumstances any outstanding account must be settled, no refunds will be made.
Guests must ensure that they comply with current government regulations at the time of booking, and at the time of their stay.
Damage to The Oaks’ property
We understand that breakages or damage can occur. Please let us know as soon as any breakage or damage occurs or if there are any other problems. Whilst guests will be be liable for any breakages or damage incurred, we will make to minimise the consequent costs. However, guests are liable for the cost of rectifying any damage caused to The Oaks’ property or structure, or for missing items. Should this damage / loss come to light after the guest has departed, we reserve the right to send an invoice to the guest for the amount.
We have a policy of an up-front payment of a deposit to secure the booking. The balance is then due by the first day of the visit.
In line with legislation, we have a No Smoking policy inside the accommodation at The Oaks. However, guests are welcome to smoke in the Garden, where there is ample garden furniture for guests to enjoy. Anyone who deviates from this stipulation will be liable for a £100 cleaning fee, paid direct.
The Oaks sits within gated grounds. We have ample free dedicated parking available to our guests. Please note that any cars parked or guests’ possessions are left at the owners risk.
Change of accommodation
If a booking is taken out for a specific accommodation and the accommodation reserved is rendered unusable via circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to transfer the booking to an alternative accommodation at The Oaks, if available.
Key and gate fob
Guests have access to the property 24 hours a day throughout your stay using a set of keys & gate fob given to you when you register on arrival. You have full responsibility for these keys & gate fob for the duration of your stay. Keys must be returned at the end of your stay. Lost keys / fobs will be charged at £15.00 per set, to cover replacements.
We do not accept any liability for any damage, loss or injury to any member of your party or any vehicles or possessions.
We are happy to return items that have been left following departure. However, there will be a minimum charge of £5.00 to cover postage and packaging.
VAT is not applicable.
By using our Wi-Fi Service you automatically agree to the terms and conditions of use in force at the time. We are an out of town location – we have the best fibre service available, and rely upon it ourselves for work and leisure so it is usually reliable, but can on rare occasions be intermittent due to our location. Wi Fi does not stretch to all outdoor areas.
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