Hill Barn Self Catering Cottage – Lyme Regis


You can download our terms and conditions document including a booking form here: Hill Barn Booking Form and Terms. (PDF File)

Terms and Conditions of Letting

The Bower at Hill Barn

Sorry No Pets and No Smoking in the cottages

NATURE OF LETTING Our accommodation is made available for holiday letting for a maximum of four weeks and shall not give rise to any tenancy agreement between us.

RESERVATIONS Please phone or use on-line facility to provisionally book your accommodation and return the completed and signed booking form within 4 days. Provisional reservations are only held for 4 days.

Please note, you must be over 21 years of age to make a reservation.

RENTAL DEPOSITS We require a rental deposit of 20% of the Rent Payable, to be sent with the booking form in order to confirm a reservation (Bank transfer preferred – contact Heather for details). Reservations are not binding upon us until the rental deposit is received in cleared funds.

BALANCE OF RENT The balance of the Rent Payable is due 28 days before the start of your holiday. If we do not receive the balance by the due date we reserve the right to re-let the accommodation you reserved. Non-payment of the balance of rent due is treated as cancellation – see below.

CANCELLATIONS If you have to cancel your holiday, please notify us in writing or by e-mail and we will try to re-let the accommodation. If the accommodation is re-let we will refund to you all monies paid less expenses involved in re-letting. If the property is not re-let, any outstanding balance of the full Rent Payable will become due.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE Unless otherwise agreed in writing, lettings commence at 4.00pm on the first day of the let, and end at 10.00am on the day of departure, allowing time for cleaning of the property between visitors. Lettings generally commence on a Saturday afternoon and finish on a Saturday morning, except for weekend break, midweek break or other agreed period.

LINEN Bed linen, bath towels and tea towels are provided. We do not provide beach towels.

LIGHT AND HEAT Rental prices include electricity and central heating.

GUEST OBLIGATIONS All guests agree to the following terms and conditions:

  • To be liable for any and all damage to the property and/or its contents caused by any member of their party during their stay and to recompense the Owners without limitation for the full cost or repair or replacement as may be applicable.
  • To take good care of the property and contents and to leave it in a clean and tidy condition – a cleaning service is not provided during your stay.
  • To permit the Owners and agents reasonable access to the property.
  • Not to allow anyone who is not listed on the Booking Form to enter the cottage without prior agreement of the Owners.
  • Not to part with possession of the property, or share it other than with members of the party shown on the booking form.
  • The cottage and amenities provided by the Owners are used entirely at the guest’s own risk. The Owners shall not accept responsibility for any injury, loss or damage to any guest or their property.
  • If for any reason beyond the Owners control the property is not available on the date booked (fire damage for example,) or the property is unsuitable for holiday letting, all rent and charges paid in advance by the applicant will be refunded in full but the applicants shall have no further claim against the Owners.
  • Should you have a complaint, this must be notified to the Owners immediately, and certainly prior to leaving the property, so that an on-site investigation can be made and, if necessary, remedial action taken. In the event that items of equipment become unserviceable, the Owners’ sole obligation will be to use reasonable endeavours to repair or replace the defective item with a broadly equivalent item, within a reasonable time period.
  • The Owners shall not be liable to the guests for indirect or consequential loss or damages.
  • Should there be any breach of these conditions by the Guests, the Owners reserve the right to re-enter the property and / or request the Guests to leave, without compensation or refund and without prejudice to the other rights and remedies of the Owners.
  • This agreement is governed by English law.

The person signing the Booking Form must be a member of the visiting party, be at least twenty-one years old, and certifies that he or she is authorised to agree the booking conditions on behalf of all persons included in the party, as detailed on the booking form, as well as any others substituted or added at a later date.