If you are unable to attend one of our holiday cottages as a result of a national lockdown, where holiday lets have to close, we will offer refund/postponement options. Refunds would be less any booking fee/group policy fee paid and postponements would be subject to a £75 administration charge.
If you are unable to attend one of our holiday cottages as a result in a change in law, ( not guidance ) which restricts number of guests, we will offer refund/postponement options. Refunds would be less any booking fee/group policy fee paid and postponements would be subject to a £75 administration charge.
Our customer care team will contact you in the event of any restrictions.
If you wish to cancel your booking, if the holiday let is still open and available, we may not be able to offer a refund/postponement. We will however assist you with any insurance claim from any travel insurance you have taken out.
For any refunds ( subject to the above Covid Policy terms & conditions ) we will try to action these refunds as quickly as possible, however please allow up to 14 days for the refund. In extreme circumstances ( national lockdown ) in busy periods this may take a little longer, we kindly ask for your patience, as a small family run business our resources are limited.
All balances must be paid on time for your booking to be secure – If you do not pay your balance on time, your booking may automatically be cancelled. If you cancel your booking prematurely our normal terms and conditions apply.
When placing a new booking with us, we strongly advise that customers take out their own travel insurance with a reputable provider to cover your booking in the event you have to cancel. It is your responsibility to make sure your cover is sufficient and to cover all likely risks that may affect your holiday which include you or members of your party for being unable to travel because you or a member of your party fall ill with covid, or are required to quarantine or self-isolate. These events can be covered by you taking out travel insurance. We do not provide this.
There are a number of policies that include cover for illness with covid and self-isolation – you can look for suitable cover on comparison sites such as https://www.gocompare.com/ ( We are not selling, promoting endorsing or recommending any particular product and do not benefit financially from any )
With all new bookings / postponements during the pandemic, all customers have booked under our terms and conditions which include our covid policy above.
For all latest info - please visit - https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
It is your responsibility as a guests to make sure you are familiar with all the latest laws in place before travelling.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Celebration Cottages Ltd. arranges accommodation for guests in Holiday Cottages with luxury facilities and services which are intrinsic to the accommodation. Accommodation with such services can be booked on its own; and you also can book extra activities to take place during the course of your stay - either when you make your initial reservation or after your reservation has been confirmed.
Your Contract is with us, and we have a contract with the owner of the Accommodation.
Our responsibility to you is to deal with your booking and, if agreed, arrange activities for you. We will make every effort to ensure the description of the Accommodation as it appears on our site is accurate and up to date.
Please read the following important terms and conditions before you book anything with us. These terms and conditions of booking (“Conditions”) set out our obligations to you and your commitments to us when you book with us. It is important to understand that the Conditions apply for all bookings with us (each a ‘Booking’) whether you have chosen to read them or not and are applicable to all members of your group.
By making a Booking with us, which is confirmed when you pay us a deposit and we notify you that the Accommodation is available to you on your chosen dates, you are accepting and agreeing to be legally bound by the Conditions. If you do not agree with any of these Conditions, you should not make any Booking with us or pay us a deposit.
Your contract is with Celebration Cottages Ltd / Also trading as Tipsy Hens, a company incorporated and registered in England and Wales with company number 09382145 whose registered office is at Unit 23, Queens Square Business Park, Honley, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD9 6QZ.
In these Conditions:
‘We’, ‘us’ or ‘our’ means Celebration Cottages; and
‘You’ or ‘your’ means the persons staying at the Accommodation pursuant to a Booking;
‘Group Leader’ means the person who makes the Booking on behalf of the person(s) named in the Booking and who will be our point of contact (and any substitute for this person)
A ‘Package’ is where you book a combination of at least two different types of individual travel services, for the purpose of the same trip or holiday. In the case of the travel services we offer in order to create a Package these would need to be:
(a) accommodation; and
(b) any other tourist service not intrinsically part of the accommodation.
provided that those travel services are purchased together from a single visit to our website or contact with our call centre and selected by you before you agree to pay; or are advertised, sold or charged at an inclusive or total price; or advertised or sold under the term “package” or a similar term.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that where you have made a booking which consists of Accommodation combined with one or more tourist services which are not intrinsic to the accommodation itself, this will not create a Package where the tourist services:
- do not account for 25% of the value of the combination and are not advertised as, and do not otherwise represent, an essential feature of the package; or
- are selected and purchased 24 hours or more after you booked the first travel service or after the performance of the Accommodation has started.
Special Note: These bookings will be treated as bookings of Accommodation only and will not be afforded the benefit of the rights under the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 as set out in section C of these conditions.
Where you have booked a Package we will accept responsibility for it in accordance with these Booking Conditions as an “organiser” in accordance with the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018.
‘Unavoidable and Extraordinary Circumstances’ means unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances beyond the control of the party who seeks to rely on them which we or the supplier(s) of the service(s) in question could not avoid even if all reasonable measures had been taken. These events can include, but are not limited to war, threat of war, civil strife, terrorist activity and its consequences or the threat of such activity, riot, the act of any government or other national or local authority including port or river authorities, industrial dispute, lock closure, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, chemical or biological disaster and adverse weather, sea, ice and river conditions and all similar events outside our or the supplier(s) concerned’s control. Advice from the Foreign Office to avoid or leave a particular country may constitute unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances.
A ‘price reduction’ means that we will give you an appropriate reduction in the price you paid for package arrangements affected for any period during which there was lack of conformity, (unless that lack of conformity is attributable to you).
‘Sections A and B of the Conditions will be part of your contract with us if you have booked just Accommodation.
Sections A and B and C of the Conditions will be part of your contract with us if you have booked a Package.
If you are not sure which Sections of these Conditions apply to you or if you don’t understand any of these Conditions and want to talk to us about it, you can contact us by:
Monday to Friday 8am – 10pm
telephone 01484 681083 Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm
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A1 Except where expressly stated in these Conditions, these Conditions apply to all arrangements which you book through us and which we agree to provide as part of our contract with you.
A2 We will use reasonable care and skill in arranging your Package.
A3. Group Leader
The Group Leader is responsible for the following:
A3.1 the Booking and any payments due to us under these Conditions.
A3.2 collecting all the payments due from the other guests and making one payment, as due, to us at the relevant time(s).
A3.3 informing us at the time of booking of any guests under the age of 25.
A3.4 making sure all the guests are fully aware of these Conditions.
A3.5 making all other guests know and comply with the applicable rules.
A3.6 Taking out their own holiday travel /activity insurance.
A3.7 providing to us at our request (at any time prior to the start of the Package) evidence of identity and proof of address.
A4.1 Bookings are all subject to availability.
A4.2 A Booking is confirmed and our contract with you is formed (on the basis of the details in your original enquiry) when we receive your deposit and booking fee and we notify you that the Accommodation is available to you on your chosen dates and issue our confirmation. Our agreement only becomes binding when we issue a confirmation,
A4.3 You must fully complete and submit the Booking form to us with the deposit. If you don’t do so, then we shall be entitled to cancel the Booking upon receipt of your Booking form on reasonable grounds and to retain the booking fee to cover our resulting costs and expenses.
A4.4 We will notify you at the time of Booking of any material changes to the details shown on our site and you are under no obligation to continue with the Booking if these changes are not to your satisfaction and we will cancel under clause A9.1.
A4.5 You must check all information on the Booking form and confirmation (or any other document issued) immediately on receipt. It may not be possible to make changes to your booking later so you should notify us of any inaccuracies or omissions in any documentation within ten days of our sending it out. It may harm your rights if you don’t.
A4.6 Once a Booking is confirmed:
We cannot change the dates of your Booking and we can only change other details where specifically stated in these Conditions.
A4.7 If we run a promotion or advertise a special offer after you have booked, the price payable by you at the time of your Booking will apply. You will not be able to take advantage of any promotions or special offers seen or introduced after your Booking has been confirmed.
A5. Number of guests
A5.1 At the time of Booking we will use the number of guests you have given to us as the correct number of guests for the Booking.
A5.2 You may be able to add people onto the booking at a later date and would be at the discretion of Celebration Cottages and the owner of the accommodation – never exceeding the maximum number of guests allowed to sleep at the property, this must be arranged prior to arrival and any extra charges for additional guests paid for in advance of your stay. Celebration Cottages and the owner of the accommodation reserve the right to not agree to additional guests been able to be added on once the original booking has been confirmed.
A5.3 No guests are permitted to join the Booking above the number of guests confirmed and paid for by you. If any additional guests join the Booking, we reserve the right to:
- cancel your Booking with immediate effect;
- ask all party members to leave the activity/Accommodation (as applicable) immediately;
- retain all or part of your security deposit (if applicable) for breaking the house rules of the Accommodation and not abiding by these Conditions; and/or
- Invoice you for the additional guests.
A5.4 You may be able to change the number of guests for the Booking at any time up to 12 weeks prior to your arrival, provided that the number of guests does not fall below the minimum number of people (if any) specified on our site in relation to the Booking or exceed the maximum number of people specified on our site in relation to the Booking. Additional charges may be payable for any such changes made.
A5.5 Once you have paid the balance due for the Booking, or the balance has become due for payment, whichever occurs first, if any guests confirm that they will not join the Package or part of it for any reason, we regret that no refund will be given.
A6.1 The deposit you pay on making a Booking is non-transferable and non-refundable, in order to cover our costs including securing the property for you and any services.
A6.2 Except where you have booked a Package and full refund rights apply as set out in section C, the booking fee you pay on making a booking is non transferable and non refundable, in order to cover our admin costs and expenses..
A6.3 The balance and the security deposit is payable by you at least 12 weeks prior to your arrival, All package bookings are covered with our financial failure insurance.
A6.4 If the balance and security deposit are not paid by the due date for payment, we reserve the right to cancel your Booking and we reserve the right to retain any sums paid by you to us to cover our costs and expenses caused by such cancellation.
A6.5 Should any new property be booked while under refurbishment and dates reserved, we will try where possible to provide pictures of the accommodation as soon as possible, however if the final balance is due before these pictures are available, once the final balance has been paid then you will not receive a refund if you cancel the booking after this point.
A6.7 Should you cancel the booking applying to clause A6.6 ( a New Property under refurbishment ) after seeing the pictures of the newly refurbished property, please note the booking fee is non refundable.
A7.1 We Insist that you take out your own holiday insurance prior to travel/booking, including cancellation insurance.
A7.2 We are not responsible for arranging travel insurance for you and we cannot be held responsible for any costs you incur as a result of failing to have suitable insurance in place.
A7.3 If you are unable to attend all or some aspect of your planned trip for any reason outside your control, and you have the appropriate insurance cover in place, we will be happy to provide you with a Statement of Payments Received to support an insurance claim.
A7.4 Only third party supplied activities provided as part of the Package may be enjoyed at the Accommodation and you may not invite any other third parties onto the Accommodation. Participation in the activities is at your own risk and it is your responsibility to ensure that any such sports and/or activities are covered by your insurance policy or that of the third party supplier.
A8. Amendments or cancellations by you
A8.1 If you cancel the Booking after the deposit has been paid, subject to any full refund rights being applicable where you have booked a Package and as detailed in section C, the deposit and booking fee is not refundable and non transferable, and covers our costs and expenses caused by such cancellation.
A8.2 Once the balance has been paid, or has become due for payment, we regret that it is not possible to make any changes to your Booking. Subject to any full refund rights being applicable where you have booked a Package and as detailed in section C, If you cancel your Booking at any time after the balance has become due for payment or have been paid, we are under no obligation to refund any sums paid by you.
A8.3 We may, at our sole discretion, allow you to increase the number of guests for your Booking, and/or add extra activities, after the balance and security deposit have been paid, or have become due for payment. Additional charges will be payable immediately for any such changes made.
A8.4 Subject to any full refund rights being applicable where you have booked a Package and as detailed in section C, no refund will be given if you cancel the booking or are not able to attend owing to Unavoidable and Extraordinary Circumstances.
A9. Amendments or Cancellations by us.
A9.1 Subject to any contrary rights being applicable where you have booked a Package and as detailed in section C, we reserve the right to cancel your Booking at any time:
for any reason at our absolute discretion where we have serious grounds for doing so;
if the Accommodation has unintentionally been double booked for all or part of the period of your intended stay;
if the owner of the Accommodation has cancelled its booking with us.
A9.2 If we cancel your Booking due to any of the reasons listed in paragraph A9.1 we will refund to you all amounts other than the booking fee paid by you for that Booking and we shall have no further liability to you. If we cancel your Booking less than 2 weeks prior to your arrival for a reason set out in paragraph A9.1, then we will also do our best to offer alternative accommodation or alternative dates.
A9.3 If we have to cancel your Booking due to any of the reasons listed below in paragraph A9.3, points 1.2 & 3 no refund would be given for any monies paid to us, other than your security deposit. Any rental deposit, booking fee and balance would not be refunded or transferable.
the information you have given to us is incorrect and misleading;
there is a problem with the activity and/or accommodation as a result of your acts or omissions (including but not limited to bad behaviour, breaking house rules, safety issues which are a concern to the owner or the activity provider).
there is a reason beyond our ( Celebration Cottages ) control, including but not limited to war, or threat of war, riot, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist activity, suspected terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, an act of god, fire, floods, epidemic/pandemic, adverse weather conditions, technical problems affecting transport (‘Force Majeure’) For a Package including all activities or Accommodation only.
A9.4 If we cancel your Booking, will we not be liable for flight delays, travel expenses, outside activities booked such as restaurants and events, or changes to your Booking as a result of health or other issues.
A9.5 Should you be at the holiday property and we have to cancel your booking and ask you to leave, due to any reasons listed in A9.3, no refunds / compensation would be given.
A9.6 Should you be at the holiday property and we have to cancel your booking and ask you to leave, due to any of the reasons in A.9.1 – we reserve the right to offer a full/part refund or compensation depending on the situation and the length of time you have already spent at the property. This will be at our discretion to consider the facts.
A9.7 We are not responsible for any failure to provide any part of the Booking as a result of Unavoidable and Extraordinary Circumstances.
A10.1 If you have cause to complain during your time away, the matter should be raised in the first instance with the owner of the Accommodation or the supplier of the service (as applicable) as soon as reasonably practical using the contact details provided to you by us. If you are unable to contact the owner/service provider, then you should contact us as soon as possible.
A10.2 If you wish to make a complaint to us after your stay, please notify us within 24 hours of your return. You should not contact the owner. If you fail to notify us within 24 hours after your stay of any complaint, then this may affect any claim.
A.10.3 For any complaints with activities, they have to be reported at the time to the supplier and not after the event. To give the supplier of the activity chance to rectify any issues.
A10.4 You should provide the owner and his/her subcontractors with such access to the Accommodation as is reasonably required to address the cause(s) of any complaint raised with him/her.
A11. Responsibilities and liability
A11.1 We have a duty to select the suppliers of the services making up your Booking with us using reasonable skill and care. Except as stated otherwise in these terms, we have no liability to you for the actual provision of the services, except in cases where it is proved that we have breached that duty and damage to you has been caused. Therefore, providing we have selected the suppliers using reasonable care and skill, we will have no liability to you for anything that happens during the service in question or any acts or omissions of the supplier, its employees or agents.
A11.2 Please note in relation to all Bookings (including Packages):
- it is your responsibility to show that we or our supplier(s) have been negligent if you wish to make a claim against us.
- It is a condition of our acceptance of the responsibility above that you inform us and the supplier(s) concerned without undue delay of the lack of conformity you perceive; please email email@example.com and allow us a reasonable period in which to remedy it.
A11.3 Limitations and exclusions of responsibility
In these terms and conditions, our responsibilities are limited, and our duty to pay compensation is limited and excluded as follows:-
We will not be responsible, make a price reduction or pay you compensation for any lack of conformity, injury, illness, death, loss, damage, expense, cost or other claim of any description if it results from:-
(a) the act(s) and/or omission(s) of the person(s) affected;
(b) the act(s) and/or omission(s) of a third party unconnected with the provision of your arrangements and which were unforeseeable or unavoidable; or
(c) Unavoidable and Extraordinary Circumstances.
A11.4 We will not be responsible, make a price reduction or pay compensation:-
- a) for services or facilities which do not form part of our agreement or where they are not advertised by us. For example any activity you book while away.
- b) for any damage, loss or expense or other sum(s) of any description which on the basis of the information given to us by you concerning your arrangements prior to them being confirmed, we could not have foreseen you would suffer or incur if we breached our contract with you; or that relate to any business.
A11.5 Any price reduction or compensation that is payable will be calculated taking into consideration all relevant factors for example (but not limited to):-
(a) whether or not you have followed the complaints and notifications procedure as described in these conditions. It is a condition of our acceptance of liability under this clause that you notify any claim to ourselves and our supplier(s) strictly in accordance with the complaints procedure set out in these conditions.
(b) the extent to which ours or our employees’ or suppliers’ negligence affected the overall enjoyment of your arrangements.
(c) deduction that we must make to take account of any money which you have received or are entitled to receive from any transport provider or hotelier for the complaint or claim in question.
(Please also note that where any payment is made, the person(s) receiving it (and their parent or guardian if under 18 years) must also assign to ourselves or our insurers any rights they may have to pursue any third party and must provide ourselves and our insurers with all assistance we may reasonably require.)
A11.6 Luggage or personal possessions and money
The maximum amount we will have to pay you in respect of any claim for loss of and/or damage to any luggage or personal possessions or money is an amount equivalent to the excess on your insurance policy which applies to this type of loss per person in total because you are assumed to have adequate insurance in place to cover any losses of this kind.
A11. 7 Any other claims which don’t involve injury, illness, death or damage caused by us or our suppliers intentionally or negligently; or other liability that can’t be limited by law:
The maximum amount we will have to pay you in respect of all such claims is the price paid by or on behalf of the person(s) affected in total. This maximum amount will only be payable where everything has gone wrong and you or your party has not received any benefit at all from your arrangements.
A11.8 You are responsible for any loss, damage or injury incurred as a result of your failure to follow the relevant supplier’s reasonable instructions.
A11.9 It is your responsibility on the day of the activity to inform the 3rd party supplier of any matter (including your health and dietary requirements and that of any guests ) relevant to the supplier and your enjoyment of the Package or Accommodation
A11.10 It is your responsibility to inform us by way of the Booking form of any matter (including your health and dietary requirements and those of each member of the party) relevant to your Booking and your enjoyment of it.
A11.11 Except for any legal responsibility that we cannot exclude in law (such as for death or personal injury), we will not be responsible for any injury, illness, loss, damage, expense or any other claim to the extent that it results from any of the following:
any guest being under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
an event for which we (and our employees or agents) owe no duty of care to you;
any guest failing to follow owner or supplier instructions and these Conditions with regard to the use of facilities eg hot tubs, swimming pools etc.
A11.12 We are not responsible for any of your personal property during your stay.
A11.13 You will be responsible for all claims, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses suffered or incurred by us as a result of your breach or default in the discharge of your obligations under these Conditions.
A12. Data Protection
A12.1 We will use information about you and members of your party for the purpose of processing the booking enquiry and for carrying out our obligations in accordance with this contract.
A12.2 We may also pass on your personal information and the personal information of members of your party to each person involved with supplying your Booking for the purposes of providing it. Only personal information necessary for this purpose will be disclosed to them.
A12.3 If you post a review or any images online or on social media, you are responsible for checking with all other members of the group who are in the post/image/photo that they have given permission to be included within the post.
A12.4 From time to time we may contact you by email or SMS with information about special offers if you have ‘opted in’ as part of the booking process. If you do not wish to receive such information, please use the unsubscribe button on each communication.
A12.5 Please also see our full data protection policy for full details
A13. Applicable law
A13.1 We and you agree that your Booking and your contract with us and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.
A13.2 We and you irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with your Booking or your contract with us or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).
A13.3 Nothing in these Conditions affects any statutory rights that you may have under the applicable law and jurisdiction.
B1. Accommodation details
B1.1 We will only provide the full address and/or Postal Code of the Accommodation to you once your final balance and security deposit has been paid. These details will be provided as part of your final Booking arrangements.
B1.2 We make every effort to ensure that the description of the Accommodation on our site is accurate and up to date, and to provide you with updates if the information regarding the Accommodation is changed by the owner, however we shall not be held responsible for any minor discrepancies in the Accommodation from the description(s) on our site, or any changes made to the Accommodation by the owner after the date of your booking enquiry.
B1.3 Prices are based on using the Accommodation as detailed on the website. Meals are not included unless specifically stated.
B1.4 We have sub-contracted our obligation to check that the Accommodation is safe to the owner. The owner checks all appliances, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide levels, and all other aspects of safety at the accommodation, maintains fire risk assessments and gas certificates and has the appropriate holiday home insurance in place. Please feel free to ask the owner for any proof of any safety measures or certificates you wish to see.
B1.5 If on arrival you are concerned about anything, you should contact the owner immediately and raise your concern(s). If you do not think that the owner is taking your concern(s) seriously then you should inform us immediately.
B2 During your stay
B2 .1A – you are not allowed to set off any fireworks at any property – if this rule is broken you may be asked to leave with immediate effect and no refund would be given of any monies paid.
B2.1B The house rules applying to the Accommodation will be provided to you on your arrival at the Accommodation. In particular, you must not use any Accommodation for wild and noisy house parties and if you ignore this requirement you may be asked to leave, particularly if the Accommodation is in a residential area. We ask that the Accommodation and the neighbours/surroundings are respected at all times.
B2.2 We expect all members of the party to have consideration for other people. If you or any member of your party behaves in any way which is likely to cause danger, upset or distress to a third party and/or damage to property:
we and/or the owner of the Accommodation are entitled without giving prior notice to terminate the stay of the person(s) concerned;
the person(s) concerned will be required to leave the Accommodation and/or any service being provided, immediately;
we will have no further responsibility towards such person(s) and in particular will not be responsible for alternative accommodation arrangements; and
we reserve the right to retain any sums paid by you to us to cover our resulting costs and expenses.
B2.3 If the owner of the Accommodation feels the whole group is not complying with the house rules, then the owner has the right to ask all the guests in the Booking to leave immediately and we reserve the right to retain any sums paid by you to us to cover our resulting costs and expenses.
B2.4 If you or any party member brings a pet onto or into the Accommodation without prior authority, you will be required to pay an additional amount to cover the cost of pet occupancy. If the Accommodation does not allow pets, the owner has the right to enter the Accommodation and require you and all within the party to vacate the Accommodation immediately. If the owner does take this action, then your stay will be deemed to have immediately come to an end and we reserve the right to retain any sums paid by you to us to cover our resulting costs and expenses.
B2.5 General and Specific Rules
B2.5.1 Notwithstanding anything else in these Conditions or the house rules for the Accommodation you must comply with the following general rules throughout your stay:
On arrival at the Accommodation you should check the location of all fire exits and if children are included in your party, you should check all toys, garden furniture and garden layout for suitability as well as window locks and other indoor facilities. It is your responsibility to check that children within your party are safe and that all guests are familiar with safety procedures;
No smoking is permitted in the Accommodation;
No candles are to be used;
No bottles are to be left outside the Accommodation;
No noise outside the Accommodation is permitted after 10pm;
No music outside the Accommodation at any time.
Noise is kept to a minimum level at all times outside where neighbours are in close proximity.
B2.5.2 If a hot tub and/or swimming pool is available at the Accommodation, you must comply with the house rules including but not limited to:
No glasses or food are permitted in or near to the hot tub or swimming pool;
Hot tubs should not be used by anyone who is or might be pregnant;
No one should use the hot tub for longer than 15 minutes. We will not be responsible (and nor will the owner) for guests who stay in the hot tub for more than 15 mins and get a heat rash or a skin irritation as a result.
You should ensure that your insurance covers the use of the hot tub and/or swimming pool;
You must not enter the hot tub or swimming pool or their vicinity under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
It is your responsibility to check all safety and usage instructions and behave in a sensible manner while in or near a hot tub or swimming pool;
It is your responsibility to ensure that children are fully supervised when in or near the hot tub or swimming pool;
If you have reported any concern, whether to the owner or us, you must not enter the hot tub or swimming pool until the matter has been resolved;
If you notice the water is dirty or discoloured, then please inform the owner straight away and do not use the hot tub or swimming pool until this has been checked by the owner. We will not be responsible (and nor will the owner) for any consequences of such use and nor for any other failure to comply with the house rules.
If there is a dance pole at the property, you are using this entirely at your own risk. No claims can be made for any injury suffered as a result of using the dance pole.
B2.5.3 If children are permitted at the Accommodation and form part of your group:
Children must be supervised at all times;
If there is anything that you are concerned about as a matter of safety for any child, then you should take the child into a safe environment until the matter has been resolved.
B2.5.4 If pets are permitted at the Accommodation and form part of your group:
You must not allow any pets in the Accommodation unless you have notified us beforehand and we have agreed in writing;
pets must not be left unattended in the Accommodation at any time;
pets must not be allowed in any of the bedrooms or on any furniture;
If a garden is described as enclosed, this does not mean “escape proof” for pets;
You must clear up any fouling by the pet(s) immediately;
You will be responsible for any damages to the Accommodation caused by your pet(s).
B2.5.5 If Wi-Fi is available at the accommodation:
Please use this considerately and in accordance with the house rules. If you are unsure, please ask the owner on arrival at the Accommodation;
It must not be used for any illegal or criminal activities;
You are solely responsible for any illegal downloading at the Accommodation or any other misuse of the Wi-Fi.
B2. 6 - If you have an accident while at the property, or injure yourself, you must report this immediately to the cottage owner, you must also then report this to us within 24 hours after your stay. Failure to do this may result in a claim being dismissed if you have not followed our terms and conditions and reported it to us in the timeframe allowed.
B3. Leaving the Accommodation
B3.1 On vacating the Accommodation at the end of your stay, you shall ensure that the Accommodation is left clean and tidy and as you found it (with no blu-tac or sellotape on the walls, cookers clean, no dirty dishes left out or in the sink, food cupboards cleared out, fridge emptied, bins put out etc). Whenever you leave the property at the end of your stay or during the course of your stay please makes sure all windows and doors are locked, we ask that you check all windows and doors are locked when you go to bed. Failure to do this may result in losing your security deposit if any damage or loss occurs due to a break in which has been a result of the window and doors not been locked. The owner reserves the right to claim direct from the guests for any amounts exceeding their security deposit as a result of not locking the property up.
B.2 A late checkout may be available, for an additional charge, subject to availability and to cancellation if we take a booking subsequent to agreeing a late checkout which requires us to have access to the Accommodation at the usual check out time.
B4. Security deposit and damage or loss at the Accommodation
B4.1 If during your stay there is any theft, loss, breakage or damage at the Accommodation by anyone in the party, you should report it to the owner as soon as possible (or if the owner is not contactable, to us).
B4.2 By booking the Accommodation you accept responsibility for any theft, loss, breakage or damage at the Accommodation.
B4.3 If during your stay, the owner is concerned about any possible or actual theft, loss, damage or breakage, the owner has the right to enter the Accommodation and to require you and all your party to vacate the Accommodation. If the owner does take this action, then your Booking will be deemed to have immediately come to an end and you will not be entitled to a refund of any amount.
B4.4 We reserve the right at our sole discretion to retain all or some of your security deposit to cover our costs and expenses in relation to:
any theft, loss, damage or breakage at the Accommodation during your stay;
any additional cleaning beyond that which would be reasonably expected of the Accommodation required after your stay;
non-observance of the house rules;
if keys are lost, a replacement of keys and/or locks;
change in the water of a hot tub or swimming pool required after your stay because of your use of the hot tub/swimming pool;
unauthorised additional guests attending the Package.
if we or the owners receive any complaints of noise from the neighbours of the Accommodation.
B4.5 We will return your security deposit to you (net of any retentions) within 7 days of the end of your stay.
B4.6 If the value of the damage to the Accommodation exceeds your security deposit we may or the owner of the accommodation invoice you direct for the excess. Any such excess is payable within 7 days of the date of the invoice. Court proceedings may be issued by the owner against you to recover any monies outstanding.
B4.7 In all cases of damage to the accommodation, the owner reserves the right to press criminal charges
The following additional rights and obligations apply only to bookings of a Package:
You may cancel any Package arrangements prior to their commencement in the event that i) circumstances amounting to Unavoidable and Extraordinary Circumstances are occurring at the place where your arrangements are due to be performed or its immediate vicinity and; ii) if the performance of your arrangements will be significantly affected by those unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances. In this event, you will receive a refund without undue delay of any payments made but this the maximum extent of our liability and we regret we cannot meet any other expenses or losses you may incur as a result. Refunds would be less any booking fees paid.
If your arrangements are a Package and if any member of your party is prevented from travelling, that person(s) may transfer their place to someone else (introduced by you and satisfying all the conditions applicable to the arrangements, including an agreement to these booking conditions) providing we are notified in writing not less than seven days before departure and you pay an amendment fee and meet all costs and charges incurred by us and/or incurred or imposed by us or any of our suppliers. Both you and the person to whom you would like to transfer your arrangements shall be jointly and severally liable for the payment of any balance due and for any additional fees, charges or other costs arising from the transfer. If you are unable to find a replacement, cancellation charges as set out below will apply in order to cover our estimated costs. Otherwise, no refunds will be given for passengers not travelling or for unused services.
C3 Changes and cancellation by us
C3.1 Changes and cancellations before departure
Most changes will be insignificant and we reserve the right to make them. If we make an insignificant change to the main characteristics of any Package arrangements we will try to notify the change to you as soon as reasonably possible before your departure but we will not notify you about any other insignificant change. We will have no other responsibilities to you in respect of any insignificant changes.
Occasionally we may have to make a significant change to your confirmed arrangements and we reserve the right to do so. A significant change is one where we significantly alter any essential element of your arrangements (other than the price) owing to circumstances beyond our control.
If we have to make a significant change or to cancel before departure, we will inform you without undue delay and if there is time to do so before departure, we will offer you the choice of the following options:-
i (for significant changes) agreeing to the changed arrangements,
ii accepting the cancellation or terminating the contract for the arrangements and receiving a refund (without undue delay) of all monies paid; or
iii accepting an offer of alternative arrangements of comparable standard from us, if available.
(In the event that any proposed change or alternative offered results in a reduction or increase in the price you have agreed to pay or an increase or decrease in the quality of arrangements we have agreed to provide, we will also notify you of any price reduction or additional amount due).
You must notify us of your choice within 7 days of our offer. If you fail to do so, we will contact you again, re-iterating the above choices and sums payable or refundable and if you again fail to respond within 7 days, we may terminate the contract and refund all payments made by you without undue delay.
We will not pay you compensation where:-
- i) we make a significant change or cancel before you have paid the final balance of the cost of your arrangements;
- ii) we make a significant change or cancel as a result of Unavoidable and Extraordinary Circumstances;
- we make a significant change or cancel as a result of but not limiting to supplier failure, should the holiday home no longer be available or a supplier service no longer available.
- We make a significant change or cancel due to a reason beyond our control.
- We make a significant change or cancel acting with your best interest to do so.
- We make a significant change or cancel due to an issue at the accommodation.
We will not make a price reduction or pay you compensation; and the above options will not be available where:-
- i) we make an insignificant change;
- ii) we cancel as a result of any failure by you (including a failure to make payment in accordance with these terms);
iii) where the change(s) or cancellation by us arises out of alterations to the confirmed booking requested by you.
C3.2 Changes and cancellations to package arrangements after departure
If we become unable to provide a significant proportion of your package arrangements after you have departed, we will try to offer you suitable alternative arrangements of, where possible, equivalent or higher quality than those specified in the contract. If the alternative arrangements we make are of a lower quality than those you originally booked, we will make a price reduction. You may reject the proposed alternative arrangements only if they are not comparable to what we originally promised to provide or if the price reduction we offer is inadequate. Where we are unable to make suitable alternative arrangements or you reject the proposed alternative arrangements in accordance with this clause, where appropriate and only where your arrangements are a package, we will pay you reasonable compensation to a maximum limit of the price paid for any activity or accommodation subject to the exclusions and limitations set out in clause A11. Clause C3.2 would apply for any double booking made by ourselves.
C4 Assistance to those on a package in the event of difficulty or unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances
Where you have booked a package, we will provide appropriate assistance without undue delay in the event that you experience difficulty because of Unavoidable and Extraordinary Circumstances. Such assistance will extend to providing appropriate information on health services, local authorities and consular assistance; and helping you to make distance communications and to find alternative travel arrangements. We will charge a reasonable fee for such assistance if the difficulty is caused by you intentionally or as a result of your act or omission. In the event such assistance please contact 07917887453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
C5. Our responsibility for Packages
We accept responsibility as an “organiser” under the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018. Subject to these booking conditions, if we fail to arrange or perform your package arrangements in accordance with our agreement, we will remedy any resulting lack of conformity. If that is impossible or entails disproportionate costs (taking into account the extent of the lack of conformity and the value of the arrangements affected), we will instead pay you compensation/ refund for any activity or accommodation we fail to arrange or perform subject to a maximum limit of the price paid for any activity or accommodation subject to the exclusions and limitations set out in clause A11.
C6. Financial security – Where you have booked a package, these bookings are protected by our financial failure insurance
C7 Third party suppliers
C7.1 Third party suppliers are not employed by us and are acting as individual contractors. Each third party supplier has direct responsibilities to you including in respect of your health and safety and informing you of any rules and regulations that apply to the activity supplied.
C7.2 We pay third party suppliers a deposit per person at the time of booking, and on occasion the suppliers are paid in full at the time of booking ( on the date you pay the deposit to us ) for this reason it is not possible to refund you for any cancellations of any activities. Once you have paid the balance and the security deposit to us, our package coordinator will be in touch to arrange the times of your activities. Please be aware that it is not always possible to have the activities at a time you request, we will however try our best to accommodate your requests, but we have the right to book in your supplier at a time we feel is acceptable. If you are not happy with this time we can look at another activity for the same value or an upgrade, but no refund would be given at this point should you not accept the time slot allocated.
C7.3 We require all third party suppliers to maintain their own insurance.
C7.4 Each supplier reserves the right to refuse you (or any member of your group) access to any of the products and services detailed in your Package plan if it believes that that person is not fit to participate in the activity or if it, at its sole discretion, believes that the person’s behaviour is inappropriate.
C7.5 If a supplier has to leave the property due to inappropriate behaviour by any guest, your activity will immediately come to an end and no monies will be refunded for any such activity.
C8. Activity Timings and Locations
C8.1 Our itineraries are designed for you to achieve maximum enjoyment from your Package. However, you are responsible for adhering to all advice and timings provided to you at all times. Failure to do so may result in your group being unable to participate in activities.
C8.2 You should contact us immediately if any information which appears on the Provisional Itinerary and/or Final Itinerary or elsewhere appears to be incorrect or incomplete, as it may not be possible to make changes after the Final Itinerary has been issued to you.
C8.3 Please note we do ask you to allow an additional hour and a half when booking spa treatments incase the treatment times goes over. We also ask that you allow up to 2 hours for any Pizza, Chinese or Curry delivery, we will try our upmost to make sure its delivered in an hour timeslot, but we do suggest you allow 2 hours incase the suppliers are busy on the evening and are running late. We will not be responsible for suppliers turning up late if they are within a 2 hour time frame.
C8.4 Please check you are happy with your delivery ( Pizza, Chinese or Indian ) before the driver leaves, for example but not limiting to: if the pizzas are cold or something missing from the order. Once the delivery is accepted we will not be able to offer any refunds should there be any complaints.
Please note – if a property has a dance pole – you will be using this at your own risk, we do not take any responsibility for any accident or injury for this activity.
Please note – pregnant ladies should not use the hot tub.
All pre-booked activities – you must report any issue with the activity to the supplier at the time and give the supplier the opportunity to rectify the situation first. Any issues should be reported to Celebration Cottages 079178874 at the time to also give Celebration Cottages chance to assist with any problem. In all instances you must report any complaints within 24 hours after your stay.
Pizza Nights – Please be aware this is a Pizza Delivery – we provide a selection of different pizzas with side dishes. It is normally 1 large pizza between 2 people.
Spa Treatments – It is your responsibility to make sure you let the beautician know of any medical issues before any treatments take place. Any medial issues which arise as a direct result of a spa treatment does have to be reported within 30 days of the spa treatment. Beauticians hold all consultation forms for 30 days.
Catering activities – it is your responsibility to let the chef know on arrival of any allergies and to double check the chef knows of any allergies in the group. It is important that this is checked before any meal is served to your group.
Financial Failure Protection
Policy Holder: CELEBRATION COTTAGES LTD
Company Registration number: 09382145
Policy Number: HIS/FII/00xx 201x
Policy Period: Up to 16th May 2023 ( Policy Period covers bookings made within the dates specified regardless of date of travel )
Celebration Cottages Ltd ( Also trading as Tipsy Hens ) is a company committed to customer satisfaction and consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, and in accordance with the current Package Travel Regulations all passengers booking a package with Celebration Cottages Ltd are fully insured for the initial deposit, and subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation form. The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Celebration Cottages Ltd
This Policy is issued by Evolution Insurance Company Limited which is registered in Gibraltar No. 88737 with a registered office at 5/5 Crutchett’s Ramp, Gibraltar, GX11 1AA.
Evolution Insurance Company Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Commission in Gibraltar and authorised and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK. Details about the extent of our authorisation and regulation by the FCA are available from us on request.
In the unlikely event of Insolvency of Celebration Cottages Ltd please follow the procedures below:
Claims should be submitted in writing, supported by documented evidence quantifying the value of the claim, to: Evolution Insurance Solutions Limited, 53A High Street, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1AA or via email to email@example.com
Policy exclusions: This policy will not cover any monies paid back to you by your Travel Insurance or any losses which are recoverable under another insurance or bond (with the exception of Credit and Debit card). This policy will also not cover any loss sustained by Passenger(s) booked on a flight-inclusive package sold and commencing within the United Kingdom.
**Policy Period covers bookings made within the dates specified regardless of date of travel**
The Insurer is the controller of the personal data provided in relation to this Policy. The Insurer is registered with the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority (GRA) as a data controller and is listed on the Register of Data Controllers under registration number DP003699. The Insurer’s full Privacy Notice is available at www.evo-insurance.com/privacy