a. A deposit of 20% of the total cost or £50 whichever is the greater per booking to be paid within 7 days of making the reservation.

b. The balance of the rent must reach us 6 weeks prior to the start of your holiday.

c. If you book within 6 weeks of the start of your holiday, the whole of the rent is required as a condition of booking.

If we do not receive your balance by that date we may presume you have cancelled your booking and will seek to re let the property. The deposit is non refundable.

Cancellations received 6 weeks prior of the commencement of your holiday, the deposit will be lost if we are unsuccessful in re-letting the week/s booked. If we are successful in re-letting deposit monies will be returned less £50 per week administration fees.

Cancellations received 6 weeks or less before the commencement of your holiday will be subject to the full cost of the holiday. However we will do our best to re-let your week/s. Should we be successful all monies for the week/s we re-let will be returned less an administration fee of £50 per week booked and any difference between the original and the final booked price. We do recommend you take out holiday insurance to cover yourselves for this possible eventuality.

Occupancy and departure

The property is offered only on the understanding that no more than 2 people sleep on the premises. We reserve the right to refuse or curtail any booking which does not meet this requirement by numbers in the party except with our written permission. Occupancy is from 3:30pm.

In order that the properties can be prepared for future guests we would ask that the property is vacated by 10.00am on the morning of departure.

These times must be strictly adhered to so a complete clean can be carried out as per government guidelines. If for any chance there is an overstay at Wordsworth Barn a charge of £100 per day will be applied to cover the stay and other charges incurred by the owner.

Electricity, Oil and Gas

Fuel is included in the price of the rental.


No liability is accepted in respect of loss or damage to the client or any member of the party, their baggage, car or contents resulting from riot, war, strikes, adverse weather conditions, or sickness or injury or for loss or damage by a third party.


If it is felt that there are reasonable grounds for complaints about your holiday home, we must be contacted immediately so that appropriate action can be taken. No such matters can be dealt with after the completion of your holiday/rental period. As we live in the adjacent cottage, you will be able to contact us easily.


The property owners, their representative or Agent shall be allowed access to the holiday accommodation at any reasonable time for essential maintenance. Whenever possible this would be by prior arrangement and we would attempt minimum disruption to yourselves.

Cancellation by ourselves

In the unlikely event that your holiday accommodation becomes unavailable due to reasons beyond our control, we will try to find alternative of similar standard. If we fail in this or the alternative fails to meet your approval we will repay all monies in full and we shall not be under any other liability.

Maintenance of property

Holiday tenants must agree to take good care of their holiday home and to leave it in a good state of cleanliness. Please report any breakages or faults during the course of the stay so that we can ensure continual smooth running of your stay and for future guests.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information given either orally or written and all representations are made in good faith, no such representation will create any liability on the part of the owners.

Good housekeeping Deposit

Good housekeeping deposit may be required in certain circumstances as a separate payment of £100 per booking, from which we reserve the right to deduct the cost of any missing inventory items, damage, breakages or additional cleaning. The deposits are returned a few days after departure, upon inspection within the property. This will be posted to you. Up to now we have never had to resort to using the deposit monies.


Sorry - pets are not allowed.

The conditions above are to ensure that we remain good friends with you and we in turn with our neighbours and their livestock.