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Cottage Holidays and Bookings - FAQ

Booking Questions

No – payment by debit card and credit cards are not subject to a supplement. We accept payment by VISA, Mastercard and American Express cards.

We can accept payment for your holiday by bank transfer, but you will need to cover the cost of all bank charges so that we receive the full payment in UK Sterling into our bank account. In practice it is cheaper to pay by credit card.

A deposit of 30%, plus the booking fee of £26.00 is collected when a booking is made. When a booking is made less than eight weeks before the holiday is due to start, the total amount is payable at the time of booking.

The balance on a holiday is payable eight weeks before the date the holiday is due to start. If the holiday is booked less than eight weeks before it is due to start, the balance and deposit are payable together at the time the holiday is booked.

Yes it is perfectly secure to use the online booking facility. All pages are 128 bit SSL encrypted. SSL creates an encrypted link between a web server and a web browser to ensure that all data transmitted remains private and secure.
Data is stored on a dedicated server & MySQL database and access to the server and database is protected. 
All sensitive data is encrypted before being stored in the database.
All data is password protected. No-one else has access to your data.
Our server is scanned weekly by ControlScan for thousands of possible security vulnerabilities.

Yes you have the option to purchase a travel insurance policy as part of the booking process which will cover you for the duration of your booking. You will be able to read the terms and conditions of cover during the booking process and decide whether you would like to include the travel policy as part of your booking. We would always recommend though that you consider an annual travel insurance policy to cover all your travel requirements over the year. 

Holiday Questions

Normal arrival time is 4:00 PM on the afternoon the holiday starts. The booking details will show the arrival date and time, and it is worth checking as it may be earlier for some properties.

If you are not expecting to arrive at the normal arrival time for your holiday home please let the owner or housekeeper know. He or she will then arrange with you how you are going to get the keys when you arrive.

Normal departure time is 10:00 to allow time to prepare for the next visitors. The booking details sent to you when you make a booking will show the departure date and time.

The properties that are pet friendly you can find using the 'Search' facility and by clicking on 'pets welcome'. There is a charge of £25.00 per dog, per week or per length of booking whichever period is the shorter. Properties that are pet friendly will accept either one or two dogs. Please see section 14 of our booking terms and conditions for more information on pets.

All bed linen and towels are provided for the number of guests staying in the holiday home. The only towels you might need to bring are beach or swimming towels, and where pets are allowed towels for pets if you are taking them on holiday with you.

In most cases the cost of electricity and gas are included in the rent for your holiday home. If there is an additional charge it will be mentioned in the details for the holiday home.

Usually an initial supply of logs is provided when there is an open fire or a wood burning stove. The owner or housekeeper will provide more logs should you need them during your stay for an additional charge.

When the balance is paid for your holiday, full directions and contact details will be sent by email or post, along with the confirmation of payment.

Arrangements for getting the keys vary from property to property. The direction and contact details sent to you when you pay the balance on your holiday will usually include this information, but if not please contact the owner/housekeeper direct.

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