Please read these Terms & Conditions carefully as by booking and paying for a holiday at The Beehouse /The Bothy you are deemed to have accepted them CONTRACT The contract for a short-term holiday rental shall be made between the client and the owner. The Contract is only effective once the transaction has been approved via email or by telephone, the required deposit payment has been received and confirmation has been sent to the client. This contract between the client and the owner is for the purposes of a holiday let and is accepted as such by both parties, to which Section 12(2) and paragraph 8 of Schedule 4 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988 apply, namely, “a tenancy the purpose of which is to confer on the tenant the right to occupy the house for a holiday.” The client shall not sub-let the premises or any part thereof. PAYMENT AND PRICES A non-returnable deposit of £150 – £200 (depending on length of stay) is payable on booking. Provisional bookings are held for 7 working days only. The balance of the rental is payable six weeks prior to arrival. For bookings made less than six weeks in advance, the total amount is payable on booking. Payment can be made by bank transfer or cheque. Cheques should be made payable to “Bee Enterprises Ltd ” and sent to Elizabeth Logan, Dairsie Manse, Manse Road, Dairsie Fife KY154RS Scotland. The client is responsible for the cost of any bank charges payable if the funds are transferred from abroad and the amount due is the total price detailed in the enquiry email response. If there is any shortfall this must be paid for by the client on arrival. In the event of the failure to submit the balance six weeks prior to the date of entry we reserve the right to re let. The owner reserves the right to amend the price and conditions detailed on the website anytime prior to booking and variations may apply from the published price if there are any golf or other major events on locally. CANCELLATION In the event that you have to cancel, every effort will be made by us to re-let the property, but if this is unsuccessful the full balance will be payable by the client. In the event of cancellation, notice of cancellation must be sent by registered post or recorded delivery letter. Holiday cancellation insurance is therefore strongly recommended. In the unlikely event of the owner cancelling the booking a full refund of all monies will be given to the client. PERIOD OF HIRE The Beehouse /The Bothy will be ready for you by 4 pm on the day of arrival and must be vacated not later than 10 am on the day of departure. Early arrival and later departure are by prior arrangement only. Changeover days for weekly stays are normally on Saturdays. Change-over days for short lets (less than 7 days) are by arrangement. Please advise us of your expected arrival time so we can make suitable key collection arrangements with you. We cannot be held responsible for properties not being ready for occupation should clients arrive earlier than 4pm. Likewise, especially during high season periods, departure must be by 10am. Short break bookings can be more flexible and will be discussed on booking. We reserve the right to decline accommodation and to require the immediate removal of any persons not complying with these conditions or for any behaviour detrimental to the property or the comfort of our other guests. NUMBER OF GUESTS PER PROPERTY The number of persons occupying a property must not exceed the maximum number stipulated and agreed on at the time of booking. We reserve the right to terminate the hire without notice if this condition is breached. Children over the age of 2, not sleeping in a travel cot, count towards the total number of guests. Guests are welcome to visit but must not stay overnight. SMOKING POLICY Clients are reminded that The Beehouse/The Bothy are both strictly non-smoking to ensure the comfort of all of our guests. All traces of smoking must be removed from patios/gardens etc by the hirer by the end of their occupancy. CARE OF PROPERTY Please leave The Beehouse/The Bothy clean and tidy on departure! We reserve the right to make an extra service charge if the property is not left in a satisfactory condition. We do ask clients to report accidental breakages to us immediately and, where deemed necessary, leave payment for replacement/repairs prior to departure. We aim to ensure that all properties are maintained to a high standard and as such we would ask that all faults or failure with any equipment within The Beehouse should be reported immediately in order that steps can be taken to remedy the problem. We cannot be held liable for a breakdown of any facility which is beyond our reasonable control(e.g. breakdown or failure of any electrical equipment, facility or plumbing)or from any misuse or negligence of the client using the equipment. The client must leave The Beehouse secure if left unoccupied during the period of let. The client must permit owners and their agents reasonable access to the property. PETS Pets are welcome in The Beehouse/The Bothy, by agreement with Guest and Owner, however please restrict the pet to the ground floor (but not the ground floor bedroom) in The Beehouse and not in the bedroom of The Bothy. Please do not leave your pet unattended in the property for any long length of time, or allow the pet on any of the furniture or furnishings. You are responsible for clearing up dog mess outside the property also. There is a charge of £25 per pet. ITEMS INCLUDED Our prices include the provision of quality bed linen, duvets ,towels and electricity. We also provide washing powder, dishwasher powder, washing up liquid and all the basic cleaning items that you would require during your stay. PERSONAL INJURY & LOSS OF CLIENT PROPERTY The client or members of his/her party cannot hold the owners responsible for injury sustained or the loss or damage to any belongings during their stay. The proprietor accepts no liability for accident, injury, loss or damage sustained by any residents, their family, visitors, animals, vehicles or personal effects however caused. USE OF INTERNET We do not accept any responsibility for any material downloaded by guests onto their own devices via The Beehouse/The Bothy broadband internet connection. Anything downloaded by guests is entirely the responsibility of the Guest. CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL If for any reason The Beehouse or The Bothy have been rendered unsuitable for holiday letting (e.g. water damage/fire damage) on the date booked, we will endeavour to offer alternative accommodation or alternative dates, or offer a refund of all monies paid by the client. There shall be no further claim against the owner. We are sure that you will have a very enjoyable break with us. Nevertheless, should you any have cause for complaint, please advise us immediately so we can try and resolve the problem, as it is difficult to investigate complaints of any nature once a client has returned home. Regrettably, therefore, it is unlikely that complaints can be accepted and investigated at the end of the hiring period or after the client has departed.