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Hiring Terms and Conditions

A travel cot and high chair can be provided with a handling charge of 10, these items are limited and should be reserved at the time of booking, no linens whatsoever are provided for the cot.

Where there is an open fire, the owners provide a supply of fuel at the beginning of the season, guest are expected to replace what they use from the local shop, which will deliver as necessary.

Maximum occupancy

Moriston Cottage 4 Adults + Cot

Tigh an Eilean 5 adults + Cot

Harbour Cottage 2 adults + Cot if booking just the downstairs, or 6 adults + cot if taking the whole house

Samphire Lodge 6 adults + Cot

Lorna Shelbourn acts only as a representative for the cottage owners, the hiring contract for the property is between the hirer and the property owner.

The receipt of an initial payment is treated as a firm booking and, if accepted, the hirer becomes liable for the full balance of the charges which are payable six weeks prior to the commencement date of the holiday. Non-payment of the balance of the hire charges by the due date will result in the treating of the property as being available for re-booking.

If the hirer cancels a confirmed booking he/she remains liable for payment of the full cost of the holiday. Upon receipt of written confirmation of the cancellation from the hirer, we will endeavour to re-let the property and if successful will make a full refund to the hirer less an administration fee of 65 (from the full rental cost, or 15 if only a deposit has been paid), and any other expenses incurred in re-letting. Customers should be aware that the deposit will only be refunded when the cottage is re-let at the full rental, and last minute bookings can be let at a reduced rate.

The number of persons occupying a property must not exceed the maximum occupancy level stated above, without prior consent of the owner. Under no circumstances will sofas be used for overnight sleeping arrangements. Owners reserve the right to terminate occupancy of the property without notice or refund in the case of a breach in this condition. The hirer is responsible for the condition of the property and its entire contents during the hire period, fair wear and tear excepted. The hirer will make good any damage or loss and leave the property and contents in a clean and tidy condition.

The person held to be responsible for the hiring party will be the person who paid the deposit and /or balance payment. Owners reserve the right to decline to hand over the properties to any person or persons who in their opinion is not suitable to take charge. In such cases, hire charges shall be refunded in full and the liability of the owner shall cease. If an owner is prevented, because of circumstances out with his control (eg fire damage, drought, or the interruption of utility supplies), from putting his property at the disposal of the hirer, the hire charge shall be refunded in full but the hirer shall have no further claim against the owner. Specific conditions and restrictions applying to certain properties (eg pets, smoking, times of entry and departure) will be mentioned in the individual property descriptions and will be deemed to form part of these hiring terms and conditions.
The contract effected between the hirer and the owner of the property is in the terms of schedule 4 section 8 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988 and confers on the hirer the right to occupy the property for the period agreed for holiday purposes only.

Where pets are permitted in the holiday accommodation, they must not be left unattended in the property (including the garden) at any time without the owner's prior agreement. They must not be allowed in any of the bedrooms or on any of the furniture within the property. They must be under strict control at all times. The Hirer must clear up any fouling on gardens or grounds without delay. If a garden is described as enclosed it does not mean that it is 'escape-proof' for pets. Any damage should be reported immediately and paid for.

Lorna Shelbourn has taken every care to ensure the accuracy of the property descriptions and all information is given in good faith and believed correct at the time of going to press, but she cannot be held responsible for changes beyond her control or be liable for any act, neglect or default on the part of the owner resulting in loss, injury or accident caused by the hirer.

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