Monnington House Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions of Monnington House and Cottage,  Monnington-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR4 7NL

Please note that these Conditions should be read in conjunction with the Booking Confirmation Form.

Hugh and Anna Pearson Gregory, the Owners of Monnington House and the Cider Mill, Monnington-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR4 7NL will arrange short term holiday let of the said property. The Contract is between the Owners of the Property and the Customer, who shall assume responsibility for all party members and visitors. Any issues arising under the Contract should be addressed to the Owners.

The Contract will be entered into when the Owners issue the confirmation form after payment of the balance of the rent due and will be subject to all the Booking Conditions. The Customer should check the confirmation form carefully.

(a) DEPOSIT: A deposit of 25% of the total rent, service charge and booking fee is payable to reserve specified dates to stay at the Property.
(b) BALANCE: The remaining 75% of the total rent, service charge and booking fee is payable 13 weeks before the start of the let (unless otherwise specified on the Booking Confirmation). Should a booking be made within 4 months of the start of the holiday let, the full deposit and balance must be paid together. Failure to pay the balance on or by the due date shall be construed as a cancellation by the Customer.
(c) CAUTIONARY/DAMAGE DEPOSIT: In addition, a refundable cautionary/damage deposit of £750.00 is payable for Monnington House and £250.00 for the Cider Mill at the time specified on the Booking Confirmation.
(d) PAYMENT METHOD: All payments must be made to the Owner. Payment should be made by electronic transfer where possible.

The cautionary/damage deposit will be refunded within 14 days of your departure from the property less any costs incurred. Where you have paid the cautionary/ damage deposit by bank transfer we will refund the deposit back into your account, but only upon receipt of your bank details. We will not be held accountable if the cautionary deposit is not refunded within the 14 day time scale where we have not been provided with this information. A charge will apply where we are requested to credit an International bank account.
The Customer is legally bound to reimburse the property Owner for replacement , repair or extra cleaning costs on demand. Cautionary deposits are to cover any damage to the property and any contents, extra cleaning costs if the property is left in an unreasonable state, neglect, loss or non return of keys, excessive or long distance telephone charges. If we are not able to contact you to advise of any damages that may have occurred during your stay that require a deduction from your deposit, we cannot guarantee the balance of these funds will be refunded within the 14 day time period.
The Owners will not be held accountable for any bank charges etc you may incur resulting from the late return of the deposit. In the event of damages caused by you, the Customer and your party during your stay costing in excess of the cautionary deposit payment you will be notified in writing of the amount owing. If we have not received the funds within 30 days of your departure, we reserve the right to debit any credit/debit card details that we hold on file for you for the outstanding amount. Please note if it is necessary to obtain a quote from the Owners for repair/ replacement of items, an extension of this 14 days timescale may be necessary. Please ensure you supply all relevant contact details to enable the Owners to contact you when refunding your deposit.

Any cancellation made by the Customer for whatever reason shall be in writing addressed to the Owners. All monies paid by the Customer shall be forfeited to the Owners, until, and only if, the Owners have secured a let for the said dates. The Owners strongly recommends Customer to take out cancellation Insurance. The refundable cautionary/damage deposit will be returned.
The Owners shall not be under any liability to the Customer or third parties for any accident, damage, loss, injury, expense or inconvenience, which may be suffered, incurred or arise out of or in any way connected to the let. No term of the Contract is enforceable under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 by a person who is not party to the Contract.
If the property becomes unavailable or unusable for an unseen or forseen reason prior to the date of occupation the Owners reserve the right to cancel the booking and will reimburse the guest all monies paid.

a) Cancellation insurance or Booking Protect cancellation protection is not compulsory but the Owners strongly recommend such insurance cover for having to cancel your holiday due to any conditions which may affect your journey to the property. Force majeure includes any event which we the Owners could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events will usually include (whether actual or threatened) war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, epidemics, fire, closure, restriction or congestion of airspace, airports and ports and all other events outside our control or the UK Foreign Office advice. Please refer to cancellation terms above

If you , the Customer, decide to alter any details after your booking has been confirmed by us, providing that we are informed no later than three months prior to arrival, these will be treated as changes and a £40 administration fee will be charged. However, any change requested within 12 weeks will be treated as a cancellation.
could be subject to the charges outlined below. By signing these terms and conditions you are agreeing not to sell or transfer the booking to another party without written consent.

Rentals commence at 4.00 pm and terminate at 9.45 am for the house and Cider Mill save for the annexe, games room and table tennis room which terminates at 9.15 am .These times are specified on the Booking Confirmation.

Although Customers may invite occasional visitors up to a maximum of 5 at Monnington House and a maximum of 2 at the Cider Mill. A charge of £10 per person per day applies. The number of persons occupying the Property overnight must not exceed the maximum number stipulated on the Booking Confirmation. The property is let as a holiday home and may not be used as a venue for an event more made available to paying Customers. We reserve the right to deny access to the entire party, to require the entire party to immediately vacate the property and / or to retain the full Cautionary Deposit if this condition is not observed.

Should there be any cause for complaint during the occupation of the Property, it must be notified immediately to the Owners during the holiday. Complaints will not be entertained subsequently and certainly not after the end of the rental period. The Owner must be given the opportunity to rectify any problem identified by the Customer during their stay. No correspondence will be entered into in respect of complaints made on the day of departure or after the Customers return home when no opportunity has been provided for the Owner to rectify the problem.

The Occupier agrees to take reasonable and proper care of the Property including all of its contents and surrounds and to leave it in the same state of repair, condition and tidiness as the the beginning of the stay. The Customer to be responsible for any breakages and items missing or any other loss or damage occurring at or to the Property, during the Occupancy Period. The Customer will be required to pay for any such loss, damage, breakages or missing items and any cleaning (other than normal cleaning) which is required following departure.
All defects or want of repair that may be noticed in the Property or the furnishings, fittings, contents or decorations thereof must be reported IMMEDIATELY to the Owners and not attempt to repair the same shall be made other than by the Owners or persons authorised by them. The Customer is responsible for the behaviour of all persons who may be resident in (or otherwise in) the Property during the Occupancy Period and for the condition in which the Property is left at the end of the Occupancy Period.
No inflammable or explosive material shall be stored or placed in or close to the Property. No dirt, rags, oil or similar material shall be put in any baths, sinks, lavatory or pipe at the Property. No firearm, shotgun, crossbow or air weapon shall be brought onto the property without written permission first having been obtained and in no circumstances shall any such weapon be kept in the Property.

Sun cream, fake tan, waterproof makeup and hair dye can cause permanent damage to bedding, linen, soft furnishings and towels and we ask all guests take care when using these products. If you plan to use them, we recommend you bring spare linen in order to prevent staining during your stay. If such staining occurs, although every effort will be taken to remove any stains if this is not possible, a charge may be levied to replace these items.

As our property is a private home it has a restriction in place in terms of the type of group accepted. With this in mind you will be asked the occasion for your stay at the point of booking; please note that if it transpires the occasion is not as detailed, we reserve the right to require the property to be vacated immediately and to retain your cautionary deposit which will be used to compensate the Owners accordingly.

The Owners do not warrant and are not responsible for the accuracy of any verbal information given or statements made by its agents.

The Owners (or their representatives) shall be allowed access to the Property at any reasonable time for essential maintenance or required inspections. Wherever possible, this will be by prior arrangement with the Occupier.

15. PETS
Well trained dogs are accepted by prior approval in the house only and not in the annexe and in the Cider Mill. A maximum of 2 dogs in the house and 1 dog in the Cider Mill. Dogs are permitted on the flagstone areas of the house and not permitted on any carpeted areas nor on any furniture. In the Cider Mill the dog is permitted in the kitchen/sitting room only and not in the bedrooms nor on any furniture. They may not be left unattended. A charge of £10 per dog per day applies. No dogs under one year old nor elderly dogs who are incontinent are permitted. All dog mess to be collected. Dogs must be kept on leads on farmland at all times. No other domestic pets can be accepted.

There is parking for 10 cars at the house and 5 cars at the Cider Mill

In the interests of safety, all drivers should approach the property at 20MPH at all times.

The property shall not be used in such a way to cause annoyance or nuisance to any other person nor to the occupants of any other property or land nor for any illegal or immoral purpose or for any trade or business
The property is rented for use as a private house for the period of the rental and therefore the person/persons renting the house and their guest must treat neighbours and neighbouring properties with due concern and respect: complying with all relevant by laws including those relative to noise disturbance to preserve a quiet and peaceful atmosphere with no noise from musical instruments, radios, television and any other activity to cause disturbing levels of sound to other neighbours.
In particular hi-fis, television sets, musical instruments and similar equipment may not be used outside at any time and must be used in such a way as to cause no annoyance or disturbance to any person or occupant of neighbouring properties and the volume of all equipment and the voices of occupants should be controlled so as not to be audible outside the property between 10.00 pm and 9 am.

Please note fireworks and Chinese lanterns are prohibited on the property. Please note valuable horses, animals and hay barns are all within close proximity.
In the event of a noise nuisance being caused or by fireworks being used we reserve the right to retain some or all of the Cautionary Deposit, or, in persistent cases, we reserve the right to ask you to vacate the property with immediate effect.

The use of illegal substances or indeed any activity that is against the law of the United Kingdom is prohibited.

Should the Guest or any member of their party arrive at the property for check in in an apparently intoxicated state we reserve the right to deny access to the entire party.

Please be vigilant about leaving any medication behind ie dropped pills/tablets , due to the dangers they pose to very young children.

All nappies should be placed in nappy sacks and then into black bin liners.

Please place all household rubbish in black bin liners in the black bins for collection. Recycling (bottles, cans, cardboard, plastics) should be place loose in the green bins. Bin collection day is Thursday. Bins should be placed at the end of the drive on the road on Wednesday evening for early collection on Thursday morning.

Please note a landline if provided for your use for local calls and emergencies only. Wifi is provided for your use. We the Owners accept no liability for loss of coverage or quality where technical problems are experienced. Please do not use it for downloading films, games etc as this uses up our limit and a charge may have to be made and taken from your damage/cautionary deposit in the event of misuse.

We provide a personal checking in and checking out service. If you plan to leave earlier than your designated departure time please notify the Owners. Please note at least 24 hours notice is required to change times.

Please be vigilant with the wood burning stoves and ensure the doors are properly closed at all times.

Please be sure to lock all doors and windows when leaving the property and upon retiring

Smoking is not permitted on the properties

Access to the nearby farm buildings is STRICTLY NOT permitted.

We, the Owners, bring to your attention there are a number of blinds within the property. Young children can strangle in the loop of pull chords, chains and tapes and cords that operate the product. To avoid strangulation we request no cots are placed within reach of these cords.

Any personal information or details provided by the Customer to the Owners shall be treated and kept in confidence and will not be provided to anyone. Any person information or details provided by the Owners to the Customer, including details of the Owners of the Property shall be treated and kept in confidence and will not be used except for the purpose of licensing the Property in accordance with this Agreement. The Customer shall advise the Owners as soon as reasonably practicable of any change to the Customers details as set out above.
Personal information provided by the Customer may be used by the Owners for future promotional mailings in relation to the Property. If the Customer initially agrees to receive such information, but later does not wish to receive such information, the Customer may unsubscribe at any time by notifying the Owners at the address set out.

If any of the above conditions are breached by Customer or any member of their party, the Owners reserves the right to re-enter the property and request that the part leave the property with immediate effect.

Monnington House and the Cider Mill are situated in a rural environment and can be subject to environmental conditions beyond our control such as fly problems at certain periods of the year, high pollen levels from crops, smells from agricultural activities. Occasionally field mice may require trapping if any evidence is found in the property and this activity would be carried out during your stay and would not render the accommodation unserviceable.

35. If there is breakdown of any of the utility services at the property (ie heating, electrics, broadband, etc) the Owner will endeavour to get the problem fixed as soon as possible and will take any appropriate steps to provide an alternative source of heat/power if possible. No refunds will be provided for any loss of amenity in this respect.

36. The Owners shall be entitled to vary, amend and or otherwise change these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice.

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