Terms and Conditions of Booking – Putsborough Manor Holiday Cottages

Terms and Conditions of Booking – Putsborough Manor Holiday Cottages

Terms and Conditions of Booking – Putsborough Manor Holiday Cottages

BOOKINGS

Your booking should be made using our booking form.  A booking is  regarded as accepted when you receive written confirmation from us and you have paid an initial payment; which has been processed and cleared. You will receive a letter confirming your booking and further details. If there is a balance left to pay on your booking it must received by us no later than eight weeks before the beginning of your holiday.  By booking with us you are agreeing to these Terms and Conditions of Booking.

CANCELLATIONS

If your stay is over 8 weeks away cancellations with full refund is given (minus an administration fee of £50).

In the event of a visitor cancelling after the 8 week mark you will be re-embursed your rental charge. This will be minus the administration fee and only if the property is re-let.  If it is not re-let you will have to pay the whole quoted price for the period booked. If it is re-let at a reduced price you will be liable for the difference.  Our recommendation is that guests have their own travel insurance to cover this eventuality.

NOTE: Non payment by the due date will be treated as a cancellation and the cottage may be re-let without reference to the applicant.

We reserve the right to amend prices advertised at our discretion.

OCCUPYING THE PROPERTY

Your cottage is available for occupation from 4.00 pm on the first day of your booking and must be vacated by 10.00 am on the last day.  The owner shall permit you, and the members of your party as named on the booking form only (and no-one else), to occupy the property for holiday purposes. For the avoidance of doubt, the number of people in the property must at no time exceed the amount of people we have stated the property ‘sleeps’. No-one other than those named on the booking form may sleep at the property.

The owner reserves the right to refuse entry to the entire party or ask the party to leave without compensation should the tenant part with or share possession of the cottage except with those named on the booking form.

If you commit a serious breach of these Terms and Conditions of Booking the owner will have the right to terminate your booking.  If you are already at the property, the owner may require you to vacate it at once. A serious breach may include failure to comply with the rules of the house or where your behaviour, or that of your guests’ behaviour, is likely to have an adverse effect upon those staying or living nearby the property. If you or your guests’ behaviour has made the possibility of your stay continuing untenable, you may be asked to leave immediately. Unless we are able to find someone else to rent the cottage for the remaining period, no refund of the fees you have paid will be returnable to you.

The tenant must permit the owners reasonable access to the cottage to affect emergency maintenance or resolve problems.

REFUNDABLE SECURITY/DAMAGE DEPOSIT

Our Terms and Conditions of Booking ask that your cottage must be left clean and in good order as you found it. You will be responsible for any breakages. We shall be entitled to claim from the damage deposit the cost of remedying any breach of these obligations together with the cost of any service or goods provided to or for you and for which you have not paid. The amount of the damage deposit may vary.

Out of courtesy dog owners are required to clean up the garden after their dog for the next guest.  Your deposit re-payment may be reduced or withheld if you do not.  Dog owners are also asked not to allow their pets on beds or furniture, any damages done will be deducted.

You are responsible for cleaning the BBQ if you use it during your stay.  The BBQ should be left with griddle and plates cleaned (gas) . There will be a £30 charge for this if left dirty.

Breakages and damage should be reported to the housekeeper prior to vacating the property.

Deposit will be fully or partly withheld in the following circumstances:
Exceptional cleaning
Broken or damaged furnishings or equipment or decor
BBQ left uncleaned
Dogs been allowed on beds/furnishings or cause damage
Garden not cleared after visit by owners of pets

The damage deposit will be refunded to you if due. It will be returned by a cheque in the post. However, if you prefer it can be paid by bank transfer into your account and you will need to let us know your account details. In any other circumstances the balance after any deductions will be sent to you in due course, once final amounts owing have been established. Exceptional cleaning will be charged for.

DESCRIPTION

The description of the property is believed to be true and accurate.  Whilst all efforts have been made to ensure the descriptions and other information given to you are accurate, we cannot be held responsible for errors contained in websites or leaflets, or of any mis-description.  Differences may arise between the photographs, illustrations, tariff and descriptions and described on website or leaflet and the actual property.

COMPLAINTS

Please immediately notify the owner of any difficulties in the first instance, or housekeeper secondly. Because of difficulties in investigating the validity of any complaint once you have departed from the cottage, please notify promptly (before the end of your holiday) and every endeavour will be made to put any issues right. Consideration must be made for any repairs, electrical, plumbing over weekends and bank holidays. Under no circumstances will complaints be considered after departure from the property.

UNAVAILABILITY OF PROPERTY

A booking may be cancelled if the property becomes unavailable for reason beyond our control. Examples of such may include flooding, fire, and other significant damage to the property or failure of utility services to the property. If this happens we will refund you any sums you have paid, but we shall not have any other liability to you.

PETS

We welcome pets and responsible owners.  However you may only bring pets where you have mentioned them on our booking form and we have confirmed that this is acceptable.  There is a surcharge for a pet to stay. By booking our cottage you are agreeing to our house rules regarding pets as follows:

Please clear up after them and remove all trace or your pets having been present before you leave the cottage.
Pets must cause no damage to the cottage.
Pets are not allowed on furniture or on beds.
Pets must not disturb the neighbours (for example by barking at night)
Pets must not be left on their own in the cottage if they are disruptive by barking or by causing damage.
Pets must be kept under control at all times.
Aggressive pets are not welcome.
You will forfeit your deposit if you do not adhere to these rules.

DRONES

The use of Drones at our properties is prohibited. We ask our guests to keep Putsborough a Drone free area.  The residents of Putsborough and holiday makers are entitled to privacy on their property and rental property.  Please limit the use of Drones to the beach or open areas aways from our hamlet.

INSURANCE

It is your responsibility (the holiday maker) to ensure that you have adequate holiday insurance, for instances of losses due to cancellation or difficulties in travel, accidents or injuries, theft of personal possessions etc. No liability is accepted by the owner for any accident or injury suffered by you (the holiday maker) during the period of your rental and occupation of the property.

The parents of children are responsible for the supervision and safety of their children whilst at the property and whilst using the facilities, for example garden, play equipment and tennis court etc.

PLEASE NOTE There is a small brook bordering the property.

Walks in North Devon

North Devon is a must for walkers, we have many areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty to explore. We are especially blessed here at Putsborough Manor Holiday Cottages as the South West Coastal path runs past the door.  Several of the walks listed below are within a short walk from our cottages.

Whilst there are many opportunities to get off the beaten track and explore new grounds, there’s also plenty of well known and well loved routes which are perfect to walk, hike, stretch your legs.  Wander in a daydream, explore, sightsee and discover in North Devon! Many routes are also dog friendly and are perfect for families too.

Plus, due to our position on the coast, the gems of North Devon are right by the sea. So here’s our guide to some of the best coastal Walks in North Devon.  How many of these amazing routes and photo-worthy views have you enjoyed?

NDMB – CREATE YOUR OWN PATH (30) from Panoptic Motion on Vimeo.

PUTSBOROUGH TO WOOLACOMBE

Putsborough Holiday Cottages
Woolacombe Beach looking towards Putsborough and Baggy Point

We have to start with this one, the classic walk between the beaches of Putsborough and Woolacombe. It’s a simple idea; start from either end and follow the path overlooking the beach. Along the way you take in the sea, sand, surf and views out to Lundy and Morte Point,  – then on the way back take the same route or walk over the beach instead. Whether you’re in Woolacombe, or staying at Putsborough, this is a walk anyone can enjoy.  Putsborough and Woolacombe beach are dog friendly all year (restrictions apply in places).

BAGGY POINT

This walk can be commenced from the door of your cottage, just walk across our field and across the lane, the path starts there.  Walk the Coastal Path on National Trust land around the coast to Croyde. This walk includes an easier route and a steeper path for an alternative route back. It’s a great walk for taking in amazing, panoramic views of the coastline towards Bideford and Hartland, and on a clear day you can see the coastline of Wales as well as Lundy Island and the beautiful golden beaches of Putsborough, Croyde and Saunton. Children will love discovering the secrets along the way and everyone will enjoy the rocks and cliffs – a true, North Devon experience.

 

MORTE POINT

putsborough beach

A walk on the pathways of Morte Point will give you the chance to enjoy a dramatic and rocky coastline with sweeping views.  You can tag this on to the walk from Putsborough to Woolacombe if you are a keen walker (approx 6 miles each way). Stop at Woolacombe for lunch or dinner.  Or you can commence from Mortehoe village carpark and look out for the sign ‘coastal path’ and have a picnic on the point or visit one of the two lovely pubs in Mortehoe.

 

 

CROW POINT & BRAUNTON BURROWS

Braunton Burrows sand dunes at Saunton near Braunton on the North Devon coast, England, United Kingdom.

If you want to get away from the crowed beaches of Croyde or Woolacombe in the summer this is the place for you! Drive to Velator from Braunton, you’ll find carparks where the Burrows meet the estuary. From there it’s up to you, as there are no set paths, instead you can simply wonder. Drop down onto the beach and follow the water to the wrecked boat and Crow Point – with views of Instow, Westward Ho!, and Appledore – and then head towards the sea onto the far end of Saunton Sands. With the Burrows behind you, there’s plenty of dunes to be explored too.

 

HEDDON VALLEY

If you fancy a woodland walk alongside a river as it makes its way to the sea and then discover Heddon’s Mouth (a pebbly beach with an ancient lime kiln) then take a drive to Heddon Valley   On the edge of Exmoor the drive to Heddon Valley is worth the trip, as you drive into the valley you will discover a beautiful landscape of ancient lichen covered trees and fern forests that harken back to prehistoric times. Park near The Hunters Inn  and find the start of a beautiful walk through the woods alongside the River Heddon to where it meets the sea. These are some of England’s highest sea cliffs, framing an amazing view out to sea. Ideal.

Putsborough Garden Holiday Cottage

Putsborough Garden Holiday Cottage

Perfect for a family holiday cottage 5* Review Score

Spacious, well appointed, clean and providing every convenience to help you feel at home. The gardens are fabulous with peace and tranquility all around. The proximity to the wonderful dog friendly Putsborough beach is the icing on the cake. In conclusion we have now stayed at the Putsborough Garden Holiday Cottage three years running, and to our grand children it is “The Seaside House”.

Walking Woolacombe Coastal Path

3 miles of beach heaven in deepest Devon! Walking Woolacombe Coastal Path is a must when you stay in this area of North Devon.

Putsborough Holiday Cottages

Start at Marine Drive Car Park and walk towards Putsborough. Or Start at Putsborough Sands Car Park to and walk to Marine Drive Car Park in Woolacombe.

Easy – The path along the South West Coast Path is wide except for one stretch above Putsborough Sands where the path (gradient – 1:7 uphill for about 10 metres) narrows to a width of just over a metre. A second gradient near Broadsands Bungalow rises for 100 metres at 1:12.

An easy level walk above Morte Bay with spectacular views from Baggy Point to Morte Point and out to Lundy. The beach stretches for over 2 miles. This is an easy access walk suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs and trampers. Those of us with, at least, a moderate level of fitness will enjoy this walk.

To check that this walk is suitable for you click here:  South West Coastal Path Information

Where you can find additional mapping and photographs showing gradients, path surfaces, and other detailed information.

 

A little piece of heaven” 5 of 5 stars

We had a wonderful time in the amazing Putsborough Garden Cottage in beautiful Putsborough. The cottage was the best holiday home that we have ever stayed in. The interior and amenities of the cottage and gardens were exceptional. The walk through the field to the beach was one of the highlights of the holiday.
It was also such a delight to have met the lovely owners of the property. We will be back!!

Fantastic property, gorgeous garden, great location” 5 of 5 stars

Just returned from Putsborough Garden Cottage where we spent a lovely relaxing week. The property was lovely and had everything we could possibly need and more. We had lovely weather so we’re able to spend afternoons relaxing on the sun loungers in the beautiful garden when we weren’t on Putsborough beach or visiting the local villages and towns. I have been to a few properties in the Croyde area but this really was the best and we were also able to brush up on our tennis skills. Would not hesitate to recommend this property and look forward to returning.

Events – Croyde 2016 inc Oceanfest

Happening Events Croyde ( Goldcoast Oceanfest ) this summer!  Come and stay in one of our beautiful self contained cottages and enjoy …

GOLDCOAST OCEANFEST 2016

Oceanfest
Oceanfest 17 – 19 June 2016

Goldcoast Oceanfest held next to the beach in Croyde on midsummer weekend. It is all about good times, great music, keeping fit and looking after the environment. With competitions on the beach during the day and some great music from both local acts and headliners from afar.  Its a fun event for all the family. Musical acts include DJ Fresh, Reverend and the Makers, Sunset Sons and KT Tunstall plus many more.

 

NORTH DEVON MARATHON 26th June 2016
THE NORTH DEVON AONB MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON

The North Devon AONB Marathon and Half Marathon has quickly established itself as one of the most challenging and visually stunning events in the UK. As in previous years, places are expected to sell out months in advance. The coastal route is tough, which is part of the appeal, and the scenery is incomparable.  Taking you through the breathtaking North Devon Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Runner’s World reviewers rated this run at an amazing 93%, with an incredible 100% saying that they would do it again.

CROYDE OCEAN TRIATHLON 3RD JULY 2016

BASED AT THE BEAUTIFUL, AWARD-WINNING PUTSBOROUGH SANDS – JOIN US IN 2016 FOR WHAT PROMISES TO BE A FUN AND CHALLENGING EVENT.

Croyde TriathlonCroyde Ocean Tri is back, for its second year on Sunday 3rd July 2016. Based at the beautiful, award-winning Putsborough Sands, takes in some of the South West’s most stunning scenery.

This Olympic distance Triathlon is a course to be reckoned with and certainly not for the faint hearted. Join us in 2016 for what promises to be a fun and challenging event.

 

CROYDE’S BEER FESTIVAL @ DOWN END 12th – 14th August 2016

LIVE MUSIC – LOCAL ALES & CIDER – FOOD STALLS – CHILDREN’S INFLATABLES & FERRET RACING!

Beer Festival in Devon: 3 day summer festival of beers, cider and music overlooking the beautiful Croyde Beach, North Devon. With a host of beers from local breweries and a selection of the finest acts all we need is some sunshine this summer! On the edge of the beach next to one of the best surfing spots makes it a brilliant spot for a Devon Beer Festival!

WOOLACOMBE NATIONAL SCOOTER RALLY  23 – 26 September 2016

Woolacombe is the largest of our rallies. Set at Golden Coast Holiday Parc in Woolacombe Bay North Devon. We pride ourselves on the fact that this rally is like no other!  Giving the best of both worlds with all the onsite accommodation and facilities plus buses that ship over 1000 of the scooterists attending into the local village of Woolacombe.  We have 3 rooms running each night with The Bowling Alley a child friendly venue that is open until midnight with DJ’s, a large bar, various kids facilities and FREE bowling all weekend. Our child policy at Woolacombe is that all under 18′s must be out of the other two venues by 9pm so this is a safe venue for kids to be able to enjoy the evening in safety. Sunday is our party night with all our normal rally DJ’

events in croyde Croyde Craft Market – Every Thursday on the Green in Croyde Village

Whilst in Croyde visit the stalls of the craft market where local vendors sell their wares.

 

 

Regular live music is to be found in Croyde at our local pubs (The Thatch or the Manor Inn) and sometimes in the village hall.  Great live music can also be heard at the Kings Arms in Georgeham and Saunton Road Studios in Braunton.  Check the websites for more information on when and where:

Things to Do in Clovelly – 2016

Whilst enjoying a holiday in one of our cottages a visit to the lovely village of Clovelly is high recommended, here are some of the events happening in 2016:

Yarn-Bombing
July 01, 2016 to July 31, 2016

 

Visit Clovelly during the month of July and enjoy diyarn bombingscovering the yarn-bombed areas of our famously picturesque fishing village.

The *tight-knit* community of Clovelly residents have been busily preparing a ‘blooming’ lovely project. Yarn-bombing the village, with the help of people from all over the UK & abroad, who are donating beautiful yarn samples! The white knitting of Celebrity Design Guru, Laurence Llewelyn Bowen, will have pride of place in a very special, secret feature of the Clovelly Yarn Bomb. 

The village will look even more colourful than usual, with knitted donkeys, seaside garlands and crocheted ‘cobble-cosies’ plus much more. This unusual project is part of Clovelly’s entry to the ‘Britain in Bloom’ competition and is in aid of the Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

Yarn Bombing is a type of street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn rather than paint or chalk. Yarn installations can be easily removed if necessary.

Lifeboat Weekend in aid of the R.N.L.I.
August 06, 2016 to August 07, 2016

Held in aid of the RNLI, this popular event is a celebration of the Clovelly lifeboat and its volunteer crew.
The Lifeboat House will be open to visitors and there’ll be operational displays by the Clovelly lifeboat. It’s a fun-packed weekend with games, competitions, entertainments, food and drink, music and other family fun in and around the harbour.
September Sailings aboard historic vessel, Irene
September 04, 2016 to September 19, 2016
Experience life at sea and the exhilarating pleasure of sailing aboard the historic vessel, Irene, along the stunning coastline of Clovelly or to Lundy Island this September. Enjoy lending the crew a hand by hoisting sails, trimming jibs and steering the ship. No experience necessary – just come along for the fun!

Lobster and Crab Feast
September 04, 2016

Clovelly celebrates its famous lobsters and crabs sustainably caught by its fishermen with a great day out for all the family.
Choose from a variety of crab and lobster dishes cooked on the quay or book a table at the Red Lion Harbour Restaurant and dine on delicious lobster and seafood platters.

There’ll be live folk music, chef cookery demonstrations…

Apple Day
October 28, 2016

Bring a bag of apples, watch them being pressed, taste the juice outside the Visitor Centre, or bring more for pasteurisation and bottling. On entry to Clovelly, children can also enjoy apple games, crafts and an apple modelling competition with prizes.

Clovelly Herring Festival. 10th Anniversary
November 20, 2016
Herring Festival
Clovelly Herring Festival 2014

Clovelly was once a major centre for herring fishing! Our annual Herring Festival is held to promote these tasty, nutritious ‘Silver Darlings’ and support carefully managed fishing as carried out by our local fishermen.

The village once depended on the harvest of herring, which are caught in superb condition for a short season off its coast. Records go back over 400 years and in 1749, there were a hundred herring boats in the port. When fishing was good 9000 herring could be landed at one time. Those days of massive catches are long gone and there remain just two herring fishermen who still employ sustainable fishing methods using drift nets and long lines.

Maritime historian and writer Mike Smylie will return with his ‘Kipperland’ exhibition, which is devoted to the history of the herring. He will also be turning herring into delicious and delicate-tasting kippers and bloaters in his smokehouse.

There will also be net making, flax processing and a curragh on show provided by ‘Flaxland’.

Enjoy a wide variety of herring dishes in the quay kitchens or at the Harbour Bar. Cookery demonstrations, live shanty and sea song singers, stilted entertainers, other local food. Craft stalls, a photographic exhibition of Clovelly herring fishing, a Herring Hunt, face painting, henna tattoos and National Trust event-themed, free craft activities.

 

Clovelly Gig Regatta
July 30, 2016

The West Country boasts a long tradition of racing pilot gigs. Gig racing is exciting and strenuous, with crews reaching speeds of 9 knots in North Devon’s powerful tidal waters. You’re assured an exhilarating day’s racing. So come along and cheer on the brave crews

Woolsery Agricultural Show
July 25, 2016

Summer in North Devon would not be complete without a visit to this ever popular show.

A fun-filled day packed with a programme of activities. Classes include crafts, cattle and sheep, together with horse and pony competitions. There will be a Dairy Marquee with displays such as yoghurt and ice cream making and the chance for children to “milk a cow” along with competitions. You’ll find bustling trade stalls offering locally made crafts and food with fairground rides and a bouncy castle for the children. There’ll also be a family dog show, a display of hounds, the Young Farmers’ “It’s a knockout” and to finish the day, a parade of vintage farm machinery.

It’s a great summer day out for all the family

Clovelly Maritime Festival in aid of the N. Devon Hospice.
July 17, 2016

maritime festival

The day will be full of fun and packed with a programme of all sorts of activities and entertainment for all ages. The ‘Clovelly Gun Run’ starts the event from the harbour to Victoria Fountain. Then there’ll be lively music, street entertainment, crafty creations, sea sea-themed story telling, puppet shows, family activities and a workshop about exploring the great outdoors.

On the quay, there’ll be seafood kitchens and a range of food and art & craft stalls.

The North Devon Yacht Club will be participating in the first Clovelly Cup Race. There is also a chance to have a go in a gig with the Clovelly gig team.

Free entry for under 16s if they come dressed as a pirate, mermaid, salty sea dog or fish wife.Under 7s have free entry anyway, but we would love it if they come dressed up too. So do come along and enjoy this fun-packed day out in support of the North Devon Hospice.

Woolacombe Britain’s best beach 2016

Devon beach named the best in Britain by TripAdvisor for the second year!

(and if you go now you’ll probably have it all to yourself!)

Woolacombe wins TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice Award 2016

TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards has named the breathtaking Woolacombe Britain’s best beach.
This glorious beach is a spectacular gem right on our doorstep, and is attracting visitors all year round.Woolacombe Britain’s best beach in Devon is the number one in the UK, for a second year in a row.

The quieter, and some might say even more beautiful, Putsborough Sands is located at the far end of the beach.

Backed by sandy hills and the Woolacombe Downs, the beach boasts a three-mile long stretch of golden sand and rolling, unbroken surf which makes it the ideal hotspot for surfers. The sheer length of the beach means that there is no shortage of sand to sit down and relax on during the busy summer months.

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Putsborough Beach
Putsborough Beach

Woolacombe Beach has received the best reviews and ratings from travellers, landing it the number one spot again in the top 25 beaches category in the TripAdvisor 2016 Travellers Choice Awards. One person said: “Three miles of heaven. In wild weather, it is beautiful. In good weather, it is a delight.” The beach is part of the beautifully unspoilt north Devon coast which has protected status as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

It boasts nearby parking, surf hire, showers and toilets. There are also plenty of cafes, pubs and shops nearby.

At the Putsborough end of the beach there is surf hire, showers, parking, toilets, and beach shop and cafe. There is also the beautiful award wining Putsborough Manor Holiday Cottages for visitors who want to sample the delights of this amazing part of the world! 

The Travellers’ Choice Beaches Awards were determined by the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings for beaches, gathered over 12 months.