Terms and Conditions

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS RELATING TO COVID 19 

CANCELLATION

Covid 19 has been distressing for us all.  Along with so many others we have lost much of our income but we want to make sure that if you are looking for a break away then you can book with confidence. For this reason we will provide a full refund for any booking (less 3% bank charges incurred) as long as official government advice states that you cannot travel either to Skye or you cannot travel from your local area.  If restrictions look likely then we may contact you in advance to request that you cancel your booking at no penalty. Please note, we cannot provide a refund if you or any member of your party is unwell, we can refund ONLY if government legislation says travel is not possible from your area at the time

CLEANING

To ensure that we keep you, our housekeeping staff, and ourselves as safe as possible, we have adopted a number of procedures and changes to our normal practice which we have detailed below.

Please help us to keep the Isle of Skye and our holiday accommodation safe for everyone and  if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

BEFORE YOU LEAVE

Please do not leave your home if any of your party feels ill with suspected Covid 19 related-symptoms. The Isle of Skye is a very fragile community with limited health resources on the island. You will not only be endangering yourselves, but others too.

WHAT TO BRING

We provide disinfectant and cleaning products however we recommend that you bring hand-sanitiser with you and you should bring your own masks and gloves for when you are out and about.

Please bring any food, toys, books, DVDs and games that you might need– following government guidance we have unfortunately had to remove all of these from the property. We will still provide bed linen, towels and tea towels.

WHILE YOU ARE HERE

Please air the property whilst you are staying here by opening doors and windows

IF YOU FEEL ILL

The following has been issued by the NHS for anyone staying in holiday accommodation.

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms during your visit, do not ignore or try to hide your symptoms. It is important you act quickly to help yourself and protect those around you. It is your responsibility to stay safe and keep others safe.

If you feel unwell and experience any COVID-19 symptoms you must:

– Stay indoors and self-isolate

– Arrange a test using your holiday address

Do not ignore your symptoms: self-isolating and getting tested quickly is the best way that you can stay safe and protect others.

You MUST notify your accommodation provider.

If you need medical advice while you wait for your test results please contact your regular (home) GP or call 111.

If you are staying or travelling with others, they must also self-isolate and take appropriate action based on your test result.

What should I do if my test is positive?

If you feel well enough to travel and do not need to use public transport, you should return home as quickly and directly as you can

If you feel so unwell that you cannot travel or cannot avoid public transport, you should continue to isolate and call 111 for further advice. It is important that you do not use public transport. You must also tell your accommodation provider that you have tested positive. If you are unwell and cannot return home, you will be expected to pay all costs to your accommodation provider.

My test was negative, can I stay?

Stay and enjoy your visit as planned but if you need medical assistance please call your own regular GP or 111.

WHEN YOU LEAVE

On departure please strip beds and bag up towels and linen in the bags provided.

Please take your empty glass bottles and jars to the recycling area

Ensure you vacate the property promptly by 10am to allow us sufficient time to thoroughly clean before the arrival of our next guests.

WHAT WE WILL DO – OUR CLEANING REGIME

For your peace of mind we have follow the cleaning protocol recommended by the UK Government and the Scottish Association of Self Caterers Advice which in turn, takes its information from WHO. We have also invested in Foggers and every room and surface will be sprayed with virucidal disinfectant .

TERMS AND CONDITIONS – STANDARD

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Your rental includes all bed linen, towels, toiletries, tea towels, central heating*, electricity*, wifi, freeview TV.

A travel cot and high chair can be provided on request. We do not provide linen for the travel cot.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE

Access is  from 4.00pm on your holiday start date. If you plan to arrive much later please do let us know in advance so we can make sure a light is left on for you. The property must be vacated by 10.00 am on your day of departure to allow us time to prepare for other guests.

NOISE

Please keep noise outside to a minimum after 10pm in respect for other guests.

SMOKING

There is strictly no smoking inside the property.  If you smoke outside please put all butts in the bin.

PETS

We will accept up to two well-behaved dogs (no puppies under 1 year old)  by arrangement in Waterside Cottage and Harbour House. We charge £10 per night per dog up to a maximum of £35 per dog.  Any dog must stay in the downstairs areas only and must not go on the furniture. They should not be left unattended in the property. As the hirer you accept full liability for any damage your pet may make and we ask that you remove all trace of pets, inside and outside the property, before your final departure. We reserve the right to make an extra charge for any additional cleaning caused by pets. Please always keep your dogs on a lead within the grounds of the property.  PLEASE NOTE – The garden is not enclosed.

Please contact us should you wish to bring any other type of pet. Any guest who takes a pet into the property without permission or without notifying us in writing or on the booking form is in breach of contract and we have the right to terminate the booking forthwith and to retain all monies paid.

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING AND CARE OF THE PROPERTY

By booking with us you agree to leave the property in a clean and tidy condition. We ask that you report any breakages or damage during your stay so we can rectify them before the next guests arrive. We don’t usually charge for light accidental damage. We do however reserve the right to charge for damage that would not be considered to result from normal wear and tear with any additional costs that may be incurred. We reserve the right to charge for breakages or any extra cleaning required. Failure to observe the no smoking policy will also incur a charge.

CHANGES AND CANCELLATION

You can make changes to your booking dates, provided an alternative is available, up to 6 weeks prior to your arrival at no additional cost. Cancellation within 6 weeks of arrival incurs a charge of 50%, cancellations within 30 days incur a 100% fee.

COVID 19 –  See above

INSURANCE

We recommend that you take out appropriate holiday cancellation insurance at the time of booking.

USERS’ RISK

The use of amenities we provide at the property is entirely at your own risk and we do not accept responsibility for any injuries to persons or loss or damage to any belongings of persons who use them. We shall have no liability for death, personal injury, damage or loss of personal property (including motor vehicles), of you and your party whilst you are staying in the property.

LIABILITY

a) If the property should not be available owing to damage by fire, storm or for any reason outside our control (including so called Acts of God) or for any reason we are not able to comply with this agreement, we shall refund to you the full amount of the monies paid and our liability is limited to the refunding of such monies. We do not accept any liability for compensation or refunds for part or full loss of your holiday.

CANCELLATION BY US

a) We are entitled at our sole and absolute discretion to refuse to hand over to you, or to repossess the property (which includes the fixtures, fittings,furnishings and decorations) if we reasonably believe that any damage is likely to be caused, has been caused or is being caused by you or any members of your party. These circumstances will be treated as a cancellation by you. No refund of any monies paid in respect of the booking will be made and we will not accept any liability to you as a result of this situation arising (including for example any costs or expenses incurred by the guests or members of the group due to not being able to occupy the property).In this situation we are not under any obligation to find alternative accommodation for you or your party.

b) If we are prevented, because of circumstances beyond our reasonable control, eg (fire damage, drought, interruption of utility supplies, Acts of God) from putting the property at your disposal, we shall refund the hire charge in full and you shall have no further claim against us.If we are unable to make the property available through any other reasons we will provide as much notice as possible and will refund any monies paid in full.

RIGHT OF ENTRY

We reserve the right to enter the property at a time agreed with you to carry out any repairs or maintenance.

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