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Booking Conditions

Our full booking conditions for your holiday at Rudge Farm Cottages


1. Contract 

When you submit a booking via our online reservation system you will receive an automatically generated booking summary by email to the email address you provide in the booking form. This does not form a contract between us. A contract shall only arise when your deposit payment has cleared and your booking is subsequently confirmed in writing via a letter of confirmation sent by post or email.  

You may still remain liable to pay in full or in part for the booking, even if you are unable to take your holiday.  Even where you have not paid in full at the time of cancellation, you will remain liable for the full cost.

2. Fees

For bookings made less than six weeks in advance the total amount is payable on booking.  For all other bookings a deposit of one third of the rental is payable on booking and is only refundable if the required accommodation is not available. 

The balance of the rental is payable 6 weeks prior to arrival (we will invoice you at this time.)  Non-payment of the balance six weeks in advance shall be deemed to be cancellation of the booking.  Any cheques should be made payable to Rudge Farm LLP.

3. Cancellation

In the event of your needing to cancel your holiday, it is important that you tell us at the first opportunity so that we can try to re-let your holiday cottage. If this is possible your money will be refunded to the extent of any money recovered, less £30 handling charge. If we are unable to re-let your holiday then none of the monies paid to us can be refunded. We recommend you consider taking out appropriate cancellation insurance to protect you against possible loss and you will be able to do this through our online booking process if you wish.

We would only cancel your booking if your accommodation was unavailable for reasons beyond our control. We would, however, attempt to offer you alternative accommodation. If this was not possible or unacceptable to you, then we would refund all monies paid by you for your holiday – our liability would not extend beyond this refund.

4. VAT

20% and included in the price.

5. Change of Holiday Cottage

We reserve the right to change which holiday cottage you are in, to another the same size or larger, according to other bookings taken. (Unless you have expressly asked us not to do so). We only need to do this in extremely rare circumstances.

6. Hirer’s Responsibility

The hirer is responsible for the holiday cottage and is expected to take all reasonable care of it. All damages and breakages are the responsibility of the hirer and the cost of making good such shall be payable on demand. The holiday cottage and contents must be left clean and tidy at the end of the hire period. We reserve the right to charge £50 housekeeping fee if the holiday cottage is not left as you found it.

7. Owner’s Liability

The owner will not be liable for personal injury (other than resulting from negligence) to the hirer or any member of his party, or for the loss or damage to the property of the hirer (including vehicles and contents).

8. Arrival and Departure

Guests are requested to arrive after 4pm and to vacate their holiday cottage by 10am on the day of departure.

9. Pets

We regret that we are unable to accommodate dogs or other pets.

What Our Guests Say...

Great location to explore West Dorset - We had a really lovely stay at Rudge Farm. As our first visit to West Dorset it was an ideal location to explore the coastline. The kids really enjoyed the activities on site too including the boating on the lake, the games room and tennis court. The local farm shop was fab and did lovely fresh bread, yummy cheese, and veg. Thanks for a great holiday and we would definitely recommend it to other people.

Caroline, Brighton

I organised this get away for my husbands 40th with our family and friends. What a wonderful weekend we all had! The farm is a kiddies paradise. They just loved the freedom with lots to do. This always makes a parents break away heaven. The cottages are clean and comfy - a home from home. Beaches are nice and close too. We will be back.

Janine, Surrey

Family birthday weekend - Fantastic place to stay. Beautiful views, gorgeous spacious cottages and very modern and clean. Couldn't ask for a better place to stay. Absolutely perfect. Very well equipped with everything you need. Would definitely recommend.

Sarah, Cardiff

By far the best place we have stayed. Lovely warm welcome, cottages delightful and scenery stunning!

Judith and Steve, Cambridgeshire

Just spent a long weekend here and must say thoroughly enjoyed it. Stayed in Carter's cottage, lovely and warm and cosy and spotlessly clean. Went with our daughter and one year old grandson. Perfect for families so much there to do - would love to go back in the summer months although weather was kind to us sunny but cold. Very well equipped all you could possibly want with good local pubs.

Susan, Surrey
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