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Booking Conditions

Our full booking conditions for your holiday at Rudge Farm Cottages


booking conditions – rudge farm self catering holiday 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. This confirmation will be sent by email or post (if no email is available).  

You may still remain liable to pay 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

If you make a booking less than six weeks in advance the total amount is payable on booking of your cottage.  For all other bookings a deposit of 30% 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).  Any non-payment of the balance six weeks in advance shall be deemed to be cancellation of the booking.  Cheques should be made payable to Rudge Farm LLP. We can provide details of our bank account for direct bank transfers.

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. If we are unable to re-let your holiday then none of the monies paid to us can be refunded. Rudge Farm recommends you consider taking out appropriate cancellation insurance to protect you against possible loss. You will have the opportunity to do this through our online booking process if you wish.

We would only cancel your booking if your cottage was unavailable for reasons beyond our control but would, however, attempt to offer you alternatives. 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

Rudge Farm reserves 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 will 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

Rudge Farm 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

Please be aware you 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...

My family has stayed here many times including two visits this year. The cottages are very nice and have everything you need. They are user friendly and you don't feel continuous panic if you have young children there! The grounds and setting are completely stunning. My family and I lay in the garden outside our cottage and listened to the sound of the birds wings whirring through the air as they sped around the buildings. We are talking seriously peaceful!

Craig, London

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

If your looking for a peaceful holiday in the deep countryside this is perfect.The wildlife is great with so much to see and the most wonderful walks on your doorstep.Pigsty cottage was excellent for us and the view from the cottage was stunning.

Toby, Carmarthen

Perfect country retreat - First class comfortable accommodation in the Gardeners Cottage. Set in the beautiful Dorset countryside, we couldn't have wished for more. No hesitation in recommending Rudge Farm to my family and friends.

Stephen, St Albans

Great family fun - We had a great family trip with 14 of us sharing three adjacent cottages to celebrate a family birthday. Whilst we were only there for two nights, the facilities on site were great and kept the three children entertained and busy.

Simon, Cambridge
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