1. ‘The Holidaymaker’ refers to anyone staying at the property for the duration of the holiday.
2. The maximum length of a booking will be three consecutive weeks and the purpose of the booking must be for a holiday.
3. ‘The Charity’ refers to The Lin Berwick Trust, Registered Charity No 1083039 & SC039659
4. ‘The Property’ refers to specially constructed, self-catering accommodation owned and operated by The Lin Berwick Trust.
5. All bookings are from Thursday to Thursday unless by prior arrangement. Holidaymakers should arrive between 15:00 – 16:00 and depart by 11:00.
If you have an emergency which is likely to delay your arrival it is your responsibility to inform the House Manager immediately.
6. All bookings must be accompanied by a deposit of £200 per holiday week . This deposit is non-refundable. The balance due for the holiday must be paid two calendar months before the commencement of the holiday. Bookings may be subject to cancellation if this is not received by the due date. All cheques should be made payable to The Lin Berwick Trust.
7. The Holidaymaker undertakes to leave the Property in a clean and tidy condition and return the key(s) to the House Manager on departure.
8. The Holidaymaker undertakes to take good care of the Property during the holiday period and will replace or pay for any articles damaged or lost by the Holidaymaker or a member of his/her party. The property will be inspected on the morning of your departure and you will be advised of any damage that has been found or items that are missing.
9. If the property is not available owing to damage by fire, storm or any cause outside the control of the Charity, the Charity’s liability will be limited to refunding all monies paid.
10. In line with the aims of the Charity, at least one Holidaymaker must have a disability.
11. The number of Holidaymakers using the accommodation at any time must not exceed six.
12. Pets: We regret that we cannot allow pets, with the exception of Guide Dogs for the Blind and Hearing Dogs for the Deaf or registered dogs for the disabled. Holidaymakers should bring suitable bedding for their animals.
13. Holiday insurance: The Charity will not be liable for any accident, damage, loss, expense or inconvenience to person or property that a Holidaymaker or any third party may suffer arising out of or in any way connected with the booking. Therefore, we advise Holidaymakers to make sure that adequate insurance protection is in place for their holiday, including Personal Liability cover, in addition to the Cancellation provisions which are referred to specifically in Clause 15 below.
14. Cancellations: All cancellations must be notified to the Charity by telephone in the first instance, and then in writing. If you cancel less than two months before the commencement of your holiday the Charity reserves the right to retain 100% of the cost of your holiday. However, if the Charity is able to re-let the property you will receive a refund of the cost of your holiday minus the deposit. Whilst Cancellation Insurance is not mandatory, we strongly advise you to take it out to cover you in the case of unforeseen eventualities such as personal accident, car breakdown, redundancy etc.
15. Holidaymakers must provide towels (unless hired from The Trust at the time of booking) and tea towels together with any personal items relevant to their disability. Failure to provide incontinence protection for chairs and sofas will result in any damage caused being charged to the Holidaymaker. If Holidaymakers change over during a booking, they will be responsible for providing their own fresh bedding.
16. The Charity operates a no-smoking policy at the Property. If evidence of smoking is found, future bookings will not be accepted.
17. Any booking is accepted on the strict basis that a Holidaymaker shall be personally liable for the safe removal of all sharps, swabs and dressings, and in signing the booking form for this holiday period, the Holidaymaker indemnifies the Charity from and against all actions, claims and other matters which may arise should this provision fail to be observed.