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South Devon holiday cottages - Belsford Court Cottages - a little piece of heaven
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KNAPP - sleeps 4

OATS - sleeps 4

ARCHWAYS - sleeps 5 + cot

SWALLOWS - sleeps 4 + cot

Our cottages are child-friendly and baby-friendly

"Fantastic site and the swimming pool was the icing on the cake!"

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booking terms and conditions

These Terms and Conditions, along with your booking confirmation, make-up the contract between You and Us.

'We/Us' means Belsford Court Cottages.
'You' means the customer booking and subsequently renting a property from Belsford Court Cottages.

Bookings and Payment
1. We will confirm all bookings in writing; normally by email but if you do not have an email address then by letter.

2. Upon You paying the deposit and subject to Us confirming the booking, You are liable for the full balance of the rental.

3. You are strongly recommended to take out cancellation insurance (normally, but not always, a standard component of holiday insurance) in case You are unable to proceed with your holiday with Us.

4. A deposit of £200 is payable by You on confirmation of bookings by Us. We will email you our bank details in order that You can make a bank transfer, or We can send You details with regards to payment by cheque. The balance of the total rent is due two months before commencement of your holiday.

5. If the balance of the total rent remains unpaid one week after it was due We reserve the right to re-let the property by marketing the property on our website and the deposit payment You made will be forfeited. You will also remain liable for the full outstanding cost of your booking. Only if We are successful in re-letting the property (by marketing the property on our website) will You no longer be liable for the full outstanding cost of your booking, and the deposit will not be refundable (to cover our time and expenses in re-letting the property).

6. In the event of cancellation of your booking for whatever reason there will be no automatic refund of any payments made by You. You will also remain liable for any outstanding balance due. We will attempt to re-let the property by marketing the property on our website. Only if We are successful in re-letting the property will You no longer be liable for the full outstanding cost of your booking, and the deposit will not be refundable (to cover our time and expenses in re-letting the property).

7. Under no circumstances shall the maximum number of persons specified for a property be exceeded. We regret, due to parking restrictions and to help maximise the enjoyment of other guests, the cottages are for the use of paying guests only.

8. We have adequate but limited parking so the maximum number of your and your party’s motor vehicles must not exceed that stated for each cottage on the website unless agreed by Us in advance in writing.

9. All information and statements We provide are made in good faith. In any circumstances We shall not be liable for any damage or loss resulting from information given or statements made whether made orally or in writing.

10. We reserve the right to access the cottage at any reasonable time on giving notice to You during your holiday occupancy.

11. We reserve the right to cancel your booking – in which case any deposits or payments that you have made will be fully refunded. We will not cancel a booking without more than one month’s notice, except in the unlikely case of an emergency.

Arrival and Departure
12. Arrival and departure days are generally Fridays or Saturdays but can sometimes be organised for other days. Short breaks or out of season bookings can start any day of the week.

13. Please see the website for details of directions of how to get here: - please do not rely on Satellite Navigation as this often takes guests to the wrong location!

14. Your cottage will be ready for you any time after 4 p.m. at the start of your holiday. Please do not arrive early unless pre-arranged, as time is needed to thoroughly clean and check the cottages between lets.

15. Cottages are to be vacated by 10.00 a.m. on your departure day. You are requested to leave the cottage as far as possible in the condition that you would like to find it, i.e. all crockery, cutlery, kitchen utensils, cooker, refrigerator, baths and sinks in a clean condition and furniture in its proper place. We reserve the right to make a charge for any abnormal cleaning that may be required.

16. You are liable to pay for any breakages or damage at replacement value. However, minor damage or breakages will not normally be charged.

17. All of the cottages and facilities are non-smoking.

Electricity and Heating
18. All of the cottages have electric wall and night storage heaters. Reasonable electricity use is included in the price of your cottage. There are wood burners in Swallows, Knapp and Archways. The first basket of logs is provided free. Additional baskets of logs can be purchased.

19. Unfortunately pets are not permitted under any circumstances.

Linen, cots, high chairs, and stair gates
20. Your linen and bath towels are provided. Please bring your own towels for the pool and beach.

21. Swallows and Archways cottages have space for one cot – please let us know in advance of your stay if you are staying in either of these cottages and would like a cot. We will provide the bottom sheet for the cot, but please bring any additional cot bedding that you require with you.

22. High chairs are available on request – please let us know in advance of your stay.

23. Knapp and Swallows cottages have fixed stair gates at the top and bottom of the stairs; Archways has a fixed stair gate at the top and 2 doors (with high handles) to bedroom and shower-room at the bottom of the stairs.

Visitors with mobility difficulties
24. Due to the historic age of the buildings, the properties and facilities are unfortunately unsuitable for people with wheel chairs. Access to Swallows and Knapp is from the courtyard and Archways and Oats via a flight of steps. Please contact us if you require further details.

25. The use of the amenities, including the swimming pool, sauna, children’s play areas, games room and the grounds etc. is entirely at the user's risk and no responsibility can be accepted for any personal injury, or for loss or damage to the user's or visitor's belongings. Please read all information provided in your property information booklet. You are responsible for the supervision of your children at all times particularly when using the facilities.

Indoor swimming pool
26. Before using the swimming pool, please familiarise yourself with its layout and our safety instructions below.

Our indoor swimming pool is available for use between 7.00am and 9.00pm. It is for the exclusive use of the cottage guests staying at Belsford, and occasional use by the owners. In the swimming pool building there is a sauna, along with a small changing room, shower and WC.

Please ensure that the swimming pool building is locked at all times when not in use – so that children can not enter the swimming pool building unaccompanied. To unlock the swimming pool building (right-hand door), use the rounded silver key on your keyring. On leaving the building, please be sure to lock the door after use. To lock the door, lift the handle up to the highest possible position (sometimes stiff) and then turn the key. Please note that there is a spare key located in the keysafe at the pool building (the code is: 1066). If you use this key, then please return it after use.

The pool may only be used at your own risk and in strict adherence to the pool rules as follows, which are clearly displayed for your own safety:
1. There is no pool attendant or lifeguard on duty at any time. We cannot take responsibility for any accidents that occur.
2. Children under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult at all times when in the pool building.
3. If toddlers / babies are using the pool, they must wear waterproof nappies.
4. Please do not step on the top of the cover.
5. Please completely remove the pool cover before using the pool (see below).
6. Always shower before and after using the swimming pool.
7. Please take extra care to avoid the overhead beams when walking around the swimming pool area.
8. The flooring around the swimming pool and in the changing room can become wet and slippery. Please take extra care and do not run.
9. Please take extra care to avoid slipping when entering and leaving the swimming pool via the steps. Please use the hand rails provided.
10. Please take extra care where the pool surrounds are narrow, as these make it difficult to safely pass other bathers.
11. Please avoid going near the pool cover roller (except when covering and uncovering the pool) as the equipment is low-lying and easy to trip over.
12. Please do not take lilos, inflatables, flippers, glass, sharp or breakable items into the pool area. The supervised use of buoyancy aids is however perfectly acceptable.
13. Please do not bring any electrical equipment into the pool building.
14. Please ensure that the swimming pool entrance door remains closed at all times.
15. Please only use the safety equipment in case of emergency.
16. Please do not smoke in the pool building.
17. Please do not take food or drink into the swimming pool building.
18. Please do not swim after eating food or drinking alcohol.
19. Please do not run, dive or jump.
20. Please do not enter the pool if your presence would result in there being more than 10 people in the pool at any one time.
21. Please do not swim alone.
22. Please lock the external door if you are the last to leave the swimming pool building - to ensure that unaccompanied children cannot access the pool.
23. Be especially careful if you have a medical condition such as heart problems, epilepsy, diabetes, asthma, poor hearing, or poor vision. Please do not swim if you have influenza, open wounds or warts.
24. In the event of an emergency, please call 999. Our address is:
Belsford Court Cottages, Harberton, Totnes. TQ9 7SP
25. Please note the pool is not suitable for disabled visitors.
26. The door to the rear of the pool building is locked. Please do not attempt to enter this room as it contains the pool chemicals, which could cause harm if touched or ingested.

Removing and replacing the swimming pool cover:

Only adults must be responsible for carefully winding back the swimming pool cover. To roll the cover back off of the water, please slowly wind the big handle on the pool cover roll bar. Please completely remove the pool cover before using the pool.

Please be sure to replace the cover after use so that the pool maintains its high temperature. To replace the cover, take the blue towing rope and walk to the opposite end of the pool. From here, you can gently pull on the blue rope to pull the cover back into place on top of the water.

27. The sauna is for use by adults and children over 16 years only The sauna is located within the swimming pool building and is for use by adults and children over 16 years only. Children between 16 and 18 must be supervised by an adult at all times in the sauna. There is a small charge for the use of the sauna – you will need to put 2x £1 coins in the meter in order to operate the sauna. Please shower before and after using the sauna, and please carefully follow the instructions displayed by the sauna door.

Please take extra care when moving around in the sauna, as the coals will cause severe burning if they are touched. Please be sure not to put anything over the coals/heater as this will cause a fire hazard. In the event of fire, please slowly and calmly evacuate the building and retreat to a safe distance where you can raise the alarm by dialing 999.

28. The site and facilities are for the sole use of our cottage guests only, and occasional use by the owners. Access to the site for guests’ visitors or third parties is not permitted.

29. We maintain the right to change the setup and opening hours of facilities on the site. We would also like to point out that maintenance activities may be performed on the site during your stay (though most of our maintenance work is scheduled for the winter months when we are closed).

30. We have adequate but limited parking so the maximum number of your and your party’s motor vehicles must not exceed that stated for each cottage (1 car for all cottages, except Archways which has parking for 2 cars) unless agreed by Us in advance in writing.

Country code
31. You are requested to respect the wildlife, farm animals and the Country Code of Conduct.

Right to refuse access
32. We reserve the right to refuse access to the cottage to any person who in our reasonable opinion is unsuitable to take charge of it.

33. We wish to make our guests’ holidays at the site as pleasant as possible. If in our reasonable opinion, any person is not suitable to continue their holiday because of bad behaviour, damage to property, creating unreasonable noise, danger or annoyance to others, they will be asked to leave the site and no refund given.

34. We do not accept any responsibility for the following:
a. theft, loss or damage incurred of any nature whatsoever during or as a result of staying in one of our cottages;
b. failure or suspension of any of our technical equipment and the failure or suspension of facilities on the site.

35. You and your accompanying guests are jointly and severally liable for any losses and/or damage suffered by Us and/or any third party as a direct or indirect result of your stay, irrespective of whether such is caused through action or neglect by the person in question or a third party on the premises as a result of their actions, as well as any damage caused by any paraphernalia under their supervision.

36. In the event of incorrect usage of a property, or when leaving such behind in an improper fashion, the costs of additional expenses, including cleaning costs, will be payable by You.

37. In respect of all other claims, losses or damages, expenses, accident, injury or inconvenience whether arising from tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, restriction, breach of contract or otherwise under or in connection with this agreement, shall in no event exceed the actual price payed by You in rent to Us.

Complaints procedure
38. Please advise us immediately if there is anything that You are unhappy with and we will endeavour to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. If You have a complaint during your stay, please contact us as soon as possible. No complaints can be considered after your departure.

Law and Jurisdiction
39. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales and the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in England.




If you have any questions about our holiday cottages in the South Hams, South Devon, we would love to hear from you.

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