The Contract for a short-term holiday let shall be between you, ‘The Client’ and Stephanie Gravell, ‘The Owner’ of Beggshill Bothy, Drumblade, Huntly AB54 6AN and shall be governed by Scottish Law. Once the initial deposit has been received and confirmation issued by The Owner the Contract shall be considered to be legally binding on both parties. The Contract shall be subject to the following conditions:
A request for a reservation will be provisional until the deposit payment and been received, and confirmed, by The Owner.
A deposit of £50 is required to secure a booking.
Outstanding monies are payable four weeks before the holiday start date.
The Client may cancel their reservation without penalty up to four weeks before the holiday start date, and deposit monies shall be returned.
If The Client cancels their reservation within the four weeks prior to the holiday start date, we can only offer refunds if we are able to re-let Beggshill Bothy at the same rate.
We recommend holiday insurance is taken out by The Client to include cancellation cover.
If for any reason the accommodation is not available on the confirmed booking dates due to events beyond our reasonable control, all monies paid will be refunded. The Owner will have no further liability to you or any other party.
We strongly recommend that you take out adequate holiday insurance to cover any costs you might incur should you need to cancel your holiday, and also for your personal possessions, as The Owner does not provide any insurance under the terms of your holiday rental agreement.
Care of the Property
The Client will be responsible for ensuring that the conditions of let are adhered to and is legally bound to notify The Owner of any breakages or damage to the property and to reimburse her for replacement, repair or extra cleaning costs on demand. The Client shall take all reasonable and proper care of the property and its contents and shall leave them in the same state of repair and clean and tidy condition at the end o the period of rental as provided at the beginning.
Period of Let
The period of let runs from 4pm on the day of arrival and terminates at 10am on the day of departure unless alternative arrangements have been agreed with The Owner.
Cleaning the property
Beggshill Bothy is cleaned thoroughly between each let. However as only a limited time is available for cleaning, it is a condition of the let that you leave the property and its contents clean and tidy. Cleaning products are all available. This enables us to keep costs down; if you do not leave the property in a reasonable state, we have the right to invoice you retrospectively for a ‘cleaning fee’ of £75. It is at the discretion of The Owner, or designated representative, to judge when such a fee is reasonable levied.
Dogs are welcome to stay at Beggshill Bothy. Please keep your dogs on leads when outside unless in the Dog Paddock. Use of the Dog Paddock is included in the price of your holiday, and you will not be expected to share with other users. Please supervise your dogs when exercising in the Dog Paddock, we do not accept liability for any injuries sustained in the Dog Paddock. On arrival we will advise of any external bookings in place for the Dog Paddock; at which times it will not be available for your use.
Smoking is not permitted inside the property. Evidence of smoking in the property will require us to ‘deep-clean’ the property and give us the right to invoice you retrospectively for a fee of £75.
Shortly before your holiday, we will email you a list of items provided such as bedding, towels, linen to help you understand what is provided for you at Beggshill Bothy. We try our utmost to adhere to the Inventory, but in rare circumstances there may be legitimate reasons why this is incomplete. You absolve us of any liability in this regards for any inaccuracies.
Conditions of Let
Beggshill Bothy is to be used for the purposes of a holiday or short-term self-catering let only and is not an assured tenancy under the terms of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988. You therefore only have the right to occupy the property for the agreed period of rental for holiday purposes in terms of Schedule 4 of the aforementioned Act.
We reserve the right to refuse entry or to terminate the Contract to anyone who, in our opinion, is not suitable to take occupation of the property without further liability from us. In such cases any refund will be at the discretion of The Owner.
We also reserve the right to terminate the Contract at any time or remove any persons due to unreasonable behaviour, damage to property or causing annoyance or offence to other parties. In such cases any refund shall be at the discretion of The Owner. You will remain liable for the actions of you and any member of your party including that which results in any termination of the Contract.
Number of persons in the property
The number of persons occupying the property during the period of holiday let shall not exceed two (2) unless agreed in advance by The Owner.
Parking is available to the right of Beggshill Bothy. Parking is limited to one vehicle per occupied let unless agreed in advance by The Owner.
Right of Entry
The Owner or nominated representative shall be given right of access to the property at all reasonable times for the purposes of repair and maintenance, upkeep or routine inspection. In emergency situations where a problem needs remedying quickly and you cannot be contacted, the Owner or representative is entitled to enter the property without giving notice.
Damages, breakages or faults
It is a condition of your rental that you accept full responsibility for any accidental damage to, or loss from, your accommodation during your stay. You are responsible for any actual costs of breakage or damage in or to the property – along with any additional costs that may result – which are caused by you or a member of your party. We reserve the right to request such payments upon completion of your holiday when such issues are identified. Items covered through our insurance policy will require you to pay the excess of £150. Please inform us of any faults or mechanical defects (including for normal wear and tear, where you are not at fault) as soon as you discover them and we will endeavour to remedy the situation as soon as is reasonably possible.
Beggshill Bothy does not have good disabled access, although it is all on level with the same wood effect flooring throughout. For specific requirements please enquire in advance.
Mobile phone coverage is not strong at Beggshill Bothy. We have an EE booster at Little Beggshill which may benefit EE customers. In the event of an emergency please ask at Little Beggshill for use of the landline.
WiFi is not reliable at Beggshill Bothy. Whilst network details are provided, we cannot guarantee a satisfactory connection.
The Owner may nominate a representative, company or agency to act on his behalf to facilitate reasonable terms of operations and fulfilment of The Contract.
Use of your information
Your personal details are stored for our own administration, and under no circumstances will we sell or share your details with any other party or individual.
We would like to be able to use your email address for future updates and offers on an infrequent basis. If you would prefer not to hear from us please let us know at any time by email.
Should you have any cause for complaint during the period of your holiday, please contact Stephanie & Teddy Gravell at Little Beggshill adjacent to Little Beggshill and we will aim to remedy the situation as soon as possible.
Terms & Conditions
The Owner reserves the right to change or amend their terms and conditions at any time.
Stephanie Gravell, The Owner, Beggshill Bothy, Drumblade, Huntly, AB54 6AN
Correspondence address only:
Little Beggshill, Drumblade, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 6AN
Correct as of January 2017.