Terms and Conditions

Portree Bay Cottages provide self catering holiday accommodation in the Isle of Skye for business or holiday stays. When booking your short stay please make sure you are aware of the following terms and conditions.

CONTRACT
The Contract for a short-term holiday rental shall be made between The Client and The Owners of Portree Bay Cottages (hereinafter also referred to as “The Owners” and “The Property”).  Portree Bay Cottage; Taigh Sheonaidh; Fuaran House and Rowan Cottage are let as holiday accommodation and do not create a Landlord and Tenant relationship within the meaning of the Rent Acts and The Contract will be governed by UK Law. It will be entered into when the deposit or full payment is processed and The Owners issue the booking confirmation in writing. The Contract will be subject to all the following conditions and it is The Client’s responsibility to see that all rules are adhered to.


BOOKINGS
A deposit of £100.00 is payable if the booking is made more than 6 weeks before the commencement of the rental and the booking will be confirmed on receipt of cleared funds. The balance will be due 6 weeks before commencement of the stay. Non-payment of the balance of the rental on or before the due date may be construed as a cancellation of the contract.

For bookings made less than 6 weeks before the commencement of the rental, the total rental fee is payable on booking. Payment can only be accepted by cheque if it is denominated in sterling.  All cheque payments should be made payable to: E Thomson.  For those wishing to pay by BACs transfer, bank details are available on request.

CANCELLATION
The Owners must be informed of any cancellations for whatever reason, in writing, by The Client named on the booking confirmation. The effective date of cancellation will be the date that the written instructions are received by The Owners.

CANCELLATION CHARGE

Cancellation before the commencement of let:

•    More than 6 weeks - loss of  deposit
•    Less than  6 weeks – loss of full cost of the let

In the event of cancellation by the Client we will endeavor to re-let the property and, if successful, make a refund of monies paid, less an administration fee of £30.00.    

In the unlikely event of The Owners cancelling the reservation due to circumstances beyond their control, The Owners will provide a full refund of rental paid including any deposit paid. The Owners strongly recommend The Client to purchase Cancellation Insurance at the time of booking The Property.


PERIOD OF HIRE
Rentals commence, unless otherwise notified, at 4pm on the day of arrival and terminate at 10.30am on the day of departure. Any variations to these times must be made by prior arrangement with The Owners at the time of booking and will be detailed on your booking confirmation.

NUMBER OF PERSONS IN THE PROPERTY
The number of persons occupying the property must not exceed the number of persons
stated on the booking confirmation without prior notice. The Owners reserve the right to refuse entry to the entire party if this condition is not observed.


CARE OF THE PROPERTY
The Client shall in all matters concerning The Property deal with The Owners. The Client shall take all reasonable and proper care of The Property and its surroundings including furniture, pictures, fittings and effects. The Client will leave The Property in the same state of repair and in the same clean and tidy condition at the end of the rental period as at the beginning. On completion of their stay, The Client undertakes to report and pay for any damage incurred during their occupancy. Fair wear and tear is accepted.


PETS
Animals are permitted in The Property only with the prior consent of The Owners. Pets are not permitted in bedrooms or onto furniture.  At the end of the stay, The Client must ensure that there is no evidence of a pet having stayed in The Property, either inside or outside the property.  


SMOKING
Smoking is not permitted inside The Property


RIGHT OF ENTRY
The Owners shall be allowed the right of entry to the property at all reasonable times for the
purposes of inspection or to carry out any necessary repairs or maintenance. Right of entry
without notice is reserved at any time during an emergency only.


COMPLAINTS
If you are not entirely satisfied with The Property, please contact The Owners as soon as possible and every effort will be made to resolve the problem. Complaints not reported during occupancy cannot be investigated at a later date.


LIABILITY
The Owners will not accept any responsibility for the personal belongings of The Client or the
Client’s vehicles and it is the responsibility of The Client to arrange appropriate insurance
cover in respect of these items.


TERMINATION OF BOOKING
The right is reserved to terminate the booking/occupation with immediate effect if The
Client fails to observe the regulations and requirements listed in these terms and conditions.
In the event of termination under the provisions of this clause The Client will not be entitled
to any refund of the hiring fee paid.