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Updated Terms & Conditions

Updated T&C’s

2020 has proved to be an unprecedented year within the Hospitality industry and we have continued to try and do our best to ensure our customers have been able to enjoy their holiday with us, or in the event of cancellations, lockdowns and restrictions tried to be as flexible as possible to protect you.

Back in June 2020 we were fortunate enough to join an insurance scheme which helped protect both us and our customers. Unfortunately due to the volatility in the UK this is no longer available to us. As such there has been a change in our Terms & Conditions which came in to force as of the 9th January 2021. Please see below the changes to help you plan ahead and protect yourselves should you decide to book a holiday with us.

CANCELLATION OR CHANGE OF BOOKING

Cancellation by you.

Cancellations must be immediately notified to us and confirmed in writing. The treatment of a cancellation will depend on:

    1. the date the booking was made,
    2. when the cancellation is made,
    3. the reason for cancellation.

Cancellation Policy Including COVID-19 Policy – From 9th January 2021 Onwards.

We have implemented a Covid-19 Guarantee to help protect guests should you need to cancel for one of the following reasons, you will be eligible to a full refund, made payable within 10 working days from your notice to cancel.

  1. National Lockdown– In the event of a national lockdown that coincides with your holiday, where you are unable to travel, and we are prevented from opening, you will receive a full refund.
  2. Regional/Local Lockdown– In the event that the address given on the booking is put into Local/Regional Lockdown, rendering you unable to travel, and the period of restriction covers the period of your booking, you will receive a full refund.  Please note that this applies only to the address given on the booking by the lead booker and does not apply if an unidentified party member at a different address is unable to travel due to local lockdown.

Alternative Scenarios

Your inability (or the inability of any, some or all your intended occupants) or disinclination to travel to and stay at your hired Cottage for any reason. 

This includes – but is not limited to – illness (including Covid), a requirement or recommendation to self-isolate or quarantine, a call to jury duty, incarceration, change in personal or work circumstances, family emergencies, travel delays, vehicle breakdown, and delays with public transport.  These remain at your risk and do not give rise to a right to cancel or to receive a refund unless we re-let the property. You are strongly recommended to take out UK travel insurance to cover these eventualities.

If you choose not to take out UK travel insurance, then you accept responsibility for any loss that you may incur due to your cancellation.

Travel Insurance

It is the responsibility of the Lead Guest to acquire suitable travel insurance to cover their holiday, including Cancellation and Curtailment Protection Insurance.  We strongly recommend that you take out suitable insurance which will cover you for possible cancellation of your UK holiday. There are several suitable options which include cover for COVID-related cancellation (see below), or you can look for suitable cover on comparison sites such as www.gocompare.com.  We are not selling, promoting, endorsing, or recommending any product, and do not benefit financially or have any formal relationship with any of these providers.

https://www.coverwise.co.uk/Travel-Insurance/corona-virus.aspx

https://www.allianz-assistance.co.uk/travel-insurance/Covid-19-travel-insurance.html

https://www.trailfinders.com/insurance#/step1

Bookings placed between 8th June 2020 – 8th January 2021 have Cancellation Protection cover under our Master Cancel Policy if you cancel between 60 days and 2 days prior to arrival. 

If you cancel from 60 days up to and including 2 days before check-in date, you will receive a full refund of the lodging costs you have paid. Only lodging costs are refunded. Additional extras, including but not limited to cleaning fees, tax and other ancillary charges are not refunded. Refund payment for cancelled booking will be released back to the cancelling guest within 10 working days of the notice to cancel. Cancellations made 1 day prior to, or on the day of check-in will not be eligible for refund. Example: for a check-in on Saturday, you could cancel the prior Thursday before 16.00 and be reimbursed in full, but not on Friday (1 day prior) or Saturday (day of check-in).  

Cancellation with no Insurance

Should you choose to cancel your booking, we will endeavour to re-let the property for those dates.  If we can re-let your dates, we will refund you all or part of the sum you have paid, depending on the value of the replacement booking, less a £50 administration fee for administration costs and card processing fees. You remain responsible for the full rent and there will be no refund unless we are able to re-let your dates, in which case. You will be reimbursed at check-in date of the original or replacement booking, whichever has the later arrival date. We would strongly advise that guests take out a travel insurance policy which covers booking cancellations. If you choose not to then you accept responsibility for any loss that you may incur due to your cancellation.


Competition T&Cs

  1. The promoter is: Breamish Valley Cottages ltd, company no. 03623642 whose registered office is at Branton Westside House, Branton, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 4LW.
  2. The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 years or over except employees of Breamish Valley Cottages and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition.
  3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  4. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  5. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via http://www.facebook.co.uk/breamishvalleycottages.
  6. The competition will be run on Facebook.
  7. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be not be counted.
  8. Closing date for entry will be 28th February 2019. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  9. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  10. The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows: Please like our Facebook competition post in order to enter the competition.
  11. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
  1. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  2. The prize is as follows: A 3 night weekend or 4 night mid-week stay in Night Fold Cottage during the month of March, subject to availability.
  3. The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  4. Winners will be chosen: at random by software, from all entries received and verified by Promoter and or its agents.
  5. The winner will be notified by email and/or DM Facebook within 5 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 7 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  6. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected / is delivered.
  7. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  8. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  9. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by [English] law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of [England].
  10. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current [UK] data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  11. The winner’s name will be available 28 days after closing date by emailing the following address: info@breamishvalley.co.uk
  12. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  13. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to Breamish Valley Cottages and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the following Privacy Policy found at https://www.breamishvalley.co.uk/PrivacyPolicy.pdf Some additional Terms and Conditions which you might wish to include if relevant:
  14. Breamish Valley Cottages will judge the competition and decide on the winner, which will be picked at random from all complete entries via Facebook.
  15. Breamish Valley Cottage‘s decision as to those able to take part and selection of winners is final. No correspondence relating to the competition will be entered into.
  16. Breamish Valley Cottages shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions, such change shall be effective immediately upon posting to this webpage.
  17. Breamish Valley Cottages also reserves the right to cancel the competition if circumstances arise outside of its control.

Celebrating 25 Years

Celebrating 25 Years

We are celebrating our 25 year anniversary this year and what a 25 years it has been. We have been lucky enough to have some guests follow us through the whole journey and some who even came to Breamish Valley Cottages before the Moralee family were here.

It has changed quite a lot over the 25 years with new holiday cottages and attractions being added throughout that time. To help celebrate all the years we have been in business we are giving something back to you!

To show our appreciation to all the wonderful guests who have enjoyed our cottages and facilities we are giving away 25 different prizes, with the top prize being a free holiday next year in one of our cottages down at the main site. We will be using both our social media platforms and also our mailing list to keep you up to date, so make sure you keep following us throughout the rest of the year.

The chance to win the top prize is simple, any guest who stays with us this year will automatically be entered into our prize draw for the opportunity to win a holiday next year. Want an even better chance to win? Well if you like to stay with us more than once each year then your name will be entered into the draw every time you stay.

Why not check out the prizes on offer below, prize giveaways will be detailed either through our mailshot or via our Facebook page, so make sure you like our Facebook page here and also sign up to our mailing list here.

Prizes:

Grand Prize – Free Full Week Holiday

Prize 2 – Romantic Break for 2

Prize 3 – Premium Case of Wine

Prize 4 – Favourites Case of Wine – WINNER – Mrs Margaret O’Conner

Prize 5 – Tickets to Alnwick Garden

Prize 6 – Beauty Treatment with Melanie

Prize 7, 8 & 9 – Local Produce Hamper

Prize 10 – Book of Wild Northumberland

Prize 11 – Bottle of Prosecco

Prize 12, 13 & 14 – Coffee Starter Pack from Coffee & Kin – WINNER – Heathery Cottage August 3rd

Prize 15 – 100 Walks in Northumberland Book

Prize 16 – Bottle of Port

Prize 17, 18 & 19 – Breamish Valley Cottages Branded Mug & Thermos

Prize 20 – 50 Favourite Northumbrian Pubs

Prize 21 – Tickets to Alnwick Castle

Prize 22, 23 & 24 – £20 Meat Pack from Farm to Freeze

Prize 25 – Northumberland Cheese Selection

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Souterpot Renovation

Souterpot Renovation

Back in December we were encountered with some particularly cold weather for a short period. Unfortunately during a routine check around the cottages whilst getting ready for Christmas, Peter walked into Souterpot to find water flooding through the ceilings, down the walls and through the light fittings. A burst water pipe predicted to have been running for a whole 36 hours led to severe flood damage to the cottage.

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Alas, its not like us to sit around and wait for the insurance companies to complete the paperwork, so we set about trying to get the problem fixed as soon as we could. As a result Souterpot has undergone a full renovation, new floors, ceilings, bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and sitting room. Although it has been painstaking to complete, Michele has added her little twist and modernised throughout. We hope that the upgrade will make the cottage feel that little bit more luxurious.

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Winter in Northumberland

WINTER IN NORTHUMBERLAND

Visiting Northumberland in the winter months is magical. Home to Europe’s largest International Dark Sky Park, it is the perfect place to discover our superb night skies. Stargazers can expect to see billions of glittering stars, planets, dazzling meteor showers and even the glow of galaxies such as Andromeda.

During the day, you can visit our charming seaside towns and rural villages, without all the tourists, enjoy lunch in a cosy local pub and treat yourself to a stroll along the beach.

At the end of the day, you can take a leisurely dip in the swimming pool before heading back to the comfort of your cottage and a roaring log fire.

There is something for everyone in Northumberland, no matter your age and no matter the season. If you’d like to book a short break in one of our cottages, please click here


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