Terms & Conditions

Booking Terms and Conditions

1.The Contract for a short-term holiday rental will be between The Old Rectory Cottages Owners (referred to as “us” or “we”) and the person making the booking and all members of the holiday party (referred to as “you” or “your”) in the following booking conditions. UK law will govern the Contract. The contract of hire is not effective until we have processed the deposit. The contract will be subject to these booking conditions, and must be complied with. The party leader must be at least 18 years of age at the time of booking and the booking form must list names, addresses and ages of your party.

2. PAYMENT
Bookings are confirmed on receipt of the deposit of 25% of the holiday cost. The balance of the rental will be due for payment one calendar month prior to the holiday commencement date and we reserve the right to cancel a holiday where payment has not been received one calendar month before the commencement date. If the booking is made within one calendar month of the holiday start date the full rental will be required. Once you have a confirmed booking, you are responsible for the full rental cost even if you subsequently cancel.

3. CANCELLATION
Cancellations must be immediately notified to us by phone and confirmed in writing by recorded delivery. If we are able to re-let your booking we will refund you the final letting price (which may be less than you paid) less an administration fee. If we are unable to re-let there will be no refund under any circumstances.

4. CANCELLATION INSURANCE
Cancellation Insurance is not compulsory but we strongly recommend such insurance to protect against the cancellation penalty.

5. CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND THE CONTROL OF THE OWNER (FORCE MAJEURE)
If for any reason we have to cancel your booking in advance due to circumstances beyond our control for example fire, flood, exceptional weather conditions, epidemics, destruction/damage to the property (“force majeure”) you will be refunded the full amount of the booking. If we have to terminate your holiday early for the above reasons you will be refunded part of the booking fee based on the time remaining of the booking. No additional compensation, expenses or costs will be payable.

6.PERIOD OF HIRE
You should not arrive before 3pm on the commencement date, and leave by 10am on the day of departure. Failure to do so will result in you being charged a further day’s rental. You must not use the property except for the purpose of a holiday during the holiday period, and not for any other purpose or longer period. The agreement to stay in the property for the holiday period, does not create the relationship of Landlord and Tenant between the parties. You shall not be entitled to a new tenancy, or to any assured short hold or assured tenancy or any statutory protection under the Housing Act 1988 or other statutory security of tenure now or at the end of the Holiday Period.

7. NUMBER OF PERSONS USING THE PROPERTY
Under no circumstances may more than the maximum number of persons stated in the brochure and the web site occupy the property. We reserve the right to refuse admittance if this condition is not observed. Any persons other than members of your party must not use the facilities at The Old Rectory Cottages without prior permission from the owners.

8. LIABILITY
The use of the accommodation and amenities at The Old Rectory Cottages is entirely at the users risk and no liability can be accepted for death, injury & loss or damage to users or their belongings. No responsibility can be accepted for loss or damage to belongings or vehicles.

9. CARE OF THE PROPERTY
You are responsible for the property and are expected to take all reasonable care of its furniture, pictures, fittings and effects, in or on the property. You must leave them 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. You must not use the properties for any dangerous, offensive, noxious, noisy, immoral activities or carry on there any act that may be a nuisance or annoyance to the owner or other neighbouring properties. Smoking is not allowed in any of the properties.

10. DAMAGES & BREAKAGES
You are legally bound to reimburse us for replacement, repair or extra cleaning costs on demand. Please advise us as soon as possible of any damage or breakages to allow us time to contact contractors or arrange replacements.

11. PETS
We do not accept pets.

12. RIGHT OF ENTRY
We shall be allowed the right of entry to the property at all reasonable times for purposes of inspection or to carry out any necessary repairs or maintenance.

13. COMPLAINTS.
Every effort has been made to ensure that you have an enjoyable stay. However, if you have any problem or cause for complaint, it is essential that you contact us immediately to give us the chance to resolve it. We value your custom and want you to return.

ACCESS STATEMENT
The Old Rectory Cottages
Kings Nympton

The Old Rectory Cottages have been in existence as holiday cottages for approximately 30 years, converted from the old stable block for the Rectory, itself dating back to 1509, set in five acres of mature formal and informal gardens.

PRE-ARRIVAL
We have a comprehensive web site including general information and photographs of the main rooms.
Bookings and lettings enquiries can be made via email, online reservations, telephone or letter.
All guests will be provided with written directions to the cottages.
The nearest train station is Kings Nympton on the Tarka Line. Taxis are not available.
However, with prior notification, we can collect or drop off at the station with no charge.
Tescos or Sainsburys in Barnstaple offer a delivery service via their website.
This access statement is available in the information file in your cottage

ARRIVAL AND CAR PARKING
Luggage can be unloaded very near to the front door of your cottage. Please see detailed instruction.
Car parking is plentiful and around the front of the cottages and Old Rectory

There are no steps to the front door which is 80cm wide and hinged on the right.
The main entrance and hall lead to the kitchen on the left, bathroom to the left and up one small step to the lounge/dining room to the right. From the lounge, through double French window doors is accessed a slate tiled patio area. The metal spiral staircase to both bedrooms leads up from the lounge. The staircase is 60cm wide. At the top of the staircase is the double bedroom with the twin bedroom leading off. The hall, lounge and bedrooms are carpeted with the bathroom and kitchen floors being covered with ceramic tiles. All door frame sizes are smaller than more modern buildings at 80cm wide.

HAWTHORNES
The path to the cottage from the parking area is covered in pea shingle on top of the very old cobble and is approximately ten metres of level surface. You are welcome to drive through the arch to unload, returning your car to the car parking area when finished. The key will be left in the door for your arrival. However, it is unusual for us not to meet our guests.

There are two concrete steps to the front door which is 80cm wide and hinged on the right. The entrance leads directly into the kitchen and through to the lounge/dining room on the left. From the lounge, through the sliding patio doors is accessed a slab tiled patio area. To the right of the kitchen is the inner hall leading through to the bunk bed room on the right, the bathroom on the left and the double room directly in front of you at the end of the hall.

The inner hall both bedrooms lead up from the lounge. The hall, lounge and bedrooms are carpeted with the bathroom and kitchen floors being covered with ceramic tiles. All internal door frame sizes are 75cm wide.

CHESTNUTS
The path to the cottage from the parking area is covered in pea shingle on top of very old cobble and is approximately five metres of level surface. The key will be left in the door for your arrival. However, it is unusual for us not to meet our guests.

There are two concrete steps to the front door which is 80cm wide and hinged on the right. The entrance leads directly into the kitchen/dining area. To the right the lounge is accessed from the kitchen. To the left is the staircase leading to the upper hall with the twin to the right, double to the left and bathroom at the end of the corridor.

The staircase is 70cm wide.

The hall, staircase, lounge and bedrooms are carpeted with the bathroom and kitchen floors being covered with ceramic tiles. All door frame sizes are at 80cm wide.

NYMET MEWS
The path to the cottage from the parking area is covered in pea shingle on top of very old cobble and is approximately five metres of level surface. The key will be left in the door for your arrival. However it is unusual for us not to meet our guests.

There are two steps to the front door which is 80cm wide and hinged to the right. The kitchen leads through to the open plan lounge and dining area. At the bottom right of the lounge a door leads through to interconnect with Little Nymet. This is locked when not in use. To the right is the staircase leading to the upper hall with the twin to the right, double to the left and bathroom at the end of the corridor and the staircase is 70cm wide.

The hall, staircase, lounge and bedrooms are carpeted with the bathroom and kitchen floors being covered with ceramic tiles. All door frame sizes are at 75cm wide.

LITTLE NYMET
The path to the cottage from the parking area is covered in pea shingle on top of very old cobble and is approximately five metres of level surface. The key will be left in the door for your arrival. However it is unusual for us not to meet our guests.

There are no steps to the front door which is 80cm wide and hinged on the right. The kitchen/dining leads through an arch and one small step to the lounge. To the left of the lounge a door leads through to interconnect with Nymet Mews. This is locked when not in use. The the left is the staircase leading to ensuite double bedroom. The staircase is 80cm wide.

The hall, staircase, lounge and bedrooms are carpeted with the bathroom and kitchen floors being covered with ceramic tiles. All door frame sizes are at 75cm wide.

Play area, swimming pool and sun terrace

These are accessed by either all or part of the pea shingle paths or uneven cobble. A wide slabbed path of four large steps leads further to the swimming pool. The pool is accessed through a combination locked door onto a lime stoned pool surround. The pool is accessible by ceramic tiled shallow steps. There are no hand rails. The sun terrace is slabbed and flat.

WOODLANDS

The path to the cottage from the parking area is covered in pea shingle on top of the very old cobble and is approximately ten metres of level surface followed by a downwards slope of moderate gradient to a slated patio that partially surrounds the property. You are welcome to drive through the arch to unload, returning your car to the car parking area when finished. The key will be left in the door for your arrival. However, it is unusual for us not to meet our guests.

There is a small concrete steps to the rear front door which is 80cm wide and hinged on the right. The entrance leads directly into the hall which has a door of 1 metre wide and through to the lounge/dining room and a door of 80cm leading to the bathroom. The flooring of the whole of the internal downstairs is slate.

The lounge, dining area and kitchen are on one level and open plan. The is a double stable door leading to the patio which is accessed by one small step

The upstairs is accessed by an oak staircase. At the top of the stairs access is gained to the first bedroom following through an 80cm door to the second master suite. The floors are carpeted.

THE TYTHE BARN

The path to the cottage from the parking area is covered in pea shingle and is approximately five metres of slightly sloped surface leading on to the slated patio area.

There is one threshold step to the double front french door which are 150cm wide and hinged to the right and left, opening centrally. This access leads through to the open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area which are all on one level with no steps. A 100cm archway leads through to the wet room, double bedroom and utility room. There is an additional access door from the Utility room which is 80cm wide, hinged on the right and of the stable variety with one small step to the outside shingle pathway. All doors downstairs are 80cm wide

In the middle right of the lounge an 80cm wide oak staircase leads to the upper hall with the triple bedroom to the right, double to the left and further bathroom in the middle.

All floor living areas downstairs are covered in natural slate or marble tiles. Bedrooms up and downstairs are carpeted. The bathroom floor upstairs is covered with marble tiles. The finish of the staircase is natural oak.

THE GARDENS
The gardens are laid mainly to lawn with the mixture of flat and soft sloping areas. All pathed areas throughout the gardens are a mixture of pea shingle and very old cobble. The woodland area has wide paths of wood chippings and earth.