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It is a sad fact of life that, sometimes, things succumb to "Murphy's Law" Consequently we hope you will understand why we have to bow to our legal advisers and publish the following Terms & Conditions:  

"Owners" means Peter Lyons and Philippa Lyons
"Client" and "Clients" mean any customer or potential customer of the Owners
"Damage" means any damage of any type to any person or property howsoever caused
"Liability" means liability for loss or damage of whatever type and howsoever caused to any person or property
"Location" means any airport, port, railway station or any place where the Owners may indicate to a client an attraction to visit.
"Loss" means any loss of any type to any person or property howsoever caused
"Smoking" means the smoking of any material or product whether natural or manufactured


As soon as possible after booking, you are strongly advised to ensure that you have full holiday insurance to cover ALL eventualities (including medical and accident emergencies, cancellation, travel delays etc.)

The Owners undertakes to provide accommodation and facilities as described in this website to the very best of its abilities. Every effort will be made to operate to extremely high standards so as to ensure the Client's holiday enjoyment. The Owners reserves the right to alter any part of the accommodation at any time.

Clients undertake to treat with care and respect all property and equipment belonging to the Owners whether hired or not. In the event of loss or damage due to lack of care and respect, Clients may be required to reimburse the Owners accordingly.

Any Client deemed to be behaving in a manner dangerous or offensive to staff or members of the Owners or property belonging to the Owners or others may have their stay terminated immediately without refund.

The Owners accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss, personal, commercial, bodily or otherwise, or any costs or damages whenever and however incurred. See "Insurance" above

Security Deposit - Breakage/Loss/Cleaning
On arrival, Clients are requested to  requested to provide a security deposit of 250 euros in cash. This will be returned by immediate bank transfer. This is designed to save both sides the delay and perhaps embarrassment of a detailed inspection whilst you are waiting to leave. This has been our procedure for many years with no problems. Clients are required to leave the property in a clean and tidy condition as they found it on arrival.

Flights Ferries and Travel
Clients are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. The Owners is not responsible for any losses or costs incurred due to flight/ferry/car hire delays or cancellations. See "Insurance" above

Hired Items
The Owners accepts no liability or responsibility for any loss or damage, personal or otherwise, in respect of any item or the use of any item hired by the Client from the Owners or lent by the Owners to the Client. Clients will be asked to sign disclaimers in this regard for each item hired. See "Insurance" above

Other items
The Owners accepts no liability or responsibility for any loss or damage, personal or otherwise, howsoever sustained in respect of any item belonging to any Client or any Client or any guest of any Client.. See "Insurance" above

Swimming Pool
A swimming pool is provided for the pleasure and enjoyment of clients. The Owners accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage whatsoever whether personal or otherwise in respect of the use of the pool. Children under 16 using the pool must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.

Clients must pay 25% deposit at the time of booking and the balance of the cost of their holiday eight weeks before their arrival. The rental rate will always be in Sterling as per our "rates" page on this website. Equivalent euro costs (if applicable) will always be obtained by calculation on the This Money Tourist Rates page here. The rate used will be that pertaining on the day the booking form is received by us

For reasons of safety and the environment, the Owners operates a strict "No-smoking" policy. This means that Clients are not permitted to smoke anywhere in the house or pool area.

Detailed Booking Conditions
1. The property known as TEOULES COTTAGE ("the Property") is offered for holiday rental subject to confirmation by Peter and Pippa Lyons ("the Owner") to the renter ("the Client"). These Booking Conditions apply equally to all members of the Client’s group

2. To reserve the Property the Client should complete, sign and return the Booking Form together with payment of the initial non-refundable deposit (25% of the total rent due). The Client’s signature on the Booking Form is deemed to indicate the Client’s acceptance of these Booking Conditions. Following receipt of the Booking Form and deposit the Owner will send a confirmation invoice and statement letter or email. This is the formal acceptance of the booking.

3. The balance of the rent together with the security deposit (see Clause 5) is payable not less than eight weeks before the start of the rental period. If payment is not received by the due date, the Owner reserves the right to give notice in writing that the reservation is cancelled. Reservations made within eight weeks of the start of the rental period require full payment at the time of booking.

4. Any chargeable expenses arising during the renting period (e.g. telephone calls) should be settled locally with the Owner before departure.

5. A security deposit of 250 euros for the rental period is required in case of, for example, damage to the Property or its contents. However, the sum reserved by this clause shall not limit the Client’s liability to the Owner. The Owner will account to the Client for the security deposit and refund the balance due within two weeks after the end of the rental period.

6. Subject to Clauses 2 and 3 above, in the event of a non-insurable cancellation, refunds of amounts paid will be made if the Owner is able to re-let the Property and any expenses or losses incurred in so doing will be deducted from the refundable amount. The Client is strongly recommended to arrange a comprehensive travel insurance policy (including cancellation cover) and to have full cover for the party’s personal belongings, public liability etc., since these are not covered by the Owner’s insurance.

7. The rental period shall COMMENCE at 4:00pm on the first day and FINISH at 10:00 am on the last day. The Owner shall not be obliged to offer the accommodation before the time stated and the Client shall not be entitled to remain in occupation after the time stated.

8. The maximum to reside in the Property must not exceed four. The Client will notify to the Owner, in advance, any children under 18 years in the group

9. The Client agrees to be a considerate tenant and to take good care of the Property and to leave it in a clean and tidy condition at the end of the rental period. The Owner reserves the right to make a retention from the security deposit to cover additional cleaning costs if the Client leaves the Property in an unacceptable condition. The Client also agrees not to act in any way which could cause disturbance to those resident in neighbouring properties.

10. The Client shall report to the Owner without any delay any defects in the Property or breakdown in the equipment, plant, machinery or appliances in the Property, garden or swimming pool and arrangements for repair and/or replacement will be made as soon as possible.

11. The Owner shall not liable to the Client;

` for any temporary defect or stoppage in the supply of public services to the Property nor in respect of any equipment, plant, machinery or appliance in the Property, garden or swimming pool.

- for any loss, damage or injury which is the result of adverse weather conditions, riot, war, strikes or other matters beyond the control of the Owner.

- for any loss, damage or inconvenience to or suffered by the Client if the Property shall be destroyed or substantially damaged before the start of the rental period and in any such event the Owner shall, within seven days of notification to the Client, refund to the Client all sums previously paid in respect of the rental period.

- for accident or injury whilst using the swimming pool. The pool is unguarded and not supervised and its use is entirely at the Clients own risk.

12. Under no circumstances shall the Owner’s liability to the Client exceed the amount paid to the Owner for the rental period.

This contract shall be governed by English law in every particular including formation and interpretation and shall be deemed to have been made in England. Any proceedings out of or in connection with this contract may be brought in any court of competent jurisdiction in England.