1. The contract of hire (the "Contract") is between the individual (or individuals) hiring the property (the "Hirer") and Jill Pritchard and Lawrie West (the "Owners") and a booking is not valid until the Owner provides written confirmation of that booking (which for the avoidance of doubt will normally be provided via email).
  2. A non-returnable booking deposit of 20% of the accommodation rental is to be paid at the time of booking. The balance of 80% is due eight weeks before the commencement date. If the booking is made within eight weeks of the commencement date, the full accommodation rental will be required. The Owner reserves the right to cancel a booking where full payment has not been received on or before 21 days prior to the commencement date. By providing the booking deposit it is assumed you have read, understood and accepted this Contract. 
  3. The Hirer must inform the Owner immediately in writing of a cancelled booking. In all cancellation situations the deposit is forfeited. Every endeavour will be made to re-let the property. However, subject to the discretion of the Owner, the Hirer will remain liable for full payment for the agreed rental period. The Hirer is strongly advised to take out cancellation and travel insurance.
  4. The Owner accepts no liability for any injury, loss or damage to guests and/or their belongings, damage by or to any third party or for damage to any motor vehicle or contents thereof.
  5. The maximum number of guests is restricted to the number declared at the time of booking. The Owner reserves the right to refuse admittance if this condition is not observed.
  6. The Hirer is responsible for taking care of 17 Culbin Sands Apartments (the Property) during the rental period. All equipment and contents must be left clean and tidy upon departure, with the exception of linen and towels to be laundered at the Owner's expense. Additional cleaning charges will be made if the Property is left in an untidy, dirty condition. For the avoidance of doubt the Hirer must not use the Owner's towels outside the Property i.e. the Hirer must bring beach towels. The Property must be kept securely locked when left unattended and care must be taken not to expose the Property to any fire risk.
  7. The Owner reserves the right upon giving reasonable notice (except in the case of emergency when no notice shall be required) to enter the Property with or without workmen and equipment and to view the state and condition thereof and, if necessary, to carry out any repairs, alterations or other works, although we will obviously respect your right to privacy and try not to disturb your holiday.
  8. Any damage and breakages are the responsibility of the Hirer and the Owner reserves the right to levy appropriate charges to compensate for any reasonable damage caused by the Hirer. Very minor breakages will not usually be charged but should be advised to the Owner so that said items can be replaced before arrival of the next guests. The Owner reserves the right to repossess the Property at any time where serious damage has been caused.
  9. Smoking is not permitted in the Property.
  10. Entry to the Property is available after 4:00pm on the day the let begins. The Hirer must vacate the property by 10:00am on the day of departure, or later by prior arrangement.