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Kingfisher Hut - Cabin in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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Rushy Meadows

Not suitable for children

Not suitable for pets

Sleep soundly in this little blue hut tucked away in the Cotswolds. Row the ‘Peggy Sue’ across its swan-filled pond or share a pot of tea in the vintage-style field kitchen

A neighbouring farmer made these three snug huts on the Watts family’s organic farm. Heron Hut and Kingfisher Hut both sit on the edge of a pond paddled by swans, but are completely hidden out of sight of each other by lovely wilderness. Skylarks and lapwings are regulars here, but keep an eye (or camera lens) out for the little grebe, heron, and of course the kingfishers, watching over it all. Inside Kingfisher Hut, you'll find a wood burner, a retro radio and a double bed piled high with pretty cushions. Outside, there’s a covered field kitchen made from the bottom half of a vintage dresser, where you can make your morning coffee and bacon and eggs, come rain or shine. As night falls, you can build a camp fire to toast marshmallows on whilst you gaze up at the starlit sky with a drink in hand – perfect after a big day out in the Cotswolds! The rustic hot shower and compost loo are both within hopping distance over a wooden bridge.

You can take ‘Peggy Sue’ the rowing boat for a punt around the pond, or explore the ancient oak trees, wetlands, and streams of the gently farmed grounds. If you fancy migrating to a new watering hole, the village pubs are within walking distance or you can cycle the Thames Path (all the way to Oxford if you’ve had your Weetabix!). Blenheim Palace is a great place for fans of tapestries and priceless china, or temples and butterfly gardens. Ask nicely and a ghostly chamber maid will tell you the palace’s ‘untold’ history.

Our guests say...

Kingfisher Hut felt like a little slice of heaven! It was quiet and peaceful, perfect for a relaxing couple of days. I didn't see a single person my entire stay - checked myself in and out and saw no one in between. It was easily accessible without a car - the walk from the bus stop through woods and farm fields was all part of the adventure (though Ali had offered to arrange a pick-up if I wanted one, and gave helpful instructions). The hut is beautiful and feels nicely secluded without being isolated, tucked away out of sight behind rushes and trees. It was lovely to see and hear nature all around, from the sound of birds to wind in the rushes and trees, to the burbling stream behind the hut. There's a narrow floor to ceiling window and the top half of the door is a window, so nature is visible from the moment you open your eyes (tip: take an eyemask!). Lots of lovely little touches made it really homely, from the homemade flapjack (and milk for tea!) that Ali left in the coolbox, to the mindfulness colouring book (very relaxing!) and retro radio (without electricity to recharge my phone, I took to using the radio to hear the time!). Would definitely go back!

12/07/2017

Jennifer

We stayed in the kingfisher hut and it was amazing and we felt that we had the run of the farm. The facilities were great, the scenery fantastic and it was perfect for some quality time together for me and my new wife.

28/05/2017

rob

The hut was quiet, isolated and beautiful - everything I wanted it to be. I loved seeing sunlight through the trees while I was in the shower, feeling the little boat gliding over the pond, hearing the leaves in the hut at night - honestly, everything. Ali was genuinely considerate throughout.

22/05/2017

Hannah

We arrived just after 8pm on Friday after a 4 hour drive from Liverpool. The welcome from Ali and John was fantastic. They met us promptly and gave us a tour of the hut and facilities. Everything was perfect! So many beautiful little touches. Camping with quality. The farm land setting was iddilic and of course we took Peggy Sue out for a row! We biked into Oxford and had some lovely weather. I can not find fault with anything. We had a very special weekend and the cakes made for Keir's birthday were delicious amd thoughtful.

12/05/2017

Natalie

We had a fantastic time, the site was very private, the hut was extremely cosy and despite some less than excellent weather, it didn't spoil our weekend. We especially enjoyed an early morning row in the pond, and cooking breakfast on the fire pit. We had everything we needed and the welcome cake was a lovely touch.

02/09/2016

Bethan

We would highly recommend Kingfisher Hut at Rushy Meadows. Beautifully appointed accommodation with everything you need, set in beautiful and peaceful countryside setting.

21/08/2016

Kat

Thank you so much Ali and John for making our stay so amazing. You've thought of everything possible to make our stay so pleasurable. The cabin was beautiful, hot water in the amazing shower and an actual toilet!! The kitchen area was well stocked with everything we could need. All your little touches made our stay magic. Can't wait to return. Sophie and Ed

12/08/2016

Sophie

We had an amazing stay at the Kingfisher Hut - the hosts had thought of everything and we could not have enjoyed ourselves more! The facilities are fantastic with wonderful hot outdoor shower, cooking ring and fire-making equipment and a clean and lovely cabin to stay in! Not to mention the fabulous cakes on arrival!

19/07/2016

Catherine

We had the most amazing time here... the hut had everything you needed, tea/coffee, salt /pepper etc and the bed was so comfy!! Showering outdoors was fab too. It is a proper little sun trap and having the row boat was a great little perk too, it's just all so Beautifully thought out. .. amazing location. Saw loads of wildlife. We cycled the Thames footpath in Oxford, which was also beautiful. Ali and John were so friendly and warm... showed us all we needed to know and left us to our own devices... but had there number to txt them if ever needed anything. We wanted to stay longer. We shall 100% return. Makes you realise living minimalistic and simple is something we should do more often... we take so much for granted. This is an amazing place to appreciate natures true beauty. Lovely job Ali & John.

17/07/2016

claire

Our stay at Kingfisher Hut was wonderful. Such fantastic natural space and surroundings, we felt totally relaxed and away from it all. The cabin itself was so delightful, couldn't have been sweeter. The best thing was the feeling of having so much of this space to yourself, unlike at regular campsites. Waking up in the morning and walking straight outside to watch the birds fly by and the ducks on the lake was wonderful. The hosts were friendly and helpful too. It was also a great location to drive to surrounding village areas and shops, etc. Will definitely be back.

14/07/2016

Lisa

A fantastic and relaxing pit stop to break up the return journey to West Yorkshire from Cornwall. As with most places like this I believe you pay a premium for the location rather than the accomodation. Kingfisher Hut itself though, was by far the most well designed and luxurious off grid experience my wife and I have enjoyed and makes other efforts around the country look quite dismal. The owners have made a real effort with this place and even the simplest of touches make the world of difference! The location itself was idyllic too and really quite private and tucked away. Simply beautiful!

08/07/2016

John

We had a super stay in Kingfisher Hut. When we arrived we met Ali and her mum, who were lovely and very welcoming. After settling in to the superbly appointed accommodation, we removed our watches and turned off our phones, and then just chilled and enjoyed the birds, animals and surroundings for three days. We saw many creatures, including deer, hares, skylarks, red kite, and of course the little grebe on the pond with her babies. All in all a fantastic experience.

21/06/2016

David

We had a such a fantastic time staying in the Kingfisher hut and didn't want to leave! Ali has thought of everything- even a delicious cake on arrival. We loved rowing around the lake in Peggy Sue and watching the adorable newborn goslings. What a perfect weekend...we can't wait to come back!

06/05/2016

Danielle

We had the most beautiful time imaginable

27/09/2015

Nicola

Lovely enjoyable stay. Ideal for quiet relaxing times.

16/09/2015

Katrina

Absolutely Fantastic weekend break in the Kingfisher hut! we came with another couple who stayed in the Heron hut and it was the perfect location for a quiet break from our busy lifestyles. Ali was superb at making us feel welcome when we arrived and nothing was too much trouble. I couldn't ask for anything more, the accommodation was pristine and it was clear that Ali took great care in making sure everything was to the highest standard!

07/08/2015

Melisa

Our stay at kingfisher hut was lovely, from the very start we felt so welcomed by ali and john, it felt like making new friends, the hut is so cute and cosy and surrounding area is lush and green with a great view of the lake, its a fabulous place to stay and we will be back

25/07/2015

angela

One word AMAZING

09/07/2015

Paul

A great experience, John and Ali were brilliant hosts and their attention to detail was second to none. It was everything the site said and we loved our time in the Kingfisher Hut.

06/07/2015

Martyn

Kingfisher hut was perfect in every way . It was secluded , beautiful and romantic . The farm was amazing to walk around with lots of deer and wild birds . The hut was comfy ,warm and had everything we needed . The area was perfect for exploring the Cotswolds.

21/06/2015

Mary

Hosts are so welcoming and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. The hut is spacious and delightful. They had all the appliances we needed and is close to Oxford. The views from the hut are lovely, it overlooks a spectacular pond with an array of wildlife.

19/06/2015

Chloe

We had a fantastic weekend at the Kingfisher Hut. It was very secluded and quiet and the location was beautiful. The owners were delightful and had clearly thought of everything guests might need.

13/06/2015

David

The peace and quiet as we stood beside the pond watching the swans sleeping made us want to curl up among the cushions beside the wood burner ourselves!

20/05/2015

Isabelle, Canopy & Stars

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Essentials

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  • Check in: 3 pm
  • Check out: 10.30 am
  • Sleeping arrangements
  • 1 double

Cooking

  • Kitchen under canvas awning:
  • Gas burner, kettle, pots and pans, crockery and plates, cool box with ice packs
  • Fire pit

Washing

  • Kingfisher has its own compost loo and outdoor hot shower about 5 m away

Heating, lighting & bedding

  • Log burner in hut
  • Fire pit
  • 12v lighting and led lamps in hut
  • Bed linen and towels provided

Entertainment

  • Cards, a small selection of old fashioned games and a small selection of books in hut

Activities

At Rushy Meadows:

  • Explore the 280 acres of organic farmland and woodlands, with ancient oak trees, wetland areas, streams.
  • Have a BBQ or toast marshmallows on the camp fire or walk to local pubs for a drink and a bite to eat.
  • Kingfisher Hut, Heron Hut and Wagtail Hut guests can watch the swans on the lake or have a punt around it on the rowing boat 'Peggy Sue'. 

Places to visit:

Witney- an old market town with free parking, lots of shops including independents. There is a market on Thursday and Saturday with a farmers' market the 4th Friday of the month. (10 mins away by car 15 by bus)
Oxford- so much to do! See one of the amazing colleges, picnic in Christ Church meadow, discover the covered market (5 miles away)
Woodstock and Blenheim- (15 mins away) Woodstock is a lovely old market town in its own right with places to eat and some interesting shops but it is famous for Blenheim Palace. You can visit the house but the grounds are vast and beautiful and you could easily spend a day pottering around them

Outdoor & Active:

Lots of local walks
The Thames Path - the river Thames flows past Eynsham and you can follow the Thames path all the way to Oxford.
Blenheim Palace grounds - paths winding your way all around the estate

Food & Drink

At Rushy Meadows:

Tea, coffee and milk provided and you'll get tea and homemade cake on arrival

Local shops:

Eynsham has a small Coop a 5 minute drive away or a 25 minute walk along a footpath. There is a small Tesco which is a 5 minute drive away on the A40. There is a range of larger supermarkets in nearby Witney

Pubs & Restaurants:

The Boot Inn - 5 min drive - A snug inn with beams and flagstones; a modern British menu and a collection of celebs' footwear!

The Perch - 20 min drive - An historic, thatch-roofed pub near Oxford. Over-looking Port Meadow with a fabulous garden.

Bay Leaf, Eynsham - 5 min drive - Delicious Indian restaurant in the local village. Take away is also available.

The Fleece, Witney - 20 min drive - Bright gastro pub with stripped wood flooring in a Georgian building, serving sharing platters.

Aston Pottery Cafe- 30 min drive - A local pottery place selling their beautiful things with a fabulous cafe, open all day every day for lunch or afternoon tea. Delicious cakes!

Meet your hosts

Meet Ali:

Ali's family have been farming at Rushy Meadows for 100 years. They thought that sharing their magical little spot would be fun!

Wildlife & Environment:

The farm is fully organic and is in Natural England's Higher Level Stewardship scheme. Rushy Meadows is teaming with wildlife- deer, dragonflies and all sorts of farmland birds that have been in decline for years. Wander around the 280 acres of organic land or walk up to the two local pubs (about a 20/25 min walk across the farmland). The farm has never been intensively farmed and as such has a wildness about it with huge thick hedgerows and permanent pasture. There are beautiful ancient oak trees and an abundance of arable plants.

Guests staying in Kingfisher, Wagtail and Heron Huts can row accross the lake on the 'Peggy Sue' boat.

Getting there

City Farm, Eynsham, Witney, OX29 4EG

By train: 

Long Hanborough is the nearest train station, a 5 minute drive away and has an hourly service to Oxford and London (Oxford 10 min by train and London is an hour). Pick ups can be arranged with Ali, the owner. 

By bus:

Eynsham is nearest bus stop (5 mins by car or 25 min walk along footpath). Regular route to Oxford and Witney (every 10 mins all day until the early hours) Pick ups can be arranged with Ali, the owner. 

By car: 

For Kingfisher, Heron and Wagtail

Parking is no further than 20 m from the hut

From the Eynsham A40 roundabout, take the exit signposted Long Hanborough / Church Hanborough. Half a mile along this road, pass a farm on your left, pass another wide opening on your left, then take the next left (you will see the sign City Farm as you turn in). Follow the long tarmac drive down to the bottom, bear right following the tarmac track. Continue along (over two speed bumps). The track becomes a gravel track. Go past two red brick cottages and follow the gravel track over a little bridge. Turn left after the bridge and follow the gravel track all the way down. Kingfisher hut is the first hut you'll see on the left hand side and Heron hut is a little way further down the track on the left.

For Glebe Hut

Coming from the Oxford direction go straight over the A40 roundabout at Eynsham towards Cheltenham, take the first right hand turn (opposite the Evenlode pub) towards Freeland, after a couple of miles and a few sharp bends turn right on to the village green at Freeland. Glebe Farm is your access to your secure parking. The cabin is a three / four minute walk from the car and your luggage will be taken in for you in the farm buggy. 

Booking Terms

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Book with us in confidence knowing you won’t find that place cheaper elsewhere. All of the prices we display are set and matched by our Owners. (In this world of foreign currency, we do have to say 'subject to exchange rates' for some of our European places.)

What does ‘from price’ mean?
 
Our ‘from price’ is based on a four night stay in low season and designed to help you to compare different prices across our collection. Some of our Owners vary their nightly rates and check in days throughout the year, so it may differ from the rate quoted below the calendar. It is quite common (although by no means universal) for places to charge a little more in peak season or for shorter stays, to cover changeover costs. Consider booking longer stays during the cooler months if you’re looking for the lowest nightly rates.

Agency Terms & Conditions

Except where otherwise specified, we Sawday’s Canopy & Stars Ltd Company No 09088366 of Merchants House, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RW act only as an Agent in respect of all bookings we take and/or make on your behalf. Sawday’s Canopy & Stars is part of the Alastair Sawday’s Group of Companies. We accept no liability in relation to any contract you enter into or for any services or arrangements you purchase (“Booking(s)”) or for the acts or omissions of any supplier(s) or other person(s) or party(ies) connected with any Booking. For all Bookings, your contract will be with the supplier of the Booking in question, and in most cases this will be the owner of the property you’ll be staying at (“Owner(s)”). When making your Booking we will arrange for you to enter into a contract with the Owner of the Booking. Your Booking with us is subject to these Agency Terms & Conditions and any specific booking conditions of the relevant Owner(s) you contract with. The Owner’s booking conditions may limit and/or exclude the Owner’s liability to you.

You may decide to make more than one Booking with us at the same time. The price charged in total for more than one Booking will always equal the prices charged separately for each individual Booking. All Bookings are available to be purchased separately at the same price as they are when more than one Booking is made. This means that any multiple Bookings do not constitute a package as defined in the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.

By making a booking, you agree that:-

  1. you have read these Agency Terms & Conditions and agree to be bound by them;
  2. you consent to our use of your information in accordance with our Privacy Policy;

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  1. you are over 18 years of age and where there may be age restrictions in place, you declare that you and all members of your party are of the appropriate age.

 

The Canopy & Stars online booking system enables Guests to make Bookings 24 hours a day. A Booking is confirmed on receipt of a 25% non-refundable deposit for all Bookings with check in dates of more than 10 weeks away. For all Bookings that have a check in date of less than 10 weeks before check in, payment for the Booking will be required in full and the entire Booking will be non-refundable. The Canopy & Stars telephone booking line is open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm. When using the online enquiry form, for those Properties without online booking, please allow 24 working hours for us to contact you by telephone to confirm the Booking. If we are unable to reach you by phone we will attempt to contact you by email. We will contact you during Canopy & Stars working hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm). Online or email enquiries will be dealt with in the order they are received, but please be aware that we cannot guarantee reservation of your selected dates until the receipt of suitable payment. Therefore, if possible, we do recommend that you book on the Canopy & Stars website using the online booking system.

 

1. Booking and payments

 

1.1 In order to confirm your chosen Booking, you must pay a non-refundable deposit as required by the Owner of the Booking in question (or full payment if booking within 10 weeks of the date of your check-in).

 

1.2 Your Booking is confirmed and a contract between you and the Owner will exist when we receive payment of the deposit and send you a booking confirmation on the Owner’s behalf. This booking confirmation will normally be sent out within 24 hours in the case of email and seven working days in the case of post, and will contain the details of your Booking and of payments made and due. If you have not received your booking confirmation within the specified time, please notify us as soon as possible by email (bookings@canopyandstars.co.uk). Please check your confirmation carefully and report any incorrect or incomplete information to us immediately. As we act only as booking Agent, we have no responsibility for any errors in any documentation except where an error is made by us.

 

1.3 We're sorry for any inconvenience, but payments can only be made by credit and debit cards. A 2% surcharge will be applied to credit cards. We do not accept American Express, cheques or cash.

 

1.4 Where a deposit has been paid, full balance payment will be due 10 weeks in advance of your check in date and a reminder will be sent to you two weeks prior to this date, where applicable, by email. We automatically take the balance payment using the same card as used to make the deposit payment. It is your reponsibility to advise us if we should use a different card and to contact us by telephone (0117 204 7830) to arrange for alternative payment method. If the balance payment does not successfully go through as there is a problem with your card, such as it expiring, then we will contact you to try and take alternative payment. If we have been unable to take payment after two weeks of the balance due date, then with regret, we will notify the Owner who may cancel your Booking.

 

1.5 Except where otherwise advised or stated in the booking conditions of the Owner concerned, all monies you pay to us for a Booking will be held on behalf of the Owner(s) concerned.

 

1.6 Credit Card payments are processed via Alastair Sawday’s Publishing Co. Ltd who provide merchants services facilities to Sawday’s Canopy & Stars Ltd.

 

2. Cancellation and Amendment by You

 

2.1 Any cancellation or amendment request must be sent to us by email (bookings@canopyandstars.co.uk) and will be considered and responded to within one working day of receipt. You are also advised to confirm all changes to our Customer Services Department by calling 0117 204 7830. Please ensure that you have received written confirmation of any changes to your Booking prior to travel. Whilst we will always try to help, we cannot guarantee that such requests will be met.

 

2.2 Amendments and cancellations can only be accepted in accordance with the booking conditions of the Owner of your Arrangements. The Owner may charge the cancellation or amendment charges shown in their booking conditions (which may be as much as 100% of the cost of the Arrangements and will normally increase closer to the date of departure). The Owner may charge cancellation or amendment charges in accordance with its own booking conditions, however for the sake of convenience only, we have outlined the Owner’s charges at clause 2.3 and 2.4 below. Please note that these are the Owner’s own cancellation and amendments charges, not Canopy & Stars’, and therefore the Owner may vary their charges as they wish, without notice to us. The correct charges will be notified to you at the time of your cancellation or amendments.  

 

2.3 Owner’s General Cancellation Charges:

2.3.1 Cancellation by you at any time will result in your deposit being forfeited, as all deposits are non-refundable.

 

2.3.2 All monies paid for a holiday (deposit and balance) are non-refundable within 10 weeks before check in date.

 

2.3.3 Cancellation of any holiday after it has been paid in full and at a date 10 weeks or more in advance of your check in date, will result in forfeiture of your deposit (or an amount equivalent where one was not paid as the holiday was paid in full) and the balance being returned to you. 

 

2.3.4  Cancellation insurance is available but will be a third party arrangement and not involve Canopy & Stars or the Owner in any way.

 

2.4 Owner’s General Amendment Charges:

2.4.1 Alterations to your Booking can only be made more than 10 weeks prior to the check in date, after which time alterations will be treated as cancellation. All alterations are subject to availability and may incur a £30 adminstration fee.

 

2.4.2 Differences in the total amount payable resulting from alterations will be refunded to you in the case of a decrease in price and paid by you in the case of increases in price.

 

Special note: Generally Owners will charge the above cancellation and amendment charges, however we must stress that these are a guide only and charges may differ from those shown here depending on the Owner. The exact charges will be notified to you by the Owner at the time of cancellation and/or can be found in the Owner’s own booking conditions which are available from the Owner on request.

 

3. Changes and Cancellations by the Owner

We will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if the Owner needs to make a significant change to your confirmed Arrangements or to cancel them. We will also liaise between you and the Owner in relation to any alternative Booking offered by the Owner but we will have no further liability to you.

 

4. Complaints

Because the contract for your Booking is between you and the Owner, any queries or concerns should be addressed to them. In the event that you have any complaint about your stay, please notify the Owner as soon as possible. If you don’t follow this procedure there will be less opportunity for the Owner to investigate and resolve your complaint and so make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Delays may also mean that amount of compensation you may be entitled to may be reduced. Whether or not your complaint is dealt with satisfactorily, please also contact us as we appreciate all feedback. It’s important to us and the Owner to know that you’ve enjoyed your stay or if anything could have been improved.

 

5. Pricing

Canopy & Stars reserve the right to amend advertised prices at any time on behalf of the Owner. We also reserve the right to correct errors in both advertised and confirmed prices.Special note: changes and errors sometimes occur.

 

6. Information & Accuracy

The information and prices shown on this website are varied from time to time and may change between the time you first view a property and make a Booking. You should check that all the details are as you expect prior to making a Booking. It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the properties (including the features and extras available) may be incorrectly described and/or priced. If we discover this is the case after you have made a Booking, we reserve the right to contact you with details of the correct information and/or pricing and will give you the option to:

(1) proceed with the Booking based on the correct information and/or pricing, which may require the payment of an additional amount by you;

OR

(2) subject to availability, change your booking dates to dates when the pricing can be honoured ad so no additional charge to you. In the event that a lower price can be offered for alternative dates then the difference would be refunded;

OR

(3) cancel the Booking. If we do not receive your instructions within 5 days of contacting you, we reserve the right to cancel your Booking without liability to you.

 

7. Our Responsibility for your Booking

Your contract is with the Owner and its booking conditions apply. As Agent, we accept no responsibility for the actual provision of the Booking. Our responsibilities are limited to making the Booking in accordance with your instructions and acting properly in accordance with our legal duties as an Agent. We accept no responsibility for any information about the Booking that we pass on to you in good faith. However, in the event that we are found liable to you on any basis whatsoever, our maximum liability to you is limited to twice the cost of your Booking (or the appropriate proportion of this if not everyone on the Booking is affected). We do not exclude or limit any liability for death or personal injury that arises as a result of our negligence or that of any of our employees whilst acting in the course of their employment.

 

8. Pets

Not all properties accept pets. If you wish to take your pet on holiday, please advise us before booking and we can check whether pets are accepted at the property. You must obtain the prior consent of the Owner before taking any pets to the property. A nightly charge may be made by the Owner for each pet and additional terms may apply.

 

9. VAT

Many of the Owners of properties in the Canopy & Stars portfolio are not registered for VAT in which case no tax is payable. Where VAT is payable, the tax is included in the advertised holiday rental price.

 

10. Visa, passport and health requirements.

Unless you tell us otherwise, we assume that all members of your party are British citizens who hold or will hold full British passports valid for the entire duration of the Arrangements you chose to purchase. Information on visa, passport and health requirements, where given and applicable, is so given on this basis. Requirements may change and you are therefore strongly recommended to check the up to date position with the Owner of the Booking, Passport Office, appropriate embassy or consulate or your doctor as applicable in good time before the commencement of your holiday.

 

11. Insurance

You are strongly recommended to take out personal travel insurance for all members of your party. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance you purchase is adequate and appropriate for your particular needs. Please read your policy details and take them with you on holiday.

 

12. Special requests

If you have any special requests (for example dietary requirements, cots or room location), please let us know at the time of booking. We will pass on all such requests to the Owner, but unfortunately, we can't guarantee that they will be met and we will have no liability to you if they are not.

 

13. Group Bookings

Not all Owners accept Bookings for a single sex group (for example, a stag or hen party). Guests wanting to make such a Booking should check with us beforehand to enable us to check whether the Owner is prepared to accept the Booking. We will then advise you accordingly. In event that an Owner does not accept this type of Booking then it is with regret, that the Booking may be cancelled and cancellation fees may apply. It is the Guest’s responsibility to enquire with Canopy & Stars and/or check on our website beforehand to make sure that this type of booking is permitted.

 

14. Maximum Numbers

Please note that except by prior arrangement confirmed in writing, only the number of persons specified on a booking confirmation may occupy  a property. Most owners reserve the right to refuse admittance or revoke a booking if this condition is not observed and you are unlikely to receive any refund.

 

15. Your Responsibilities

Please note that you have a contract with the Owner of the property. As such you are under a responsibility to behave in a proper, appropriate and legal manner whilst staying at the property with due respect to the Owner, the Property and other guests and their property. You are responsible for informing the Owner of any losses or damage to the property as soon as possible. Please note that you will be liable to pay the Owner for any losses or damage to the property caused by you or a member of your party (except reasonable wear and tear). Some Owners will also require damage deposits. You must also leave the property by the check-out time specified on your booking. If any guest behaves inappropriately or improperly (of which the Owner will be the final judge on their Property), or illegally, the Owner reserves the right to ask the guest and their party (at their discretion) to leave the Property before the end of the holiday period and/or refuse any future bookings from you.  Any refund for so doing will be at the entire discretion of the Owner. In addition, the Owner reserves the right to sue the guest for any loss, damage or injury caused to the Owner, the Property or to other guests and/or their property. As agent, we will have no liability to you in these circumstances. 

 

16. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions have been drafted in accordance with and are governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any and all disputes arising out of these Agency Terms & Conditions.

 

17. Discrepancies

In case of a discrepancy between these Agency Terms & Conditions and any other Canopy & Stars literature, these Agency Terms & Conditions shall prevail.

 

18. Validity clause

In the event that a court finds that a condition in these Agency Terms & Conditions is illegal or void, the illegal or void provision will be severed from the remainder of the Agency Terms & Conditions, which will continue to be valid and have full force and effect.