Terms and Conditions
  1. The person making the booking must be over 18 and will be responsible for it and will ensure the following terms and conditions are adhered to by all members of the party.
  2. By paying their deposit or paying in full guests fully accept the terms and conditions.
  3. The booking deposit of 20% of the rental to confirm your booking is non-refundable.
  4. The final balance must be paid 8 weeks before the start of your holiday. If payment is not received by the due date we reserve the right to re-advertise the dates booked
  5. Check-in time is 3pm.
  6. Check-out time is 10am
  7. The number of guests staying overnight in the property must not exceed 4.
  8. You must keep the property clean and in good order. All breakages or damages must be reported to the owners and paid for immediately.
  9. If we have to cancel a booking because of reasons beyond our control ie. flooding, fire, significant damage, failure of utility services, we will refund any sums paid in full.
  10. If you have to cancel your booking please let us know as soon as possible. If we are able to re-let the cottage then a refund will be made minus an administration fee. We recommend you take out holiday insurance to cover the possibility of cancellation.
  11. If you have any problems during your stay please report them immediately to the owners so they can be rectified before you leave.
  12. Smoking is NOT allowed.
  13. A maximum of two dogs are allowed and must be stated at the time of booking. All dogs must be fully house trained and free from fleas and parasites.
  14. Dogs are not allowed upstairs or on the furniture
  15. Dogs must not be left alone in the property.
  16. All dog hair and dog mess must be cleared up before departure.
  17. The owners will not be liable/responsible for any loss/breakage to baggage, personal belongings, or vehicles and their contents.
  18. The owners will not be liable/responsible for any accidents or injuries however they are caused.
  19. Broadband/Wi-Fi: Please note we live in a rural area and the broadband can be unreliable and may run at slow speeds at certain times.
  20. Guests agree that they will not use the property or its services for unlawful or illegal activities or purposes.
  21. The owners reserve the right to refuse occupancy or ask you to leave if you commit a serious breach of the terms or conditions.

Terms and Conditions for Facebook Competition

  1. The promoter is Hawthorn Cottage.
  2. The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 years or over except employees of Hawthorn Cottage and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  3. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  4. The route to entry for the competition is to like the post only. To be entered into the competition you are not expected to like the Facebook page, share the post, comment or tag a friend. People can, of course, perform any of those social actions, but do so by their own free will.
  5. We have the right to allow more than one entry per competition at times. We will notify specifically in the post if this is the case.
  6. Closing date for entry will be stated in the post of the Facebook page. After this date, no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  7. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  8. The rules of the competition and how to enter are clearly stated in the Facebook post.
  9. 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.
  10. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  11. The prize will be clearly stated in the Facebook Post and will be subject to availability
  12. 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.
  13. Winners will be chosen at random
  14. The winner will be notified by via private message on Facebook and within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  15. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected
  16. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  17. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  18. 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].
  19. 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. For our full privacy policy, go to our website
  20. The winner’s name will be available via our Facebook page
  21. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  22. 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 Hawthorn Cottage and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the following Privacy Policy found at www.hawthorncottage.co.uk