TERMS OF BUSINESS FOR Belvoir Holidays – Vale House
This agreement (consisting of these Terms of Business and our final email acknowledgment (“Acknowledgement”), together make the “Agreement”) grants you a short term non-exclusive licence to occupy certain accommodation at our Property and you agree to be legally bound by it.
If you don’t understand any of this Agreement and want to talk to us about it, please contact us by:
i. Email: HOLIDAYS@BELVOIRCASTLE.COM
ii. Telephone: 07917 910 131
If you would like the Agreement in another format for example, larger print, audio, please contact us to make arrangements.
In this Agreement:
a. We, us or our means Engine Yard Village Limited, Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 1PE, registered in the UK as a charity number 10508784.
b. The Property means Vale House at The Engine Yard, Belvoir, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 1PE (the ‘Property’), at, on or near which will be the room(s) at which you will be granted a short term licence under this Agreement.
c. You, or your means the person making the booking. This licence is personal to you and cannot be assigned to a third party.
1.1 We provide fully dressed bedrooms. Our website provides specific details of the bedrooms and their availability.
1.2 We grant you a short term licence to occupy the bedrooms and use the communal areas and facilities set out in our Acknowledgement for the time period and price agreed which will be stated in the Acknowledgement. This licence is subject to the terms of this Agreement and we reserve the right to terminate or amend your booking in accordance with the terms of or in the event of breach of this Agreement.
2.1 Our prices (inclusive of VAT) for accommodation are shown on our website and are subject to change on a regular basis. We occasionally offer discounts and special offers but they will not apply retrospectively and are strictly subject to availability.
2.2 The agreed price for you will be provided in the Acknowledgement.
2.3 The agreed price is for accommodation only. Additional costs may be incurred should you choose to require additional services, as provided on our website.
- Booking Deposit
3.1 When you make a booking, we require a deposit on all bookings of 20% (or full payment) of the total cost of your stay. The deposit is non-refundable.
3.2 Bookings must be paid in full (the remaining 80%), 4 weeks before your agreed arrival date (the “Due Date”).
3.3 If the balance is not paid by the Due Date, we reserve the right to re-let the accommodation and retain the non-refundable booking deposit.
- Security Deposit
4.1 When your booking has been confirmed by the Acknowledgement we will require, in addition to the booking deposit, a security deposit of £100 per bedroom from you to cover any damage to the room or the Property caused by you or any member of your booking, visiting guest or dog.
4.2 The security deposit will be refunded to you via bank transfer to the bank account details provided to us by you within 72 hours of you checking out subject to the following a final inspection of the bedroom
4.3 Should you breach any of the terms of this Agreement and in particular clauses 9 to 14 we reserve the right to retain the security deposit to be offset against the cost of damage to the room and/or Property.
- Group Bookings
5.1 If your group is larger than 8 persons, please contact us prior to making the booking.
5.2 The total security deposit taken by a group booking (£100 x number of rooms) may be held by ourselves should any damage/loss or heavy soiling of equipment occur in any one bedroom included in that booking.
5.3 We reserve the right to refuse any potential bookings for large groups at our discretion.
- How to Make a Booking
6.1 We will accept bookings made by telephone or through the website. Both forms of booking are subject to the terms of this Agreement.
6.2 You must be over the age of 25 to make a booking and be granted a licence to occupy the Property.
6.3 You make a booking on the website by;
– selecting which accommodation you wish to book and pressing BOOK NOW
– enter your chosen dates, select the preferred package and press BOOK
– check details and press NEXT
– enter your personal details and press NEXT
– check price and press PAY NOW
– enter payment details to pay the deposit (or full amount). We accept payment by credit card or debit card and press PAY NOW
– you will receive a confirmation email
6.4 This confirmation email does not, however, mean that your order has been accepted.
6.5 If we are unable to accept your booking, we will inform you of this in writing and will not charge you. This is typically for any of the following reasons:
(a) a bedroom is unavailable;
(b) we cannot authorise your payment;
(c) you are not allowed to licence part of our Property from us;
(d) we are not allowed to licence our part of our Property to you;
(e) you have made a booking inconsistent with this agreement; and
(f) there has been a mistake on the pricing or description of the licence.
6.6 We will only accept your booking when we email you to confirm this (our Acknowledgement). At this point, a legally binding contract will be in place between you and us.
6.7 Please check the details on your Acknowledgement carefully. If any of the details are incorrect, or changed, especially your address, you must inform us immediately.
- Special Requirements
Should you have any specific special requirements such as restricted mobility, please contact us so that we can endeavour to make reasonable adjustments.
- Arrival and Departure
8.1 Arrival times on your specified arrival date shall be during the hours of 15:00 to 19:00. If you plan to arrive before or after these times, please contact us and we will endeavour to make alternative arrangements. Please note that late check-ins are subject to an additional charge of £20.00 per a room.
8.2 You are requested to vacate your bedroom by 11:00 on the specified date of departure in the Acknowledgement. We reserve the right to charge you at a rate of £10.00 per hour over this time. We request that you keep us informed if you are running late.
- Car Park
9.1 We aim to reduce the congestion at the Property and have a designated parking area for you to unload and park during your stay.
9.2 Only 1 car per a room is permitted to park in the designated Belvoir Castle car park. The car park is a short 2 minute walk away from Vale House. Any additional cars will need to pay £15 per car, for the duration of your stay. Please select an additional car when booking and provide all car registration plates or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
9.3 All car parks are fitted with smart cameras and operate penalty charge notices in line with the car park term and conditions which are displayed in the car parks. Failure to provide correct car registration plates at least 48 hours prior to arrival may mean that your car is not entered into the security system. This could cause entry challenges or could result in a parking penalty fine which we are not liable for.
9.4 We will not be held liable for any damage or theft incurred to your vehicle unless we have caused such damage or loss.
9.5 We reserve the right to retain the security deposit should you or any group member cause damage to the car park or surrounding areas or the Property.
- House Rules
10.1 Smoking is not permitted within the bedrooms or any indoor communal area
10.2 You are prohibited from lighting any fires on the Property or using candles or any items with a naked flame.
11.1 We allow well behaved dogs onto our Property but they must be kept on a lead at all times. You must ensure that your dog does not cause nuisance or injure other animals or guests. We reserve the right to cancel your stay in accordance with clause 13.5 should you fail to have adequate control of your dog.
11.2 You agree to be responsible and liable for your dog at all times.
12.1 You agree to be responsible for your children and any children you are in charge of, your own welfare and to take all reasonable precautions against personal injury and injury to others.
12.2 Children must be supervised at all times.
13.1 You must not use Vale House and immediate surrounding area in such a way to cause any nuisance, damage, disturbance, annoyance, inconvenience or interference to others on the Property or our local neighbours.
13.2 We ask that no amplified music should be played without the direct permission of a member of staff.
13.3 We ask that noise is kept to a minimum before 08:00 and after 22:00 in consideration of others and our local neighbours.
13.4 We have a zero tolerance policy on illegal drugs and substances, firearms and offensive weapons. If you bring or use any such illegal drugs, substances, firearms or offensive weapons on to the Property we will call the police and ask you to leave immediately without refund.
13.5 We reserve the right to ask you to leave the Property immediately without a refund if you do not comply with the terms of this Agreement.
- Damage to Room or Property
14.1 Should any form of damage occur to the bedroom or to the Property itself, you must inform us immediately.
14.2 Should any facilities and/or equipment be damaged or any unreasonable cleaning be required, you will be held responsible for the cost of cleaning, repair or replacement on a like for like basis.
14.3 Should any soft furnishings, bedding or the like be damaged or heavily soiled you will be responsible for the full replacement cost of these items on a like for like basis.
14.4 Any damage which you have not notified to us will be reported to you by us with supporting photographic evidence of the damage.
14.5 All reasonable efforts will be made by us to rectify the damage at a minimal cost to you.
14.6 You will be responsible for the total cost incurred in any cleaning, rectifying or replacement of any damage incurred by you. Should the total cost of this exceed the amount of the security deposit paid by you we reserve the right to invoice you for the difference, quotes and invoices will be produced and sent to you in support of any such costs.
- Day Visitors
15.1 We welcome day visitors, a maximum of 2 visitors per a room, but they must vacate the property by 20:30. No day guests are permitted to stay overnight. You must ensure that your day guests comply with the terms of this Agreement.
15.2 We reserve the right to ask your guests to leave the Property immediately if they do not comply with the terms of this Agreement.
- Cancelling or Amending your Booking
If you cancel or amend the booking:
16.1 In order to cancel your booking, you must notify us in writing as soon as reasonably practicable. You may use the example form set out at Annex 1 to these Terms of Business to cancel your booking although please note that this is not obligatory. This form (and any other notification of cancellation) can be emailed to us at HOLIDAYS@BELVOIRCASTLE.COM. Alternatively, you cancel by phone by calling us at 07917 910 131.
– You can cancel your booking within 14 days after the day of our Acknowledgement. Where your booking has been cancelled within 14 days of our Acknowledgement, we will reimburse all payments received from you. We will make the reimbursement using the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction, unless you have expressly agreed otherwise; in any event, you will not incur any fees as a result of the reimbursement. This refund will be made within 14 days of our receipt of your notice of cancellation.
– Cancellations made within 72 hours to or the day of check-in will not be eligible for refund. (For example, for a check in on Friday, you could cancel the booking on the Monday, or Tuesday by 15:00 leading up to the booking however cancellations made after 15:00 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday (day of arrival) will not be eligible for a refund. This is to compensate us for the late cancellation.
– For cancellations made prior to 72 hours before arrival but later than 14 days of the date of our Acknowledgment, we will be entitled to retain reasonable sums to cover any costs that we have incurred in regard to your booking, and such sums will not be refunded.
– Any refund due for cancelled bookings will be released back to the cancelling guest on the scheduled date of check-out of the original booking.
16.2 We reserve the right to cancel your booking at any time in the event that you are in breach of this Agreement. You will be entitled to a refund of an appropriate proportionate to the length of time left in your booking, subject to the deduction of an amount to cover any reasonable costs that we have incurred in regard to your booking and any other sums required to be retained to remedy any damage or loss caused by your actions.
16.3 There may be rare occasions that due to unforeseen circumstances we may need to re-arrange or make changes to your booking. We will contact you as soon as possible if this happens so we can decide what to do. If we are unable to accommodate you or provide you with an appropriate alternative date for your booking, we will need to cancel your booking we will provide you with a full refund.
- Force Majeure
17.1 We are not in breach of this Agreement, nor liable for any failure or delay in performance of any obligations under the terms of this Agreement arising from or attributable to acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond our reasonable control (Force Majeure Event), including but not limited to any of the following: (a) acts of God, including but not limited to fire, flood, earthquake, windstorm or other natural disaster;
(b) war, threat of or preparation for war, armed conflict, imposition of sanctions, embargo, breaking off of diplomatic relations or similar actions;
(c) terrorist attack, civil war, civil commotion or riots;
(d) nuclear, chemical or biological contamination or sonic boom;
(e) fire, explosion or accidental damage;
(f) any action taken by a government or public authority, including, but not limited to, a failure to grant a necessary licence or consent or the imposition of a quota or other restriction or prohibition relating to but not limited to an outbreak by way of infectious disease;
(g) extreme adverse weather conditions; or
(h) collapse of building structures, failure of plant machinery, machinery, computers or vehicles.
17.2 If we are subject to a Force Majeure Event we shall not be in breach of this Agreement provided that:
(a) we promptly notify you in writing, email or by telephone of the nature and extent of the Force Majeure Event causing the failure or delay; and
(b) we have used our best endeavours to mitigate the effect of the Force Majeure Event, to carry out our obligations under this Agreement in any way that is reasonably practicable and to resume the performance of its obligations as soon as reasonably possible.
17.3 If the Force Majeure Event affects your stay, we will work with you in order to try and find a suitable alternative date for your booking. If we are unable to find a suitable alternative date for your booking, we will terminate this agreement and provide a refund in accordance with the provisions of these Terms of Business.
- Limitation of Liability
18.1 The extent of the parties’ liability under or in connection with this Agreement (regardless of whether such liability arises in tort, contract or in any other way and whether or not caused by negligence or misrepresentation) shall be as set out in this clause 18.
18.2 Subject to clause 18.3, our total liability shall not exceed the total price paid for your booking.
18.3 Notwithstanding any other provision of the Agreement, the liability of the parties shall not be limited in any way in respect of the following
(a) death or personal injury caused by negligence;
(b). fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; and/or
(c). any other losses which cannot be excluded or limited by applicable law
18.4 We do not accept any liability for failure to meet any obligations where such failure is due to events beyond our reasonable control.
19.1 If you are made aware of a problem, please bring this to the attention of a member of our staff as soon as possible. We are not responsible for any matter which you were aware of during your stay but did not bring to our attention at the time.
19.2 If you have a genuine complaint, please inform one of our members of staff as soon as you become aware of a problem and we will endeavour to resolve the issue.
19.3 If your matter has not been dealt with by the end of your stay, please submit your complaint in writing within 14 days after your departure by post or email. Please allow one calendar month for us to deal with your complaint.
19.4 You can also bring legal proceedings in respect of this Agreement in the English courts. If you live in Scotland you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in either the Scottish or the English courts. If you live in Northern Ireland you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in either the Northern Irish or the English courts.
20.1 If a court finds part of this contract illegal, the rest will continue in force. Each of the paragraphs of these terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.
21.1 We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation. We will contact you to let you know if we plan to do this. If you are unhappy with the transfer you may contact us to end the contract within 14 days of us telling you about it and we will refund you any payments you have made in advance for services not provided.
21.2 You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under these terms to another person if we agree to this in writing.
- Third party rights
22.1 This contract is between you and us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms.
23.1 If we do not insist immediately that you do anything you are required to do under these terms, or if we delay in taking steps against you in respect of your breaking this contract, that will not mean that you do not have to do those things and it will not prevent us taking steps against you at a later date. For example, if you miss a payment and we do not chase you but we continue to provide the products, we can still require you to make the payment at a later date.
- Governing law and jurisdiction
24.1 This Agreement and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the law of England and Wales.
24.2 The parties irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with this Agreement or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).
Annex 1. Cancellation Form
Engine Yard Village Limited
- Email: HOLIDAYS@BELVOIRCASTLE.COM
- Telephone: 07917 910 131
I/We [*] hereby give notice that I/We [*] cancel my/our [*] contract for the short term licence to occupy Vale House at The Engine Yard, Belvoir, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 1PE.
My/Our booking was made on:
Name of consumer(s):
Address of consumer(s):
Signature of consumer(s) (only if this form is notified on paper):
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