1. Can we bring our children?
Some properties do welcome children but it varies from property to property as it is at the property owners discretion if they feel their property is considered to be child-friendly. Please refer to the property page or feel free to call us.
2. Are there provisions for children in the property
Some properties provide cots and highchairs as standard and this will be clearly indicated on the specific property page. Where this is not the case and the property welcomes children, they can be provided for an additional charge via the Concierge service.
3. Do you allow dogs?
Some properties are dog friendly but not all. Please refer to the specific property page to see if dogs are welcomed. There is a maximum of 2 dogs allowed to stay at each property. If you wish to bring your dog, please add this to your booking form – there is an additional charge of £25 per dog. It is strictly forbidden to bring a dog to a property that does not welcome dogs or to exceed the number of dogs that the property allows (and will result in good housekeeping deposits being retained if necessary). Should you require any additional provisions for your dog please contact the Concierge Service who would be happy to help.
4. Can I make a provisional booking?
Yes, provisional bookings can be held for 48 hours with no financial commitment.
5. Why do I need to pay a Security Deposit?
You will be required at the time of making your final payment to provide us with a cautionary security deposit of cleared funds (variable depending on property). This deposit is property specific and will be advised to you at the time of booking, as a deposit to cover damage, loss or loss of rental as a result of the conduct of the guest or members of the guest’s party, dog or any other person authorized to enter the property at the guest’s invitation or authority. Guests are liable for loss and damage caused to the owners property and contents to the full value of the owners’ loss even though the value of the loss exceeds the damage deposit. In the vast majority of cases it is returned in full, within 7-14 days of your departure.
6. Do you take short bookings?
Yes, depending on property and the season. Short breaks are a minimum of 3 nights and clearly identified on the booking calendar for each property. During the peak holiday periods, the minimum stay may be extended to 7 or 14 nights in some properties.
7. I want to get married while we’re away. Can you help me organise it?
Of course, just contact our Concierge Service who would be happy to help to arrange any special occasion.
8. Do we have a point of contact while we’re in a property should we have any problems?
In all our properties you will find a guest information guide, this will have been compiled by the property owner and (or) Lettings of Distinction. The guide will give you all the necessary information regarding the property plus local area information together with all contact telephone numbers thus giving you 24-7 peace of mind.
9. Can I arrange my hen party at a property?
Undoubtedly our portfolio has a wonderful selection of luxury properties that will not disappoint, but please bear in mind that they are owners homes and as such it is at their discretion as to whether they will accept such a group booking.
10. Can you provide transport to the accommodation or pick us up from the airport?
Please view our Concierge page for full details of all options available to you regarding our transportation services.
11. What if we are ill or there are unforeseen circumstances like bad weather that stops us from getting there?
We would strongly advise that all our guests take out cancellation and holiday insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. If for any reason beyond the owners control the property is deemed “not fit for purpose” on the date booked (for example, flood damage) all rent and charges paid in advance by the guest will be refunded.
12. If we are paying a price for the property rather than by person can we bring extra people to stay?
No, you may only bring up to the maximum guest occupancy as stipulated on the property page. Your family and friends are most welcome to visit you at the property, however, they would not be allowed to stay overnight unless you have pre-notified this to us on the completed booking form as members of your party of with prior written agreement from the property owner. Due to insurance implications plus heath and safety issues this matter is non-negotiable; and should this not be adhered to then all guests will be asked to vacate the property and you will also be asked for your security deposit payment.
13. Can we hire a cook/arrange catering/pre-stock groceries at the property?
Please contact our Concierge who will help you with your requirements.
14. Is there Internet Access at the property?
The vast majority of our properties have unlimited internet access included as standard although connection speed may vary from property to property. Please be warned, until the arrival of 4G, mobile reception can be of poor quality in some areas. Please visit the relevant property page to see whether your chosen property has internet access icon.
15. Will the property be cleaned during our stay?
Properties which are taken for a 14 night booking will receive a midstay clean, change of bed linen and towels during a guest’s stay. Should guests require additional cleaning services or linen/towel changes throughout their stay this can be easily be arranged via our concierge service.
16. Can I check in early or checkout late?
Check in time is 4:00pm and checkout 10:00am. We would request that guests adhere strictly to these times so that we can ensure all housekeeping staff have adequate time to service the property to meet our high standards before the arrival of the next guest. On occassions it maybe possible for these times to be more relaxed, such as during non-peak periods of the year, but each enquiry would be addressed individually in advance and at the discretition of the property owner.
17. We’d be keen to arrange activities/outings/restaurant reservations in advance of our arrival. Can you help?
Please contact our Concierge who will be happy to help.
We would refer all future guests to take the time to read our full T&C’s prior to confirming a booking.