TERMS & CONDITIONS
Please take a minute to read our Terms & Conditions, which outline our obligations to you & your responsibilities to us.
To make your booking request, you, as the person in charge of the party (“the lead booker), must be over eighteen and have the authority of all persons in your party to book on their behalf. As the lead booker providing credit/debit card details, you agree that you shall be responsible for paying the deposit and the full price, for making any amendments, any cancellation requests and for the payment of any additional charges. You also agree that you will be personally liable for any loss or damage caused by any member of your party or animal accompanying the party and that you accept these Terms & Conditions on behalf of all persons in the Booking. Our Contract continues until the last member of the party has left Swallowfields, and any monies owed are paid in full.
You as the lead booker will complete the Booking using the online booking system on our website. On completing the Booking, you declare that the information provided is accurate. Provisional bookings made by telephone or email will be cancelled after 7 days if not booked online. We accept no responsibility for mistakes made when booking and paying a deposit over the telephone, so please make sure you check your confirmation carefully once received. We require a 30% non-refundable deposit to secure your booking. You and your party members agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions by submitting a booking request.
Our acceptance of your booking request is at our discretion and will only occur once a deposit has been received and we issue an email confirming your booking, subject to these terms. At this point, a contract shall exist between you and us on these Terms and Conditions.
You will pay us the price of your break as set out online when you submit your booking request. Prices include VAT at the current prevailing rate. The price includes:
- Your accommodation for the maximum number of guests we indicate; and
- Any other amenities or services included in the price in the information provided on our website
Prices do not include any additional services, features or facilities unless they have been specifically included as part of a promotion to your booking. Additional charges may apply for these services, features and activities. Please note that an additional separate agreement with activities booked with one of our external partners may be required.
Price adjustments, promotions and discounted offers are introduced at our discretion and are subject to availability. Offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or discounted offer and may be withdrawn at any time before the Contract is formed.
Full payment is due for bookings received within 8 weeks of your holiday start date. If you place your booking more than 8 weeks before the start date of your holiday, we will request a 30% deposit. The balance of the total payment will be due 8 weeks before the start date of your holiday. If we do not receive full payment from you by the due date, we will treat this as a cancellation of the booking, and you will forfeit the total cost of any payments made to date. We will give no refund if you reduce your dates booked or early departure.
Payment for bookings can be made by Debit or Credit Card, either online or by telephone.
You must pay for all items on your honesty shop tab before you leave.
Cancellation and changes to your booking
If you want to cancel your booking, you must notify us as soon as possible and confirm this in writing. Once your booking has been confirmed, minor changes will not incur a charge. However, excessive amendments could incur a £25 administration charge.
Provided written notice of cancellation is received by us not less than 8 weeks before your holiday’s start date, only the deposit will be forfeited. If we receive less than 8 weeks’ notice, you will be liable to pay the total cost of the holiday, including any extras or unrecoverable commitments made by us to third parties connected with your pre-booked activities and events. We strongly recommend that all guests take out UK travel insurance for protection if they cannot travel.
We reserve the right to cancel your holiday. In the unlikely event of us having to cancel your holiday (except where you have failed to make full payment on time), we will offer you the choice of a full refund of all monies paid to us (unless due to force majeure) or the option of re-booking your holiday. Please note that refunds can only be made to the original payment method.
Arrival and departure
Your safari lodge will be available from 4 pm on the agreed arrival date. Check-in is between 4 pm and 6 pm unless previously arranged. You will be greeted and shown to the car park and your safari lodge.
We reserve the right to re-let accommodation if you have not been in contact and have not arrived by 10 pm unless we have made prior arrangements.
You must vacate the safari lodge by 10 am on the agreed day of departure. You will incur a late stay charge of £50 if you stay later than the departure time. On the day of departure, please leave your safari lodge in a good state of cleanliness, including bins emptied in the appropriate waste bin or recycling bins located behind your safari lodge, sink, fridge, and oven left clean and empty.
Number in Party
We accept 6 people (plus one baby/toddler in a travel cot) and 2 dogs per safari lodge. If maximum occupancy is exceeded, then two safari lodges must be booked. Group and single-sex bookings are welcome by Swallowfields, provided that our low noise policy is agreed to (see Low Noise Policy for more details). During school holidays, Swallowfields is primarily a family site. We would request that groups and same-sex parties contact us before your booking to discuss your needs to ensure that we are the right fit for your break.
Visitors are welcome on site with prior consent, but we ask that there are at most 2 adult visitors (and any associated children) per Safari Lodge. Any visitors will need to depart by 10.00 pm. We ask that visitors remain respectful of other glampers whilst on site and that large groups don’t gather.
A maximum of 2 dogs per safari lodge is welcome, subject to booking and paying the £25 supplement per dog online. Owners must keep their dogs under control and on a lead at all times (can be off lead in your private, secure garden). They must not be left unattended at any time, including in your car. Accident fouling must be cleared up immediately for obvious health and hygiene reasons and put in the dog waste bins provided.
Dogs must be microchipped (as the law requires) and be up to date with their vaccinations.
We reserve the right to refuse entry to any dog we deem dangerous, and any owner unable to control their dog will be asked to leave. Dangerous dogs act 1991 – Under the Act, it’s illegal for a dog to be ‘out of control’ or bite or attack someone. The legislation also makes it an offence if a person is worried or afraid a dog might bite them (the term is ‘reasonable apprehension’). It’s important to ensure that your dog is kept under control at all times and in all places. (www.rspca.org.uk).
We regret the weather conditions are beyond our control and cannot refund any monies if you cancel your booking or reduce your stay due to the weather.
We offer free parking. Our glampsite is car-free; all vehicles must be parked in the designated private guest car park. Vehicles and their contents are left at the owner’s own risk, and we do not accept responsibility for loss or damage (save as may not be excluded or restricted by applicable law).
Guests are requested to conduct themselves appropriately and comply with our procedures and requests about conduct and respect for the property of the safari lodges, our employees and guests, and their own or others’ health and safety. Guests are requested not to disrupt the comfort and enjoyment of other guests or cause offence to other guests or our staff members.
Low Noise Policy
This is a quiet glampsite. Please respect fellow glampers, and our neighbours, no loud music, and please keep all noise to a low level between 10.00 pm and 8.00 am. Everyone has different needs on holiday, and this enables everyone to enjoy the site. Whilst we do accept small groups, we are a retreat and not a party glampsite. This means no music, musical instruments, shouting, singing, or any significant noise that disturbs the stay of others. If you are sitting out at night on your deck, around the fire pit or hot tub, please be aware that noise carries easily, so please keep your voices low.
Poor behaviour or anyone found damaging or defacing facilities or property will be evicted from the site. We reserve the right to terminate the visit of any person or group at any time during the stay whose behaviour is unacceptable. Where this is the case, we shall have no obligation to refund you for lost accommodation, other services or any other loss or expense incurred. We reserve the right not to accept any future bookings from you or any party member.
Use of Equipment and Facilities
We want all our guests to relax and enjoy the facilities available at Swallowfields in safety. When using equipment or facilities, you must safeguard your health and safety, including others. You will be responsible for any loss or injury caused to yourself, other people or the equipment or facilities through your unsafe or improper use of the equipment or facilities (including your use of them whilst under the influence of alcohol or medication) or your failure to advise staff of a medical condition relevant to your use of the equipment or facilities.
Please be aware that some guest equipment, including fire pits, wood-burning stoves, and hot tubs, may be hazardous if misused. Use of the facilities and any other activity at Swallowfields is entirely at the members of your party’s own risk.
Children must be supervised by a parent/guardian throughout your stay, especially on the Adventure Castle, Nature Hideout area, hot tub and open fires. We want your children to enjoy the surroundings, but please ensure they respect other guests and their privacy. Please do not use the adventure castle and nature hideout after 9.00 pm and respect our low noise policy.
Fire Pits are provided for cooking and campfires but must not be left unattended, must be fully extinguished after use and the lid replaced and must not be moved from their designated location. The door on the log burner must be kept shut when in use. Paraffin lamps and candles are not permitted.
Each safari lodge is fitted with a smoke & heat detector, carbon monoxide detector, fire extinguisher, fire blanket and a front and rear exit.
We know that you want to get the best use out of your hot tub, and we want you to enjoy them. Swimwear is essential when using the hot tub and must be worn at all times. The hot tub is drained, cleaned, and refilled at each changeover or weekly if guests stay longer. The pH and sanitiser levels are tested regularly.
For your safety and enjoyment, please ensure you follow our safety guidelines:
- Use the toilet and shower before entering the hot tub
- Keep your head out of the water
- Supervise children in and around the hot tub
- Please do not allow children under 4 years of age and those unable to keep their heads above the water level when sitting to use the hot tub. An adult must accompany bathers under 16
- Do not wear suntan lotions, spray tans or skin creams
- Seek medical advice if you are receiving medical attention, have a long-term illness, are pregnant, or have a condition affected by heat, for example, a heart condition or high or low blood pressure.
- Do not use the hot tub after a heavy meal or under the influence of alcohol or sedatives
- No food, glass, sharp objects, liquids, pets, bubble bath or oils are allowed, as these may result in the hot tub having to be drained
- You should get out of the tub if you feel unwell, uncomfortable, giddy or faint.
- Do not exceed 15 minutes of immersion at a time, and have a rest period between 10 and 20 minutes. Overuse will affect chemical balance and overall enjoyment
- Do not exceed the maximum number of bathers
- Please take care when getting in and out of the hot tub, as the steps can be slippery when wet.
- Please keep your voice down after 10 pm and do not use the hot tub during a storm
E-cigarettes and Vapes are permitted within your private garden area. We operate a non-smoking & non-vaping policy throughout our safari lodges, including the deck area and the rest of the glampsite. A £150.00 fine will be charged to guests that do not adhere to this policy.
Safari Lodge Housekeeping and Maintenance
The safari lodge must be left in a clean and tidy condition. Including any washing up, bins emptied in the appropriate waste bin or recycling bin located outside the safari lodge, sink, fridge and oven to be left clean and empty and for group bookings, equipment put back in the correct safari lodge. Additional housekeeping and cleaning will incur a charge of £50.
Please make us aware of any breakages caused during your stay to replace items for the next guest. Whilst we expect a degree of wear and tear, we reserve the right to charge you for any costs or expenses we incur due to any breakages.
We aim to carry out any maintenance and repairs on change over days. Still, should there be an emergency that we consider may pose a risk to our guests or staff’s health or safety, we reserve the right to carry out emergency maintenance work during your stay. We will seek to ensure that any such facility or service is reinstated as soon as practicable. In this instance, no refund or compensation will be given.
Damage to property
We reserve the right to charge your credit or debit card for any damage to the property or structure (including specialist cleaning) that has been caused by the accidental, deliberate, negligent or reckless acts of guests or for any items that are missing or damaged when you leave.
We cannot offer refunds or compensation as a result of force majeure or any circumstances beyond our reasonable control, including, but not limited to, floods, earthquakes, extremely adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, other acts of God, epidemics or pandemics, acts of terrorism, fire or failure of electric power, gas, water, or other utility services, plant machinery, computers, vehicles or any collapse of building structures. In this instance, we will offer the option of re-booking your holiday.
Limitations of Liability
Swallowfields, its staff and agents shall not be liable for any loss, damage or injury suffered by them or their property, howsoever caused, save in respect of death or personal injury to the extent caused by the negligence of Swallowfields, its staff and agents. All items brought into Swallowfields are brought and left entirely at your risk. This is not intended to affect any mandatory rights you may have under local law that we cannot legally restrict or exclude.
We shall have no responsibility for loss, damage, or injury related to any services, features or facilities provided or supplied by third parties. It would be best if you established separate arrangements with those third parties.
At Swallowfields, we do everything possible to create a positive holiday experience. Should you have cause for complaint, please let us know immediately, and we will endeavour to resolve your issue as quickly as possible during your stay.
After your holiday, if you feel that your complaint is unresolved after addressing the issues during your stay, you must put your complaint in writing to us within 14 days of departure. Please email your complaint to firstname.lastname@example.org with the detail of your complaint. Due to data protection, we can only discuss the complaint and booking details with the lead booker.
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