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Booking Conditions

A credit or debit card deposit of £100 is taken at the time of booking and is credited to your room account on arrival.

When booking online, a credit or debit card deposit of £100 is taken at the time of booking and is credited to your room account on arrival.

Cancellation Policy

 

COVID-19 Cancellation Waiver 

Please note that, during the pandemic, our usual cancellation policy has been suspended and that bookings can be cancelled or transferred without penalty.  This applies to bookings due to take place prior to 30th November 2020.

 

Due to the location and style of The Old Rectory, when a room booking is confirmed we make a firm commitment to you our guest to hold that room for you. As most of our guests are staying with us on holiday, reservations are often made well in advance. Reletting cancelled accommodation may be difficult at short notice and, for us as a small business, such losses of revenue can be damaging.

When booking direct with us we request a non-refundable deposit of £100; this will secure your reservation.

Cancellation Charges

15+ days before arrival date                        The deposit will be retained
8 – 14 days before arrival date                   The cost of the first night’s stay will be charged
7 days or less before arrival date               The full balance of your stay will be charged.

Any charges will be made to the credit or debit card used to guarantee your booking. If we are able to resell your stay at short notice, charges will be refunded or if we are able to resell part of your stay, you will be refunded the cost of the days we have been able to resell. We will always try to resell any cancelled rooms to try to minimise cancellation charges to you. If we are able to resell your room in whole or in part, we will reimburse you accordingly.

We strongly advise you to ensure that you have adequate travel insurance in place to cover any unforeseen eventualities.

Please advise us in writing if you should need to cancel your booking by email to reception@oldrectoryhotel.co.uk

 

VAT

Our rates include VAT at the prevailing rate. The government has reduced the VAT we pay on certain things we provide to our guests to  5% for a six month period until January 2021. The Government website advises that this reduction has been facilitated to support and help businesses in the hospitality sector – the sector which has been most badly affected in the pandemic.

Due to Covid The Old Rectory has lost significant income and yet our fixed costs on the whole have remained the same. We have taken substantial additional loans to keep the business afloat during this terrible time

  • We have lost in excess of £250,000 income this year due to forced closure
  • We have not had any compensation from our insurers
  • We have not received any furlough payments for ourselves
  • Our costs have increased significantly since reopening to keep everyone safe
  • Our income is now reduced as we can only operate at 2/3rds capacity

For these reasons, and on the advice of our bank and our accountants, we see this VAT reduction as a very generous lifeline to help our financial position. In order to protect the future of The Old Rectory, we have decided that we are unable to pass on the reduction to our customers.

We have not increased our charges but this initiative means that our VAT Bill will be smaller than normal for the next few months to help us recover a small portion of our losses

 

Checking in and out

Check in is from 14.00hrs. If you will be arriving later than 6pm, please contact us to confirm your arrival time and dinner reservation.

Check out is by 11.00hrs on the day of departure.

 

Minimum Stay

Due to COvid-19, our minimum length of stay is 2 nights

 

 

Smoking

The hotel is totally non smoking. Guests are welcome to smoke outside in the garden away from the building.

Children

We welcome children from 14 years old upwards.

 

Food & Drink

Our dinner, bed and breakfast rate includes four courses from our a la carte dinner menu and breakfast. The dining room is not open at lunchtime.

Pets

We regret that we do not allow pets to stay in our hotel.

 

Damage

In the unlikely event of replacement, cleaning or repair being required to any item(s) belonging to the hotel, or the fabric of the hotel itself, because of wilful damage, or damage incurred because reasonable precautions have not been taken, we reserve the right to reclaim all and any costs incurred, including loss of business, by charging the credit card given to secure the booking, without prior consent being required.the tariff you originally booked. If we are able to resell your stay at short notice, there will be no charge or if we are able to resell part of your stay, you will be charged the days we have been unable to resell. Any charges will be made to the credit or debit card used to guarantee your booking.

Check availability and book a room with us.


01598 763 368

info@oldrectoryhotel.co.uk