Deposit and Final Payments
We require one third of the total price of the booking as a deposit when you book your cottage (s). The remaining balance is to be paid no later than one month before arrival. For bookings made less than one month before arrival the total amount of the booking is required when you book.
Outstanding Balances and Cancellation of Bookings
The full amount of any booking remains due at all times once the booking is confirmed by us and/or the deposit paid.
If the final balance of payment for a booking is not received one month prior to arrival or the booking is cancelled at any time, we reserve the right to place the accommodation back on the market. In such cases:
- We will always re-market the accommodation.
- Should we successfully re-let the entire accommodation/ booking any deposits paid will be refunded subject to Group Bookings clause below.
- In the event that we are unable to re-let the entire booking the final balance of the booking will remain due at all times.
Should you need to amend a booking we will endeavour to help if at all possible. This will be subject to availability, seasonality and any differences in prices for an amended stay.
- Bookings that are unaffected by restrictions on Middlewick taking guests as a result of the Covid19 pandemic are subject to our standard terms and conditions. Should a booking need to be amended the revised booking must be for a date in 2020.
- For bookings placed after 18th June 2020 for stays between July 4th & August 31st 2020 free cancellation up to 7 full days in advance of arrival will be allowed. Such bookings will be refunded or moved to an alternative date in 2020 as needed.
- For bookings placed after 1st September 2020 for stays between September 1st & October 31st 2020 free cancellation* up to 7 full days in advance of arrival will be allowed. Such bookings will be refunded or moved to an alternative date in 2020 as needed.
- For bookings placed after 1st September 2020 for stays over Christmas and New Year (i.e. arriving between 18th December 2020 and 31st December 2020):
- free cancellation* up to 14 full days in advance of arrival will be allowed for booking with arrival dates up to 23rd December 2020. Such bookings will be refunded or moved to an alternative date as needed.
- free cancellation* up to 18 full days in advance of arrival will be allowed for booking with arrival dates after 27th December 2020. Such bookings will be refunded or moved to an alternative date as needed.
- Guests who feel unwell while at Middlewick must immediately inform us, follow government guideline protocols in relation to Covid19 and arrange a Covid19 test. If the test is positive official guidelines must be followed and the whole of the party return home and isolate. In such an event you agree to indemnify Middlewick against any losses or additional costs incurred as a result of this positive test.
You are recommended to purchase travel insurance to cover any unfortunate eventuality.
*Free cancellation where Covid19 laws and restrictions prevent a booking from taking place. Booking must have been made prior to any such Covid19 laws or restrictions being imposed.
When booking to stay at Middlewick you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to Covid-19 and agree not to hold Middlewick, its officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.
Utilities are included in the quoted rates.
The small laundry room (in the swimming pool building) has a washing machine and a dryer for use on those wet rainy days when drying on the outside clothes line just won’t work. A £1 charge is made for using these facilities.
Arrival and Departure
Your cottage will be available from 4pm on the day of arrival and guests are requested to leave by 10am to allow our cleaning staff access. If you need to arrive outside these times please give us a call. Cottages should be left clean & tidy on departure with all dishes, pots and pans in the kitchen clean and put away, and rubbish / recycling placed in our main bins. Due to Covid19 cleaning requirements we also ask that beds are stripped and bedding and towels bagged up on departure. Any extra cleaning where the above has not been done will be charged at £20 per hour.
Swimming Pool and Steam Room
The Middlewick Pool is not staffed by a lifeguard and use of it is at guests own risk. All those under the age of 16 using the pool must be accompanied by a responsible adult (over 18) at all times. No food, drink or alcohol (or person under the influence of alcohol) is permitted in the pool building at any time. All persons using the steam room must read the Health Warning displayed at its entrance. Persons under 18 are not permitted to use the steam room.
Dogs at Middlewick
We do accept well behaved dogs in selected cottages, please enquire for more information. In addition to a one off charge for the dog to stay (for extra cleaning required) a refundable £50 deposit is required for bookings with dogs. Dogs are charged for at £15 per dog for stays of 4 days or less and £25 per dog for longer stays. This can be paid for on arrival if not paid at the time of booking, or you decide at the last minute to bring along your dog. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times, any mess cleaned up, and dogs should not be left unattended at any time in the cottages or allowed on the furniture. Owners of dogs onsite at Middlewick are responsible for their dogs good behaviour and must ensure they have suitable liability insurance for their dog. On departure dog owners are asked to vacuum/ sweep up any dog hair around the property.
Guests on site
The facilities are only open to those booked to stay at Middlewick, and other than with prior agreement, an event in the function room may not be attended by others. The swimming pool is for use by registered guests only. Family and friends are of course welcome to visit our guests (but must leave the site overnight), but please let us know if they are on site.
Additional Charges/ Guests
Where the number of people staying in a cottage exceeds the basic occupancy i.e. 2 (+2) basic occupancy is 2, additional guests staying on either a sofa or pop up bed will be charged at £20 per person per night. This option is only available in certain cottages as indicated on the website by the ‘additional’ person graphic meaning there is a sofa bed or pullout bed and must be agreed and paid for in advance.
Lost property is donated to charity after one month if not retrieved. Postage must be paid up front for any goods returned by mail.
Smoking is not permitted in the interiors of any of the buildings or any of the grassed areas/ paddocks.
Fireworks & Fires
The lighting of fireworks, Chinese Lanterns or any fires is not permitted on the property at any time.
A £20 charge will apply for lost keys.
We reserve the right to charge for any significant damages and/ or breakages to the cottages, their contents or the ground and gardens.
We aim to refund any refundable deposits due within 24 hours of departure.
All goods, belongings, vehicles and other possessions of guests are their responsibility and are brought to / and or parked at Middleick at the responsibility of their owner. Middlewick accepts no liability for damages or losses howsoever caused.
All bookings of more than one cottage are treated as Group Bookings. At the end of a group stay you agree to leave the cottages in the condition they were on arrival and to ensure: a) recycling is limited to the containers provided or arrangements are made for the disposal thereof; b) the premises is left in a clean and tidy condition with dishes, cutlery etc, washed and put away; c) in the event that furniture, crockery etc is moved from one cottage to the another, that it all be returned to the original position. Should it be necessary to rectify the condition of the cottages, function room, recycling, etc a charge will be made based on time (£20 per hour) and/or damage. Any other assistance provided during group stays will be charged for as appropriate and agreed in advance.
In the event of a cancellation of a Group Booking (as defined above) by the organiser subsequent to the booking being confirmed by us and a deposit paid by the organiser then:
- a charge of £40 per unit of accommodation cancelled will be deducted from any balances refunded regardless of Middlewick successfully re letting these units of accommodation.
Group Bookings Insurance
The organisers of Group Bookings are responsible for ensuring that they have appropriate insurance for the event they are running. Copies may be requested. Please confirm your insurance cover with us, in particular that your public liability cover is a minimum of £2m. It is a condition of our insurance that entities organising events at Middlewick have cover equivalent to our own. Please confirm that you have suitable business interruption cover. In the event of any cancellation, or inability of Middlewick to host your event, either partially or fully, our liability with be capped at the value of the individual cottage or cottages booked, but unavailable, as relevant.
Group Use of Function Room
When booked, the Function Room is subject to conditions on its use. These will be viewed here.
Group Use of External Caterers
Where Middlewick is not organising catering for a Group it is agreed that any external caterers will contact Middlewick in advance. Such caterers will need to visit Middlewick in advance for the facilities and safety to be explained. The use of kitchens in the individual cottages by caterers is not allowed. All caterers will need to provide evidence of professional insurance and liability cover.
Glastonbury Festival Accommodation
Bookings for Glastonbury Festival Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June 2020 are subject to the following additional terms and conditions. This includes the Tuesday night before festival, 23rd, and the Monday night after the festival, 29th June:
We require one third of the total price of the booking as a deposit when you book your cottage (s). The remaining balance is to be paid no later than 8 weeks before arrival. For bookings made less than 8 weeks before arrival the total amount of the booking is required when you book.
Cottages must be left in a clean and tidy condition at the end of the stay. You will be charged for any carpet or upholstery cleaning required at the end of the stay at our cost price.
Where cottages show an additional number of beds i.e. Annex – Sleeps 2 (+2) the additional possible additional guests will be charged at £40 per night, per person.
Middlewick has a maximum number of allowable guests staying on site at any one time and this means that not all the additional + guests for all the cottages can stay at the same time. If booking by telephone we will advise if your cottage can accept additional guests. If booking online we will advise you subsequent to receiving your booking if we can accommodate the additional numbers you requested.
Prices exclude tickets to the Glastonbury Festival itself.