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Carpe Diem - Printable booking form

Print this form, fill it in and post to the address supplied by the property owner/manager.

Full name:
Home telephone: Mobile telephone:
Fax: Email:
Arrival date: Departure date:
Adults: Children:
Names of other party members:
(please give ages of children)

I am authorised to make this booking on behalf of my party. I am over 18 years of age.

I enclose a non-refundable deposit of £______, being 20% of the total holiday cost. I agree to pay the balance of £______ plus a refundable damage deposit of 500, 6 weeks prior to arrival before the holiday start date. (If booking less than 6 weeks prior to arrival weeks prior to the holiday start date the full amount should be enclosed.)



1.              The property known as Carpe diem (the “Property”) is offered for holiday rental subject to confirmation by Mr and Mrs C Angus (the “Owners”) to the renter (the “Client”).

2.             To reserve the Property the Client should complete and sign the booking form and return it together with payment of the initial non-returnable deposit (20% of the total rent due).  Following receipt of the booking form and deposit, the Owners will send a confirmation receipt and statement.  This is the Owners’ formal acceptance of the booking.


3.             The balance of the rent together with the Security deposit (see clause 5) is payable not less than six weeks before the start of the rental period.  If payment is not received by the due date, the Owners reserve the right to give notice in writing that the reservation is cancelled.  Reservations made within six weeks of the rental start date require full payment at the time of the booking.


4.             Any chargeable expenses arising during the rental period should be settled locally and receipts obtained for reimbursement by the Owners.


5.             A security deposit of £500 for every booking is required in case of, for example, damage to the property or its contents. This cheque should be dated for the first day of the clients stay. However the sum reserved by this clause shall not limit the Client’s liability to the Owners.  The Owners will account to the Client for the security deposit and refund the balance due within two weeks after the end of the rental period.


6.             Subject to clauses 2 and 3 above, in the event of a non-insurable cancellation, refunds of amounts paid will be made if the Owners are able to re-let the property, and any expenses or losses incurred in so doing will be deducted from the refundable amount.  The client is strongly recommended to arrange comprehensive travel insurance (including cancellation cover) and to have full cover for swimming accidents in or near the pool, the party’s personal belongings, public liability etc since these are not covered by the Owner’s insurance.  No glass or sharp items which could damage the pool liner are to be taken into the pool area.


7.             The rental period shall commence at 3 p.m. on the first day and finish at 10 a.m. on the last day.  The Owner shall not be obliged to offer the accommodation before the time stated and the Client shall not be entitled to remain in occupation after the time stated.


8.             The maximum number to reside in the property must not exceed eight unless the Owners have given written permission.


9.             The Client agrees to be a considerate tenant and to take good care of the property and to leave it in a clean and tidy condition at the end of the rental period.  Refuse should be taken to the bins at the end of the lane (turn right on exiting property and green bins are approx 100 yards down the lane) Although a final clean is included in our main season prices, the Owners reserve the right to make retention from the security deposit to cover additional cleaning costs if the Client leaves the property or facilities in an unacceptable condition.  The Client also agrees not to act in any way which would cause disturbance to those residents in neighbouring properties.


10.           The Client shall report to the Owners’ agent without delay any defects in the property or breakdown in the equipment, plant, machinery or appliances in the property, garden or swimming pool, and arrangements for repair and/or replacement will be made as soon as possible.


11.            The Owners shall not be liable to the Client for:


·          Any temporary defect or stoppage in the supply of public services to the property, nor in respect of any equipment, plant, machinery or appliance in the garden or swimming pool.


·          Any loss, damage or injury which is the result of adverse weather conditions, riot, war, strikes or other matters beyond the control of the owners.


·          Any loss, damage or inconvenience caused to or suffered by the Client if the property shall be destroyed or substantially damaged before the start of the rental period and in any such event, the Owners shall within seven days of notification to the Client, refund to the Client all sums previously paid in respect of the rental period.


12.           Under no circumstances shall the Owners’ liability to the Client exceed the amount paid to the Owners for the rental period.



This contract shall be governed by English law in every particular including formation and interpretation and shall be deemed to have been made in England.  Any proceedings arising out of or in connection with this contract may be brought in any court of competent jurisdiction in England.

Note: It is advisable to arrange insurance against cancellation of your holiday.