The Firs

Ballater, Royal Deeside, Scotland

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Terms and Conditions


  • Period of Hire
    Letting commences at 4pm on the day of arrival and terminates at 10am on the day of departure. Lets are on a weekly basis (Saturday to Saturday). The cottage is let for holiday purposes only and only to the persons named on the booking form.
  • Booking & Payment
    A firm booking is accepted following completion of a booking form and confirmation of availability. Unless otherwise stated, a deposit of 150 is payable per week when a booking is made. The balance of the hire charge shall be payable 6 weeks before the commencement of the letting period. For bookings made less than 6 weeks in advance, full payment is required at time of booking. Acceptable methods of payment are cheques drawn on a UK bank account, cash or GBP travellers cheques.
  • Cancellations
    Should a cancellation be made by the Client after a booking has been made, the deposit will be forfeited by the Client. If cancellation occurs less than 6 weeks prior to hire and the Owner is unable to re-let for the period, then the entire hire fee will be forfeited by the Client.
  • Availability
    If the cottage cannot be made available for the period booked due to events beyond the Owners' control and the Owner is forced to cancel the booking, the whole of the hire charge will be refunded and the Client will have no further claim against the Owner.
  • Services
    Use of electricity for heat light and cooking, fuel for the central heating, bed linen, and towels are included in the weekly tariffs.
  • Number of Persons using the properties
    The number of persons occupying the property should not exceed the maximum number stated on the booking form. Subletting is strictly prohibited.
  • Breakage or Damage
    For the benefit of the next clients staying in the house, please advise us of any breakage or damage that occurs during your stay.
  • Care of Property
    The Client shall take reasonable and proper care of the property, its furniture, pictures, fittings and effects in or on the property, leaving them clean and tidy.
  • Pets and Smoking
    No smoking or pets are permitted in the property.
  • Liability
    The Owner shall have no liability for any death, personal injury, damage or loss of personal property unless this results from negligence of the Owner.
  • Injury Loss or Damage
    The use of the property and its equipment is entirely at the Client's risk and no responsibility can be accepted by the Owner for injury to the Client or a member of his or her party, nor for injury loss or damage to their belongings, including motor vehicles.
  • Contract
    The Contract of Hire is between the Client and Mr and Mrs Heras, the Owners of The Firs.



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