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Shepherd’s Hut Booking Information

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The Hunting Hall Shepherd’s Hut
Booking Information, Terms and Conditions

The Hunting Hall Shepherd Hut is self-contained with a small shower room, toilet and washbasin, fully equipped kitchen, electric radiator, underfloor heating, wood burning stove and one double bed. It sleeps a maximum of two adults. We are sorry but neither children nor pets can be accommodated.

The shepherd’s hut is at Hunting Hall, a small family farm in North Northumberland. It is 8 miles south of Berwick upon Tweed and 5 miles from Holy Island causeway.

The price of your holiday includes the use of Hunting Hall Shepherd’s Hut and orchard area, electricity, heating, hot water and lighting and logs. Organic cotton bed linen and towels are also provided. Duvets and pillows have feather fillings. Anti-allergy bedding can be supplied if ordered in advance at an additional cost.

Wi-Fi is available in the shepherd’s hut and the small television works through the internet. Please download with consideration as you share the connection with the farmhouse.

Paying for your holiday
We require a non-refundable deposit of one third of the cost of your holiday on booking. You can pay by internet banking (please contact us for our bank details) or by cheque.

Please pay the remaining balance not less than three weeks before your holiday begins.

Arrivals and departure
You are welcome to arrive at The Hunting Hall Shepherd’s Hut from 3.30pm onwards but we ask that you specify an arrival time so that we can be available to welcome you and show you the hut. We clean very thoroughly and will not have finished cleaning until 3.30. Please telephone Karen on 01289 388652 or 07770 658634 when you arrive in the farmyard so that she can direct you to your car parking area.
Departure on the last day must be before 10.00 am.

Parking
The shepherd’s hut parking area, with space for one car, is next to the farmhouse stable. There is a wicket gate into the shepherd’s hut field and a gravelled path of 65m leading to the shepherd’s hut. A wheelbarrow is available to transport heavy luggage to the hut if required. A second car can be parked in the farmyard.

Groceries
There is a small, well-stocked, village shop in Lowick, 2 miles from the farm.
The Green Shop in Berwick upon Tweed, 8 miles from Hunting Hall, has a wide range of organic and Fairtrade goods, including all sorts of groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables.
If you wish to order grocery supplies for your visit, most supermarkets deliver to the farm. For more information about local shops, please contact Karen.

Dining Out
The Black Bull Inn at Lowick is just a 45 minute stroll from the farm along a green bridleway. It has a lovey restaurant and coffee shop.

Children, Pets and Smoking
We are sorry but we do not accept children or pets at the shepherd’s hut, though we welcome trained assistance dogs.
Smoking is not permitted in the shepherd’s hut or on the farm.

Cleaning
We know how important cleanliness is to your holiday enjoyment, and we take pride in working to exceedingly high standards to make sure the shepherd’s hut is spotless for your arrival. Please leave the it as neat, tidy and clean as you found it, so we have time to make it exceptional for the next guests, as the people before did for you. We reserve the right to charge a cleaning deposit.

Environmental Policy
Looking after our environment is at the heart of all we do at Hunting Hall. We conserve water and energy and try to make as little adverse impact on the environment as we can – we hope that you will do the same whilst staying with us. Whenever possible, we source locally from ethical suppliers and recycle all we can. Please use the recycling bins provided and be thoughtful about using the earth’s resources.

Why not consider greener travel arrangements? We can arrange to pick you up from nearby public transport stops for free. Cycles can be stored in an outhouse and may be hired from Heatherslaw Cycle Hire, Ford. Tel.: 01890 820338

Terms and Conditions

Booking
We will only accept a booking on receipt of a deposit of one third of the cost of your holiday and a completed booking form.

We will not accept a booking for more than 2 guests of 18 years of age or over.

The balance is due not less than three weeks before your holiday begins. If we have not received your balance three weeks before the beginning of your holiday we will assume you wish to cancel and your deposit will be forfeit. We strongly recommend that you arrange travel insurance.

Cancellation
If you do need to cancel, for any reason, please give more than 6 weeks’ notice and, although your deposit is non-refundable, we won’t make any further charges. If you cancel within between 3 and 6 weeks of the start of your holiday, we will charge you an additional third of the cost of your holiday. If you cancel within 3 weeks we will charge you the full cost of your holiday unless another booking can be found for the period.

Non-Availability of Accommodation
We would only cancel your accommodation under exceptional circumstances, for reasons beyond our control. In the event that we are unable to proceed with your booking we will offer you a full refund. Our liability would not extend beyond this.

Damages and breakages
Please let us know immediately if something is damaged or not working in the shepherd’s hut and please also let us know if you break anything. We accept the odd breakage and normal wear and tear as part of daily life, but any major breakages, stains or damage caused wilfully or through lack of care will have to be paid for.

Liability
Hunting Hall can accept no responsibility in regards to damage caused while using the shepherd’s hut or parking area. We accept no liability for damage to persons or property during your stay with us, except where proven through the negligence of ourselves. We recommend that you arrange travel insurance.

Data Protection Policy
We will keep your information securely and we will not share your details with a third party, unless it is in order to comply with the law. We do not store any of your information electronically apart from your name and email address. We will only contact you about your booking or to answer your enquiries.

We look forward to welcoming you to Hunting Hall.