The Stiddle and Chy-an-Oula Booking Terms and Conditions

These booking terms (‘Booking Terms’) are between the person or legal entity making the Booking (‘You/Your’) and the accommodation provider (Degembris Cottages) stipulated in Your confirmation email (‘Booking Confirmation’) (‘We, Us, Our’). These Booking Terms are governed by English law and apply to all Bookings placed with Us. By making a Booking You are deemed to accept and be bound by these Booking Terms.

You must be able to enter into a legally binding contract and be over 18 years of age to make a booking.


When Your Booking is confirmed by phone, post and/or email, a reservation number is given. This number must be retained and quoted in all communications should any cancellation or amendment be necessary. You will need to quote this reservation number when You contact Us.

Booking are made and a contract between You and Us comes into effect when We accept a reservation from You. A reservation is deemed accepted when We have confirmed Your reservation and received either (i) full payment of the total price; or (ii) payment of any other amount We have specified at the time of Your Booking. (iii) a payment card to guarantee your booking since to be deemed accepted and confirmed, Bookings must be guaranteed using a valid credit or debit card or via Paypal or any other payment type specified.


All prices include VAT or other applicable taxes where applicable at the current rate. Prices quoted are correct only for the specific number of guests, dates, nights and rooms shown on Your Booking Confirmation. If you have selected booking extras these are added to the total price of Your Booking. Prices do not include other costs You may choose to incur during Your stay (unless otherwise stated.)


In the rare case that We are unable to accommodate You as per Your Booking, You will be offered alternate accommodation and if there is a difference in the Price, We will be liable for the price differential. If the differential is less than the original value of Your Booking a refund of the difference will be made to You. If the differential is more than the original value of Your Booking and provided that You alternative accommodation is of a reasonably similar standard to Your original Booking, the differential cost will be borne by Us.

Arrival and Departure

The latest arrival (check-in) and departure (check-out) times are specified on Your Booking Confirmation. Should You wish to check-in later than the specified latest check-in time You must confirm this to Us directly. In the event that You attempt to check-in later than the stated times without prior arrangement, or fail to check-in at all, We may cancel the entire Booking and retain any amounts We are entitled to retain as stated in the Cancellation Policy section of Your Booking Confirmation.

Covid-19 and Cancellations

Following on from government guidelines holiday homes in England are expected to open again on 4th July. Bookings are still being taken and an updated cancellation policy is in place to reflect any uncertainty around booking a holiday at this time.

If you have a holiday booked with us that can’t be taken due to government restrictions being tightened in your area or our area you will be offered to move your booking to a future date or a full refund.

If you are told to self isolate due to covid-19 you will be offered the choice of either moving your booking to a future date or receiving a full refund.

If you develop Covid-19 symptoms while staying in our cottages we ask that you leave for home immediately and no refund or transfer of unused days will be offered.

Cancellations & Amendments

Bookings cancelled more than 2 week(s) before 22:00 on the day of check in will incur a charge of 25% of the booking total. Bookings cancelled less than 2 week(s) before 22:00 on the day of check in will incur a charge of 100% of the booking total.

If You cancel Your Booking after the Cancellation Deadline You will be charged the full value of the late cancellation fee as specified above, including any booking extras You have selected for the duration of your stay.

If You do not arrive on the anticipated date of check-in stipulated on Your Confirmation, We are in Our right to consider that You have cancelled the entire Booking and We shall not be under any obligation to hold the accommodation for You on any other date.

If You change the number of guests, dates, room nights or room type (‘Amendments’), then the prices are subject to change. Should You request an Amendment and should We not be in a position to accommodate Your Amendment, Your Booking may be cancelled. In the event that such cancellation occurs on or before the Cancellation Deadline, the Cancellation fees specified on Your Booking Confirmation shall apply.

We strongly advise you to make arrangements for holiday insurance, please see

Payment (B&B)

The total amount payable to confirm Your Booking is quoted in your Booking Confirmation and will be charged to Your credit or debit card or Paypal account or any other payment type offered at the time of Booking. If your card is declined or Paypal account does not have sufficient funds We may automatically cancel Your Booking.

At the end of Your stay, any remaining outstanding balance and any additional goods and services purchased during Your stay must be paid in full. Should You leave the premises without settling any outstanding amount We reserve the right to charge the payment card you provided at the time of Booking.

IMPORTANT – We may use Your payment card details to guarantee Your reservation according to PCI-DSS security standards. As soon as You enter the period beyond which the Booking can no longer be cancelled free of charge, We may pre-authorise or charge your card for an amount equal to the cancellation fee. As soon as You enter the period beyond which an additional deposit is due, as specified on Your Booking Confirmation, We may pre-authorise or charge your card for an amount
equal to the stipulated deposit amount. A pre-authorisation is NOT a charge and no monies are taken from Your account, but the credit limit available on Your card may be temporarily reduced by the value of any cancellation fee or deposit applicable at that time.


Although We take care in how we present our accommodation online, We do not make any particular representation as to the suitability of Our accommodation to your specific requirements. Should you have any specific concerns relating to hygiene, health and safety practices or the quality of our services, or should You like to check the specific conditions of stay, please contact us directly BEFORE the cancellation deadline, and We will do our best to address these.

Other than for death or personal injury caused by Our negligence or fraudulent misrepresentation, Our total liability to You is limited to the price of the Booking and in no circumstances will We be responsible for any indirect or special damages.

We will not be liable to You where We have exercised reasonable care and skill in our provision of the selected accommodation services to You. We will not be liable for failure to perform to the extent that the failure is caused by any factors beyond Our reasonable control, including the provision of said accommodation services.

You are responsible for any damage or loss caused by You during Your stay with Us, including any damage to Our property by Your act, omission, default or neglect and You agree to indemnify Us and You agree to pay Us on demand the amount reasonably required to make good or remedy any such damage or loss. Further, we reserve the right to terminate Your Booking immediately without being liable for any refund or compensation where You engage in unacceptable behaviour that causes a disturbance or nuisance to Our staff or to other guests on Our premises.

Data Protection

We take the protection of personal data very seriously. We may process the information You provide to Us for the sole purposes of completing our duties under this Agreement.

Your Data may also be processed by third party suppliers who operate Our reservation or Our payment system, where the transfer of Your data is necessary for the successful completion of Your Booking. Whilst we have been given assurances that these third parties operate in conformance with UK data protection regulations, we cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for how they may use your personal data. If you have any concerns you should address them to these third parties directly.

One such third party is our software provider eviivo Limited (Registered Office 154 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JE Company Number: 5002392) including where necessary its subsidiaries outside the EU such as our subsidiary in Tunisia.

By making a Booking, You consent to this processing of information as described above and the transfer of Your information to the Establishment and to the booking channel(s) through which Your booking originated.

Spectrum Holidays Payment terms

Payment Plans

We are happy to offer interest free payment plans to those who have booked a qualifying property, Payments will be made on a monthly basis by direct debit and your full payment schedule will be given to you. The full balance of your holiday must be paid 4 weeks before the arrival date.

Missed payments

We understand that sometimes things don’t always go to plan. If for any reason you are not able to make the payment that has been agreed please contact us immediately and we will try our best to find a solution and make alternative arrangements. Missing a payment may result in the holiday being cancelled with immediate effect and any monies paid will be retained.

Spectrum Packs

We provide all our properties with a “Spectrum pack” of sensory toys and equipment for use by our guests. While we understand that accidents do happen, we ask that you inform us straight away if anything gets broken so we can organise a replacement in time for the next guests checking in. If any of the equipment is found to be maliciously damaged or stolen we may seek reimbursement.

A full list of equipment can be found inside the sensory packs within each property and a full inventory will be taken before your arrival and after your departure. All equipment supplied by Spectrum Holidays is for use under adult supervision, you are responsible for the safety of your party at all times. The latch locks that we provide are NOT a guarantee of a secure environment. Spectrum Holidays cannot be held responsible the safety of you, or any members of your party.