Booking a cottage, pine lodge or house with a swimming pool
This web site displays holiday accommodation with swimming pools from various sources that include independent owners and also cottage agencies.
Click on the Cottage photographs to display more information about the holiday property and a button to book or email.
View a collection of self-catering cottages with a swimming pool
Essentially, you will be directed to a site where it is possible to make a booking or to talk to the owner/agency and make a provision booking or obtain more details. It is advisable to talk to the accommodation provider prior to booking if you need specialist equipment for the disabled, for babies or would like to take your dogs with you on holiday. The majority of pet-friendly cottages allow just one dog per cottage although there are a few super pet-friendly cottages that permit up to five dogs.
The general procedure for booking holidays cottages is:
- Agree dates and facilities. Your booking will not be guaranteed until a deposit is paid. This varies from cottage to cottage; it could anything from 25%-50%. If your arrival date is less than six weeks away you will need to pay the rental rate in full. If you are booking far in advance, you would pay the balance6-10 weeks prior to arrival. The full amount is required for last-minute bookings. Holiday payments can be made in a variety of ways: debit or credit by card, BACs, cheque or Paypal. Surcharges may be exacted for certain types of payment, usually credit card or Paypal.
- The cottage owner of agency will confirm your booking by email and send corresponding receipt and information about collecting the keys to the accommodation and time of entry. Some companies also send documents by post.
Do arrange insurance in case you are unable to take up your holiday.
Carefully read Terms and Conditions before making that holiday booking
Read the terms and conditions of booking your chosen holiday cottage carefully, you will find that there is a wide variation in the terms related to the amount of deposit payable, when the balance is due and more importantly the money you can expect returned if you have to cancel. Booking a holiday cottage is not like making a booking in a hotel because the owner has an agreement with you for the entire property and may be unable to relet the property if he has little notice.
Anyone planning to take a guide dog should disclose this fact prior to booking.
Pet owners should check the number of dogs permitted in the accommodation and discuss the breed of dog and any restrictions that may exist for owners with pets.
Holiday cottages should be left tidy on departure.