Payment for holiday cottages and self catering accommodation
Holiday cottage owners and self catering accommodation booking agencies generally ask for a deposit at the time of the booking. If you are booking in advance, you can pay the deposit when you book and the rest at a later date. If you are making a late booking (within six weeks of the start date of the holiday), the holiday cottage owner or self catering accommodation booking agency may ask for the full amount.The balance of the rental is due some time before the start of the holiday, for example 6 weeks.
If there is a booking fee, you need to pay this at the same time as you pay the deposit.
Short breaks are usually paid for in full at the time of booking.
Extras such as linen are quoted separately when applicable and are payable with the rent.
Where there is a charge for fuel/electricity usage, this will be calculated and you need to pay at the end of the holiday.
The accepted method of payment varies as holiday cottage owners prefer cheques, but booking agencies accept credit cards, though they might charge extra for this.