SkoolieStays

Terms & Conditions

Definitions

  • “Terms”: these Terms and Conditions.
  • “Website”: www.skooliestays.co.uk, the “website” of Skoolie Stays
  • “We” “Us” or “Ours” refers to the “Company” which is Skoolie Stays.
  • “Skoolie Stays Bus” refers to the accommodation unit
  • “Site” refers to the site in which the Skoolie Stays Bus is located.

1. Contract

1.1 These Terms and Our price list set out the entire agreement between you and Skoolie Stays for the supply of Our services to you. Only these Terms shall apply to Our contract with you and by submitting a Booking you are deemed to have accepted these Terms.

1.2 We reserve the right to change these Terms, information on the website or via any of our marketing channels at any time and any such changes will take effect immediately.

1.3 In addition to these Terms, you must comply with the Rules (set out below). If you do not adhere to our Terms and rules or fail to pay for your accommodation, you will be in breach of your contract and you will be refused entry to the Skoolie Stays Bus.

2. Bookings

2.1 A booking cannot be made for less than 2 nights or for more than 14 nights. No long term lets are available.

2.2 Bookings can only be made via our website or through our contracted partners.

2.3 Bookings are non-transferable, unless We have given consent.

2.4 When making a booking you agree that you or at least one member of your party is twenty-one (21) years or over, you have the authority of all persons in your party to book on their behalf, you accept these Terms & Conditions and you agree to be responsible for any loss or damage caused by any member of your party.

3. Rules

You, together with all members of your party, are required to comply with the following rules:

3.1 Guests and visitors agree to be considerate tenants and to take good care of the bus and facilities during their stay. Should any facilities or equipment be damaged wilfully, as a result of inappropriate usage or behaviour, or as a direct result of failing to respond to instructions from Us, or due to a failure to close all windows and doors properly, you will be held responsible for the cost of repair or replacement of that item or damage to the Skoolie Stays bus as a whole.

3.2 Guests and visitors agree not to act in any way which would cause disturbance to the neighbours and local environment. This includes, but is not limited to: drunk, disorderly or abusive behaviour; loud or disrupting music or excessive noise after 22:00 and before 08:00. We reserve the right to ask you to leave should you fail to comply.

3.3 You must not stray into fields, woodland or buildings around the Skoolie Stays Bus. This is for your own personal safety. Our locations are on private farmland and guests are only allowed within the marked area. Anyone found breaking the rules can be removed from the land by the Estate and would not receive a refund for the lost portion of their stay.  

3.4 The Skoolie is designed for a maximum of 4 people. The available berths are 1 x King size bed (2 people) and 2 Murphy Style bunks which are not standard size single beds. They are for people of a maximum height of 6ft and should not be used for anyone who is taller than this.

3.5 The Skoolie Stays Bus is designed to be off-grid. We have solar power, which will charge via USB portals and 12v cigarette lighter sockets only, and on-board water tanks and propane that will be filled to comfortably cover your stay. Guests are encouraged to consider their usage of water and power.

3.6 Pets are not allowed in the Skoolie Stays bus.

3.7 By booking and coming to the Skoolie Stays Bus you agree to be responsible for your children and any dependants you are in charge of, and your own welfare and to take all reasonable precautions against personal injury, injury to others and damage to farmland or farm buildings.

3.8 The Site is limited to only the existing bus – no additional tents, campers, gazebos etc are allowed.

3.9 Leave the Skoolie Stays Bus as you found it, ie: no excess litter or damage. A basic cleaning fee is included in your package but you will be charged for any large items of waste that need to be disposed of or any excess cleaning necessary. Damage deposits will be refunded within 48 hours directly to the booking payment card after the Skoolie Stays Bus has been fully inspected. Any deductions will be listed.

3.10 Strictly NO fireworks, Chinese lanterns, guns or weapons.

3.11 We cannot accept responsibility for your possessions or any personal injury of any kind sustained while on the Skoolie Stays Bus, on the attached side-deck or on the farmland surrounding it.

3.12 No open fires are allowed.

3.13 You must vacate the Skoolie Stays Bus by 11:00am on your departure day promptly, unless a late check out has been granted by prior agreement.

3.14 You must keep to the 5mph speed limit on the farmland. Vehicles must be parked in the designated area. We cannot be held liable for any damage to your vehicle due to poor road conditions or uneven ground. You will also be liable to pay for any damage left by your vehicle.

3.15 Glamping in Britain can mean all sorts of weather can be expected. The Skoolie Stays Bus is equipped for summer and winter but you are responsible for your own well being and comfort regarding appropriate clothing and footwear etc. In extreme weather conditions, such as exceptional cold and snow, we do our best to warn guests and give guests the option to move dates (subject to availability).

3.16 Customer problems or complaints – please call Us so we can work to resolve your problem as quickly as possible, particularly if it is during your stay.

Please address any correspondence to;

Skoolie Stays

140 Elm Drive  

Hove

BN3 7JE

4. Prices

4.1 The prices are based on a nightly rate unless otherwise stated. There is a 2-night minimum stay with an automatic discount for stays of 7 nights.

4.2 Whilst we will make every effort to ensure that our prices remain unchanged, they may be amended at any time.

4.3 Prices do not include any additional services unless expressly stated.

4.4 Promotions, deals or discounted offers are subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount and may be withdrawn at any time. Retrospective refunds are not permitted against any offer or promotion advertised after such time a booking is made.

5. Payment

5.1 We only accept prebooked fully paid bookings. Credit or debit card payments must be made in advance of arrival and online.

5.2 Non-payment renders your contract with us as invalid and your booking will be cancelled.

5.3 30% of the cost of the holiday will be taken as a non-refundable deposit at the time of booking.

5.4 Full payment will be required 8 weeks before your stay. If the booking is less than 8 weeks from the date of your stay the full price of the stay is required. Confirmation of the booking will be sent after the deposit, or full payment, has been received.

5.5 If the balance is not paid by the due date, Skoolie Stays reserves the right to re-sell the accommodation and retain the deposit.

6. Cancellation, amendments and refunds

6.1        If you want to amend your booking dates, please notify us as soon as possible and we will do our best to accommodate your request, subject to the following:

  • If you provide notification at 8 weeks or more of your requested change, we will amend your dates, subject to availability.
  • If you request a date change within 8 weeks of your arrival date, we are not obliged to accept your request. Changes made will be at Our discretion.
  • If an amendment increases the price of your booking, the increased amount will be charged.

6.2        If you wish to cancel your booking rather than rebook, you will be subject to the following charges:

  • If you provide notification at a minimum of 8 weeks prior to your arrival date, a charge equal to the booking deposit will be made.
  • If you provide notification at less than 8 weeks prior to your arrival date, a charge equal to the full booking amount will be made.

6.3        Any cancellation must be confirmed in writing by email, by the person who made the booking.

6.4        In the event of a no show or booking reduction (after arrival date) the full cost of the booking is charged.

6.5        We do not accept poor weather as a reason for cancellation/rebooking, unless it is deemed as unsafe and risk to public safety i.e., flooding, hurricanes and other extreme weather conditions in which case you will be contacted and offered alternative dates.

6.6        If you wish to cancel due to COVID-19 ‘lockdown’ restrictions, or if you are not able to attend due to restrictions in other countries or because you need to self-isolate, any payments you have made (whether deposit or full balance) are not refundable, although they can be used instead towards a new booking within the following 18 months.

6.7        We strongly advise visitors to take out full holiday insurance to cover cancellations, public liability, personal belongings, loss etc.

6.8        In the event that we need to cancel your holiday we shall inform you as soon as possible and refund all money paid to us, by you, within 14 days.

6.9        If we close the Skoolie Stays Bus (for instance due to very cold weather and frozen water pipes and drainage) which will mean a lost day or days to your booking and you have yet to arrive you will be refunded.

7. Limitation of our liability

7.1        Nothing in this section limits or attempts to limit our liability for death or personal injury caused by Our negligence or for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or for any other matter for which it would be illegal or unlawful for us to exclude or attempt to exclude Our liability.

7.2        If we fail to comply with these Terms, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a direct and foreseeable result of Our failure or Our negligence.  We shall not be responsible for any losses that you suffer that are indirect or not foreseeable, including, but not limited to, loss of income or revenue, loss of business and loss of anticipated savings.

7.3        Skoolie Stays are not liable for refunds or expenses you incur in the event we are prevented from fulfilling your booking as a result of circumstances beyond our control. Such circumstances shall include (but will not be limited to) war, terrorism, serious crime, industrial action, flooding, natural disaster, epidemics or such similar events (“Force Majeure”). We recommend that you have adequate holiday insurance in place to cover this.

7.4        Where we are responsible for your loss, Our maximum liability shall be no more than to refund the amount paid by you for the holiday.

7.5        Anything you bring to the campsite or wider farmland and any damage or loss to your possessions is at your own risk. You use the facilities and amenities at the camp at your own risk, e.g. the log burning stove and side deck.

7.6        Our site is located in a rural environment, we do not accept responsibility for any damage, injury or inconvenience caused by livestock, plants, trees, wildlife or weather. We advise you to have the relevant insurance.

7.7        Should any of the vehicles owned by your party get stuck and require assistance or towing, we shall not be held responsible for any damage caused to the vehicle(s). You should check that your insurance cover will allow secondary towing.

7.8      We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies.

7.9        Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

8. Privacy Policy

8.1 Skoolie Stays is fully GDPR-compliant. Your data is stored securely and is only used with regards to your booking. Your information will never be passed onto a 3rd party. If you receive an email from us and do not wish to be on our mailing list you can opt out at any time. Payment details are not stored or seen by us and are only used for the purpose of you creating a booking through Stripe.

8.2  Your contact and personal details may be kept by us for future mailings and news. You may opt out of receiving emails at any time by contacting us or clicking the unsubscribe link in the e-mail

8.3 We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies.

8.4 Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

9. Intellectual property

9.1        All Website, design, text and graphics belong to us. All copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property belongs to us.

9.2        You are not permitted to use the Website in any way that may infringe the intellectual property rights contained in the Website. This means that you may not adapt, reproduce, publish, upload, extract, alter, store, post, redistribute, reutilise, retransmit or broadcast, all or any of the contents of the Website including but not limited to any trademarks or copyrighted material without our express permission. However, you are permitted to download and print out pages from the Website for the sole purpose of viewing for your own personal information.