Booking a cottage? Company offers refund if you have to cancel

Booking a cottage

Refund offer: Pele Tower in a 14th century castle is one property in cottage company collection

Great news for families still unsure about booking a cottage holiday this year. A cottage company has come up with a scheme to give holidaymakers the confidence to plan a break knowing they can get their money back.

Premier Cottages has introduced a  Flexible Cancellation Collection featuring more than 400 properties offering full refunds on any bookings cancelled up to 48 hours before arrival.

The “Master Cancel” cover (available for over half the holiday homes in the collection) gives people the confidence to book autumn and winter stays now, while there is still good availability, knowing they can cancel for any reason. There is no availability before the end of August and autumn is booking up quickly.

Premier Cottages’ boss, Beth Bailey, said: “We know a lot of people have put off booking a 2020 break due to the uncertainty of travel post-Covid.

“Our Master Cancel cover enables them to book a holiday now, for later in the year, knowing that if they are unable to travel due to ill health, local lockdowns or any other reason they can secure a 100% refund. There are no forms to fill in, doctors notes, or evidence required.”

“Master Cancel” cover is available for any new bookings and is paid for by the cottage owners so there is no extra charge to guests. However, it does not cover guests for 61 days or more before arriving or the immediate two days prior to arrival so, Premier Cottages recommends guests continue to take out travel insurance in case they need to cancel at the last minute.

Luxury properties in the new collection include the romantic The Pele Tower. In a beautifully restored 14th century castle in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, it comes with battlements, mullion windows and a stone flagged ground floor. Prices start from £1,370 for a week for four people.

In the ancient Forest of Dean, Forest Barns features five luxury cottages set in 800 acres. There are glorious walks, a secret tree viewing platform, secluded hot tub and a six-metre tree swing. A week’s stay for two in Forest Barn’s Brambles costs from £502.

Also, on 175 acres of farmland close to the North Norfolk Heritage Coast the luxurious and family-friendly Cranmer Country Cottages offers a heated indoor pool, two all-weather tennis courts, a games room and children’s adventure play area. A week’s stay in Cranmer’s Tern Cottage for four costs from £1,051.

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