A deposit of £80 is required to secure your booking. However, if your stay is within 42 days (6 weeks) of the date the booking is made, the full balance is payable at the time of booking. Your deposit can not be returned if you fail to pay the balance when it is due (and the booking may be lost).
If your stay is less than 42 days away, full payment is due at the time of booking. If you’ve booked well in advance and paid a deposit, the balance is payable no less than 42 days before the date of your stay. We’ll send you a reminder a week before it’s due, but ultimately it’s your responsibility to ensure payment is made on time.
If you have to cancel your booking and your intended stay is still more than 42 days away, you will be fully refunded. If you have to cancel and your intended stay falls within 42 days, we will always try to re-book all or some of the dates of your stay when a full or pro-rata refund will be offered. Unfortunately, within the 42 days a full refund can not be offered unless we manage to re-book the dates that have previously been blocked out for you. If you cancel within 24 hours of making your booking you will be fully refunded (unless your booking was made less than 48 hours before your intended stay).
The Den has been built to provide comfortable off-grid accommodation for two adults (sorry, no children under 18) and up to two dogs. There is no wifi, mains water or drainage and electricity is from one solar panel. There is a good phone signal (under usual circumstances). Bed linen and towels are provided, cooking facilities and utensils, wood and charcoal (limited amount free of charge), washing up bowls and liquid, shower and hand gel are all provided. The off-grid shower room/compost toilet is attached to the main part of the Den. The shower is heated by composting grass and temperature can not be guaranteed.
The Den is built on a slope and has been left mainly natural for the wildlife which shares the land. While guests are welcome to use the meadow and woodland beside the stream, we wish to highlight that these areas are the habitat of wildlife and remain largely in their natural state. Consequently animals, vegetation, and the weather constantly change the conditions in these areas, the land can be slippery or may have obstacles on the trail down by the stream. Guests who wish to enjoy these natural areas do so at their own risk.
There are several steps to access the stream. The area around the Den is fenced with stock fencing. Dogs may roam free but need to be kept on a lead after going through the gate leading to the stream. Please see 'In the Den' for a comprehensive list of what's provided.