Holiday Cancellation and Curtailment
If, after you have booked and paid for your holiday you find that you cannot take it for the reasons that are set out below:
- Death, illness, injury or compulsory quarantine of you or any member of your travelling party named on the booking or of any *relative or **close business associate (see definitions below), excluding pets.
- Disorganisation or disruption of any UK mainland public transport service due to strike, lockout, riot or civil commotion on which you rely to reach your holiday home. Tickets required as proof of claim.
- You or any member of your travelling party being required to undertake jury service or appear as a witness at a court of law providing you have had your written request for an alternative date refused.
- Police requiring the presence of you or any member of your travelling party following fire or theft at your home or place of business.
- Accidental damage to your or any member of your travelling party’s home, occurring within 14 days of the planned departure date or during the holiday and rendering the home uninhabitable.
- You or any member of your travelling party receiving notification of redundancy within two months of the holiday start date, which qualifies for statutory payment under current legislation.
* Spouse, partner, child, parent, parent in law, brother, sister or fiancé(e)
** Co-Director or Business Partner
But not including:
- Any recurring, chronic, or continuing illness or condition and pre-existing medical conditions or injuries.
- Pregnancy or giving birth when the expected date of birth is within two months of the start of your holiday.
- Epidemic or pandemic as declared by the World Health Organisation, Department of Health or DEFRA.
- Suicide or attempted suicide.
- Drug addiction or alcoholism.
- Failing to follow proper medical advice.
- Certain hazardous sports or pastimes (definition available on request).
- Travelling against medical advice.
- Divorce, separation or personal relationship breakdown.
We will normally, but at our absolute discretion, refund up to the cottage holiday rental you are liable to pay, less the £20 booking fee (if applicable), any credit-card charges, and a handling charge of £60 or in the event of curtailment, the proportion of your holiday lost, less the £20 booking fee (if applicable), any credit-card charges, and a handling charge of £60.
The decision of Discovery Holiday Homes will be final in all cases.
If you do need to cancel your holiday, please telephone Discovery Holiday Homes immediately on 01803 213814 and follow up by writing, within 5 days, to Discovery Holiday Cottages, 1 Palk Street, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5EL.
In all other cases, we would endeavour to re-let the booking and if successful would normally consider a goodwill refund of the cost of the holiday less, any credit-card charges, a handling charge of £90 and any other reasonable costs incurred in remarketing the holiday. The deposit would not be refunded in such cases. If we are not successful in re-letting the booking, the holiday cost remains payable in full.
Although we have our discretionary Holiday Cancellation and Curtailment scheme, as outlined above, this is not holiday or travel insurance.