The Annexe

The Annexe is a five-star cottage that sleeps up to eight people, with two en-suite bedrooms and exclusive use of a hot tub, swimming pool and table tennis table. It also has shared use of a tennis court with the owners (though they rarely use it!). Part of a charming 17th-century Devon longhouse, The Annexe boasts thick stone walls, a slate roof and a rose growing over the doorway. The property is located at the edge of a friendly village, overlooking the beautiful North Devon coastline, and is the perfect holiday location for families, friends and couples alike.

Bookings made at this property are made under the followings terms:



Clients applying to hire the property are referred to as The Applicants until such time as they take up residence when they are referred to as The Tenants. R. Lowe and P. Joyce of Claycott, Abbotsham, are the owners of the property and any contract will be between The Owners on one part and The Applicants or The Tenants on the other.


Deposit If a booking is made eight weeks or more before the tenancy is due to start, it must be accompanied by a deposit of 30% of the rent. If a booking is made less than eight weeks before arrival, the full rent must be paid at the time of booking. In the event of a booking not being accepted, all fees paid will be refunded immediately.

Final Payment Once the booking is received and accepted by The Owners, The Applicants are liable for payment of the balance of the rent eight weeks before the start of the tenancy. Non-payment by the due date may be treated as a cancellation and the deposit will be forfeit. The balance due date is on the Booking Confirmation.

Cancellation All cancellations must be notified in writing. The Owners will take every opportunity to rebook the cancelled dates. If a new booking is secured, repayment in full or repayment less any late availability discount needed to secure the new booking will be made to The Applicants, less a £50 administration charge. It is strongly recommended that holiday insurance is taken out to cover cancelled bookings as rebooking cannot be guaranteed.

If no new booking can be secured, a cancellation refund will be payable based on the number of days before the holiday start date the cancellation notice is received by The Owners and is as specified in the following:

Number of days before                      Cancellation Charge (as
holiday start date that                        percentage of the total
notification is received                       holiday cost)

0-25 days                                           100% of the holiday cost is forfeit

26-55 days                                          75%

56 days or more                                  Only the deposit will be kept by the owner

Non availability of the Property If for reasons beyond The Owners' control the property is not available on the date booked (owing to fire damage, for example), or the property is unsuitable for holiday letting, all rent paid in advance by The Applicants will be refunded through The Owners' insurance, but The Applicants shall have no further claim.

Eligibility Bookings will not be accepted from groups of single persons under the age of 25. All-male or all-female parties are welcome but must be agreed with the owner in advance.  

The Tenancy confers upon The Tenants the right to occupy for a holiday within the meaning of Schedule 1, Paragraph 9 of the Housing Act 1988.


The Tenants agree:  

1. To take good care of the property and leave it in a clean and tidy condition at the end of The Tenancy.

NOTE: A £200 refundable cleaning and damages deposit is payable with the final rental payment. A cleaning service is not provided unless special arrangements are made with The Owners in advance.

2. To pay for any extra cleaning required, for losses or damage to the property, or for any miscellaneous breakages caused by The Tenants or a member of their party (reasonable wear & tear excluded), unless the cost of making good can be fully recovered from the £200 deposit.

3. To permit The Owners reasonable access to the property  

4. Not to part with possession of the property, or to share the property or the external facilities with anyone other than members of the party shown on the Booking Form. The Tenants may not invite guests to join them without the permission of The Owners.

5. Not to exceed eight people in The Annexe without prior agreement with The Owners. Additional guests over five people (up to eight maximum) will incur a surcharge of £50 per person, per day.

6. Not to sell or transfer the booking to another party without The Owners' agreement.  

7. Not to cause annoyance or become a nuisance to occupants of neighbouring premises.

Times of Letting: Letting commences at 3.30pm on the first day of the tenancy and ends at 10.30am on the day of departure, unless otherwise agreed in advance. The period booked cannot be exceeded unless The Owners give approval. The Tenants will be liable for any cost incurred because of an unauthorised extension.


The Owners accept no liability for loss or damage to The Tenants' possessions on The Owners' property or land, nor for any accident, injury, expense or inconvenience whether to person or property that The Tenants or other persons may suffer or incur arising out of, or in any way connected with, the letting. The swimming pool, tennis court, hot tub and other facilities are provided for The Tenants' enjoyment but are not supervised by The Owners and are used at their own risk according to the instructions provided by The Owners on arrival. Under 16s must not be left to use outdoor facilities without adult supervision.


All complaints must be made to The Owners immediately so that an investigation can be made and remedial action taken if required. No compensation will be made for complaints raised after The Tenancy has ended or when The Tenants have denied The Owners the opportunity of investigating the complaint and endeavouring to put matters right during The Tenancy.


Pets are welcome at The Annexe - up to two maximum per booking - but must be declared prior to The Tenancy. It is the responsibility of The Tenants to keep all pets within the outdoor confines of The Annexe and prevent them from accessing the garden and grounds of Claycott next door. It is also the responsibility of The Tenants to clean up any mess caused by the pets during The Tenancy. The Owners accept no liability for any accident or injury that the pets may suffer or incur arising out of, or in any way connected with, the letting. 


Any discrepancies in the inventory must be reported to The Owners within 24 hours of arrival, otherwise the inventory will be deemed to be correct.


Linen is changed between tenancies and weekly during longer tenancies. Bath towels, face towels and tea towels are provided, but not swimming towels. No towels belonging to The Owners should be taken out of the property.


This is a NO SMOKING property. Smokers are welcome to smoke outside, but it is The Tenants responsibility to ensure no butts are left in the garden.

Breach of Contract

If there is a breach of any of these conditions by any of The Tenants, The Owners reserve the right to enter the property and terminate The Tenancy without prejudice to the other rights and remedies of The Owners.

Governing Law & Jurisdiction

The Contract is deemed to have been made at 'Claycott', Abbotsham, Bideford. The validity, construction and performance of this Agreement shall be governed by English Law. The Applicants and The Tenants submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Validity Clause

If any term or provision in these Booking Conditions shall in whole or in part be held to any extent to be illegal or unenforceable under any enactment or rule of law, that term or provision or part shall to that extent be deemed not to form part of this Agreement and the enforceability of the remainder of this Agreement shall not be affected.

And Finally...

We insist you have a Great Holiday Clause. If you have waded through all the small print then CONGRATULATIONS! You are just a few steps away from booking a fantastic holiday. We can assure you that The Annexe is a wonderful place for a special break and we, 'The Owners', will do everything we can to ensure you have a super time and some lovely memories of North Devon to treasure. We look forward to welcoming you. 

Authority to Sign

The person who agrees to these Booking Conditions certifies that:

1. They are authorised to agree to the Booking Conditions on behalf of all persons included on the Booking Form, including those substituted or added at a later date.

2. They are over eighteen years of age and are a member of the party intending to occupy the property.

3. They agree to take responsibility for the whole party occupying the property.