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 of Claycott, Abbotsham is the owner of the property and any contract will be between The Owner 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 Owner, 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. If it is, then the deposit will be forfeit. The balance due date is on the Booking Confirmation.

Cancellation All cancellations must be notified in writing. The owner 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 owner 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 Owner’s 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 Applicant will be refunded through The Owner’s insurance but The Applicant 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 Tenant agrees:  

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 £100 refundable cleaning and damages deposit is payable with the final rental payment to cover this. A cleaning service is not provided unless special arrangements are made with The Owner in advance.

2. To pay for any losses or damage to the property, for any miscellaneous breakages or for extra cleaning required caused by The Tenant or a member of their party (reasonable wear & tear excluded) unless the cost of making good can be fully recovered from the £200 deposit payment or under the household insurance policies maintained by The Owner in which case, just the £200 excess will be charged

3. To permit The Owner reasonable access to the property  

4. Not to part with possession of the property, OR TO SHARE THE PROPERTY OR THE EXTERNAL FACILITIES, except with members of the party shown on the Booking Form. The tenants may not invite guests to join them without the express permission of The Owner.

5. Not to exceed 4 people in The Annex + a child in the cot without prior agreement with The Owner (A cot may only be occupied by a child aged 18 months or less) Additional guests,(+2maximum), will be charged 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 4.00pm on the first day of the tenancy and ends at 10.00am on the day of departure unless otherwise agreed in advance. The period booked cannot be exceeded unless The Owner gives approval. The Tenants will be liable for any cost incurred because of an unauthorised extension.



The Owner accepts 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, which The Tenants or other person may suffer or incur arising out of, or in any way connected with the letting. Tenants must understand the swimming pool, tennis court, hot tubs and other facilities are provided for their enjoyment but are not supervised by The Owner and must be used according to the instructions provided in the property and/or explained by The Owner on arrival. In particular, under 16s must not be left to use outdoor facilities without adult supervision.


All complaints must be notified to The Owner or her representative immediately so that an investigation can be made if necessary and remedial action can be taken if required. In no circumstances will compensation be made for complaints raised after The Tenancy has ended or when The Tenant has denied The Owner or her representative the opportunity of investigating the complaint and endeavouring to put matters right during The Tenancy


Unfortunately pets cannot be accommodated in The Annex unless there are very special circumstances, please discuss this with the owner before making the booking..


Any discrepancies in the inventory must be reported to the Owner or her representative within 24 hours of arrival, otherwise the inventory will be deemed to be correct


Linen is changed between tenancies and weekly during longer tenancies. Towels, T towels, oven gloves, etc are all provided. Swimming towels are not provided and Tenants should bring their own for beach and swimming use. Bath towels must not be taken out of the property.


This is a NO SMOKING property.. Smokers are welcome to smoke outside but please do not leave butts in the garden or in flowerpots

Breach of Contract

If there shall be a breach of any of these conditions, by any of The Tenants, The Owner reserves the right to re-enter the property and terminate The Tenancy without prejudice to the other rights and remedies of The Owner.



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.

We insist you have a Great Holiday Clause...   If you have waded through all the small print... CONGRATULATIONS You are only a few steps away from booking a great holiday. Let me assure you The Annex is a fabulous place for a special break and we, “The Owners”, will do everything we can to ensure you have a super time and some wonderful 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. He or she is authorised to agree 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; and

3. Agrees to take responsibility for the whole party occupying the property