1. Your booking

a. Your contract with us will begin when we issue you with your confirmation invoice. Your contract with us will be on the terms set out below.

b. All bookings are formally confirmed by us when we issue you with your confirmation invoice. The confirmation invoice will set out the details of the accommodation booked, the dates booked, the total amount payable for your booking and the dates on which payments are due.

c. You as the person making the booking, will be responsible for all members of your party. You must be at least 18 years old at the time of making the booking.

d. We reserve the right to refuse to accept bookings which include individuals under 18 years of age.

e. We don't knowingly allow any guest to use or visit our parks who: (i) has an unspent criminal conviction; (ii) has an entry on a criminal register (including the sex offenders' register); (iii) has any record of any order indicating antisocial behaviour, violence, abuse, public disorder, or criminal damage or any other form of antisocial behaviour; (iv) is a convicted sex offender, subject to the notification requirements of the Sexual Offences Act 2003; or (v) is subject to a Risk of Sexual Harm Order or Child Abduction Notice. If you don't disclose this information about yourself or any other member of your party, and it later becomes known to us, we reserve the right to cancel your booking and require that you, and the other members of your party, leave the park, without refund.

f. You must notify us at the time of making your booking if you intend to bring your dog(s). One dog is included in the price of our accommodation and there is a charge of £40 for any additional dogs (maximum of three dogs in Riverside Retreat & Rose Cottage). We cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate your dog(s) and we will notify you if we are not able to do so before confirming your booking. Please Note; We refuse the right to refuse certain dog breeds including all dogs listed in The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.

2. Paying for your accommodation

a. For bookings made more than 6 weeks in advance of your arrival date, you must pay a deposit when making your booking of 10% of the full cost of your holiday (minimum of £56). The remaining balance will be payable by the date set out in your confirmation invoice.

b. For bookings made less than 6 weeks in advance of the arrival date, you must pay the total amount of the booking at the time of booking.

c. Surf Bay Holidays gift vouchers can be redeemed towards the cost of a holiday booking at any of our parks. Please call the park of your choice to redeem your voucher. Gift vouchers are valid for 24 months from date of purchase and cannot be used once the expiry date has lapsed. Gift vouchers cannot be exchanged for cash or used to purchase another gift voucher.

d. If you do not pay the invoice price of your booking by the date it falls due, we will write to you, with a reminder. If you fail to make payment of the invoice price in full within 14 days of the due date, we will assume that you wish to cancel your booking. If this happens, your booking will immediately be cancelled and cancellation charges set out in Clause 6 will apply.

3. Pricing of our holiday accommodation

a. Once you have made your booking, the price of the holiday will not be subject to any change.

b. If the rate of VAT changes between the date that you submit your booking and the date we send you a booking confirmation, we will adjust the rate of VAT that you pay unless you have already paid in full before the change in the rate of VAT takes effect.

c. It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, our holidays may be incorrectly priced. We will normally check prices before accepting your booking so that, where the correct price at your booking date is less than our stated price at your booking date, we will charge the lower amount. If the correct price at your booking date is higher than the price stated, we may contact you for your instructions before we accept your booking. If we accept your booking where a pricing error is obvious and unmistakable and could reasonably have been recognised by you as a mispricing, we may end the contract and refund you any sums you have paid.

4. Special offers

a. Any special offers or discounts you may have will only be valid if claimed at the time you make your booking.

b. All discounts and special offers are subject to availability.

c. Free holiday vouchers are valid for up to six people during off peak season. Apartment, Larch and Cedar accommodation is excluded from this offer. Hot tub accommodation can be booked if available, at an extra charge. Please speak to the park of your choice for further details.

d. Special offers are not valid in conjunction with any other offer. No cash alternative. Offers cannot be applied to holidays already booked. We reserve the right to withdraw or amend these offers at any time, without prior notice
5. Alterations to your booking

a. When you book you must provide us with the names and ages of all persons intending to occupy the holiday accommodation for the duration of the booking. You must notify us of any change of guest as soon as possible, prior to your arrival date.

b. Only you and the persons named in your booking confirmation can stay in the holiday accommodation. We reserve the right to refuse entry to any person who is not named in your booking.

c. Once your booking has been confirmed you cannot transfer your booking to anyone else or amend it (this includes changing the members of your party by either removing or adding persons to your booking) except in accordance with clause 5d below.

d. If you wish to make a change to your booking, such as an alteration to the type of accommodation or the date of your booking, you must notify us as soon as possible. We will endeavour to accommodate your requirements however we are not able to guarantee that this will be possible. If we are able to assist you with making your requested amendment there will be an administration charge of £15 plus any increase in the cost of your holiday and ask you to make payment of any additional sums due to us, at the time of making your request.

e. If we agree to amend your booking and as a result of this change, the price of your booking reduces, we will refund to you any overpayment, less our administration charge of £15.

f. Please note that should you wish to extend your stay beyond the booked dates there is no guarantee that the same accommodation will be available.

6. Cancellation of your holiday booking

a. You may cancel your holiday at any time. Cancellation will be effective from the date it is received by us.

b. The closer your cancellation notice is to the start of your booking, the less likely we will be able to re-sell your accommodation. Our cancellation charges therefore increase as the booking date of your holiday approaches, in accordance with the table below.

c. Should you need to cancel your holiday with us and have paid in part or full payment for your holiday by gift voucher and comply with our cancellation policy, we will reissue you with a gift voucher for the original amount and the original expiry date will be applicable. If you fail to cancel your holiday in accordance with our cancellation policy, you will be charged the relevant cancellation fee. This fee will be deducted from your gift voucher in the first instance, should the fee exceed the amount of your voucher then an alternative payment method will be required for the outstanding amount.


Number of days prior to holiday start date Cancellation Charge
More than 42 days £0
36 to 42 days 50% of total holiday cost
29 to 35 days 60% of total holiday cost
22 to 28 days 70% of total holiday cost
15 to 21 days 80% of total holiday cost
14 days or under 100% of total holiday cost


Administration fees are non-refundable in these circumstances.

7. Holiday Insurance.

The cost of your booking does not include holiday cancellation insurance. In order to protect against the unexpected we advise that you consider taking out a holiday cancellation insurance policy.

8. Change or cancellation of the holiday by us

a. We do not expect to have to make any changes to your booking once it is confirmed, however sometimes problems arise and bookings have to be changed or cancelled. We will only do this if it becomes necessary to do so for reasons that are unforeseen at the time of you making your booking which are beyond our reasonable control or if essential remedial works are required to your holiday accommodation.
If this happens:
i. We will promptly contact you to let you know.
ii. We may cancel your booking and refund your
payments, or offer alternative accommodation and refund any payments for accommodation not yet provided to you less the cost of alternative accommodation.
iii. If we offer alternative accommodation you may still choose to cancel your booking and we will refund the payments you have made to us.
iv. We will not be liable for compensation, or responsible for any failure to perform any of our obligations under these terms caused by an event outside our control.

b. Events outside our control include but are not limited to war, threat of war, riot, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster and fire.

9. Visitor standards and behaviour

a. You will be provided with a welcome pack on arrival. This will be located in your holiday accommodation. This pack will contain important information about your stay with us. Please ensure that each member of your party reads the welcome pack on arrival. You must also ensure that you and every other member of your party familiarises themselves with the layout of the accommodation and the location of the fire exits.

b. You must only use the holiday accommodation for the purposes of your holiday. You must not use the accommodation for any business purpose.

c. You must keep the holiday accommodation and its contents clean and tidy and leave them in the same condition as when you arrived. You must not allow the holiday accommodation to be used for any dangerous, noisy, illegal or immoral activities.

d. You must not cause a nuisance or annoyance to us, our employees or contractors or any other person using our parks.

e. It is illegal to smoke inside enclosed public buildings. Please note that in the interest of comfort and safety of all our guests, we operate a strict ‘no-smoking’ policy in all accommodation. In the event of non-compliance, a charge of £100 will be levied for professional cleaning of the accommodation. If a guest is found to be smoking within accommodation, they will be asked to leave the park. Smoking out of the window or in doorways is strictly prohibited and will be treated as smoking within the accommodation and therefore a breach of our smoking policy.

f. Fireworks, candles and Chinese lanterns are not permitted in or around your accommodation.

g. Barbeques are permitted. If you use a disposable barbeque, it must be used together with a free stand available from reception.

h. A maximum of three dogs are permitted in our Riverside Retreat & Rose Cottage accommodation. Please ensure all gardens are free from dog waste upon departure.

10. Damage to the holiday accommodation or its contents

a. If you discover anything is missing or damaged on arrival, please notify us straight away by contacting reception.

b. You will be responsible for the cost of any damage you or your party cause to the holiday accommodation or its contents.

11. Our liability to you.

a. If we fail to comply with these terms or are negligent, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer as a foreseeable result of our breach or our negligence but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if it is an obvious consequence of our breach or if it was contemplated by you and us at the time we entered into this contract.

b. We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability for: i. Death or personal injury caused by our negligence or
the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors
ii. Fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

12. Arrival and departure times

a. Your holiday home will be available from 4pm on your arrival day. If you think you may arrive after 5pm on your arrival day please let us know by 5pm on the day of your arrival.

b. We require you to vacate on your day of departure, by 10am.

13. Health and Safety

We take the wellbeing and safety of our guests very seriously and we ask that you comply with the following:

a. The speed limit on the park is signposted at the entrance.

b. All vehicles must conform to the Road Traffic Act and have current tax, MOT and insurance. The provisions of the Highway Code apply to the roads on the park.

c. Guests are not allowed to bring lorries or other commercial vehicles to the accommodation. This includes towing vehicles.

d. No recreational vehicles can be used on the park. This includes motorised scooters.

e. No mechanical or repair work is to be undertaken on the premises.

f. Vehicles must be parked in designated parking areas.

g. Please make yourself aware of the nearest fire point.

h. The total number in your party (including children and babies) must not exceed the maximum capacity of the holiday home advertised.

i. Read and follow our hot tub guidelines when using our hot tubs. A copy of these will have been sent to you with your booking confirmation and are also available to view on our website and in your accommodation.

14. Bed linen

a. Full bed linen is provided in all of our accommodation. This includes bottom sheets, duvets/covers and pillows/covers.

b. Bath, hand towels and hot tub towels are also provided.

15. General

a. Cutting or damaging trees and other vegetation is strictly prohibited and the natural conditions are not to be disturbed. This includes tying ropes to, or driving nails into trees.

b. No refunds can be given if guests depart prior to the end of the booked holiday, unless you do so as a result of one of the reasons listed in clause 8.

c. The prices listed include VAT.

d. The information supplied on your booking form will be stored on computer for administrative purposes. Under no circumstances will this information be provided to a third party. We may from time to time wish to send you news or special offers on our parks. If you do not wish to receive any communication from us please tick the appropriate box on the booking form. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1984 the signing of the Declaration on the Booking Form signifies your assent to these terms.

16. How we may use your personal information

We will use the personal information you provide to us to:

a. Provide the accommodation.

b. Process your payment to us.

c. Inform you about similar accommodation, offers or products that we provide, but you may stop receiving this information at any time by contacting us.

d. We will not give your personal data to any third party unless the law requires us to do so.

1. Other important Terms

1.1. We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation and we will always notify you in writing if this happens but this will not affect your rights or our obligations under these terms.
1.2. You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under these terms and conditions to another person if we agree in writing beforehand.
1.3. This contract is between you and us. No other person has the right to enforce any of its terms.
1.4. Each of the paragraphs of these terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining paragraphs will remain in effect.
1.5. If we fail to insist that you perform any of your obligations under these terms or, if we do not enforce our rights against you, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If we do waive a breach of these terms by you, we will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that we will automatically waive any later breach by you.
1.6. These terms are governed by English law. You and we both agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts.

2. Complaints

2.1. If the guest has a complaint concerning any aspect of the services provided by the proprietor then it is the duty of the guest to inform the proprietor immediately, or as soon as is reasonably practicable and in any event before the termination of the stay. It is specifically agreed between the parties that failure by the guest to notify the proprietor of any complaint in accordance with the timescale set out in this clause will entitle the proprietor to refuse to entertain the complaint, irrespective of the merits of the complaint.
2.2. Sometimes things may go wrong. If you have a problem please tell the park reception straight away and, we will do all we can to resolve the matter to your satisfaction.
2.3. If any problem with the accommodation or the park means that we have to cancel your booking, if we are at fault, we will refund payments made for the accommodation not yet provided to you.
2.4. If we cannot resolve your complaint during your stay with us please contact or write to our team at the relevant address below.
2.5. As a consumer, you have legal rights in relation to this agreement. Advice about those rights is available from Citizen's Advice Bureau or Trading Standards. Nothing in these terms and conditions will affect these rights.

How to contact us

If you need to contact us about your holiday or in connection with these terms and conditions please call our team, email or write to us at the address below:

River Valley Country Park, Relubbus, Penzance, Cornwall TR20 9ER Tel: 01736 763398