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Terms & Conditions

Read below to find out more about our booking terms and conditions.
Contact if you have any further questions.

Booking Terms and Conditions

All online transactions are reservations and subject to confirmation by The Estate. In the event that a property is not deemed suitable by The Estate for the party or, due to circumstances beyond our control, a property becomes unavailable; The Estate will refund any credit card or other payment (including any handling charges).

The Contract for hire is between –

You as the “Hirer” and Patterdale Hall Estate Ltd – “The Estate”. 

The Contract does not take effect until The Estate sends a Booking Confirmation email to you. This will follow your Deposit or Full Payment and it is accepted on the understanding that you have read and accepted the conditions as detailed below.

Hire Terms

All terms are quoted in £ sterling per week occupied. As soon as your booking is confirmed by the Estate in writing the hire terms are guaranteed with the exception of provisional bookings (see below).


Hire terms and prices include V.A.T. at the current rate for hospitality.

Provisional Bookings

Provisional Bookings will be held for 96 hours for you to arrange a confirmation via payment. Preferably through our online payment system. We reserve the right to cancel provisional bookings without notice, this happens automatically.


Self Catering – A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of £100 per week booked is payable to secure the booking.

Caravan & Motorhome club – full balance payable to secure booking. 


Self Catering Balance is due 60 days before the start of your holiday.

Fully paid Caravan & Motorhome Balance, nothing is due on arrival. OR Partially paid bookings (older) have balance due on arrival.


We strongly recommend that you have insurance in place to cover all eventualities, including but not limited to Weather affected travel disruptions, Pandemics, Acts of God, and Illness to name some, but not all reasons that you may need to cancel your trip. This will provide you with peace of mind if an unforeseen event forces you to cancel your booking. 

To make things even easier, we offer Booking Protect as a product which you can easily add to your booking at the point of sale. This cannot be added retrospectively.


We ask that you notify us at your earliest convenience, via e-mail to, please read our cancellation terms below;


Greater than 60 days notice

60 – 30 days 

30 – 15 days

15 days or less

100% of the balance paid refundable, 

Excluding “non-refundable” deposit

75% of the Balance paid refundable, 

Excluding “non-refundable” deposit

50% of the balance paid refundable, 

Excluding “non-refundable” deposit

No refund available

No refund due unless cancelling 4 weeks in advance of stay.
Over 4 weeks in advance –  A refund of all but the non-refundable element (the cost of one night is retained).

Last Minute Bookings. 

When Bookings are made less than 60 days before the start of your holiday, the Full Rate is payable at the time of booking. 

Number of Persons. 

The maximum number of persons allowed to sleep in each holiday home is shown in the property details. This number may not be exceeded and the Estate reserves the right to terminate hire without notice and without refund for breach of this condition.


Launderette on-site with a voluntary donation box, Dairy produce is available through a neighbouring business – Gillside Farm.


Please notify us if you intend to visit with non-family groups.

Pets – Self Catering

Only the below properties are Pet-friendly.  All our Cedar Chalets, Pine Lodges and Stone Bothies are NOT pet friendly – sorry.
Lishman House – £5 per dog, per night.
Lakeview Lodges (Kestrel, Osprey, Buzzard) – £10 per dog, per night.

Dogs (except assistance dogs) are not permitted in or around any building except specific pet-friendly properties. They must be kept on a lead at all times when outside your accommodation, and you must ensure they do not foul in communal areas. We do not accept any dogs listed under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Bringing a dog, you must ensure that:

  • As a minimum, each dog has a current annual vaccination for distemper, canine hepatitis, leptospirosis and parvo virus; 
  • Each dog is properly supervised, is not dangerous and does not cause a nuisance or threat to anyone or any property; 
  • Should our staff need to visit your accommodation (eg. if you have requested a maintenance engineer) you take your dog(s) out or keep them in a different room while these visits take place and comply with any specific instructions provided to you. 

If we, in our sole and reasonable discretion, consider your dog to be dangerous or to be causing a nuisance, harm or threat to anyone, or to be likely to do so, we may ask you to remove it from The Estate (without refund or compensation) or have it removed to kennels at your expense. No other pets are permitted.

If your dog causes significant damage to Estate property, you accept liability to repair or replace.

Pets – Caravan & Motorhome Club

Dogs by arrangement.
Nightly fee applies.
Dogs always on a lead, please. 

Bringing a dog, you must ensure that:

  • As a minimum, each dog has a current annual vaccination for distemper, canine hepatitis, leptospirosis and parvo virus; 
  • Each dog is properly supervised, is not dangerous and does not cause a nuisance or threat to anyone or any property; 


All our properties are strictly Non-Smoking.


Self-catering stays start on your arrival day at 4:00 p.m.

Caravan & Motorhome stays start after 12:00p.m.

If The Estate is prevented by circumstances beyond its control from making the holiday home or pitch available and cannot provide a suitable alternative all monies paid by you will be refundable but no further liability can be accepted. 


Self Catering holiday homes must be vacated by 10.00 am at the latest, on the final day of hire and must be left in a clean condition.

Caravan & Motorhome pitches must be vacated before 12:00p.m.


Bookings from persons under 21 years cannot be accepted. At least one occupant must be over 21 years, be the responsible person and stay throughout the holiday. 

Unsuitable Hirers. 

The Estate reserves the right to decline a booking or refuse to hand over a holiday home to any person who, in its opinion, is not suited to take charge. In this case, the hire terms paid shall be refunded in full and the Contract shall be discharged without further liability on either party. The Estate reserves the right to repossess the holiday home at any time where damage or nuisance has been caused by the Hirer or any member of the Hirer’s party or, in the opinion of the Estate, is likely to be caused by the Hirer or any member of the Hirer’s party. In such a case the Estate shall not be liable to make a refund of any portion of the hire terms paid.

Modifications and Descriptions. 

Every effort is made to ensure that the descriptions contained on our website are correct. In the interest of continuous improvements The Estate reserves the right to alter or delete furniture, fittings, amenities and facilities without prior notice.

Hirer’s Responsibilities. 

The Hirer is responsible for the holiday home and its equipment during the period of hire and is expected to take all reasonable care of it. You are advised to check on arrival and report any shortcomings, damage or missing items immediately to The Estate Office. The Hirer must undertake to report and pay for any damage caused to the holiday home, or for equipment lost, damaged, broken or stolen during the occupancy of the home. Unsuitable substitutes are not acceptable. All equipment, utensils etc must be left in a clean condition at the end of the hire period. You are expected to “leave as found” 

Hirer’s Property. 

The Estate does not accept any liability for loss or damage to personal effects, baggage or vehicles belonging to the Hirer or any members of the Hirer’s party except in so far as the loss or damage arises from a substantial defect existing in the holiday home or its surrounds and which was known or should have been known to the Estate but for its negligence.


Any disputes, differences or questions which may arise out of the Contract or the subject matter thereof may be referred to a single arbitrator to be agreed upon between the parties (or failing agreement to be nominated by the President for the time being of the Law Society on the application of either party in accordance with the provision of the Arbitrator’s Act 1950 or any statutory modification or re-enactment thereof for the time being in force). The above does not cancel the right of either party to use the less expensive small claims court procedure