Abade Self Catering Holidays in Perthshire and beyond

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Booking explained and hiring terms and conditions

Abade Self Catering Holidays is a division of John Marshall & Son. Please read the following information carefully and ask for an explanation of any point that may be unclear to you.


The properties displayed on www.abade.co.uk are offered for self-catering holidays on a weekly or part weekly basis, arrival days on Friday to Friday or Saturday to Saturday or by agreement where any start day is accepted. The arrival time is normally 4 pm on the day of arrival and 10 am on the day of departure unless otherwise stated or agreed with the Owner.


Use the availability button on the right hand side of each property page to check available dates and to place your booking using our secure booking system.  When you submit a booking you will receive an automatically generated booking summary by email to the address you provided in the booking form. This does not form a contract between us. A contract shall only arise when your booking is subsequently confirmed in writing by a letter of confirmation sent by post or email and the Deposit paid. You can choose to pay online, or if paying by cheque or Bank transfer, we will hold the reservation for 5 working days until we receive your payment. If you prefer, please telephone +44 (0)1764 6784100 and we will be happy to help you select the right property for you. If we take a booking and payment by telephone it is implicit that the terms and conditions of let are understood and accepted by the person who has made the reservation.

Paying for your holiday
The initial payment is 25% of the total hire charge (unless otherwise agreed) and this may be made by cheque, credit card (Mastercard, Visa) or debit card (Switch, Delta etc).  There is a 2% supplement for the use of credit cards but no charge for paying by debit card.  UK Bank transfer is also free and may be made by requesting our Bank details. Where a Bank transfer incurs charges (normally from outside the UK) those charges are payable by the hirer.

Damage sureties
Some owners ask for a Damage Surety deposit prior to the start of a let. This is returnable to the Hirer less the cost of making good any damage or loss to the property or for excessive cleaning found necessary at the end of the rental. The amount of the deposit required is shown on the information page for each property. This amount is payable prior to the start of the holiday and repaid within 7 days of the end of the holiday.

In those Abade properties where dogs are welcome, a charge of for each dog will be made. The charge for dogs varies between properties but is usually between £15 and £20 per dog. Normally no more than 2 dogs will be allowed. Dogs should bring their own bedding, must be house-trained, confined to public rooms, not allowed on furniture and never left unattended in properties. Out of doors, pets should be kept under control and fouling in gardens cleared

Properties are cleanedthoroughly between each let. However as only a limited time is available to clean properties, it is a condition of let that you leave the property and its contents clean and tidy.

It is important to remember that once a booking has been confirmed, you are liable for the whole cost of the holiday. The hirer is responsible for arrangement of appropriate holiday cancellation insurance and, for the avoidance of any doubt, no such insurance is provided as part of the contract. However, in the event of a cancellation, Abade Self Catering Holidays will make every effort to re-let the cancelled period and, where successful in re-letting,  the payment held will be refunded less a £40 administration fee. No refunds are given after the final payment has been made.

It is very important to Abade Self Catering Holidays and to its property owners that, should a problem arise, holidaymakers must immediately contact the owner or caretaker of the property so that they have the opportunity to rectify the problem.

Hiring terms and conditions
Abade Self Catering Holidays acts only as agents for the owners of the properties featured. The hiring contract is between the Hirer and the Owner.

The Hirer will be responsible for the condition of the property and its entire contents, for any loss or damage to the accommodation and the contents, given fair wear and tear, however caused during the rental period. The Hirer will make good any damage or loss and leaving the property and contents in a clean and tidy condition.

The number of persons occupying a property must not exceed the maximum occupancy level stated in the online brochure without prior consent of the owner. Owners reserve the right to terminate occupancy without notice or refund in the case of a breach of this condition.  Sub-letting or assignation of the Let is strictly prohibited.

Owners reserve the right to refuse to hand over the accommodation to anyone who, in their opinion, is not suitable to take charge of the property - in any such case all moneys shall be refunded and the Contract terminated without further liability. Owners also reserve the right to terminate the Contract at any time or remove any person or persons due to unreasonable behaviour, damage to property or causing or likely to cause annoyance or offence to other guests. In such a case any refund would be entirely at the discretion of the Owner.

Specific conditions and restriction applying to properties such as damage surety deposits, restrictions on pets, property unsuitable for young children etc. will be listed in the individual property descriptions and deemed to form part of these Hiring Terms and Conditions.

Hirers are reminded that they are responsible for insuring their own personal property for the duration of the let.  Vehicles and personal property are left at the risk of the hirer.

If for any reason the accommodation is not available to you on the dates booked due to events beyond our reasonable control, Abade Self Catering Holidays will take all reasonable steps to find alternative accommodation. If suitable accommodation is not available, then all sums paid by the Hirer will be refunded. The Owner will have no further liability to the hirer or any other party.

The properties let through Abade Self Catering Holidays, are to be used for the purposes of a holiday let to which Section12 (2) and paragraph 8 of Schedule 4, the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988 apply. The booking agreement confers a right to occupy the accommodation for the agreed period only.

Abade Self Catering Holidays takes every care to ensure the accuracy of property descriptions and all information is given in good faith and believed to be correct, but they cannot be held responsible for any act, neglect or default on the part of the owner resulting in loss, injury or accident caused to the hirer.

Fantastic Facts about Scotland

  • Mary Queen of Scots played billiards. First recorded order by Louis XI in 1470. After she was executed, her body was wrapped in a billiard cloth
  • 1300s Scottish soldiers noted for ability to march longer than others because they made their own oatcakes
  • Bagpipes imported from Rome 2000 years ago by Roman army
  • Toilet, 5000 Skara Brae reckoned to use drainage system to flush into the sea. Alexander Cummings invented flushing toilet
  • Auld Lang Syne sung for 150 years before Burns sent a copy for print to the Scots Musical Museum that he had taken down from an old man.
  • Lawnmower invented in Scotland
  • Shortbread known from 12C but generally thought to have been refined use and name credited to Mary Queen of Scots 16C. Petticoat tails
  • Black bun fruitcake covered with pastry. Origins Scottish was eaten at Twelfth Night but now associated with Hogmanay
  • Scotland's first. Licensed distillery Glenlivet in 1823
  • Scotland's only 2-star Michelin restaurant, Andrew Fairlie at the Gleneagles Hotel
  • Golf. Modern game reckoned to date from 15C in Scotland. Much debate about an earlier game. The Old Course St Andrews date to per 1574, seen as a place of pilgrimage. Links course. How many people around the world have had their photographs taken on the Swilken Bridge?
  • Ice skating began in Scotland. Primitive ice skates of bone and antler used by Scandinavian hunters as early as300 AD. 1572 first all-iron skates manufactured in Scotland. Speed skating was first form of skating sport. First skate Club in Edinburgh 1742

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