The term ‘Humble By Nature’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ or ‘Kate’s Farm LLP’ or ‘Kate’s Farm’ refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is Upper Meend Farm, Lydart, NP25 4RP. Our company registration number is OC369128, registered at Companies House UK. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.
Humble by Nature courses and events:
Bookings are subject to the following attendance, cancellation and refund policy:
Humble by Nature courses, unless specifically stated otherwise in the course information, have a minimum age of 18 years. The suitability of a course or event for under 18s is at our discretion. If you would like to book an under 18 on a course: you must contact us via email before making your booking, with the age of the participant, we will confirm if the course is suitable.
Payment in full must be received before the commencement of the course/event. In the event that you cancel your attendance, the following terms apply:
- Seven days or less before the event – no refund or transfer.
- More than seven days but less than eight weeks – we will try & sell your space/s. If the space is sold we will issue vouchers or arrange a transfer to another course/event of the same value. An administration fee of £15 will be charged for full day courses. Half-day courses are subject to an administration fee of £10.
- More than eight weeks but less than 16 weeks – we will issue vouchers or transfer you to another course/event of the same value. An administration fee of £15 will be charged on each course space.
- More than 16 weeks – you may transfer your course/event to another of the same value, at no additional cost.
- Friends or family are able to attend in your place. You need to provide us with 72 hr notification of the change, along with the name/s, contact number & email, dietary requirements.
- In the event of illness preventing attendance – we will require documentary evidence in order to apply the cancellation policy with discretion.
- All requests to change course bookings must be confirmed via email.
- If Humble by Nature cancel your course then you will be offered a transfer to an alternate course date, vouchers to the value of your booking or a refund. We will not be liable for any other costs or expenses that you may incur. We recommend that all customers seek appropriate travel insurance.
Additional terms related to Coronavirus:
- If you have, or suspect you have, coronavirus symptoms, or have been advised to isolate as a result of contact with someone who has, or may have, coronavirus symptoms, please contact us. For the safety of all our guests, you must not visit the farm.
- If we are unable to run your course on the scheduled date, due to the outbreak of coronavirus or government measures, we will offer to:
- Either move your booking to a rescheduled course date, or an alternative course (to the same value).
- Or, offer a gift voucher or refund to the amount of your course booking. Gift vouchers are valid to make bookings for one year from issue.
- Gift vouchers and courses or events purchased as gifts carry the same cancellation policy as courses (see above).
- Gift vouchers: must be redeemed a maximum of one calendar year from the date of purchase, after which they become invalid.
- The gift voucher must be redeemed before the expiry date, the course or stay does not need to take place within this time.
- Vouchers can only be used to purchase Humble by Nature goods and/or services via the website to the maximum of the published value only and cannot be exchanged for cash.
- Vouchers can be partially redeemed across multiple purchases only within the valid period. No change will be given for partially used vouchers at the end of the valid period.
- If a purchase or purchases exceed the value of a voucher, all additional charges must be payable in advance before goods or services become the property of the purchaser.
stay on the farm course discount
- If you are staying on the farm you will receive a 10% discount on course fees for any courses you attend during your stay.
- The discount only applies to courses attended during your stay, it cannot be extended to courses that take place at any other time.
- Humble by Nature is entitled to cancel any course/event at any time, subject to the repayment of any monies received from you related to the event.
- Any deposits received to secure a course/event are non-refundable and subject to the refund and cancellation terms above.
- Only one special offer/discount can be used for each booking.
- Offers/discounts are non-transferable
communications, photography & media
- By purchasing course, events and accommodation on this website, you agree to your data being used by Humble by Nature for future communications about the course, event or accommodation. We will not pass your data to any third parties.
- By ‘registering your interest’ in a course or event you agree to your data being used by Humble by Nature to inform you about a specified course or event. We will not pass your data to any third parties.
- You can opt out of future communications by emailing email@example.com writing ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject box and providing your name and email address in the body of the email.
- By taking part in a course or event you agree to having your photograph taken and being used on Humble by Nature media channels, including at www.humblebynature.com, www.katehumble.com, across social media channels and print marketing and email campaigns. Occasionally images may be selected for use by third parties for PR and marketing purposes.
- You can remove consent for your image to be used by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org writing ‘removal of photography consent’ in the subject box. You will need to include the name of the course or event you attended and the date of the course or event.
humble by nature accommodation
- Reservations for accommodation are accepted by Kate’s Farm LLP (trading as Humble by Nature).
- The Agreement: The conditions of rental are between the guest (you) and Kate’s Farm LLP (the owner / we / us). The contract is deemed to have been made once the guest has paid a deposit and the owner has dispatched a confirmation of booking. The guest must be over 18 years at the time of booking.
- Booking: The Guest who makes the booking is deemed to have agreed to these Terms and Conditions will be responsible for all persons included in the booking and should ensure that they are all aware of these Terms & Conditions. The Owner reserves the right to decline any booking or refuse to hand over a key to any person who has not complied with these Terms & Conditions.
- Payment: For bookings made more than 6 weeks before arrival, a deposit (part payment) of 25% of the total cost of the holiday, is required. The balance is due 6 weeks before the holiday commences. For bookings made less than 6 weeks before arrival, the total amount is payable in full on booking.
- The Guest agrees to pay the balance of the payment SIX (6) weeks before the holiday is due to start. Email reminders are sent, but delivery cannot be guaranteed. Where a guest fails to pay their balance by the due date the booking may be cancelled and the deposit retained.
- Cleaning: Guests are responsible for leaving the accommodation in good order and in a clean condition; otherwise a cleaning charge will be levied. Please note that the convention for UK Holiday cottages differs from hotels and other countries in that guests are expected to leave the property in a similar state to which they find it (reasonable cleaning excepted). Please abide by this convention so we can continue to provide good value for guests.
- Number of People using Holiday Accommodation: We permit the Guest and members of the guest’s party (but no one else) to occupy the property for holiday purposes only. The Guest must declare the correct number of additional guests during booking and, if this changes, must inform the Agent before the rental commences of any change. No more than the maximum number of persons stated on the website may occupy a property unless by prior written agreement with the Agent or Owner. Extra charges may be applicable if the number of guests differs from the number on the booking.
- Arrival/Departure: The properties are available for occupation from 4.00 pm on the first day of the holiday and must be vacated by 10.00 am on the last day.
- Cancellation or Changes by the Guest: Once the holiday is booked the guest has entered into a legally binding contract. If the guest cancels, for whatever reason (including medical and weather related) then no refund of the deposit will be due, and within 6 weeks of your holiday no refund of the full balance is due. A holiday cancellation protection plan should be taken out to cover forced cancellations.
- Cancellations must be notified in writing (including by email) to us immediately. We will endeavor to re-let the property and if successful may at our discretion allow the guest to transfer to alternate dates and/or accommodation for a £20 administration fee plus any other expenses incurred in re-letting. The expenses incurred in re-letting will be at our discretion.
- Once a booking has been accepted by us holiday dates may be changed providing the property is available for the new dates and we are agreeable to the change. A £20 re-booking charge will be payable.
- Cancellation Insurance: We recommend and expect that the guest will have or will take out a holiday insurance policy (which includes cancellation insurance covering sickness and unavoidable reasons for cancellation) prior to their stay.
- Dogs: The guest may only bring such dogs as are booked in by the guest at the time of booking. A charge will be made for your dog/s. Dogs are only accepted in The Piggery. Dogs must be well-behaved and should not be left unattended in the property. Dogs are not permitted upstairs in The Piggery or on any furniture in the property. No garden is guaranteed as secure for dogs even if described as private or enclosed. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times while walking around the farm. The farm has several working dogs and, at times, they will be loose around the farm yard.
- Other Conditions: The supervision of children, babies, dogs and any adults requiring care remains the responsibility of the guest at all times. It is forbidden to enter any barns marked no entry or to enter any fields without the express permission of the farmers or a member of the Humble by Nature team. Humble by Nature is a working farm and care must be paid to heavy machinery and farm vehicles. It is forbidden to climb on or enter any farm machinery or vehicles.
- Guests agree to inform owners of any damage or loss however caused, excluding reasonable wear and tear incurred during occupation. Guests should not remove any item from the property. The owner may ask for reasonable replacement costs.
- Guests should not cause nuisance or annoyance to occupants of nearby property.
- Guests should put all furniture etc back to where it was at the beginning of the rental period.
- Guests should not leave any items at the property and, if left, the owner has the right to charge for the removal, return or disposal of those items.
- If, in our opinion, any person is not suitable to continue their occupation of the property because of unreasonable behaviour, damage or nuisance to other parties, the contract may be treated by the agent/owner as discharged and the agent/owner may repossess the property immediately. The guest will remain liable for the whole cost of rental and no refund shall be due.
- Access: Guests must allow reasonable access to the property by the agent/owner for maintenance given reasonable notice.
- Security Deposit: we reserves the right to charge the Guest a security deposit.
- Wildlife: Our accommodation is on a working farm in a beautiful rural area. Please therefore expect to meet some wildlife, including the odd spider, mouse, bird, fly, bee, wasp or other creature, which may make their way into a property unbeknownst to the owner. Spiders in particular are not considered to be a pest and consume up to 2000 other insects per year. If this is likely to be a problem, it would be best not to book. (If any of these creatures are encountered, do not panic, but contact the owner in a calm and reasonable way – but only if the creatures become a serious menace. Otherwise, just open a window or a door and let them out, as this is usually what they prefer.) Owners reserve the right to take no action if they do not consider the existence of the wild life to be a serious threat to health.
- Complaints: we inspect the standard of facilities in all properties on a regular basis, occasionally we may not have all the items mentioned on the website.
- We cannot be held responsible for any perceived inadequacies in any of the properties that are not as such faults. Property descriptions and all details both written and verbal are given in good faith and believed to be correct, but interpretation thereof can be subjective and as such their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Property details may vary over time from photographs and descriptions on the website.
- Complaints Procedure: Any dispute arising out of the booking will be between the guest and the owner. No complaints can be considered unless notified during the guest’s stay in the property. It is the duty of guests to minimise any loss to them and therefore it is your responsibility to inform us at the earliest possible opportunity of any problem. Complaints received after departure cannot be accepted as we have no opportunity to resolve the complaint at the time.
- Liability: The owner cannot accept responsibility for any material loss, damage, additional expense or inconvenience directly or indirectly caused by or arising out of the property, its plumbing, electrical services or exceptional weather.
- No responsibility is accepted for loss or damage of property, (including pets), vehicles or vehicle contents belonging to the guest or any member of the party during their occupancy.
- The maximum liability accepted by the owner will be the total cost of the holiday as paid by the guest to the owner. No other expenses such as travelling costs or alternative accommodation will be accepted.
- Cancellation: Humble by Nature reserve the right to refuse any booking and to cancel any bookings already made if the property is unavailable (eg through fire, flood, etc) for any reason whatsoever, subject to a full refund of all monies paid (but no further liability). We shall not be under any other liability if such cancellation occurs.
- No Smoking: We have a No Smoking policy within properties and around the farm.
- Force Majeure: The owner cannot accept responsibility or liability for any alterations, delay or cancellation or any other loss or damage caused by war, civil strife, terrorist action, industrial disputes, fire, sickness, bad weather, epidemics, acts of any government or public authority, or any other event outside our control.
- Waiver: The failure of the owner to enforce or exercise, at any time or for any period of time, any term of, or any right pursuant to this agreement does not constitute and shall not be construed as a waiver of such term or right.
- Miscellaneous: The guest agrees that the contract with the owner is made at the owner’s premises and that any proceedings between the parties shall be conducted in the County Court nearest to the owner.
Additional terms related to Coronavirus:
- Where we are unable to accept your booking due to an outbreak of coronavirus or local government measures responding to that outbreak, for example we are in lock down, you may: move your booking to a rescheduled date; or receive a full refund.
- Where you are unable to travel due to being in a lock down area, you may: move your booking to a later date; or receive a full refund.
- If you have, or suspect you have, coronavirus symptoms, or have come into contact with someone who has, or may have, coronavirus symptoms you must not continue with your planned stay on the farm. Our normal cancellation terms will apply. We recommend and expect that the guest will have or will take out a holiday insurance policy (which includes cancellation insurance covering sickness and unavoidable reasons for cancellation) prior to their stay.
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