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Terms and Conditions

General Terms & Conditions

Individual Booking Terms

Bookings We reserve the right to only accept bookings of 2 nights or more. This typically only applies on Saturdays and other High Days and holidays. All prices are subject to change at no prior notice.


Cancellation charges are made if a guest cancels their booking within 48 hours of arrival or does not show up to the hotel without cancelling the booking. 100% of the first nights accommodation will be charged. We recommend that guests take out cancellation insurance in case of circumstances causing you to cancel or cut short your stay with us. Special terms apply to group bookings. Bookings of 4 nights or more are subject to a one week cancellation policy.


Credit card details will be taken and used to charge 100% of the first nights accommodation if a guest cancels within 48 hours of arrival. No deposit will be taken from 1/5/14


Major credit (Visa & MasterCard) and debit (Switch) cards are accepted, as well as cash or cheques (when supported by a current cheque card) only when paying a deposit for a wedding or paying for an organised group lunch. NOT hotel accommodation. Sorry we do not accept Diners Club or American Express cards.

Credit Facilities

Accounts may be forwarded to companies only if credit facilities have been agreed on booking. Credit terms – strictly 14 days net. On failure to pay an Invoice by the Hotel by the due date the management reserve the right to apply a surcharge of 2% per month

Check In

Rooms are normally ready after 2pm. You may leave your bags with us if you wish to arrive before this time.


Please vacate your room by 10:30am to allow us to service the room for new arrivals.


We have five bedrooms that are available to take dogs. They are all in the deluxe double or above category. Dogs are permitted in the bar, lounge, reception and garden and in the internal areas must be on a lead. Guests who leave barking dogs in the bedrooms will be asked to address the issue.The paddocks, which lead out directly into the Forest, are freely available for dogs to exercise etc. Please note that charges will be made for any damage or undue extra cleaning that is required. Dogs are charged at £5 per dog per night. A blanket, towel and treat will be provided on arrival. Please also note that the Forest is often very muddy, so please remember to bring extra towels etc. to clean and dry your dog before you come back in. Dog beds are not provided by the hotel.

Safety and Valuables

We cannot accept responsibility for valuables left in your room. We recommend that you use our safe deposit system.

Late Check out

Late check out is available on request (please note cannot be guarenteed in advance) the charge to check out of the room at midday is £20 per room.

Lost Property

If you leave property at the hotel it will be held for 30 days at the hotel. It is your responsibility to contact us and arrange correction. If you do not contact us within this time property will be donated to our local good will shop. We apologise that we cannot keep property indefinitely.



Guest Liability

You shall be liable to pay for any damage to hotel property that you, or someone in your party, have caused.

Hotel Liability

Woodlands Lodge Hotel will only be liable to the guest for injury to persons or loss or damage to property where and to the extent that it has been negligent but otherwise will be under no liability to them whatsoever. The terms of the Hotel Proprietors Act 1956 apply.

Corkage charges are made for “own consumption” beverages brought into the hotel


Although we do not have special facilities for children they are welcome.

Group Booking Terms

As for Individuals except:


Charges will be made on the following basis in the event of cancellation of part or all of the accommodation booked where we are unable to re-let.
6 weeks notice prior to arrival. No charge
4 weeks notice prior to arrival. 50% total anticipated charge.
2 weeks notice prior to arrival; 75% total anticipated charge
less than 2 weeks notice 100% total anticipated charge
Cancellation insurance is available and a proposal form will be sent to you on request.

Travel Agent Booking Terms

As for Individuals except:


Cancellation charges will be made where we are unable to re let the cancelled accommodation. The full amount will be payable if you do not notify us by 1pm three full days in advance of the day of arrival. Special terms apply to group bookings.

Horses and Ponies

We do not have any stable facilities at present.


Weddings are subject to individual terms and conditions plus specific wedding terms, below:

All prices are subject to change at no prior notice.

The hotel reserves the right to cancel a wedding without consultation – 21 days notice in writing to be given. All monies excluding deposit will be returned unless special terms and conditions agreed.

Re the Special Condition Summer discount for more than 65 day guests please note that this is on full price guests. Note this is not applicable to the BBQ option or Children

If bride and groom wish to cancel:

In the event of a cancellation between the date of booking until six months before your deposit will be forfeited. ALL £500 DEPOSITS ARE NON REFUNDABLE. If you cancel from six to three months before then 33% of the estimated cost will be payable. From three months to one month before the function 66% of the estimated cost will be payable. Then if you cancel in the last month 90% of the estimated cost will be payable.

We attempt to offer everything as per the brochure but reserve the right to amend as necessary without prior notice.

Weddings are special events and bespoke packages and special requests are important, we attempt to achieve these for guests but they are only requests and cannot be guaranteed and are subject to change/ amendment or revoked until confirmed booked in your proposal.

Special requests and externally organised requests and can also subject to the terms and conditions of the company organising such produce, skill or equipment.

The proposal forms the basis of your wedding and therefore these cancellation terms.

We strongly recommend that our wedding parties take out cancellation insurance in case of, for example, family sickness.

Booking your wedding is deemed acceptance of the Woodlands Lodge terms and conditions

Bride and groom to be responsible for all damages incurred


Terms and conditions as per individual booking conditions, However cancellation policy is different and deposits are forfeited one month before the package commences and cancellation within 1 month of the package commencing results in the full amount being charged.


Public Wi-Fi Access Terms and Conditions

This agreement sets out the terms and conditions on which wireless internet access (“the Service”) is provided free of charge to you, a guest

Your access to the Service is completely at the discretion of the the Hotel (Woodlands Lodge Hotel).  Access to the Service may be blocked, suspended, or terminated at any time for any reason including, but not limited to, violation of this Agreement, actions that may lead to liability for the Hotel, disruption of access to other users or networks, and violation of applicable laws or regulations.  The Hotel reserves the right to monitor and collect information while you are connected to the Service and that the collected information can be used at discretion of the Hotel, including sharing the information with any law enforcement agencies.

The Hotel may revise this Agreement at any time. You must accept this Agreement each time you use the Service and it is your responsibility to review it for any changes each time.

We reserve the right at all times to withdraw the Service, change the specifications or manner of use of the Service, to change access codes, usernames, passwords or other security information necessary to access the service.


  • 1. Disclaimer

    You acknowledge

    1. that the Service may not be uninterrupted or error-free;
    2. that your device may be exposed to viruses or other harmful applications  through the Service;
    3. that the hotel does not guarantee the security of the Service and that unauthorized third parties may access your computer or files or otherwise monitor your connection;
    4. that the Hotel’s ability to provide the Service without charge is based on the limited warranty, disclaimer and limitation of liability specified in this Section and it would require a substantial charge if any of these provisions were unenforceable;
    5. that the Hotel can at any point block access to Internet Services that they deem violate the acceptable terms of use outlined in 2.1.

    The service and any products or services provided on or in connection with the service are provided on an “as is”, “as available” basis without warranties of any kind. All warranties, conditions, representations, indemnities and guarantees with respect to the content or service and the operation, capacity, speed, functionality, qualifications, or capabilities of the services, goods or personnel resources provided hereunder, whether express or implied, arising by law, custom, prior oral or written statements by the Hotel, or otherwise (including, but not limited to any warranty of satisfactory quality, merchantability, fitness for particular purpose, title and non-infringement) are hereby overridden, excluded and disclaimed.

  • 2. Acceptable Use of the Service
    • 2.1  You must not use the Service to access Internet Services, or send or receive e-mails, which:
      • 2.1.1  are defamatory, threatening, intimidating or which could be classed as harassment;
      • 2.1.2  contain obscene, profane or abusive language or material;
      • 2.1.3  contain pornographic material (that is text, pictures, films, video clips of a sexually explicit or arousing nature);
      • 2.1.4  contain offensive or derogatory images regarding sex, race, religion, colour, origin, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition or sexual orientation;
      • 2.1.5  contain material which infringe third party’s rights (including intellectual property rights);
      • 2.1.6  in our reasonable opinion may adversely affect the manner in which we carry out our work;
      • 2.1.7  are bulk and/or commercial messages;
      • 2.1.8  contain forged or misrepresented message headers, whether in whole or in part, to mask the originator of the message;
      • 2.1.9  are activities that invade another’s privacy; or
      • 2.1.10  are otherwise unlawful or inappropriate;
    • 2.2  Music, video, pictures, text and other content on the internet are copyright works and you should not download, alter, e-mail or otherwise use such content unless certain that the owner of such works has authorised its use by you.
    • 2.3  You must not use the service to access illegally or without authorization computers, accounts, equipment or networks belonging to another party, or attempting to penetrate security measures of another system. This includes any activity that may be used as a precursor to an attempted system penetration, including, but not limited to, port scans, stealth scans, or other information gathering activity.
    • 2.4  You must not use the service to distribute Internet Viruses, Trojan Horses, or other destructive software.
    • 2.5  The Service is intended for the Hotel guest use only. Access to this Service must not be used for commercial activity.
    • 2.6  We may terminate or temporarily suspend the Service if we reasonably believe that you are in breach of any provisions of this agreement including but not limited to clauses 2.1 to 2.5 above.
    • 2.7  We recommend that you do not use the service to transmit or receive any confidential information or data and should you choose to do so you do so at your own risk.
  • 3. Criminal Activity
    • 3.1  You must not use the Service to engage in any activity which constitutes or is capable of constituting a criminal offence, either in the United States or in any country throughout the world.
    • 3.2  You agree and acknowledge that we may be required to provide assistance and information to law enforcement, governmental agencies and other authorities.
    • 3.3  You agree and acknowledge that we will monitor your activity while you use this service and keep a log of the Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses of any devices which access the Service, the times when they have accessed the Service and the activity associated with that IP address
    • 3.4  You further agree we are entitled to co-operate with law enforcement authorities and rights-holders in the investigation of any suspected or alleged illegal activity by you which may include, but is not limited to, disclosure of such information as we have (whether pursuant to clause 3.3 or otherwise), and are entitled to provide by law, to law enforcement authorities or rights-holders.
  • 4. Other Terms
    • 4.1  Under no circumstances will the Hotel, their suppliers or licensors, or their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, and affiliates be liable for consequential, indirect, special, punitive or incidental damages, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable, based on claims of the Guest or its appointees (including, but not limited to, unauthorized access, damage, or theft of your system or data, claims for loss of goodwill, claims for loss of data, use of or reliance on the service, stoppage of other work or impairment of other assets, or damage caused to equipment or programs from any virus or other harmful application), arising out of breach or failure of express or implied warranty, breach of contract, misrepresentation, negligence, strict liability in tort or otherwise.
    • 4.2  You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Hotel and its suppliers, licensors, officers, directors, employees, agents and affiliates from any claim, liability, loss, damage, cost, or expense (including without limitation reasonable attorney’s fees) arising out of or related to your use of the Service, any materials downloaded or uploaded through the Service, any actions taken by you in connection with your use of the Service, any violation of any third party’s rights or an violation of law or regulation, or any breach of this agreement. This Section will not be construed to limit or exclude any other claims or remedies that the Hotel may assert under this Agreement or by law.
    • 4.3  This Agreement shall not be construed as creating a partnership, joint venture, agency relationship or granting a franchise between the parties. Except as otherwise provided above, any waiver, amendment or other modification of this Agreement will not be effective unless in writing and signed by the party against whom enforcement is sought. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable, in whole or in part, such holding will not affect the validity of the other provisions of this Agreement.
    • 4.4  The Hotel’ performance of this Agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this Agreement shall waive or impede the Hotel’ right to comply with law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of this Service or information provided to or gathered by the Hotel with respect to such use. This Agreement constitutes the complete and entire statement of all terms, conditions and representations of the agreement between you and the Hotel with respect to its subject matter and supersedes all prior writings or understanding.

By agreeing to the terms of service, I confirm that I accept these terms and conditions as the basis of my use of the wireless internet access provided.

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