Terms and Conditions
Our Terms and Conditions enable us maintain our standards, to assist in proper management and ensure your safety as well as establishing a clear legal contract for cancellation, damage and exceptional circumstance.
Our Tent and Shepherds Hut are available from 3.00pm on day of arrival and must be left in a clean and tidy condition no later than 10am on day of departure.
On departure your tent is to be left clean and tidy. All rubbish is to be disposed of responsibly in the bins available to you and any breakages reported to us. If the condition of the tent and shepherds hut is not up to standards a £50 cleaning fine will be invoiced to the party leader which will be due no later than 7 days after departure.
When you make a booking and payment an email or letter confirming the dates and times of your holiday is sent to you. Booking and payment is considered the establishment of a legal contract.
Booking requires an advance non- refundable deposit payable upon booking of 25 per cent of the total cost. The complete balance must be paid 30 days prior arrival.
If cancelled or modified later than 30 days before arrival. 100% of total booking fee will be charged.
Cancellation by us:
Extreme Conditions: Knightstone Farm reserves the right to cancel a holiday in light of extreme conditions of: weather, terrorism or war. In any of these very unlikely circumstances your full payment will be returned to you. Emergency Contingency: Knightstone Farm reserves the right to cancel a holiday at short notice if for unforeseeable circumstances we are unable to provide safe accommodation due to extreme conditions, ill health, fire or administration or any other extenuating circumstance. Under such unlikely circumstances your full payment will be returned. Knightstone Farm cannot accept liability or responsibility for any loss, including consequential loss caused by cancellation.
Breakages and Damage:
If on your arrival you find any items or fittings, utensils, crockery or cutlery is broken,
damaged or missing, please report it to us and it will be replaced. We do accept a degree of wear and tear but should any significant damage or breakage occur during the period of your stay you may be held responsible for and must make good to the lowest market value. We reserve the right to charge for excessive cleaning where a tent has been left in an unacceptable condition, through waste, litter, interference in the structure, movement of furniture and contents etc. The tent is expected to be left in a similar condition to that upon check in.
The farm is a wonderful place for children to play but parents or guardians are responsible for them at all times. Please always use a fire guard (provided) on the wood burning stove and do not leave them alone around the bbq / fire pit area. Children must not play unsupervised anywhere on the farm. Knightstone Farm accepts no responsibility for injury incurred on site. Please also be aware there is a lake and a river near-by so please keep an eye on your children around these areas.
Our hot tub is refreshed for every new guests arrival and is refilled with our own spring water. Due to the fact we completely refill the hot tub before your arrival please do not expect the tub to be hot when you arrive and it will take a good few hours for it to heat hot enough before you may wish to jump in. No other compounds are to be added to the water at any time.
Please don’t feed the farm animals without the supervision of Dave or Vicki.
Noise and Nuisance:
Anyone committing a nuisance at Knightstone Farm will be asked to leave immediately and without a refund.
Our Safari Tent can accommodate a maximum of six people and the Shepherds Hut four.
Guests will be held responsible for any fire, damage or alteration to the structure caused by negligence.
Knightstone Farm cannot be held responsible for any lost or stolen property.
No Smoking Policy:
Knightstone Farm has a strict No Smoking Policy within any building or close proximity. Anyone who smokes outside of the tent or shepherds hut is responsible for disposing of their cigarette butts in a bin (when cold) and must not litter the surrounding area.
There is an abundance of wildlife on the farm. We advise wearing long trousers and boots if walking or playing in the wood. If bitten seek medical advice. The nearest Health Centre is in Ottery St Mary. Knightstone Farm accepts no responsibility for injury by wildlife incurred on site.
Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children on site at all times.
No Fire Policy:
Fires are restricted strictly to the wood burning stoves and bbq fires only.
It is prohibited to interfere with or adapt the structure of the tents in any way. DO NOT REMOVE FURNITURE FROM INSIDE THE TENT OR SHEPHERDS HUT.
Unlike many luxury camping companies we don’t turn away adult groups.
You are more than welcome to use the lake but do not use anything on the lake i.e. a boat or any type of inflatable.
No Dog Policy:
I am afriad we dont accept dogs on site – I know a pain for some and we do love them ourselves but due to the fact we are a working dairy farm and at times cows graze right next to the glamping site we wont take them. Sorry.
Please note that the Safari Tent and the Shepherds Hut do not have electricity. They have light via a leisure battery, and USB charging points. Ovens, Fridges and Hot water is run off of a gas supply. There is a in car hair dryer provided in the honesty shed.