Studios 1 to 4 are identical in lay-out (with the exception of the bathrooms) and accommodate two people each. Number 5 is about 20 sqm larger than the studios and features a separate king size bedroom, shower and separate bath tub in the bathroom and a full kitchen. It also accommodates two people.
The Buckland – Studio Retreat is designed as a tranquil retreat for adults and is unsuitable for children. Infants (up to 12 months of age) are welcome to stay in their own portacot/bedding at no extra charge.
A deposit of 50% of the total booking amount is to be paid within 24hrs to secure a booking (specials or last minute bookings may require full payment at time of booking). We accept Visa, MasterCard and Bankcard.
If payment by cheque, cash or money order is required please telephone 61-(0)455 293 551 or contact us on email@example.com to make a booking.
Full payment is due 2 weeks prior to arrival date.
The deposit is refundable, less $50.00 (or 5% of total booking value for bookings exceeding $1000 in value) administration levy, if cancellation occurs more then 4 weeks prior to arrival date. If cancellation occurs less than 4 weeks before the confirmed arrival date, we will endeavour to rebook the accommodation.
If the booking can be re-sold to its full original value, full payment/deposit will be refunded less $50.00 (or 5% of total booking value for bookings exceeding $1000 in value) administration levy.
If re booking is unsuccessful (fully or partially) The Buckland Studios will retain the deposit only and the balance of payment will be refunded.
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU OBTAIN TRAVEL INSURANCE FOR ANY UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES WHERE YOU MAY HAVE TO CANCEL A BOOKING.
Transfers can only be made to available times and to the value of the original booking and are at the discretion of the Manager. Any increase in tariffs must be covered by the guests. Special offers or packages may not be transferable to a later booking date, but deposits paid can be used towards a future booking.
No-shows on the day of a confirmed arrival date, late arrivals and early departures will trigger your credit card to be debited with 100% of the original booking amount. If a gift certificate was used to pay for the booking fully or partially, the gift certificate will be made void and your credit card charged with any balances owed.
If you cancel your booking because of an Extreme or Code Red CFA fire danger rating for the Buckland Valley, your deposit is refundable, less $50.
If you leave The Buckland because of an Extreme or Code Red CFA fire danger rating for the Buckland Valley, you will not be charged for the accommodation booked but unused.
2 nights on weekends; single weekend night bookings are only available occasionally and attract a surcharge. Please call 0455 293 551 to enquiry about availability.
4 nights over Christmas and New Year period – (23rd of December to around the 7th of January, depending on the year.)
4 nights over Audax event in January.
4 nights over Easter Break.
3 nights over Melbourne Cup Weekend – (The weekend closest to and including the first Tuesday in November).
3 nights over long weekends.
Reservations of particular studios
We endevour to at all times comply with requests/on-line bookings for a particular studio. However, we reserve the right to re-asign bookings to another studio/studios if required by our overall booking situation.
Group bookings MUST be approved by the Owners of The Buckland Studios prior to booking. We reserve the right to decline bookings, as the The Buckland Studios is a place of rest and relaxation for ALL guests on the property.
We will always look to be reasonable but we reserve the right to charge your credit card after your stay up to $1,000 under the following circumstances:
Check in Time is from 3:00pm (15:00 hours)
Check out Time is before 11:00am (11:00 hours)
The Buckland is smoke free inside the studios. However, guests can smoke on outside decks where ashtrays are provided under cover. An additional cleaning fee of $100 will be debited to your credit card if evidence of smoking inside is found.
Guide dogs are always welcome. One small/medium sized dog (NO young puppies) may be allowed at the manager’s discretion. Please contact us on 0455 293 551 or firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE making a booking. Please note we don’t provide fenced yards and STRICT rules apply. The Buckland is not suitable for cats or other pets.
Our studios feature a moderately priced licensed mini bar for your convenience. Any purchases remaining unpaid after your departure will be charged to your credit card. A receipt will be mailed.
The Buckland is a working farm set on 40 acres of pasture, surrounded by other working farms and vineyards. Farming equipment like tractors, mowers, scare guns, harvest machinery etc may at times cause considerable noise, in particular during harvest time (usually from about mid February to early April). Our studios are well insulated and double glazed and most farming activities are limited to day time hours. However, we wish to advise our guests that we don’t have any control over noise generated from farming activities outside our property and are therefore unable to accept responsibility in any form. To avoid disappointment, please take this into consideration when making a booking.
Tariffs are per night/studio, for single or double occupancy and include breakfast unless otherwise specified.