Firstly, thank you.
It has meant the world to the BFB sisters that so many of you have continued to book UK trips and holidays abroad with us, a family-run business, and, by doing so, helped support all the fabulous family-run holiday accommodations we work with.
With brighter days on the horizon, we are excited to be back at our desks – sometimes home-offices so excuse the odd mini-me interruption on our side! - helping families look forward to a change of scene, fresh air, good food, open spaces and general rejuvenation.
There’s no doubt travel has become more complicated with guidance changing frequently but we are trying to simplify it as much as we can.
We have asked the properties we work with to try and be as generous and flexible as they can afford* to be whilst also putting safety and common sense at the forefront. With that in mind, you will find a ‘Covid-19 Update’ paragraph on listings next to the availability calendars. This will detail the most accurate information on cancellation policies and access to facilities. Please read this carefully as it sometimes affects access to pools, playrooms, toys and even baby kit. Also, consider using the comments box on our booking form to reconfirm these things.
*The word ‘afford’ is important here as so many of them are small family run businesses who have borne the brunt of the Corona Virus fall-out thanks to unhelpful business insurance companies!
If a property owner/manager has not amended their cancellation policy, then you will find that our suggested policy applies when a booking request is made on this website. That policy states that, when accepting a booking request sent from a BFB client using the BFB online booking form, that owner agrees to offer the terms below:
We recommend purchasing Covid-19 inclusive insurance cover (Nationwide and Coverwise seem to have the best) in case of government restrictions affecting the area in which you (the customer) based but not the accommodation’s own location.
In any circumstance when a BFB client needs to cancel a break, we will offer any assistance we can. Provided the booking was made on the BFB booking system, we will use our social media outlets to promote the cancellation availability in the hope of providing a replacement booking so that the accommodation provider may in turn offer a full or part refund.
Thank you again and here’s to broadening our horizons and making happy family memories again!
Ps, Email me directly here if you have any queries or feedback.