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Tips for the booking calendar:

Bookings can be made no less than 7 days in advance on the calendar, if you wish to make a booking within the next week please email or phone Kate on 07794 268059.

At the moment there are only a few reviews on here as it is a new online booking system started in March 2020 just before Coronavirus close-down and it needs people who have booked using it to review the hostel.

Please note when booking the Woodland Hut it will offer ‘nightly stays’. The booking platform cannot cope with day hire! Please book the date you want and ignore the ‘nightly’ rates – the hire period will be for that date from 10am until 4pm.

Payment schedule

A non-refundable 10% deposit is required to secure your booking. If not received when requested after booking, the dates booked will be released for hire again.

The remaining balance will be due 6 weeks before your booking date. A payment link will be emailed to you for this.

If booking less than 6 weeks before the booking date, full payment will be required to secure your booking.

Cancellation Policy

Bookings for Shining Cliff hostel and the Woodland Hut have the following cancellation policy in place:

50% of total booking charge if you cancel 30 – 8 days before booking.

100% of total booking charge if you cancel 7 days or less before booking.

The cancellation policy is only void in the event of a national government lockdown. It remains in place if group members need to self isolate; this decision has been made to ensure the hostel remains financially viable during this pandemic.

“Just back from a weekend at the hostel, what a fantastic place, hidden away in the woods it feels like you are miles away from civilisation even though you aren’t. It was clean, warm and had everything we needed for a great weekend of running”.

January 2020

“My family are just back from a two night break at this fabulous location. We enjoyed exploring the surrounding woodlands, toasting marshmallows on the firepit and relaxing in the spacious communal areas. My personal favourite time was standing outside, all wrapped up with a cuppa in the morning, watching the birds. Kate has take care to provide all those small touches to make the hostel seem homely and the kitchen is especially well equipped. We’ve had such a lovely special family time here and can’t wait to come back”.

December 2019