Deposits & Course Cancellations
All deposits are non-refundable unless a course is cancelled by Cheddar Gallery Limited, in which
case we will refund all monies paid for the course. Cheddar Gallery will endeavour not to cancel a
course unless absolutely necessary or events occur beyond our control but we do reserve the right
to do so. If a course is cancelled, we can transfer you to another similar course or refund your
deposit, as you prefer.
If you are unable to come on the course once you have paid the full amount,
we are unable to refund any money paid. It may be possible to transfer you to another course,
if space permits but this cannot be guaranteed and there will be a small charge for this.
If you are unable to come on any course, please advise us as soon as possible in writing or email,
in order that we can fill your place(s), otherwise the full amount will be due, if within the 8 week
If a tutor is unable
to tutor a course due to unforeseen circumstances such as illness or
accident we reserve the right to use another tutor who can tutor the chosen
subject and medium.
All monies taken as deposits or final balance payments are kept in a separate client account until
the holiday is taken which is in accordance with the legal requirements of all holiday operators.
This ensures that your money is held separately should a course be cancelled, thus giving you
peace of mind in today's climate that your money is safe.
Under normal circumstances you would arrive at the hotel under your own transport. If you require a
lift from the airport, train station or coach station we will do our best to pick you up, providing that it
is at a reasonable hour and from a local airport or station. During the holiday when on location
transport will be included.
Please bring your own camera equipment and a tripod is strongly advised. All the courses are
designed for Digital SLR and Bridge Camera users who will receive full tuition out on location and
be able to view their best photos back in the studio on a PC or with a projector and photo printing
Other camera users may get some benefit from the course but there will be some limitations based
on the features of the camera. Film SLR Camera users will be able to gain all the tuition they need
out on location but there is no facility for developing films and they will not be able to receive a
critique session of their images. The tuition that can be given to compact camera users will be
restricted by the functions on the camera.
Each guest will receive 10% off all purchases over £10 of products in the shop, when on a holiday based in Cheddar. This excludes services such as custom made frames, photo printing services and future painting or photography holidays.
To the best of our knowledge all the tutors and hotels have public liability insurance. We also have
our own public liability insurance. In the event of a holiday being cut short or cancelled for whatever
reason, our liability is limited to no more than the total paid for the holiday, except in the instance of
injury or death, which is in accordance with the laws governing Public Liability in which case any
monies due to you would be covered under the public liability insurance of Cheddar Gallery Limited,
the tutor or the hotel according to liability and would be at the discretion of the insurance company.
It is the responsibility of each guest to arrange their own travel insurance and we strongly recommend that you take this out.