At Nettlecombe Farm, sustainability is one of the initiatives that’s always at the top of our list. Giving you the best cycle paths and walks to see the Island at its best, when it comes to transport, we are always looking at the greenest options for our guests.
With that in mind, and realising that electric vehicles are becoming more and more popular to underpin those green credentials, we installed an electric charger point at the Farm some years ago which proved to be a wise investment and one that sets us apart from many other holiday lets. However, due to the rise in energy prices we now find that we will have to charge a small amount to keep being able to offer this service, which is available as an option when you make your cottage booking online. The charge for use of our EV charging point is £28 per vehicle per week (£4 per night per short stay).
Of course, there will be some considerations which will go alongside our EV charging, and we ask our guests to be courteous to allow everyone to use the charger when they need to – and to that end ask guests not to park in front of it when not using it, and to move their vehicle when the charging is finished. Charging is provided on a first come, first served, basis, we ask that you please park in the marked bay, and that you use your own charger cable, removing it when you have finished.
There may be unavoidable occasions when the EV charger doesn’t work and we will, of course, have it repaired as quickly as possible, and we ask for guest’s patience in this instance. We can, in the meantime, signpost you to other charging facilities across the Island which you can find here www.zap-map.com/live or by asking one of our staff at reception. The Isle of Wight Council are committed to providing EV chargers for residents and visitors alike and these can be found at tourist attractions, supermarkets and on some streets. If you find that the charger is faulty, please report it to the office.
Please don’t use your cottage’s electricity supply to charge your EV and always use the designated charging point and not a three-point pin plug within the accommodation and always follow instructions on the charging station.
Nettlecombe Farm EV Charging Terms & Conditions/Policy
1. About this policy
1.1 This policy sets out how Electric Vehicles (EV) should be recharged while at the Property and the responsibilities of EV owners in respect of safe charging.
1.2 Any reference to "Property" in this policy is a reference to the Property including any garden, grounds, outbuildings, garages, or communal spaces.
1.3 This policy forms part of our contract with you. A breach of this policy will constitute a breach of the contract between us.
2. Who does this policy apply to?
2.1 This policy applies to all members of the Booking Party and such other visitors of the Property. It shall be the responsibility of the Lead Guest to inform all members of the Booking Party and any visitors of this policy.
3. What is an Electric Vehicle?
3.1 For the purpose of this policy an EV is any vehicle that uses electric motors, either fully or partially, to drive its wheels. It will derive some or all its power from rechargeable batteries which requires connection to the electricity grid (plug-in). This includes fully chargeable and plug-in hybrid cars, motorbikes, buggies, scooters, mopeds, bicycles, utility vehicles and tracked vehicles.
4. Domestic chargers are not permitted at the Property
4.1 Most EVs are supplied with a domestic charger, commonly known as a 'granny charger' or a ‘trickle charger’. These cables recharge the EV using a domestic power source via a 3-pin wall socket.
4.2 Domestic chargers are not suitable for use in the Property and will create a fire hazard. The use of domestic chargers is strictly forbidden.
4.3 We retain the right to carry out reasonable inspection, on a without notice basis, to ensure that granny chargers are not in use in the Property.
4.4 You are solely liable for any damage or loss suffered by us as a result of your unauthorised use of domestic chargers.
5. Dedicated charging points
5.1 Nettlecombe Farm has 1 dedicated charge point (DCP) to be shared amongst guests staying in our properties. It is the user’s sole responsibility to supply a suitable charging cable to avail of the DCP.
5.2 DCPs are exclusively for the use of the Booking Party, our staff and approved contractors. Visitors to the Property who do not comprise the Booking Party are not permitted to use the facilities without our express permission.
5.3 DCPs are subject to fair usage and the following energy consumption charges: £25 per cottage booking and such charges shall be applied to the Booking and paid for in advance regardless of length of stay.
5.4 You must not: (a) use a DCP if you are not authorised to do so; (b) use any splitting cables or modify the DCP in any way; (c) smoke in the vicinity of any DCP; (d) use the DCP for any commercial EV such as a taxi, ridesourcing or ridesharing EV (such as Uber, Lyft or similar services); delivery or transport EVs including buses or for any other commercial venture; (e) occupy a DCP once charging of the EV is complete or once your fair usage period in accordance with the table at 5.3 ends. We reserve the right to charge a reasonable fee where you fail to remove your EV from the DCP.
5.5 DCP spaces must not be occupied, or access impeded, by non-EV Vehicles or EV vehicles not using the DCP for charging purposes.
5.6 We do not guarantee the availability of, or exclusive use of, a DCP and unavailability of the DCP shall not constitute a breach of our Guest Terms.
5.7 Authorisation for the use of a DCP during your Stay must be made prior to Booking. We reserve the right to withdraw this authority at any time and for any reason.
5.8 Use of the DCP is at the owner’s own risk and we do not accept any liability for loss or damage sustained by you or your EV as a result of using the DCP unless the damage was caused directly by our negligence.
5.9 You shall be responsible to us for any damage to the DCP or loss suffered by us caused by your use of the DCP.