Self-Drive Hire Terms


The inclusive Fully Comprehensive insurance covers, ‘Insured and one Additional Driver’, both of minimum age of 25 years. Charge for any other additional driver is £10* per day, £15* per weekend and £30* per week, subject to our insurer’s approval and a maximum of 4 drivers.

Age and Licence Restrictions

Prices are based on drivers being aged 28 to 65 years of age. However additional insurance can be arranged for drivers aged 25 to 28 at a cost of £15* per day, £25* per weekend and £50* per week. All drivers must have held a full licence for a minimum of two years, must have no more than 6 current points on their licence and are subject to approval on completion of a Bespokes insurance proposal form. Any convictions for drink or drug driving, dangerous or careless driving within the past 5 years will not be accepted. The following vehicles are available for hire for drivers between the age of 25 and 28: Aston Martin DB7 Volante, Audi TT, BMW Z4 Roadster, HMC MK IV, Jaguar E-Type, Morris Minor Convertible, Morgan +4, Morgan +8, Morgan 4/4, Lotus Elise Mk1, Lotus Elise S2, Mini One Convertible, Porsche 911 (964) Convertible and Porsche Boxster. Overseas licenses are accepted subject to the above conditions.

Booking & Cancellation

We require a Booking Fee of £100, non-refundable upon cancellation. Cancellations between 30 and 60 days prior to hire date – 50% refund of hire charge, subject to a minimum charge of £100. Cancellations between 15 and 29 days prior to hire date – 25% refund of hire charge, subject to a minimum charge of £100. Cancellations within 14 days – no refund due.

Excess & Security Deposit

(A) As a security bond
(B) As payments towards any mechanical damage which is not covered by our Insurers, eg, tyres, wheels, clutch, gearbox and which was sustained during the hire period, excluding normal wear and tear, due to misuse and abuse.
(C) As an insurance excess against any accidental damage or loss caused to the vehicle by a third party or the hirer. The hirer is liable for the amount shown as Excess Deposit. Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) is available to reduce this. Please see below.
(D) Additional charges incurred during hire for excess mileage and, or, petrol reimbursement charges. The Excess Security Deposit is as per the tariff.


Bespokes liability is limited to a refund of the hire charge. No consequential loss liability will be covered.

Collision Damage Waiver

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) reduces your liability against accidental damage to the car, including theft and vandalism, regardless of who is at fault. At a nominal extra charge CDW is now available and if accepted, the liability will reduce as detailed below. This facility is restricted to UK Driving Licence holders only and is not available for one-day hire contracts, when travelling abroad, or any of the cars subject to a higher excess than £2,000.
CDW: Original Excess £1000 – Reduces to £300 on payment of additional CDW at £75* per weekend or £150* per week. Original Excess £2000 – Reduces to £700 on payment of an additional CDW at £150* per weekend or £300* per week.

Use of Vehicle

The hirer may use the vehicle for the purpose of their business and for social domestic and pleasure purposes. The vehicles may not be used for any purposes for which they are not expressly designed. Further, the hirer will not use or permit the vehicles to be used for hire, driving tuition, towing, racing or pace-making, or for competing in any rally, or any other form of motor sport, track days, or for any illegal purpose whatsoever.


You will be provided with a full tank of petrol and the vehicle must be returned with a full tank. If, however, this is not the case any reimbursement for petrol will be charged at the pump price, plus £25 +VAT administration charge.

Overseas Travel

Please note most of our cars may be taken out of the UK. Ireland (Eire) is not part of the UK. Prior notification is required so that overseas insurance and European Breakdown Cover can be arranged. There will be an additional charge for this, and the Excess Deposit will be doubled.

Hours of Hire

Weekend Rentals run from Friday to Monday. 1 day midweek covers from 9am to 9am the following day. 3 day midweek hire covers from 9am Tuesday to 5pm Thursday. Single day rentals are also available during the weekend charged at half the weekend rate.

Mileage Allowance

The mileage allowance is 150 miles a single day, 225 miles for 2 days, 300 miles for 3 days and weekends and 700 miles per 7 day week. Single day rentals during the weekend have an allowance of 100 Miles Only. Excess mileage is as per the current Tariff. Pre-paid miles are available at a reduced rate of a third off. Unused pre-paid miles are not refundable.


Delivery can be arranged throughout the UK, at an additional nominal charge. Please see our Collection and Delivery map for the tariff.


All cars are offered subject to availability.


Prices are subject to change without prior notice, however once a car has been booked and a deposit received, we will not alter the price for that hire. All rentals are subject to Bespokes additional Terms and Conditions on the reverse of the Hire Agreement and all drivers are subject to approval by Bespokes and the company’s insurers.

* Please note that VAT is applicable, as asterisked above.