A holiday home and travel insurance provider has revealed the weirdest claims customers have made.
In one case reported by Schofields Holiday Home Insurance, the landlord of a property in Spain found a group of young people that had rented his property had created an indoor beach – including sand and water – as the local shore had not lived up to their expectations.
One lady from Manchester attempted to seek compensation from a holiday home owner because the gravel on their driveway had damaged four pairs of designer stilettos.
In another claim, a landlord had to make a home insurance claim after guests at his property moved a sofa, single bed and chest of drawers into the pool they were staying in – ruining the furniture. They could not remember why they did it.
One French property owner had to claim after a cow fell into the swimming pool – with the bovine creature eventually winched to safety.
Phil Schofield of Schofields Holiday Home Insurance said: “These claims show how important a good holiday home insurance policy is, particularly when you let your property to other people.”