Frequently Asked Questions

Is there good internet access at the cottages?

The cottages are equipped with free superfast wifi .

Can I get a mobile signal at the cottages?

Mobile signal depends on your service provider, but most providers have 4G in the area. The thick stone walls of the cottages can interrupt the mobile signal.

How are the cottages heated?

The cottages are heated by electric radiators. We ask guests to consider turning radiators off when they go out or over night, but we recognise that people’s comfort levels are different, so we leave you in control of the temperature and the turning on and off of heating.

Will there be enough hot water for us all to shower comfortably?

Each cottage has a tank of hot water for use in the sinks and baths, the tank is heated daily but you will have access to the controls so if you require more it is easily accessible to you. The showers are heated on demand, so they never run out of hot water.

Do you provide logs for the log burner?

We provide each cottage a basket of logs and a starter kit including matches, fire-lighters and kindling.

Are dogs welcome and do they need to be kept on a lead and can I leave them alone at the cottage?

Dogs are very welcome to stay. As a general rule we allow two in each cottage. If you wanted to bring more than this please discuss your requirements with us.


We ask that they be kept under control but this doesn’t mean that they must be kept on a lead, you know your own dog and what is appropriate for them.


Dogs are not able to be left alone at the cottages- we know from past experience that this can make even the most calm of dogs feel abandoned and cause stress which in turn causes damage to the cottages. There are a number of local kennels and dog walkers who might be able to help if you’d like a day out without fido.

Can I bring another type of pet on holiday?

Quite possibly, please get in touch with us to discuss your requirements ahead of booking.

COVID Frequently Asked Questions

I am considering booking a property for later this year/ next year, but what happens if we are in a lockdown, will I get a refund?

If the cottage cannot be provided to you because of future Government restrictions or for another reason then you would be entitled to a refund. If the property you booked is available but you are unwilling or unable to travel to undertake your holiday, we are unable to provide a refund. We recommend that our guests take out appropriate travel insurance.

What steps have you taken to help mitigate the risks of Coronavirus?

We have made a number of changes at the cottages; we have removed a few facilities to help prevent any cross-contamination for example some books and games within the cottages, some of our scatter cushions etc.. We have put a washing machine in to each cottage so that guests no-longer need to access the shared laundry facility. We have defined areas for each cottage to use as their own private space. Our cleaners are following the rigorous guidelines of a clean and sanitise protocol. For transparency we have included this protocol lower down this page. They will need to be given more time to prepare the property for your arrival.  This means that you MUST abide by the arrival and departure times specified.  

What should I do if I get ill with Covid19 symptoms or I am contacted by an official body and told to self-isolate for any reason whilst staying at the cottages?

If you fall ill with Covid19 please inform us of the situation so that we can coordinate with you. You are no longer legally required to return to your home address but we know many guests would prefer to do so because they have support structures in place. Once you have vacated the cottage we will prepare a post Covid19 clean. In circumstances where a guest chooses to remain at the cottage, they are reminded that they must vacate by the end of their original booking and will become responsible for the costs of any affected bookings ig they fail to do so. If you are contacted by an official body and told to isolate you must inform us and return home immediately. Please refer to our T’s and C’s for more details.

Have you put in place any special Covid procedures and measures?

1. Contact between host and guest will be minimised through.

a. the emailing of pre-arrival information, self-check-in and check-out and most daily contact via text or phone.

b. Guest information covering aspects of how things work in the cottage will be found in a guest folder that will be cleaned and sanitised between each guest.

c. Staff will not enter the cottages whilst a guest is present except in the case of an emergency. Any maintenance issues will be dealt with whilst the guests are absent.

d. Guests will be provided with information about our departure procedures.


2. Cleaning between guests will be carried out as safely as possible through

a. Co-ordination and training by our professional cleaning company who will ensure that their staff in attendance are fit and well with adequate training, appropriate PPE and equipment.

b. Cleaners will wash their hands regularly during the cleaning process and a hand washing facility will be set up within the laundry room.

c. Properties will be aired during cleans.

d. Used linen will be carefully removed from the properties and bagged for collection by the linen company.

e. All rubbish will be removed from the properties before cleaning starts.

f. Cleaning will follow a two stage process of a clean followed by a sanitisation as per the attached ‘Cleaning Check List’ .

g. New bed linen and towels will be provided by our professional laundry supplier who has confirmed that linen is washed at appropriately high temperatures.

3. Contact between guests from different properties will be minimised through.

a. Clearly defined private outside space including tables/ seating and BBQs

b. Ping-Pong table can be accessed through the provision of separate bats and balls to each cottage and the provision of sanitisation equipment for the table.

c. Each cottage has been provided with a washing machine within their cottage so use of the shared laundry is no longer required.

d. Cottages will be provided with separate clothes drying facilities so that communal facilities will no longer be required.

4. Risk to all guests will be minimised through.

a. Notification procedures and immediate departure of any guest who has symptoms of Covid19 or has been asked to isolate by an official body.

b. The removal of unnecessary furnishings within each cottage. Guests will find that there is a reduction in scatter cushions, books and games. Any such items that have not been removed will be appropriately sanitised.mmost