Covid-19 and 2021 bookings

In 2020, we introduced a protect-from-Covid cleaning regime that we expect to continue through 2021: as well as a full cottage clean, incorporating sanitising all the main touch points both inside and out (door handles, light switches, work surfaces, taps and entrance door key safes), we also invested in a fogging machine and disinfectant. The whole cottage is fogged with this food-safe, Covid-sanitiser between guests.

New hand sanitiser and food-safe kitchen cleaner with sanitiser are also left in each cottage for guests to use.

We are taking bookings for holidays in 2021 on the understanding that if Covid-19 restrictions persist or are re-introduced within Scotland, or any other country in the UK that is a transit country for you, then we will allow you to re-schedule your stay with us in 2021 – 2022 without penalty – or get a full refund. Deposits are 20% of the rental price and the remainder is now payable just 4 weeks before your stay.

Please read our Covid-19 Revisions to our Terms and Conditions in full and carefully. We have had to ask guests to carry out a few simple tasks themselves to minimise risks to health.

Please note that we do not have a specific changeover day, as we ‘rest’ each cottage between guests for a minimum of 30 hours. Stays are for 4 or more nights, as each cottage is thoroughly cleaned and sanitised between guests. Feel free to come for as many nights as suit you; however, we would appreciate it if guests could avoid departing on a Friday or Saturday and do not arrive on a Sunday in order to avoid long empty spells between guests.

Do not hesitate to ask us any questions; just use our enquiry form or email us at theoldcrofthouse.balmanqueen@gmail.com

In the meantime, stay safe and well wherever you are.