Fresh air and open spaces are a huge part of the attraction of Heath and Shore cottages. Inside, cleanliness and safety are just as important as comfort.
During this COVID pandemic, we are introducing extra measures for your wellbeing and peace of mind as well as to protect our cleaners and the local communities.
We need you to play your part too.
BOOKING WITH US
Heath and Shore cottages will remain open subject to regulations.
We will continue to follow guidance from Scottish Government to protect the wellbeing of the wider community. This may mean that for periods of time we cannot accept bookings from people living in areas with restricted travel. It may also mean that the cottages occasionally must be closed. We will contact affected customers immediately when such changes occur.
If government Covid-related travel restrictions prevent you from getting to our cottage or mean that we have to close the cottage, we will refund you in full or transfer your booking to another date if you’d prefer.
In all other circumstances, normal cancellation terms will apply. We do advise taking out holiday/ travel insurance. See full information in terms and conditions.
If you do need to cancel your stay, please contact us as soon as possible.
PREPARING FOR YOUR STAY
Don’t travel if someone in your group may pass on the virus
If during the 14 days prior to your arrival, you or anyone in your group develops symptoms, or tests positive for COVID-19, or needs to self isolate, you must not travel to our cottage.
Bring everything you need with you
We have removed a number of items from our cottages that are not easy to sanitise between bookings. This includes hairdryers, books & magazines, DVDs, games & toys, tourism leaflets.
You can get an indication of the services and places open on VisitScotland website
ARRIVING AND DEPARTING
Check-in time is 5pm. Please avoid arriving earlier.
The key for the cottage is in a key-safe near the front door – the code and other cottage information is sent to you in advance. If you need anything during your stay, we are just a phone call away.
Check-out time is 9am
Our cleaning process is considerably longer than before and we need time to prepare for the next guests. A note with simple instructions for you to follow on departure will be left in the cottage. A fresh note is left for every group.
We have conducted a detailed Risk Assessment to ensure the safety of our guests and staff and will continually review it to take account of changes in guidelines or legislation. A copy of our current Risk Assessment is available on request.
Our new cleaning arrangements follow industry best practice protocol
Our cleaners have completed training in Covid-19 Holiday Let Cleaning Protocols and we are using Virucide disinfectants that comply with EN 14476. The cleaners follow our strict cleaning protocol and on arrival you will find a check-list explaining the items and areas that have been sanitised.
We leave appropriate cleaning materials and disinfectants for use during your stay.
PROTECTING YOURSELF AND OTHERS
If you test positive or develop symptoms during or after your stay
If anyone in your group develops symptoms of COVID-19 during your stay (i.e. high temperature, persistent cough, loss of taste or smell), you must inform us. If you are well enough to travel, you should return home immediately and follow current Government guidance regarding testing and self-isolation.
If you become ill within 14 days of returning home, you MUST let us know.
Please follow social distancing at all times
Our communities are delighted to be welcoming visitors back to our wonderful area. They are also anxious about the risks of the virus spreading again, so please be respectful, responsible and kind. Think about the needs and priorities in the local community, follow all notices and guidance in shops and other businesses, bring appropriate face-masks and use when required, avoid busy areas, and be prepared to change your plan if areas are crowded or social distancing isn’t easy. Be kind and be safe.
07 January 2021