Terms and Conditions
Prices include heating and linen etc (see further details here)
A non-refundable deposit of £200 is required for each cottage.
The full balance is due 6 weeks prior prior to arrival. If for any reason you need to cancel your booking within one month prior to your booking start date, I will refund your balance only if we are able to relet the property and would recommend you take out a standard holiday insurance.
Arrival and Departure
Changeover day is Saturday. The normal arrival time is from 4pm. It is useful to know in advance when you plan to arrive. Normal departure time is 10.30am.
In Aird Cottage a reasonable level of oil and electricity is included in the price (£20). This covers most needs. Excessive use is charged at cost. Please ensure that electric heaters are switched off if you are out. to when you leave. The wood burning stove is extremely effective in heating Aird Cottage. You are supplied with a starter basket of wood and kindling. Further wood is available at £2 per basket and £3 per kindling bag.
£10 electricity is included in Port na Ba Cottage (for coin meter) further £1 coins may be required, so please bring a few!
Prices for both cottages include all linen and towels
(please bring your own beach towels).
I always ensure that the cottage is clean, tidy and welcoming and ask you to leave it as you find it. The cottage is equipped with a vacuum cleaner, brushes and ecological-cleaning materials for this purpose. Both Aird and Port na Ba Cottages have private septic tanks. Please use chemicals sparingly and do not flush coffee grounds down the drains.
I try and recycle as much waste as possible and there are recycling containers in the cottage and a recycling point for paper, glass and plastic at the farm entrance.
At the time of paying the full balance, a damages deposit cheque of £150 is requested. If in the event of any damage or breakages, apart from normal wear and tear, the item will be replaced at cost. The remainder of the cheque will be returned. Please report all damage and breakages to me.
Aird and Port na Ba Cottages have private water supplies, a well in the old township of Aird. Whilst there is usually plenty of water, during drier spells in recent years, the supply has once or twice been low (It has not dried up to date!). After dry spells, please do not run water un-necessarily (eg running tap when cleaning teeth). Extra water will be made available from an alternative storage tank should it become low.
This is delicious pure spring water and good for drinking and is well-filtered (some people bottle it and take it away!). Whilst there has not been any problems with the water, some people more used to chemically treated water, may wish to boil the water before drinking or bring bottled water.
There is some mobile phone reception, mainly vodaphone in certain places in both houses. Other networks are only available on top of the neighbouring hills! You may use the cottage telephones if you do not get signal, but please leave payment for this.
WI-FI broadband is provided in the cottages.
A child cot and highchair are available (please book in advance).
Aird Cottage and Port Na Ba Cottage are both non-smoking properties, if smoking outside please dispose of cigarette ends carefully.
You may bring well-behaved pets.
2 in Aird
1 in Port na Ba
I charge £20 per week per dog (due to increased cleaning costs and for future guests who may have allergies). Please do not allow dogs on furniture. Please bring all bedding and do not leave unattended in the cottage. As Croig farm has livestock – sheep, and occasionally cattle, your dog must be kept under control at all times, and especially during lambing time April-June.
Entry to cottage
Very occasionally it may be necessary to gain entry to the cottages/outbbuildings during the week to allow tradesmen to carry out urgent repairs. I will try and avoid this, but should it be necessary, as much advance notice will be given as possible to minimise inconvenience.
Telephone: 07795 177 571