Pre-arrival Infomation

Arrival and Check-Out
We will do everything possible to make sure you enjoy your stay but if you have any concerns, problems or just require advice please call us on 07475 734441  office hours please. You may check in from 4pm and our preferred arrival time is between 4pm to 6pm (or sometimes 2pm Friday by arrangement, no extra charge),  the cottage may not be ready before 4pm. If you intend to arrive later please let us know. Please note if no one is available to meet you on your arrival, your cottage will be open and your name will be on the door. There are contact number in the cottage if you need help. We do not accept change over of guests, you may not have some of your party leave and be replaced by different guests. Only persons on the booking form are allowed to stay here and use our facility’s. We reserve the right to charge for extra guests even after you have departed and will always do so.

What’s in your cottage                                                                                                                                                         We provide all towels (except pool towels)  linen (beds are made) and only a few start up essentials such as a couple of dishwasher tablets, a couple of bin bags and toilet rolls in all toilets, these may not last for you stay. All cottages have cutlery and basic “pots and pans etc” expected in a self catering cottage, please bring everything you need, there is a large Spar close by. Please note we are 3 star self catering cottages and are not available to supply or service you throughout your stay as a 4* hotel, except for emergency’s and hot tub maintenance.

Hot Tubs
Included for all cottages, except on budget deals. Our hot tubs seat around 6 persons, they are private to your cottage and you may adjust the temperature to your liking. Please note the price includes one fill and one heat, we can add chemicals to keep the water clear but it’s highly recommend to shower before using it, we cannot change the water during your stay if you contaminate it due to the time it takes to heat and the costs involved. Due to respect to other guests they may not be used after 10.30pm. They may not be suitable for some guests due to medical conditions (if in doubt please seek independent advice) There is also a hot tub in the pool area (indoor) and which is free. Please read the hot tub instructions in your cottage.

Our Facilities
Free unlimited Wi Fi internet is available in all cottages, please do not expect super-fast inner city speeds due to our location. Departure is strictly before 10am on your departure day to allow for cleaning.  There is information in the cottages regarding facilities and local phone numbers etc. We can provide logs and kindling for £35 per week or £20 for part week, these should be pre-booked. You do not need to light the fire as all cottage have underfloor heating. Our fishing lake is free and is stocked with coarse fish.

Security and Damage
On arrival we require a valid credit/debit card with available credit as a security/damage deposit. We will take a pre-authorisation payment of £150 to £400 per cottage from this card (depending on the cottage), which will be returned to your card shortly after departure unless there is damage, however caused. When booking a cottage and supplying us with this card, you are agreeing to this and also agree that we may charge this and any other amount, to the card, for damage, however caused during your stay.

We accept small and medium dogs only at a cost of £30 per pet. This is payable in advance and is to cover the extra cleaning and work we have found this creates. Pets are strictly not allowed on the furniture, upstairs and cannot be off the lead within the area of the cottages. As have many children staying here, guests must have a bag in hand to pick up after their pets if within the cottage area. We need to be very strict on this due to toxocara and other diseases passed onto children through dog faeces. We are set in 60 acres and have no problems with pets being off lead outside the area of the cottages so long as they are not a threat the sheep etc. This is a great place for pets but we need simple respect and courtesy to other guests and our beautiful cottages. Dogs are strictly not allowed to be locked in the cottages while the guests are out, unless in a suitable box/cage.

Young Groups
We advertise as a quiet family retreat and our other family guests will be expecting this. Whilst we do take parties of young people and have had many in the past without problems, we must try to keep everyone happy. This is a very beautiful place with BBQ, picnic tables etc, as well as the pool, sauna, hot tub and snooker room. We expect all guests to be considerate to the other guests as well as us, so we always advise any young parties with no children before they come, that; if its peace, tranquility, beautiful countryside and a relaxing get together, this is the place for you. If it’s for a wild, up all night party, drinking heavily, with loud music, it is not for you and you should not book. We live on site and reserve the right to terminate any stay, without refund, if guests are spoiling someone else’s holiday or disrespecting our beautiful property, I am sure you understand. We also may need an extra security deposit from young groups, if unsure please ask.

To find us;
We have a dedicated page with extra info

We look forward to meeting you
Tony and Vivien Smith.