Coronavirus Policy

Islay Cottages Coronavirus Policy…

Recent ASSC update:

From Friday 25 September, people from more than one household (or extended household) must not stay in self-catered accommodation together while the current restrictions on indoor private gatherings are in place. This includes accommodation such as a caravans, flats and holiday cottages. If you are staying in a hotel, bed and breakfast or similar accommodation, you should not have more than one household (or extended household) staying in each room booked.

See here for further information from the ASSC>>

Coronavirus Safe Holidays

Here at Islay Cottages Self Catering Holidays in Scotland, we take your safety seriously. As such, with the outbreak of Coronavirus, we have new measures and policies in place. From increased cleaning and disinfecting to contactless check-in and out, our social distanced holidays are the perfect option for as safe an environment as possible, out in the open countryside and beauty of the Isle of Islay.

As a remote self-catering complex surrounded by nature and close to the sea we offer the perfect socially distanced holidays. Our guests have no need for interaction with anyone whilst staying at their holiday cottage. With 37 acres of private land for you to enjoy plus a magnificent lonely beach within walking distance, you really are socially distanced.

Contactless Check-in & Out

Your check-in and out from your cottage are entirely contactless.  Your confirmation will give details of your cottage name and location. The door is open with keys inside, and you simply go in and make yourself comfortable. This way you have no need to interact with anyone, however we are available on site if needed.

Due to the enhanced cleaning we are undertaking, we would like to advise guests that this may limit their ability for early check-ins. However, please feel free to call ahead and check if this is possible and we will cater to your requirements where possible.

Holiday Disinfectant Measures

What’s more, we have also introduced the following enhanced measures:

Firstly, we have introduced a number of increased holiday accommodation disinfecting measures. As such we will:

  • As normal, be cleaning each cottage thoroughly before your check-in.
  • Additionally, we are undertaking enhanced cleaning measures.
  • As such, this includes (but is not limited to) the addition of bleach spray of all major surfaces, the provision of face masks and changing of gloves by our cleaning staff between each house or cottage.
  • So, does this impact our eco status? Yes, during this time, the health of our guests is paramount. But we are doing all we can to be as eco-friendly as possible, using an oxygen-based bleach compatible with our treatment plant whilst introducing greater disinfecting measures.
  • Further, we now have soaps, hand sanitisers and anti-bacterial sprays provided for guests in each house or cottage.

As things progress, we will continue to liaise with Visit Scotland who are keeping us up to date with additional advice and will remain aligned to all government guidance.

Tarbert House B&B Coronavirus Policy…

Coronavirus Safe Holidays

We are doing everything we can to provide a safe stay on Islay for our guests. Islay has plenty fresh air to be enjoyed and with uncrowded streets a great place to be.

Contactless Check-in & Out

Your check-in and out from your room are entirely contactless. On arrival please enter the front door of Tarbert House where you will find an envelope with your name, room number, room key and directions to your allocated room. Included is information about the house including contact numbers for the Manager, please let us know if there is anything you need.

Full payment is required at the time of booking, this can be arranged as a bank transfer or card payment over the phone and a receipt will be left for you on arrival.

Due to the enhanced cleaning we are undertaking, we would like to advise guests that this may limit their ability for early check-ins. However, please feel free to call ahead and check if this is possible and we will cater to your requirements where possible.

Disinfectant Measures

What’s more, we have also introduced the following enhanced measures:
Firstly, we have introduced a number of increased accommodation
disinfecting measures. As such we will:

  • As normal, be cleaning each room thoroughly before your check-in.
  • Additionally, we are undertaking enhanced cleaning measures.
  • As such, this includes (but is not limited to) the addition of bleach spray of all major surfaces, the provision of face masks and changing of gloves by our cleaning staff between each room.
  • So, does this impact our eco status? Yes, during this time, the health of our guests is paramount. But we are doing all we can to be as eco-friendly as possible, whilst introducing greater disinfecting measures.
  • Further, we now have individually wrapped toiletries, hand sanitisers and anti-bacterial wipes provided for guests in each room.

As things progress, we will continue to liaise with Visit Scotland who are keeping us
up to date with additional advice and will remain aligned to all government guidance.

The COVID-19 We Are Good to Go Certificate

OPEN NOW FOR BOOKINGS

We are delighted to announce that we are now open for bookings and will be accepting guests from the 14th of July. 

BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY WITH US TODAY >>

In light of the current circumstances, we are doing everything we can to provide a safe stay on Islay for our guests. You can see our CORONAVIRUS POLICY HERE >>