We understand that everyone is concerned about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact it is having globally as well as within the United Kingdom. Islands & Highlands Cottages share the same concerns.
Due to the new restrictions put into place by the Scottish and UK Government, and the requirement for all non vital businesses to close, we are sorry to say that the cottages have closed with the exception of housing NHS staff and other key workers. We hope everyone understands the sentiments behind the decisions being made.
For existing bookings due to arrive before the 1st September, we are monitoring the restrictions and recommendations that are being made by the Scottish and UK Governments. We are recommending that balance payments are delayed so everyone can get a better idea of whether a booking can go ahead or not. We are contacting guests as balance due dates approach (approximately 10 weeks before arrival).
We will continue to review this periodically as the situation changes.
Please be assured that when the cottages are able to welcome guests back to the area, they will all be following the Scottish Government guidance that will be issued to the industry in June. We take the issue very seriously and will be ensuring it is implemented at all properties that are accepting guests.
If you wish to book a holiday cottage for a date from 1st September 2020 or later, please contact us directly for more details.
We wish all our guests, holiday cottage owners, housekeepers, colleagues and everyone else that we work with the very best over the next coming months.
General guidance on what Coronavirus (COVID-19) is, how to deal with it and who to call if you show any symptoms – NHS Scotland Advice
Coronavirus in Scotland – Scottish Goverment