Info on booking

How to book

  • Please refer to the Terms and Conditions page before making your booking.
  • Use the Contact Us form to clarify any aspects of a booking before completing the Booking Form.
  • You may make your booking via our Booking Form.
  • The deposit required to secure your booking is 25% of the total cost. Your deposit can be made via our online payment service using a debit card, credit card or Pay Pal. A button for this is below the Booking Form. (Do not use this until you have received a detailed reply to your booking form.)
  • Payment of the balance is required 30 days in advance of your stay, or immediately if less than 30 days remain before your stay. This must be by bank transfer.
  • Bank transfer details for making the balance payment will be supplied with our confirmation of your deposit payment. Card payments are not accepted as a method of balance payment.
  • Your booking is only secured after your deposit has been received. This cannot be done simply on the basis of an enquiry or even of a completed booking form.
  • We reserve the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason.
  • We do not accept bookings for hen or stag parties, girlie weekends or lads nights. All bookings must as a consequence contain at least one male and one female in the party.

Arrival and Departure

  • Arrival time is after 2 pm unless otherwise agreed in advance.
  • Departure time is 11 am unless you're on a 2 night weekend break when the departure time is Sunday at 4 pm
  • We are flexible whenever we can be regarding arrivals and departures, just ask us.

Cottage welcome

  • As part of our welcome you will find tea, coffee and sugar provided in the kitchen.
  • Also in the kitchen you will find a range of herbs and spices as well as cooking oil so you can start cooking easily.

Cottage Use

  • Please leave the cottage clean and tidy on departure
  • During your stay please take all reasonable care of the cottage and its contents.
  • No smoking in and around the cottage
  • No pets are allowed (Exception: Guide dogs by arrangement prior to booking)
  • You may have visiting guests although an overnight stay will be charged for.

Hot tub and sauna

  • We do all we can to ensure the hot tub and sauna are available in excellent condition for every guest stay. We have a 100% record for the sauna since install in 2010. We have a 100% record for the hot tub since install in 2009 apart from one incident due to a parts failure.
  • If the unthinkable should happen before or during your stay and either the hot tub or the sauna be unavailable for you then we will re-imburse 20% of the cost of your stay.


Our online payment service for deposits is accessed via the button below the Booking Form (see Booking Form page link below)

We use the Paypal service to take online payments for the deposit but you do not need a PayPal account, you can pay directly using a credit or debit card - although if you do have a Paypal account you may still use it for convenience.

Balance payments and full payments are by BACS only.

Booking Form

Booking Form page link

Recent Guest Comments

“We needed a break. We needed peaceful time. We wanted to be cozy and warm. We wanted some us time. We found it here. Will be back ASAP. Thank you, Simon and Ruth.” Bob and Wendy - Jan. 29th 2023

“What a week of wonderful weather and visiting an area we had hardly ever seen before. Good nights' sleep on a lovely comfy bed, lovely clean and well equipped cottage, pretty garden, super hot tub and garden facilities and a helpful host. We have enjoyed our stay with you. Thank you so much.” Norman and Trish - Jul. 24th 2021

“Simon and Ruth’s place was an amazing choice for my friend and I for a weekend away to relax and unwind. Set on its own in a beautiful part of the forest, we had superb privacy all weekend, and were able to fully utilise the spa facilities, which are absolutely amazing! We spent our Saturday night sipping tea in the hot tub under the stars, in the forest, and had a quick spell in the sauna... we couldn’t have asked for more! The house is kitted out with everything you may need for either a long or short stay, and as well as the pubs being a stumble away, a large shop is only a few minutes away by car and had nearly anything you would want/need. Simon greeted us on arrival, and gave us a tour of the place and some really useful tips around the house and for the spa. He was great with communication, and is a super host! Thanks again for letting us stay!” Nicola (Nicola posted this on Airbnb) - Mar. 15th 2020

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