We’re delighted to be reopening Howe of Torbeg from the 15th July onwards. We’re proud to be part of the national ‘Good to Go’ scheme which officially recognises that we have followed Government and Hospitality Industry guidance in getting ready to reopen and have the right measures in place for our guests.
We’ve made a range of changes to make sure we reopen in a way that is appropriate but doesn’t detract from our warm welcome, great accommodation & gorgeous views of the Cairngorms countryside, including:
We have installed automatic hand san stations on the outside of both the Office and the Wash House (our toilet and shower block).
We have plenty of space & lots of lovely fresh air at Howe of Torbeg so there is no requirement to wear a face covering on site. However, we ask that guests wear a face covering in our Office / Check in area, and we will too.
We now take contactless Card Payments on-site, and for the time being won’t be accepting cash.
OUR PODS & SHEPHERD’S HUT
Our accommodation is always cleaned thoroughly and to a high standard. We now also have enhanced cleaning protocols in place.
Each accommodation has its own outdoor space with fire bowl & seating, and there is plenty of space to move around the site, so it’s easy to maintain social distancing during your stay.
We have removed any unnecessary soft furnishings for the time being – blankets & pillows from our accommodations, and chairs with fabric upholstery from the Snug. If guests would like a blanket during their stay, they can ask for one at Check-in.
Our Tea Shack will be open, with enhanced daily cleaning, however there will be no shared tea, coffee & sugar. Instead guests will have the option to take a complimentary Hot Beverage Pack at Check-in containing tea, coffee, milk & sugar.
Our communal cooking & dining space, The Snug, will be closed – however, if you would like to ‘book’ it for use during your stay this will be possible. A maximum of one group of guests per day will be able to book the Snug – please ask in the Office when you arrive or email ahead of time if you would like to use it.
OUR TOILETS & SHOWERS
Enhanced cleaning is in place. We’re using environmentally friendly biocidal cleaning products which are certified to EU standards EN1276, EN14476 and EN1650, with a PSLog6 kill rate - meaning that they will kill 99.9998% of all germs.
Guests are asked to sanitise their hands at our automatic hand san station on both entering and leaving the bathrooms.
Anti-bacterial wipes are also provided in each toilet & shower room for guests’ use and all guests will be asked to wipe surfaces after each use of the bathroom.
Although the toilet blocked is shared, the loo roll isn’t! Each accommodation gets their own toilet roll on check in.
Bathroom lighting is automatic, so there are no light switches, minimising touch points.
Bathroom windows will be left on the latch at all times, to ensure ventilation, and there are extractor fans as well. The bathrooms are heated, so they will still be cosy and warm even with the windows on the latch.
IF YOU FEEL UNWELL
Please do not travel to Howe of Torbeg if you feel unwell – please contact us and we can rebook your stay.