For those wondering about the effects of COVID-19 on your booking (or potential booking), here are a few guidance notes:

  • All bookings are made directly with the houses (or, in rare cases, their appointed agents) – this means you deal directly with them to avoid unnecessary middlemen.

  • Policies vary between houses so you should check before you book to make sure you are comfortable.

  • Most houses have a “we’ll rebook or refund you if regulations prevent us from opening” approach, but it’s always worth checking. A few have more generous policies (e.g. flexible cancellation). You could also ask to pay via credit card for additional protection.

  • Where there are restrictions on the number of households, most houses will ask you to self-determine the number of households in your group and ensure you are in compliance with the regulations.

Above all, please don’t let coronavirus deter you from making enquiries. All our houses are well used to being asked what their policies are, so don’t be afraid to ask.

Since the lockdown began to ease there have been groups up and down the country enjoying rental accommodation and making the most of staycations – do join them!