We have been longing to be able to have guests back to Thorntree after so many weeks of being isolated and in ‘lock-down’

But we have not been idle and have spent some time in making sure that we are prepared and certified so as to ba able to take guest into a really safe environment.

We are now ready.

  • We have prepared a full Risk Assessement for the Barn
  • We have prepared and agreed a thorough Cleaning Protocol with our wonderful cleaners
  • We have undertaken a full training Course with Landlord’s Little Helpers and have a Certificate to prove it.
  • We have complied with all the advice given to our industry by The Association of Self Caterers in Scotland
  • We have listened to and complied with the Scottish Government Guidance
  • We have put Face Coverings, Gloves, Disinfectant and Sanitiser in the Barn for you
  • We are Certified by Visit Scotland & The AA as having complied to Covid-19 requirements nd protocols

However, we have had to alter some of our procedures.

  • We will no longer be able to greet you as we would like to and give you a personal guided tour of the Barn on your arrival
  • You will be asked to complete a contract tracing form for all occupants of the Barn
  • But we have prepared a fairly comprehensive list of what we usually say to and show our guests on arrival. You can find this by logging in to your Booking on MyStayPlanner – we will be sending you the link for this
  • We need to ask you to comply with any travel restrictions still in place as required by the Scottish Government
  • We need to you strip the beds before you leave at the end of your stay with us, and double bag your linen
  • We need you to open the windows on both floors (if safe to do so) before you leave, in order to ventilate the Barn for our cleaners
  • We must ask you to comply with any current social distancing guidance in the Barn if your group was not one pre-existing household before your arrival
  • Please make sure that you have read our latest Terms and Conditions. They may alter in respect of Covid-19 at short notice

FACTS’ is an acronym for:

  • Face coverings in enclosed spaces
  • Avoid crowded places
  • Clean your hands and surfaces regularly
  • Two-metre social distancing
  • Self-isolate and book a test if you develop coronavirus symptoms