PRICES & AVAILABILITY

Prices for Oystercatchers 2019

We regret a small increase in the prices for 2019 – this is due to increased costs in electricity and other charges such as cleaning/laundry

Low Season:

No of Nights

Price

3£295
4£365
5£435
6£505
7 (week)£575

 

 

Mid Season:

No of Nights

Price

3£355
4£455
5£555
6£655
7 (week)£695

 

High Season:

No of Nights

Price

3£425
4£555
5£675
6£795
7 (week)£895

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Oystercatchers, ¼ of 22, Lower Breakish Skye

Contract

  1. The contract is between the Hirer and the Owners of Oystercatchers, Mr & Mrs RB Caldwell, and will take effect when a non-refundable deposit of £100 is received and acknowledged by e-mail or post. Before booking please ensure there is availability by contacting the owner either by e-mail or telephone. Payment of a deposit indicates acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

Period of Hire

  1. Lets commence at 4.30 pm on arrival date and end at 10.00am on departure date. Weekly bookings run from Saturday to Saturday. The house is let for holiday purposes only.  Early arrivals or late departures may occasionally be available on request.
  2. Throughout the year short lets (minimum of 3 days) may be available; please contact the owners for further information. Prices are set for these – roughly pro rata, but of necessity they incur an additional cleaning charge.

Booking and Payment

  1. A firm booking is accepted following confirmation of availability. A non-returnable deposit of £100 for each rental week is payable when a booking is made. The balance shall be payable 4 weeks before the commencement of the letting date. For bookings made less than 4 weeks in advance full payment is required at the time of booking.

Payment by Credit Card, via PayPal, is preferred – please contact us for details. Cheques should be made payable to MRS FE CALDWELL and additional time of 4 full working days for cheque clearing should be allowed

Should the balance not be paid by 2 weeks before the commencement of the let the owners retain the right to re-let the property; the deposit being forfeit.

Cancellation Policy

  1. If you have to cancel your booking for any reason, we will endeavour to re-let the property. If we are successful, we will refund all money paid less deposit and any costs incurred in the re-letting. Otherwise full price must be paid.
  2. If we are unable to provide the accommodation for any reason outwith our control, all payment already paid will be refunded in full and we will be liable for no further claims. Hirers are strongly advised to take out a Holiday Cancellation Insurance Policy.

Number of Persons using the Property

  1. The number of people occupying the accommodation must not exceed 7 persons; this comprises 6 adults in 3 double/twin rooms and additionally there is a travel cot available for a small child.
  2. The number of persons occupying the accommodation must not exceed the number agreed upon at booking time. Should you wish to increase the number of people booked, you must inform the owners at least 2 weeks in advance of your stay and note that an additional cost may be incurred.

Complaints and Problems

  1. We will make every effort to ensure your stay is enjoyable. Should there be any complaints during your stay, please contact us immediately and we will make every effort to resolve them.  We cannot subsequently consider any complaints if you have not made us aware of them at the time.

Contents, Cleanliness, Breakages or Damage

  1. The property is fully equipped for 6 adults (or a mix of adults and children) and a child of cot/high chair age. Water, electricity, fuel for the wood burner, bed linen and towels are all included in the letting cost.
  2. To help us maintain the high standard of the property, you are asked to respect the house, gardens, fittings, furniture and equipment. They should be left in the same clean, tidy condition and state of repair at the end of the letting period as at the beginning. You are asked to return all fixtures, fittings and equipment to its proper location before you leave.  Please advise us if any breakage or damage should occur during your stay. Replacements will be charged at cost.
  3. The property will be cleaned prior to your arrival, for 3 week lets the linen and towels will be replaced at the 10 day point. For shorter lets guests are welcome to wash linen and towels in the washer/dryer.  Suitable cleaning products have been supplied for your use: you are asked not to put anything into the drainage system that has not been supplied by us.
  4. The property may, at times of the year, have the owners’ kayaks and dinghies stored at the waterfront or on the house mooring buoy. For reasons of insurance, these are excluded from the contract of hire.

Pets

  1. Unfortunately, we do not allow dogs or any other pets in Oystercatchers, this includes the garden.

Smoking

  1. Smoking inside Oystercatchers is strictly forbidden.

Liability

  1. The owners have no liability for any deaths, personal injury, damage or loss of personal property, unless this results from the owners' negligence.
  2. The use of the property and its equipment is entirely at the hirer's risk and no responsibility can be accepted by the owners for injury to the hirer or a member of his or her party, not for injury loss or damage to their belongings, including motor vehicles. The hirer is responsible for the property and its contents which should be left clean and secure at the end of the holiday and any breakages damages or faults reported to the owners.

Right of Entry

  1. The owners or their representatives reserve the right of entry to the property at all reasonable times for the purposes of inspection or to carry out repairs and maintenance.

It is taken that you agree to abide by these conditions once you have made a firm booking and we have accepted your deposit.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Green Policy

Oystercatchers Cottage, Lower Breakish is a former croft house on the most famous of the Scottish Islands. As owners, we are aware that it is our resposibility to ensure that we retain this wonderful spot for future generations to enjoy just the way it stands today. We have therefore implemented the following measures:

  1. The Cottage is well draught proofed and insulated, with thermal blackout linings on all curtains and trickle feed vents on all new windows.
  2. We have used double thickness sheep’s wool insulation in the roof spaces.
  3. Only Eco-friendly cleaning products and detergents are used to clean the cottage and these are also made available for guests to use.
  4. Low energy light bulbs are used throughout and we get our electricity from a Green supplier
  5. The electric heating in each room is individually timer-controlled and we set the thermostats according to the season so that the house is not over-heated.
  6. Our water use is monitored by a meter and we encourage guests to keep water use to a minimum.
  7. We supply locally sourced sustainably grown softwood for use in the wood-burning stove and actively encourage its use over electric heating.
  8. We have reduced, reused and recycled the waste generated by us and supplied information and encourage guests to do the same in line with the recycling policy of Comhairle na Gàidhealtachd. Information on recycling is made clear in the Guest handbook and by the provision of suitable containers for recycling
  9. All correspondence is carried out by email to reduce the use of paper – any paper we use for printing is made from recycled paper
  10. We have a no-smoking policy in the cottage.
  11. We have planted herbs in pots directly outside the kitchen for use in cooking and we have established a wildlife garden to encourage insect life, particularly bees, to the property.
  12. We have provided a variety of bird feeders, books on wildlife and binoculars for guests to use.
  13. We have a yearly shrub-planting programme - plants have been chosen for the abundance of berries produced.
  14. We are conducting extensive water-management works to better manage rain water run off.
  15. We provide laminated copies of local walks to encourage guests to walk from the cottage door and make available suggestions for car free activities.
  16. Details of public transport links to the Cottage are made available to guests both prior to arrival and in the Guest handbook and details of links to relevant transport websites are in the Guest handbook.
  17. We hope our business helps the local economy. We spend money in the local shops and restaurants, buy all our food, building materials and appliances from local firms and believe we have a minimal impact on the environment. Our “guest pack” includes gifts from local suppliers and from the Co-op
  18. We have provided details to guests, both prior to arrival and in the Guest handbooks, of locally sourced food and drink, at shops, cafés and restaurants, including details of those selling Fair Trade products.
  19. We support a specific Charity on a yearly basis and have provided information on this and opportunities for guest to contribute by means of a collection box and links to the relevant website

We seek, by implementing the above, and constantly reviewing it, to reduce the impact of Tourism on our landscape while affording a happy experience for our guests so that they want return to Scotland.

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