Cancellation & Payment Terms

For all bookings we require a non-refundable deposit payment (equal to one night’s accommodation or 20% of the total booking value if greater) which is taken at the time of booking with the balance payable either on arrival or departure. In the event of cancellation  the following charges apply:

  • If you cancel 30 days or more before arrival no further charges apply beyond the deposit paid.
  • If you cancel less than 30 days before arrival (or in the event of non-arrival) we will apply a cancellation charge equivalent to your entire booked stay.
  • If you reduce the number of nights in your stay within 30 days of your arrival (or after arrival) we will charge you for your entire booked stay.
  • If a reduction in the number of nights no longer qualifies you for a discount based on the length of stay then the rate payable (and any cancellation charges) will be amended to the rate applying for the actual number of nights for the revised booking.

If we chose not to take a deposit at the time of booking it will become payable in the event of cancellation as per the conditions set out above.

These cancellation terms do not apply to photography workshops or for special events (including Christmas and Hogmanay packages) where separate terms will apply. The terms applying to photography workshops and special events are available on request and will be confirmed at the time of booking.

If at the time of cancellation you have already paid an amount greater than the amount due by virtue of our cancellation terms then any excess amounts will be refunded.

You can cancel your booking either by email at or by telephone (01463 716350). If you do cancel your booking you must obtain email confirmation from us that the booking has been cancelled otherwise your card will be charged as the booking will not be deemed as cancelled.

We strongly recommend that you have adequate travel insurance to cover you in the event of cancellation or curtailment.

Please note that our online booking is conducted via various agencies. The terms and conditions they apply will be shown on their website. Any terms or conditions they apply are in addition to our own. In particular they may have different payment and cancellation terms. Please ensure you understand the terms when booking on-line or through our booking agents.

On arrival you will be required to pay for the full amount of your entire stay (less any deposit already paid).

Payment is accepted by cash and most major credit and debit cards (cash only for 1 night stays unless otherwise agreed) Payment by credit card (and some charge/debit cards) may be subject to a  surcharge which will be notified at the time of booking. We also accept payment by electronic bank transfer (a surcharge will apply for transactions from non-UK bank accounts)

Check-in & Check-out

Check in is between 4pm and 6pm (earlier or later by arrangement)

Check out is by 10am (later may be possible by arrangement)

Breakfast Times

Breakfast is served between 8:00am and 9:00am weekdays, and between 8am and 9:30am at weekends.

Earlier breakfast times may be possible by arrangement, or a “take-away” breakfast can be supplied.

Guest Reviews

Your views are important as they help us maintain the highest standards. So to this end, unless you specifically request to opt out of the service,  you may receive email requests for reviews for both freetobook and tripadvisor. These emails are designed to make it easy to submit a review, and the feedback really helps us so we hope you will be happy to let us (and other travellers) know how we are doing.

Take Away Meals

On days when an evening meal is not being served, take away meals may be eaten in the dining room between 7:00pm and 8:30pm. Plates and cutlery will be provided. Hot food may not be eaten in the bedrooms or the guest lounge.


Free off road parking is provided with one space per room.

Younger Guests

Generally we are unable to accommodate guests under the age of 6 years. In quieter periods we may be able to accept younger guests, but this must be pre-agreed.


We are a smoke free guest house.


We are unable to accept pets.