We are absolutely delighted to be able to welcome guests back to Sycamore Cottage after the lockdown. We thought you’d like to know what measures we’ve put in place to ensure your safety, and how the local community is currently dealing with the pandemic.

For your peace of mind we have enrolled in the Airbnb Enhanced Clean scheme, so you can be assured that the cottage will be thoroughly disinfected as well as cleaned to its usual high standards. Hand sanitiser is provided. All cleaning and regular maintenance is carried out personally by ourselves. To accommodate the extra cleaning we have brought our checkout time forward to 9.30 am and delayed our normal arrival time until 4.30 pm. Please do speak to us if these times cause difficulties for you.

While we love to meet our guests and show them round the cottage we are fully committed to maintaining social distancing, which remains at 2 metres in Scotland for the time being. So if you’ve not stayed with us before we’ll meet you when you arrive and direct you to the cottage, but instead of showing you around we will explain the basics and leave you some very clear instructions. The keys will be in the lock, and you can leave them there when you leave. While you are staying in the cottage you don’t need to take any special precautions, and (except in an emergency) no one else will need to enter the cottage during your visit. We are in the house next door and always contactable by phone on 07796 415603.

While you are staying at Sycamore Cottage, you should be aware that local services are still restricted due to the pandemic. However, the two main supermarkets in Aviemore are operating as normal with social distancing in place, as are some other shops. There is a well-stocked shop and Post Office in Boat of Garten which guests are very welcome to use, but customers are currently restricted to a maximum of 3 at a time so you may need to wait a few minutes. Please note that face coverings are mandatory in all shops in Scotland. A number of local providers are offering a takeaway collection service, including Andersons Restaurant and Carter’s Traditional Fish and Chip Van, and outdoor hospitality (beer gardens, etc.) has now re-opened.

Updated 6th August 2020