The Corona Virus is currently causing havoc across the country right now. This is especially so in the travel industry, with cancellations and travel bans affecting international travel. Thankfully, we are less affected here at Yapham. We are lucky in that North Devon, as a tourist destination, is less sparsely populated as some of the major tourist hot spots. Hartland itself is a quiet, tranquil area renowned for its relatively traffic free country lanes and leisurely country walks. Our three cottages enjoy three separate and private entrances. This makes us a relatively safe holiday destination, as it is possible to avoid the greater person to person contact experienced at the busier tourist locations.
As well as the virus itself, people are also rightly worried about the financial implications of booking a holiday at the moment:
"What if I suddenly need to self-isolate?"
"What if The Government advises against travel?"
"Is it a waste of money booking a holiday when I cannot get travel insurance to cover virus related issues?"
To try and put your mind at ease, we are providing guests with the ability to reschedule their booking with us. If your travel plans are affected by local or national travel restrictions, we will allow you to reschedule your holiday to a later date. As well as travel restrictions, we are also providing support to guests developing symptoms of Covid-19 and self-isolating before their stay. Find out more by clicking here.
Please note that this only applies to bookings made directly with us. Bookings made through third parties will be liable to the policies of the third party e.g. Sykes Cottages, Booking.com etc.
Enhanced cleaning in light of Covid-19. This includes cleaning and disinfecting as much of the cottage interior as possible, especially those high touch frequency areas like handles and switches. Soft furnishings such as carpets, curtains, and mattresses are sprayed with a disinfectant. All bed linen, towels, and oven gloves will be washed between lets (not an actual change there). A higher standard disinfectant has been purchased, tested to EN14476 and effective against Corona Virus for use on hard surfaces. An enhanced cleaning protocol is followed by our cleaning staff.