Frequently Asked Questions
- What time can I arrive?
Please aim to arrive after 4pm on the day. This gives us sufficient time to clean and prepare the property after the departure of the previous guests. We try and ensure the cottage is maintained at the highest of standards for your own enjoyment. Please do not arrive earlier as it can be embarrassing to refuse you entry. If the cottage is ready sooner than 4pm we will send you a text message if we have a contact mobile phone number.
- When must we vacate the cottage?
Please leave by 10am the morning of your departure. If nobody is renting immediately after you, it may be possible to arrange for a later check-out time. Please contact us and we will let you know.
- What day can I arrive?
The usual letting period is one week, Friday to Friday. During the summer months the cottage tends to be fully booked on this cycle. At other, quieter times then it may be possible to arrange different arrival or departure days. Please enquire.
- Can we invite other guests?
The property can only sleep two people and it is not possible to accommodate any more. However, there are dining facilities and sufficient crockery, cutlery etc for four people. This is provided for the occasional hospitality for your friends and is not intended that you use Tigh Bhisa's facilities to cater for any others who might be staying elsewhere.
- Can I smoke?
Tigh Bhisa is a non-smoking establishment. You can smoke outside but please collect your cigarette butts. Please do not smoke indoors as this negates our insurance policy and can cause damage. If you do smoke indoors we may withhold some of the deposit to cover the cost of cleaning or replacing soft-furnishings.
- Can I bring my pet?
We have made the decision that Tigh Bhisa is a no-pet cottage. Some customers rely on this, possibly for allergy reasons, and it is important that we can guarantee that no dogs or cats have been in the cottage previously. We trust you understand and respect this. If it is found that pets have been in the cottage, we may need to deduct some of the deposit to pay for a deep-clean.
- Is heating fuel provided?
Wood fuel for the stove is provided, with extra supplies outside in the woodshed. The cottage also has central underfloor heating throughout, set on timers and you should find it warm and snug.
- Can I arrange short break?
Yes. The cottage can be booked for any period to suit your own itinerary. The minimum stay is 3 days. The maximum stay is open to negotiation, but we do not offer price reductions for long-lets as we still need to clean and maintain the cottage in keeping with the quality of its accommdation. During the summer months the cottage does tend to be booked Friday to Friday. However, please enquire as to availability.
- Why do you have house clogs?
We supply a selection of clogs (Crocks) for wearing indoors, though you can of course walk bare-foot as the floors are heated from underneath. We ask that you do remove your outdoor footwear in the porch. Tigh Bhisa is situated in a working crofting/farming community where sheep and cattle roam freely! Help us keep the outside out and the cottage clean.