Like all other holiday accommodation in England we closed the The Stable door (excuse the pun!) to Guests in March 2020 following Government and industry advice. It has been a long 3 months or so and actually quite sad for us not to be able to have guests to stay during a time when the weather has been stunning and the gardens and countryside around us look so beautiful!
We are very pleased to say though that the time for reopening and welcoming guests again is here. We are now open for bookings from 4th July 2020 onward and so we wanted to share with you the preparations we have been making, some of the changes that we have made during the last few months and what we are doing to help you keep safe whilst you enjoy your stay with us.
Our Preparations and Changes:
We want to share some of the things that we will be doing to help you to stay safe during your stay with us at The Stable.
In terms of cleaning, we will be following industry guidelines on undertaking a thorough deep clean of the property before you arrive. We have committed to AirBnb's 'Enhanced Cleaning Protocol', whether you have booked your stay through AirBnb, TripAdvisor or directly with us. This cleaning protocol is a stringent and thorough guide to follow on how to clean and sanitise to help prevent the spread of germs and keep both you and us as safe as possible. We have also completed the detailed risk assessment and have displayed the “We’re Good To Go” industry standard mark certificate at The Stable. This is a self-assessment scheme that has been designed by VisitEngland to provide a ‘ring of confidence’ for all sectors of the tourism industry, as well as reassurance to visitors that businesses have clear processes in place and are following industry and Government COVID-19 guidance on cleanliness and social distancing.
We will be providing hand soap at both the kitchen and bathroom sinks and also a hand sanitiser to use if you wish. We also provide cleaning products and equipment for your use during your stay if you wish to use them. Our towels and bedlinen will be washed on the highest temperature possible as per the above cleaning protocol.
Person to person contact will be minimised by offering self check in and check out for guests using the key box at the property.
If we need to close or you need to cancel due to Covid-19 then you will of course be able to rebook your stay on another available date, you will not lose your deposit.
What we've been up to:
These last few months has given us the chance to make some upgrades to The Stable.
The patio area in the back garden has had a bit of a makeover. 'Mr Mullion Barn' has given it a fabulous new brick edging, a definite improvement on the wooden edging that was needing an update, and I have to say it looks great too! The patio furniture is also looking as new again as it's benefited greatly from a re-oiling. All ready for you to use as a quiet outdoors dining area.
'Mrs Mullion Barn' has given the planter at the front of The Stable a replanting with some gorgeous summertime flowering rudbekia, anenomies and asters. Some gorgeous colour to welcome you when you arrive at your rural retreat.
Remember The Stable is in a beautiful location, very much private and isolated with a private driveway and entrance, with walks and cycle routes straight from the front door.
You have a lovely private outdoor space both at the front and the back of The Stable - perfect for some alfresco dining or to watch the sun rise whilst your having breakfast. We also have a barbecue for your use and if you want to stay away from the shops and restaurants.. there is information in the Guest Information Folder detailing some of our favourite restaurants that offer takeaway and delivery.
The local Supermarkets also deliver to The Stable if you arrange it (we can provide delivery address for the property on request), and don't forget that we can also provide breakfast items for your stay, just ask for the breakfast items price list on booking.
If you feel like staying in and enjoying The Stable and its beautiful surroundings we have Wifi, a TV and a DVD player, plus many DVDs, books, cards, board games and puzzles to keep you entertained. Perfect for a relaxing getaway from it all.