Todd cottage can sleep up to four (2 adults and 2 children), having a double bed and a single bed in the large bedroom. We can also provide a travel cot or a camp bed to use in the bedroom (please let us know at time of booking) so that up to four can stay. You will need to bring your own cot linen. We provide linen and towels for the other beds including the camp bed. There is a shower room with shower, toilet and basin.
Todd cottage has an open plan kitchen, dining and living room. The kitchen is fully equipped with oven, microwave, kettle, and under counter fridge with freezer compartment. There is seating at the dining table for four. In the living area is a cosy log burner (starter quantity of wood provided in season); TV with DVD player. There is also a selection of DVDs provided. We have free wifi, although please note speeds can be slow because the location is so rural.
Outside, Todd cottage has a small cottage garden that is fenced and has chicken wire to stop small dogs escaping. There is an outdoor table and chairs for summer dining, enjoying the lovely views down the Wasdale valley. There is parking for one car in front of the cottage.
Todd cottage welcomes up to four dogs. Dogs are allowed on the sofa (please bring and use a clean throw); but they are not allowed on the beds. Please poop scoop your dog in the garden and communal areas around the farmyard. Dogs may be left for short periods if they are settled and crated. But with so many dog friendly pubs and restaurants, you and your dogs will feel very welcome. Please keep your dogs on a lead in the communal areas of the farmyard.
Please click on the dates you are interested in to find out the price. We have two changeover days, Mondays and Fridays, and any date which is underlined on the calendar is a potential changeover day. Once you have selected an available date, you will see a pop up box with prices for different stay lengths.
How do we go about booking our holiday?
Select the dates you are interested on the calendar above and fill in the query form or complete the online payments. We accept all major credit cards (except American Express)
Alternatively give us a call on 0800 0935 065, send us an email to email@example.com or message us on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/toddandgunncottages
Deposit is 25% of the cost of the holiday. Residual balance and a £100 security deposit is due 8 weeks before your holiday. If there are less than 8 weeks to your holiday at time of booking, then full amount is due to secure your booking.
Do we accept short breaks?
Yes we offer short breaks all year either Mon-Fri or Fri-Mon.
Do you charge a damage deposit?
We charge a damage deposit of £100 in Todd cottage. This is included in the second payment and will be returned back to your credit/debit card. It will be given back in full, once the property has been inspected after your departure. Any damage caused for any reason, will be deducted from your deposit before we make a refund to you.
Can we provisionally book a holiday?
We need a deposit payment to secure a booking (or a full payment if it would be less than eight weeks until your stay) – I’m afraid that we aren’t able to take provisional bookings without a deposit.
Do we need insurance?
We do not provide personal insurance for you or your pets, so we recommend that you get insurance just as you would if you were going on holiday abroad.
What happens if we need to cancel?
If you need to cancel before the second payment is due, then we are happy to cancel your holiday and refund your payment. If it is after the second payment, then we will only refund your payment if we are able to re-book your holiday to another holiday maker. We will then refund you what they have paid less a £50 administration fee to cover the costs of re-booking the holiday. We do not guarantee to be able to re-book the holiday.
Can we transfer our booking?
Once the cottage has been booked, we can transfer your holiday provided you are within the cancellation period. If you’d like to transfer a different date, your original booking will be cancelled (see above question) and a new booking set up.
Do you provide linen?
Yes we provide bed linen and the beds are made up for you. We provide bath towels per guest, 1 hand towel, 2 tea towels and 1 bath mat. (In Todd, there is an additional camp bed to make a 4th bed if needed. We do not provide linen and towels for this bed (although duvet and pillows are provided).
Can we borrow a high chair and cot?
There is a high chair and cot available only in Todd cottage, please make it known that you need these when you book. You must bring with you your own bed linen for the cot. We do not charge any extra for the cot or high chair.
Where do we pick up the keys?
We will send you full instructions regarding where to get the keys upon receipt of final payment.
What time can we arrive at the cottage?
To ensure enough time is allowed for thorough cleaning in between guests, you will be able to access your cottage from 4pm onwards. You must leave the cottage by 10am on the day of departure.
What do we need to bring?
Bedding is provided in the cottage and the beds will be made up for you when you arrive. We provide 2 tea towels, 1 hand towel, 1 bathmat and 1 bath towel per guest. We do not supply throws or towels for your dogs. Please make sure you bring enough with you. An initial supply of toilet roll and washing up liquid will be provided but it is a good idea to bring a spare supply with you.
What happens if there is a problem at the cottage?
You should make contact with Isabelle on 0800 0935 065, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on Facebook.com/toddandgunncottages.
Can the cottage accommodate any additional people?
Both cottages are one bedroomed and so extra adults can only be accommodated if given permission. You must discuss this with us before you book. Todd is able to sleep 3 in the bedroom normally, with an additional cot or camp bed if needed. Maximum occupancy is 4 including babies/infants.
Can we have fireworks at a cottage?
Because the cottage is in a very rural area, with livestock in the surrounding fields and because of its position among other properties around the courtyard, we do not allow you to set off fireworks, as this could disturb the other guests, or animals nearby.
What about mobile phone signal?
Due to the rural location of our cottages you may struggle to get a signal on your mobile phone. In some places like Wasdale there is no service at all. Eskdale has a booster mast for the Orange network however the signal is limited for most other providers. Lake District towns tend to have a reasonable signal outside but you might find the signal disappears once you go inside. For the same reason you might find in some locations that internet and wifi is limited or slower than you are used. We do provide free Wifi in the cottage (you will find the code in the info pack in the cottage), but this is probably slower than you are used to at home. If you have any concerns please give us a call before you book your cottage and we can discuss your requirements in more detail.