Booking & Availability

Social Distancing and COVID-19 Safety


Firstly, we hope that you have all been keeping safe and well during the lockdown – over the past few months, life has been turned upside down for all of us in ways we never expected. Here at Bosinver we have been working very hard behind the scenes to put the right safety measures in place so we were able to welcome guests back to Cornwall from 4th July onwards (as announced by the Government in their statement of 23rd June).

Bosinver has detached cottages with their own gardens set in 30 acres of woods and meadows, so there is plenty of space to roam and play. Our ethos is about giving families time to spend together which is so important, now more than ever.

We have conducted a thorough Risk Assessment following Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and have processes in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing which mean we have been assessed by VisitEngland as “Good to Go” and have also attained the AA Covid Confident and Quality in Tourism Safe Clean and Legal accreditations.  

Our priority is the safety of guests and our team, which means that while some elements of your holiday have had to be adapted, we know that we can still offer you the Bosinver experience you know and love.

It has been wonderful to welcome guests back and their feedback has been very positive:

“Excellent management of the distancing needs…meant we were really relaxed”  S. Chapman 

“We wanted to come somewhere that we knew would provide a first class holiday whilst fully adhering to the guidelines for everyone’s safety. There was no doubt in our mind that Bosinver could offer us that.” Sarah Z-S.

“Another brilliant stay and can’t thank you enough for clearly working tirelessly to ensure that you are COVID secure, whilst also being able to enjoy the Bosinver magic…we all agree that the changes you have made are great and still allowed us to enjoy the facilities and animal feeding. It was particularly nice to have the pool to ourselves!” Laura B.

The additional hygiene and social distancing measures we have introduced are outlined below: 

Cleaning Procedures

As many of you will know, we already have very high standards. However, we have increased the level and frequency of cleaning in the cottages and communal areas with anti-viral products for your protection, keeping very strictly in line with the COVID-19 Cleaning Guidance issued by the Professional Association of Self Caterers (PASC). The additional housekeeping have required some adjustment of arrival and departure times which we advise guests of prior to their stay.

Hand sanitiser dispensers are now be situated around the farm but we would appreciate you bringing your own small bottle of hand sanitiser to carry at all times for that extra peace of mind.

Facilities and Activities on Site

We are now offering animal feeding and Wild Kids sessions in a more structured way, with families taking sessions in turns so as not to bring too many people together in one space. Likewise with the swimming pool, tennis court, gym and therapy room and games room – which will be available for use on a rota basis. We are unable to open the Play Barn at the moment.

The animals are available for you to visit in their sheds and out in the fields and pony rides are available during the week. Please rest assured that we are coming up with ever more creative ways of making each activity happen safely, but we do advise that you bring your own face masks, and we have to be clear that participation in activities will be at your own risk. Some of the usual soft toys and shared equipment may not be available if it is not easy for us to clean between uses.

Communal Areas and Equipment

As many of you know, we usually have a raft of kit which has been available for guests to borrow but if it cannot be safely cleaned between uses we are sad to say that we can no longer offer it to you (e.g. bed guards) so please don’t be offended if we ask bring your own – if you have any questions about what falls into this, do drop us an email.

We will be supplying wipes and anti-viral spray but suggest that, for your own safety, if you wish to use the tennis court or table tennis table, you bring your own racquets and balls if you have them – the same applies to beach equipment. We will have some of these to borrow and the facilities to disinfect them but unfortunately use will, again, be at your own risk.

The most important thing to remember is the need to keep socially distant from  anyone outside your household, which includes us! We know this is difficult for children but please do you best to ensure that they keep a safe distance, and that hands are washed after touching any communal services such as gates, door handles etc.

Out and About

As we will not be able to provide our usual folder of information in the cottages, we are endeavouring to provide up to date information via the guest pages on our website. The new restrictions are driving innovation across hospitality businesses with most of our attractions, restaurants and pubs still able to offer their services to you but requiring advance booking to ensure safe management of visitor numbers. To avoid disappointment please plan ahead and check their individual websites for opening details and how to book. 

We have lots of advice about where you can go which is a little bit more off the beaten track so you can avoid potential crowds. You shouldn’t need to squeeze in to already crowded beaches and spaces.

Food

Many of our local pubs and cafes have now re-opened or are offering takeaway food for pre-order and the lovely team from Angels in the Kitchen will still be happy to pre-deliver homemade food to your freezer – we only ask that orders are made before your arrival.

Details can be found here: https://bosinver.co.uk/eating/frozen-meals

Our local village shop, People and Gardens, who deliver fresh veg boxes, Cornish Food Box and local supermarkets are all offering home delivery to your cottage but it will be imperative for you to book a slot after you arrive (even next day) so you can unload and store it yourselves.

Details can be found here: https://bosinver.co.uk/eating/order-groceries

Check In

We will be sending you instructions to check yourselves into the cottages around one week before arrival, along with the latest advice and guidance for you to get the most out of your stay.

If You Feel Unwell

Most importantly please do not travel if you begin to feel unwell, or show COVID symptoms before your holiday. We only have one hospital in Cornwall and the pressure on them in the summer is already immense. If you should become ill during your stay, you will be required to isolate and travel home as per Government advice.

Guests from areas with local restrictions

Please be aware of the Government’s latest advice on local restrictions. People resident inside an area with local restrictions can go on holiday outside that area, but whilst there should only socialise indoors with members of their own household or support bubble.

The ‘rule of 6’ restrictions

In 9th September the Government announced new restrictions which mean that people should not go on holiday in England with people outside their household (including bubble) in a group larger than 6 people. For further details see the Government’s Coronavirus outbreak FAQs website. This obviously has implications for bookings of our larger cottages and we are currently getting in touch with anyone affected as their forthcoming holiday approaches.   

If local restrictions or the ‘rule of six’ will affect your holiday booking and you have any concerns please get in touch with us on 01726 72128 or reception@bosinver.co.uk at the earliest opportunity.

We hope this information is helpful. We’d like to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to ensure your safety and give you the full Bosinver experience. We will continue to update this notice with any significant changes as we receive the relevant information and we would like to thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented time.

Please note our policy at the moment regarding cancellations is that we are offering a full refund less £100 to cover our costs in getting your cottage ready for your holiday, should another lockdown prevent you from taking your holiday.  Our full terms and conditions can be found here.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to email us at reception@bosinver.co.uk or call us on 01726 72128 and we will do our utmost to help.

Rest assured that we are  doing all we can to still make your holiday the best ever.

Pat, Dave, Paul and the Team

 

Firstly, we hope that you have all been keeping safe and well during the lockdown – over the past few months, life has been turned upside down for all of us in ways we never expected. Here at Bosinver we have been working very hard behind the scenes, to put the right safety measures in place so we were able to welcome guests back to Cornwall from 4th July onwards (as announced by the Government in their statement of 23rd June).

Bosinver has detached cottages with their own gardens set in 30 acres of woods and meadows, so there is plenty of space to roam and play. Our ethos is about giving families time to spend together which is so important, now more than ever.

We have conducted a thorough Risk Assessment following Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and have processes in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing which mean we have been assessed by VisitEngland as “Good to Go” and have also attained the AA Covid Confident accreditation.

Our priority at this time is the safety of guests and our team, which means that while some elements of your holiday have had to be adapted, we know that we can still offer you the Bosinver experience you know and love.

It has been wonderful to welcome guests back and their feedback has been very positive:

“Excellent management of the distancing needs…meant we were really relaxed”  S. Chapman 

“We felt safe even before we arrived and feel very lucky to have been able to get away – we all so needed it. We thought long and hard on the way home about what you could have done differently or better but honestly….we couldn’t think of anything!” S. Watkins

“Another brilliant stay and can’t thank you enough for clearly working tirelessly to ensure that you are COVID secure, whilst also being able to enjoy the Bosinver magic…we all agree that the changes you have made are great and still allowed us to enjoy the facilities and animal feeding. It was particularly nice to have the pool to ourselves!” Laura B.

The additional hygiene and social distancing measures we have introduced are outlined below. 

Cleaning Procedures

As many of you will know, we already have very high standards. However, we have increased the level and frequency of cleaning in the cottages and communal areas with anti-viral products for your protection, keeping very strictly in line with the COVID-19 Cleaning Guidance issued by the Professional Association of Self Caterers (PASC). The additional housekeeping have required some adjustment of arrival and departure times which we will advise guests of prior to their stay.

Hand sanitiser dispensers are now be situated around the farm but we would appreciate you bringing your own small bottle of hand sanitiser to carry at all times for that extra peace of mind.

Facilities and Activities on Site

We are now offering animal feeding and Wild Kids sessions in a more structured way, with families taking sessions in turns so as not to bring too many people together in one space. Likewise with the swimming pool, tennis court, gym and therapy room and games room – which will be available for use on a rota basis. We are unable to open the Play Barn at the moment.

The animals are available for you to visit in their sheds and out in the fields and pony rides are available during the week. Please rest assured that we are coming up with ever more creative ways of making each activity happen safely, but we do advise that you bring your own face masks, and we have to be clear that participation in activities will be at your own risk. Some of the usual soft toys and shared equipment may not be available if it is not easy for us to clean between uses.

Communal Areas and Equipment

As many of you know, we usually have a raft of kit which has been available for guests to borrow but if it cannot be safely cleaned between uses we are sad to say that we can no longer offer it to you (e.g. bed guards) so please don’t be offended if we ask bring your own – if you have any questions about what falls into this, do drop us an email.

We will be supplying wipes and anti-viral spray but suggest that, for your own safety, if you wish to use the tennis court or table tennis table, you bring your own racquets and balls if you have them – the same applies to beach equipment. We will have some of these to borrow and the facilities to disinfect them but unfortunately use will, again, be at your own risk.

The most important thing to remember is the need to keep socially distant from  anyone outside your household, which includes us! We know this is difficult for children but please do you best to ensure that they keep a safe distance, and that hands are washed after touching any communal services such as gates, door handles etc.

Out and About

As we will not be able to provide our usual folder of information in the cottages, we are endeavouring to provide up to date information via the guest pages on our website. The new restrictions are driving innovation across hospitality businesses with most of our attractions, restaurants and pubs still able to offer their services to you but requiring advance booking to ensure safe management of visitor numbers. To avoid disappointment please plan ahead and check their individual websites for opening details and how to book. 

We have lots of advice about where you can go which is a little bit more off the beaten track so you can avoid potential crowds. You shouldn’t need to squeeze in to already crowded beaches and spaces.

Food

Many of our local pubs and cafes have now re-opened or are offering takeaway food for pre-order and the lovely team from Angels in the Kitchen will still be happy to pre-deliver homemade food to your freezer – we only ask that orders are made before your arrival.

Details can be found here: https://bosinver.co.uk/eating/frozen-meals

Our local village shop, People and Gardens, who deliver fresh veg boxes, Cornish Food Box and local supermarkets are all offering home delivery to your cottage but it will be imperative for you to book a slot after you arrive (even next day) so you can unload and store it yourselves.

Details can be found here: https://bosinver.co.uk/eating/order-groceries

Check In

We will be sending you instructions to check yourselves into the cottages around one week before arrival, along with the latest advice and guidance for you to get the most out of your stay.

If You Feel Unwell

Most importantly please do not travel if you begin to feel unwell, or show COVID symptoms before your holiday. We only have one hospital in Cornwall and the pressure on them in the summer is already immense. If you should become ill during your stay, you will be required to isolate and travel home as per Government advice.

Guests from areas with local restrictions

Please be aware of the Government’s latest advice on local restrictions. People resident inside an area with local restrictions can go on holiday outside that area, but whilst there should only socialise indoors with members of their own household or support bubble. If local restrictions apply to you or any of your party and you have any concerns please get in touch with us on 01726 72128 or reception@bosinver.co.uk at the earliest opportunity.

The ‘rule of 6’ restrictions

On 9 September, the Government announced changes to restrictions meaning that from Monday 14th September people should not go on holiday in England with people outside their household (including bubble) in a group larger than 6 people. For further details see the Government Coronavirus outbreak FAQs website

Obviously this is relevant to stays in our largest cottages and we are currently contacting forthcoming guests as their holiday approaches.

If  you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us via email at reception@bosinver.co.uk or by phone on 01726 72128.

We hope this information is helpful. We’d like to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to ensure your safety and give you the full Bosinver experience. We will continue to update this notice with any significant changes as we receive the relevant information and we would like to thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented time.

Please note our policy at the moment regarding cancellations is that we are offering a full refund less £100 to cover our costs in getting your cottage ready for your holiday, should another lockdown prevent you from taking your holiday.  Our full terms and conditions can be found here.

Rest assured that we are doing all we can to still make your holiday the best ever.

Pat, Dave, Paul and the Team