Jottings about Craighindle
New Arrangements During the Covid 19 Pandemic
Since we reopened on 1-
• We will not be providing bed linen, duvets, pillows, towels and dish towels -
• We will close the cottage for three days after each holiday.
• We will clean and sanitise the cottage using the recommended cleaning and disinfecting fluids.
• We will provide sanitising fluid.
• It is critical that guest respect the arrival and departure times: arriving after 1600 and leaving before 1000.
• It would be helpful if, when they are leaving, guests left some windows open. The window keys are on a hook in the corner of the kitchen.
There is space to park two cars on the site. The short drive from the road up to the house is quite steep, and a little tricky for reversing out. For this reason we do not allow any kind of trailers -
The central heating and hot water are powered by the air-
This is switched on and off with the blue ‘BOOST’ button to the left of the fireplace, and also by the switch below. You can turn it on for periods up to two hours at a time by repeatedly pressing ‘BOOST’. The controls for the fire itself are on the right hand side of the unit.
The shower uses the hot water from the tank in this cupboard.
The system uses a septic tank which we share with the two neighbouring houses to the east. For this to work properly it is essential that no manufactured items other than toilet paper are flushed down the toilets. 'Wipes', sanitary products and nappies are particularly damaging.
There is a WiFi internet connection. It’s not lightning-
TV and Audio
There's a smart TV with a DVD player and several movies to watch. The TV connects to the WiFi so you can access iPlayer, YouTube and so on, and browse the internet. There is a lead from the amplifier below the TV with a 3.5mm jack plug so you can play music from your phone, or audio from the TV headphone socket.
Mobile Phone Signal
I think only Vodaphone gets a mobile phone signal into the house. You can use WhatsApp on the WiFi.
There is a toolbox in the hall cupboard.
Instructions for Equipment
These are in a lever-
Rubbish Collection and Recycling
Dumfries and Galloway brought in a new recycling system in autumn 2020. The leaflets are on the kitchen notice board, as is the collection schedule. Our collection day is Thursday. Non-
It gets dark at night!
Craighindle is in the Dark Skies Park – the stars are amazing on clear night. But you can't see when you go out after dark. There's a headtorch on the shelf to the left of the kitchen window.
The consumer unit is on the wall at the left of the hall cupboard.
Peter and Sandra Warner
Please leave Craighindle clean and tidy and take left-
Have a great time,
Andy and Jeanne (Phone 01355 241768, 07969 632693)