❗COVID-19 – Booking during
Coronavirus pandemic❗
(updated 31 Oct 2020)

Jings! Whit a year 2020 has been!
We are gutted* (see translations below) that because of COVID-19, we were only able to welcome a few guests in 2020. Not only that, but the weather was braw* while Kilbride Cottage was closed in line with Scottish Government legislation to STAY AT HOME – PROTECT NHS SCOTLAND – SAVE LIVES.

Current restrictions

As we approach winter, infection rates are sadly on the rise again across the world.

From 2 Nov, the Scottish Government has introduced 5 tiers of restrictions (0-4) which will be reviewed regularly.
Fife is currently at level 2
No in-home socialising (which means only one household can occupy self-catering accommodation)
No more than 6 people from 2 households can meet in outdoor places (like gardens) or regulated public places (like cafe’s, restaurants and pubs). Weddings/funerals limited to 20 people.
No non-essential travel to/from level 3 areas or higher (and equivalent UK tiers)

You can read about the Coronavirus protection levels here more about the general Scottish Government guidance and advice here.

We are Good to Go!…..for 2021….

Given the rise in infections rates and restrictions, we have reluctantly decided to close for the remainder of 2020. We are currently open for bookings from mid March 2021, subject of course to restrictions at that time.

We will continue to follow all Scottish Government cleaning protocols and leave gaps between guest stays for the foreseeable future. There are more details in our blog post We’re good to go.
Don’t hesitate to ask if you’ve any queries at all about any of the steps we are taking to keep everyone as safe as possible. Or have a look at our reviews to see what some of our first guests after lockdown have said about their stay.

Book with confidence for 2021

2020 – We are reluctantly closed for the remainder of 2020.
2021 – We are open for bookings from mid March 2021. Please contact us before making your booking though to check current restrictions.

And don’t worry – if you book a stay and then can’t travel because of COVID-19 government restrictions, we’ll transfer your booking to a future available date or give you a refund.
(You can have a look at our full terms and conditions here, or on our bookdirect page – our “COVID terms” apply for all bookings for 2021)

Please note: many international visitors to the UK must quarantine for 14 days on entering the UK. The exemption list can change at short notice so we would unfortunately advise against international travel at the moment due to the current uncertainty.

Go on…have a dauner roon….

So, until you visit in person…. why not take a virtual dauner* round the cottage on our website? And have a look at the many great things to see and do in the area.

We had posted the #loveFifelater video during lockdown.

Now we are happy to share the #loveFifeagain video
– an even better way to start planning for 2021
❤ Haste ye back! ❤


* Translations:
gutted – sad, really disappointed, miserable(not to be confused with “gutties” – well worn, comfortable training shoes)
braw – great, exceptionally nice, brilliant
dauner – wander, stroll
haste ye back – haste=hurry, ye=you.  Hurry back to Scotland, come back soon