LATEST UPDATE – 17 MARCH 2021  ‘Timetable For Easing Coronavirus Restrictions’

  1. Self catering accommodation is set to open at the beginning of May
  2. You must not socialise with anyone from outside your household or extended household inside a private home
  3. Four people from two households can meet outside (not counting children under 12)
  4. Non-essential travel into and out of individuals Scottish counties is banned apart from essential travel.
  5. Click here to see Timetable for easing coronavirus restrictions and updated strategic framework.


COTTAGE CLEANING: In response to Covid-19 and advice set out by the Scottish Government, we have adopted a new cleaning protocol for self catering properties. However, there are recommendations for our guests as well whilst staying at the cottage and we would be grateful if you read them and follow the advice. If you have any questions please let us know.

In order to have a safe and enjoyable stay please adhere to these rules

  • Keep contact with your host and visitors to a minimum, following the current social distancing guidelines
  • Where contact is inevitable you should wear protective clothing and maintain a safe social distance
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the property during your stay
  • Air the property during your stay
  • Strip the beds when checking out and place them into red laundry plastic bags (provided – 1 bag per room)
  • Please use the range of cleaning materials, antibacterial hand gels and antibacterial hand washes
  • Face masks are now also mandatory in shops and on public transport in Scotland


COVID-19 SYMPTOMS: Government guidance for the public states: “the most common symptoms of coronavirus are recent onset of a continuous cough or high temperature or a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell”. If you develop any of the symptoms or you suspect you have contracted COVID-19 do the following:

  • Inform us immediately to discuss next viable steps
  • stay indoors and self-isolate
  • arrange a test using your holiday address



  • (home) GP or call NHS 111
  • online:
  • call: 119
  • Borders General Hospital, Huntlyburn Terrace, Melrose TD6 9BS, tel: 01896 826000
  • Greenlaw Surgery, Duns Rd, Greenlaw, Duns TD10 6XJ, 01361 885161
  • Greenlaw Pharmacy, 4 The Square, Greenlaw, TD10 6UD, 01361 810684