If you’re anything like us, you’ll be thinking about practicalities. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the things that will doubtless cross your minds!

Linen/Towels and Kitchen Essentials

We take great pride providing quality towels, bed linen and fluffy dressing gowns for you in Blairbeg. The kitchen is stocked with some basic larder products – sugar, flour, tea, coffee, salt, pepper, cling film, foil, baking paper, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, cloths and scourers.

Heating

Blairbeg Cottage has newly fitted modern electric heaters throughout the property and Ben & Vicky will have the house warm for you on arrival. There is also a fantastic Morso wood stove in the main living area which blasts out lots of heat. This will be set and ready to light for you A supply of wood and kindling is stored for you in the side shed should you use up the house supply. There is also a small wall mounted fan heater in the bathroom for really chilly times. Please think as green as possible when using the electric appliances and be aware that items should never be left on top or in front of the heaters; this is a fire risk and could mark the heaters.

Health & Safety

Your Health & Safety are of paramount importance to us. All fire extinguishers and electrical equipment in the property are regularly checked. The property is fitted with heat, smoke and carbon monoxide sensors. As the property does not have a land line and the mobile network coverage in the area is limited, there is a Vodafone phone set up in the property for emergencies. This will be registered to 112 as well as the normal 999. Please do not remove this phone from the property except in an emergency. Please contact Ben and Vicky immediately at the Gardener’s Cottage, Estate Office should you require any extra help in dealing with an emergency.

Hillwalking

Whether you are a novice or an experienced hill walker, each year people get caught out by the rapidly changing weather in the hills. We are more than happy to print out a concise MWIS mountain weather forecast for you for the precise area you are hoping to explore.

Pets

Blairbeg is a dog-friendly cottage, we do however ask that you keep them off the furniture and beds, and that the number of dogs is kept to a minimum.

Outdoor facilities

Blairbeg offers a summer house with comfortable seating for the warmer months, clothes drying line and pegs and an outside lockable shed in which you will find kindling, logs, newspaper, BBQ and charcoal. There is also ample room to store your bikes. (Please note that bikes are left in the shed at your own risk and we do recommend you still use bike locks.)