September 2021

We are most definitely in the second half of 2021, and we hope it’s been a slightly better year for you, we know it has been for us.
We have a few more bookings up until the 7th October and then we staying for a month to refurbish the central heating, put in an electric shower and also insulate the walls of the big gable room.
We know this will improve the efficiency of the heating system, make the whole house warmer and improve the quantity of hot water available when we have a full house of four or five staying.
We are constantly upgrading and improving Ceannabeinne to enhance your stay with us.
The work should be finished by mid November at the latest and we have some weeks available over the autumn period and the Festive period too.
Bookings are already coming in for next years peak periods, with Springtime in April and May particularly popular.
If you are after a certain week next year, then don’t leave it too late to book, or you will miss out!
We are also offering short breaks in the cottage from November through to February, You can book directly, through us or with AirBnB now. This is primarily aimed at people travelling the North Coast 500 and it’s minimum stay of 2 nights.

Changes to dog charges at Ceannabeinne

The Summer season is finally underway and we are delighted to have guests back in the cottage, especially as so many of you booked, were moved, cancelled and finally are now able to take the holiday you wanted last year!

We are making some changes to dog charges and deposits. But they will not be coming in until 27th November 2021, so after all our Summer season folk have stayed, so if you booked under the current terms and conditions they will remain from your booking.

Covid cleaning is taking longer as it needs to be that bit more detailed than before, and as such we have had to change the policy with dogs to charge for them. We know many of you go to great lengths to leave the cottage spick and span, for which we are grateful but Covid regs mean our housekeeper has to clean with extra diligence now and sadly dogs do leave hair etc.

So we are going to charge £20 per dog up to a maximum of three dogs per booking. We also need to change the amount of Security Damage Deposit to £200 per booking.

We have kept our prices as low as possible over the last few years, but sadly now it’s time to change things. We hope our valued customers understand why we’ve had to alter things.

And we’re off!!!

Our first guests of the season are arriving this Saturday 1st May, and we are delighted to have to them stay with us. The cottage is looking bonny and this year we have a welcome gift basket for guests and a half a dozen fresh eggs from our Housekeeper Hazels hens!

HOORAY! – we will be open to all on 26th April 2021.

As of 26th April 2021  we are now allowed to take bookings for anyone in the UK.

The dates we have left this year are:

8th May
15th May
22nd May

25th September 

20th November onwards

If you do book with us, please be assured, that if Covid 19 travel restrictions or tiered or lockdown restrictions are implemented, you will receive a full refund or you can rebook for another date.

We look forward to welcoming you!

A different sort of Easter

So we come to the end of our stay in Ceannabeinne. Jobs all done and the place is looking terrific and ready for you’ll to come and stay this year.

It certainly has been a very different sort of Easter. Usually it’s the kickoff to the summer season, but not this year because of covid, of course. Plus the weather in the last 48 hours has been interesting too…




Can you spot the difference???
One things is certain it’s never boring weather wise staying here!

April 2021 – Preparations for the new season….

So we have been at Ceannabeinne for the last week or so doing all sorts of odds jobs which desperately needed doing. Covid has been hard on everyone, and not only on us for being unable to have guests stay but just being able to get the cottage do maintenance.
So having not visited since last August and hung on as long as we could, we had to come, as we know that we will be able to have Scots visitors stay from 26th April and we hope the rest of the UK shortly after that and had to get the place ready.

So while we’ve been here, we’ve been painting the main bedroom, cleaning and polishing the main rooms wooden floor, popped a few slates back in place the winter weather had dislodged, had a lovely new stove fitted which is amazingly good as producing a lot of heat on a very small amount of wood.

The weather has mostly been terrific. Cold but dry apart from two amazing days where it rained solidly for 48 hours. We ended up with pools in places we’d never seen them before and the sea, which is currently going through it’s cycle of very high and very low ties, was whipped up to a frenzy!

Storm on Tuesday 30th March 2021

Even if the weather is really rough and unpleasant, it’s always amazing to watch and I’m easily distracted during my cleaning tasks by just watching the goings on outside with the tide going up and down in its in endless repetition.

We have also had some really low tides too, which of course mean you can reach the secret beach….

Ceannabeinne beach looking amazing

I hope we can gets some pictures of that beach over the weekend. We have three days left, but worryingly they are forecasting snow!!!! So the trip back to Kent might be fun!

As from 1st May 2021

As of 16th March 2021 we are now allowed to take bookings for

1st May
8th May
15th May

(Dependant on travel restrictions and the tiers prevailing in your area and with just one family staying)

We can then take bookings from 22nd MAY for all UK customers

We also have the 24TH JULY which is our last Summer Holiday date available.

If you do book with us, please be assured, that if Covid 19 travel restrictions or tiered or lockdown restrictions are implemented, you will receive a full refund or you can rebook for another date.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Back again…..

So after several months of chaos, we’re back.

We are trying to walk the tightrope between lockdown and taking bookings, and as such have decided we will take them from 1st June onwards at he moment. We hope very much, we will not be refunding everyone again in a few months time!!!!

If you wish to book, please do, we expect to be incredibly busy, if we are all allowed back out again in a few weeks time.