Corona Virus (Covid 19) is changing the way everyone lives.
Old Oak Barn has up until today been open for business. However while many businesses are technically still operating within the current government guidelines we feel the time has come to temporarily close the cottage. It is hard to practise social distancing and cut contact with others and avoid travel if it’s “non-essential” and remain open in these uncertain times.
We have reviewed our terms and conditions and made them even more favourable to visitors. From today 20 March all cancellations for those who have booked and just paid the £100 deposit will get a full refund. Our t and c which were sent out at time of booking mention just 50% refund but regardless in the current circumstances we have offered a full refund.
For all those who wish to stay at another time the full amount will be held for you to replan further dates. We will in other words be happy for you to reschedule your holiday. If you choose a cheaper week we will refund the difference.
If you have travel insurance which covers you please let us know.
With regret we have decided to close until we are told we can open. This is in order for us to ensure your safety. It may be that we have to close for longer than we would like.
However, the local Council has given us permission to remain open however for the two NHS staff from north of the county to stay while they themselves continue to work in the A and E department of the local hospital.
We hope visitors will not be too disappointed but will understand that even though the government allows free travel within the UK for those who deem it necessary it is debatable how a holiday here at Old Oak Barn is 100% necessary.
However, should any key worker require accommodation in the short term please enquire.