We hope that you are settling in well and enjoying your time with us! We’ve created a quick guide below so that you can get the most out of the lodge – if you have any other questions or if we can help in any way please do call our Duty Manager on 01855 413 006. We’re around and close-by 24/7 to make your stay as perfect as possible!
Reception is based in the Clubhouse building, and is open from 9am to 5pm. Outside of these times we will have a super-hero standing by, just waiting to swoop in and save the world – to “send out the batsignal” simply call 01855 413 006.
A complimentary continental breakfast is included with your stay, baked fresh in our kitchen and delivered outside your lodge before 8:30am each morning.
If you need more milk, or in fact anything, please do just ask.
Easy to use, and just lovely to be in!
Please, oh please! take a shower before going in, and don’t put anything into the water except yourself. Adding soap etc. has horrible consequences.
Temperature: the hot-tubs are set to 37.5°C and idle away happily at this temperature 24/7 – clever technology means that there’s no need to “turn them off”. You can increase temperature up to 40°C max, but when you’re finished we ask that you kindly set this back to 37.5°C, and most importantly replace the insulated cover to keep the heat in and conserve energy. The hot tubs do take some time to increase and decrease temperature, so it’s worth checking the temperature and making any changes before you get in.
Jets: these are an important part of the filtration/cleaning process, so should be covered by water at all times. The jets come on occasionally as part of the routine filtering mechanism, so the intermittent sound of the motors is fine.
Health warnings: 20 mins is the recommended max time to spend in a Hot Tub. Hot Tubs should only be used by those who are medically ok to do so (not diabetic, pregnant etc.) and it is not recommended to drink alcohol while bubbling. This is of course your responsibility.
Leaving the tub: please set the temperature back to 37.5°C, stop the jet cycle and replace the insulated cover.
Cleaning: to keep your hot tub sparkling, out team visit a few times in the day to carry out checks & cleaning. We do aim to do this in the background without disturbing you, so with any luck you won’t see our hot-tub Ninjas!
We won’t! The only time we need to come near your lodge is to do a few quick checks on the hot tub.
If you do need total privacy, please let our reception team know – we will schedule a time to clean hot tubs when you are out on adventures.
You have total control over your environment! The controller is by the main light switches on the right as you enter the lodge. On top of this primary heating source, your lodge is also equipped with a plinth heater under the sink cabinet, and a towel radiator (on a timer) by the shower – which can be used if you need a little more warmth. If you need help please give us a call – our hearts desire is that you are truly comfortable at all times!
Your Wee Lodge needs lots of air to breathe! We recommend leaving the extractor fans on (particularly when you’re not in the lodge) to help fresh air circulate.
Rural Scotland isn’t famous for super-fast internet, but at least there’s something! There’s Wi-Fi in your lodge and in the café/lounge area. No need for a password as you should get in without one (we like to keep things simple!).
For that great romantic mood, set the scene with lighting! Most controls are as you enter the lodge on the right hand side, except the flexible lights by the bed which are controlled by gently “tapping” the head.
You may want to turn other lights down and play with the colour-changing LED lighting system (black controller with colour wheel, by the main light switches).
Great to set the mood, but candles do tend to burn the wooden decking, or worse still that lovely solid timber worktop in the lodge! If you use candles please rest them on top of the coffee coasters you’ll find inside the drawers.
Our tap water is some of the best quality and tastiest in the world! Please do enjoy.
To enjoy lovely coffee in your lodge, first please make sure the machine is on, and plugged in at the wall.
Fill with water, flip up the lid and place your coffee pod label down with the “lip” of the pod sitting in the recess of the tray. If the pod is correctly in place, you can close the lid down onto the pod and it should clip down firmly.
Finally press the centre of the button gently (there should be a “click”) and give it time! You should hear something happening, and in 30 seconds you will have the perfect mug of coffee! Let us know if you would like more of that wonderful Costa Americano! We also have decaf coffee
Log packs are available for £24.95 and are in the wooden cabinet in between lodges 7 & 8 (next to the bin area). Access code is 0918 and you can settle up with reception in the morning.
All timber comes from sustainably felled trees on the Woodlands Estate – and is dried out for a full two years before it makes its way to you!
Some lodges are set aside specially for guests with furry friends. Please make sure that our team know that there will be three of you staying tonight if they don’t already!
Indeed, dogs are very welcome on the estate (on a lead, of course) and there are brilliant walks all around. One thing we ask – please don’t let your dog up on those lovely Egyptian cotton sheets, up the blinds, in the hot tub, or on the ceiling?!
The bathroom fan offers continuous gentle ventilation, and “boosts” when you turn on the bathroom light. The fan above the window turns off by the main light switches as you enter the door. We suggest leaving both these on to let air circulate whenever you leave your lodge.
Simply press down to close, and down again to open.
Spares are available in the bottom cupboard, left-hand side as you enter the lodge.
Please take care not to stain the bedding with food! We’ve sourced all that yummy Egyptian cotton with love and care; we simply ask that you might love it just a little, too.
Should you wish to adventure further afield and need a taxi please call Ali on 01855 811 136 or Kenny on 01855 811 764.
Your wee lodge has a rechargeable LED torch waiting for you. If you are going out in the evening, do take it with you. Coming back onto site in the dark, and up the walkway, does need care.
From June through September we are plagued by these small biting bugs and sadly there’s sadly not much we can do about them!
In your lodge you will find a bottle of “Smidge” during these months which can be sprayed onto your skin (nothing else please) to stop them biting. No need to do this before jumping in the hot tub though – the heat alone should keep the midges away and these kinds of things aren’t good for the hot tub filters.
Please leave the bottle in your lodge for our next guests when you depart (these products are available for sale in the Clubhouse).
The emergency assembly point is outside the Clubhouse building. Please evacuate immediately and then call us on 01855 413 006.
Electrical: the electricity switches off at the master board, in the lower cupboard on your left as you enter the lodge.
Fire: each lodge is equipped with a fire alarm as well as a fire extinguisher – you may wish to identify the location on arrival.
Flood: given our amazing location beside a river, we are obliged to provide an automatic flood alarm system. If you hear a loud siren in your lodge, please leave immediately to the emergency assembly point.
Recycling bins are located on the main pathway, just between lodges 7 & 8.
Sadly all good things must come to an end – but we hope you will return!
Please hand your key in to reception by 10am so that our housekeeping team can sparkle.
Late check-out at 11am is sometimes possible, and can be purchased by calling reception.
We understand that accidents happen, but please do treat our lovely lodges like you would your home and let us know if anything is broken.
An additional charge will be made to your card to cover the cost of any reckless damage.
Please settle your account at the Clubhouse the afternoon before departure.
How could your stay be better? In operating the most romantic getaway in Scotland, we have developed the Wee Lodges based on our boredom with traditional hospitality offerings and thanks to some great feedback from previous guests. Please take a moment to let us know if your stay could be better – our hope is that you will have a deeply comfortable time with us. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our review page.
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