Covid-19 Impact and Update

Sandcastle Cottage was closed from March – early July 2020, due to Covid 19 restrictions as directed by the Scottish Government to Accommodation Businesses. We are now ready to re-open under stringent safety guidelines.

Statement from Sandcastle Holidays 7 July 2020

Good to Go logo for COVID-19

On 7 July 2020 Sandcastle Holidays (Scotland) Ltd was awarded the Industry Standard certification “We’re Good to Go” for re-opening our business after the 2020 closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What does the Standard Mean for Guests?

Sandcastle Cottage has undertaken a risk assessment to demonstrate that we are adhering to current public health guidance.

This includes:

  • Developing new procedures for check-in and departure for our guests to follow
  • Removing extra crockery and cutlery from the property so that everything can be loaded into the dishwasher at the end of a let to ensure sterilisation
  • Adding extra duvets and pillows so that a fresh set is available for each arrival
  • Providing extra cleaning materials for use during a let
  • Extending the time required between departure and arrival to facilitate thorough ventilation of the property
  • Asking guests to strip and store bedding before departure and remove waste from property
  • Providing an extra set of cushions for seating to allow them to be swapped out between lets
  • Ensuring bedding is washed at 60C
  • Gaining certification for our cleaner and ourselves to ensure that current cleaning protocols are understood and maintained
  • Communicating extra protocols by email and notices for guests
  • Removal of toys, games and DVDs for the time being
demonstration of dishwasher stacked with all crockery and cutlery
Dishwasher loaded with all crockery, cutlery & glassware

We hope that we can welcome you back soon to enjoy a holiday at Sandcastle Cottage Crail.

With best wishes

Sandy & Susan McNaughton

If you wish to contact us to discuss a booking please do so by email to

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