COVID-19 Statement

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COVID-19 Statement2020-06-24T14:24:21+01:00


Pitcairlie House are pleased to announce that we have a new cleanliness plan that we will introduce ready for 3rd of July, when the Scottish Government will allow the opening of the Tourism Business in Scotland.

We have introduced additional cleaning measures here at Pitcairlie House to keep both our guests and our staff safe. 

Infection prevention for coronavirus depends on a strict hygiene, cleaning and disinfection. The cleaning of all objects and surfaces is required frequently to prevent the transmission of the disease. 

Safety of our guests and staff has always been really important for us and so all our rooms in the main house, apartments and cottage will be thoroughly cleaned to ASSC Guidelines, including fogging, which is the spraying of a high-grade disinfectant. 

Our disinfecting machine rapidly sprays an Anti-Viral disinfectant solution throughout a room, which clings to surfaces hard or soft, without causing any harm and offers a full covering of disinfectant. We are sure this will become the our new standard or ‘new normal’ for all properties in the future.

We want you to know that we are doing everything we can to welcome you to Pitcairlie House, in a safe and clean environment.



In line with guidance from the Scottish Government, we will re-open the swimming pool and hot tub as part of Phase 4 of lockdown easing. We don’t expect this to happen in time for our first guests and we will update this page as and when we have a better idea of timescale.

When we do re-open the pool, we will put measures in place to ensure strict cleaning regimes are undertaken. It is likely that we will put in place restrictions on numbers to ensure social distancing.

There is no doubt that COVID-19 has forced a monumental shift in the tourism and events industry and as we look to the ending of lockdowns in destinations around the world, we must consider what will the tourism business will look like in the months to come and how this will affect our business here at Pitcairlie House.
Since the easing of lockdown in the UK, we have received a large increase in new booking enquiries. As a self-catering venue rather than a hotel, Pitcairlie House is ideally situated in 100 acres of fields, woods and lakes, so plenty of fresh air and space for walks, fishing, playing games and making camps in the woods. All the apartments, cottage and the main house are totally independent and self-contained, so social distancing is assured.
Hygiene is at the forefront of our minds and something we have always taken seriously. You only have to look at the comments on TripAdvisor to see that all our accommodation is spotlessly clean and we will make every effort to ensure that this high standard continues in the future.
We will also be keeping up to date with new legislation as it is released and we will ensure that Pitcairlie House is fully compliant with the needs of your safety and ours.
Throughout the last few months, we have been keeping Pitcairlie House looking smart with a new coat of paint and the parklands surrounding us are being continually looked after as you would expect.
Summer is not over yet and with international travel becoming more difficult, there is no better substitute than the Scottish Highlands!
So, a good time to book a family holiday or a special event and we look forward to welcoming you soon.