We’re Good To Go

Visit England in partnership with the national tourist organisations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales has today launched a UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to provide a ‘ring of confidence’ for tourism as the sector works towards reopening.

The ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard and supporting mark means businesses can demonstrate that they are adhering to the respective Government and public health guidance, have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and checked that they have the required processes in place……and Cottage Team now have a certificate to prove it!

COVID-19 – Keeping guests safe

Cottage Team has always operated to the highest cleaning standards. We employ rigorous cleaning protocols across all our cottages and whilst operating under the shadow of COVID-19 we have raised these standards to even higher levels.  We are not aware of any other self-catering holiday cottage company in the Peak District offering this level of hygiene and cleanliness as standard.

New Deeper Cleaning Regimes

We have developed a deeper cleaning, sanitising and disinfecting regime for every changeover, using chemicals that have independent certification and are manufactured here in the Peak District – our viricidal / bactericidal disinfectant is proven to kill Coronavirus, as well as all the other common viruses and bacteria that are still in circulation.

During this period of the pandemic our team are temperature and symptom checked on arrival for each shift and will also be wearing PPE including face masks and gloves.

New Specialist Cottage Cleaning

Following the deep clean, the cottage will be disinfected using a ULV fogging technique – developed for hospital operating theatres – this process atomises a super strength disinfectant solution into a fine mist and creates a complete cloud of disinfecting microscopic droplets.

The droplets enter the atmosphere of the whole room being cleansed and help sanitise every aspect of the area, walls, ceilings, floors, furniture, soft furnishings and surfaces. The disinfecting mist gets into every area, and parts that normal cleaning could never reach. Please note, there is a possibility that this process can leave a small residue, which is harmless.

Disinfection to this standard will be completed between every guest departing and prior to all new arrivals. All pillows, quilts, mattresses and cushions are also sanitised using the same technique

All linen, towels and bedding are always washed to Government advised standards, using professional hygiene detergents which kills 99.9% of known bacteria and viruses.

New Swab Tests

As an additional procedure, after the cleaning process is completed, we will use a Hygiena luminometer (in conjunction with ATP swabs) to detect residual ATP as an indicator of surface cleanliness. This test is conducted in the cottage with almost instant results, and we will only make cottages available for check-in when they pass the test.

Welcome

We hope you agree that your cottage and holiday will be as safe as you could ask for. We would ask for your co-operation, understanding and patience, as these new stringent procedures may create a delay in cleaning our cottages ready for check-in. Remember that your safety is our first concern and any delay is only as a result of us taking your wellbeing seriously and following Government guidelines.

 

Second home owner in the Peak District?

Cleaning your second home in the Peak District

If your Peak District cottage is your second home or you have had some work done, you may not need a full holiday changeover service – which we can also offer!

So, we also provide just cleaning services so your second home or holiday cottage is still fresh and pleasant when you arrive. Our aim is to deliver the very best level of service to our holiday cottage owners. Within this industry, little things make a big difference. We don’t like wonky pictures, we don’t like broken lightbulbs, we don’t like crumbs under sofa cushions…

This isn’t a  ‘one size fits all’ service – we will tailor the cleaning service for each property. However typically this will include;

  • Airing all rooms in the cottage
  • Wipe down/ dust surfaces
  • Sweeping/ mopping and vacuuming floors
  • Clean and sanitise kitchen & bathroom including the fridge, oven, and cupboards
  • Sweep outdoor terraces/ patio and/or decking areas
  • Clean windows and blinds

Contact us for more information on 01629 828 215 or email: enquiries@cottageteam.co.uk for a chat about how we might be able to help you.

Keeping an eye on your Holiday Cottage or Second Home

Checking your Peak District Cottage

If there is no one keeping an eye on your Peak District cottage, anything might happen and you might not be aware until the problem has escalated. So if your cottage is left unoccupied for any period of time Cottage Team provide you with a weekly cottage security and maintenance checking service. This includes:

  • Checks for forced entry, vandalism, storm or frost damage, pests, damp, checking fuel levels, guttering checks etc.
  • Ensure heating, burglar alarm, fire protection systems etc. are set correctly and operational
  • Key Holding / Access Management
  • Mail Management – mail collection, mail re direction and junk mail disposal
  • Meter readings – taking as required

We offer this support service at a fixed price of £75 a year per cottage.

We are recruiting

We are recruiting part time housekeepers / cleaners for holiday cottages in the Peak District. Up to 10 hours per week. Team leaders, £10.50 / hour; Cleaners £8.50 / hour. Own transport.

We operate a mobile team approach to cleaning the cottages. This means that the location of work will vary from week to week – giving people the opportunity to work in different places and with different people, which helps keep things a bit more varied. The majority of the cottages are within 5 miles of Bakewell with a couple a little further afield.

The work is all year round but there are usually less hours in the winter months. We are advertising for up to 10 hours per week, which will usually spread over 2 or 3 days. The majority of work is on a Friday, Saturday or Monday – when cottage guests changeover, between the hours of 10am and 2pm. We do also have a need for staff on other days of the week, but currently that is not as frequent.

Call 01629 828 299 to apply

 

Welcome to our new website

After a couple of months of planning, we are delighted to announce the launch of our new website.

We hope you like the fresh new look to the website and the improved navigation that will allow you to find the information you need more quickly and easily.

We hope you like our new look…… we certainly do!