Covid-19 Looking ahead to re-opening

by | May 14, 2020 | News

Dear All

We finally feel like we have turned a corner and are looking ahead to reopening and welcoming guests again with more clarity than before. You can sign up to our mailing list if you would like to be the first to hear when we know our actual reopening date.

The Government has indicated that the earliest that hospitality businesses will be reopening is July. Therefore, unfortunately anyone who has an existing booking at Manesty with an arrival date in May or June is extremely unlikely to be able to come to Manesty on their holiday. We hope that those guests will take up our offer to move their booking to a new date. Please get in touch if this is you. We will be prioritising the more imminent bookings so please bear with us if we do not reply straight away.

We are taking new bookings for holidays from July 4th onwards. Given the uncertainty of the situation, for new bookings made for holidays in July or August, if restrictions prevent us from reopening in time for your holiday you can move your booking to a new date within 52 weeks of the start date of your original holiday date.

It has been lovely to hear from a number of guests who have stayed with us before and who are keeping positive by booking their Autumn holidays. Thank you! Thanks also to all those who have had their holidays with us disrupted and have been so understanding about the situation we are all facing. So many of you have written kind and sympathetic emails which have been very much appreciated.

It hasn’t all been relaxing in the sunshine and daily exercise walking while we have been closed. We’ve been working hard and have used the opportunity and the weather to get those jobs done that are just not conducive to a relaxing holiday: digger work in the garden removing and moving overgrown rhododendrons; digging up and relaying drains; constructing a new terrace in front of High Seat made from some lovely boulders we had in ‘storage’; replacing some of the double glazing in Manesty Band and Cocklety How Byre which had misted up; repair work in a bathroom where we discovered a leak; ordering a new bespoke kitchen for the Caravan which will hopefully be (a) a very close match to the existing one and (b) be installed in time for our reopening; as well as other more minor jobs which seem to keep the days pretty full. The lawns are mowed (albeit a little bit brown!) and the flowers are out, all ready and waiting.

Best wishes to you all,

Cheryl and Alan

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