Cottage rentals commence 1600 hrs (4 PM) on the day of arrival and should be vacated by 1100 hrs (11 AM) on the day of departure. Booking periods are Saturday to Saturday except out of season. Cottages must be vacated in a completely clean and tidy condition for the next occupant.
All cottages are self catering and have been inspected by Shamrock Cottages. Unless otherwise stated all include own separate entrance and are fully self contained and furnished with electric cooker and fridge, sufficient cooking utensils, glassware, cutlery and crockery for the maximum number of occupants specified and have immersion heater, electric kettle, floor cleaning equipment, blankets and pillows.
Many of our cottages are deliberately selected for their age and character and for their remote and secluded location. Most, consequently, have private rather than mains water supplies with resulting variation of quality depending on location. Some cottages have poor television reception, mainly due to remote location and generally only have two channels. (Think carefully before making your selection as they do not suit everyone). We would be glad to advise on cottages suitable for disabled clients.
Breakages Deposits and Extras
Breakages deposits, where specified, are payable direct to the owner on arrival. Electricity, gas, oil, solid fuel and linen hire are charged as extra and payable to the owner unless it is indicated that these items are included in the rental. Linen laundry charges generally vary between €10-15 per pair of sheets. Linen includes sheets and pillowcases, towels are only provided where stated (a charge may apply). There is no public refuse collection. Recycling is mandatory in most areas so please respect the owners instructions and extra charges where applicable.
EU pet passport rules apply throughout the EU. All dogs, cats and ferrets travelling between member states need an official recognised EU Pet Passport with veterinary endorsements certifying compliance with tests, treatments and vaccinations.
Pets are allowed in all cottages, where we do not mention to the contrary. If extra there is a charge of €15 per pet per week to the owner.
Please note that changes may be made to the particulars in this brochure and in this event, we will notify clients affected before commencement of their holiday. We would appreciate being told of any discrepancies or errors of description, so that these may be corrected.
If a problem should arise in the cottage always speak to the owner or caretaker before contacting Shamrock Cottages by telephone in the U.K. during office hours.
Passports are not required by British citizens born in the U.K. and travelling from Britain. You should check with your insurers that your vehicle is covered without additional insurance.
Medical treatment is available from a general practitioner, who has an agreement with the Health Board in Ireland under EU social security regulations. A European Health Insurance card (EHIC) should be obtained prior to departure (from Post Office or www.dh.gov.uk).
Shamrock Cottages are fully bonded with ABTOT in accordance with EEC regulations.
Additional information may be obtained from Tourism Ireland, tel 08000 397000.