***Please note we have temporarily amended our booking conditions in light of travel restrictions. We are not taking any bookings for stays before 01 September 2020. If you wish to book for the remainder of 2020 then we will not ask for a deposit and any balance will not be requested until two weeks before your stay. You will then be fully refunded should travel restrictions be reimplemented. This applies to all bookings made since 23 March 2020.***
The person whose name appears on the Booking Form agrees to take full responsibility for ensuring that all members of the party adhere to the Terms and Conditions set out below.
To demonstrate our commitment to sustainability and protecting the environment we have been assessed under the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS). The GTBS is a national sustainable tourism certification scheme. We are extremely proud that we achieved a Gold Award when assessed against the scheme’s environmental impact and sustainable criteria.
We are committed to make Cill-Mhoire Lodges as environmentally friendly as possible.
Environmentally friendly cleaning products are used in all our lodges. All our linen is laundered on site using non biological eco products. We line dry whenever possible.
We are grateful to you for supporting us by recycling paper, glass, cans, cardboard and compostable items using the bins provided. A full list of items that we can recycle can be found in your information book.
Water for the garden and for any outdoor cleaning comes directly from a spring on site.
All paper used in our office is recycled and we use email as much as possible in order to reduce our paper waste.
The tea, coffee and sugar provided in the lodges is either Fairtrade or Rainforest Alliance Certified. Shortbread provided for our guests on arrival are manufactured in Dervaig.
Rowan and Sycamore lodges are heated with an efficient heat pump which provides heating and hot water. Willow and Beech are electrically heated and all heaters are thermostatically controlled. All our lodges are well insulated and have double glazed windows. Our energy and water consumption are monitored to identify opportunities to reduce consumption. Energy tariffs are reviewed on a regular basis. We are pleased to confirm our lodges were rated ‘Excellent’ in 2018 on our Green Tourism Carbon Certificate.
The electrical appliances in the lodges and our home are ‘A – Rated’ to minimize energy consumption. All the light fittings indoors and outdoors are fitted with LED bulbs. Outdoor lighting is on movement and dusk to dawn sensors.
Our Information book in the lodges have local information on what to do, where to go and where to eat.
Most restaurants on the island pride themselves on using the freshest, locally sourced produce and we are happy to promote them in our guest book, not only because they share our values but also because they are really great places to eat!
We recognise that exploring the island is very difficult without access to a car but we promote careful driving which will reduce fuel consumption. We also advertise the local bus service and the community bus. We encourage our guests to go on Wildlife tours that will show the best of the wildlife sites without causing harm by guests getting too close to the wildlife.
We would ask you to support us with this by contributing to this whilst staying at Cill-Mhoire Lodges.
Suggested areas where you can help as follows: