UPDATE – COVID - 16 January 2022

Please ensure you have the correct travel insurance when booking your self catering holiday for cancellations during the pandemic outwith Scottish Government travel restrictions. 

There is currently no restrictions on the number of people that can stay together in self-catering accommodation. 


Customers are advised to keep up to date with the latest Scottish Government advice on travel and should take in to account the latest guidance and their own personal circumstances before deciding whether to travel.


If the Scottish and UK Government impose further travel restrictions and you can no longer travel due to these Government travel restriction only, customers can book with confidence and know that you will have options to amend your booking as needed.

We have introduced a number of polices that allow guests as much flexibility as possible if you are impacted if the UK and Scottish Government change travel restrictions around self catering holidays, allowing bookings to be amended, extending balance payment dates and other options where needed. 

If you have an arrival date impacted by a UK Government Lockdown due to Covid-19 you will have the following options to choose:

  • A full refund.
  • Transfer to a later date.
  • A Credit Voucher to re-book your holiday.


Customers must always ensure they follow the latest government guidance whilst on their holiday.

If you are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19 before you arrive in one of our properties you must stay at home and self-isolate. You should not travel. Before sending your arrival information, we may request a declaration from you that you are not displaying any symptoms.

If you develop symptoms whilst staying with in one of our properties, you must inform us immediately and make arrangements to return home.

​Please note that if you test positive for Covid or are required to self-isolate before you arrive, you must cancel your booking. Our normal cancellation terms will apply and we strongly recommend that you take out suitable travel insurance to cover yourself for this eventuality.

Safer Stays Principles

Protection for Housekeeping.

Cleaning and Sanitising.

Increased cleaning time.

Removal of non-essential items.

Managing and reporting cases.

Safer check-in.

Social distancing.



In light of COVID-19 please ensure you check all features. There will be properties who have adopted new practices and measures in line with Government guidance so to keep us all safe. This may include new Arrival Instructions, Check-in times, Departure rules, if you are required to bring own bath towels etc. Please check when making your booking. Holiday properties owners have had to eliminate many items from the propery such as excess crockery, utensils, and cushions, in order to prioritise the safety and well-being of you and your family. Hopefully these measures will not have to continue for too long!

Please check all Arrival Instructions that will be emailed to you prior to your holiday.


When booking your self catering holiday please be mindful when travelling to your holiday destination that shops, attractions, pubs and other establishments are always subject to changes in their opening times and availability. It is not possible for anyone to predict the availability of such amenities and customers should always check directly with particular businesses if these are crucial to their holiday plans.


For all customers travelling to Argyll and to our communities we ask you to please respect the local commumities, follow the social distant rules and do your best to help the local communities to stay safe whilst visiting on your holiday.


COVID-19 Government Legislative disclaimer and Safety Procedures.

  1. All adults above the age of 16 residing in Argyll Self Catering Holidays holiday properties are required to read the following information, accepting the terms and conditions when making a booking this will confirm you have read, understood, and will comply with these items.
  2. Guests, prior to arrival, who are exhibiting symptoms or who has any reason to believe they may have come into contact with the virus up to 14 days prior to their arrival must follow the Government instruction to self-isolate and follow NHS guidelines and contact Argyll Self Catering Holidays.
  3. Any guest who has symptoms of COVID - that is a cough, a temperature or loss of taste or smell - should take immediate steps to book a test. You should immediately advise the Owner and/or Argyll Self Catering Holidays whilst staying at the holiday property. If this applies to you, please go straight to to get a test or, if you can’t go online, call NHS 24 on 0800 028 2816. If negative the guest will be required to prove the negative result. If positive then the guest must immediately leave the holiday property. If for any reason that it is not possible, and self-isolation is required to take place at any of Argyll Self Catering Holiday properties then you will be charged the nightly fees, and ALL fees for all bookings affected by this self-isolation. All fees will be borne by the guest.
  4. Argyll Self Catering Holidays have advised all property owners the Scottish Government protocols, cleaning practices and measure to keep inline with Government guidance.
  5. Guests to stay at their booked holiday property stay at their own risk.

For all Scottish Government Guidence:


Read the latest information on COVID-19 from Health Protection Scotland.

A minimum £25.00 admin fee may apply on cancellations.