Strathendrick House Facilities & Usage Instructions
Wood / coal burning stoves
Linen and Towels
Wireless internet access (no PC Supplied)
1 x large flat screen with free view channels
1 x large TV
1 x DVD player with each TV
5 Ring Hob
Iron and Ironing Board
Emu Garden Furniture
Games room with Table football
Travel Cot, High Chair & Push Chair (on request)
Weekly house cleaning service (on request)
Private local pool/gym/spa within 1 mile (daily membership available)
Stables (riding lessons can be organised from the stables next to the house)
All cleaning after your stay is included in the cost
Linen and towels are provided. Electricity, solid fuel and heating included. A supply of logs and coal are included. This should be ample for your stay; however should you require more coal it can be purchased. Please speak with the house keeper
Good Housekeeping Deposit £250.00
A refundable £250.00 (Sterling) good housekeeping deposit is required to book the property.
We prefer credit cards for the deposit. ; However if this does not suite then a cheque / bank transfer is acceptable.
The deposit will be re credited to your credit card or returned after the premises have been vacated and checked for damage & breakages.
We prefer all further payments by credit card but cheques / bank transfers are also acceptable in Sterling or Euros.
Key fobs are provided
A deduction of £100.00 will be made from the deposit should a fob be lost or damaged
The house is alarmed and must be kept so for insurance purposes. The alarm must be set when you leave the house.
To use the fob simply hold the fob up to the bottom of the alarm panel and hold it there until the alarm either activates or de-activates. Activication is verified when a message comes up on the LCD display at the top of the system.
(To control the alarm manually without fob)
When you leave the house, open the alarm box and press a –
a series of beeps indicates you have 45 seconds to leave the house.
The alarm control box is situated in the utility room. The utility room situated behind the kitchen in the small corridor on the right. There are two boxes on the wall of this room adjacent to the utility room sink. The top one is for the alarm. The bottom one sets the heating.
When you enter the house, the alarm will sound. Go straight to the alarm in the utility room and enter the code (xxxx) + enter. This will stop the alarm.
There are two multi fuel stoves in the house, one in the lounge and one in the dining room. They provide a wonderful and economic way to heat the house, as well as providing a lovely heart to both rooms. Coal is provided as is wood and both are at the kitchen glass door entrance. You can find an axe by the fridge to chop kindling. Firelighters are in the cupboard under the sink, or available at the spar in the village.
To start the fires
Open both the disk vent and the stainless steel rod vent as far as possible and light the fire using wood and firelighters. Wait until the wood has caught well and then add coal. Wait for 5 minutes or so until the coal is glowing and then shut the disk vent by turning it clockwise, allowing the fire to be provided with enough air to keep it lit. The stainless steel rod vent is to be used to control the fire.
Do not keep the vents open as the fire will over heat and cause damage to the stove and glass. The thermostat should remain at a max of 300-400 degrees. Temperatures over 500 degrees are dangerous.
At night, add coal, then allow the coal to ignite and only then shut the vents down – the coal will burn slowly overnight. In the morning, open the vents and the fire will spring to life. Rake out the ashes into the container underneath, and using the gloves provided; empty the ashes into the metal bucket outside the kitchen doors.
The heating is oil. This will be delivered automatically by a local supplier using a signalman service. For this reason, do not unplug the white plugs in the kitchen (one on the work surface to the left of the cooker and one under the curved breakfast bar on the left). The heating is automatically timed to come on in the morning and the evening. Please do not adjust these times. The thermostat is situated in the kitchen above the light switches in the corridor going through to the playroom.
There is a Wi Fi facility at the house that is switched on.
Please do not water the plants
The light switch is located behind the coat stand
Study and master dressing room
These rooms are out of bounds. A small amount of worthless but nonetheless personal effects are kept there along with all our books. These are very precious to us.
Situated in the upstairs corridor in between the twin and single rooms. Please do not use anything from there as you have been provided with clean sheets and towels.
If you light candles, please do not forget to blow them out!!
All patio window keys are held on individual key hooks behind the curtains of each bedroom. To lock after use you must lift the door handle further than the normal horizontal position. The keys must be returned to their hook after use. If they go missing we will have to replace the locks!!
Please take rubbish to the large refuse bins at the side of the garage.
The large grey one is for general household waste
The large brown one is for garden refuse and biodegradables
Plastic and glass bottles get deposited separately in bins provided