Terms & Conditions.

Terms & Conditions, H & S, Environmental stuff, tips and hints for an enjoyable stay

Travel Insurance

We would recommend you purchase your own travel insurance that covers all eventualities.


The main booker must be over the age of 18 at the time of booking. We will require their full name, address, email and contact number. This person will be responsible for ensuring the terms and conditions are adhered to. Failure to sign and return these Terms and Conditions prior to arrival will result in the cancellation of the booking and we will retain your refundable deposit.  All bookings are non-transferrable.

Only the named guests may stay in the pods, the total number of guests should not exceed the capacity of the pods. No visitors allowed. In order to comply with our insurers, we reserve the right to refuse occupation on arrival should the group members not correspond to the details given to us. In this situation we will return your payment, less the deposit.

We do not allow hen or stag parties. The waterless compost toilet tends to put them off…


Full payment for your stay is required at the time of booking. Minimum stay 2 night.

Refundable Deposit

Each booking will also need to pay a £50 refundable deposit. In the event of any damage / breakages or not sticking to the site rules, part or all this deposit may be retained. For example: We will empty the composting loo after your stay,  you are responsible for leaving it clean, only use the supplied biodegradable wipes and cleaning fluids. If it’s not left clean, we will retain part or all of the deposit… If everything is fine, we will return your deposit within 48 hours of departure.

Cancellations/No show

Any cancellation requests should be e-mailed from the main booking email address only and should clearly state the main booking name, dates and reservation number.

30 days or more –               100% refund.

29 days -11 days –              50% refund.

Less than 11 day –              No refund

Please take out your own holiday insurance, make sure it covers everything…from pandemics to cancellations.

Health & Safety

Fire Safety

Please make yourself familiar with the Fire Action Plan in the welcome pack.

Smoking or vaping in or around the pods is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Please use the designated area and dispose of cigarette butts in the bucket. If you do not respect this request and we find evidence of smoking in the pods, we’ll hold back your deposit.

No naked flames/candles allowed in the pods. A lighter is provided for lighting the fire.

Please keep the hearth area around the log burner free from combustible items, including wood.

Wood, Kindling & Fire lighters etc: should be stored in the outside box.

Dispose of cooled ash in the metal ash bin provided. Store in outside box.

No fireworks permitted.

Our insurance does not cover any of the local lochs, they are not on our land. We can put you in touch with a Wild Swimming group if you want. Please do not swim in the lochs.

Check in / Check out.

Your cosy pod will be ready for you from 2pm on the day you arrive. Check out is 10am on the day you leave. Please leave the key on the work top. Our insurance stipulates that guests should not arrive or depart between 11pm and 7am.

Please ensure that the pod is left clean & tidy, respect the pod and its contents and you’ll be rewarded with a full and charmed life 😊 Please remove / recycle all rubbish and make sure the dishes are washed and put away. If any damage or accidents occur, please just let us know, you will be liable for covering the costs, and we may hold back your deposit.  We reserve the right to do this.

Please look after the keys, they don’t like getting lost and we will make a charge for lost keys.

There is parking for 1 car/pod. You leave your vehicle at your own risk, we can’t accept any responsibility for any loss, damage or theft while on site. Having said that, we live in the middle of nowhere, we’ve got CCTV cameras up that cover the car park, the birds may leave you a wee present..

Site rules

We want everyone that visits to have a lovely, relaxing and unique experience. This part of Scotland is largely overlooked by the masses, so if you’re a 24hr party person, its best you look to a more urban location. If you want to get away from it all, count stars, walk, cycle, explore, read and play games… our site is what you need. So, we ask that you behave appropriately, keep noise to a minimum and enjoy the peace and quiet. No amplified music. Failure to adhere may result in us retaining your deposit.

Wood burner

The stove will keep you warm and cosy, but it needs a bit of love and must only burn accredited / ‘ready to burn’ logs, firelighters and kindling. We’ll give you some logs to get you going. The rules on what you can burn are strict, kiln dried logs produce more heat and less nasties, you must only burn logs that have been purchased on site. You can buy an extra firewood bag, that contains the kindling, firelighters, kiln dried logs and eco night brick to keep you warm, its £8 for a wood burner log kit. Please do not burn anything that you haven’t purchased on site. No lighter fluid, firelighter blocks etc.


As your pod is off grid, it’s not connected to a mains water supply. We will provide you with bottles of water. For hot water use the stove top kettle to boil it. As we have no showers on site, it’ll have to be a strip wash!!!


We have 1 pet friendly pod (1 dog max), if you haven’t hired this, please don’t bring your furry friend. The pods sit within the Drumlamford Lochs wildlife area, dogs MUST be kept on a lead. Some of the surrounding fields may contain livestock. Make yourself familiar with the SOAC (Scottish Outdoor Access Code). If your dog leaves a pooy present, pick it up. We’ve got plenty of compostable poo bags. You can compost doggie do do in the same bin as your veggie waste. Please do not leave your dog unattended in the pod.


BUT we have a quiet retreat where you can relax and unwind, leave the laptop and phone at home, immerse yourself in the harmony of our little corner of Scotland.


We accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or injury to any member of your party that may occur whilst you are staying in a pod on site at Laigh Drumlamford. We do have public liability insurance.

Lost property

If you happen to leave something behind, please contact us and we will do our best to return it. This may incur a charge to cover postage costs.

Car Park

There is plenty of room in the car park, please just follow the signs. Our rough farm track is not suitable for large vans or cars with a low ground clearance. We can accept no responsibility for any damage, accidents or losses.

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