Arrival is generally from 3pm. Detailed information and directions will be sent prior to your visit. Having collected the keys from the main house, parking is on the area by the old garage in front of the Cottage.


By 10am on day of departure. Please arrange to settle your account for any services provided during your stay.

Telephone and Internet Provision

The telephone in the hall takes incoming calls only. The number is 01673 838565. There is wireless Internet access.

Central heating and hot water

These are usually set to come on in the early morning and through the evening. Towel rails in the bathrooms are on a different circuit and are set to come on twice a day.


All bed linen and towels are provided. Please ask if more are needed during your stay.

Smoking Policy

We are a no smoking family and request guests not to smoke anywhere in the house please go outside on the patio.

Food Packs

Food packs to allow you to get through to your first local shop are available on request.


We regret that pets cannot be allowed. There are unfortunately too many sheep and farm dogs to allow any.

Rubbish disposal and recycling

Our local refuse collectors only collect from one bin but we will be pleased to recycle bottles/glass and cans/foil if you will be good enough to leave such items in the bins provided. We will be grateful if you will place all other rubbish in the dustbin prior to departure. Bins can be found in the outhouses.

Road and farmyard

Please note that vehicular access to the Cottage is by our farm track. Otby Lane is a Public Footpath and links with an extensive network of public rights of way, including the Viking Way. Information and leaflets are provided on the stand in the Cottage hallway.

Please also remember Otby is a working farm and that for a variety of reasons we are unable to grant access beyond the farm yard other than for fishing. Tractors and farm vehicles will often be using the yard and access road. Ample passing places are provided!

Please be aware that fishermen visiting Otby Lake also use the same access.

Shoot Days

Shoots take place during the season (September – January) and the yard is busy around 9pm and 3pm on these days. There is usually very little noise or disturbance around the Cottage during a shoot. You will be made aware of relevant dates with your Booking Confirmation but if you have any particular questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the Owners.

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