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Getting Ready for Reopening- Covid19 Safety & Social Distancing

We are overly excited to be able to reopen and are looking forward to seeing all our guests, both old and new in the not too distant future. The last few months have been extremely difficult for everyone and we are incredibly grateful for the support that we have received.

The Government guidelines are continuously changing which we must adhere to. This can be a frustrating process on all sides but we will try and keep you updated as soon as they happen.

We have completed a thorough Risk Assessment of Glynn Barton Cottages and our main priority will be for the health and safety of our family, guests, and support teams. We have had to make some changes that we hope you will understand and have worked hard to make sure we have the correct safety measures in place for you to enjoy everything that Glynn Barton Cottages has to offer. With that in mind, participation in our activities and use of our facilities is at your own risk. We ask that everyone remain as alert as possible and to practise common sense when social distancing.

Glynn Barton is all about family and making memories. We will continue to host our magical holidays to the best of our ability in our slightly altered ways!

The important stuff….

Opening Date

We will be reopening on Saturday 4th July 2020

Cleaning Procedures

We already had high cleaning standards for all our cottages and facilities, but we have stepped it up even further. We will be following the PASC (Professional Association of Self Caterers) protocols and using Anti-Viral products for disinfection. Due to this we have had to change the check in and out times to make sure we can complete the requirements on changeover day.

We now have a 5-step process in place;

  1. Ventilate
  2. Eliminate
  3. Clean & Disinfect
  4. Check
  5. No Re Entry

Each cottage will be provided with a Glynn Barton COVID19 Care kit which will contain; a Mask, set of gloves, Hand sanitiser, Wipes, Viricidal Spray & Cloth. However, we strongly urge you to bring your own Hand sanitiser too.

Facilities on site

Whether it is the giant fort, maze, swings, or tennis there is lots to keep everyone busy. We are lucky to have lots of outdoor space where social distancing can be adhered to.

Our outdoor hot tub will be reopening on Saturday 11th July and our indoor pool on 25th July. The pool and hot tub will need to booked for private swimming sessions by cottage. We have set up an app and online to make it easier.

Unfortunately, we cannot open the soft play or play barn for the time being. With all our lovely toys it is not possible for us to maintain the standard required between guest use. We have lots of games available so if you would like some adding to your cottages please let us know. There will also be an activity pack in the cottages on your arrival.

Activities on site

We have been a little creative throughout lockdown with the outdoor space that we have. James has built a new fitness trail around the woods as well as an adventure clues trail. Freddie & Max helped build a game of Giant Quoits too!

We will be feeding all our animals on the farm through structured feeding sessions in smaller groups. They will also be available in the fields to visit at your own leisure.

We have hand sanitiser stations located throughout the property

Local Attractions & Things to do

Many of Cornwall’s attractions have started to reopen with their social distancing measures in place. It does mean that you cannot be quite so spur of the moment as attractions need to be pre booked with timed entry slots. Please book ahead to avoid any disappointment. Beaches are open with surfing lessons available and social distancing measures in place.

Our Digital Guestbook has an abundance of adventures for you to find with lots of open spaces and great for those little explorers

Food & Provisions

We will be stocking our lovely home-made meals by Angels in the Kitchen in the Glynn Barton Shop. The local pubs, cafes and restaurants are also offering pre ordered takeaway services. We also have a couple of Food Trucks which are delivering to Bodmin. This will all be available in our Digital Guestbook and the menu from Angels in the Kitchen.

Supermarket deliveries are being prioritised for those shielding but there are some slots available. The Cornish Food Box Company are delivering their usual straight from Field to Fridge locally grown produce too.

Arrivals & Departures

We will be sending out detailed instructions along with our new Digital Guidebook on the Monday before your arrival. This will contain everything you need for your arrival

What happens if…

If you start to show any of the following COVID19 symptoms prior to your holiday with us, please do not travel and let us know immediately. These are the current signs to look out for; a high temperature, new and continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

Guests showing signs of COVID19 whilst staying at Glynn Barton Cottages are required to travel home immediately and self-isolate in line with Government advice.

Finally if you have any questions on our processes or plans please get in touch via email at

We cannot wait to see you all!

James, Pippa, Freddie & Max



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