House in the Highlands

Einich, Newtonmore, Inverness-shire

COVID 19 - A guide for our guests

Following the Scottish Governments announcement we are now reopening on the 4th July and it is wonderful to welcome guests back to Einich although, as we are sure you will understand, we have been required to make certain adjustments to our operation of Einich and this page helps outline these. The adjustments we are making are for the protection of our guests and our team during the current coronavirus pandemic, whilst ensuring Einich will still be a destination where you can relax and enjoy the wonderful surroundings. Should you have any questions then do not hestiate to contact me by email, text or telephone.   

From the 2nd November 2020 the Highlands will be in Level One. This means:-

"At this time you should not meet anyone who is not in your household indoors in your home or in their home.  This applies to all age groups 12 and over. You can meet another household indoors in a public place such as a café or restaurant.  The maximum number of people who can meet indoors in a public (not a home) place are 6 which can be from up to 2 separate households. 

Children under the age of 12 from these households do not count towards the total number of people counted in a gathering". 

For more information please click here.

We will continue to monitor and respond to any changes of the Government requirements. It goes without saying that we do please ask guests not travel if they have, or are showing symptoms of, Coronavirus. We also ask all guests to comply with the Government requirements including travel to Einich and occupancy restrictions. If you have any questions relating to your booking then do not hesitate to contact me, or if you booked via our agent or one of their affliated companies, please contact the agent.  

We are following guidance from "Safer Stays" and the Association of Scottish Self Caterers to provide guests with the assurance that Einich is being kept to a high level of cleanliness.  

Arrival time.
Due to the more stringent cleaning requirements, and the additional time required to clean, we have moved our arrival time from 4pm to 5pm. Please do not arrive early as it is only fair on the team preparing Einich that they have the time required to ensure it is ready for your arrival.

During your stay
Ensure that the house is well ventilated during your stay.
Follow guidance on handwashing. For additional guidance see the NHS website.

Departure time.
To enable our housekeeper the maximum amount of time to thoroughly clean and air the house ready for the incoming guests, we ask that guests leave no later than 9am on the day of departure. 

Day of departure.
Prior to your departure please ensure that:

  • all bed linen is stripped and towels are bagged and placed in the rear porch ready for collection. 
  • a number of windows are opened to allow ventilation through the house.

Non essential items.
Having spent a number of years providing all the creature comforts for our guests, we have been asked to remove all non-essential items for the time being. This includes (but not limited to) items such as DVD's, game consoles, magazines, books, throws and cushions on beds. We ask for your understanding that Einich may not be quite the same for those who have visited previously (but the warmth of welcome and the wonderful countryside is!), but when we are allowed all these will be returned to there place in the house.
Supermarket and other deliveries
Asda and Tesco undertake deliveries to Newtonmore (subject to a delivery slot).
Viki, our previous housekeeper, is now providing an alcohol delivery service. If you would like to have a wee tipple ready for your arrival then for further details please contact her via The Wee Swally Bar on Facebook.

What's open and other useful information
Visit Cairngorms have produced a helpful website to provide guidance on what is open/partially open/closed. Well worth a look when you are planning your stay.

What should you do if you develop Covid 19 symptoms whilst on holiday.
In the event that someone develops symptoms whilst staying away from home, they should immediately book a test through NHS Inform or, if they can’t get online by phoning 0800 028 2816. In accordance with Test and Protect, people with symptoms are required to self-isolate for at least 7 days, and everyone in their household should isolate for 14 days. If the test is negative, everyone can end isolation. Current guidance directs that if guests who are isolating can travel home safely to isolate, avoiding the use of public transport, they should do this.

Please contact us immediately should there be a concern that someone has developed symptoms. 

Social Distancing
For up to date advice on social distancing please visit the Scottish Government website.



Einich, Golf Course Road, Newtonmore,
Inverness-shire PH20 1AT