We the owners are still following previous Government guidelines here at Summer Haze Cottage when cleaning the cottage etc. this is entirely for your peace of mind during your stay.  


A few comments due to the Covid -19 Virus and to further give you our guests peace of mind during their stay.


Due to Covid-19 certain new conditions have been updated for our guests well-being. For the time being arrival times have changed to any time after 5.00pm with the cottage having to be vacated by 9.30am at the latest. This gives our cleaners time to flush fresh air (for three hours) through all rooms and deep clean the cottage.


Beds must be striped with all linen placed in black bin liners with the same done for towels. This helps to protect our cleaners.


All bins to be emptied and placed in rubbish bins behind screens opposite play area.


The cottage will be deep cleaned with virus disinfectant and with PPE equipment and respirators worn by the cleaners. While we have practiced Government guidelines we remind our guests to practice responsibility for their own health by following government advice.


Remember even though your in the country side, field/footpath gates have been touched by others so its advised you take sanitiser on leaving the cottage. (we supply this).


If you are concerned with food shopping Tesco/Sainsbury’s will deliver here but you may have a wait and book a slot. We food shop at Lidl’s in Ilfracombe and it never seems to be busy except on a Sunday.


IMPORTANT: If any guest show symptoms during their stay, they and their party must terminate their stay as soon as can be arranged. Self isolating within the cottage is not permitted. This is Government Guidelines to the accommodation industry. We have other guests arriving on change over days all the way through to September.


Disinfection and sanitisation

All floors

Carpets rugs

Door handles, window latches

Controls and switches (e.g. light switches, cooking controls, television controls, fan pull cords     

Bathroom taps, toilet flush handles, toilet seats

Utensils, cutlery and crockery have gone through a dishwasher cycle

Furniture such as chairs, tables and parts of the bed frames

Children facilities such as bunk beds, toys (though reduced. Outside play equipment will be exposed to the elements for at least 9 hours as is all garden furniture)

All kitchen surfaces disinfected as all appliances

Viewing equipment such as TV

Wood burner

Logs have been outside and loaded with gloves on

Books DVD’s have been removed for your safety but are available on request                     


Key cleanliness guidelines support for our guests

We recommend  good hand hygiene for guests and anyone involved with our property during their stay.

We provide sufficient hand sanitiser, antibacterial soap products etc. and encourage hand washing regularly with water and soap for at least 20 seconds.


For your safety we implement social distancing policies during check-in and check-out, and during any interactions with guests.


We recommend washing any food packaging were possible or removing outer packaging before storing.


Bins are provided for waste.


We recommend removing shoes on entering the property


On departing from our property. No later than 9.30am please.

Again; Please leave tidy, it helps our cleaners greatly. All bedlinen to be removed and placed in the black bin liners supplied for each bed used this enables cleaners to easily place washing in machines. Towels etc. also to be placed in black bin liners provided.


Keys to be left under flower pot were first found


Thank you for cooperation during these current times.































We are located at:

Summer Haze Cottage

Higher Warcombe
Near Mortehoe


North Devon

EX34 7EJ


How to find us link

Contact us by phone on:

01271 870503









News for 2023 season


Short breaks (3 nights minimum) are now available from 2nd January through to 27th March. Please contact for confirmation of available dates and prices. Or follow this link: Availability & Rental Rates

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