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The Orangery

Turriff, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail (Ref. 974069)

4.6

Very good

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "Not up to Sykes Standards, as we have previous cottages."

    Reviewed by SandraApr 2022

  • "Great place very relaxing"

    Reviewed by AndyApr 2022

  • "We loved The Orangery!"

    Jamie was very helpful! Perfect for a relaxing week away. Hope to return sometime soon.

    Reviewed by TracyMar 2022

  • "Loved our stay here."

    On the owners advice we went to the northern coast which was stunning. If you are looking for somewhere to kick back, relax and get away from the rat race, this is ideal. Loads of countryside to walk around by the cottage itself and surrounding area. The dog had an absolute ball. Could have done with additional seating in the lounge but other than that, the facilities were spot on. Had everything we needed. Look forward to visiting again later in the year for sure.

    Reviewed by NicolaJan 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay over Christmas at The Orangery."

    We had everything we needed. Jamie was very welcoming and popped by a couple of times to make sure all was OK. We didn't get around to visiting his farm so will look forward to that next time. We really loved the conservatory space. It was beautifully lit with lots of twinkle lights and was nice to sit at the wood burner in the evening while our dog ran about with his toys. The eco hot tub was fantastic, we were in it most nights. It took a few hours to heat up, but well worth your patience, just keep stoking it up as it burns through the wood pretty quickly. We found using smaller logs produced more flame which heated up the water quicker. We felt the living area would benefit from adding an armchair. There are lots of walks around the area, the forest walks were amazing and our dog had a great time investigating every inch along the way. All in all we loved our stay and will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by GwenDec 2021

  • "Lovely place, really pretty, Jamie was super helpful and easy to get hold of."

    Reviewed by ShannonNov 2021

  • "The property is charming."

    Very French in style. Solid wood doors and thick walls. We didn't get to meet the owner Jamie but a quick call to him regarding logs and bedroom curtains was soon solved. Logs delivered so we could light the wood burner in the orangery and new bedroom curtains installed which changed the whole room from looking unkempt to plush. There was no armchair in the lounge and the settee was quite small. We brought one of the chairs in from the orangery which helped but neither were very comfortable. The bed was huge and so comfortable I had the best night's sleep ever. We didn't use the hot tub as we had read how long it takes to heat up and the weather was cold and wet but the bath in the bathroom was huge and lots of hot water. We would have liked more cleaning equipment a soft brush to sweep the orangery as grapes and leaves kept falling down. There was a large outside sweeping brush but it was too course for inside. There was no vacuum cleaner. Our dog doesn't she'd but I can imagine if you had a dog that did you would not be able to clean the hairs up. Overall we got to love the cottage and in better weather would love to visit again. The scenery and night sky was amazing. It is a bit remote but that gave it it's charm.

    Reviewed by Margaret NualaOct 2021

  • "Lovely quirky cottage with all the amenities you need."

    The orangery was absolutely lovely with the gorgeous lights, open fire and grapes... The kitchen was well equipped and the owner helped with a dodgy door. The outside space was lovely and the dog loved the enclosed garden. Great having WIFI as was able to keep family updated on our holiday and for them to know we arrived safely as our journey was very long and arrived late at night. Hot water and heating always available. Bath was big enough to drown in!.. I'm quite short! The shower wasn't very powerful but there was always plenty hot water. Bed very comfy, maybe too comfy some days... French doors in the bedroom opened on to the secluded little area with the hot tub, we didn't try that on this stay. Very happy with our stay and we would definitely book again were we in that area again.

    Reviewed by SallyOct 2021

  • "Just returned from a fabulous week at The Orangery after booking it over 12 months ago as our 'light at the end of the tunnel' - we were not disappointed!"

    The accommodation is as shown in the photos, it has a homely feel and we appreciated our welcome pack of wine and shortbread. Jamie called first evening to check all was well and gave tips on running the hot tub stove - the secret is to really fill the firebox, it seems to burn from the back so use the poker to push the wood back each time you refill. Managed to get upto temperature in 2hrs, sometimes needing to top up with cold water. We were able to watch bats and saw shooting stars on the clearer evenings though it's still just as relaxing in wind and rain :) The Orangery location is a good base for exploring, we particularly liked Delgatie Castle and it's tea room and woodland walks as well as Cullen. Would love to come back.

    Reviewed by ValOct 2021

  • "Thank you so much for a delightful stay!"

    It was so nice to feel at home so far away from the United States! It was a pleasure meeting the owners and getting a tour of their farm. I was so thrilled to be invited into their home to print off documents that I needed to return to the states after my stay. It so nice to be treated so kindly! If I return to Scotland, I will definitely be returning to The Orangery. Thank you again for everything. I am still working on my accent. :) It may be a work in progress for a while. Hope to come back soon!

    Reviewed by JessicaOct 2021

  • "Although very cosy, quiet and relaxing it could be much better."

    hotos on site out of date. Cottage needs a serious overhaul in decoration, deep clean and repairs. Hardly any visitor information and out of date RA and fire equipment. Nothing to clean up with. Hot tub takes nearly 3 hrs to heat.

    Reviewed by ShirleySep 2021

  • "We visited The Orangery as part of our honeymoon celebrations."

    We had read lots of the reviews and were looking forward to our stay. What can I say - wow. The photos don't do the property justice. It was quirky and rustic and a wonderful place to stay with all facilities you could need. We enjoyed the hot tub - the hubby sorted that out and whilst it did take time to warm up, once ready, it was lovely. We enjoyed time playing board games in the orangery part of the property and it was a great place to get our washing dried - we made a make-shift washing line and clothes were dry within the day. Jamie, the owner, was really friendly and helpful. Came to check we were managing okay and his son took a shine to our dog, Lucy. We ordered an Asda grocery delivery for the day of arrival and this turned up no problem. We also ordered a couple of board games from Amazon and these were delivered. There is a small Tesco supermarket in Turriff where we picked up extra bits of shopping. Whilst staying here we visited Delgatie Castle, Gardenstown, Bullers of Buchan and Aden Country Park. All lovely places for walking with our dog. Would love to visit again some time in the future. Absolutely loved it.

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2021

  • "The Orangery is a fantastic place to stay and is an idea base for the surrounding area."

    We will return to the Orangery in the future

    Reviewed by BernieAug 2021

  • "The Orangery is a beautiful, querky little haven."

    It has been made with so much love. It was a joy and a privilege to be there. The coast line is genuinely awesome and a bird watching paradise.

    Reviewed by GeorginaJul 2021

  • "Serene and peaceful Jamie is a great host"

    Reviewed by GarryJul 2021

  • "Lovely location and accommodation, perfect for exploring the Moray coast."

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2021

  • "We spent a week at The Orangery it's a good location for exploring the beaches and coastline, However the cottage was dirty and not as described on Sykes website I did speak to the owner's colleague regarding this she seemed surprised and said they thin on ground but surely it was shut during lockdown which would have given time to do the issues Its very tired needs an update, new kitchen equipment and a good clean the deep clean for Covid was not existent, the shower screen had the seal missing so water poured on the floor which was dangerous very slippy, we didn't use the hot tub as it takes around 3 hours to warm up and the wood is £5 a bag so quite costly on top of your holiday, the locks on the doors are faulty, it just generally needs some money spending on it, I'm sure people will still book it as its quirky but I wouldn't return, I did leave feedback in the visitors but I doubt anything will be acted upon while the money is coming in."

    Reviewed by KaraJun 2021

  • "It was a lovely place to stay."

    Everything we needed. Only thing I would say hot tub took to long to heat up and wasn't as hot as would of liked. Other than that amazing. Thank you. Dog loved it. So relaxing.

    Reviewed by JackieJun 2021

  • "Holiday was fantastic."

    Jamie the owner was on hand if needed and very helpful. Hot tub was great once you get the hang of the wood burner. Would highly recommend a visit and will definitely return

    Reviewed by JoanMay 2021

  • "The standard of the cottage."

    The extra touches that the owner has added. Lovel tranquil spot .Full of character. Definitely recommend

    Reviewed by JenniferMay 2021

  • "We have recently returned from a week stay at The Orangery which is in a beautiful secluded and peaceful setting."

    We had a very enjoyable week, exploring the surrounding area, finding lots of gorgeous beaches, coves and villages. We arrived on Saturday, after a 9 hour journey, to find there was no heating and the TV and wifi were not working.  Jamie and his team acted promptly to attempt to resolve the problems, restoring the heating later that evening. The TV was replaced with a new one the following day and the Wifi was up and running by Tuesday evening.  Overall cleanliness of The Orangery was good, however, the curtains in the bedroom were very badly stained and there were obvious signs of wear and tear, such as broken door handle on sliding door, the foot pedal on the bin was broken, there was chipped crockery and glassware,  and obvious signs of paint work requiring attention. Comfort was good overall, the bed was extremely comfortable and we both slept very well all week.  Our stay overall was very enjoyable, we just felt that attention to detail was somewhat lacking, considering the four star (tick) rating.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "Our weekend away was lovely, very quaint and comfortable cottage in lovely surroundings."

    The host Jamie was so friendly and helpful and the hot tub was so relaxing once we got it going! Would definitely go back again!

    Reviewed by WendyDec 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely fabulous lovely all round"

    Reviewed by JackieNov 2020

  • "The accommodation was lovely, The orangery part was past its best with bunches of grapes and leaves falling all around."

    We had a visit from a little mouse who enjoyed the falling grapes. The hot tub was log fired and took over four hours to get up to low temperature , but was very enjoyable. Overall the break away was good.

    Reviewed by WilliamNov 2020

  • "The Orangery is a fabulous cosy cottage in a beautiful location."

    It was spotlessly clean and a warm and comfortable place to stay for a week in Aberdeenshire. Jamie is lovely and he couldn’t do enough to ensure our stay was fabulous. There was a bottle of wine and chocolates upon our arrival which is a really nice gesture. The grapes growing in the Orangery are delicious and the plants add to the character of the room along with the wood burner. We would certainly recommend the Orangery and Aberdeenshire is a truly amazing part of Scotland. The coastline/beaches are breathtaking and there are lots of woodland to explore, our dog enjoyed himself very much. The property is a credit to Jamie and we will definitely be revisiting. Elaine and Steve Edwinstowe Nottinghamshire

    Reviewed by ElaineSep 2020

  • "We went on our second holiday in the Orangery a couple of weeks ago."

    It really is a beautiful little cottage with lots of character and features. Jamie recognised us from last year on arrival and showed us changes within the property - along with the abundance of grapes growing in the Orangery garden room! There were lovely little touches like the wine, chocolate and flowers left for us and the tealights on the old stone wall. Everything was very clean and tidy inside and out when we arrived, exactly as we remembered it last time. We discovered so many lovely walks, castle ruins and areas for mountain biking but there is so much to do we'll have to go back again to discover it all! We are more than happy to book the orangery again for our next holiday in 2021. Thank you once again Jamie for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by JenniferAug 2020

  • "Quirky cottage in a beautiful setting with the added benefit of a hot tub."

    Ideal location for exploring Aberdeenshire and its fantastic coastline.

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2020

  • "I was gutted having booked the week when the Scottish lock down was enforced."

    I could have stayed here for more than a week very easily. The cottage was very clean and had everything that was needed. So sorry I never managed to use the hot tub, but I just felt Covid19 looming over me.... will definitely rebook once the world has found a vaccine. James, the owner was very friendly while affording the privacy needed.

    Reviewed by SabineMar 2020

  • "Turned up everything in place clean though out."

    One phone call neaded to Jamie or owner for help with hot tup sorted out straight away with now problem.fantastic braek Thank you all.

    Reviewed by DerekFeb 2020

  • "The Orangery was fantastic!"

    One of the best experiences I've had for a short break. The cottage was excellent, cosy, comfortable, clean and well equipped and the hot tub was great fun and easy to use. Jamie was a fantastic host and had the fires lit for us arriving. Would definitely recommend and will be back to stay at the Orangery again.

    Reviewed by BoyanFeb 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our week at The Orangery!"

    Jamie is an excellent host and the cottage itself was lovely and homely - we were gifted a bottle of wine, eggs and bread which was a lovely touch. He provided us with wood and was on hand if we needed anything. The cottage *does* have WiFi and the internet connection was really reliable. TV signal was hit and miss during storm Ciara, but we rarely watch it anyway. Great heating system! Plenty of bath and beach towels provided, so you don’t need to bring any. Loads of books, jigsaws and puzzles to occupy you if you forget anything! The bed was really comfy and the wood burning hot tub was amazing! As others have mentioned, it takes a couple of hours to heat up, which wasn’t a problem for us at all: leisurely supper, game of Scrabble, music, then into the hot tub to see the stars - bliss! Thanks again for your hospitality Jamie.

    Reviewed by NicoleFeb 2020

  • "My partner and I stayed here for 3 lovely night!"

    The place is just lovely! Cozy cottage but also has an outside in area with a log burner which was just lovely! It had everything you needed and Jamie the host was just awesome! He left us some welcome gifts as we didn’t arrive until later that night. Fresh flowers, music playing, hot tub ready! Could not have asked for a better welcome! The wood burner hot tub was Fab! We were in 2 minds about it at first but if you know how to get a fire going you will have no issues and in 2 hours the hot tub was toasty and ready to use! It was perfect and so relaxing! Thought we would miss the bubbles but we didn’t! Sitting in the hot tub in the cold January weather with a glass of wine was bliss! Jamie also popped over just to make sure we were managing with the hot tub and that all was ok! He is a lovely man that works very hard! He took us on a tour of his farm and upcoming projects! We loved this. He is very passionate! We also visited Pennan and found a few hidden Gems in the surrounding area! Beautiful peaceful place and it was just what we needed! We will defo be returning in the future!

    Reviewed by LynseyJan 2020

  • "My husband and I had a wonderful 5 nights at The Orangery near Turriff."

    We arrived to a really thoughtful basket of essentials (bread, eggs, milk etc.) and the cottage was lovely and warm and clean. Jamie, the owner, was really friendly and we can't thank him enough for his hospitality. He was on hand to answer any questions we had and made really good recommendations of places to eat and visit. The Orangery is in such a peaceful and beautiful setting, and I would be happy to recommend it to anyone who is looking for a relaxing break in Scotland.

    Reviewed by MorganJan 2020

  • "A huge thank you to Jamie for giving us a much needed getaway at the Orangery."

    The cottage is wonderfully cosy, and set in such an idyllic location that gives you the feeling of seclusion yet only a 5 minute drive from all the amenities in Turriff. The wood-fired hot tub was particularly lovely on a crisp, clear evening! To top it all off, Jamie invited us to his farm to see the awesome projects he has on the go, and even arranged a guided tour of the nearby Craigston Castle. We will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by PortiaDec 2019

  • "The hot tub and the fresh wood delivered to the door"

    Reviewed by JaneNov 2019

  • "Was a great break and would defo go back but wouldn’t go back to the orangery ..."

    Was a great break and would defo go back but wouldn’t go back to the orangery as the hot tub didn’t work no matter how hot we got that fire but we did get full use of other hot tub so will defo book mill town 2 bed apt for next year

    Reviewed by LynneNov 2019

  • "Absolutely gorgeous little cottage."

    The pictures don't do it justice. It's homely, unique, the orangery is absolutely stunning, both in the morning for breakfast, and softly lit at night with the fire on - very cosy. Jamie, as everyone else has mentioned, goes out of his way to make your stay enjoyable. All in all, we'll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by NickySep 2019

  • "The cottage is very peaceful and quiet."

    All you require for a relaxing break Jamie, the owner, was very friendly and helpful. My wife and I had a great time there, in the hot tub, And visiting the local area. Portsoy is a must. I would recommend the Orangery very highly. Intend to return next year.

    Reviewed by RobinAug 2019

  • "Excellent location, and gorgeous unspoilt scenery."

    The orangery is perfect to get away from hectic lives and unwind in perfect surroundings. A truly unique place to stay.

    Reviewed by MichelleJul 2019

  • "Perfect setting,the Orangery and cottage were superb!"

    ! Very well equipped everything you needed was at hand from cleaning products to shampoo and conditioner. The hot tub and barbecue were used regularly and plenty areas to sit,eat and enjoy the views. The owner Jamie is the kindest most hospitable man you could ever hope to meet and does everything he can to make sure you enjoy your holiday. It was a magical week and would highly recommend this place for a peaceful relaxing break!!! Will definitely go back as we had the best holiday ever ,so much to do and the area is beautiful and spotlessly clean.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2019

  • "We really liked the cottage, both for it's location and because it satisfied all our requirements and was very comfortable."

    The unusual layout with the entrance through the Orangery added to the experience..The cottage was very clean and well set up. We really appreciated the milk in the fridge and the french baton and fruit that awaited us on arrival. Most of all we appreciated Jamie's friendly welcome, help and advice on the area.

    Reviewed by GeorgeJun 2019

  • "Absolutely stunning cottage, Orangery was brill, we sat in it every night in front of the log burner after enjoying the hot tub, walks nearby are really good and perfect for wildlife spotting."

    Jamie who owns the cottage is super friendly and couldn't do enough for us offering advice on where to visit and eat. Perfect for a quiet get away for two and your dog

    Reviewed by CarlJun 2019

  • "First of all we would like to thank Jamie for being the perfect host, nothing was too much trouble for him, such a friendly down to earth guy."

    We arrived pretty late on our first evening and the welcome pack was gratefully received and the fresh flowers too. The cottage is absolutely stunning and has lots of quirkiness about it. It is very warm and in our opinion very well equipped. The orangery is fabulous, especially if the weather is having an off day as you still get the feeling of the outdoors but with the benefit of a log fire if needed. Now the hot tube is a perfect bonus, it might take a little time to get the water to temp but we quickly learnt how to plan our day to ensure that we made full use of it and lots of fun was to be had chopping up the logs and setting the fire. There are miles and miles of walks to be found and right outside the door is a woodland walk perfect for a stroll with the dog after tea.

    Reviewed by KeithMay 2019

  • "It seems to be a much forgotten part of Scotland, but is a must visit, and there is plenty to see and do."

    We had a stay at the Orangery while doing the NC500 touring route, with a detour, and it was well worth doing so. We were delighted with both the stay and the host Jamie, who was warm, welcoming and helpful. The photos and description are perfect, and it is a quite unique place to stay. It was well equipped and homely, with nice touches such as the food and wine awaiting us, and the use of the wood-fired hot tub. The neighbouring woods were full of wildlife, with sightings of deer and buzzards on every walk through it. It was all superb, and we would like to thank Jamie for happy memories of a wonderful stay. Being able to bring our dog along was essential, and he enjoyed the woodland walks too.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2019

  • "We already had high expectations because of the pictures and reviews, however the orangery was even better than we’d imagined!"

    It’s such a beautiful place, surrounded by beautiful places to explore. It has the coast and countryside close by and just being in the cottage if the weather is bad is wonderful. James was a lovely host, he had fired up the log burners for us when we arrived and the map he’s drawn that’s in the cottage is so helpful and was on hand if we need help with anything or any information. We’re already planning to go back with family next summer.

    Reviewed by SamanthaApr 2019

  • "Exceptional- Wonderfully rustic."

    What a welcome- On arriving the fire had been lit, the flowers had been freshly cut, we had a lovely surprise of a bottle of wine and other fabulous food items, music on in the background and from the moment we arrived we truly did not want to leave. We can not decipher whom we are in love with more, Jamie’s Mum, Cuckoo or the man himself Jamie. When leaving here after a week we were due to continue for a few more days on to the borders-however because we knew nothing would compare we went home and started planning for our return. This property does have a wood burner hot tub which due to poor health was unable to use-however even this was fired up and ready to go- phone Jamie first if you have accessibility questions or maybe an arrival time if you wish your tub to be just the right temperature. Thank You Jamie

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2019

  • "We had a fantastic week at the Orangery."

    Jamie, the host, could not have done more to make us feel welcome and share all the great things to experience in Aberdeenshire, including providing a personalised map of the area. The cottage had everything needed for a short break, was ideally located to travel around the area and Jamie bent over backwards to accommodate us, including light our fires for our return. Thank you for a relaxing, enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by KevinApr 2019

  • "The Orangery is absolutely gorgeous, with its rustic and quirky decor."

    Everything from the cottage itself to the location is spectacular (close to Turriff and a short distance from the coastal towns). The host, Jamie, was so friendly and most accommodating. He went above and beyond to make sure our stay was perfect. We would highly recommend The Orangery to everyone.

    Reviewed by JacquelineApr 2019

  • "The cottage was exactly what me and my girlfriend were looking for, The owner Jamie went above and beyond to make our stay fantastic."

    Reviewed by NorrieMar 2019

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, supply of hot water plentiful for showers, limited for baths; basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room.
  • Eco biomass heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, kettle, fridge, dishwasher, freezer, washing machine
  • TV with freeview Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Starter bag of fire wood provided, £5 charge per bag thereafter
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed decking area with furniture and wood fuelled hot tub
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 5.2 miles and pub 5.4 miles
  • Note: Though all rooms are on the ground floor, there is one step up to the bathroom
  • Note: Check in is after 4pm

The property

The Orangery is a romantic property located on the outskirts of Turriff, Scotland, in the heart of the countryside. Set in a courtyard, with other properties - this dwelling offers unique accommodation for couples.

An orangery sits at the front of the property, with a vaulted ceiling, large glass windows and a decking-style floor.

It is home to a cosy woodburning stove and a range of seating, including a delightful dining area where you can enjoy a romantic meal together of an evening.

The main house offers an open-plan kitchen and breakfast bar area, with plenty of modern appliances on-hand.

The sitting room has a sofa and armchair, and a wall-mounted TV - where you can relax and unwind of an evening with your favourite TV shows.

With all rooms being on the ground floor, guests have easy access to a family bathroom, with a bath and shower over.

The property boasts a large king-size bedroom with a lovely feature stone wall, and has French doors leading out to a decking area and has a table and chairs provided, as well as a large Lazy Spa Hot Tub which takes 2-3 hours to get to temperature.

Take a relaxing soak of an evening to get rid of those tired muscles.

There is off-road parking available for two cars.

Turriff is within driving distance of many tourist attractions including Delgatie Castle, which dates back to 1030 AD.

Most of what remains was updated in the 16th-century, with an additional chapel added in 1743 - showcasing a piece of local history and wonderful architectural sites.

The Orangery is the perfect property for a peaceful and tranquil holiday.

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About the location

TURRIFF

Aberdeen 34 miles.

Turriff is a busy and popular town and the main shopping centre for the surrounding farmlands. Set in the heart of Aberdeenshire, the town has excellent shopping and leisure facilities and a very good selection of restaurants offering both Scottish fare and international cuisine. The town is situated on a bend of the River Deveron and is surrounded by castles and woodlands. For golfers there is a good choice of clubs in the area, with the Fyvie Golf Club enjoying stunning views over the north east countryside. Nearby Bennachie is a distinctive hill with several tops and a great place to visit for young and old alike, with excellent footpaths and a popular visitor’s centre. The Banffshire coastline is a short drive away and from where you can take boat trips to spot dolphins.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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