We’re Good To Go

Here at Folly View “We’re Good To Go” and able to use the We’re Good To Go symbol.

The AA have arranged the We’re Good To Go initiative following The Covid 19 pandemic.

We're Good To Go Logo from Visit England COVID-19 Industry Standard

The We’re Good To Go symbols on our website show we have successfully completed a questionnaire of competence.

It reminds us all to keep our distance and to keep washing our hands.

We also asking guests to take their shoes off before entering the main rooms of Folly View to minimise transfer of infections at this time.

All these things, including stripping the beds at the end of your stay, help us to complete a deep clean at the end of your stay and before the next guests arrive.

It does smell a bit like a hospital at present but we want to make sure we keep everyone safe and well.

Visit England COVID-19 Industry Standard We're Good To Go Certificate for Folly View Let

We’re Good To Go shows we are working hard to keep our customers and ourselves safe.

Grants for Shropshire Market Towns

Shropshire Market Towns have been awarded £167,000 of grants to encourage visitors after the flooding earlier this year and of course in the aftermath of Covid 19.

Smaller Market Towns have been granted £50,000 between them. They will each be able to receive a grant of up to £5000.

Craven Arms Town Council are going to spread their grant over several initiatives.

They want to improve access and provide a secure environment for both locals and visitors after Covid 19. Not sure how this works, sounds good.

There will be money towards Local Produce Markets this Autumn in October and November, I do miss our Craven Arms Farmers Markets.

Money will be granted to Festive Events and the Christmas Lights.

There will also be joint admission offers for visitors attractions. A Passport scheme for all three of our visitor attractions, The Land of Lost Content, Stokesay Castle and The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, would be good. It would be good to see this before the end of this visitor season.

 

Shropshire opening

I have ventured into Ludlow and Church Stretton to see what is happening and what is open.  I have not been out and about much so some of this is gathered from guest and friends. This is not comprehensive.

So here is an idea of some places I know are open in Shropshire.

Ludlow Market is open with a one way system. The Castle and it’s cafe are open again for business.

Most shops were open except a few charity shops and some businesses which have unfortunately been effected by  Covid 19 Lockdown and will not open again. I am very sorry to see some of my favourite shops and cafes closed.

The car parks are busy but not full.

In Church Stretton most places seemed to be open although you may notice some changes when you enter them.  There are one way systems hand sanitizer stations and some places have shut off parts that are tricky with social distancing.

Heather Brae to the north of Church Stretton is open for business.

In Craven Arms the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is open, the cafe has less tables and was running  a less diverse menu.

The Land of Lost Content is open with a booking system.

Stokesay Castle is open, I don’t think the cafe is.

Ludlow Food Centre is open, I hear they have a very good system in side. The Plant Centre is also open and the Cafe.

Blists Hill is open, our last guests spent all day there when they ventured there.

In Craven Arms only one of the pubs is open, The Stables, drink only.

The Stokesay Inn has been taken over by local folks but is not yet open.

The Kangaroo at Aston On Clun is open with a booking system.

We hope when your come to Folly View you will find plenty to do

The Apple Tree at Onibury is open as is the Station at Marshbrook.

The take always in Craven Arms are open for business.

Don’t forget Tuffins do a lovely range of ready meals called Cook if you are not inclined to eat out.

 

Cleaning and changes at Folly View

I have already spoken about cleaning at Folly View and there will be some changes to this until such time as Covid 19 is no longer  a worry.

We are trying to think of everything to reassure our guests to Folly View.

One thing I didn’t mention was that we open the windows and doors to air out Folly View.

All kitchen utensils will be washed.

We will spray soft furnishing with a disinfectant spray.

I have put two duvet covers on the duvets, both of which will be washed between guests. We will do the same with  pillows. I always have three layers of mattress protection on which will be washed as well. Everything is washed at over 40 centigrade and where I can, hotter than this to kill any germs or bugs. All of the bedlinen is ironed as well.

Things will look a little different at Folly View. I will remove the ornaments and I will be removing the cushions. There will be no books or leaflets and for youngsters no toys.

The shower curtain will be changed between each visitor and washed or disinfected, depending on how it can be cleaned.

All the outside furniture and high traffic, touch areas will be sprayed with disinfectant.

As you can imagine if we have guests leaving and arriving the same day it will take a little longer for us to get through all of this.

I would ask that until further notice that guests leave by 9.30am and guests arriving get to Folly View no earlier than 5.30pm.

This will hopefully allow me to get some washing done as well.

I would ask that if you are not using the twin bedroom you do not store anything in there or go in there unnecessarily.

Please leave Folly View in a reasonable state when you depart as this does help us.

I hope this has been reassuring and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

 

 

Cleaning at Folly View

I thought it might be a good time to tell you about cleaning at Folly View.

This is not going to be the most exciting blog but with Covid-19 being such a concern I wanted to reassure our customers.

The first things we do are strip the beds and hoover.

When we wash the linen I always put a couple of drops of tea tree oil in the wash and I do all washing at temperatures of forty degrees or over.  For those who don’t know tea tree oil has anti bacterial and anti viral properties. Bed linen is all ironed.

The bathroom is cleaned from top to bottom. The tiles above the bath are washed down and rinsed with hot water.

The kitchen at Folly View is the area that takes the longest time to do as we re wash all the cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils. The fridge is striped out and washed, the cupboards wiped down and cooker cleaned.

The floors are then washed with hot water.

I damp dust using hot water with washing liquid and tea tree oil and lemongrass oil. Lemongrass oil has deodourising properties.

As well as wiping all the flat surfaces, I clearly inside the drawers, tops of the wardrobes, doors, door frames etc.

We also clean the light switches and plugs, door handles and cupboard handles.

Finally we hoover again and clean windows, if the weather allows this also includes outside. Then we are ready to welcome the next guests arriving at Folly View.

If we have guests leaving and arriving on the same day this takes most of the time available. I am grateful when guests leave early and or strip the beds, it really helps.

I hope it helps to know what we do for your stay.