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.

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.

Updates at Folly View 2020

I briefly let you know about our updates at Folly View each year.

The main thing we have had to do this year is get new bed frames. They came from a company called Get Laid Beds. I refused to look at this website to start with as I thought it might be something naughty. We had only planned to update the double bed but ended up changing all three. They are very strongly made and they took some putting together. We hope you agree that they look great.

We have also had the carpets cleaned, apart from a bit of fading by the patio door, and they look lovely again. We found a local family company based in Telford, they were brilliant.

Because of all the wet weather over the Autumn and Winter the front door has been sticking. Having let it dry out it has still been sticking and I have sanded the frame until it doesn’t need slamming. It needs a couple of tweeks and the wood needs treating but nearly done.

I have sanded down the window frames and painted and oiled the patio door. The front door of Folly View has been sanded and painted and I put the door furniture back on last night.

I have acquired some new chairs which I am in the process of sanding, as they look a bit battered. So be patient, you may have chairs that don’t quite match for a while.

I have had to buy some new toys for our younger visitors to Folly View as some of the toys suffered some damage.

In the bathroom we have sorted out the sealant round the bath and bath panel has finally been sorted out and now stays where it should.

Every year I  scrub and treat the wooden garden furniture. I have taken the decision to not carry on using wood stain on the fencing. I scrub it every year and the blue is coming off. I decided it was a waste of my time painting the fencing because it would need doing again a month later.

I am sure you will find these changing make Folly View more comfortable for your stay.


What’s New in Folly View in 2019

There are a few updates and new things in Folly View for 2019.

A few of the things mentioned below were done during the latter half of last year.

We have had Folly View redecorated and I hope you will love as much as we do and therefore look after it. I had to have some of it redone because of guests not respecting the work involved. This upset me and our decorator.

I have bought a new set of bed linen for the twin beds as one set was showing a lot of wear..

Folly View New Bed Linen

Folly View New Bed Linen

There is a new wool duvet on the double bed and there are four new memory foam pillows in Folly View.

We now have a Smart television for Folly View, in that it connects to the internet. It is also bigger.

There are now more cushions and there is a free standing towel rail in each bedroom.

There are sausage draft excludes in the cupboards for customers use over the winter months.

I have recently stripped down the patio doors back to the wood. There is still hints of the old paint jobs but it looks so much better. We hope you like it too. I now have window frames and the front door to do.

I have also carried on buying interesting books on the area for you to browse during your stay.