Unless otherwise agreed, no cleaning service is provided, but guests have access to 2 vacuum cleaners, sweeping brush, mop, etc., etc., as well as an adequate supply of bin bags and cleaning materials.Guests staying for 2 or more weeks, will be provided with fresh bedding and towels, together with any other utilities required, on a weekly basis.
Smoking: Careful, considerate smokers are welcome, but smoking is permitted only in the lounge and dining room areas.
Pets: Pets are welcome, also, but please keep them under control, and clean up after them, both in, and out of, the house.
Phone: Phone calls are available to, and from, the house payphone - 44 (0)1337/840372.
Broadband Connection: Free Internet access (2GB total monthly download maximum) for wireless enabled laptops, via BT Internet / Yahoo anywhere within the building, or on the terrace.
Electrical System: System will ‘trip’ in the event of an appliance fault, bulb failure, or overload. Re-set switch is located in the cloakroom. (See attached location plan). In the event of a power failure, tea lights, matches and a torch will provide temporary sources of light.
Central Heating System: Set at 20 degrees and continuous running. If necessary, re-set thermostat to your own, optimum comfort level or, if switched off, use the immersion to access hot water (see attached location plan).
Fire Precautions: There are smoke alarms throughout the house and those of the first floor landing and front door are high intensity light versions to identify an escape route if these areas are smoke filled. If using the open fire in the master bedroom, please make use of the fireguard provided. A fire blanket, fire extinguisher, torch and emergency first aid box are located in the kitchen. In the event of fire, dial 999 immediately and, if the blaze cannot be extinguished by the limited means at your disposal (e.g. the fire blanket and fire extinguisher), close all doors, evacuate the property immediately, assemble on the driveway, and await the arrival of Fife Fire & Rescue Service personnel. N.B. Family heads/group leaders should ensure that all members of their family/group are accounted for after evacuation, that residents of the adjoining property are alerted to the potential danger, and parked cars are removed from the driveway.
Emergency 999 Service: When contacting police, fire, ambulance or coastguard services via the 999 service, your address is – Abbotshill House, Monkswell Road, Newburgh, KY14 6AF. All such emergency calls from`the pay phone are FREE. The operator will normally have access to ‘caller ID’ but, if you are asked for the number from which you are calling, quote – 01337 840372.Veterinary Services:
For those guests who have brought their pet/s along, we have a very capable, caring, conscientious and experienced local Vet, in the person of Claire Poole. Her surgery, at 150 High Street (Tel: 01337 841010) is open:
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. / 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Weekdays (5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Thursdays) 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Saturdays
A ‘ no appointments’ system is in operation, but, for house calls/emergencies, Claire should be contacted on - 01337 870381.