Availability, Booking and Paying
In the first instance please phone or email us with your dates and we will let you know if they are available. Remaining available dates for 2017 are here.
To secure your booking we request a deposit of £50/person. This payment can be made by debit/credit card (via telephone), cheque payable to C&P Mason or by bank transfer.
The balance is paid at the end of your stay with by debit/credit card or cash please.
If you cancel your reservation within 21 days of the confirmed date of arrival and we are unable to re-let your room, we reserve the right to make a cancellation charge of the deposit paid. Cancellations more than 21 days prior, will not incur a cancellation charge and your deposit will be refunded.
Arrival and Departure Times
We are happy for you to arrive any time after 2pm - if you’d like to arrive earlier just give us a call to make sure we will be around. On departure day we ask you to vacate your room by 10.00am - but you don’t need to leave West Manse till late morning.
What to bring with you
Many quilters prefer to bring their own sewing machines but we also have several machines here you tcan use. We do ask you to bring your own rotary cutter, scissors, pins and machine needles - and please be sure to bring your machine manual if bringing your own machine! Apart from a couple of rolls of wadding and cushions pads - we do not sell fabrics, threads or other materials so try and bring these with you. If you run short you are welcome to delve into Chris’s stash of fabrics and threads, or there are a couple of quilting shops not far away. Other than sewing supplies - don’t forget your slippers if you are comfier wearing them, sensible shoes if you want to walk and a bottle if you want a nightcap!
Telephones & WiFi
Mobile reception here is not impossible - but not brilliant either! If you wish to use our land line there is no charge for calls to UK land lines.
If you need to leave an emergency contact number whilst you are away from home - please give our number Tel (Keith) 01542 842778.
Free WiFi is available through most of house.
We do not have TV’s in any of the bedrooms. If you are a sports lover - be warned, we do not have Sky either! We have several TV’s downstairs including a Smart TV so you can catch up on anything you’ve missed! We are able to record programmes for you to watch later if you wish and there is an eclectic mix of DVD’s in the lounge.
Smoking is not permitted inside the house under any circumstances. However, there are several sheltered places around where you can sit and partake without feeling like an outcast!
Really sorry but we are unable to accommodate visiting dogs - or other animals - in the house.
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How much does it cost?
Shared use of twin room £85/quilter/night
(Friends/relatives only - we do not force strangers to share!)
Single occupancy of room £90/night Smaller rooms Innes & Alice
£95/night Larger rooms Ker & Morrrison
Non-Quilting Spouse/partner £50/night
(Assuming sharing a room with a quilter!)
All rooms have either en-suite facilities or a private bath/shower room. Prices are fully inclusive of your room, breakfast/lunch/dinner, unlimited use of the workroom, all help or tuition, teas/coffees, cakes etc.
There are no hidden charges or surprise extras!
West Manse, Deskford, Cullen, Banffshire, AB56 5YJ Scotland
Tel 01542 842778 (any day up to 9pm!)
Chris & Pete Mason
Tel (+44) 01542 842778
You can phone us any day - and at any time up to 9pm.
“We both enjoyed our stay more than we could have imagined with lovely people and great hosts. Lots to do for the non-quilter and Pete a fount of local knowledge” Dave & Jo
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