We are Open for Business during the Pandemic

As a B&B providing accommodation to essential and "key" workers, The Moats is not affected by the hospitality trade lock-down, and REMAINS OPEN FOR BUSINESS AS NORMAL.


That means that, if you are a "key worker", or if you have no choice but to travel for work, we are permitted to accommodate you even under the new measures,

unless we or one of our guests displays possible symptoms.


Staying in a small private B&B like The Moats, enables you to minimise your exposure to the large groups of guests you often encounter in bigger hotels, bars and restaurants, 

because only 7 guests can be accommodated at one time.


Walking, hiking, rambling and riding - for which we have an exceptionally good local network of Public Footpaths and Bridleways - probably represent one of the lowest risk exercise options this year.


Since you can no longer eat in local restaurants, or drink in public bars, The Moats (which has a Five Star Food Hygiene Rating) will provide any meals you require to order. You are also most welcome to bring your own foods and utilise the cottage kitchen/dining area to prepare them.


During the crisis extra care will be taken with cleaning, disinfection and laundry procedures, all china, glasses and cutlery are already machine-washed at very high temperatures, and at breakfast I will be offering individual portions of butter, spreads, etc.


Likewise, we ask guests to follow Government advice regarding hand-washing and social distancing while here.

In the event of anyone becoming unwell, The Moats will close, 

inform all guests immediately, and offer a FULL REFUND.


Likewise, guests are asked to notify us if they begin to exhibit symptoms immediately before or during their stay.


If you wish to cancel your reservation and claim a refund at short notice, you will be asked to provide evidence that you have contracted Coronavirus/Covid19, in the form of a letter from your doctor, before payment can be made.

All other cancellations will be treated in accordance with our normal T&Cs.


We look forward to meeting you!