Looking after your house keys
You will have found one set of keys in the door when you arrived. This is the only set of front door keys in the house so please keep track of them! If you need a second set or if you misplace them, please get in touch using the contact information provided and we will organise another set to be got to you.
Because you’re staying in an unfamiliar house please take a couple of minutes to read these notes as our fire precautions may be different from the things that you would do if you were at home.
There is a fire extinguisher in the kitchen in the tall cupboard. This is for small fires only.
There is a fire blanket on the side panel next to the fridge. This is suitable for small pan fires.
At night your main escape route is downstairs through the front door, or through the french windows in the Master Bedroom. With this in mind, we ask you to:
Do not leave the front door locked with the key on the inside. Remember that someone may have to open it in a hurry and the dark.
Do not leave luggage or any other obstructions in the hallway, on the stairs.
Please use your common sense, as you would do in your own home. For example:
- Don’t leave lit candles unattended.
- Please only use candles downstairs and in the yard.
- If you light the fire always close the stove door when you leave the room.
- Do not leave children alone in a room with lit candles or an open fire.
- Always use the metal bucket for clearing ashes from the fire as they stay hot for a long time (even into the following day). The bucket is usually in the under stairs.
- Do not tamper with the smoke alarm! It is there for your safety and that of future guests.
- Remember that the cottage is non-smoking throughout.
In the event of a fire or the smoke alarm sounding leave the house immediately and raise the alarm with the neighbours. Call 999 and ask for the fire service.
Power cuts and emergency lighting
It can be hard to find your way around an unfamiliar house in the dark, in the unlikely event of a fire, in smoky rooms. To make getting around easier we have left SafeTlight plugged into wall sockets. These work as emergency lights and as torches and will last for up to 4 hours if they are fully charged.
To make sure that they are working when you need them we ask that you follow a few simple precautions:
Please leave the sockets switched on so that the lights are always fully charged,
Make sure that the lights stay firmly in their holders when they’re not in use so that they can keep charging.
We recommend that you keep the switch on the light in the on position so that they come on in night light mode at dusk and turn off at dawn. If there is a power cut they will light up on full beam automatically. (If you leave them switched off you may have to find them in the dark and manually switch them on if you need them).
Please discourage children from playing with them.
The LED torchlight is very bright so please make sure that children know not to shine it in their eyes.
There is also a torch in the kitchen base unit next to the front door.