Large self catering house ideal as a base for bird watching, fishing and walking in Scotland

Terms & Conditions

Tornashean is available from 4pm on Saturday, unless prior arrangements have been made, and must be vacated by 10am on Saturday at the end of your stay.

The owners will not be under any liability in contract until a deposit of £400 has been received and confirmed by the owners in writing.

A deposit is required with your completed booking form, an invoice will then be sent to you. Please send both back to Matthew Brooksbank, La Tourelle, Route de la Tourelle, St. Pierre du Bois, Guernsey GY7 9RR.The balance is due at least three weeks before the date of arrival, failing which the booking may be regarded by the owners as cancelled.

For last minute booking, payment is required in full.

Cheques should be paid to M.R. Brooksbank or paid directly into my bank account, details of which will be available upon request.

Reservations may be made by phoning me 01481 265961 or emailing me These verbal reservations are binding from the point of booking unless advised otherwise. We do not accept provisional bookings.

It is advisable to confirm your booking as soon as possible in order to guarantee the week(s) you require.

Tornashean is my family house and it is carefully looked after and prepared for your arrival, and it is the visitor’s responsibility to leave it clean and tidy at the end of their stay.

Any breakages or damage must be notified to the owner and must be replaced or paid for in full. The house and its contents and services are checked by the owner at the end of any letting and before any new letting.

All reservations will be acknowledged in writing.

If, for any reason, the accommodation becomes unavailable, all money paid by the hirer or the amount equal in proportion to the unexpired part of the hire period, will be returned to the hirer who will have no further claim against the owners.

Snow policy
Any bookings during the winter or during the skiing season will be subject to the vagaries of the weather. We will endeavour, as much as possible, to keep the drive to the house ploughed so that access to the house is kept clear of snow. However, occasionally there are very heavy falls of snow and the Aberdeenshire Council snow plough may take time to clear the local main roads. Roads, particularly the A93 through Glenshee and Braemar and the A939 between Crathie and Bridge of Gairn, and of course the A939 Cock Bridge to Tomintoul road, can be regularly blocked in winter, sometimes for more than a day at a time. It is advisable, if possible, in winter, to bring a four wheel drive vehicle or vehicle with snow tyres.

Cancellation policy
Cancellation must be confirmed in writing or by email. Please do so no less than twenty eight days prior to your due date of arrival. In this case, your deposit will be returned to you in full.

In the event of a cancellation giving less than twenty eight days notice, your deposit will not be returned.

Cancellation less than fourteen days prior to the date of arrival will incur costs representing 50% of the booking cost and cancellation less than seven days prior to the date of arrival will incur costs representing 75% of the booking cost.

Finally, the owner can not accept any responsibility for injury sustained by any visitor on the property, or for loss or damage to vehicles or effects brought on to the property by visitors.

Information about Tornashean and maps and directions will be sent out to you at least one month before your date of arrival.

For further information, especially regarding fishing, stalking, shooting etc please do not hesitate to contact Matthew Brooksbank: 01481 265961