what are we doing about covid-19?

We are pleased to have received the “GOOD TO GO” Tourism Industry Standard mark.

risk assessment

We have updated our Risk Assessment in line with government guidelines and taken the appropriate steps to mitigate risk. These steps include enhanced cleaning protocols, removing non-essential multi-touch items, purchase of new cleaning materials and equipment, minimising face-to-face contact with guests etc. We have also completed Covid-19 Tourism NI webinars.

specialist cleaning

We are using unperfumed, food safe, non toxic, hospital grade bactericidal and virucidal cleaner and disinfectant for the first step in our two stage cleaning and disinfecting process. This complies with EN standard 14476 and has a log kill rate of 7. It is broken down quickly and completely into harmless material (carbon dioxide and water). Supermarket cleaners are not sufficient as they have a log kill rate of 3, leaving some bacteria and viruses behind.

two stage disinfecting

After cleaning and disinfecting we are using a cold ULV Fogging Machine for a second disinfection, using WHO approved bactericidal and virucidal disinfectant on all surfaces, including soft furnishings. This also complies with EN standard 14476, and has a log kill rate of 7. The fogger allows us to reach every surface in the houses and the disinfectant is broken down quickly into water, oxygen and carbon dioxide.

laundry and kitchen

Our bed linen is all 100% Egyptian cotton and is washed on a 60 degree full wash cycle. We also change all pillow protectors between each stay. All crockery, cutlery, glassware and cookware is washed.


Whilst we may not be able to greet you in person, we are available any time with any queries you may have. There are clear instructions issued in advance in relation to contactless check-in/out and appropriate housekeeping information for our three houses. As always we encourage and welcome any feedback at any time.


If you are unable to visit for any Covid-19 related situation, you may cancel up to one week before your stay. Alternatively we will be pleased to transfer your stay to any future dates with no increase in price, so you can book with us with confidence. We look forward to welcoming you to a thoroughly safe and enjoyable stay at Abbey Self-Catering.

The key to a perfect stay

Abbey Self-Catering - May Lodge | The Coach House | The Old Rectory - Tourism NI approved 5 star accommodation