Shell Cottage is privately owned and managed, and although we do not want to make a profit, we still find it difficult to cover the costs of council tax, water rates, electricity, oil, housekeeping, maintenance etc.
We are anxious that nobody should be unable to come because of the financial burden, therefore our rates are kept as low as possible. However there may be some people who feel able to give more, and we do ask them to be as generous as possible, as everything we receive goes towards making this beautiful place as widely available as possible and helping with the costs of the events which we arrange.
As a guide, we suggest a minimum of £10 each a night and £5 each a day.
If you feel able to replace any groceries or cleaning materials when you are staying it would be much appreciated, and whilst you are welcome to use the washing machine for your personal items, a contribution of at least £1 towards the cost of running it would be most helpful.