Access Statement Orchard Cottage

This is an access statement for Orchard Cottage.

This cottage is not graded in any special way and all worktops, bathroom fittings, beds and chairs are standard heights.

Dogs are welcome in this cottages.

We urge all guests who are concerned about the suitability of our cottages for their break with us to speak to us personally on 01787 211 115 and we will give all the help we can in finding the ideal cottage for you.

Thank you.

Orchard Cottage

There is ample parking in the private courtyard where if specially required guests can park their cars.

You can drive right up to the brick and paving slab pathway leading to the cottage entrance with just two 1.5 inch steps.

Orchard Cottage has TV /radio/ cd and is completely self-contained and is inclusive of towels, bedding and a generous welcome breakfast pack.

There is WiFi provided for guests but mobile signal is quite patchy, those with iphone’s can usually use the ‘call over WiFi’ feature on their phone to get good signal in the cottage.

We are living on the farm as well and happy for guests to use our phones.

There are maps and masses of information in the cottages plus all information on important emergency numbers like doctors, hospital, dentist, taxi and vets

Orchard Cottage is a 2 floor floor cottage with one open plan living, dining room and kitchen downstairs (the oven is under the worktop) and two bedroom upstairs off a hall on which there is a shower bathroom.

There is a large inglenook fireplace downstairs opposite the larger sofa

The front door faces directly onto the garden, the gardens lead straight onto the fields and lane.

The small hall (5 foot by 4 foot 6 inches) leads into the main room downstairs or up the staircase to the bedroom and bathroom.

The bathroom has a good sized single shower with 2 steps to get in: a ‘landing step of 4 inches high and 18 inches deep and a small ‘containing step of 4 inches high to keep the water in. There are no doors just a curtain and a grab handle by the entrance.

The stairs are not steep, they are on the wide side with a bannister and start with a 3 step corner turn and a short flight to the first floor.

· Access from large gravel courtyard – you can drive and park in if required.

      Pathway is paved and brick and 32 inches wide.

· Front door 30 inches wide.

      Living Room door 23 inches wide

· Stairs

· Bathroom door 23 inches wide.

· Shower 23 inches wide with 2 x 4 inch step in , grab handle and shower curtain entrance

· Shower is a large single size shower with no doors.

If you use the path around the cottages this has a number of small steps under 2 inches and 1 step 4 inches and one step 6 inches – these steps can be avoided by keeping on the grass.

It is a gravel courtyard and pea shingle path to the large Orchard and dog exercise area.