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ACCESS STATEMENT

Introduction

Set in a rural location with views over the Berkshire Downs. Our aim is to exceed the needs of all of our guests. However, there may be some features which could make access to some of our facilities difficult for people with limited mobility.  We have 4 luxury guest bedrooms, all ensuite, 3 of which are located on the first floor and the fourth is on the ground floor.

Pre-arrival

  • We are located beside the A420, 2 miles from Shrivenham and 1 mile from Faringdon.
  • The nearest bus stop is approximately 200m.  Regular bus services to Oxford and Swindon run past the door and we can provide you with a timetable if required.
  • The nearest train station is Swindon (11 miles) which is on the mainline to London Paddington.
  • There are a number of local Taxi companies, please ask us for their contact details.
  • We have 2 dogs and 6 cats who are very friendly.  If you are allergic or do not like dogs or cats, please let us know.

Arrival & Parking

  • Please advise us of your anticipated time of arrival so that we can be available to welcome you.
  • There is a large illuminated sign at the end of the drive.
  • Car parking is the spacious tarmac area to the front of the house and further parking is available to the side and is a gravelled surface, both areas are well lit with sensor lights and covered by CCTV.
  • The entrance porch is well lit and is at the front of the house.  There is a 3" step into the porch and a further 6" step into the house. A ramp for wheelchair access is available.
  • We will be happy to assist with any luggage.
  • Upon arrival, should there not be a response at the front door, please call the number on the notice in the porch.
  • You will be provided with a key to your room and to the front door.

Dining Room

  • The dining room is accessed from the front hallway, as are the stairs to the first floor.
  • There is a fridge in the dining room with complimentary soft drinks.
  • Breakfast is served in the dining room.

Bedrooms – General

  • All bedrooms are carpeted.
  • All bedrooms have individually thermostatically controlled radiators and towel rails in the bathrooms.
  • All rooms have remote controlled flat screen digital colour televisions with built in Freeview.
  • All rooms have a Radio/CD alarm clock on a bedside cabinet.
  • All rooms are provided with a cordless kettle and hospitality tray with a selection of teas, coffee and biscuits.
  • All rooms have dimmable light control switches beside the door.
  • Tea and coffee making facilities are available within each room.
  • All beds are made with duvets. All bed linen is 100% cotton. Duvets and pillows are man made.
  • Each bed has a bedside cabinet with bedside lamp at the same level as the bed.  
  • Each room also has a hairdryer and extra blankets / pillows are available on request.
  • Fans are provided for the summer months.
  • Water in the bathrooms is softened and bottled water for drinking is provided in the fridge in the dining room.

Double / Twin Bedroom with Ensuite (Room 1)

  • This bedroom is located on the ground floor and is South facing. There are vertical blinds as well as curtains for privacy.  
  • There are 4 raised height electrical sockets to comply with the regulations for the disabled.
  • The ensuite comprises a large shower cubicle with a 6” step up into it, wash hand basin with large vanity unit and WC and shaver point and heated towel rail and a well lit large mirror.  An anti slip mat is available for the shower.
  • The ensuite floor is cushioned vinyl.
  • There is an opening window.
  • In addition to the beds and bedside cabinets, the room includes a writing desk with chair, and a wardrobe.

Double / Twin Bedroom with Ensuite (Room 2)

  • This bedroom is located on the first floor and is South facing.  There are 14 steps to the first floor with banister rails on both sides.
  • Guests over 6ft may have to duck slightly to clear the beam at the bottom of the stairs.
  • In addition to the beds and bedside cabinets, the room includes a hanging rail and shelf and a writing desk with chair. 
  • The shower room includes a large shower cubicle with a 6” step up, a WC and wash hand basin with large vanity unit, shaver point and heated towel rail and a well lit large mirror.  An anti slip mat is available for the shower.
  • The ensuite floor is cushioned vinyl.
  • There is an opening window.

Double / Twin Bedroom with Ensuite (Room 3)

  • This bedroom is located on the first floor opposite Room 2 and is South facing.
  • In addition to the beds and bedside cabinets, the room includes a hanging rail and shelf and a writing desk with chair. 
  • The bathroom includes a deep enameled bath with a wall mounted shower with glass showerscreen, a WC and wash hand basin with large vanity unit, shaver point and heated towel rail and a well lit large mirror.  An anti slip mat is available for the bath / shower.
  • The ensuite floor is cushioned vinyl.
  • There is an opening window.

Double / Twin Bedroom with Ensuite (Room 4)

  • This bedroom is located on the first floor at the end of the landing and is East facing, a blackout blind is fitted to the window for those with an intolerance to early morning sunlight.
  • In addition to the beds and bedside cabinets, the room includes a hanging rail and shelf and a writing desk with chair. 
  • The bathroom includes a luxurious deep contoured  bath with a wall mounted shower with shower curtain, a WC and wash hand basin with large vanity unit, shaver point and heated towel rail and a very large well lit mirror.  An anti slip mat is available for the bath / shower.
  • The ensuite floor is cushioned vinyl.
  • There is an opening window in the bathroom.
  • This room has access to the balcony / fire escape with table and chairs.

Garden & Patio Area

  • We have a large front and rear gardens, which include lawns, flower beds, patio areas with seating, summerhouse, and vegetable patches. There is of course the 36’ x 18’ heated swimming pool with removable solar cover, the infra red sauna and indoor spa which are all available for guests to enjoy.
  • We have some pet chickens that roam the garden and there are ferrets and rabbits in their hutches beside the stable block.
  • Guests are welcome to use the patio area, there is a chimenea which can be lit on request. Please be aware that the patio area can become slippery when wet.
  • The garden is accessed via the parking area beside the house, which is gravelled.

Additional Information

  • The house is fully equipped with a integrated wireless smoke detection system with the addition of break glass points on the ground floor hall wall and first floor landing wall.
  • In the event of a fire, the smoke alarms will sound in all rooms.  Please make your way down the stairs or out of the fire exit on the first floor landing and outside to the front of the stables. Fire instruction notices are fixed to the inside of the doors of all bedrooms. The Fire Exit is provided with emergency lighting
  • There are powder fire extinguishers on the ground and first floor landings.
  • We do not permit smoking in the house but ashtrays are provided outside.
  • We can cater for special dietary requirements.  Please advise us of these before your arrival.
  • Complimentary Wireless Broadband is available in all rooms.
  • The house is fully double glazed with laminated safety glass and has full central heating which is on demand all year round. The walls and loft are heavily insulated for your comfort.
  • We have a highly efficient dual Megaflow, recirculating hot water system which provides mains pressure hot water to all rooms.
  • There is a substantial safe for your valuables should you wish to use it.
  • A laundry and ironing service is available.
  • We are happy to refrigerate any medicines.
  • Dogs are welcome, but only by prior arrangement.
  • Guests are welcome to relax in the grounds

 

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