Tree Barn- Access Statement
Tree Barn is an old stone-built agricultural building dating from c. 1822 and the sunken position of the barn and internal and external changes of level make it impractical for wheelchair use as it is not suitable for conversion.
Parking – for Tree Barn is on a wide gravelled car park. Leading down from the car park there is a set of 14 steps made from railway sleepers. These are 180mm high, 300mm deep and 2060mm wide. There is a hand rail on either side at a height of 1100mm. The sleepers are covered with chicken wire to ensure a non-slip surface in wet or icy weather. At the bottom of the steps there is a gravelled concrete path running through a grassed area for approximately 10 metres to another narrower set of 17 sleeper steps which lead down to the paved terrace. The narrowest of these is 700mm wide. From the terrace there are 7 paved steps 130mm high, 300mm deep and 900mm wide, which give on to the gravel path which runs along the front of the house. There is a granite step up to the front door.
Front Entrance – the front door is 800mm wide. Over the threshold is a 500mm wide matwell which gives onto the open plan kitchen/dining/sitting area. The flooring on the entrance level and on the internal stairs is solid oak.
Kitchen/Dining area – the kitchen has most appliances and storage located under or on the worktop, with the exception of crockery kept in wall-mounted cupboards above. The work surfaces, ceramic hob and sink rim are all at 940mm. The oven and microwave are housed one above the other in a tall purpose-built unit, with the oven door handle 1000mm above floor level and the microwave door release 1300mm above floor level. There is no space under the units for wheelchair users. The dining table is circular with a central pedestal. The height on the table top is 770mm, and the seat height of the dining chairs is 460mm.
Sitting room – the seating area has a three-seater sofa and two armchairswith rigid arms, both of which have a seat height of 420mm. We can provide footstools on request.
Stairs – the stairwell is centrally located. The stairs are covered with solid oak. There are 5 steps to a half-turn landing, then 7 steps up to the top level. All steps are 200mm high, 240mm deep and 800mm wide. There is a handrail on both sides on the bottom 5 stairs, then a handrail on the right hand side on the upper stairs (the banisters are on the left hand side).
Bedroom 1 – this bedroom is situated on left-hand side at the top of the stairs. The door is 760mm wide. The mattress height is 480mm above the floor level. The bedroom has an ensuite shower room with a door width of 760mm. The toilet seat is 440mm above floor level, with a lever flush. The basin rim is 860mm above floor level. The shower threshold is 140mm. There is no grab rail in the shower cubicle.
Bedroom 2 – this bedroom is situated on right-hand side at the top of the stairs. The door width into bedroom 2 is 760mm. The room has ziplock beds which can be set up either as twin beds or as a superking double. The bed height is 580mm. The ensuite bathroom is accessed via a door 760mm wide. In the bathroom, the toilet has a seat height of 440mm and a lever flush. The wash basin lip is 860mm above floor height. There is a bath, the edge of which is 540mm above floor level, with shower over.
Garden – the garden has a combination of grass, gravel and paved terrace area – see description of route from parking to front door for level changes and steps.
Pets – all of our cottges are dog-friendly.
Anti-allergenic bedding can be provided on request (i.e. non-feather duvets & pillows).
Public Transport – the closest railway station is Saltash (but the most practical is Plymouth, which is 10 miles away). There are no buses locally.
Nearest shops – there is a Waitrose 4 miles away (on the 2nd roundabout after the bridge, if you follow my directions), and a good greengrocer man in Carkeel (3miles) (if you want an avocado to eat today, as opposed to a week next Tuesday… he also does wonderful raw frozen croissants and pain au chocolat etc – so much nicer than the ready made ones!). There are a couple of very good butchers in the area – one in Tideford and one in Saltash. Tesco will deliver here and there is also a local company which delivers locally-sourced food (including ready meals) to the cottage – their full shopping list is on their website www.food4myholiday.com.
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