Access Statement

Lowsteads Farm Cottages – Whinney Cottage


Suitable for wheelchair users

Introduction
Low Steads Farm Cottages are situated either side of a country lane, ten minutes walk from the beach.  Two semi-detached traditional stone cottages sit on one side of the road. On the other side of the road is another traditional stone cottage with a sympathetic new build, where old out-buildings once stood. These are also semi-detached with one being accessible for wheelchair users. They are situated on a working farm, surrounded by fields of stock and crops.

Pre-Arrival
The location, information and contact details can be found on our web site. Brochures are available on request.

The nearest village is Longhoughton (10 minutes walk), which is serviced by regular buses.

The nearest town is Alnwick (10 minutes drive), situated next to the A1.

The nearest train station is Alnmouth (10 minutes drive), with regular stops.

Local taxis are available, telephone numbers can be supplied.

Car Parking Facilities
Parking for two cars is available adjacent to the cottage. This is a level tarmac surface, with a slight incline to the door.

There is an outdoor light for night-time.

Main Entrance
There is one main entrance into the cottage. It has a low door thresh.

Extra keys can be made available on request.

Light switches are at the door.

There is a patio door leading out from the lounge to level stone flags, it also has a low thresh.

Cottage Information – General

The cottage is on one level. The cottage has ‘Karndean’ flooring throughout apart from the bedrooms which are carpeted. The bathroom has floor tiles.

All rooms have electric night-store heaters and there is a multi-fuel stove in the lounge.
All doors are solid.  The doors are 80cm wide. 
There is a colour contrast between the floor and the skirting.

There are mains powered fire alarms in the open plan kitchen/ lounge and hall area.

Open Plan Kitchen / Lounge / Dining Area
In the lounge there is a two-seater sofa, two high backed chairs, a bookshelf, nesting tables, a dining room table (high enough for a standard wheelchair to fit under) and chairs.

There is a multi-fuel stove, a television and DVD player.

In the kitchen area there is an electric hob and integral electric oven.

A microwave is provided along with integrated washer/dryer and dishwasher.

There is an ‘under the counter’ fridge and separate freezer.

Bedrooms
One bedroom has standard size, twin, single beds.  There is one double bedroom, again with a standard king size bed, this is 60cm high with a space of 21cm between the floor and bed base. All single beds are 65cm high.

There is drawer and hanging storage space in both bedrooms.

Bathroom / Shower-room
Included in the spacious wet-room is a  shower, toilet, wash hand basin and heated towel rail.

The wet-room has under-floor heating

Additional Information
Evacuation procedures are available in the Fire Risk Assessment, which is in the cottage information pack.

The water is heated at night to be warm throughout the day, however there are hot water boost controls should they be needed.

There is a strict no smoking policy.

Dogs are welcome on request. We ask that they do not jump/sit on any of the furniture and visitors must provide their own equipment for their pets.

Address:

Mrs Margaret Forsyth and Mrs Louise Forsyth
Low Steads Farm Cottages
Low Steads Farm
Longhoughton
Alnwick
Northumberland, UK
NE66 3AL

Telephone:  01665 577227
International: +44 1665 577227
enquiries@lowsteads.co.uk
www.lowsteads.co.uk

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