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Accessibility Guide - Mill Race
Accessibility Guide for Mill Race - self catering cottage at Brunton, NE66 3HQ
This access statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with access needs, but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our guests/visitors.
Mill Race is an ideal location for a self catering holiday, close to the Northumberland Heritage Coast. It is located at Brunton, an organic farm on the 2,500 acre Fallodon Estate. The nearest town is Alnwick, 8 miles south and the village of Christon Bank, 1 mile away, has a village shop and post office.
The cottage is a barn conversion, part of a group of buildings that formed the old mill at Brunton. The cottage looks onto the Brunton Burn on one side and into a gravel and grass courtyard on the other. It is all on one level with no internal steps and just one step at the entrance.
The cottage sleeps 4 people in two bedrooms each with their own bathroom. The website, www.bruntoncottages.co.uk, has photographs of all the rooms with a further description.
We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any questions please ring the Brunton House & Cottages office on 01665589120 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
" There is no regular bus service, if you are coming by train Alnmouth is 9 miles away and there are taxis at the station.
" Detailed directions are available on the website, in the location tab. We are 8 miles north of Alnwick, between the A1 and the coast.
" There will be a generous arrival hamper awaiting you which includes some basic food, details of which are on the information section of the website. We have a resident chef, Mick Holland who can prepare fabulous meals for you. His contact details and sample menus are on the website. Finally Tesco will deliver to the cottages.
"This Access Statement or any section of the website can be made available in larger print, on request.
Key Collection, Welcome and Car Parking
" The key to Mill Race will be left on the kitchen table on the day you arrive.
" Temporary drop off parking is available for 2 cars in the parking area at the entrance to the courtyard. This is 10m from the front door of Mill Race, across the gravel courtyard.
" The long term parking is at the end of the building off the road, it has motion sensor lights both in the car park and along the path to the front door. From the carpark there are 4 sandstone steps up to a sandstone path that leads to the cottage entrance. Alternatively for wheelchairs & pushchairs you can access the path, without requiring steps, from the road. The path is 1.2m wide.
Entrance to Property
" The front door is 800mm/32ins wide.
" There is 1 step into the house but no handrail. The entrance is lit by motion sensor lights.
" The floor covering inside the entrance is rhino matting a non slip entrance matting that is secured to the floor. There is an entrance hall to hang coats and leave dirty shoes and boots.
The hall and passageway
" The hall and passageway are well lit with ceiling lights as well as picture lights.
" The passageways are 960mm/38ins wide.
" The floor covering is Karndine, a synthetic product that has the look and feel of an oak floor.
Open plan sitting room and dining area
" The sitting room and kitchen are in one large open plan area that is accessed from the passageway that leads from the front door.
" There is a glass door opening to this open plan area which is 830mm/33ins wide.
" The room has one large L shaped sofa that would comfortably sit 6 people. There are also 2 more upright arm chairs overlooking the river through the large floor to ceiling glass windows. There is an ottoman stool and coffee tables next to the seating. Furniture can be moved.
" There is a clearview wood burning stove at one end of the room with an ample supply of dry firewood and firelighters. There are small fixed seats on each side of the fireplace.
" There is 34 digital television with remote control, a DVD player and i-pod/i-pad docking station with built in radio. There are also shelves with a large selection of books.
" There is excellent natural light from the very large glass windows (see the photos on the website) as well as a number of lamps and picture lights.
" The flooring is the same as the passageway, oak effect Karndine with rugs on top.
" There are French doors leading from the open plan area down onto the terrace. There are two steps down onto the sandstone terrace which has views over the river and fields to the sea. There is a hardwood table and chairs.
" The dining room area is part of the open plan, with a table between the kitchen and sitting room. This is a large pine table and 4 pine chairs, with padded seats. The table has a hanging light over it. The chairs and table are moveable.
" The dining table (moveable side to side) is 710mm/28ins from floor to lowest point of table.
" There is free space around the table.
" Worktop and sink are 920mm/36ins above the floor.
" There are 2 fridges that are integrated into the units below the worktop. There is a small box freezer in the utility cupboard in the passage.
" Glasses and crockery can be moved from wall cupboards to
lower cupboards, if required, please request this when booking.
" Large cutlery and utensils, cordless kettle rotating 360.
" The kitchen is evenly lit with halogen spotlights above work
" Flooring is same as sitting room and passage, oak effect Karndine.
Bedrooms and Sleeping Areas
" There are two bedrooms each with their own bathroom and each with zip and link beds to offer a double bed or two singles to guests.
" The doors to the bedrooms are 820mm/32.5ins wide.
" Furniture can be easily removed or rearranged.
" The height of all beds from the top of the mattress to the floor is
" Lighting is natural daylight as well as over head lights. There are 2 bedside lamps in each room.
" All bedrooms offer good colour contrast between the floor, walls
and doors, short pile carpet, feather and down pillows and duvets, digital television with remote control, subtitles, and audio
" Each bedroom has a dressing table with stool and mirror. There is ample hanging and storage space for clothes.
Bathrooms, Shower-rooms and Toilets
" Both bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. One bathroom has a bath and shower attachment and the other a large walk in shower. The one with a bath can also be accessed by others in the cottage as it is at the end of the passage and has doors both into the bedroom and passage.
" Step free, level access.
" Door opening 820mm/32.5ins wide.
" A level entry, step free shower.
" There is a horizontal handle on the bath
" Toilet 430mm/17ins high.
" Wash basin 820mm/32.5ins high.
" Traditional taps on the washbasin and bath.
" Well lit with overhead lights and a fluorescent light over mirror.
" The floor is the same oak effect carndine.
" These are in the main passage between the front door and hall area and the open plan kitchen and sitting room.
" There are slatted shelves above the hot water tank to air and dry clothes.
" There is a standard size washing machine and drier.
" The cupboard is lit by a single ceiling light.
" There is a sandstone terrace on the river side of the cottage which is accessed through the sliding French doors with 2 steps down.
" The terrace in enclosed with glass on two sides and a wall with plants and trellis on the third. The glass panels are 1m high. There is a hardwood table and chairs as well as BBQ.
" On the courtyard side of the house there is a gravel courtyard with a seat as well as a stand tap for washing boots or wetsuits. In the middle of the courtyard there is a 12m grass circle with a cherry tree in the middle and a stone bench.
" You are welcome to explore the surrounding area and there are details in the house file with suggested walks using the extensive tracks and footpaths on the estate.
" Unfortunately dogs are not allowed in Mill Race.
" All areas in the cottage have good colour contrast between the
floor, doors and walls.
" The mobile phone reception is mixed inside the house, depending on operator.
" The nearest General Hospital with a minor injuries unit is 8 miles away in Alnwick and the nearest Doctors surgery is 2 miles away in Embleton. Further information is in the welcome folder.
" There is also a list of nearby attractions in the welcome folder and on the website.
Address: Mark & Lucia Bridgeman, Brunton House & Cottages, Fallodon Hall, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 3HF.
Telephone: 01665 589 120
Local Equipment Hire: Cramlington Mobility Hire 01670 737 249 /
07775512058 - www.cramlingtonmobilityhire.co.uk
Local Accessible Taxi: Tony Potts (Alnwick) - 07872 537 249