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In this section, you will find useful information to assist you in planning your self-catering cottage holiday in Northumberland.
We are ideally located midway between Alnwick and Bamburgh, close to Northumberland's Heritage Coast.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
Brunton House and Holiday Cottages : Information
Accessibility Guide - Brunton House
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.
Brunton House 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 house sleeps 16 and the website, www.bruntoncottages.co.uk, has photographs of most rooms with a further description and floor plan.
We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any questions please ring the Brunton House and Cottages office on 01665 589120 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-Arrival There is no regular bus service. If you are coming by train 'Alnmouth for Alnwick' is only 9 miles away and taxis are at, or can be ordered 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 some supplies awaiting you, details of which are on the information section of the website. We have a resident chef, Mick Holland, who can prepare fresh and fabulous meals for you. His contact details and sample menu are on the website. Finally Tesco.com and Sainsburys will deliver to the house, and you should ask them to come to the back door where the large pantry and easy access to the kitchen are very accessible.
This Access Statement, or any section of the website, can be made available in larger print on request.
Key Collection, Welcome and Car Parking Mick Holland, the manager and chef, will open the house for you. Please let him know in advance what time you will be arriving (Phone 07832 572 744). He will bake fresh bread or scones for you, and milk and butter will be in the fridge. Keys will be left on the kitchen island.
Cars can be parked at the front on the gravel, or at the back of the house on the track, with sensor flood lighting to the doors. There are 2 steps up to the back door but the front door is on all on the same level.
Entrance to Property The front door is 97cm wide. The floor covering inside the entrance is rough sisal, which is not fixed to the floor but sits in a recess so will not move. A second set of double doors, width 120cm, can both open into the wide front hall passage, width 159cm. The hall passage way is wall to wall sisal carpet with loose rugs, which are not fixed in place but do not slip. The passage way is well lit with ceiling lights, and the front door has a hanging pendant light.
Pool Room The doorframe is 84cms wide. The room has 2 sofas, a games table, a pool table and 2 leather chairs. There is a wood burning stove at one end of the room with an ample supply of dry logs and firelighters. There is excellent natural light from 2 large south facing windows, as well as a large overhead light, wall lights, and table lights. The flooring is the same as the passage way - wall to wall sisal carpet with a loose rug fixed under the pool table.
Hall The hall is a large, wooden floored area with 2 loose rugs. There is a wood burning stove at one end with an ample supply of dry logs in a large log basket. There are 2 armchairs, a sofa, 2 small chairs either side of the wood burner and room on a low window sill to sit. A large stool has magazines, information and a large floor cushion on it for more seating. There is an upright tuned piano at the other end of the hall from the fire. An ipod/pad docking station sits on one table Lamps switched on and off from the wall and a large overhead light give ample lighting The main flight of steps leads up from the hall to the first floor.
Stairs There are 4 steps to a small landing 110cm square, 7 steps to the next similar landing and 9 steps to the first floor. There is a sisal runner carpet up these stairs with varnished wood to the sides. A solid banister curves around the stairs.
Sitting Room The doorframe is 84cm wide There are 2 sofas, 2 soft armchairs, a desk and table and stool, a card table and 2 chairs, one wooden armchair and 2 low window sills for seating. A large ottoman stands in the middle of the room. Lighting is from 2 large south facing windows, lamps, a chandlier and lighting in the shelves. Plenty of classic books are provided on shelves. The flooring is the same as the passageway, sisal carpet with loose rugs on top. There is a 29" digital television with remote control, a DVD player and ipod/pad docking station.
Drinks Room There is a small drinks fridge with freezer compartment A sink is at the back of the drinks room Shelving with some vases and candlesticks with plenty of room for boxes of wine etc. Trays, a chopping board and knife, corkscrew and cocktail making equipment are provided.
Downstairs bathroom Shower with tiles and hinged glass door - door opening 72cm and step up 9cm. Toilet 40cms high Sink 79cm high Traditional taps on the sink Flooring for wet room and large loose rug on top Well lit with recessed overhead lights and large window
Snug There is a large L shaped sofa, beanbag and comfy stool. One small wooden coffee table can be moved Sky tv and dvd player Wall lights and overhead dimmer lights Worksurface and two lightweight stools Sisal carpet flooring with loose floor rug
Wide passageway Sisal carpet Width at narrowest point is 112cm
Dining Room Door frame 83cm The OKA dining table has leaves and is set up at maximum length to seat 16 The dining table is 79cm from floor to table and the chair seat is 49cm from the floor There is free space around the table 2 Sideboards Standard lamp, very large overhead decorative lighting globe, lamps and dimmer ceiling lights There is an open-fire in the dividing wall with fire guard which can be fixed into place Very large, south facing windows which have generous, low windowsills to sit on
Kitchen Worktop and sink are 920cm above the floor Aga, with instruction book and specific recipe book. Electric hob to the side. (Large oven in back kitchen with gas top and electric oven.) There is a large fridge which is integrated in to the units at the side of the kitchen. (There is also a large second fridge in the back kitchen and a very large stand up freezer in the larder, plus the small drinks' fridge.) Large cutlery supply and utensils - plastic also for children The kitchen is evenly lit with ceiling spotlights, under counter lighting, dimmer lights, and lamps. Flooring is terracotta tiles with loose rugs by the aga and sinks.
Back Kitchen Table (79cm from floor) and chairs (47 cm from seat to floor) and stools Large oven with gas hob and electric oven Large free-standing upright fridge Stainless steel sinks Worksurface area good - wood effect laminate Flooring is wooden Karndine floorboards
Laundry Two washing machines One tumble dryer Iron on heat resistance stand on wall and ironing board Flooring is Karndean 'wood' floorboards
Downstairs WC Toilet 40cm high Sink
Drying Room Exposed pipe work Plenty of coat hooks Wooden hanging frames for wet clothes Bench in corner of room
Larder Large stand up freezer Plain concrete floor with one rug on Variety of deep shelves holding kitchen ware
Boot room Stores dry wood Wheelbarrow for taking wood around house Small axe in leather case for chopping kindling Wood pile behind dividing half wall
Back door The back door is 97cm wide There are 2 steps up to the back door but no hand rail Flooring inside the entrance is rhino matting, a not slip entrance matting, that sits in a recess in the floor
Back stairs Sisal carpet on back stairs Banister all the way up
Bedrooms: TVs with built in DVDs in every bedroom, with remote control, and bedside tables and lamps, as well as other table and freestanding lamps. All bedrooms have natural light from large windows. All bedrooms offer good colour contrast between the floor, walls and doors. Sisal carpet with loose bedside rugs on top. Feather and down pillows and duvets.
Bathrooms: All have traditional taps on washbasin and baths
Bedroom 1 The large SuperKing Bateau lit has a height of 57cm from the top of the mattress to the floor The door to the bedroom is 84cm There is a dressing table with stool and mirror Sisal carpet with loose rugs
Bathroom 1 (ensuite) Large walk in shower with sliding glass door. Access is 55cm and the step up is 10cm Large bath, 57 cm from top of lip to floor Toilet 41cm from seat to floor Sisal carpet with loose rugs Plenty of hanging space and drawers in large wooden furniture piece to side
Bedroom 2 The large SuperKing French bed has a height of 63cm from the top of the mattress to the floor The door to the bedroom is 84cm There is a dressing table with stool and mirror Sisal carpet with loose rugs Door to adjoining bathroom Ample room for hanging and storage space in 2 inbuilt cupboards
Bathroom 2 (ensuite) Free standing bath with roll top, stands 82cm high Sink, large 82 cm to floor Toilet 41 cm from seat to floor
Bedroom 3 The extra large SuperKing bed has a height of 75cm from the top of the mattress to the floor The door to the bedroom is 84cm There is a dressing table with stool and mirror Sisal carpet with loose rugs Small sofa against wall and small wooden sofa at end of bed Ample room for hanging, folding and storage space - free standing cupboard and chest of drawers
Bathroom 3 (across the corridor) Large walk in shower with curved glass. Access is 50cm and the step up is 7cm Freestanding bath, 63cm from top of lip to floor Toilet 41cm from seat to floor Sink 44cm from lip to floor Karndean 'oak' wooden floor boards
Bedroom 4 The beds are zip and link to offer a double bed or two singles The door to the bedroom is 84cm The height of the bed from the top of the mattress to the floor is 59cm Sink in corner of room 82 cm from lip to floor Lighting is natural daylight as well as an overhead light. There are 2 bedside lamps either side of the bed and a lamp on the dressing table There is a dressing table and stool, and an armchair Hanging in a wooden hanging cupboard and a large chest of drawers also provided
Bathroom 4 (ensuite) Bath stands 82cm high, with fixed shower head over bath Sink to floor is 44cm Toilet 41 cm from seat to floor Karndean 'wooden' floorboards
Bedroom 5 The beds are zip and link to offer a double bed or two singles The door to the bedroom is 84cm The height of the bed from the top of the mattress to the floor is 59cm Lighting is natural daylight as well as an overhead light. There are 2 bedside lamps either side of the bed and a lamp on the dressing table There is a dressing table and stool Small sofa by windows Built in cupboards for hanging and chest of drawers
Bathroom 5 (ensuite) Old roll top bath stands 82cm high, Sink to floor is 44cm Toilet 41 cm from seat to floor Painted wooden floorboards
Bedroom 6 The beds are zip and link to offer a double bed or two singles The door to the bedroom is 84cm The height of the bed from the top of the mattress to the floor is 59cm Lighting is natural daylight as well as an overhead light. There are 2 bedside lamps either side of the bed and lamps on the dressing tables There is a dressing table and stool Armchair in adjoining dressing room Hanging and chest of drawers
Stairs up to top second floor Sisal covering Strong banister
Bed 7 The beds are zip and link to offer a double bed or two singles The door to the bedroom is 84cm The height of the bed from the top of the mattress to the floor is 59cm Lighting is natural daylight as well as an overhead light. There are 2 bedside lamps either side of the bed and a lamp on the dressing table. Shutters provided for attic setting, rather than curtains. There is a dressing table and stool Sofa-bed Built in cupboards for hanging and a chest of drawers
Bathroom 7 Large walk in shower with curved glass. Access is 50cm and the step up is 7cm Bath, 58cm from top of lip to floor Toilet 41cm from seat to floor Sink 44cm from lip to floor Karndean 'oak' wooden floor boards
Bedroom 8 The beds are zip and link to offer a double bed or two singles The door to the bedroom is 84cm The height of the bed from the top of the mattress to the floor is 59cm Lighting is natural daylight as well as an overhead light. There are 2 bedside lamps either side of the bed and a lamp on the dressing table. Shutters are in place due to attic setting, rather than curtains. There is a dressing table and stool Sofa-bed Built in cupboards for hanging and a chest of drawers
Laundry room There are 2 standard size washing machines and one drier. There is a second wooden hanging drying rack The laundry area is lit by tube fluorescent lighting
Garden A mature, well established garden with different areas marked by hedges There is a haha at the front of the house 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.
Additional Information Only two sociable dogs are allowed - To be kept to back of house and not in carpeted areas. Strict rules apply, and dogs must be kept under control at all times. A working farm can not have loose dogs. Please ring to discuss any more than two dogs - to be kept in the stables. All areas in the house 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