Access Statement for the Cottage
Our self catering cottage is attached to our home, where we also provide bed and breakfast accommodation. The house dates from the 17th century and is Grade II listed and whilst the cottage is a newer addition it is old with period features, that may make access difficult for people with limited mobility.
We are located on a minor road between the villages of Dinton and Wylye. Whilst we are in a peaceful location it is not ideally situated for those travelling without transport. The nearest bus stop is approximately 1 mile in Dinton and the service stops early in the evening.
There are several taxis companies that operate from Salisbury and we are happy to provide their contact details.
We are a working farm with sheep and for the comfort and safety of all our guests, regret that we are unable to accommodate pets.
Brochures and menus can be provided in large print if required, but unfortunately we do not have facilities to provide these in Braille.
We can be contacted by telephone, fax or email (details in Contact Section).
Arrival & Car Parking
Please advise us of your approximate arrival time so as to be sure we are here to welcome you and that your accommodation is ready. We normally request that guests arrive after 3 pm but earlier may be possible by arrangement.
There is ample parking on a tarmac driveway.
Main Entrance & Reception
Please call at the farmhouse for keys and guided welcome. The entrance to the cottage has a stone step up into a short pile carpeted area.
The kitchen/dining area is situated off the entrance area. The floor is vinyl. There are fitted units which incorporate a dishwasher, sink/draining area, cooker hob (4 rings) with overhead extractor fan and split level oven and grill. There is also a microwave, kettle, toaster and fridge/freezer. At one end there is a 42 ”round dining table with 4 backed chairs.
The lounge is situated off the entrance area. The floor has a short pile carpet.
The furniture consists of : 2 high backed winged chairs, sofa, storage box, coffee table, TV with DVD and video, additional electric fire with flame effect and waste bin.
The bedrooms are situated up stairs (short pile carpet with turn part way up.
The main bedroom has a low level doorway (with warning sign). It has a short pile carpet. The pine furniture consists of: super king size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, 2 bedside cabinets and waste bin.
The second bedroom has a short pile carpet. The pine furniture consists of:bunk beds (3’wide), chest of drawers, bedside cabinet and waste bin.
The bathroom is situated off the upstairs landing. The floor is vinyl. There is a bath with power shower over (slip mat provided). There is also a toilet and washbasin with mirror/shaver point above. There is also an extractor fan.
For guests staying more than 1 night we offer a 24 hour return laundry service (wash and dry) at an additional charge.
We have a large garden with lawn, flowerbeds and vegetable area (with chicken house and run). Guests are welcome to enjoy our garden. We advise that children be accompanied at all times as the garden does not have secure fencing, and there may be other guests.
Access is round to the right (left if facing the house). There is a patio area, which during the late spring to early autumn has table chairs and sunshade.
There is a brick built barbecue in the garden. From the main garden there is an archway leading to the wooded area (this has uneven levels and low branches and the grass is cut higher.
Mobile phone reception is patchy, some networks can be accessed by placing telephones on the windowsills or by using in the driveway. We do not permit smoking in the house. The Cottage has mains smoke alarms fitted. There is a fire extinguisher and fire blanket in the kitchen. An information book is in the lounge. Additional maps and books can be borrowed, please ask. The waste bins are situated in the courtyard behind the cottage. Recycling boxes (glass, paper, tins and plastic bottles) are in the lockable shed.
We are open all year but do take occasional days off. We welcome your feedback and comments to help us continuously improve. If you have any comments please write, phone or email.