Awards for Basin Howe Farm Cottages

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering

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VisitEngland Gold Award

Gold and silver awards are given to hotels and guest accommodation that provide exceptional quality in all areas but in particular in service and hospitality.

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Older and less mobile

Typically suitable for a person with sufficient mobility to climb a flight of steps but who would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.

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Part-time wheelchair users

Typically suitable for a person with restricted walking ability and for those who may need to use a wheelchair some of the time and can negotiate a maximum of three steps.

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Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Self-assessed Accessibility Information provides a list of available facilities and services, highlighted as being of key importance by disabled people.  Along with Access Statements, which provide a fuller written description of accessibility, it can help people with access needs make an informed choice as to whether accommodation, attractions, food & drink or shopping establishments meet their needs.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • Parking for Single unit properties:
    • YesParking space provided
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Parking for Multiple unit properties:
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • YesGravel
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (i.e. without steps)

Access

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesToilet and bathroom
    • YesOne or more bedrooms
    • YesLounge
    • YesKitchen
    • YesToilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesOutdoor facilities
  • pation area, gravel and paving

  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls

Bed/ Bathrooms

  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedrooms available with non-allergic bedding (ie non-feather pillows)
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesWet room
  • YesSeparate shower unit with support handrails available
  • YesSeparate shower unit with fixed shower seat or shower chair available
  • YesW.C. fitted with handrails available
  • YesTaps in bathroom with lever handles available

Notes

  • There are four cottages at Basin Howe Farm which is a remote location. Amber Cottage is the most suitable for guests with mobility or walking difficulties. Guests can be dropped at the end of a gently sloping paved path. There is a double width doorway with low threshold. Ground floor areas are all level. Oak flooring in spacious barn living/dining area Large ground floor double bedroom with Super King zip n link beds and access to generous wet room Wet room equipped with grab rails and shower stool and plenty of room for a carer. Second bedroom is on the 1st Floor mezzanine. Level access to patio area which is a mix of paving and gravel. Motion detectors fitted to outside lighting - not dawn to dusk The car parking area is generous and close to the cottage but it is loose stone, not tarmac. Other paths around the farm and garden are gravel or grass. Mobile phone reception is erratic especially inside the stone barns. Walls are very thick. Due to remote location it is a good idea to shop for provisions before arrival. Full Access Statement available on request

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Kitchen

  • YesSink taps have lever handles
  • YesSeating available in kitchen

General

  • YesService dogs not accepted: