This access guide 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.
Access Guide for Acorn Cottage
Acorn Cottage is one of four self catering cottages to be found at Highfield Farm, along with a 5 star B+B. The cottages are in a courtyard setting around a gravel car park with the B+B house taking up one side.
For full details and maps of how to reach us please see the directions section of our website. The cottage is available from 4.30pm and ask guests to arrive by 8.30pm at the latest.
The nearest train station is 3 miles away at Sandy, with the mainline running to London/Peterborough every hour. Taxis are available at the station during the week but will need pre booking on the weekend.
A car is essential, there are no bus services running past the farm.
Key Collection, Welcome and Car Parking
The cottage will be unlocked ready for you from 4.30pm and we can usually be found in the white farm house. Parking is in the bays in the gravel courtyard. There is parking for two cars. A concrete sloped ramp can be found close to the B+B house (Sunnyside) and the path continues past this house and around to the front door of Acorn. Alternatively two high steps, the first one 10″ high, the second 8″ high lead directly from the car park to Acorns front door.
Entrance to Property
The small step into Acorn Cottage is 5.5″ high, we do have a ramp available if required. The door opens to 31″
Halls, Stairs, Landings, Passageways
Once inside Acorn all the floors are of polished hardwood and are on one level.
The Kitchen/ dining/ living room are all open plan and can be accessed from the front hall via double doors opening to 46″
The back door in the kitchen leads to a small enclosed area overlooking the farmyard *we are a working farm and the farmyard itself should not be entered* The step from the back door is 8″ high and the door opens to 31″
Bedrooms and Sleeping Areas
From the hall are four bedrooms, each bedroom door opens to 31″
Bathrooms, Shower-rooms and Toilets
The main bathroom door opens to 28″, the bath is 22″ tall and the toilet 17.5″ high
There is a shower over the bath.
A second en-suite shower room has a step in shower, the step is 11″ high, toilet 18″ high, the door opens 28″ wide
A third en-suite has a door opening 25″, the step for the shower is 11″ high, the toilet is 17″ high
The M2 rated wet room for those less able has a wheel in shower with a fixed seat to the wall. When lowered it is 22″high and has a right hand transfer. The toilet is 19″ high and has a left hand transfer. One grab rail is close to the shower, another next to the toilet. The main door to the wet room opens to 31″. The sink is 22″ high.