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.
Access Statement for Chestnut Cottage
Chestnut 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, and after 4.30pm we can usually be found in the white farm house. Parking is in the bays in the gravel courtyard. There is parking for one car. A concrete sloped ramp goes up to the door of Ash Cottage (next door) and a path leads from the ramp to Chestnuts door.
Entrance to Property
From the car park there is a path directly to Chestnuts door. The door step is 5.5 inches (14cm) high. The door has an exterior light controlled from within the cottage, it also has a solar powered gentle external light which automatically comes on at dusk for 3 hours.
Once in the cottage the floor throughout is polished hardwood and all on one level .
Halls, Stairs, Landings, Passageways
The hall is 43 ” wide and is well lit.
The sitting room/lounge is towards the rear of the cottage, the door opening is 28″ wide. The sitting room has double French doors overlooking a patio area. The doors open 41″ in total. There is a step down into the garden of 8″
The kitchen diner has a door that opens 29″ wide
Bedrooms and Sleeping Areas
The small bedroom door opens to 28″ wide.
The main bedroom door opens to 28″ wide.
Bathrooms, Shower-rooms and Toilets
The bathroom door opens 28″ wide. The bath side is 20.5″ high. the toilet is 16.75 inches high.
The en-suite shower room (off the main bedroom) door opens 28″, the step in shower is 10″ high.