Broxwood Barns - holiday cottages in Herefordshire


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Access statements

Pre-Arrival
We have a basic web-site www.broxwoodbarns.co.uk and bookings/enquiries can be made either by telephone 01544-388005, Visit Britain website or Sykes Cottages. The nearest bus stops are Weobley or Pembridge - both approximately 3 miles away. We can provide a taxi service to local areas for a small charge if given prior notice. However, the information folder provides directions to all the local amenities nearby. If the owners are unavailable for any reason, full details of persons to contact in emergency are also provided.
The nearest train station is Leominster - approximately 8 miles away.

Arrival & car parking facilities
Parking for one car is at the front of the cottage which is off road up a private driveway approximately 7/10th of a mile from Croones Lane with further parking available on site if required. Beware of farm vehicles. Parking is at car owner's risk.

Main Entrance
The main entrance is via a ramp with wrought iron rails at the highest point. It is 1.2 gradient, 12cm wide, 3m long with 3 solar lights on the base. Note: Please take care by not jumping over the plants. By the entrance is an exterior sensor lamp which is switched off from inside the cottage. The solid oak door hinged on the left is 90cm wide with 5-lever lock. There is a threshold of 75mm.

General (Internal)
There are white walls, downstairs stone ceramic tiles, under-floor heating and150 mm wooden skirting throughout. Upstairs there is solid oak flooring in bedrooms and hall and stone tiles in bathroom (again with under-floor heating). Smoke alarms electrically installed with 10 yr battery support are fitted in hallways upstairs and down and open plan living area. A carbon monoxide detector is installed on the wall in hallway. Plug safety covers, high chair, travel cot, mattress, sheet and duvet available at parents' risk.
All windows are double-glazed and all upstairs windows have child-proof restrainers (lockable).
Water softener feeds mixer taps, shower, with separate drinking water tap from bore hole tested to EEC requirements.
The cottage is no smoking throughout.
Note: Limited mobile phone signal. However, a pay as you go Orange mobile phone can be provided on loan for 30.00 deposit with 10.00 credit (20.00 payable back on its return).

Front Entrance
Inside the front entrance is the lobby which is 4.3m long, 2.5m wide incorporating the wooden staircase 90cm wide and 3.5m long with risers 190mm. Treads .230mm and handrail on the right. Oak antique gate-leg table on the left. Straight ahead is the downstairs cloakroom with toilet and hand basin. It has a folding door 1200mm long. Under-stairs 900mm wide and 1700mm long with broom cupboard, food storage drawers and small selection of toys. The hallway to the right leads to an open plan kitchen diner sitting room. The doorway is 90cm wide. Two smoke alarms mounted on ceiling of lobby and upstairs landing - electrically installed with 10 yr battery support*.

Kitchen/Diner/Sitting Room
Whole area is 6m x 4m with a fire-proof door to outside patio.
Workspace 90 cm high.
Central heating oil fed boiler built under kitchen units.
Drop down oven with ceramic hob 90cm high and stainless steel cooker hood 600mm x 400mm.
IMPORTANT: Do not place heavy items on open door of oven and ensure it is cleaned thoroughly.
Stainless steel sink is 90cm high with extending mixer tap and separate drinking tap.
Note: Wooden board can be placed over the sink area for extra workspace.
Fridge (freezer no. 2 available in separate utility room).
Magnolia wooden cupboards at eye level (two glass fronted) and above work surface.
Evenly spaced spotlights with electrically installed smoke alarm (as above*).

Diner
Single pendant light over round pine dining table and four chairs with cushioned seats.
High chair available on request.

Sitting room area - Broxwood Barn
Two wall lights and one lamp on side table. I-Phone charger.
One three seater grey sofa and two lounge chairs with cushions. One coffee table.
Teletext HD ready TV and remote control, DVD, bookcase with selection of books and CD/DVD collection.

Sitting room area - Woodland View
As above but one grey sofa and one grey sofa-bed.

Bedroom 1 - Broxwood Barn
4m x 3m overall. Door width 90cm.
King size bed provided with black metal headboard.
Double wardrobe and two bedside cabinets with lamps.
Chest of drawers with mirror. CD/radio/clock alarm.
*Non feather duvet and pillows provided (non allergenic).
*Sheets, duvet cover and pillow cases are high quality cotton.

Bedroom 2 - Broxwood Barn
4m x 2.5 overall.
Double bed provided with black metal headboard.
Single fitted wardrobe and two bedside cabinets with lamps and mirror on stand.
Duvets, pillows (non allergenic), bed linen provided as above*.
Black travel cot including mattress, sheet and duvet available.

Bedroom 2 - Woodland View
Two single beds with black metal headboards.
Single fitted wardrobe with dressing table and one lamp with mirror on stand. One bedside cabinet with lamp.
Duvets etc as above*

Bathroom & WC
Door width 85cm. Walk-in shower 140cm x 90cm.
Note: Possible loss of water pressure when in use due to other sources.
Toilet seat with slow release lid.
Space under washbasin is free.
Shaver point and illuminated mirror provided.
Baby bath available if required.
Heated towel rail (caution when hot) switch on outside wall (please do not leave on continuously).

Laundry Room/Refuse Collection
A separate laundry room is provided with washing machine and tumble dryer - a small charge of 2.50 each cycle.
Honesty box provided for payment.
Chest freezer available and table top dishwasher.
Barbecue with tools. Outside washing line and clothes airer. Garden area at rear, with two sun-loungers provided.

Important:
Refuse is collected every Monday at approximately 7.30 am by the gate (green wheelie bin) at the front of the house. It should be separated as follows:
Recycling waste - plastic, tins etc. in clear bag provided.
Non recycling waste (except compostable food waste) in black bag - can be left next to the wheelie bin (more bags provided on request).
Note: Composting food waste in black compost bin at rear of the barn.

Large garden area with patio
Large wooden table, chairs and parasol. Trampoline (at own or parents' risk).

Hot tub facilities
The hot tub is situated in the building adjacent to the fire door and is only with the agreement of the owners at a small extra cost.
Safety and extractor fan light switches inside right of the door.
Plastic glasses provided only should be used in the hot tub.
Strict regulations must apply with regard to safety (full details supplied in the hot tub room).
Children MUST be supervised at all times.
Pregnant women or people of poor health e.g. with heart conditions or high blood pressure should avoid the hot tub.

Additional Information
Information folder provided with all appliance instructions and emergency procedures - if smoke alarms go off please leave the building immediately raising alarm to all.
In case of emergency, please inform owners if you are unlikely to be able to respond or need assistance with evacuation.

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead outside. Please respect our wishes that pets are not allowed upstairs or left in the cottages alone. Walking is restricted to our boundaries although some areas show local walks on ordnance survey maps. However, local farmer objects strongly to accessing Sherrington Wood where pheasant chicks are reared.

Contact Information
Gill & Clive Sills, Croones House, Broxwood, Pembridge, Herefordshire HR6 9JR
Telephone: 01544 388005
Mobile: 07791651105
Email: gillian.sills1@btinternet.com
Website: www.broxwoodbarns.co.uk
Taxi: Gold Line Taxis - 01568 611100
Doctor: Weobley Surgery - 01544 318472
Dentist: Weobley - 01544 318166
Hospitals: Leominster Community Hospital - 01568 614211, Hereford County Hospital - 01432 355444
Veterinary Surgery: Arrowfields Kington - 01544 230567


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