Owl Cottage Access Statement


  • Valley View Cottages signage is prominent at the driveway entrance from the road
  • The driveway/track is well made of concrete and stone leading to the car park area


  • The car park area is approximately 16 metres from the gateway to the cottage
  • There is a roadway leading directly to the gateway into the cottage and is for unloading/loading purposes
  • Surface is slightly sloping and rolled stone and lighting is provided

Entrance to Cottage

  • Owl Cottage has a gateway 1180mm wide with a 90 mm step upwards onto a level concrete pathway 1100mm wide leading to the front door
  • Lighting is provided from the front of the cottage

Main entrance

  • The entrance to the cottage is easily identified with the name of the cottage on the front wall
  • The entrance door is a manual French door fully glazed and is 690mm wide when one door is open and 1380 wide when both French doors are open.
  • There are two steps up into the cottage, each 160mm high


  • Open plan living/ dining room
  • Two steps of riser 200mm lead up to the kitchen area
  • Bathroom on the same level as the kitchen
  • Staircase winding up to second storey and the bedroom with 12 steps of riser 200mm.


  • Flooring is laminate and level throughout
  • Manoeuvrability is good
  • Colour contrasting is good in terms of cupboards, walls, handles and worktops
  • Lighting is good
  • The worktop is situated at 910mm high
  • There is a cordless kettle, toaster and microwave provided
  • Cupboards are both floor and wall mounted

Living/Dining area

  • Flooring is laminate and level throughout
  • Lighting is adequate with an additional uplighter and reading lamp provided
  • Manoeuvrability is good and the furniture is unfixed and could therefore be moved to create more space where required.
  • Dining table is provided with two chairs
  • There is a two-seater settee and one chair
  • A TV with DVD player is provided on a stand. Both are remote control operated.


  • Transition into the bathroom from the kitchen is level
  • The door handle is a lever style
  • Flooring is vinyl and level throughout
  • Lighting is good
  • The step into the bath is 550mm and shower is over the bath. Bath has grab rails on both sides
  • The toilet seat is situated at 410mm high
  • The toilet roll and bin are located within easy reach of the toilet
  • The sink is at a height of 830mm with a mixer lever action tap
  • The flush is a push-button action
  • The shaving socket is located next to the sink


  • Located on the second storey
  • Carpet flooring and level throughout
  • Lighting is adequate with additional lamps provided on each side of the bed
  • All furniture is free standing and can be moved to create more space if necessary
  • Non-feather pillows and duvets with poly cotton covers and sheets.
  • Double bed, two bedside cabinets, one chest of drawers, wardrobe, dressing table and chair.

Gardens and Grounds

  • The cottage has an enclosed garden to the front, side and rear with lawn to the front and rear
  • Patio area with garden table and chairs is located at the rear of the cottage
  • Sloping hard surfaced roadway leads down to the communal garden area, accessed through a gateway 1480mm wide. This area is enclosed and laid to lawn
  • The communal garden leads to a further gateway 1530mm wide leading into an enclosed dog garden.

Other information

  • Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the cottage (cost £20 per dog per week)
  • Fire alarms are present on both levels of the cottage and are audible
  • Some mobile phone networks are unreliable in the cottage
  • Checking in and out times are 4pm and 10am respectively

Clare and Chris live on site and are available to assist wherever possible.

We welcome enquiries from visitors with disabilities and are happy to discuss individual requirements.

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