Access Statement for The Barn in the Garden

Key Collection, Welcome and Car Parking:

On arrival please collect the key and gate controller from Wheatridge main house. Guests are welcomed and a familiarization tour is offered. There is space for your car on the courtyard drive and additional parking is available on the road adjoining the main house frontage. The surface of the driveway is laid with Cotswold stone. There is movement sensor  with dawn till dusk  lighting, combined with sensor lighting and controllable wall mounted outside lights above doorways to the barn.

Entrance to Property:

Parking is within a few feet of the barns front door. There are two small ledges at the threshold which is 38 1/2 inches or 98 cm wide. There are no handrails. There is a light directly above the door and also internal spot lights as you enter together with lamps. The floor is wood (1930's American Maple)

Halls, Stairs, Landings, Passageways:

There are no hallways or passages. The staircase is well lit with wall lights and has 6 steps, then a landing (34 x 31 inches) then one step onto a small landing (28 x 29 inches).You then continue up a further 6 steps to the bedroom. The carpet is medium pile.

Sitting Room/Lounge: 

The sitting room/lounge is situated on the ground floor and is all on one level. The room has no doors other than access to the garden.The room has two settees one of which is a sofa bed which is available for occasional use.There are a number of chairs at normal height,some lower. The room has plenty of natural light with a glazed door to the garden. The room is lit by a lamp circuit. The floor is an old wood floor with a large Persian rug. There is a flat screen TV and music centre with remote controls.

Dining Room: 

The dining area is in the sitting room adjacent to the kitchen.The round table can be easily accessed by a wheelchair as it has a central pedestal and is 28 inches high. Chairs can be added to or removed as required.Two of which have arms.


The kitchen is on the ground floor and flows through to the dining area. There are no doors. The range cooker has five burners to the hob and four ovens.2 of which have drop doors and the other two have side opening doors. The lowest oven is 15 inches from the floor to handle. The hob is 36 inches from the floor ,level with the kitchen worktops. 
Wall cupboard is 27 inches from worktop. 
Glasses and Crockery can be moved on request. 
The fridge, highest shelf is 24 inches from the floor and the lowest is 10 inches from the floor and dishwasher are both integrated. 
The taps are lever type on a one and a half bowel ceramic sink. 
There is a cordless kettle 
Microwave is on the worktop 
Many kitchen utensils and equipment 
The kitchen is very well lit and ventilated 
The floor is black and red quarry tiles

Bedrooms and Sleeping Areas: 

There are no ground floor bedrooms. The extremely spacious master bedroom is accessed by a staircase.There is no door to the bedroom. A second bedroom is adjacent with its own access and stairs.
The bed is king size with a height of 27 1/2 inches from the floor and has approximately 80 inches of space either side of it. There is 14 inches from the floor to the base of the bed frame. 
A guest bed can be provided on request 
Alarm clock and radio 
Plenty of natural light and lamps all of which are on a lamp circuit 
Medium pile beige carpet with a long pile large rug 
Flat screen TV for playing DVDs and remote control 
Seating area with comfortable armchairs, low coffee table with views of the garden through french doors and a juliet balcony

Bathrooms, Shower-rooms and Toilets:

The bathroom is on a level with the bedroom- no steps. the door opening is 32 1/2 inches wide 
The bath has a hand held shower 
There are no grab rails in the bathroom 
A non slip bath mat is provided 
WC is 16 1/2 inches high 
Pedestal hand basin is 33 inches high with Victorian style taps 
Plenty of natural light and ventilation 
Bright ceiling light 
Shaving point and light 
The room is light in colour with a beige ceramic tiled floor

Laundry/Utility Room: 

Integrated washing machine in the kitchen and a rotary line in the garden. Tumble drying is available on request.


There is a path and lawn along the front of the barn to a private guest garden with tables on chairs. The area has a small lawn and cotswold stone gravel

Additional Information:

All areas of the barn have plenty of natural light. 
There is a slight contrast between walls and floors in some areas 
Mobile phone reception does vary dependant on network 
Information folder placed in barn for all information and contact numbers

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