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In this section, you will find useful information to assist you in planning your self-catering cottage holiday in Northumberland.
We are ideally located midway between Alnwick and Bamburgh, close to Northumberland's Heritage Coast.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
Brunton House and Holiday Cottages : Information
Access Statement - Stable Cottage
Access Statement for Stable Cottage - self catering cottage at Brunton, NE66 3HQ
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.
Stable Cottage is an ideal location for a self catering holiday, close to the Northumberland Heritage Coast. It is located at Brunton, an organic farm on the 2,500 acre Fallodon Estate. The nearest town is Alnwick, 8 miles south and the village of Christon Bank, 1 mile away, has a village shop and post office.
The cottage is a conversion of an old cottage, stables and kennels. The cottage looks onto the Brunton Burn on one side and into a gravel and courtyard on the other. It is all on one level with no internal steps and just one step at the entrance.
The cottage sleeps 6 people in three bedrooms with two bathrooms, one ensuite and one separate. The website, www.bruntoncottages.co.uk, has photographs of all the rooms with a further description.
We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any questions, please ring the Brunton House & Cottages office on 01665589120 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-Arrival There is no regular bus service, if you are coming by train Alnmouth is 9 miles away and there are taxis at the station. Detailed directions are available on the website, in the location tab. We are 8 miles north of Alnwick, between the A1 and the coast. There will be a generous arrival hamper awaiting you which includes some basic food, details of which are in the information section of the website. We are lucky to have several chefs who can prepare fabulous meals for you. Their contact details and sample menus are on the website. Finally Asda, Sainsbury and Tesco will deliver to the cottages. This Access Statement or any section of the website can be made available in larger print, on request.
Key Collection, Welcome and Car Parking
The key to Stable Cottage will be left on the kitchen table on the day you arrive. Parking is available for 2 cars in the courtyard area at the front of the cottage. There are motion sensor lights in the cottage courtyard and direct access to the front and boot room doors. Both doors can be accessed by wheelchairs & pushchairs, up one step with a ramp (on request) from the courtyard.
Entrance to Property The front door is 800mm/32ins wide. There is 1 step into the house but no handrail. The entrance is lit by motion sensor lights. The floor covering inside the entrance is rhino matting a non slip entrance matting that is secured to the floor at the front door. In the boot room there is a doormat over Karndean synthetic, wood flooring and space to hang coats and leave dirty shoes and boots.
The hall and passageway The hall and passageway are well lit with ceiling lights. The passageways are 960mm/38ins wide. The floor covering is Karndean, a synthetic product that has the look of a wooden floor.
Kitchen and dining area The kitchen/dining area is accessed from the passageway that leads from the front door. There is a back door with steps down to the back garden. Worktop and sink are 920mm/36ins above the floor. There is an integrated larder sized fridge. And there is also a dishwasher. Glasses and crockery can be moved from wall cupboards to lower cupboards (on request at booking). Large cutlery and utensils, cordless kettle rotating 360. The kitchen is evenly lit with halogen spotlights above work surfaces. There is a large kitchen table and 6 wooden chairs, with padded seats. The chairs and table are moveable. The dining table (moveable side to side) is 730mm/30ins from floor to lowest point of table. There is free space around the table. Flooring is the same as the passage, wood effect Karndean.
Sitting room The sitting room is accessed from the kitchen. The room has one large sofa, 2 large armchairs and 2 smaller armchairs to accommodate 6 people. There is an ottoman stool, side tables and a desk. Furniture can be moved. There is a wood burning stove with an ample supply of dry firewood and firelighters. There is 40ins digital television with remote control, subtitles, and audio description facilities, a DVD player and i-pod/i-pad docking station with built in radio. There are also shelves with a large selection of books. There is excellent natural light from glass windows (see the photos on the website) facing north and south, as well as a number of lamps. The flooring is original wooden floorboards with rugs on top.
Bedrooms and Sleeping Areas There are three bedrooms with two bathrooms, one ensuite and one separate. The master bedroom with ensuite is a fixed double, the two remaining bedrooms have zip and link beds to offer double or two single beds. The doors to the bedrooms are 730mm/27.5ins wide. Furniture can be rearranged on request. The height of all beds from the top of the mattress to the floor is 570mm/23ins. Lighting is natural daylight as well as overhead lights. There are lamps in each room. All bedrooms offer good colour contrast between the floor, walls and doors, short pile carpet, feather and down pillows and duvets, digital television with remote control, subtitles, and audio description facilities. Each bedroom has a dressing table with stool and mirror. There is ample hanging and storage space for clothes.
Bathrooms, Shower-rooms and Toilets The ensuite bathroom has a walk in shower with a lip, in the family bathroom there is a bath and walk in shower up one step. The family bathroom can be accessed by all cottage guests from the passage. Shower stool and mobility handles are available on request. Door opening to ensuite 810mm/32ins wide, to family bathroom 730mm/27.5ins wide. Toilet 400mm/16ins high. Wash basin 810mm/32ins high. Mixer taps on the washbasin and bath. Well lit with overhead lights and mirror lights. The floors are tiled.
Utility room At the end of the passage past the bedrooms. There is a worktop 920mm/36ins high over a standard size washing machine and drier. There is a Belfast sink and larder sized freezer. Off the utility room there is a separate W.C. with toilet 400mm/16ins high and single ceiling light. Flooring is the same as the passage, wood effect Karndean.
Boot room Off the utility room with an external door to the cottage courtyard. Coat pegs for 8 coats. Freestanding storage box and cupboards. Flooring is the same as the passage, wood effect Karndean.
Garden There is a gravel courtyard at south front of house with a gate to an enclosed grass garden and gravel terrace. Outside table and 8 chairs on gravel raised terrace with fire pit. Further gate from gravel terrace onto farm road. Steps down to lawns surrounded by fence. You are welcome to explore the surrounding area and there are details in the house file with suggested walks using the extensive tracks and footpaths on the estate.
Additional Information Two dogs are allowed in Stable Cottage. All areas in the cottage have good colour contrast between the floor, doors and walls. The mobile phone reception is mixed inside the house, depending on operator. The nearest General Hospital with very minor injuries unit is 8 miles away in Alnwick and the nearest Doctor s surgery is 2 miles away in Embleton. Further information is in the welcome folder. There is also a list of nearby attractions in the welcome folder and on the website.
Address: Chris Roberts, Brunton House & Cottages, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 3HF.
Telephone: 01665 589 120
Local Equipment Hire: Cramlington Mobility Hire 01670 737 249 /
07775512058 - www.cramlingtonmobilityhire.co.uk
Local Accessible Taxi: Tony Potts (Alnwick) - 07872 537 249