Access Statement

ACCESS STATEMENT

Birchenfields self catering cottages are ideal for those who want a relaxing self-catering break with beautiful views of the countryside and with the town of Cheadle only a 5 minute drive away.

We have three cottages, but owing to the original design of the farm building conversion we only have limited access for the disabled, namely in The Dairy cottage. This has sloping access which would suit some wheelchair users; all of the cottages are single story so some areas can be negotiated with assistance.

The Dairy and the Hereford sleep up to four people in two bedrooms; The Corn Store has bunk beds in the second bedroom and can sleep up to five. The Cottages were converted in 1997 and have recently been refurbished to make them a real home from home.

We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any queries or require any assistance please phone 07553 951355 or email info@birchenfields.co.uk.


    Pre-Arrival

We have a website which provides information about our cottages. The text size can be enlarged using the functionality of your browser.

Enquiries/bookings can be made via telephone or email.

The nearest bus stop is 1.2 miles away.

The nearest railway station is at Blythe Bridge, around 5 miles away so a car is really essential.

The nearest Shopmobility is 8 miles away in the Potteries Shopping Centre. See Contact Details below. We can arrange for shopping to be delivered in time for your arrival, please let us know your requirements when booking.

         Alternatively, you can place an order directly with several major supermarkets.

 

Key Collection, Welcome and Car Parking

image showing sign at site entrance

    The owners live on site so the key can be collected from the owner’s property on arrival.

    Parking is available in an allocated space, 10 – 40m from the front door of the cottages.

    The parking area is tar macadam, with a cobbled walkway leading to the cottages

    This area is well lit at night by constant lighting and by motion sensor lights.

Access to each cottage

The Corn Store can be accessed either via three 900mm/35.4 ins wide steps,  that are 110mm/4.3ins, 180mm/7ins and 130mm/5ins high, or via a cobbled pathway with a minimum width of 830mm/32.6ins and up 4 steps each 120mm/4.7ins high.

The Hereford can be accessed via a cobbled pathway with a minimum width of 830mm/32.6ins and up 4 steps each 120mm/4.7ins high.

The Dairy can be accessed via a ramp 1100mm/43.4ins wide.   

The front door to each cottage is 680mm/26.8ins wide and opens directly into the living/dining area.

There is a 110mm/4.3ins high step over the door.


 

Living area

Corn Store

The floor covering in the living/dining room is wood with direct level access to the rest of the cottage.The room has a three seater and a two seater sofa for relaxing and four dining chairs with non-feather cushions,together with a nest of tables.

Furniture can be moved.

There is a 49″ UHD Smart television with remote control, freeview and subtitles.

DVD player. Lighting is natural daylight, with overhead lighting as well as a table lamp.

Wi-Fi is available.


 

Hereford and Dairy

The floor covering in the living/dining room is wood with direct level access to the rest of the cottage.

The Hereford living room area has two, two seater leather settees for relaxing.

The Dairy living room area has tw, two  seater bed settees.

Furniture can be moved.

There is a digital television with remote control, freeview and subtitles.

DVD player with Smart function.

Lighting is natural daylight, with overhead lighting as well as a table lamp.

Wi-Fi is available.


 

Dining area

Each cottage has four armless dining chairs (all moveable) with non-feather cushions.

The dining table is moveable and has legs at each end.  It is 730mm/28.7ins to lowest point of the table (under space) and is 760mm/29.9ins high.

There is free space around the table.

Lighting is natural daylight with overhead lighting.

The door opening to the kitchen is 820/29.5ins wide.                                                   


 

Kitchen

The kitchen is situated off the dining area with step free, level access.

The door opening to the kitchen from the living/dining area is 820mm/32.3ins wide.

The door of the oven drops down and the handle is 660mm/26ins above the floor.

The hob is 890mm/35.00ins above the floor.

The worktop and sink are 870mm/34.2ins above the floor.

Fridge freezer available, highest shelf in fridge 870mm/34.25ins and lowest drawer in freezer 950mm/37.4ins.

Glasses and crockery can be moved from wall cupboards to lower cupboards.

Large cutlery and utensils.

There is a cordless kettle rotating 360 degrees.

The kitchen is evenly lit, with an extra light in the cooker hood

Flooring is wooden laminate.


 

Bedrooms and Sleeping Areas

The doors to all bedrooms are 720/28.3ins wide.

The height of all the double and single beds from the top of the mattress to the floor is 500mm/19.7ins.

Lighting is natural daylight and overhead lights.

Bedside lamps in each bed room.

All bedrooms offer good colour contrast between the floor, walls and doors, short pile carpet and non-feather bedding.


 

Shower-room and Toilets

The door opening 720/28.3ins wide.There is step free, level access.

Step up into the shower is 270mm/10ins in the Hereford, 295mm/11.6ins in the Dairy and Corn Store.

The toilet is 430mm/16.9ins high.

The wash basin is 800mm/31.5ins high in the Dairy with lever taps; 830mm/32.7ins high in the Hereford and the Corn Store with twisting taps.

Well lit with natural light and an overhead light.

Non-slip flooring.


 

Laundry/Toilet area

The laundry/utility room can be accessed from The Corn Store either via the three 900mm/35.4 ins wide steps,  that are  110mm/4.3ins, 180mm/7ins and 130mm/5ins high, or via a cobbled pathway with a minimum width of 830mm/32.6ins and down 4 steps each 120mm/4.7ins high.

The Hereford can access the laundry/utility room via the cobbled pathway with a minimum width of 830mm/32.6ins   and down the 4 steps each 120mm/4.7ins high.

The Dairy can access the laundry/utility room via the ramp 1100mm/43.4ins wide and along the drive.

The door opening is 700mm/27.5ins wide.

There is a 65mm/2.5ins step up into the laundry room.

The laundry area has two standard size washing machines and a tumble drier all of which are front loading.

The room is lit by two pendant lights.

Flooring is lino.


 

Garden

Each cottage has its own paved patio area which can be accessed from the living/dining room by one step over the door.

A wooden garden table and seats are available on the patio.

The cobbled footpath leads to the summer house.


 

Summer House

    The summer house is accessed from each cottage via the cobbled footpath.  This is a minimum of 830mm/32.6ins wide
    The door to the summer house is 670mm/26.3ins wide and has a short steep ramp down into it.
    The flooring in the summer house is carpet.
    The summer house is well lit with natural light and overhead lighting is available.
    There are two conservatory type two seater settees and four armchairs.
    There is also a low coffee table.

 

Additional Information

Assistance dogs are welcome.

The mobile phone reception can be poor.

The nearest General Hospital with an A&E unit is 13 miles away at, the nearest walk in NHS centre is 11 miles away and the nearest Doctor’s surgery is 2 miles away. Further details are in the information pack.

There is a list of nearby attractions in the information pack.

All cottages are totally non smoking.

Re cycling for all general refuse including plastic bottles cans and glass bottles is available in the refuse area by the car parking.

A games room is situated in a large barn and includes a table tennis table, bar type pool table, children’s pool table, football table, air hockey, giant connect four, seating and board games.
Contacts

Stoke on Trent Shopmobility
The Potteries Shopping Centre Car Park
Off Brewery Street
City Centre
Stoke on Trent
Staffs
England
ST1 5AP