Access statement for A Barn

Introduction

A Barn is situated in South Lane in the small rural village of Houghton.  The B2139 runs through Houghton and South Lane is a turning in the centre of the village.  It is a No Through Road.  The entrance to A Barn has a tarmac and gravel driveway 500 yards down South Lane on the Right.  The driveway leads to the Guest Parking at the side of the property.

A Barn is a recent barn conversion (completed January 2019).  It has straw thatch and timber cladding and offers 3 guest en-suite bedrooms.  Two of the bedrooms are on the ground floor and one is on the first floor.

Pre-Arrival
Booking can be made through the website or by telephone/post.  The nearest railway station is Amberley 0.7mile away.   We can arrange a pick up to and from the station – please ask for details.

Taxis can be pre-booked for service in the local areas – please ask for details.

Car Parking Facilities

Guest parking is at the side of the property.  The surface of the parking area is reinforced grass.  The entrance to the front of the property is level. There is an external entrance bell for attention of the owners who live in Barnyard Cottage next door.

Arrival, Public Areas – Dining area, lounges, boot room, etc

Once inside the main barn the open plan kitchen and dining area is level. 

The public areas are all in the main barn.  The boot room and kitchen/dining area and the Rabbit & Hare room are on the ground floor.  The mezzanine lounges on the first floor are accessed via a flight of 12 stairs with a handrail on one side.

Breakfast
Cooked Breakfast is served in the main barn dining area on a table and chairs. The Breakfast Basket option is delivered to the door of your room at an agreed time.  There is a complimentary fruit bowl on arrival in each room.  A Non-Smoking policy applies throughout the building and grounds.

We aim to cater for varying dietary requirements – please discuss when making your reservation. Please also advise us of any food allergies you may have.

Bedrooms

The Rabbit and Hare bedroom is off the main barn and is on the same level. This is a compact double bedroom with patio doors leading to an outside seating area with table and 2 chairs.

From the main barn there is 1 step and a landing and a further 3 steps down to the larger ground floor Swan and River bedroom.  There is an alternative entrance to this room from the guest parking area but this has a small slope or 4 steps with a handrail.  The surface is artificial grass. There is an outside seating area with table and 2 chairs adjoining the patio doors of the room.  The sofa in this room opens into a small double bed.  The en-suite in this room has a spacious wet room shower but no hand rails. 

From the main barn and through a door there is a flight of 9 stair with handrails on both sides leading to a landing and the first floor Owl and Kite bedroom.  This room is open plan with a free standing bath and separate walk in shower.  There is also a separate toilet room with hand wash basin.

There are no special provisions for the disabled in the property. There is wood flooring in all ground floor rooms.  All first floor rooms have carpet.  All rooms have hospitality trays and also have drinks refrigerators.  There are seating areas and a table in the Owl and Kite and Swan and River bedrooms. The Rabbit and Hare bedroom has an outside patio with table and 2 chairs and adjoins the Dining Hall where guests can also enjoy breakfast.

Bathroom, Shower & WC
All bedrooms have en-suite shower room facilities and the first floor room also has a free standing double ended bath.

Additional Information
Emergency evacuation information for each room is in the Information Books in the bedrooms. There is a strict non-smoking policy in the property and grounds. The 2 ground floor bedrooms have patio doors and internal doors. The first floor bedroom has an external access at the bottom of the stairs.

Contact Telephone Numbers: 01798 839256 / 07947108825 / 07932001292

Email Address: info@southdownsstay.co.uk