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.

Hurstone House - Access  Statement 

Hurstone is an old farmhouse dating back in parts to the 14th century. The house sleeps 14 with the option of an additional garden room and an adjacent annexe both sleeping two. All rooms with the exception of the kitchen, scullery & Bedroom 7 are south facing.The house is an ideal choice for family holidays, celebrations & reunions, short breaks, birthday and Hen or Stag parties. Within easy walking distance is a good pub - The Rock Inn, a lovely place for a quiet drink, with a good reputation for food. The nearest town is Wiveliscombe, 2.5 miles away, with a range of shops including an excellent butchers, a chemist, Post Office, convenience stores, doctor's surgery, cafe, and free parking.  All the main supermarkets will deliver to Hurstone.

The house is situated on a hillside and the garden and grounds slope away from the house - therefore, the nature of the site, with many different levels and surfaces may hamper mobility for some people.

The nearest train stations are at Taunton & Tiverton Parkway, with taxis available at both. There is a regular bus service from Taunton to the hamlet of Waterrow, close to Hurstone. For drivers using SatNav, the post code of TA4 2AT will bring you right to the door - however, depending on which direction you are coming, it can bring you through several miles of narrow lanes so please check your map for the easiest route.

Approach

The house is 1/4m off the B3227 at Waterrow and is approached via a steeply rising country lane.

A gravel drive leads round to the front of the house and the main entrance.

There is adequate parking for 8 cars (additional parking close by).

There is temporary parking to the rear of the house, for unloading only.

A flight of six, shallow 7" (18cm) stone steps, 6ft (183cm) wide leads to the stone paved terrace, with a second flight of four shallow 7" stone steps to the porch, and one further 7" step leading to the main entrance - via a 36"w x 73"h (91cm x 185cm) main door.

Hallway

The hallway leads directly to the kitchen, dining room, games room, snug, downstairs shower/toilet room, and to the staircase.

The hallway is L shaped, 66" (168cm) wide reducing to 42" (107cm) at its narrowest.

The flooring is close textured carpet tiles.

Kitchen & Scullery

The kitchen is functional and well equipped, the house having formerly been an hotel and restaurant.

Double swing-doors 34" w x 73" h (86cm x 185cm) lead from the hall to the kitchen down two 7" (18cm) steps.

A 32" (81cm) wide opening leads from the kitchen to the utility/scullery where there are 2 large fridge freezers, a dish washer, washing machine & tumble dryer, and a 32"w x  74"h (79cm x 188cm)  wide door with level access to the rear yard and unloading area.

The kitchen is well equipped with a gas range with an electric fan oven, a separate fan oven, a microwave, a double bowl/double drainer sink, a warming cupboard and a hand basin.

The flooring is ceramic tiles.

Dining Room

The dining room is down a 4" (10cm) step from the hallway, through a 31" (79cm) wide door.

French doors 48"w x  78"h (122cm x 198cm) open to a gravel path along the front of the house.

The dining table is 39"w x 144"l (1m x 3.66m) and can comfortble seat 14, with ample dining chairs.

There is a wood burning stove housed in a small ingleook fireplace.

The flooring is short pile fitted carpet.

An archway 72" (1.83m) wide leads up one 5" (12.5cm) step to the games room.

Games Room

The games room leads off the hallway through a level 34"w x 73"h (86cm x 185cm) door.

The snooker/pool table is 7ft x 3ft 6"(2.23m x 1.06m)

There is an open fireplace.

The flooring is wooden floorboards with a central rug.

Snug

The snug is to the right of the hallway through a level 33"w  x 72"h (84cm x183cm) door.

There is a large wood burning stove in an inglenook fireplace.

The flooring is short piled fitted carpet.

A short passage, 32"w (82cm) leads up a shallow slope through a door 32"w  x 73"h (82cm x  1.85m) to the Drawing Room.

Drawing Room

Has a feature big inglenook open fire with an old bread oven.

There is flatscreen TV with Sky package and a DVD player.

The flooring is slate with a central Turkish rug, and underfloor heating.

A door 31"w x  75" h (79cm x 190cm) leads to a greenhouse used for storing logs - supplied free of charge.

A door 32"w x 78"h (81cm x 198cm) leads to the rear yard and the hot tub.

A door 34"w x 75"h (86cm x 190cm) leads down two 7" (18cm) steps to the front gravel path.

Cloakroom

Is accessed off the hallway, through a 32"w x 76"h door with a shallow 1" (25mm) step up.

The flooring is quarry tiles.

A door 28"w x 74"h (71cm x 188cm) leads to the shower room and toilet.

A door 32"w x 74"h (81cm x 188cm) leads to an outside covered walkway/smoking area, with a 5" (127m) step down to a concrete floor.

Shower Room & Toilet

This room has a corner shower.

There is also a WC and hand-basin.

The flooring is quarry tiles.

Staircase

The 44" (112cm) wide staircase rises eight 7" (18cm) steps to a half landing.

The flooring/steps are of  wood, with a central runner.

A door 28"w x  73"h (71cm x 185cm) leads to Bedroom 7 via a flight of three 9" (23cm) steps.

The stairs then continue up a further flight of seven 7" (18cm) steps to Landing 1.

Bedroom 7

This room has a sloping ceiling and a dormer window.

There are 2 single 3ft pine beds.

There is a hand basin.

The flooring is fitted carpet

Landing 1

A door 31"w x72"h (79cm x 183cm)leads to a lobby leading to Bedrooms 1 & 2 and a shared bathroom.

The flooring is fitted carpet.

A door 30"w x 76"h (76cm x 193cm) leads to Bedroom 1, which has twin 3ft mahogany bedsteads.

The flooring is fitted carpet.

A door 29"w x 76"h (74cm x 193cm) leads to Bedroom 2, which has a 4ft double Iron bedstead.

The flooring  is fitted carpet.

A door 29"w x 76"h (74cm x 193cm) leads to the shared bathroom, with a shower and a bath, toilet & double hand-basin.

Shared Bathroom For Bedrooms 1 & 2

This room has a shower and a bath, toilet & double hand-basin.

The flooring is vinyl.

Bedroom 3

Bedroom 3 leads off Landing 1 through a 32"w x 69" (82cm x 176cm) door

There is a 4'6" double mahogany bed.

The flooring is fitted carpet.

An en suite bathroom leads off Bedroom 3 through a 30"w x 75"h (76cm x 190cm) door.There is a shower, bath, toilet & hand-basin.

From landing 1 a door 32"w x70"h (81cm x 178cm) leads to landing 2.

Landing 2

From landing 1 a door 32"w x70"h (81cm x 178cm) leads to Landing 2.

There is a door 28"w x 76"h (72cm x 193cm) to Bedroom 4.

To the left of this landing, an emergency exit door 32"w x 78"h (81cm x 198cm) leads to a fire escape comprising a flight of thirteen 7" (18cm) metal steps. This leads to a gravel area by the hot tub.

A door 29"w x 78"h (74cm x 198cm) leads to Landing  3.

The flooring is fitted carpet.

Bedroom 4

Bedroom 4 leads off Landing 2 through a door 28"w x 76"h (72cm x 193cm).

There are twin 3ft brass single bedsteads.

The flooring is fitted carpet.

A door 27"w x 75"h (69cm c 190cm) leads to the en suite bathroom, with a shower, bath, toilet & hand-basin. The floorign in the en suite is vinyl.

Landing 3

Flooring is fitted carpet.

A door 30"w x 75"h (76cm x 190cm) leads to Bedroom 5.

A door 30"w x 77"h (76cm x 195cm) leads to the lobby to Bedroom 6.

Bedroom 5

There is a 4'6" double mahogany bedstead.

The flooring is fitted carpet.

A door 24"w x 75"h (60cm X 190cm) leads to the en suite bathroom, with shower, bath, toilet & hand-basin. The flooring in the en suite is vinyl.

Bedroom 6

From the lobby an archway 32"w (81cm) leads to Bedroom 6 which has a 4'6" double mahogany bedstead. The flooring is fitted carpet.

Also from the lobby, a door 30"w x 77"h (76cm x195cm) to an en-suite bathroom, with a shower, bath, toilet & hand-basin. The flooring in the en suite is vinyl.

 

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