Blushings Barn Accessibility

Blushings Barn - Access Statement

This access statement does not contain personal opinions as to suitability for those with access needs, but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services offered to all guests/visitors. This statement has been drawn up by the owner(s) of Blushings Barn and therefore Sleeps12 do not accept responsibility for any omissions or inaccuracies. Please call us on 01823 665500 if you have any questions regarding the accessibility of this property that are not answered within this statement.


Blushings Barn is a sympathetically renovated 400 year old cob built listed barn offering spacious and luxurious accommodation for 12 guests in 6 en suite bedrooms. There's agames room, indoor swimming pool, hot tub and children's play area.

Pre Arrival

By Road: You will find detailed directions in your Check In information which can be viewed after you have made a booking.

Buses: The nearest bus station is at Taunton – 8 miles away.  Buses run from Taunton to Wellington, which is the nearest town to Blushings Barn and is just 1 mile away. Taxis are readily available from the centre of Wellington.

Trains: The nearest train station is at Taunton – 8 miles away. Taxis are readily available here. There is also a train station at Tiverton Parkway – 10 miles away. Taxis are readily available here.

Groceries can be delivered by Waitrose, Asda,Tesco, Sainsburys & COOK by pre-ordering online.

Arrival and Car Parking:

From the road there is a 1/2 mile lane leading to a parking and turning area. It is possible to get a vehicle right up to the gate, which is 15m from the front door.

From the car park area to the front door there is a gentle slope with a 1m square paved area before the front door. There is a 5mm threshold through an 800mm doorway directly into the downstairs games room and lounge area (15m x 7m). This room has a large flat screen TV, iPod dock, pool table, table football, a 6-seater sofa, two further 5-seater sofas and a wood-burning stove.

The ground floor is level throughout with all stone flooring. There are French doors (1.6m wide with a 200mm step) from the games room to the rear garden. In the rear garden there is a seating area, which is accessed via three steps up.

From the games room, an oak staircase leads to the mezzanine floor. This staircase has an open tread with risers of 200mm and 12 steps, with a quarter turn at the bottom.  The mezzanine floor is 7 x 4m and has a glass fronted balustrade. There is a large screen TV , a 3 seater sofa and 3 bean bags to sit on.

Off the games room, through 800mm double doors, is a large L-shaped open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area (14m x 14m at its widest). The lounge part of the open plan area has two 5-seater sofas, two 2-seater sofas, a padded stool, a large flat screen TV, a Blu-Ray player and a Sky box. There are various lighting options.

The dining area has a very large table, which comfortably accommodates 14 people. There is also a sideboard, containing holiday literature.

The kitchen area is open plan. There is a central, movable island with 4 waste/recycling bins. There is an induction hob and two fan assisted ovens, a grill, a microwave, a fridge/freezer, 2 dishwashers, 2 sinks, a large larder cupboard and lots of storage. There is also a fixed breakfast bar with 2 stools and a storage box with seating for 2/3 people.  Next to the kitchen are double doors (1600mm with 200mm step) out to the front garden and pool house.

Off the open plan area are three downstairs en suite bedrooms, all with 800mm doorways. Two of these bedrooms have walk in wet rooms accessed through 800mm doorways. The other has a bathroom accessed through an 800mm doorway. All bedrooms are in the region of 25m2. The wet rooms are 1.1m x 5m and the bathroom is 3m x 3m. Both the wet rooms and the bathroom are fully tiled throughout with toilets at 420mm high.

Off the dining area is the laundry room and downstairs toilet. There is a washer, a dryer and ironing facilities.

An oak staircase leads from the dining area to the first floor. This staircase has an open tread with risers of 200mm. The staircase is 800mm wide with twin handrails. The first floor has level oak flooring throughout. There are three en suite bedrooms, two with wet rooms and one with a bathroom. The bathroom is 3m x 3m. The middle wet room is 1.2m x 5m and the right hand wet room is 2.5m x 2.5m. Again, all bedrooms are in the region of 25m2.

All bath/shower rooms are completely tiled and the toilets are 420mm high. The sinks are 900mm high. There are low level shower attachments as well as high level. The 2 baths are 600mm high.

Double doors off the dining room lead out to the front garden, the hot tub and pool hall, and to the main entrance gate and the gate leading to the waste/recycling area.

The pool, hot tub and main gate are all accessed by going up 3 x 200mm steps. The pool house is sited 5m acroos the lawn. The pool is 11m x 5m and has a constant depth of 1.20m. There is an area around two sides of the pool for people to sit, with some seating provided. The steps at the corner of the pool are 200mm deep and allow easy access into the pool. Off the pool room, via swing doors (1200mm wide) is a changing area with bench seating, hooks for hanging clothes, and a shower, sink and a separate room with a toilet (420mm high).

On the patio outside the pool room is the hot tub with heavy duty insulating cover. The hot tub can accommodate 10 adults.

There is also a lawned area with children’s climbing equipment and a large netted trampoline. Back down the steps toward the house, is a large patio area with garden furniture for 12/14 people and a gas a barbecue with a cover.

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