Cockercombe Accessibility

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 Cockercombe 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.


Cockercombe is a timber framed holiday lodge that sleeps 14 in 6 ensuite bedrooms and has an indoor swimming pool.  3 of the bedrooms are on the ground floor and the other 3 are on the first floor, accessed via an oak and glazed staircase.


By train - The nearest train station is at Taunton, approximately 8 miles distant. Taxis are usually available from the station.

By bus - The nearest bus station is at Taunton, approximately 8 miles away. From here you'll need to catch the Route 18 bus, which runs every 30 minutes. The nearest bus stop to Cockercombe is at Severn Ash, by the West Bagborough turning.

By car - You will find detailed directions in your check-in information once you have made a booking.

Accessible equipment can be hired and arranged upon request in advance of arrival.

Key Collection, Welcome and Car Parking

The key to the property is held in an external key safe next to the main entrance door. Details of the key safe combination will be given prior to arrival.

All keys are the responsibility of guests and we advise that you always use the key safe during your stay.

All guests will be welcomed by a property manager and will be given a tour.

From the road there is a 70 metre track leading to a private car parking area. The parking area can accommodate 6 cars.

From the car parking area there is a gentle sloping path 1 metre wide, leading to a level paved area measuring 12m x 6m.

The paths are well lit at night by light sensor lights.

Entrance to Property

Double doors allow level wheelchair access into the dining room, or through double doors 1m wide, via a gentle slope with a 25mm rise into Bedroom 1.

The main entrance door has a 40mm rise and is 1.2m wide.

The internal areas are very well lit with ceiling spotlights, lamps and pendant lights.

The ground floor is tiled and level throughout. The first floor has short pile carpets and wood flooring.

Portable ramps can be requested.

Halls, Stairs, Landings, Passageways

All halls, stairs, landings and passageways are well lit by ceiling spotlights.

The stairs have 3 child safety gates, one at the bottom and two at the top.

All passageways are the minimum width for wheelchair access.

All ground floor hallways have tiled floors, the hallway and landing areas on the first floor are carpeted.

Sitting Room/Lounge

Access to the open plan lounge, dining and kitchen areas is via the main entrance.

The room measures 12m x 4m.

All areas are evenly lit with spotlights and lamps.

The floor surface is tiled and level throughout.

The open plan room has a mixture of chairs and sofas.

Furniture can be moved, but on your departure it must be returned to its original position.

There is a television with remote control and options for subtitles/audio description.

The area is well lit during the day by natural light. At night there are ample spotlights and overhead lighting, along with a floor standing light.


The kitchen area is open plan through from the Lounge/Dining area and measures 2.55m x 2.3m.

The floor is the same level from the Lounge/Dining area.

The flooring is tiled throughout.

Bedrooms and Sleeping Areas

All bedrooms have zip and link beds that can be arranged as super kings or twins.

Bedroom 1 - accessed through a door 800mm wide into a room measuring 5.5 x 3.2m. The ensuite shower room is accessed through a door measuring 720mm and is 1.75 x 2m

Bedroom 2 - accessed through a door 800mm wide into a room measuring 1.80m x 1.85m. The ensuite shower room is accessed through a door measuring 720mm and is 1.9m x 1.9m

Bedroom 3 - accessed through a door 800mm wide into a room measuring 4.35m x 2.85m. The door to the ensuite wet room is 750mm wide. There is also access from the hallway via a door 820mm wide. This wet room has been adapted to DDA regulations and has a fully accessible shower area, hand rails, a Mira shower with a care kit including an extra long hose and riser rail, a low level basin and a WC.

Bedroom 4 - accessed through a door 750mm wide into a room measuring 5.65m x 3.5m. The ensuite shower room is accessed through a door 700mm wide and measures 2.8m x 1.45m

Bedroom 5 - accessed through a door measuring 750mm wide into a room measuring 3.2m x 3.5m. The ensuite bathroom is accessed through a door 700mm wide and measures 1.5m x 2.85m

Bedroom 6 - accessed through a door measuring 750mm wide into a room measuring 4.7m x 3.5m. The ensuite shower room is accessed through a door 700mm wide and measures 2.2m x 2.65m


There is a paved patio area which can be accessed from Bedroom 1 and from the open plan lounge/dining area.

There is a lawned area and a barked area with play equipment.

There is a garden table and patio chairs for 14 guests.

Swimming Pool (NB: Children must be supervised at all times)

Access to the pool is through a set of double doors.

The pool surround is a minimum width of 1.2m widening to 1.9m.

The pool is a constant depth of 1.2m and measures 8m x 4.5m. There are steps with a handrail to one side for access. 

Additional Information

Free internet access is available. A booster has been installed for EE mobile users.

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