Dancing Hill Accessibility

Access Statement for Dancing Hill

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 Dancing Hill 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.


Dancing Hill is a large country cottage that sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms, with a swim spa, hot tub and play area.


By train - The nearest train stations are at Bridgwater (approx 3.8 miles) and Taunton (approx 17 miles). There are usually taxis available at the stations. 
By bus - Bus route 21.
By car - You will find detailed directions by road on your Check In information after you have made your booking.

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 via your booking.
All keys are the responsibility of the rental 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.
The parking area can accommodate 9 cars on a gravelled drive and paved area from drive to front door with steps and well lit.


You have amenities locally in North Petherton, such as an award wining Butchers, Express Supermarket, hairdressers, takeaways and much more. 

Food deliveries are possible from the local suppliers in North Petherton and the large supermarkets located in Bridgwater town. For further travels you also have the county town only 10 miles away, with a full range of activities and shopping to explore.

Entrance to Property

Steps leading to the front door x 3 
1st small step mid-way 3cm high
2nd step 20.5cm high
3rd step 20.5cm high
4th step 7cm high
No ramp access available
Front door – threshold 10cm 
Door opening 94cm

Halls, Stairs, Landings, Passageways

Staircase – underneath stairgate
Bureaux which holds guest book height 84cm
Tiled floor
Smoke detector to ceiling
Alarm panel
3 x wall lights
3 doors leading off
1 to lounge – opening approx. 77cm
1 to kitchen – opening approx. 77cm 
1 to bedroom 6 – opening approx. 75cm step down into room 13cm

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 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

Door opening 67cm approx. from entrance hall no step 
Carpeted throughout with 2 x rugs laid on top in the seating area
6 x wall lights
2 x 2-seater sofas and 1 x 3-seater sofa seat height 43cm approx.
Large footstall
2 x coffee tables
1 x 72cm high and the other 54cm high
Large TV on stand in the corner of the room next to fireplace which holds multi-burner fire
2 x book shelve units
Wooden display cabinet
Singular high back armchair – 42cm approx.
Door leading to the front of the house – door opening 68cm height of step 14cm approx.
To the rear of the room 
1 door to the main utility room
1 door the games room
There is a television with remote control and options for subtitles/audio description.
There is a wood-burner in this room.

Utility Room

Door from external facing with vison panels – measure opening 66cm wide 7cm high approx.
Main light switch right hand side behind door as you enter
Built in cupboards containing hoover and iron by door
2nd built in cupboard containing electric boxes and ironing board and mops and buckets
Kitchen area – counter tops 91cm high
Single sink
Undercounter washing machine and tumble dryer
Clothes airer above sink
And wall and base units, empty for storage
Floor tiled finish
To the rear left-hand side of room a downstairs W/C


No step into room Door opening approx. 60cm
Toilet – 51cm high approx.
Corner sink – 89cm high approx.
5 x ceiling spotlights
Pull cord light switch right hand side of door as you enter

Games Room

Door from Lounge opening 65cm flush access no step
Room carpeted throughout
Table tennis table (75.5cm high approx.) in the middle of the room, with plenty of room around
2 x 3-seater sofas, seat height 44cm
2 x ceiling lights and 4 wall lights
Double doors leading out to the veranda each one opening 74cm approx.
Door leading to kitchen 70cm approx. opening 


Tiled floor throughout
10 ceiling spotlights
Main light switch via entrance hall side right hand side on wall
Counter tops 93cm high approx.
Large range cooker build in counter level height
Freestanding fridge freezer
Dishwasher built in under counter
Single kitchen sink and draining board
On counter tops: 2 x knife blocks
2 x kettles
Double toaster
Electrical items PAT Tested
Large open archway to Lounge/Diner 170cm opening approx.
2 steps down into Lounge/Diner both steps 22cm depth
Door to kitchen 81cm wide.
The kitchen area is tiled and is lit by downlighters.
Steps lead down to the large dining area which has vinyl tiled flooring, access to shower room with door width 74cm.

Lounge / Diner

Laminate wood flooring throughout
TV on stand
22 ceiling spotlights
Smoke detectors
10-seater dining table 77cm high approx. chairs 50cm seat height approx.
Wooden cabinet in corner under clock 84cm high approx.
Tall wooden cabinet empty storage unit
3 x 3-seater brown sofas - seat height 39cm approx.
1 x 3-seater and 1 x 2-seater beige sofas – seat height 46cm approx.
Carbon monoxide detector on ceiling
2 x coffee tables 49cm high approx.
2 x footstalls
Bifold doors leading onto patio opening approx. 370cm
Double doors leading to outside veranda door opening 133cm approx.
2 steps leading up to doors 22cm each step high
Main light switches to room are next to veranda doors
Door to rear of room – small boot room/utility

Small boot room/utility

No step into
Light switch to left hand side of door as you enter
Laminate flooring
Door opening 68cm approx. 
Large freestanding fridge
2 x dresser units holding glassware goods
Highchairs x 2
Travel cots x 2
4 x ceiling spotlights
2 x additional dining chairs
Other door at rear of Lounge/Diner leads to downstairs shower room

Downstairs shower room & W/C

No step into room
Light switch pully to the left-hand side of door as you enter
Door opening 72cm approx.
Wooden storage cupboard 82cm high approx.
Sink 85cm approx.
Toilet 43cm approx.
Step down into shower area 2.5cm approx.
Shower area 144cm by 83cm approx. fixed shower head and handheld fitted 
Towel rail inside
Full height tiling to walls and laminate to floors throughout
3 x ceiling spotlights

Bedroom 6

Room is carpeted throughout
Fireplace with hearth – not working
Door to front garden with vison panel 69cm opening approx.
Threshold from external facing 25cm high
Dressing table 77cm high
Large bed 71cm high approx.
Single wardrobe
2 x bedside tables with lamps 9 (tables 57cm high)
6 x wall lights
Main light switch to the left-hand side of the wall as you enter from the entrance hall

Staircase in Entrance Hall

Wooden staircase with banister to left hand side no handrail to right hand size
11 steps, wooden, bottom step 195cm others all 20.5cm high approx.
Ceiling light above staircase
Main light switch at top of stairs on back wall


Carpeted throughout
7 x ceiling spotlights
2 x Roof windows 
2x smoke detectors

Bedroom 5

No step into room, door opening 68cm approx.
Carpeted throughout
Main light switch left hand side as you enter room
Bed height 67cm approx.
Spacious around bed
2 x ceiling lights and 2 x bedside lights
2 x bedside tables 57cm high approx.
Single wardrobe
Z bed in corner with cover over
Dressing table 82cm high approx.
Door leading to SNUG/Reading Room


Mind your head sign required for both sides of door
Step up into room 19cm approx.
Door opening 66cm approx.
2 x armchairs seat height 41cm approx.
2 x large bookcases
4 x ceiling spot lights
Loft hatch to ceiling
Z bed in corner with cover on
Step up out into Master Bedroom 19cm high approx.

Bedroom 1 - Master Bedroom

Door opening 68cm approx.
No step into via hallway
Carpeted throughout
Wall mounted TV
Bed height 71cm approx.
2 x bedside tables 57cm high approx.
2 x table lights
Single wardrobe
Chest of drawers 96cm approx.
3 x ceiling lights
Sliding door leading to Snug – opening 62cm approx.
Steps up onto snug 1st step 12cm, 2nd step 8cm high approx.
Door to back of room leading into En suite

En suite

Door opening 72cm approx.
Tiled floor throughout
Toilet seat height 43cm approx.
Sink height 84cm approx.
Corner shower – step into/lip 17cm, tray dimensions 72cm – 93cm approx.
3 x ceiling spot lights 
Roof window
Door leading from Master bedroom into bedroom 3

Bedroom 2

Door opening via master bedroom no step, 78cm wide approx.
Carpeted throughout
6 x ceiling spot lights
Loft hatch access
2 x bedside tables 57cm high approx.
2 x bedside lights on tables
Single wardrobe
Chest of drawers 96cm high approx.
Bed 67cm high approx.
Door leading to hallway opening 67cm approx. no step

Bed 3

Door opening from hallway 69cm approx.
Built in large wardrobe
2 x bedside tables left hand side of bed 42cm, right hand side of bed 57cm approx.
1 x bedside light
1 x ceiling light
Chest of drawers 91cm high approx.
Bed height 68cm approx.

Bed 4

Door opening 76cm approx. no step
1 x bedside table 57cm approx.
I x bedside light
2 x ceiling spotlights
Built in wardrobe
Loft hatch to ceiling
Bed height 68cm approx.
Hallway leading to Main Bathroom

Main bathroom

Door opening – 68cm approx. no step
Tiled floor throughout
Sink height 85cm approx.
Toilet 45cm approx.
Bath 60cm approx.
Shower cubicle 87cm by 87cm approx. Step into 15cm high approx.
Fixed shower head and loose shower head
4 x ceiling spotlights

Front Garden

Steps leading from patio slabbed area to front door up to turfed garden enclosed by hedge
4 steps from front 16cm high each approx.
Side metal gate leads to gravel driveway

Rear Garden

Tiered garden set out into 5 main separate areas
Bi-fold doors from Lounge/Diner lead out onto a tiled floor patio area
Table and chairs to patio – Table height 69cm chair seat height 32cm approx.
Railings around area glass and wood
2 steps down to pool/hot tub area
1st step 16cm 2nd step 22cm approx.
Floor tiled around hot tub 2 loose / moveable steps up to hot tub 18cm high each approx.


Both large gardens with patio areas on 2 levels.
There is a table and patio chairs for 12 guests.

Hot Tub - 220cm by 220cm (NB: Children must be supervised at all times)

5 x Spotlights to either side of the pool / hot tub area
Pool area has wooden decking around, wooden deck step loose / moveable up to pool 18cm high approx.

Swim Spa - 230cm by 505cm approx. (NB: Children must be supervised at all times)

3 decking steps either side of the pool leading to the lower level – the far side of pool
Decking steps fixed, each step 15cm high approx.
Small gate to rear leading onto grassed section below – this then leads onto the meadow section at the very bottom of the garden – slopes down

Large Covered veranda 

Can be reached via games room or Lounge diner doors
Veranda approx. 3m by 13m  - slabbed area
On veranda are 2 wooden benches and large storage container
This is open onto an enclosed turfed high-level garden
Small gate to rear leading to steps down to next tiered level
Step up to steps 18cm high approx.
5 steps down to lower level 24cm high each wooden steps with handrail to the left hand side
To rear of this level is an unused chicken coop 
Garden slopes downwards
Large gate to rear leading to wild meadow area
Side of grassed area lead back onto the gravel driveway

Additional Information

Free internet access is available.

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