Halse Water House Accessibility

Access Statement for Halse Water House

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.

Introduction

Halse Water House is a Grade II listed thatched cottage that sleeps 12 guests in 6 bedrooms. The property has a large garden, a heated outdoor dining pavilion and a hot tub.  

Pre-Arrival : 

Road: You'll find detailed directionsin your Check In information after you have made your booking.

Buses: The nearest bus station is at Taunton – 7 miles away. Buses run regularly from Bishops Lydeard (2 miles) to Taunton and Minehead

Trains: The nearest train station is at Taunton – 7 miles away. Taunton is on the direct rail service from London Paddington, London Waterloo, Bristol and Birmingham.

Taxis are readily available from the station and from the centre of Taunton - we recommend www. A1AceTaxis.co uk (01823 332211).

Groceries can be delivered by Waitrose, Sainsburys, Tesco, Asda and Cook by pre-ordering on-line.

Arrival and Car Parking

There is a gravelled drive providing parking for several cars. The track to the right of the house belongs to the neighbouring property and should not be used.

Inside:

The main entrance to the accommodation is to the right-hand-side of the front of the cottage, off the gravelled parking area. There are 2 small steps up to the front entrance (both approximately 150mm). This leads into the entrance hall and from there into the reception rooms and to one of the 2 staircases. The second staircase is located off the snug, which is accessed through the sitting room.

All the ground floor rooms are on the same level, except for the downstairs bathroom, which has a single step up and down. Most of the ground floor is carpeted.

Bedrooms 1-5 are on the first floor in this part of the cottage; Bedroom 1 has a kingsize bed, Bedrooms 3 and 4 have doubles, and Bedrooms 2 and 5 are twin rooms. There is also a bathroom on the first floor.  

Bedroom 6 is in the annex to the left-hand-side of the cottage. The annex is completely self-contained accommodation and has its own entrance from the parking area. This acccommodation is entirely on the ground floor, and is comprises an open plan kitchen/sitting, a bedroom with twin beds, and an en suite shower room.  The annex has 2 flat-screen TVs, a 4-seater folding table, an armchair and a small settee. 

Halse Water House is an historic building several centuries old so inevitably, the doorways are of varying widths, ranging from 640mm (Bedroom 5) to 800mm wide. All the doors in the ground-floor annex are 800 mm wide. Both staircases are 800mm wide, with risers of 200mm, and each has a single handrail or rope. All washbasins are 770mm high, the toilets are 400mm high and the bath is 560mm high. All the showers have thresholds, though the downstairs shower has the lowest at only 60mm.

The sitting room has a wall-mounted flat-screen Smart TV, three 3-seater sofas and an armchair. An additional 2-seater settee can be moved from the adjoining snug. The dining room has a table and bench seating for 12, and a wall-mounted flat-screen TV and a modern electric stove for additional heating.

The main kitchen in the cottage has a double oven, an induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, double drainer sink and a Rayburn stove which is mainly used for heating and hot water, but may also be used for slow cooking. There is plenty of storage for food, including a full-sized fridge and a separate freezer.

There is a courtyard at the rear of the property which can easily be completely secured for peace of mind if you have small children in your party. In the courtyard there is a large covered dining pavilion with seating and a refectory table for at least 12 people. There is also an 8 person hot tub here. 

Halse Water House has a very attractive garden with river frontage of 200m and so children must always be supervised. 

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