Thorncombe Accessibility

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.

Access Statement for Thornecombe


Sleeps 12 + toddler bed and cot in luxury holiday lodge with 5 en suite bedrooms and an indoor swimming pool.
Thorncombe is a timber framed building offering self catering accommodation in the Quantock Hills area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The property has 5 bedrooms, 2 on the ground floor, and a further 3 to the first floor accessed via an oak glazed staircase.


By train - The nearest train station is at Taunton, approximately 8 miles distant, with a taxi service available.
By bus - The nearest bus station is at Taunton, approximately 8 miles away. The Route 18 bus runs every 30 minutes. The nearest bus stop to the property is at Severn Ash by the West Bagborough turning.
By car - We have detailed directions by road on our website.
Online shopping deliveries from Asda, Tesco, Sainsburys, Waitrose to arrive after checkin

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 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.
From the road there is a 50 metre track leading to a private car parking area. The parking area can accommodate 6 cars.
From the car parking area there is a level gravel  path 1 metre wide, leading to a level paved area.
The paths are well lit at night by light sensor lights.

Entrance to Property

The front door is 4ft wide with no step
The internal areas are very well lit with ceiling down lighters, and table lamps .
All floor areas on the ground floor are tiled, with short pile carpets and wood flooring on the first floor.

Halls, Stairs, Landings, Passageways

All halls, stairs, landings and passageways are well lit by ceiling spotlights.
The stairs are 3ft wide and  have  child safety gates, one at the bottom and two at the top of the staircase.
All ground floor hallways have tiled floors, the stairs , 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 hall size 9.30m x 6m.
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.
There is a television with remote control and option for subtitles/audio description.
The area is well lit during daylight by natural light. At night there are ample spotlights and overhead lighting, along with a floor standing light.

The Snooker area measures 2.7m 3.6m


The kitchen area is acccessed from the lounge/dining area  on the ground floor size 6m x 3.m
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 double beds.

Bedroom 1 is on the ground floor and can be a superking or a twin room. It measures 5.4m x 3m and has an en suite shower

Bedroom 2 is on the ground floor and can be a superking or a twin room. It measures 4.2m x 2.8m and has an en suite bathroom which can also be accessed from the hallway

Bedroom 3 is on the first floor and makes a great family room. It measures 3.6m x 6m. There are several options for the layout - it can be 2 superking beds, 1 superking and 2 singles, or it can be 4 singles. It has an en suite bathroom with a hand held shower.

Bedroom 4 is on the first floor and can be a double or a twin room. It measures 4m x 3.5m and has an en suite bathroom with a hand held shower.

Bedroom 5 is on the first floor and can be a superking or a twin room. It measures 3.6m x 4.85m and has an en suite bathroom with a hand held shower.

There is a sofa bed available on the mezzanine


There is a paved patio area which can be accessed from Bedroom 1 and from the lounge/dining area.
There are no steps in the garden area
The side garden measures 19m x 5m
The front garden measures 13m x 18m
The rear garden measures 19m x 5m
There is a lawn area and  area with play equipment.
There is a table and patio chairs for 12 guests.

Swimming Pool

Access to the pool is through a set of double doors. Children MUST BE SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES.
Access surrounding the pool is a minimum width of 1.2m widening to 1.9m.
The pool is a constant depth of 1.2m measuring 8m x 4.5m.

Additional Information

Free internet access is available.

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