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"It's so nice I want to live here." - Alistair Fraser, The Telegraph

Relaxing, all year round,

child, toddler, & baby friendly holidays

in breathtaking Cornish surroundings

Access Statement

This Access Statement is a guide to help those less able bodied persons decide if our cottages and facilities are suitable for their holiday requirements. If you would like any further information regarding accessibility, please contact us on 01208 821104.

INTRODUCTION

Glynn Barton Cottages is a converted range of farm buildings on a sloping site dating from circa 1810 with 8 self catering cottages ranging from 1 bedroom to 3 bedrooms – the conversions have taken place over a number of years, during which were no accessibility regulations in force, but they did comply with any building regulation requirements at the time. We are situated almost a mile down a private drive approx. 3 miles from Bodmin so having your own transport is a necessity. Access to all but one of the cottages is from the front of the building. We welcome able bodied and disabled customers and have been able to create wheelchair access in some areas, but due to structural constrictions and sloping terrain, the conversions do not cater for the specific needs of all disabled people.

Most of our cottages do not have access for wheel chair users, but Bullrun, Tackroom and Old Stables will be suitable in some cases. All distances are from the car park and obviously certain facilities are closer to some of the cottages – all distances are approximate.  PRE-ARRIVAL Bookings and enquires can be made through the website, by e-mail or telephone. Our confirmation letter has directions, arrival information and additional information on Glynn Barton Cottages. Directions are sent to guests on confirmation. There is no bus service to Glynn Barton Cottages Bodmin Parkway railway station is 3 miles away with a taxi rank. Please contact us if you would like to hire wheelchairs or other aides and we will provide prices. Please contact us if you would like shopping to be delivered, or we have an honesty shop on site which stocks frozen meals as well as local food products.

ARRIVAL AND CAR PARKING

We have parking for 9 cars and the car park has a sloping tarmac surface. There are trolleys to take luggage to the cottages and assistance can be provided if required.

PUBLIC AREAS

OFFICE

The office is situated behind the cottages and is 50m from the car park. It is accessed by a 1m wide slate chipped path and 14 wooden steps with banisters on each side – the steps are 108cm wide, 18cm high and 36cm deep. The door to the office has a 7cm threshold and is 103cm wide and 180cm high with a left hand hinge.

LAUNDRY

The laundry room, shop and bin room are situated in front of the cottages and are 60m from the car park . There is 1 step of 8cm into the room. It has wooden barn door hinged on right. The doorway is 84cm wide and 184cm high. There are 4 front loading washing machines and 2 front loading tumble dryers (the dryers have meters which take 20p and £1 coins). SHOP The shop is in between the laundry and bin room . There is 1 step of 7cm. It has a wooden barn door hinged on right. The doorway is 90cm wide and 180cm high. Inside are 2 tall freezers and 3 under counter freezers stocked with frozen meals. On the counter is a selection of local food products such as crisps, jams, condiments etc. The shop is operated on an honesty basis with a price list in each cottage.

BINROOM

The bin room has a step of 5cm. A wooden barn door hinged on right. The doorway is 92cm wide and 181cm high. Inside there are a number of bins as well as containers for recycling. INDOOR

FACILITIES SWIMMING POOL

The pool is situated behind the cottages 30m from the car park – the first 16m are up a steep tarmac slope and a 8cm step into the barn containing the soft play room. There is sprung gate with 2 granite steps – 2cm and 15cm before the swimming pool entrance. Each cottage has a key for the pool with double  doors each 89cm wide and 198cm high. The pool area has non-slip tiles with a wooden changing room (door has 7cm step and is 72cm wide). There is also a toilet with doorway 70cm wide and 181cm high. There are 2 sets of wide sliding doors (236cm wide) to a secure garden area. There is an emergency alarm.

SOFT PLAY ROOM

The soft play area is situated in an open barn with a 8cm step behind the cottages and is 22m from the car park with the first 16m up a steep slope. There is a step of 20cm. The door is hinged on the right and is 75cm wide. The room has a custom made soft play area for children under 5 with a seating area for adults.