Access Statement:    Watermill Croft          

Reviewed & updated January 2024

(please scroll down for Miller’s Retreat Access Statements)

Address: Crakehall Watermill, Little Crakehall, Bedale, North Yorkshire DL8 1HU

 

Introduction

A single storey, 1 bedroom cottage, situated in a rural location on the edge of the village of Crakehall near Bedale, North Yorkshire.  It is one of 2 holiday cottages in the grounds of the owners home.  We have tried to provide as much information as possible in this statement, but if you have any queries please do contact us and we will do our best to assist.

Pre-Arrival

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

  • There is car parking area with room for 1 car. Additional parking usually available by prior arrangement.
  • The car parking area is gravel and on a slight slope.
  • Parking is approximately 30 metres from the entrance door across the car parking area and the gently sloping gravel garden path. Arrangements can be made to park approximately 20 metres away from the entrance door if this would be helpful.
  • The parking area and path is lit (action motivated) and we provide a torch.
  • Entrance to the enclosed garden is through a gate that has a ‘Croft Cottage’ sign.
  • The path is also lit by a light outside the patio and the front door.  When the front door light is switched on it is action motivated. Switch for both lights is inside the entrance hall & for the patio there is an external 2-way switch on external rear wall of the cottage facing the car parking close to the gable end of the building.
  • The main entrance to the cottage into the hall has 1 step up 21 cm high inc threshold strip, 35cm deep, 94cm wide. A hand rail is fitted to the exterior of the building to the right of the door. Door hinged on the left.  Arrangements for the front door key are made with you prior to your arrival.  The key to the double patio doors will be inside the cottage for you.  A map showing the location of the cottage is shown on the Contact page of our website www.crakehallwatermillcottages.co.uk  Guests are welcomed from 4pm on their arrival day (and we ask that guests leave our cottages by 10am on their departure day unless a later time has been arranged).

General Information

  • All the doors are 90cm wide except the 2 French doors to patio which are each 72cm wide.
  • Wooden floor in hall, kitchen/living room. There is a mat inside the front door and patio doors.  From the entrance hall, the living room / kitchen is to the right, the shower room straight ahead and the bedroom to the left.
  • Heating is by electric storage heater in the hall and living room.  There is a calor gas log effect stove in the living room.  The shower room has automatic underfloor heating and heated towel rail. Bedroom has an electric heater with timer thermostat.  Written instructions provided in the Guest Information folder in the cottage.

Living Room / Kitchen

  • Wooden floor with mat in kitchen area and short pile rug in front of the fabric covered settee. Furniture: Dining table, with 4 legs, 2 dining chairs with seat pads, a tub chair, 2 side tables, standard lamp, Smart TV and radio.  Window seat with cushion.  French doors to patio.
  • Wall lights with dimmer switch.
  • Furniture is moveable.  Ample free space clear of doors and furniture.
  • Kitchen Area to left as you enter living room
  • The worktop height is standard.  Single built in oven with integral grill.  Hob with 4 solid plate rings above. Oven door drops down. Microwave – door opens to left.
  • Kitchen unit and appliances fitted in L-shape.  Single stainless steel sink with left drainer is standard height with cupboards underneath and to left and right.
  • Built in dishwasher to left of sink.
  • Lighting: recessed in ceiling and also under wall cupboards and with extractor fan over hob.
  • Good colour contrast between floor, cupboards and other surfaces.
  • Built in fridge with freezer box.  Access to additional freezer space if required.
  • French doors to paved patio: 2 steps down. 1st step 8cm high, 2nd step 18cm high, 30cm deep, 1.6m wide. There is no hand rail. Door hinged left and right.

Double Bedroom

  • Laminate floor with bedside rugs with slip resistant underlay.
  • King size, 150cm bed wide, with iron headboard and footboard.
  • Bed height 24cm floor to top of mattress.
  • Non feather duvets and pillows provided.
  • Largest transfer space available left or right of bed is 90cm.
  • Bed is moveable, but heavy.  Please ask if help required to move the bed for more space at one side.
  • Chest of drawers 120cm high. Bedside tables 40cm high.
  • Largest free space clear of doors and furniture is 200 cm x 200cm.

Shower Room

  • Slip resistant tiled floor.
  • Corner shower unit with electric shower.  Shower switch, pull cord, in shower room to left of shower.  Slip resistant base to cubicle.
  • 15cm step up to shower cubicle with 2 sliding doors.
  • Free space in bathroom free of doors and furniture is 1 metre by 0.5 metres.
  • Standard toilet seat height.
  • Space to left and right of toilet is 60cm.
  • Wash basin on pedestal.

Grounds and Gardens

  • Small fenced garden
  • Paved patio with moveable garden furniture 2.4mx2.4m. Lawn beyond. BBQ available.

Additional Information

  • Guest Information folder in cottage.
  • Hard wired smoke detectors with battery back up.
  • Carbon Monoxide detector in living room.
  • Torch supplied in the cottage.
  • Mobile networks are relatively good. Guests may call at owners house on site for urgent use of a landline phone.  Nearest public phone box is in Bedale, approx 2 miles.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi. Password provided in in Guest Information file in cottage.
  • The cottage is close to the mill race and stream.
  • Local public transport numbers: Travel line http://www.traveline.info 0871 200 22 23, text service 84268 or additional support on 0114 22 11 282
  • Local accessible taxi number:  Coopers 01677 424252

Contact Information

  • Lionel Green & Alison Barnes (cottage owners living on site)

Watermill House, Crakehall Watermill, Little Crakehall, Bedale DL8 1HU

Tel: 01677 423240   www.crakehallwatermillcottages.co.uk

Future Plans

  • Consider an external power point for charging batteries of mobility scooter, or similar.

We welcome your feedback or suggestions to help us continuously improve.

Next Review Date: January 2025

 

Access Statement:    Miller’s Retreat Cottage

Reviewed & updated January 2024

(please scroll up for Croft Cottage Access Statements)

Address:  Crakehall Watermill, Little Crakehall, Bedale, North Yorkshire DL8 1HU

Introduction

Split level 3 bedroom cottage, sleeps 6, is situated in a rural location on the edge of the village of Crakehall near Bedale, North Yorkshire.  It is one of 2 holiday cottages in the grounds of the owners home.  We have tried to provide as much information as possible in this statement, but if you have any queries please do contact us.

The other cottage, Croft (sleeps 2) is single storey.

Pre-Arrival

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

  • There is a car parking area with enough room for 3 cars. Additional parking usually available by prior arrangement.  You may also park right outside the front door, which is flat and has a gravel surface, to drop off passengers and luggage prior to parking the car close by.
  • The car parking area is gravel and on a slight slope.
  • The front door to the cottage is 83cm wide, left hinged and has a small step over the threshold strip.   There is no hand rail.
  • Parking is approximately 20 metres along a gently sloping gravel path from the entrance.
  • The parking area is lit by the external light of the cottage. We also provide a torch.
  • The outside light beside the entrance door is switched on inside the cottage from the hallway.
  • The key for the door is given to you by the owners when they meet you and show you round the cottage or left in the key safe by prior arrangement.  A map showing out location is on the ‘contact’ page of our website, www.crakehallwatermillcottages.co.uk . Guests are welcomed from 4pm on their arrival day (and we ask that guests leave our cottages by 10am on their departure day unless a later time has been arranged).

General Information

  • The cottage is accessed from the upper ground floor level.  2 bedrooms are on this level, the 3rd bedroom is up 4 steps,17cm high x 24cm deep x 140cm wide with handrails to an upper landing.  The living room and kitchen are accessed by a flight of stairs from the upper ground floor landing comprising 4 steps down to a small half-landing then 9 steps down to the living room on the lower ground floor.   Each step is 19cm high x 26cm deep x 80cm wide. There is a hand rail on the right.
  • Floor surfaces.   Stone tiled floors in the entrance hall, carpets in the bedroom, landing and stairs, tiles and vinyl in en-suite shower rooms, wooden floors in the living room and kitchen. There are mats inside the front door and patio doors.
  • There is also an external door from the living room onto the main paved patio area and from a bedroom onto the upper patio.  Patios are connected by external flight of steps with handrail. Underfloor heating throughout. Individual room thermostats. There is a wood burning stove (with fire guard) in the living room,

 Living Room incorporating Dining Area

  • Accessed via the internal or external stairs.  Door to kitchen.
  • Two 3 seater fabric covered settees, 2 additional sitting room chairs one of which has a higher seat than the settees, coffee table, side table with lamp, corner TV unit (TV with DVD) & standard lamp. Dining Area. Solid Ash table with 4 legs.  Seats 6 comfortably can extend to seat 8.
  • There is limited clear space of doors and furniture in dining area.
  • Flooring is solid, oak
  • Furniture is moveable but dining table heavy.  Please ask us for assistance.
  • I pod docking station
  • Wood burner with fire guard stands off wall and projects into room. Glass fire hearth projects 60cm beyond.

 Kitchen

  • Accessed from the living room.
  • The worktop height is standard.
  • Units fitted in U shape. Large fridge freezer to left as enter kitchen, then fitted single oven with grill, door drops down. Fitted microwave oven above, door left hinged.  Built in induction hob to right.   1 ½ stainless steel sink in front of window with right drainer, standard height with cupboards underneath and to left and right.
  • Standard size dishwasher and front loading washing machine.
  • Lighting is recessed in ceiling, also under units, and with extractor hood above hob.
  • Wooden floor, grey/green units, oak-laminate tops.
  • Mat in centre of kitchen.

Double Bedroom to right of front door when entering the cottage

  • Accessed from the entrance hall
  • Door 76cm wide.
  • King size bed, 150cm wide, with fabric headboard. No footboard.
  • Bed height 24cm floor to top of mattress.
  • Non feather duvets and pillows provided.
  • Largest transfer space available left or right of bed is 200cm.
  • Bed is moveable.
  • Chest of drawers is 90cm high. Bedside table is 68cm high.
  • Dressing table, with stool and lamp
  • Large wardrobe with double opening doors
  • Largest free space clear of doors and furniture is 200 cm x 200cm.

French Windows to upper patio.  2 steps down, no grab rail.

En-suite shower room.

  • Tiled floor, underfloor heating.  Electric thermostatically controlled towel rail.
  • Toilet and wash basin.
  • Sliding door to shower with threshold step 11cm
  • Limited free space in en-suite.

 

Double / Twin En-suite Bedroom to left of front door when entering the cottage

  • Accessed from the entrance hall
  • 2 single beds, 90 cm wide, with fabric headboard. No footboard.  Beds can be zip and linked to form super king size bed 180cm wide. Please advise of your preference when booking.
  • Bed height 24cm floor to top of mattress.
  • Non feather duvets and pillows provided.
  • Largest transfer space available left or right of bed is 60cm.
  • Bed is moveable.
  • Chest of drawers is 97cm high. Bedside tables are 24cm high.
  • Dressing table, with stool & mirror.
  • Large wardrobe with double opening doors
  • Largest free space clear of doors and furniture is 90x90cm.

En-suite bathroom

Accessed via 4 steps up. Each step 17cm high x 24cm deep x 70cm wide.  Hand rail to one side.

Electric thermostatically controlled towel rail

  • Door is 66cm wide
  • Flooring is slip resist vinyl with a bath mat, underfloor heating.
  • Bath with flexible shower over and hinged glass shower screen opens outwards.  Slip resistant bath. Integral bath grips on both sides.
  • Free space in bathroom free of doors and furniture is 100cm x 50cm.
  • Toilet and wash basin.
  • Space to left & right of toilet is 30cm.
  • Wash basin on pedestal.

Double / Twin Bedroom to the right off the upper landing (4 wide steps up from Entrance Hall to Upper Landing – hand rail each side)

  • Accessed from the upper landing
  • 2 single beds, 90 cm wide, with fabric headboard. No footboard or can be zip and linked to form super king size bed 180cm wide. Please advise of your preference when booking.Bed height 24cm floor to top of mattress.
  • Non feather duvets and pillows provided.
  • Largest transfer space available left or right of bed is 60cm.
  • Bed is moveable.
  • Large triple door wardrobe incorporates drawers. Bedside tables are 24cm high.
  • Dressing table, with stool, mirror & light over
  • Largest free space clear of doors and furniture is 90x90cm.

En-suite shower room

  • Door is 66cm wide
  • Electric thermostatically controlled towel rail
  • Flooring is slip resist vinyl with a bath mat. Underfloor heating.
  • Sliding door to shower with threshold step 19cm.
  • Free space in bathroom free of doors and furniture is 100cm x 50cm.
  • Toilet and wash basin.
  • Space to left and right of toilet is 30cm.
  • Wash basin on pedestal.

Grounds and Gardens

  • Patio area with moveable table & chairs to the back and side of the property. BBQ.

Additional Information

  • Guest Information folder in cottage
  • Hard wired smoke detectors with battery back up
  • Battery operated carbon monoxide detector in living room
  • Torch in the cottage.
  • Complimentary WiFi. Password provided in Guest Information file in cottage.
  • Mobile networks are relatively good. Guests may call at owners house on site for urgent use of a landline phone.  Nearest public phone box is in Bedale, approx 2 miles.
  • Local public transport numbers: Travel line http://www.traveline.info  0871 200 22 23, 84268 text service or additional support on 0114 22 11 282.
  • Local accessible taxi number:  Coopers 01677 424252
  • Sorry no pets at Miller’s Retreat.  However 1 small/ medium sized dog is welcome to stay with its owners in Croft Cottage on site.
  • The cottage is adjacent to the mill race and stream.

Contact Information

  • Lionel Green & Alison Barnes (cottage owners living on site)

Watermill House, Crakehall Watermill, Little Crakehall, Bedale DL8 1HU

Tel: 01677 423240

Email: stay@crakehallwatermillcottages.co.uk

www.crakehallwatermillcottages.co.uk

Future Plans

  • Consider additional lighting in the car park area.

We welcome your feedback to help us continuously improve.

Next Review due January 2025