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WOODLAND COTTAGE a Cartmel Holiday Cottage

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Access Statement For Woodland Cottage,  Cartmel.  Cumbria



Woodland Cottage is a single storey detached building in its own land.  We have tried to provide as much information as possible in this statement, if you have any queries please do call.  We look forward to welcoming you.


Contact Information
John & Biddy Hibbert

Address:                    Broughton Bank,  Cartmel,  Cumbria,  LA11 7SH
Telephone:                015395 36411
Email:                                     relax@cartmelholidaycottage.com
Website:                                 www. cartmelholidaycottage.com
Hours of operation: Phones – generally 9.00-5.30pm
Please let us know if you need other local information.



o   Bookings / enquiries can be made via email or phone

o   Payment for bookings can be made by cash,  cheque or BACS

o   The nearest bus stop is in Cartmel just over 1 mile from the cottage. 

o   The nearest train station is in Grange-over-Sands 4 miles away; taxis are accessible at the station,  and numbers are available in the telephone book in the cottage.



o   Shops,  pubs and restaurants are available in Cartmel,  one mile away.

o   Banks,  shops and a library are available in Grange-over-Sands,  and a Natwest bank van visits Cartmel on Mondays.

o   Worship in the neighbourhood:  Church of England services are available at St Peter’s,  Field Broughton and the Priory,  Cartmel.  Other denominations are available in Grange.  There is a Bhuddist Monastery at Ulverston.


Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

o   There is a car parking area for up to three cars to the side of the cottage.  It is level and reasonably flat.

o   Street parking is possible but not encouraged as the road outside is quite narrow.

o   Parking is 8 yards away from the rear (nearest) entrance.

o   The back entrance is reached through the carpark via a path 2 feet wide, with 2 steps 7 inches high.

o   Wheeled access to the back door may be made over the lawn which slopes gently down to the patio by the back door.  This route would be about 25 yards from the parking area.

o   The door at the back has one step at the door lintel 9 inches high, and the door opening is 31 inches wide.  The door is hinged on the right,  and there is plenty of room to turn left and on into the main room.

o   The front path runs directly from the road and has one step 9 inches high. 



o   Guests at Woodland Cottage have the use of the large garden,  and should take care with precipitous rocks etc.

o   There is a low wall surrounding the garden.  This is not sufficient to keep dogs in,  and it is recommended that all animals are well supervised as all surrounding land is farmed,  often with sheep grazing there.

o   Gates are provided between the parking area and the road.

o   A shed is provided.  It contains fire lighting materials and some garden implements.

o   Washing lines can be strung from the telegraph pole to the staging on the gable end of the house.

Woodland Cottage - General

o   Floors are laminated wood,  walls are light coloured.

o   The living room is open plan combining kitchen,  lounge and dining areas.

o   Internal doors are 30 inches wide except where indicated.  Smallest internal door is to the bathroom at 27¾ inches wide.

o   Mains powered smoke alarm with back up battery is situated in the living room.

o   Furniture apart from fitted kitchen units is moveable and all is non feather.


Front door and porch

o   Door opening 31 inches.

o   Further step to living room 9 inches.

o   Coat rack.


Utility room and back door

o   There is a standard size combined washer dryer, which is front loading, provided in the utility room.

o   Drying creel is provided above worktop.

o   Microwave oven sits on the worktop.

o   Freezer provided under worktop.

o   Wood is stored in the utility room.

o   Cleaning materials are stored in a fitted cupboard.

o   Recharging torch is mounted beside the cupboard door.

o   Coat rack.


Lobby to Bedroom 1 and Bathroom

o   28” door opening.

o   Full length mirror behind door.


Bedrooms – general

o   Sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases are poly-cotton

o   Non Feather duvets and pillows provided.

o   Beds are movable if more space is required to one side


Bedroom 1

o   King size mattress is 6'3" by 5'. The overall size is 7'2" by 5'7".

o   Bed height 28 inches from floor to top of mattress. There is a plastic footstool in the cottage if this is too high.

o   Transfer space available by bed is 46 x 49 inches. The bed could be pushed further over to make this space wider than 46 inches.


Bedroom 2

o   Door 31 inches wide

o   Twin bed mattresses are 3' by 6'3". Overall size is 7' by 3'1". 

o   Bed height 22 inches from floor to top of mattress.

o   Transfer space available by bed is 36 x 46 inches, although one of the beds can be pushed over to make the space wider (more than 36 inches).


Bathroom & WC

o   Door 27¾ inches wide.

o   Bath with flexible shower over .

o   Bath height is 21 inches. Integral bath rails available on both sides.

o   Free space in bathroom (free of doors and furniture) is 35 by 41 inches.

o   Toilet seat height is 16¾ inches.

o   Space to right of toilet is 8 inches, to the left 9½ inches.

o   Reasonable colour contrast between floor, walls and furniture.



o   Open plan Kitchen with Dining room

o   Round dining table, 24½ inches floor to lowest point under table top,  42 inches in diameter and the table top is 29 inches high.

o   4 chairs with rush seats 18½ inches high.

o   One double seat sofa and one triple seat provided both with arms.

o   TV provided with remote control (also available are DVD, stereo with CD and radio).  TV reception is via free view sattelite.

o   Worktop height 3 feet.

o   Wall units contain crockery,  fan over hob,  tea,  coffee and miscellaneous kitchen equipment.

o   Floor units contain dishwasher,  fridge,  oven,  saucepans and miscellaneous kitchen equipment.

o   Oven door is drop down, height of lowest shelf 14 inches

o   Sink is 3 feet high with cupboards underneath

o   Hob is 3 feet high electric powered

o   Fridge provided under worktop

o   Flooring is laminate wooden surface with one rug in sitting area

o   Evenly lit kitchen with spotlights above work surfaces

o   Reasonable colour contrast between floor, cupboards and other surfaces

o   Mains powered fire alarm with battery back up mounted on ceiling.


Additional Information

o   Information folder,  instruction for equipment and local information leaflets are all available in the property.

o   For up-to-date local information,  see the local papers,  Western evening news and Westmoreland Gazette.

o   Unpredictable mobile phone reception

o   Please do not smoke indoors at Woodland Cottage

o   Pets and service dogs are welcome at a small charge

Floor plan


We welcome your feedback to help us improve our service to our guests.  If you have any comments please phone or email us.         


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