ACCESS STATEMENT for Pepperclose Cottage, Bamburgh
Pepperclose Cottage is a luxury self-catering holiday cottage in Bamburgh, Northumberland for a family or group of four.
It is a fully restored 18th century, stone cottage which sits next to the village cricket field below Bamburgh castle, which can be seen from the garden and through the windows to the east and south. Bamburgh beach is just two minutes down a quiet grassy path from the cottage kitchen door. Situated off The Wynding, a lane running down to the golf course, yet only a minutes walk from the centre of Bamburgh.
It is mostly on one level with a step 16 cm high from the sitting room to the corridor leading to the master bedroom and bathroom. There is a small step of 3 cm to the front door plus a 3 cm lip through the door frame and there are 2 steps 19 cm high from the kitchen back door down on to the rear patio.
For users of SatNavs, the postcode is NE69 7DB.
Road Directions: from A1 north/south, exit on B1341 signed Bamburgh. In the village, the Wynding is last road to left before castle. Pepperclose Cottage is 200 yards on right behind other cottages.
Public Transport Directions:
Nearest local station: Chathill on B1340 to Bamburgh.
Nearest main line station: Berwick upon Tweed.
If you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you to Pepperclose Cottage in Bamburgh.
" We have a very extensive website with room descriptions and photographs of all the interior rooms and also exterior photographs of both the front and the back garden and also the views from the garden.
" Bookings and enquiries can be made directly from the website via email or by telephone.
" All guests are provided with an email confirmation 6 weeks before their stay which includes directions, postcode if using Satnav, arrival and departure times, door code to gain access (the 2 door keys will be in the cottage) and instructions on where the local supermarkets and shops are. They are also told we provide bed linen, tea towels, bath, hand towels and beach towels. We also provide details of a local food ordering service. This email is also available in different font sizes.
" The information tab on the website provides extensive information on the facilities you will find at Pepperclose Cottage, various catering options including home cooked meals delivered to the cottage for your arrival, wine delivery, local pubs and restaurants, the beaches of Northumberland, local golf courses, cycle hire, riding, birdwatching and suggestions for days out. All to be able to plan your holiday before arrival if required.
" The nearest bus stop is on the main road in the village of Bamburgh which is 400m from the cottage on foot. There are buses from Newcastle upon Tyne in the south, Berwick upon Tweed in the north and Alnwick. There are three main bus routes into Bamburgh serviced by Arriva, 500, 401 and the 501 travelling from both Alnwick and Berwick for bus times visit www.arriva.co.uk/northreast or call 0870 608 2 608. Sunday and Bank Holiday until the end of September Arriva Bus Service to Bamburgh from Newcastle. Bus travels from Newcastle to Gosforth and Morpeth then on to Alnwick Gardens before progressing to Seahouses and Bamburgh. This service runs every Sunday and Bank holiday Monday.
" The nearest local train station is Chathill which is 11 km by car.
" The nearest main line station is Berwick upon Tweed which is 32.7 km by car.
" The nearest airport is Newcastle which is 82 km by car.
" The nearest RADAR public toilet is in on the main street in the village 400 m away and also on Bamburgh Links 1.2 km. Keys can be obtained from 0207 250 3222.
" Local taxis: Borders Cabs 07769 515915 or Hunters taxis 01665 720174.
" Access statement is available on the website and in the Welcome File in the cottage.
Arrival and Car Parking Facilities
" There is one car parking space available directly outside the cottage marked by a number 18 and we ask that you park so that the gate is not blocked and please leave room for a car for the guests staying at 14 The Wynding the other side of the gate. There is a car park for a second vehicle down the lane or in the village. There is a small step of 3 cm to the front door plus a 3 cm lip through the door frame. There is rear access to the vehicle once it is parked.
" The cottage is clearly signed with cream writing on dark grey slate with a number 18 and a separate sign saying Pepperclose Cottage. These 2 signs are on either side of the front door.
" The door code to the cottage to gain entry is emailed to the guests in the confirmation email 6 weeks before the stay and 2 keys are in the cottage with the Welcome File. The right hinged side hung front door (76 cm wide x 190 cm high) is the most accessible and the only one to use on arrival as it has the key pad. There is a garden gate 100 cm wide x 93 cm high between the car parking space and the front door. There is a light switch immediately inside the front door for internal and exterior lights. Photographs on the website clearly show the front and rear entrances. The rear kitchen door is locked with the key which is inside the cottage but there are 2 steps of 19 cm high to get into the cottage at the rear.
" There is small entrance hall (131 cm wide x 175 cm deep) through the front door and there is an immediate door into the sitting/dining room (86 cm wide x 185 cm high) on the left and the 2nd bedroom (78 cm wide x 184 cm high) on the right.
" The Welcome File is placed on the dining table in the sitting room which has all the information that should be required along with an information book on how the appliances work and a guest book where guests can write about their favourite places to visit whilst staying at the cottage.
" The floor is level between the entrance and the sitting/dining room and the 2nd bedroom. The flooring in the entrance hall is mid brown rhino matting and changes to oak wooden flooring in the sitting/dining room and cream carpet in the 2nd bedroom.
Public Areas - Hall, Corridors etc.
" There is a portable push button telephone with answerphone in the sitting room and guests are asked to leave the cost of any calls they make. The cottage telephone number is emailed to the guests in the confirmation email 6 weeks before the stay.
" There is also free WiFi Broadband available in the cottage and this can be accessed by the wireless key which is in the information book on the dining table.
" There is a corridor off the sitting room leading to the main bedroom and bathroom. This has a large cupboard with the hot water tank, cleaning items and storage for items. We provide beach towels, thermos, beach deck chairs, beach cushions, cool box and also beach games for children.
Public Areas - Sitting Room, Lobbies etc.
" The door width from the front door entrance hall to the sitting room is 86 cm wide x 185 cm high.
" The sitting room/dining room is open plan has an oak wooden floor with a large rug under the coffee table between the sofa and the 2 armchairs which are moveable. This room is shown clearly in the photograph on the website. The walls are painted off-white along with the doors and wooden panelling in the dining area.
" There are 2 side lamps operated by wall switches, 2 table lamps operated by normal switch and 2 recessed spotlights.
" The seating area is placed around the fireplace which has a wood burning stove (Tested and approved to European standard EN13240) set into the fireplace. This is of cast iron construction with glass door and brushed steel handle.
" The 2.5 sofa and 2 armchairs have padded seats, back and arms covered in flame resistant fabric.
" The dining table is rectangular (L:1900mm W:950mm H:760mm) with 4 legs on each corner and is moveable with 6 chairs (W:460mm H:930mm D:450mm). Photograph on the website.
" There is a flat screen Freeview TV with remote control, DVD player with remote control and Radio/CD/iPod dock with remote control.
" The doorway to the kitchen is 75 cm wide x 180 cm high where the wooden floor now changes to light beige/blue/green glazed non-slip floor tiles for the kitchen.
" There is a 16 cm high step up from the sitting area into the corridor (70.5 cm wide at its narrowest point x 185 cm high) which leads to the main bedroom and bathroom. This is tiled in the same non-slip ceramic tiles as the kitchen.
" There is an integrated front loading washer/dryer in the kitchen for which there is no charge. Washing liquid also provided free of charge.
" An airer is also available if required.
" Pepperclose Cottage faces south with a delightful south-facing private paved terrace with wooden table and 4 chairs by the front door where there is an outside light. There is a photograph on the website taken from 2 angles. There is a step down (12 cm) to the log store where the logs, beach toys, gardening implements etc are kept. The front terrace is enclosed by a picket fence and garden gate.
" The door from the kitchen down 2 steps of 19 cm high leads on to a large uneven paved terrace (also a photograph on the website) which is slightly sloped paving with a wooden dining table and parasol and 8 chairs, barbecue, mature plants, pots of flowers and herbs and a view to the coast. This terrace has outside lighting is also enclosed by a picket fence and the garden gate opens on to a grassy path running down to the dunes and beach.
" There is also a bench for 3 people on the paved terrace directly outside the kitchen. This is accessed by one step (19 cm).
" Master bedroom: a short corridor (70.5 cm wide at its narrowest point) from the sitting room leads to a large double bedroom and adjoining bathroom, with a separate bath and cabinet shower. The entrance to the bedroom is 80 cm wide x 182 cm high with a right hanging door. The bedroom has a king-size bed with padded headboard, wall-hung flat-screen television, radio and walk-in wardrobe (doorway 58 cm wide x 171 cm high) with hanging space for 24 wooden hangers and 3 large shelves and 2 wall hooks. There is crisp 100% Egyptian white cotton bed linen and white bath sheets and white hand towels, 4 pillows are all non feather as is the quilt. Both the bed and the pillows have protectors. There is a dressing table (W:1100mm H:770mm D:400mm) with 2 lamps and chair (W:510mm H:980mm D:440mm) with large mirror above (W:900mm H:1000mm). There are 2 bedside cupboards (W:450mm H:610mm D:360mm) with glass tops and 2 bedside lamps. The furniture is coloured cream and the carpet is speckled cream wool. 2 cupboards are locked in this room for use by the owners and cleaners but there is also another large cupboard which guests can use. There is a large white armchair (W:730mm H:970mm D:730mm) on one side of the bed. There is a light switch by the bed for the 4 overhead recessed spotlights as well as the main switch by the entrance door. Photograph is on the website.
" Bedroom 2: through the front hall is the second bedroom with wall-hung flat screen TV and digital radio. Entrance is 78 cm wide x 184 cm high. This can be made up with either twin beds or a super-king-size double with attached padded headboards. A small fitted wardrobe, a dressing table (93 cm wide x 67 cm high) built into the window recess; an en-suite shower room with wash hand basin and loo all make this a perfect room for two adults or two children. The carpet is the same as the other bedroom, cream speckled wool. There are 2 grey coloured bedside tables (W:500mm H:630mm D:320mm) with glass tops and 2 lamps on them. The dimensions either side of the bed are 60 cm wide. There is crisp 100% Egyptian cotton white bed linen and white bath sheets and white hand towels, 4 pillows are all non feather as are the quilts. Both the beds and the pillows have protectors. There are 2 grey bedroom chairs (W:500mm H:1020mm D:500mm), one used with the dressing table. There is a light switch by the bed for the overhead recessed spotlights as well as the main switch by the entrance door. Photograph on the website.
Bathroom, Shower-room & WC (En-suite)
" Main bathroom: This is accessed by a door (75 cm wide x 176 cm high) from the corridor leading from the sitting room and next door to the main bedroom. The main bathroom has a white full size bath (68 x 168 cm) with easy to use up/down movement taps. There is a separate cabinet shower (75 x 73 cm) with easy to use handles and non-slip shower mat. The floor has non-slip ceramic tiles like the kitchen (with underfloor heating) and there is a wall mounted heated towel rail. Toilet is 43 cm high x 36 cm wide x 48 cm deep. Sink is 82 cm high x 55 cm wide x 45 cm deep.
" En-suite bathroom: This is accessed by a cabin door (65 cm wide x 198 cm high) from the 2nd bedroom which when opened slides between the walls. There is a shower cubicle (85 cm x 85 cm) tiled white with non-slip mat and the floor has the same non-slip ceramic tiles as the other bathroom and kitchen and there is under floor heating as well as a wall mounted heated towel rail. The taps on the basin are simple level up/down movement.
" The walls are tiled white with a light blue border @ 139 cm high in both bathrooms.
" The granite-topped kitchen, opening from the sitting room (75 cm wide x 180 cm high), is equipped with a modern Neff electric oven (with internal grill) and hob, microwave, washer / drier, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer and an extensive range of kitchen utensils. There is also a digital radio.
" There is a fire extinguisher, fire blanket and first aid kit on the work surface between the cooker and the external door.
" The units run in an L shape along 2 walls with one high level cupboard (212 cm high) for mugs, glasses and food storage. The oven is below the work surface and crockery is stored in a low level cupboard and so are the cooking utensils such as pans, sieves and oven plates and casseroles. Cutlery is stored in a drawer just under the granite work surface. The large fridge is at chest height with the freezer below at the end the short run of the L shape in the corner. Above the hob is an extractor fan with light. There are 7 recessed spotlights and 2 under unit lights to illuminate the work surface. There is a photograph on the website showing the layout.
" There is a mixer tap and the knobs for cold and hot are simple circular usage.
" The floor is covered in non slip ceramic floor tiles in beige/blue/green colour. The kitchen units (90 cm high x 60 cm deep) are cream in colour and the granite top is mid green.
" The door to outside is 76 cm wide x 198 cm high accessed by small step of 5 cm and then there is a 19 cm step down to the first patio level and then a second 19 cm step to the lower patio level.
" There is a row of hooks for guests' use along the wall leading to the external door.
" A cot is available free of charge if required.
" A high chair is available free of charge if required.
" St Aidans, Bamburgh
" Open from 9 in the morning until dusk every day
" Regular Services
" Sunday Eucharist, Easter - October 11.00 am
" October - Easter 9.00 am
" There are occasional services of Iona Evening Prayer at 6.00 pm.
" Methodist Church, Seahouses
" 1st Sunday 9.30 am
" other Sundays 10.45 am
" Roman Catholic Church, Seahouses
" Sunday 10.00am, 11.30am
" Saturday in summer 4.30pm
" United Reform Church, North Sunderland
" Sunday 9.00 am (in St Pauls C of E)
" United Reform Church, Belford
" Sunday 10.30 am
" Alnwick Dental Surgery - 01665 602151
" The Newcastle Dental Hospital - Tel: 0191 232 5131 - in emergencies this is excellent.
" Doctors in Alnwick & Belford:
" The Bondgate Practice 01665 510888 - next to hospital.
" The Belford Practice 01668 213738
" Chemists in Alnwick:
" Boots at 50 Bondgate Within. Tel: 01665 602388
" Alnwick Infirmary Outpatients (24 hours) 01665 626700 (opposite Barter Books adjacent to huge tall monument.)
" Wansbeck General Hospital - the regional general hospital with A & E - 0191 259 6660
7 Westfield Grove
Newcastle upon Tyne
18 The Wynding
Owners telephone: 0191 285 7699 or 07846 226631
Pepperclose Cottage telephone: 01668 214947
Hours of operation: Open all year including Christmas and New Year.
Cath Steel in Bamburgh
Home: 01668 214317
Mobile: 07940 910496
Jill Hodgson in Newcastle upon Tyne
Home: 0191 285 7699
Mobile: 07846 226631
Local public transport numbers:
BY AIR The nearest airport is at Newcastle call 0191 2860966 www.newcastleairport.com
BY TRAIN The main station on mainline routes is at Newcastle, there is also a regular train service into Berwick and Alnmouth and an occasional service stopping off at Chathill. For rail enquiries call 08457 222 333 / 08457 484 950 www.nationalrail.co.uk
BY BUS There are buses from Newcastle upon Tyne in the south, Berwick upon Tweed in the north and Alnwick. There are three main bus routes into Bamburgh serviced by Arriva, 500, 401 and the 501 travelling from both Alnwick and Berwick for bus times visit www.arriva.co.uk/northreast or call 0870 608 2 608. Sunday and Bank Holiday until the end of September Arriva Bus Service to Bamburgh from Newcastle. Bus travels from Newcastle to Gosforth and Morpeth then on to Alnwick Gardens before progressing to Seahouses and Bamburgh. This service runs every Sunday and Bank holiday Monday.
Local Accessible Taxi Numbers
Borders Cabs 07769 515915 or Hunters taxis 01665 720174.
We plan to create more storage in the 2nd bedroom by replacing the bedside tables with cupboards with drawers. These should be in place by the end of 2010.
Contact Telephone and Email Address
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