Access Statement

POSITION

Little Barn is situated in a small rural village with a very limited bus service. There is a regular service from a bus stop one and a half miles away and the nearest accessible railway station is 10/12 miles away in Cardiff. Guests may well find this position very inconvenient if they plan to rely on public transport and we do not recommend this. However there is provision for parking on site which includes a parking place immediately outside the front door of Little Barn.

PHYSICAL ACCESS TO LITTLE BARN

The cottage was created by conversion from a 300 year old barn and the original roof lines were maintained to protect the village scene. At the front door there is a step and at the rear door there are four steps. Within the property there are three steps between the lounge and bedroom on the lower level and the bathroom and kitchen that are on a higher level. It will not be possible to change this layout until the village is linked to public sewerage services. In view of the need to negotiate steps both when in the property and when vacating the property Little Barn is not suitable for people relying on the use of a wheel chair.

MOVEMENT WITHIN LITTLE BARN

There are three steps between the lounge and bedroom on the lower level and the bathroom and kitchen on the higher level. A firm hand rail has been provided to assist guests with mobility problems or impaired vision. Little Barn is only suitable for guests who can confidently negotiate steps.

BATHROOM FACILITIES

These include a standard bath with a shower over. Given that access is limited by the need to negotiate the steps mentioned above only conventional facilities have been provided.

SHOPPING FACILITIES

There are no shops in Welsh St Donats but there is an excellent range of shops and restaurants in Cowbridge which is about two and a half miles away. There is a large Tesco Store and a Marks and Spencers six miles away.

TELEPHONE

There is a Public Telephone in the village about fifty metres from Little Barn.

WF 21.06.08

For Bookings/Enquiries

Contact
June Fawcett
Little Barn at Forge Cottage
Welsh-St-Donats
Vale of Glamorgan
Wales UK CF71 7SS (01446) 773405