Access Statement – The Haystore

Access Statement – The Haystore
Introduction

The Haystore is on two levels, with two en-suite bedrooms on the ground floor, and the kitchen and open-plan lounge/dining area on the first floor which is accessed by a timber staircase with a return. Because of this layout, it is not suitable for guests who are unable to manage stairs.
Flooring is a light coloured slip-resistant porcelain tile throughout the cottage, with rugs in the lounge and bedrooms.

Parking and Main Entrance

Dedicated parking is available immediately adjacent to the cottage, on a gravelled level area.
A step 160mm high leads up to the outer entrance door.
There is an outer entrance in the form of stable doors leading into a porch. The stable doors are 830mm wide, outward opening and hinged on the left. The top and bottom sections have latches at 1500mm and 1350mm respectively. It is not essential for security to latch, or even close these doors.
The porch area is 900mm wide by 2100mm long. The front door is in the long side, at right angles to the stable doors.
The front door is part clear glazed, 720mm wide, inward opening and hinged on the right. There is a pushbutton lock with a lever handle at a height of 1300mm.

Laundry

The front door opens into a laundry area with front loading washing machine and tumble dryer set under a worktop 910mm high. The minimum unrestricted width is 830mm, length 1700mm, leading to a half glazed self-closing firedoor 720mm wide, outward opening and hinged on the right.

Hallway

The door from the laundry opens into a hallway which has an unrestricted width of 810mm, leading to stairs to the first floor and with doors off to the bedrooms and a bathroom.

Main Bathroom

The bathroom is accessed from the hallway by a self-closing firedoor 720mm wide, inward opening and hinged on the right. This bathroom is also en-suite with Bedroom 2, and therefore has a further door into the bedroom. Both doors can be locked from the inside with bathroom set door furniture which allows for release from outside in emergency. The door into the bedroom can also be bolted separately from the bedroom side.
Standard height WC 410mm to seat with pushbutton flush, and washbasin inset into a counter top 820mm high.
The whirlpool bath is a standard height 560mm to edge and “P”-shaped to provide a showering area.
There is a thermostatically controlled shower over the bath, with hinged glass screens.
A heated towel rail is provided, which is thermostatically controlled and has an adjustable maximum temperature.
Lighting in the bathroom is controlled by a pull switch.

Bedroom 1

From the hallway a self-closing firedoor 720mm wide, hinged on the left and inward opening leads into Bedroom 1.
When arranged as a double bedroom, there is a minimum access of 550mm on each side of the bed; when arranged as a twin bedroom there is a minimum access of 550 on at least one side of each bed.
Bedding is cotton or polycotton, duvets are non-feather, pillows are a choice of feather or non-feather
En-suite bathroom accessed by a door 720mm wide, inward opening and hinged on the left.
Standard height WC 410mm to seat with pushbutton flush, and washbasin inset into a counter top 820mm high.
The whirlpool bath is a standard height 560mm to edge and “P”-shaped to provide a showering area.
There is a thermostatically controlled shower over the bath, with hinged glass screens.
A heated towel rail is provided, which is thermostatically controlled and has an adjustable maximum temperature.

Bedroom 2

From the hallway a self-closing firedoor 720mm wide, hinged on the right and inward opening leads into Bedroom 2.
Glazed French doors, outward opening to a width of 995mm, lead outside to the rear via a step 100mm down.
When arranged as a double bedroom, there is a minimum access of 550mm on each side of the bed; when arranged as a twin bedroom there is a minimum access of 550mm on both sids of each bed.
Bedding is cotton or polycotton, duvets are non-feather, pillows are a choice of feather or non-feather
En-suite bathroom accessed by a door 720mm wide, inward opening and hinged on the left, lockable by a bolt on the bedroom side. This bathroom can also be used as the main bathroom when required, and is described above.

First Floor

Accessed from the hallway by a 800mm wide flight of 7 timber stairs to a 90 degree turn then a further 6 stairs landing on the open plan lounge/dining area. Handrail on left.

Lounge and Dining Area

Dining area has table 770mm high and six chairs, easy access.
Lounge has two sofas.
Logburning stove with wrought iron guard rails.
From the lounge area sliding patio doors open to a width of 900mm and lead out onto a level flagged terrace 2.5m by 6.9m with walls and guardrails 1100mm high. Table and chairs. Terrace area leads onto grassed area of rear garden.

Kitchen

Accessed from the dining area through an opening 1980mm wide.
The kitchen is fitted with a range of floor and wall cabinets; all work surfaces are 910mm high.
Evenly lit by overhead and under-cupboard lighting.
Ceramic hob with touch controls inset into worktop; hob hot indicator. Extractor fan over.
Electric double oven immediately below hob.
Freestanding fridge-freezer; freezer handle at 700mm high, fridge handle at 995mm high.
Dishwasher below worktop.

Gallery

Accessed from the lounge by a flight of 14 timber stairs 730mm wide, handrails both sides.
Suspended timber floor on two levels over the dining area and overlooking the lounge.
Step down to second level is 260mm; a timber beam protrudes into part of the step width to a height of 130mm
Timber balustrade at 1100mm height.
Some restrictions on headroom due to original roof beams and sloping ceiling. Headroom is generally more than 1800mm, reduced in places due to sloping beams, minimum ceiling height is 1400mm at the extremity.
Two armchairs.
Velux roof windows with blackout blinds, one requires supplied pole to operate. Blackout blinds on lounge roof windows operated by remote control.

Outside

At the rear there is a path 1.4m wide, and a flight of 13 steep steps with no handrail leading up to the rear garden.
Cycle rack under terraced area.
Level access to rear garden from the lounge patio doors.

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