Access Statement

Our Access Statement below – if you have any queries, please contact Ruth on ruth.pittstucker@googlemail.com

As at 3 June 2020

Introduction

This is an early C18 barn which has been completely renovated.

We have a No Pets and No Smoking policy.

It is the only holiday let at this address. The farmhouse belongs to the owners as a second home, and is used only by the family. It is never let out.

We are halfway down the lane between Alstonefield and Hopedale.

The property is approached along a short gravel drive, and there is plenty of parking.

There is no bus to the village. The nearest train stations are Derby, Stoke-on-Trent and Buxton. From Derby buses run to Ashbourne, where there are taxi services. Or taxi from Stoke or Buxton.

Arrival

Visitors are met on arrival, otherwise the property is left unlocked and the key just inside.

There are no steps into the property and the main accommodation is all on one level.

The opening of the front door is 95cm.

From inside, there are 4 doors to the outside, all with bolts for closure from within. You cannot get locked in.

There is an emergency light above the front door, and various smoke alarms throughout.

There is gas central heating throughout, and log burners in the sitting room and upstairs library, with initial supplies of logs.

Sitting room

The floor is original stone flags, with a large rug in the sitting area.

There is a Wi-fi hub with high-speed broadband, and a smart tv.

There is a sofa and two armchairs, a coffee table, antique bureau and other items.

Dining room

Stone flags continue through a door 68cm wide.

There is a table, four chairs and a dresser.

A door leads out into the courtyard area.

Kitchen

More stone flags, through a 66cm entrance.

All worktops and sink are standard heights. Below the worktop is a small fridge freezer and a washer/dryer.

The range cooker has electric ovens and a gas hob. there is also a microwave.

Another door leads into the courtyard area.

Bedroom

This is accessed through a door 65cm wide from the sitting room and is carpeted throughout.

The bed is king size, a bedside table each side.

Duvets and pillows are non-allergenic.

There is a double wardrobe and a chest of doors.

A door leads out to the main yard, 85cm wide.

Bathroom

From the bedroom, through a door 68cm wide.

This is a tiled wet room with shower, basin and toilet.

Upstairs 

Accessed up the original steep stone exterior steps.

There are two rooms upstairs, the first has a three-quarter size antique snooker table, and a step down takes you into the library area. Both rooms have wooden floors, and the library area a big rug. In this second room there is a log burner, a wall of books, a piano, armchairs, and a table for writing or jigsaws.

Outside

There are two old courtyards outside the dining room and kitchen, one leads into the Croft which has summer furniture – table, chairs and deckchairs.

Drainage is into our own septic tank, and we ask you to not put anything corrosive into the system. All products provided are ecologically friendly.

Additional information

Mobile phone coverage is patchy but there is a good signal at the top of the hill.

Covid

We have signed up to the Sawdays charter of cleanliness. Laundry will be washed at 60 degrees.

All surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned between visitors, and hand sanitiser will be available.

We have temporarily removed information sheets, but have left wipeable maps and books and jigsaws, to be used at visitors discretion.

Similarly, we will not for the moment be offering loose tea, coffee and sugar. Hopefully we can restore these things soon.