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SQUIRREL VIEW COTTAGE 01603 714970

Bed and Breakfast

Access Statement

Introduction

Squirrel View Cottage is located in the Norfolk village of Buckenham and offers 1 Double/ family room and 1 Twin room both have their own en-suite.
The Bedrooms are located in an annex to the main house which was purpose built in 2009. Whilst we aim to meet the needs of all our guests there are some features of the building which might make it difficult for people confined to a wheelchair, however the stairs are wide with a handrail on both sides.
We overlook the Yare Valley and offer superb views across the fields opposite, to the adjoining county of Suffolk. With the River Yare meandering through the valley this attracts a large variety of wildlife. Deers can be seen in the field across the road and Marsh Harriers working the same fields in search of food. Also looking for food the Barn Owl glides silently up the Bridle way opposite. Whilst at the night Tawny owls are heard in the garden and woods behind us. With Strumpshaw Steam Museum only a 5 min. walk and Strumpshaw RSPB reserve 10 mins. There is plenty to do without taking the car out of the drive.
We look forward to give you a warm welcome. If you have any queries or require assistance please phone 01603 714970 or e-mail to pak.svc@tiscali.co.uk

Pre-Arrival
We are located in the Village of Buckenham on Wood Lane
6mins. Drive from A47
For full details and maps of how to reach us please visit our website ‘Location details’ where map and directions can be found. Alternatively you can plan your journey using www.transportdirect.info simple enter your postcode and ours NR13 4 HG to get directions.
+The nearest shop is 1 min. drive or a pleasant 10 min. walk through the woods and by footpath over fields.
+The nearest bus service is from outside the P.O. 1 min. drive or 10 min. walk.
+There are 2 railway stations, one at Lingwood and one at Brundall.
+ There is local Taxi service 01603 211896 or we can arrange one for you.
+ Norwich International Airport is a 25 min. drive
+ We are able to accommodate pets and children, also walkers and cyclists.

Car Parking and Arrival
Gated Parking is available in marked parking bays.
Access to our property is gained through a wrought iron gate into the brickweave drive, the drive is well light with lights on the gate pillars and overhead lighting on a timer.

Welcome Area
Guests are welcomed in the hallway of the main house, which is accessed through a door 76 cm(30inches) with a small threshold, where they are asked to register. (French Door access also available)
Seating is available with 2 upright chairs.
The area is well lit with overhead lighting and a table lamp.
Assistance can be given with luggage.

Bedroom Annex
This is a separate building to the main house.
Entry to the building is up a gentle slope through a 82 cm (32inch) doorway into a hall area, with hanging space for outside coats guest are also asked to leave dirty shoes here on the shoe rack, there is a flight of 16 carpeted stairs 117 cm (46 inches) wide with a handrail on both sides. At the top of the stairs is small landing with access to both bedrooms, there is a selection of local amenities leaflets, a ordnance survey map, telephone directories, bottle opener and a selection of books which may be borrowed.

Family / Double Room
There two twin aspect windows with roller blinds.
Bed is made up using a duvet with 2 pillows per person, there are also extra pillows and a blanket provided in the wardrobe.
There is a seating area of 2 comfortable chairs with foot stools, also a futon bed.
Furniture comprises of a King size bed, with access from both sides, dressing table and chair, chest of drawers and unit which also acts as a T.V. cabinet, bedside cabinets, corner unit with secure safe and built in wardrobe which houses a gun cabinet.
Lighting consists of a ceiling light, 2 bedside lights and a standard lamp, all using low energy bulbs.
Flat screen Freeview digital TV
There is a hospitality tray with coffee and a selection of teas, biscuits and bottled water.
A hairdryer, sewing kit and first aid kit can be found in the dressing table, with shoe cleaning facilities in the corner unit under the safe, there is a portable fan in the wardrobe, a satellite controlled bedside clock, an iron and ironing board are available on request.
There are 2 bedside mats with non-slip under mats.
Ensuite Shower Room and Toilet
This is accessed through a 82cm (32 inch) sliding door. The shower area is a curtained off section of the room with no step. A shower chair is available on request. There is a fixed shower that can be adjusted to height. There is a wash basin and toilet 44 cm (17 1/2 ins)high.
Heating
The heating is by a gas combi boiler. There are 2 radiators in the bedroom area and a towel rail in the shower room.

Twin Bedroom
There two twin aspect windows with venetian blinds
Beds are made up using duvets of feather/down and each has 2 pillows per person, there are spare pillows and blankets in the wardrobe.
There is a seating area of 2 comfortable chairs with cushions and 2 foot stools.
Furniture comprises 2 standard single beds, with access from both sides, dressing table and chair, chest of drawers and unit which also acts as a T.V. cabinet, bedside cabinets, corner unit with secure safe and built in wardrobe which houses a gun cabinet.
Lighting consists of a ceiling light, 2 bedside lights and a standard lamp, all using low energy bulbs.
Flat screen Freeview digital TV
There is a hospitality tray with coffee and a selection of teas, biscuits and bottled water.
A hairdryer, sewing kit and first aid kit can be found in the dressing table, with shoe cleaning facilities in the corner unit under the safe, there is a portable fan in the wardrobe, a satellite controlled bedside clock, an iron and ironing board are available on request.
There is a bedside mat with non-slip under mat between the the twin beds.
Ensuite Shower Room and Toilet
This is accessed through a 44cm(32 ins.) door. The shower area is a curtained off section of the room with no step. A shower chair is available on request. There is a fixed shower that can be adjusted to height. There is a wash basin and toilet 44cm (17 1/2ins.) high.
Heating
The heating is by a gas combi boiler. There are 2 radiators in the bedroom area and a towel rail in the shower room.

Dining Room
The Breakfast room is situated in the main house and can be accessed through the main door or through the French Doors which is wider when wheel chair access in required. There is coconut matting in the hallway and a Beech floor in the main hall.
The breakfast room has 2 windows to allow plenty of light and has a solid wood floor.
There is a wood burning stove which is lit during the winter. There is also central heating.
The seating is for 6 people at a solid pine table and chairs, which is covered with white damask linen table cloths.
There is a pine dresser where guest can help themselves to cereal, fruit, yogurts and juices. Assistance can be provided on request.

Garden
Guests are welcome to take their coffee out to the garden after breakfast where there are various seating areas.
For smokers there is a designated smoking area with ‘ash tray’ at the side of the car park.

Additional information
There are ‘In case of Fire’ instruction posted on the back of the guest room doors.
Folders are located in each room giving information on Doctors, Hospitals, restaurants, pubs, footpaths, local services etc.
We have storage facilities for cyclists and walkers equipment.
Wi-Fi facilities are mostly available.
We are happy to cater for special dietary requirements and to provide packed lunches and fill flasks. Please notify us before you arrive.
Refrigeration for medicines and baby foods can be arranged for a limited period in our fridge.
Mobile phone reception is generally good.

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Address.

Squirrel View Cottage, Wood Lane, Buckenham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 4HG

Tel. 01603 714970
Email. enquiries@squirrelviewcottage.co.uk

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