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ACCESS STATEMENT FOR THE OLD DIARY & SHIPPON 

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Introduction

Our self catering cottages sit approximately 500 yds from Foolow Village down a long private drive of 350 yards. We offer two 3 bedroom self catering holiday cottages sleeping 6 persons in each cottage.

Both cottages have a master bedroom with an en-suite shower room.  The cottages have been totally renovated and refurbished to a high standard.

Our aim is to to meet the needs of all our guests but the situation of the cottages might prove difficult for people with limited mobility.  

Pre-Arrival
We are situated just off the A623.  Foolow village is sign posted.  

Brosterfield Farm and the cottages are located down a long private 350 yard tarmac drive.  

The location is very peaceful and quiet.

The nearest shops are approximately 3 miles away in Eyam.

The cottages would be ideally suited to those traveling with a car 

There is a bus which operates in and out of Foolow.  The bus stop is located next to the local pub which is approximately a five minute walk.
The nearest railway station is at Grindleford, approximately six miles away.  The nearest airports are East Midlands, Doncaster or Manchester.

There are several taxi companies, numbers and names can be supplied if requested.

Both cottages cottages are enclosed by dry stone walls.  Each cottage has a small wooden farm gate into the cottage from the car parking area.  There is a dry stone wall dividing the two cottage garden with a small wooden farm gate for access to each cottage if needed.  

Our gardens are suitable for guests staying with dogs.

Small children must be supervised at all times.

Shippon Cottage has a gravel path leading from the car parking area and there are three stone steps down to the front door. The front door is slightly raised from the graveled area of approx. 250mm. 

The Old Diary has a gravel path leading from the car parking area and there is a small step up of approx. 250mm to the front door.

Our website is www.brosterfieldfarm.co.uk for further information.

Bookings can be made by phone call on either 01433 630312 or 077 99 88 2551 or by e-mail - penny@brosterfieldfarm.co.uk

The cottages are electric, and the heating is fueled by oil.  There is a log burning stove in each cottage with a fire guard for each stove. 

In the event of a power cut, torches are supplied and we will contact you and help any way we can.

Arrival and Car Parking Facilities
When the final payment has been made for your stay, you will be sent codes for the key lock boxes.

These are located to the left of the front doors and keep the front door key in them.  

Arrival time is from 3pm onwards.  

Guests are reminded to bring their codes with them as we are not always around, when you arrive.  Failure to bring the code with you, will result in not being able to access the cottage.

If guests do forget to bring their codes, please telephone us for these on either 077 99 88 2551 or 07776 256504.

To ensure your accommodation is ready we ask that guests do not arrive before 3pm.  An earlier arrival time may be possible by prior arrangement.

Parking for both cottages is at the front of the cottages and at the end of the gardens.  The parking area is graveled.  There is ample parking.  

Outdoor Facilities
Shippon Cottage has a gravel path leading from the car parking area and there are three stone steps down to the front door.  

Shippon Cottage has a small recessed patio area with table, chairs and BBQ area. There is a small stone wall approximately 0.6 meters high.

The Old Diary has a gravel path leading from the car parking area and there are no steps to the front door.  The garden is of good size and flat. 

There is a graveled patio area with a table and bench seating.  There is also a BBQ.  

Opposite the cottages is a large lawned area, which guests are more than welcome to use. Children must be supervised at all times.

The fields surrounds the farm are not accessible for guests other than along the public footpaths.  

The courtyard at the back of the cottages is strictly private unless there are guests staying in the Brosterfield Suite.

Driving through the courtyard is strictly forbidden, unless staying in The Brosterfield Suite.

THE OLD DIARY
Downstairs
There is a large open plan room which comprises of an entrance area, kitchen area, sitting area and dining area. 
 
There is a small utility room on the ground floor. This contains a tall free standing fridge freezer, a run of kitchen base cupboards and wall units.

 There is a free standing washing machine located under the work top.

There is a free standing microwave on top of the work top.

There is a double window.

There is a ceiling mounted clothes drying unit.

There is small cupboard underneath the stairs which houses the boiler and a blanket box.

The kitchen and utility flooring is travertine tiles.

The entrance area, dining area and sitting area is oak laminate flooring.
There is underfloor heating throughout the downstairs.  

Dining Area:
There is an extending dining table with six chairs.

This can be extended to eight by an additional leaf.

Extra chairs can be provided.  

Sitting Area: There are two sofas, one is a double sofa bed.

There are two free standing easy chairs.
There is a chest which houses a 26” Flatscreen LCD TV, with a freesat box and dvd on top.

There is a log burning stove in the living area , which sits on a stone flag.

A large mesh fire surround is provided and log basket with protective heat gloves.  

There are two small occasional tables with table lamps on and a large wall mounted mirrors in the sitting area.  

Kitchen Area:  There is a an integrated slim lined dishwasher, pot sink with wooden drainer & double range oven with ceramic top with 5 heating areas and an overhead extractor fan.

There are wooden fitted blinds or curtains fitted to the windows. 

The front door is half glass and half wood stable door than can split so that the bottom is shut and the top open if required.  This has full length curtain.

The stairs lead from the middle of the room upstairs to a landing area where there is a panel radiator with a wall mounted thermostatic central heating controller.  

Off the landing area are located three bedrooms and a main bathroom.

Bedroom One 
There is the master bedroom with an oak sleigh king size bed, an integrated wardrobe, pine shelved cupboard and two bedside tables each with a bedside light.

There is a lockable half glazed door leading outside to an external stone flight of stairs with steel handrail guard.

There is a latch on the door for external air.

There are curtains to cover the door.

En-suite bathroom to Bedroom One
There is a sink basin with wall mounted mirror in front and a floor mounted toilet with concealed cistern.

Above the toilet are two shelves.

There is a 1 metre wide wall to wall shower unit with glass sliding door that slides half way across to gain access.

The shower has a thermostatically controlled wall mounted shower with a large shower head above.

The bathroom has light from 2 ceiling mounted 50 watt downlights.

It is heated by electric underfloor heating that can be controlled by the controller mounted on the wall just outside of the bathroom.

There is also a heated towel rail in the bathroom that can be controlled by a valve at the base of the unit.

Bedroom Two
There is a zip and link bed which can be made into either a double or a single beds.

There is a free standing double wardrobe, tall boy and two bedside tables.

There are two bed side lamps.  There is a wooden blind fitted to the one window.

Bedroom Three
There are two oak single beds with one bedside table and lamp in the middle.

There is a large double oak wardrobe and oak free standing mirror and small drawer.

There are wooden blinds fitted to the two windows. 

Family Bathroom
There is a large bath 170cm x 70cm with a curved glass shower screen to one end.

At the screen end is a wall mounted thermostatically controlled shower unit with large shower head and separate hand held shower unit.

There is a pedestal hand basin with mixer tap and a large LED illuminated mirror in front of the basin mounted on the wall and a floor mounted toilet. There is a wall mounted bathroom cabinet with 2 shelves and an externally mounted mirror.

The bathroom has light from a Velux roof window and is heated by electric underfloor heating that can be controlled by the controller mounted on the wall just outside of the bathroom.

There is also a heated towel rail in the bathroom that can be controlled by a valve at the base of the unit.

SHIPPON COTTAGE

Downstairs
There is a large open plan room which comprises of an entrance area, kitchen area, sitting area and dining area. 

There is also a small utility room.

This contains a floor mounted WC and floor mounted pedestal hand basin with single hot/cold mixer tap and single wall cupboard units with 2 shelves.

There is a free standing washing machine.

There is a double window with wooden venetian  blind and a wall mounted clothes drying unit that can be folded away when not in use.

There is small cupboard underneath the stairs which houses the boiler some cleaning items such as the vacuum cleaner, brush etc.

The entrance area, kitchen and utility flooring is travertine tiles and the dining area and sitting area is oak laminate flooring.

There is underfloor heating throughout the downstairs.  

Dining Area:
There is an extending dining table with eight chairs.
This can be extended to ten/twelve by an additional leaf.  Extra chairs can be provided.  
Sitting Area: There are two sofas, one is a double sofa bed.
There is one further free standing easy chair and a blanket box that houses the linen for the sofa bed if required  There is a chest which houses the 26” Flatscreen LCD TV, Freesat box and dvd on top.

There is a log burning stove, which is sits on a stone flag.  There is a fire surround.  

There are two small occasional tables with table lamps on.
 
Kitchen Area:
There is a an integrated full size dishwasher, ceramic sink with single hot/cold mixwer tap with an integrated drainer.

There is a double range oven with ceramic top and a extractor unit above.

There are wooden fitted blinds or curtains fitted to the window.  

The front door is half glazed and has full length curtain to pull across for privacy at night.

The stairs lead from the middle of the room upstairs to a landing area.  

Off the landing area are located three bedrooms and a main bathroom.

Bedroom One 
There is the master bedroom with an oak sleigh king size bed and a sepatate walk in wardrobe with oak tall 5 drawer unit and clothes hanging rail, two bedside tables each with a bedside light.

There is a single velus rooflight with blind and single opening window.

There is a latch on the door for external air.

There are curtains to cover the door.

The room is heated by a panel radiator with thermostatic controller valve.

En-suite bathroom to Bedroom One
There is a sink basin with wall mounted mirror in front and a floor mounted toilet with concealed cistern. 

Above the toilet are two shelves.


There is a 1 metre wide wall to wall shower unit with glass sliding door that slides half way across to gain access.

The shower has a thermostatically controlled wall mounted shower with a large shower head above and a separate hand held shower unit.

The bathroom has light from 3 ceiling mounted 50 watt downlights. It is heated by electric underfloor heating that can be controlled by the controller mounted on the wall just outside of the bathroom.

There is also a heated towel rail in the bathroom that can be controlled by a valve at the base of the unit.

Bedroom Two
There is a double wrought iron style bed.

There is a free standing tall chest of drawers with a mirror on top, two bedside tables each with bed side lamps.

There is a wooden blind fitted to the one window and a Velux window with blind.

Bedroom Three
There are two single beds each with bedside table and a lamp.

There is a large double oak wardrobe and oak free standing mirror and small drawer.   There are wooden blinds fitted to the two windows.
 
Family Bathroom
There is a large bath 170cm x 70cm with a glass shower screen to one end.

At the screen end is a wall mounted thermostatically controlled shower unit with large shower head and separate hand held shower unit.

There is a pedestal hand basin with mixer tap and a floor mounted toilet.

There is a wall mounted bathroom cabinet with 2 shelves and an externally mounted mirror.
The bathroom has light from a Velux roof window and is heated by electric underfloor heating that can be controlled by the controller mounted on the wall just outside of the bathroom.

There is also a heated towel rail in the bathroom that can be controlled by a valve at the base of the unit.

Additional Information
Lighting in the cottages is made up of down lights and free standing table lights.

All bed linen is Egyptian Cotton and each bed is supplied with a a feather pillow and a non feather pillow.  All duvets are synethic. 

There is a fire extinguisher and fire blanket situated in both the kitchen areas.

In the event of a fire the smoke alarms will sound.  Please exit the building as swiftly as possible.  

We do advise guests to read the fire plan at the start of their stay.  This is kept in the black folder which is found on the kitchen table when you arrive.

We do no permit smoking in the house but if you must smoke, you may smoke in the garden.  Please ask for an ash tray and dispose of cigarette stubs in the rubbish bin when safe to do so.

Contact Information
Address: Brosterfield Farm, Foolow, S32 5QB

Telephone: 01433 630312 or 077 99 88 2551

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Hours of operation: Open All Year