Access Statement

The whole farm and courtyard at Higher Wiscombe are on a slope as is most of East Devon. As a result there are many different levels within the buildings. We have tried to describe these to you below, please use the description in conjunction with the floor plans to make sure that we meet your requirements.

Upon arrival at Higher Wiscombe you come down a three quarter mile tarmac drive. The drive is slopes down the side of the valley and is single track, goes over three cattle grids and had passing places provided.

At the bottom of the drive you enter the courtyard, The Old Winery to your left, The Thatched Barn straight ahead and the Flint Barn to your right. The owners Farm house is to your far right. Please see the site layout on the floor plans page to get your bearings. We can provide a hearing loop if required, please ask when enquiring or booking.


The Flint Barn
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The Flint Barn is graded 5 Star Gold, and is graded MI accessible under the National Accessible Scheme, meaning that it has been adapted for less mobile and elderly guests.

Registered Assistance dogs are not charged for and they do still receive the full doggy pack.

You enter Flint on a level into the kitchen/dining/sitting room. Straight ahead of you on the same level is a door to the flat paved terrace and large gently sloping enclosed garden, primarily laid to lawn. To you right is the master bedroom and en-suite wet room, accessed by walking down a gentle slope.

To your left, just by the kitchen is a flight of 5 steps up to the two other en-suite bedrooms. One has a wet-room, the other a bath with shower over.

The master bedroom bathroom has the following if required:

  • Toilet seat riser
  • Toilet grab handle
  • Shower grab handle
  • Shower stool

The master bedroom has the following if required:

  • A bell
  • Beds can be double or single
  • Touch bedside lights
  • A chair with arms

The Kitchen/Dining/Sitting room has the following if required.

  • Dining chair with arms
  • Lever taps

Any other specialist equipment can be hired from various specialist shops in Sidmouth.

There is designated parking for the Flint Barn just below the garden and you can either walk around into the courtyard and enter through the front door or come through two gates and up some steps to access the back door. Accessible parking is allowed in the courtyard.


The Thatched Barn
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When you enter the Thatched barn on a level from the courtyard the master bedroom and en-suite bathroom is on your left on the same level. To your right, you traverse three steps to en-suite bedroom 2 and another three steps to bedroom 3.

Carrying straight on from the front door you come to the w/c on the same level before walking down 5 steps into the kitchen/dining/sitting room. The flat graveled terrace is accessed through double doors with two steps down. The garden is enclosed and sloping.

There is designated parking for the Thatched Barn just below the garden and you can either walk around into the courtyard and enter through the front door or come through a gate into the garden and then up the 2 steps to access the back door. Only Accessible parking is allowed in the courtyard.


The Old Winery
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Upon entering through the main door of the Old Winery you are faced with the boiler room and laundry room straight ahead, the spiral stairs to upstairs and downstairs to your near left and a double en-suite bedroom to your left. To your right is the living room which leads through to Kitchen 1, via 3 steps. The kitchen has two doors to outside, one leads onto a flat sundeck which in turn has 11 steps down to ground level at the back of the barn, and the other that leads back to the courtyard via two small steps. From the kitchen the spiral staircase leads upstairs to two double en-suite bedrooms. Beyond the kitchen on the same level is an en-suite double bedroom, a w/c plus an additional laundry room. Further on, down 3 steps are two further double bedrooms, both en-suite.

From the main entrance again you can either go up or down the spiral staircases, going up takes you to three double bedrooms, all en-suite all on the same level, going down takes you to the second kitchen, dining room, w/c, double bedroom with en-suite wet room. There is a level access from the dining room onto the flat graveled terrace through two double doors. This area can be accessed from the main drive for disabled parking.

There is designated parking in the Dutch Barn for Old Winery guests, with overspill spaces in front of the log store. It is a gentle slope from the Dutch barn to the Old Winery entrances. Only Accessible parking is allowed in the courtyard.


Outside:

The buildings are at the centre of 52 cares of rolling, sloping Devon countryside. To access the pool all guests need to walk up the gentle slope to the farmhouse, go up three steps and enter the garden via a gate with a security lock on it. The access to the pool from here is flat. The pool has wide steps at the shallow end to aid entry.

To gain access to the games room, all guests walk down the shallow slope past the recycling area and onto the flat games area. You need to navigate five steps up in to the games room, a handrail is provided.

We mow paths around the edge of our fields for guests to walk around, these can be quite steep in parts. Please look at the pictures on our website to give you a visual idea of the setting.

If you have any questions at regarding any requirements you may have please do not hesitate to contact us.