Access Statement

Access Statement For Whitehouse Farm Barn



Our self catering holiday barn was fully renovated in 2003 and has access to the front and rear of the property. We have tried to provide as much information as possible in this statement, if you have any queries please do call.  We look forward to welcoming you.


•We have a website at and are currently at: 

•Bookings / enquiries can be made via email, phone or directly with cottages4you.

•The nearest bus stop is at the bottom of the lane. We could collect you if necessary.

•The nearest train station (Buxton) is 10 miles away; there are accessible taxis at the station or the no. 42 bus travels from station to the bottom of the lane

 •We can arrange for your shopping to be delivered by one of the large supermarkets, please advise us in good time so it can be put away prior to your arrival in the fridge and freezer.


Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

•Luggage can be unloaded at the front of the barn.

•There is parking for up to 8 cars and cars can be unloaded near to the front door on arrival.

•The entrance at the front has a ramp and wide door for wheelchair access

•The entrance at the rear has level entry.

•The cottage is approached from the courtyard

•Access to the rear entrance is via a level path from the car parking area.


Main Entrance & Reception
•The entrance at the front has a shallow slope and access for a wheel chair

•The entrance is into a utility room with washer, drier, freezer and boot storage. There is then a small hall with stairs to 4 of the bedrooms and a bathroom and a door into the kitchen with 2 steps down into it. There is another door suitable for a wheelchair from the courtyard directly into the kitchen avoiding the steps. From the kitchen there is a corridor into the lounge with a downstairs washroom and access to the disabled bedroom which can be either twin or double. There is an ensuite shower room from this bedroom with wheelchair access and a shower chair. The toilet has a hand rail next to it.

•The entrance at the rear has level entry into the kitchen.

•The lounge is very large with ample space for wheelchairs. Off the lounge is another stair up to the family bedroom and bathroom.



•Flooring is wooden

•Furniture is moveable and there are plenty of cushions provided.

•Easy chairs provide comfortable seating and can be moved about.

 •Teletext TV provided with remote control (also available are DVD, VHS video, stereo with CD and tape and Nintendo Wii games console.



•There is a separate laundry where there is a standard size washer and dryer which are front loading. There is an ironing board, irons and an airer.


• Hartington, about 1 mile away.

Outdoor Facilities

Large lawns.



Room combinations: Ground floor – twin room or can be made into a double with a zip link. First Floor 4 bedrooms which can all be either twin or double and one further twin room. The family room has 2 single beds and a double that could be split into singles if required.

There is also a cot and high chair.



•Non Feather duvets and pillows provided in each room.

•Sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases are cotton


First Floor:

•Reached via stair case of 14 steps. Family staircase has double half way landing.

•Handrails are on both sides of the stairs

•Short pile carpet from stairs and throughout first floor (not bathroom)


Bathroom & WC [Shared]

Downstairs toilet

• Toilet is provided with basin but there is limited space available inside (door opens into room).

  Downstairs ensuite

•Large shower cubicle which could be suitable for a disabled person with help to enter it. We have a shower chair available on request.

First Floor Bathroom


•Shared with all upstairs rooms

•Bath with flexible shower over.

•Non slip laminate flooring

•Good colour contrast between floor, walls and furniture


Self-Catering Kitchen
•Worktop height 93cm. 

•Oven door is drop down, height of lowest shelf 1.12 metres,

•Sink is 88cm high with 65cm clear height under space (54cm wide)

•Hob is 93cm high

•Table provided seats 12.There is also a breakfast bar with chairs and stools.

•Flooring is tiled.

•Evenly lit kitchen with spotlights above work surfaces where required.

•Good contrast between floor, cupboards and other surfaces

•Larder Fridge available,

•Large cutlery and utensils available to aid dexterity



Additional Information
• Information folder is produced in size 14 font (can be increased on request)

•Light switches and power points at a sensible height to reach from sitting and standing position.


Contact Information
• Address: Whitehouse Farm Barn, Heathcote, Hartington, Buxton. Derbyshire. SK17 0AY

• Telephone: 01298 687062

• Email:

• Website: ref 16736.

• Hours of operation: Open all year.  Owners live next door where there is a landline for emergency use.


We welcome your feedback to help us continuously improve if you have any comments please phone  01298 687062 or email