Access Statement

At Spylaw we aim to accommodate all visitors comfortably and safely at Spylaw Farm.  If you do have any special needs or questions please call us and we will try to help.

1.    Pre-Arrival

  1. Spylaw dates back to the 18th Century and was a shepherd’s cottage, cattle byre and lambing station.
  2. There are local taxis available and we are happy to arrange pick up as required.
  3. Sorry we don’t accept dogs in the main house or Cuddy’s croft unless they are guide dogs.  Dogs are allowed in Homildon House.
  4. We have a website and our contact details are given below in section 9.

2.     Arrival and Parking.

  1. On arrival there is a large single gate and the double door entrance is to your right.  As this is a farm with livestock the main gate is usually kept closed.
  2. There are no marked parking areas but there is ample parking provided.
  3. The car park and paths are gravel and flat.
  4. The car can be driven up to the entrance.
  5. We will assist guests with luggage.
  6. The nearest village is 2 miles away (Chatton)

3.    Main Entrance and Reception

  1. The double entrance doors have a step of 12cm high.
  2. The front door is always locked but there is a bell to the right hand side.
  3. The entrance hall is 1.5m by 8m long. The main accommodation is located on the ground floor.  However it does incorporate two small steps up from the entrance hall to the lounge and snug areas. There are hand rails provided.
  4. There are two further steps down from the lounge to the bedroom block.  There are hand rails provided.
  5. The flooring in the entrance hall is limestone tiles.

4.    Public Areas

  1. All corridors are 910cm wide, bright and well lit at all times.
  2. The Garden Room and Hayloft are down two steps from the lounge.  The Kyloe Suite is upstairs on the first floor.
  3. The flooring in the entrance corridors is limestone tiling.  The remaining flooring is short pile carpet.
  4.  The stairs in all areas are standard height. (18cm high, 24cms deep and 85cms wide.)
  5. There is no public toilet available.

5.     Snug – Dining Room

  1. Breakfast and evening meals are served in the Snug. There is one large farmhouse table.
  2. All chairs have no arms.  There is plenty of access around the table.  There are two steps up from the lounge to the Snug and the entrance hall to the Snug.
  3. Menus are provided in this font size (11).  However if you prefer a larger font please let us know.
  4. We do not play any background music in any area of the Farmhouse.

6.   Bedrooms.

There are three bedrooms.  The Garden Room and Hayloft are down two steps from the private lounge and the Kyloe Suite is on the first floor as is its private lounge.

The Garden Room
  1. The Garden Room has a door width of 78cm.
  2. The furniture is movable on request.
  3.  The bed is 48 cm high and there is a double wardrobe, two bedside tables, a dressing table and bag holder provided.
  4. There is no television in the bedroom but a digital radio and an alarm clock are provided.
  5. A rocking chair is provided. The carpet is short pile.
  6. All bedding is hypo-allergenic.
  7. There is a thermostatic control on the radiator and the velux blind has remote control.
    1. The private bathroom has a double ended bath, (the bath edge is 47cms from the floor, and a walk in shower/wet room.  There are two sinks and a WC which is 46cms high. All sanitary ware is white.
    2. The flooring comprises limestone tiles and there is good colour contrast between the floor and walls.
    3. All taps are lever operated.
    4. Non slip mats are available.
  8. The private lounge is on the same level as the bathroom and is up two steps from the bedroom.
  9. The lounge has a log burning stove and is provided with a television, DVD and freeview, all remote control.
  10. Tea/coffee making facilities are provided in the lounge.
The Hayloft
  1. The Garden Room has a door width of 78cm.
  2. The furniture is movable on request.
  3. The bed is 48 cm high and there is a double wardrobe, two bedside tables, a dressing table and bag holder provided. A single bed is provided on the mezzanine level for a child.  This is reached by climbing a small stair case.
  4. There is no television in the bedroom but a digital radio and an alarm clock are provided.
  5. A rocking chair is provided. The carpet is short pile.
  6. All bedding is hypo-allergenic.
  7. There is a thermostatic control on the radiator and the velux blind has remote control.
  8. The private bathroom has a double ended bath, (the bath edge is 47cms from the floor, and a walk in shower/wet room.  There are two sinks and a WC which is 46cms high. All sanitary ware is white.
  9. The flooring comprises limestone tiles and there is good colour contrast between the floor and walls.
  10. All taps are lever operated.
  11. Non slip mats are available.
  12. The private lounge is on the same level as the bathroom and is up two steps from the bedroom.
  13. The lounge has a log burning stove and is provided with a television, DVD and freeview, all remote control.
  14. Tea/coffee making facilities are provided in the lounge.
The Kyloe Suite.
  1. The Kyloe Suite is situated in an annex which can be reached from the main entrance hall.  All radiators within the suite are individually thermostatically controlled.
  2. The upstairs lounge and bedroom have combed ceilings.  The bedroom leads off the lounge area.
    1. The bedroom has a king size bed that can be separated to provide two single beds. The bed is 47cms from the floor.
    2. There is a double door wardrobe, dressing table and two bedside tables.  A rocking chair is provided.
    3. All bedding is hypo-allergenic.
  3. The lounge has a television, DVD and freeview, all remote control.  A CD/radio is provided.
    1. The private bathroom has a double ended bath, (the bath edge is 47cms from the floor incorporating a shower are and screen.  There is one sink and a WC which is 46cms high. All sanitary ware is white.
    2. The flooring comprises limestone tiles.
    3. All taps are lever operated.
    4. Non slip mats are available on request.

7. Lounge and Snug Areas.

Both the Snug and Lounge for the Garden Room/Hayloft have access to wireless internet. If you choose to stay in the Kyloe Suite you are more than welcome to sit in the Studio to work.

A telephone can be made available and calls charged at the standard rate.

8. Grounds and Garden

If you are staying in any room we have two walled gardens and a patio area that you are welcome to sit in.   The Kyloe Suite has its own outside area with a table, chairs and parasol.

There is a walk from the Farmhouse down to the wood passing by a wildlife pond.  You are more than welcome to sit by the pond on the bench provided or stroll through the emerging wood.

Both are some 400m from the entrance area and are reached through the field.  Please close all gates as the livestock will stray.

9. Other Information

  1. Assistance dogs are welcome.
  2. Mobile phone reception is generally good.
  3. We are able to use the front and back doors in the event of evacuation.
  4. If you require any assistance for evacuation please advise us on arrival.
  5. The Kyloe Suite has its own fridge.  Please ask if you require to store items for the Garden Room/Hayloft.  Please note this is not 24hours.
  6. We can provide cots and highchairs on request and children are most welcome.

10. Our contact details are:

Telephone  +44 (0)1668 215 447

Mobile  +44(0) 7973 703 877
e-mail  spylaw@btopenworld.com

website  spylaw.org.uk