Access Statement for Higher Biddacott Farm Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
Higher Biddacott Farm is a 12 th . Century farmhouse situated 1 mile north of the B3227 road going from South Molton to Umberleigh and 0.5 miles north west of the village of Chittlehampton .
Access and Parking
Access is into a level tarmac drive from the road and a gravelled parking area is on the right with a “Visitors' Parking sign”. There is also a sign here for the Fire Assembly Point. Visitors walk on a level drive towards the farmhouse, past a 5 bar gate and stone wall on the left for 14 yards and enter the walled front garden up a step of 4inches through a single black wrought iron gate 37inches wide onto a cobbled path. After 11yards there is a 4inch step and a 1.5 inch step into the white painted front door which is 45 inches wide. Both the parking area and walled garden are both well lit at night.
The entrance hall has a slate floor and forms the cross passage of the mediaeval house .There is a boot rack, coat rail, mahogany seat and umbrella stand on the left. Straight ahead is another door 41 inches wide into the back courtyard and access to the family cottage accommodation. To the left and down 2 steps of 8inches each and through a door of 34inches wide is access to the Visitors 'Drawing Room. On the left past the passage into the drawing room is a chest of drawers and chest with local literature, information and a visitors' book. Down one step of 8inches and through a door of 31inches is access to the staircase to the yellow bedroom. To the right and through a door of 28inches is the dining room.
The dining room is 12feet by 18feet with a large open fire with log basket. There is a large mahogany table to seat 12 with large comfortable dining chairs and a high chair. There is a fridge for cold drinks or food if visitors request it.
There is an alcove with an oak dresser and several tasteful pictures on the walls. Cereals are served from a side table and there are two large windows to the front and back of the house. The room is carpeted and there is also an old church pew with cushions on it. There are heavy lined curtains with tie back cords.
The drawing room is 21feet by 18feet with two large windows to the front of the house with floral lined curtains with cord tie backs and gathered pelmets. There are two bookcases in an alcove and two three- seater sofas , three armchairs and a footstool. There is a chest of drawers, a round walnut table and a coffee table.
There is a large fireplace with deep beam over it with a large log burner and two log baskets. There is a mahogany cabinet with a tv inside.
The main staircase leads from the dining room through an oak door 29inches wide there are 10 steps of 8inches each which are carpeted. There is a wooden handrail on the right hand side and it leads onto a level, carpeted landing with a window to the front of the house. This landing leads to the big bedroom, the pink bedroom bathroom and the pink bedroom.
The Big Bedroom
The big bedroom is accessed by a door 30inches wide and 74inches high. It is 18feet by18feet with a large window to the front of the house with interlined curtains and a pelmet. There is a king size bed and bed side tables with lights on each and a clock radio and torch on one. There is a handbasin with mirror over it and it is carpeted. There are two armchairs and a table with a kettle hospitality tray and a table lamp. There is a Tv on the wide window ledge and a luggage rack . There is a double mahogany wardrobe with travel cot inside, a mahogany chest of drawers and a comfortable z-bed . An oak door 27inches wide leads into an ensuite shower room with toilet and heated towel rail and lino flooring There is a frosted glass window in here with a blind. Bathmats and towels are provided.
The Pink Bedroom
The pink bedroom is accessed through a door 29 inches wide and 68inches high. It is 12 feet by 18feet and has a window to the front of the house. It has twin 3feet pine frame slatted beds which can be joined to form a 6feet by 6feet king size bed and is carpeted. There are two bed side tables with lights on each, and a clock radio and torch on one.There is a hospitality tray and kettle.There is a double pine wardrobe and a pine chest of drawers with a mirror on it. There is a tv on the chest of drawers and a pine chair with cushion on it and a luggage rack. The beds are tastefully covered with toning sheets and bed covers. There is a second doorway on to the back staircase which can be bolted from the inside.
The Pink Bedroom Bathroom
The pink bedroom bathroom is accessed through a door 29inches wide and 68 inches high. It has a white bathroom suite of bath, handbasin and toilet. There is a frosted window to the back of the house and an airing cupboard. There is a pine bathroom shelving unit and a heated towel rail. There is a chair and lino on the floor. Bath mats are provided with towels. There is a shower/tap handset in the bath.
The Yellow Bedroom
The yellow bedroom is accessed from the hall through an oak door 30inches wide and 72inches high. There are 10 stairs of 8inches each on a slight curve and fairly steep. There is a good wooden handrail to the right hand side and there is a window to the back of the house on this staircase. At the top is the doorway in to the yellow bedroom straight ahead 30 inches wide and 68 inches high and to the left a doorway into the pink bedroom 30 inches wide and 68 inches high. The yellow bedroom is 18 feet by 12 feet including the en-suite shower room. It has twin beds which can be joined to form a king size bed with headboards with toning bed linen and covers. There is a window to the front of the house with floral interlined drapes and a pelmet. The bedroom is carpeted. There is a double pine wardrobe, pine chest of drawers with a mirror on it and a tv. There are two armchairs and a round table. There Are two bed side tables with bedside light and hospitality tray and kettle. The en-suite has a shower a toilet and handbasin , all white with a lino floor.
The cottage is accessed from the back door of the entrance hall and is attached to the farmhouse at right angles. There is a tarmac courtyard with garden table, chairs and a sun umbrella with plants in pots. The cottage is down a gentle slope and is accessed through a stable door into a hall with tiled flooring. There is a door straight ahead with a staircase leading to the double bedroom.
To the right is a ground floor bedroom with twin beds which can be joined to form a king size bed and there is a downstairs bathroom with a white bath,
toilet and hand basin. There is a heated towel rail and mirror. There is a shower /tap handset in the bath. The bathroom is small but fully tiled. Both bedrooms are carpeted. The downstairs bedroom has a tv, a dressing table, a single wardrobe and hospitality tray and kettle with windows to the north and east both have curtains.
The upstairs bedroom has a king size bed, a chest of drawers and mirror, a hand basin and hanging space in a pine fronted cupboard. There is a sofa and two bed side tables with lights on and a clock radio. There are two windows facing east and north and both have interlined curtains. There is a towel rail.
All bedrooms have hairdryers and visitor information packs.
The farmhouse and cottage are both fully fitted with hardwire smoke detectors and emergency lighting.