Our Access Statement is an attempt to provide a clear and
honest picture of our holiday accommodation The Square, so that
potential guests can assess for themselves whether it would be a
suitable and happy choice for their own particular needs.
Our self-catering house for four, is a very attractive 18th century stone property arranged over 3 floors. It is listed, within a conservation area and in a beautiful area of the Peak District, in the village of Parwich, popular particularly with walkers. We are some seven miles from the nearest town of Ashbourne.Delightful as it is, there is no denying it is unsuitable for anyone with mobility problems or very poor vision, or anyone totally dependent on public transport. When you have read the statement below, please do not hesitate to ring us up to discuss any queries you might have.
The Square is not suitable for:
• Any adult unable to cope confidently and safely with stairs and external steps.
The Square has 3 bedrooms, two with king size beds and one with
a single bed, all are upstairs:
• The bathroom is upstairs, on the first floor.
• There is no downstairs lavatory.
Our website can be found at www.thesquareparwich.co.uk. All
necessary information about the house can be found there,
including a copy of this Access Statement and other policies.
Bookings / enquiries can be made via:
• It is possible, but only with considerable
effort, to cope without a car.
• There is a very limited daily bus service, mainly into Ashbourne. The bus stop in the village is 150 metres from the house.
• The nearest mainline train stations are Derby or Chesterfield, both approximately 20 miles away.
• The nearest taxi service, Ashbourne Taxis (tel: +44(0)1335 345 198) is in Ashbourne, 7 miles away.
• We can supply a list of those shops and
supermarkets locally who will deliver for your arrival.
• Fresh milk can be delivered every other day by the Gibson family (+44 (0)1335 310 250).
• The village pub/shop (+44 (0)1335 390 212) is approximately 250m away.
• There is a parking space outside the
house, on the road.
• There is a garage opposite in School Lane that belongs to the property and guests are welcome to use it, for storage of bikes/walking gear, and to park outside.
• Entrance through the front door to the ground floor of the house is via a step.
• There are small steps to negotiate, each approximately 4 centimetres high, through the front gate.
• Immediately outside the house is a small
stone paved courtyard area, with potted plants.
• There is a small table and two folding wooden chairs and a stone bench
• There is a separate sitting out area, with a large wooden table and 2 benches, in the garden which is situated immediately across the road.
• Access to the garden is via a narrow flight of stone steps.
• The garden is secluded with a yew hedge as the boundary from the side road. It contains lawns and herbaceous filled flower borders and a quantity of fruit trees/bushes
• Under no circumstances should anyone attempt to stand on the garage roof which is accessible in the garden.
• There is a working beehive on the garage roof and no-one should get in front of it or interfere with it in any way.
• There is patchy mobile phone reception in
the house, but a signal can often be obtained on the top floor,
however a landline is provided for guests’ use.
• Please let us know if you are unlikely to hear the fire alarm
• The house is no smoking.
• Pets and service dogs are welcome by prior agreement.
Susan & Victor Bridgett
Last reviewed June 2017