Village Farm and Town Foot Farm Holiday Cottages, Northumberland
The properties are situated in the village of Shilbottle, three miles from Alnwick, the A1 and the coast. Every property has private parking close to the front door of the property.
At Village Farm, the Health Club has a private car park 30 metres from the reception. Access to the sports field, games room, adventure playground are over gravel paths and paved areas. Access to the tennis court is over lawn. Taxi service numbers are available. Alnmouth Station is three miles away, with arrangements for assistance by rail staff possible upon advance request. The bus stops 300 metres down Middle road next to the church. A wheelchair is available for use.
Arrival times are flexible within reason to enable assistance. Mobile telephone numbers are made known to visitors and phone reception is good in most areas.
Deliveries / Local Services
Deliveries by local shops and take away meals is possible. Supplies of logs are replenished in several allocated spaces.
Refuse collection information is given in each property.
Shop Mobility is available in Newcastle. Assistance dogs are welcome.
The owners, Anthony and Crissy Stoker, live at Town Foot Farm, Shilbottle (1/2 mile from Village Farm) and can be contacted by phone to give assistance, as can the staff at Village Farm Health club, who are trained in first aid. The hours when the staff are on duty are Monday to Thursday, 9.00 am until 8.00 pm; Friday, 9.00 am until 7.00 pm; and Saturday and Sunday, 9.00 am until 12.00 am.
These vary in layout, size and location.
The properties on one level are Cedar, Pine and Kielder chalets, Coquet Lodge, Murrayfield, Viewfield and Brooks Cottage.
The properties with a downstairs bathroom and bedroom are Farriers' View and Wool Cottage.
The properties with a staircase to gain access to bedrooms and /or bathrooms are The Farmhouse, Pantiles Cottage, Town Foot Cottage, Melrose Cottage and Sally's Flat.
Cedar , Pine, Murrayfield and Viewfield have front door steps. Coquet Lodge and Pine and Kielder Chalets have ramps to a veranda door.
Wool Cottage and Farrier's View have a ground-floor entrance to bathroom, kitchen, living room / dining area and double bedroom.
The Farmhouse has a ground-floor entrance to kitchen, living room, second living room with double sofa bed, wet-room shower has no steps. Stairs to first floor bedrooms and bathrooms and showers with one handrail.
Pantiles Cottage has a handrail and carpeted stairs to the first-floor bedrooms and showers.
Town Foot and Melrose Cottage have carpeted stairs with one handrail to the first-floor bedrooms. One step from living / dining room down into kitchen and bathroom and back door.
Sally's Flat has steep wooden narrow stairs with one handrail to access the first-floor flat.
Brooks Cottage has level ground from car parking, small step into entrance hall and one level throughout. Wet-room shower with no shower tray.
All properties have the following a remote control for television and DVD, non- feather pillows, duvets and cushions with polycotton sheets and covers. Extra ramps for negotiating steps are available on request. Access to garden areas / patios. Task lighting upon request.
Village Farm Health Club
The Health Club is on one level from the entrance door into the reception area and ground floor gym, changing room and shower, unisex toilet. Telephone available. Seating at entrance.
Access to the swimming pool, spa and beauty rooms is via a gravel path, 20 metres from the private parking areas. The pool surround is carpeted and accessed by a ramp from the changing room. The pool's shallow end (1 metre depth) is gained by three steps with a central handrail. A handrail is provided from the swimming pool changing room up a slope to the showers and pool. All showers in the leisure club have hands-free sensor controls.
The spa has a vertical hand rail with wide sliding door (no step) into relaxation area containing level-entry wide-doored steamroom and sauna. The floors have been treated with an anti-slip process.