Church Farm House is a Grade II listed building, some sections of which date to around 1570.
The varying levels, steps and high thresholds within the house and its steep, winding staircase are of a type one would expect in a building of this age.
There is a ground floor cloakroom suitable for use by guests who can navigate two steps to a lower level and the staircase to the first floor has a sturdy handrail, so the house is suitable for those guests who do not have full mobility but are capable of climbing stairs. However, because these are no bedrooms on the ground floor, Church Farm House is not suitable for wheelchair users.
Approach & Parking
There is a shingled drive from Church Road leading to a large parking area, the entrance marked by a wrought iron sign displaying “Church Farm House” and a silhouette of St Nicholas Church.
The entire parking area is covered with pea shingle. At night, the parking area is well lit with additional lighting at the kitchen door, which is used as the main entrance to the house (as is customary in the rural England).
A small front gate onto a shingle path leading to the front door provides a pedestrian entrance to the property, but opens onto the road rather than the parking area.
There are two steps leading into the kitchen, which has a very high threshold. The entrance from the kitchen to the lounge and dining room has another high threshold step of approximately ten inches in height.
Entrance to the conservatory is direct from the kitchen via a very shallow step. Breakfast and afternoon tea are served in the conservatory.
Lounge & Dining Room
The lounge and dining room are one large carpeted area.
Stairs & Bedrooms
All three guest bedrooms are on the first floor and all have ensuite bathrooms. The only access to the first floor is by a steep winding, carpeted staircase.
There is a strong wrought iron handrail on these stairs, allowing for secure access for elderly persons or those of limited mobility, provided they can step high enough to access the first stair, which is about 10 inches high.
Two of the bedrooms have ensuite showers, accommodating guests who have difficulty climbing in and out of a bathtub. The third bedroom has an ensuite bath.
There is a large patio area with a table and seating. Access is from the conservatory and involves navigation of two shallow steps. Additional steps take guests onto the lawn and the paths leading around the house.