Access Statement for Hill Farm and Orchard Wigwams

This access statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with access needs, but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our guests/visitors.

 

Introduction

Hill Farm & Orchard nestles at the edge of the beautiful Buckinghamshire village of Slapton, adjacent to the towpath of the scenic Grand Union Canal, and with breathtaking views of the Ivinghoe Hills Nature Reserve.

Our four luxury en-suite wigwams (each one sleeps up to 4 people) are situated in the beautiful mature orchard at Hill Farm. The orchard is home to wonderful old apple, pear and damson trees. The tranquility of the orchard, with its canal side setting and breathtaking views of the Chiltern Hills make this an ideal setting to enjoy a unique glamping experience.

We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any queries or require any assistance please phone 07761903628 or email info@hillfarmandorchard.co.uk.

 

Pre-Arrival

For full details and maps of how to reach us please see the directions section of our website. Alternatively, you can plan your journey by car or public transport using a journey planning website; simply enter your postcode and ours, which is LU7 9DD to get directions.

The nearest railway station is Leighton Buzzard which is 5.1 miles away. We recommend Burgins taxis which are available at the station, please tel: 01525 372131. If you require an accessible taxi this can be booked in advance, see contact information for details.

The nearest bus stop is in the centre of Slapton, opposite the Carpenters Arms (approx 0.5 miles). Bus timetable can be accessed here

The main road from Hill Farm to Slapton does not have a pavement and has tight corners.

Leighton Buzzard has a choice of 4 supermarkets: Waitrose, Tesco, Morrisons and Aldi.

 

Key Collection, Welcome and Car Parking

Keys can be collected near the farmhouse, full check in instructions are emailed to guests prior to check in. 

The parking area is situated outside the farmhouse. The wigwams are a short walk via a gravel path to the orchard. 

This area is well lit at night by motion sensor lights.

 

Entrance to Property 

The wigwam front door is 117cm wide.

There is an 18cm step onto the decking from the path and a 13cm step to the front door of the wigwam.

The pathway to the wigwams is well lit by lights on a timer.

 

Halls, Stairs, Landings, Passageways

 The wigwams are all on one, open living area with no steps inside.

They are well lit with dimmer switches which can be adjusted to suit the level of brightness required.

There is laminate flooring throughout.
   

Sitting Room/Lounge

There is natural daylight in the wigwam with several lights with dimmer switches.

The sofa has several cushions to alter support level to suit. Non feather cushions and bedding used.

There is laminate flooring throughout.

There is a flat screen digital television with remote control, subtitles, and a DVD player.

 

Dining Room

There is moveable dining room table with four chairs, there is free space around the table.

There is natural daylight with several lights with dimmer switches.

There is laminate flooring throughout.

 

Kitchen

The kitchen is situated on the same level with step free, level access. 

The hob is 102cm/40.15ins above the floor.

Worktop and sink are 102cm/40.15ins above the floor. 

Mini fridge/freezer available, highest shelf in fridge 39cm/ 15.35ins.

Dining Table provided – 77cm/ 30.31ins from floor to lowest and 4 upright chairs with no arms. Cushions can be used from the sofa.

 Glasses and crockery are situated on lower cupboards for easy access

Large cutlery and utensils and cordless kettle rotating 360 degrees.

The kitchen is evenly lit and brightness can be adjusted via a dimmer switch.

 

Bedrooms and Sleeping Areas

The double bed situated at back of wigwam with step free access. 

A double sofa bed is available for use by a personal assistant/carer or friend/family member

There is a window at the back of the bed providing natural lighting and several lights in dimmer switches

Ther is laminate flooring surrounding the bed.

Non feather bedding available, digital television with remote control, built in DVD and subtitles can be viewed from the double bed.

 

Bathrooms, Shower-rooms and Toilets 

There is an en-suite bathroom in every wigwam. 

There is a 10cm step into shower.

The toilet is 40cm high/ 15.74ins.

The wash basin is 87cm/ 34.25ins high.

There are screw taps on the washbasin.

The bathroom is well lit with an overhead light.

There is laminate flooring in the bathroom and a bath mat provided.  

 

Garden 

The wigwams are situated in a beautiful, mature orchard which is well maintained and accessible.

The canal runs alongside and has been fenced off.

Each wigwam has its own picnic bench and firepit for hire.

There are several wooden garden benches situated in the orchard for guests to use and enjoy the surrounding views.

 

Additional Information

Trained assistance dogs are welcome.

All areas in the wigwam have good colour contrast between the floor, doors and walls. Generally, doors and doorframes are wood and walls are light in colour.

The mobile phone reception can be poor.

The nearest Hospital with an A&E unit is Milton Keynes (14 miles) Standing Way , Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK6 5LD Tel: 01908 660033. Leighton Road Doctor’s surgery is in Leighton Buzzard 5 miles away. Further information is in the welcome folder.

There is also a list of nearby attractions

 

Future Plans 

We are planning a review of our website next year to make it more accessible, your comments are welcome to assist us with this project.

 

Contact Information

Address (Inc postcode): Hill Farm Slapton Leighton Buzzard Buckinghamshire LU7 9DD

Telephone: 07761903628

Email: info@hillfarmandorchard.co.uk

Website: www.hillfarmandorchard.co.uk

Grid Reference: SP934207
   
Hours Of Operation: 9am-5pm

Local Accessible Taxi: Burgins Taxis 01525 372131

Local Public Transport: Redline Buses 01296 426786. Bus timetable
to Slapton
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