Old Post Office Cottage

Powburn, National Park

  • 3 Star

You can book this property from:

  • £447 per week
  • £64 per night
  • 3 Star

Features

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 double beds

Appliances

  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer

Bathrooms

  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Outdoors

  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Give the name and distance of the nearest railway station. Alnmouth 13 miles
State whether an accessible taxi service is available. Taxi phone numbers at the train
station
Give information about bus services - accessibility, frequency, distance of
bus stop from property, route no.
Bus stops 50m & 150m
Route 473 timetable at bus stop
Alnwick to Wooler service
Do you offer a collection service? Can be arranged with owner
Describe the streets in the area surrounding the property Tarmac pavements around the
village
State whether you have information about local services for disabled people
e.g. equipment hire, wheelchair repairs, and Shop mobility.
None available
Give details of local stores where shopping can be ordered in advance or
state if you can arrange for shopping to be delivered.
Asda and Sainsburys make
deliveries
Parking
State whether parking is available on site or nearby and give the number of
spaces available and distance to the property entrance.
On site parking for 1 car
15m from front door
Describe the type of surface from the car park to the main entrance. Gravel & paving
50mm step down
Describe any lighting in the car parking area and en-route from the car park
to the property entrance.
No lighting
Entrance to property
How many steps, if any, to the entrance and is there a handrail? No handrail
50mm door thresh
Describe any ramp available at the entrance - are there handrails on one or
both sides of the ramp? State if no level access is provided.
No ramp
50mm door thresh
What is the clear door opening width? 700mm width
Describe how well lit the area is and what type of lighting is provided. Ceiling spotlight
subdued lighting
Describe the floor surface. Textured slate tiles with doormat
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Access Statement
Old Post Office Cottage
Powburn
Hall & stairs
Describe how well lit the area is and what type of lighting is provided. Ceiling spotlights on top landing
providing subdued lighting to stairs
How wide are the passageways? Minimum width for wheelchairs/Zimmer
frame/pushchair is 750mm x 800mm preferred.
850mm
Describe the floor surfaces. Fitted medium pile carpet
Describe the stairs e.g. number of steps, landings, and handrail.
dimension of steps/threshes height, width, depth how many
Up 14 steps, turn left and left again
to toilet and bathroom
or
turn right and up 2 steps then turn
right to both bedrooms
steps 850mm width, 250mm depth
& 180mm height
Sitting room
Describe where the sitting room is situated and how you access it. Enter through front porch
Turn right into sitting room
What is the clear door opening width, taking into account any obstacles? 680mm
Describe the layout within the sitting room/lounge. Is it level or are there
steps? Are there large spaces between furniture, what type of seating and
tables are there e.g. high/low tables, couches, and easy chairs?
Textured slate tables
2 sofas
coffee table
display cabinet
Is the furniture moveable? Yes
Where there are TVs are subtitles/audio description available? Yes
Describe how well lit the area is and what type of lighting is provided. Well lit
Ceiling lights and table lamps
Describe the floor surface. Textured slate tiles
Kitchen/dining area
Describe where the kitchen is situated and how you access it. Enter through front porch turn left
What is the clear door opening width, taking into account any obstacles? 600mm
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Access Statement
Old Post Office Cottage
Powburn
State the height of the oven, hob and microwave. Does the oven have a
drop down or side-opening door?
Side opening oven 250mm
Hob 900mm
Microwave 150mm
How high is the work surface/food preparation area? 920mm
State the height of the highest shelf and lowest drawer of fridge/freezer. Highest shelf 1000mm
Lowest drawer 120mm
Describe any places to eat e.g. is there a table and chairs in the kitchen?
What is the clear height underneath the table? Describe the type of chairs,
with/without arms?
Small dining area
4 upright chairs, no arms
State clear height underneath dining table. 640mm
Is there space around the table for a wheelchair? No
Very limited space
State the height of wall cupboards containing crockery, glasses etc. Can
these be moved to lower level cupboards on request?
Kitchen base units
Wall units at 1400mm
Describe the sink taps e.g. single mixer lever tap. 1 1/2 bowl sink
mixer tap
List any aids that can assist people e.g. cordless kettle revolving 360o Cordless kettle revolving 360o
Describe how well lit the kitchen is and what type of lighting is provided. Well lit with ceiling spotlights
undercupboard spotlights
pendant light above dining table
Describe the floor surface. Textured slate tiles
Bedroom 1
Do you have any ground floor bedrooms? If yes, how many? No
What is the clear door opening width, taking in account any obstacles? 700mm
Can furniture be moved around or removed? No
What bed combinations are there e.g. twin, double, zip-linked? Double
How wide is the space next to the bed (s)? (For wheelchair user to transfer
onto bed.
400mm
What is the height of the bed(s) to the top of the mattress? What is the
height of the clear space under the bed (if any)?
550mm
260mm
Describe how well lit the bedroom is and what type of lighting is provided; Subdued ceiling light
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Access Statement
Old Post Office Cottage
Powburn
Describe wardrobe and storage space e.g. can rails be adjusted? Fixed hanging rail
Describe the floor surface. Medium pile carpet
Give details of any non-allergenic bedding that can be provided. None
Are subtitles/audio descriptions available on televisions with instructions
available on how to use it?
Subtitles
No instructions
List any other accessible equipment you may have e.g. vibrating alarm clock. None
Bedroom 2
Do you have any ground floor bedrooms? If yes, how many? No
What is the clear door opening width, taking in account any obstacles? 700mm
Can furniture be moved around or removed? No
What bed combinations are there e.g. twin, double, zip-linked? Small double
How wide is the space next to the bed (s)? (For wheelchair user to transfer
onto bed.
400mm
What is the height of the bed(s) to the top of the mattress? What is the
height of the clear space under the bed (if any)?
550mm
260mm
Describe how well/evenly lit the bedroom is and what type of lighting is provided;
Subdued ceiling light
Describe wardrobe and storage space e.g. can rails be adjusted? Fixed hanging rail
Describe the floor surface. Medium pile carpet
Give details of any non-allergenic bedding that can be provided. None
Are subtitles/audio descriptions available on televisions with instructions
available on how to use it?
No TV
List any other accessible equipment you may have e.g. vibrating alarm clock. None
Bathroom and separate WC
Is there level access from the bedroom to the bathroom? 2 steps down
2 left turns to bathroom and toilet
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Westfield Farmhouse, Seahouses, Northumberland NE68 7UR
Telephone: 01665 721380 Email:stay@staynorthumbria.co.uk www.staynorthumbria.co.uk
Access Statement
Old Post Office Cottage
Powburn
What is the clear door opening width, taking in account any obstacles? 600mm
Describe the shower - is it separate or over the bath? over bath
What is the height of the WC from floor to seat? 420mm
What is the height of the washbasin? Is there clear space underneath the
sink i.e. no pedestal?
80mm
waste pipe
no pedestal
What types of taps are on the washbasin and bath? e.g. lever. Normal classic taps
Give details of what support/grab rails are fitted where e.g. bath, shower,
WC.
None
How well lit is the room? Well lit with ceiling lights
Describe the colour contrast of the floor, walls, doorways. Bathroom has a wood door and floor
with blue tiled walls
Toilet has dark wood floor and light
coloured walls
Describe the floor surface. Bathroom has laminate flooring
Toilet has wood stripped floorboards
Garden
Describe the garden area that guests have access to e.g. patio and lawn. Mainly loose gravel with small lawn
State whether these areas are flat/undulating, stepped (details) etc. Give
details of what seating is available.
Mainly level
2 chairs, bench seat & table
What is the width of footpaths? 1200mm
Describe the surface of the footpaths e.g. level/firm/uneven/is gravel used? Loose gravel & paving
Additional Information
Describe any facilities, equipment or services you offer not detailed above. None
Assistance dogs, it is illegal to refuse to accept working assistance dogs.
What facilities are offered to assistance dogs e.g. run area, water bowls?
Can be discussed with the owner
What internet access is available? Is this charged for or is it free? Mobile
phone reception?
Free unlimited wifi
Poor mobile reception
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Westfield Farmhouse, Seahouses, Northumberland NE68 7UR
Telephone: 01665 721380 Email:stay@staynorthumbria.co.uk www.staynorthumbria.co.uk

Important - Please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 5:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.

Description

On the doorstep of Northumberland National Park and some of the best walks in the county, this traditional end of terrace country cottage, restored with all modern conveniences, is ideally located in Powburn to explore Northumberland from hills to coast.

Ten minutes driving north and you can explore Breamish Valley where there is a National Park information centre to help with any walks you may wish to attempt. Twenty minutes will take you to Rothbury, a village of great charm, with shops, pubs and restaurants. While you are there you could visit Cragside House and gardens which is a National Trust property.

Alnwick, the home of the Duke of Northumberland, is a fifteen minute drive away with the renowned Alnwick Castle and Alnwick Garden, created by the present Duchess, featuring the fantastic Tree House restaurant.

Back to the warmth and comfort of The Old Post Office Cottage to plan, with a wealth of places to visit, the next day's adventures! The cottage is a mix of old and new, having been renovated to a high standard.

Entrance

  • Enter through a small tiled porch into the compact hall
  • Access also through rear door to porch with bench and hanging space/boot store.

Kitchen

  • Range of floor and wall units with good work surface and storage
  • Electric cooker
  • Microwave
  • Fridge freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Convector heater
  • Crockery, cutlery, glasses, etc for up to 4 people
  • Range of pans and cookware
  • Window with views to garden

Dining area

  • Designated dining area in the kitchen with a table and four chairs
  • Window with views to garden

Lounge

  • Large atmospheric sitting room with tiled floor and stripped pine doors
  • Big, comfortable sofas, coffee table and bookshelves
  • Large wood burning stove
  • Freeview TV and DVD player

Bedroom & Bathroom

  • 1 Double bedroom with bedside table, lamp, cheval mirror, chest of drawers and wardrobe. Wood floor with rugs. Window giving views of the garden. Freeview TV
  • 1 Double bedroom with carpet, wardrobe with drawers, standard lamp and radiator. Standard size travel cot in this room.
  • Fully tiled bathroom with bath and overhead shower, laminated wood floor, mirror and radiator.
  • Separate WC.

Outhouse & storage

  • Fuel store
  • Outhouse with dryer (this is a small manoeuverable machine which can be taken into the house for use)
  • Storage space available suitable for cycles and leisure equipment

Entertainment

  • Freeview TV in sitting room
  • DVD player in sitting room
  • Freeview TV on one bedroom
  • Wi-fi

Outside Facilities

  • Off-road parking space for two cars
  • Front garden both gravel and lawn with shrubs
  • Garden furniture and BBQ

What's Included at Old Post Office Cottage

  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Cleaning materials
  • Welcome tray (incl a bottle of wine, enough tea, coffee etc to get you started, plus a box of biscuits, also juice if you have a child)
  • Heating and hot water from the wood burning stove (fuel supplied).
  • Electric heaters and immersion heater are available as an alternative.
  • Electricity, logs and coal
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Wi-fi
  • Telephone for incoming and emergency calls only. Mobile phone coverage in the village is limited but there is a public phone box opposite the cottage
  • Although the property is close to the road going through the village, it has full double glazing to minimise any possible noise

Children's Facilities

There are no specific facilities for children at The Old Post Office Cottage, but should you wish to bring your own travel cot there is room for it in Bedroom 2.

Special Notes & Conditions

Notes and Conditions

  • Although children welcome-regret cot and high chair not available
  • Although the property is close to the road going through the village, it has full double glazing to minimise any possible noise.
  • Garage and shop within half a mile
  • In the locality there is a children's play park and at the nearby garage/shop, you will find an Antique & Curios centre along with a cafe which makes for an interesting visit.

Reviews

Extremely clean. Very well equipped. We were very comfortable.

Mrs Katie B,

Location

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