Access Statement For Garden Cottage


Garden Cottage is a B & B offering 2 ensuite rooms(shower) on the lst floor of the house.


• There is a house phone and the owner can be contacted by mobile phone also.
• There is no local taxi service. There is a limited bus service.
• The nearest mainline station is Charlbury to Oxford/Paddington 6 miles away.
• The cottage is minimum 15 minutes walk from the village, but 5 minutes to pub.

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

• There is parking for 2 visitor’s cars.
• The driveway is gravel.
• The front entrance has a lip over which visitors step.

Main Entrance & Reception

• The hallway is small with an open staircase of 12 steps going straight up to the landing to the rooms.
• There is a built in reception area for signing in.
• There are no computer/fax facilities in this establishment.
• The hall is well-lit and there is no piped music.
• Guests staying have there own keys in and out of the house.

Public Areas – General (Internal)

• There are no lifts, automatic doors or public sitting areas, no escalators at Garden Cottage.
• The flooring is wooden laminate in the hall, dining area and kitchen. The stairs are wood.
• Garden Cottage does not accept pets of any kind.
• The breakfast area has seating for 4 guests comfortably.
• The doorways are 28″ wide.

Public Areas – WC

• Not available.

Restaurant / Dining Room, Bar & Lounges, Take Away & Cafe

• There is none of the above at Garden Cottage.


• Not available.


• There is no shop at Garden Cottage.

Treatment room/s

• Not available.

Leisure Facilities

• None.

Outdoor Facilities

• Guests have their own private patio area with table, chairs and sun parasol in the summer months.  Access to this is via the gravel driveway and then across a small lawn area.  The patio is constructed of paving stones.

Conference & Meeting Rooms, Banqueting, Clubs, Entertainment

• None available.


• There is a smoke alarm on landing immediately outside bedrooms.
• TVs have remote controls, but not teletext.
• There are no phones, electric beds, recliners etc.
• The door widths are 28″ everywhere.
• The rooms are both on the first floor with no lift access, just stairs.
• The flooring is carpet.
• There are no fridges and no room service.
• The rooms are very near the reception area and the front door exit.

Bathroom, Shower-room & WC [Ensuite or Shared]

• There are 2 shower rooms en suite with standard shower trays and single shower heads in each.
• There is overhead lighting plus shaver socket units over basins with extra light.
• The bathrooms are carpeted.
• There are no hoists, or support rails.
• There are heated towel rails in each room.
• There are no alarms in the bathrooms.
• The doors are solid with no glass.
• There are opening velux windows in each bathroom.

Self-Catering Kitchen

• Not available.

Caravans, Holiday Homes & Twin Units

• Not applicable.

Touring Facilities (Holiday Parks)

• There are no theme parks locally.
• There are no coach tours nearby.

Boats – Narrow Boat, Cruiser & Hotel Boat

• Not applicable.

Attractions (Displays, exhibits, rides etc.)

• There are many leaflets outlining local attractions.  These are only available in normal sized print.
• There are 2 local Visitor Information Centres in the area, namely, Burford (4m), and Witney (10m)

• The Cotswolds have many attractions for tourists and regular up-dates on local events are received by the Owner for placement in the rooms.  These are in standard print.

Grounds and Gardens

• As above.
• Garden Cottage has a small garden, part of which is set aside for the sole use of guests and is completely private for them.  They approach it via the gravel drive and across some lawn.  The patio is paved with table and chairs for the guest’s convenience.

Additional Information

• The Cotswolds is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and as such, attracts many people wishing to roam the countryside.  This can be done directly from Garden Cottage.  The village offers 3 different pubs for dining, plus a local shop which sells newspapers etc.  Most attractions are within a 30 minute drive.  Oxford and Cheltenham are approx. 20 miles away and Stratford upon Avon, approximiately 30 miles.

Contact Information

• Address: Garden Cottage, Fiddlers Hill, Shipton under Wychwood, Oxon. OX7 6DR
• Telephone: 01993 830640 & 07803 399697
• Email:
• Website:
• Hours of operation: 9am – 6.30pm
• Emergency number: n/a
• Local carers: n/a
• Local equipment hire companies: n/a
• Local public transport numbers: n/a
• Local accessible taxi numbers: n/a
• 07803 399697

Future Plans

• None

Access Statement Created on: 02/07/2012