Access Statement for Froxfield Cottage:
Froxfield Cottage is a traditional three bedroom former quarryman’s cottage built in approximately
1850, situated on the outskirts of Langton Matravers. It is located along a footpath that runs in front
of a terrace of cottages. It is a non-smoking cottage to sleep up to 6 guests and is suitable for one small well-behaved dog.
We have tried to provide all the information you require in this statement but if you have any
further questions please contact us. We look forward to welcoming you to Froxfield Cottage.
Bookings/enquiries can be made via Dorset Holiday Cottages.
The nearest bus stop is at Capstan Field (approx 75metres up the hill, to Poole, or next to the post box opposite, to Swanage) The nearest train station is in Wareham 7 miles away; there are taxis available at the station. The nearest post office and shop is down the hill in the village centre, and supermarkets in Swanage 3 miles away. All the main supermarkets will deliver to the cottage if you wish to arrange.
Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
The property is located along a Purbeck stone path (approx 1m wide) that runs in front of a terrace of cottages, approx 25m from the main road (High Street). Please note that this path is uneven. Although there are street lights on the High Street, there is no lighting along the path but the front door has an external light on a time switch. It is suggested that if you are intending to arrive when dark that you bring a torch to ease your access. There is unrestricted on-road parking at the end of the row of cottages on the main road (25m).
Access & Main Entrance
The front door is 71cm wide and 198cm high & hinged on the right and opens onto the hall. The step and threshold is 18cm high. The light switches for the hall and exterior lights are by the front door on the wall to the left side.
The bathroom is accessed by a door on the right hand side of the hall 68cm wide and 197cm high.
The under stairs cupboard is straight ahead 70cm wide and 161cm high. The sitting room is to the
left of the front door. The sitting room door is 76cm wide and 186cm high.
There is an alternative back door entrance in the kitchen. This is accessed along the side of the property. Please note this is a shared right of way (approx 80cm wide) with the other cottages and be aware that Purbeck stone paving can get slippery when wet. The rubbish and recycle bins for the cottage are kept here. There are no external lights. There is a torch for guests use inside the cottage.
The Hall (85cm x 450cm)
6 Coat hooks. Elevated wooden cupboard containing the fuse box and electric meter. Fitted carpet with a large fitted doormat, wool carpet runner. Smoke alarm. Central heating thermostat. Lighting via a pendant light fitting. Under stairs cupboard containing vacuum cleaner, broom, high chair, and torch.
Bathroom (181cm x 204cm)
Door to bathroom (68cm x 196cm) hinged on right hand side with wooden knob and bolt. Bathroom comprises 69cm wide x 162 long bath (external measurements) with 9.5 kw electric shower over, hinged glass shower screen, standard height toilet, wash basin, large mirror, shaver point, pine cupboard, drawers and shelves , gas centrally heated towel radiator, ceiling lighting. The flooring is terracotta tiling. Opaque glass double glazed window. Extractor fan.
Sitting Room (331cm x 371cm)
The door (76cm x 186cm) is hinged on right hand size. There is one double glazed east facing window with wooden louvre blinds. There are 2 large sofas and a rattan occasional armchair with fabric cushioned seat with extra cushions and a throw for guests use. There is a pine coffee table and pine unit containing games and dvds. There are fitted shelves containing a wide selection of novels, guidebooks and maps. Lighting is via a ceiling pendant, an uplighter, and 2 table lamps. Fitted carpet as in the Hall. Gas central heating and additional log burner-effect electric fire. A television with freeview is provided with remote control, DVD player and remote control.
Kitchen (333cm x 480max)
The kitchen door (73cm wide x 180cm high) is hinged on the left hand side. Suffolk latch. There is a double glazed window with wooden venetian blind. Flooring is cushion vinyl. Double glazed back door (73cm x 195cm) hinged on the left hand side opens outwards. Step over threshold (20cm). Large fitted door mat. Cottage door to staircase.
Washing machine, freestanding gas cooker with overhead extractor fan (vented), fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and microwave. Gas combination boiler and central heating radiator. Ceramic butler-style sink. CD player/radio with selection of music and also children’s story cd’s. Shelves/cupboards/drawers with cutlery, crockery and glasses for 6 guests and plastic cutlery, plates and bowls for children. Selection of cookery books. Wide selection of table and cookware. Extendable dining table with 6 pine chairs. Pine Monks Bench with under-seat storage for shoes.
Carbon monoxide alarm, smoke alarm, fire extinguisher, fire blanket.
File containing instruction leaflets for all appliances etc in cottage.
Lighting via ceiling pendant over table, triple plate spotlight above washing machine, down lighter by back door.
Door (69cm x 200cm) from kitchen, hinged on left hand side, opening into kitchen. Suffolk latch. There are 12 stairs (risers of 20 cm and 22 cm deep) leading to the first floor. There is a rope hand rail on the left hand wall. The stairs, landing and 2 first floor bedrooms are fully fitted with a neutral carpet. Pendant ceiling light on landing. Smoke alarm. Fully inward opening window (37cm x 112cm) for emergency evacuation. Key on hook (180cm high) on architrave opposite window – window must be kept locked at all times to prevent being fully opened and key returned to hook. 3 horizontal banisters, top rail being 80cm from floor. Wall mounted mirror 26cm x 165cm. 76cm x 76cm step (22cm) up from landing to wooden cottage door (66cm x 180cm) leading to staircase to bedroom 1.
Bedroom 2 (470max x 331cm)
Door 74cm x 190cm hinged on left hand side . Suffolk latch. There is one curtained east facing double glazed window with opening fanlight and views across the village to the countryside and distant views of the sea. The double sized bed is Victorian-style black metal with chrome knobs with a fully sprung mattress. The duvet and 4 pillows are synthetic. There is 1 decorative pillow and a quilted bedspread. There are 2 bedside tables 70cm high with 1 drawer, and a pine wardrobe with drawer underneath. There are solid wood clothes/suit hangers. Pine chest of (2 over 3) drawers with wall mounted pine mirror above. One rattan/bamboo occasional chair with fabric cushioned seat. A hair dryer is provided. Lighting is via a pendant ceiling light with two bedside lamps and a table lamp on the chest of drawers. The floor covering is a fully fitted neutral carpet. Gas central heating radiator. En-suite toilet and hand basin with mirror above. Door (55cm x 190cm) hinged on left hand side, opens outwards into bedroom. Suffolk latch. Bathroom cabinet. Extractor Fan. Cushion vinyl flooring.
Bedroom 3 (333cm x 322cm)
Door (72cm x 189cm) hinged on right hand side. Suffolk latch. One curtained double glazed west facing window, opening fanlight. The 2 x 90cm single beds are Victorian-style black metal with fully sprung mattresses. There is a gap of 55cm between each bed. There is one bedside cabinet 60cm high with a cupboard and one drawer , a wooden chest of 3 drawers and full height fitted wardrobe with solid wood clothes/suit hangers and spare blankets. The cushions for the garden furniture are also stored here out of season. There is a wall mounted wooden framed mirror. Lighting is via a pendant ceiling light and a bedside light. Gas central heating radiator.
Bedroom 1 (470max x 363cm)
11 stairs riser 22cm depth 20cm, rope hand rail on left hand side. 3 vertical banisters, top rail at a height of 77cm from floor. Bedroom is triple aspect. One north facing double glazed window (opening fanlight) with roller blind and decorative full length lace panel. Two double glazed Velux roof windows with integral blackout blinds – one west facing, one east facing. Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Feature brick wall with 2 shelves, behind bed. Smoke alarm. King size bed gothic style black metal with fully sprung mattress. 2 glass topped bedside tables. Wall mounted mirror and black wrought iron half table under. Under eaves storage cupboards for hanging and shelving, containing ironing board, iron, clothes airer and travel cot. Solid wood clothes/suit hangers. Floorboards with oriental style rug at end of bed. Lighting via a pendant ceiling light and two bedside lights. Gas central heating radiator.
Grounds and Gardens
There is a right of way to the rear of the property (shared only with neighbouring cottage) accessed via the kitchen door, which leads to the front path. Rubbish and recycle bins for Froxfield only, kept here. There is an east facing garden (660 w x 930 long) with picket fence and gate access opposite the front door. The garden is fenced on 2 sides and a thick hedge in front of a low stone wall along the 4th side.Flower borders and paved areas with large Purbeck stone table and seating. There is a lockable garden shed containing additional garden seating, rotary washing line and assorted beach toys and windbreak.
Provision of fire fighting equipment. Mobile phone reception mixed dependent upon network.
Information folder placed in cottage.
Agents: Dorset Holiday Cottages 01929 481547 www.dhcottages.co.uk
Swanage Tourist Information Centre, The White House, Shore Road, Swanage, Dorset BH19 1LB 01929 422885 www.swanage.gov.uk/Tourist_Information.aspx