Stanhoe ♦ Norfolk
Vine Cottage details
Cosy sitting room with brick open fireplace and beams
New cottage kitchen including ceramic hob, electric fan oven, microwave and dining area
Bathroom: WC, full size bath and shower
The cosy beamed sitting room with brick fireplace (for log fires in the winter) has freeview digital TV, DVD and video recorder, radio/CD player, and comfy cottage sofa and chairs. Bend your head as you pass through the little door into the well-equipped kitchen, with electric cooker, fridge freezer, microwave and dining area. Go on through the lobby, with door to the garden, to the bathroom and toilet.
Double bedroom with vaulted ceiling
Twin bedded room (please note: 2nd bedroom leads off 1st bedroom)
Both enjoy far-reaching farmland views
Travel cot/Z bed available on request (own bedding to be provided for travel cot)
Upstairs is a large vaulted double bedroom and, leading off through a latched door, is a twin bedded room with sloping ceilings. Both bedrooms have lovely views over the adjacent farmland.
Long, lawned garden, fully fenced
Garden furniture and barbecue (provided)
Parking is available for two cars outside front door
Outside in the garden, there is a table and chairs, two sun loungers and a small barbecue for those long summer evenings. Beyond the trellis fence and gate is the natural part of the garden where dogs can be exercised.
The cost of full central heating, hot water and electricity is included in the price of your stay, as is bed linen and teatowels. Children are welcome and a travel cot can be provided on request (but please bring your own bedding for this). Your well-behaved pet is also welcome, but downstairs only please! (there is a small additional charge).
We regret smoking is forbidden on the premises.
Access and fire statements are provided below.
Access Statement for Vine Cottage, Stanhoe, Norfolk
Kitchen/Diner and Rear Lobby
The kitchen/diner is entered from the doorway from the living room (see above). To the left of the doorway is the light switch; lighting is by spotlights/under cupboard lighting. The flooring is non-slip ceramic tiling.
Along the the right hand wall is the radiator and the dining area, with wooden oblong table and bench style seating.
Along the left hand wall is a fridge freezer (freezer at the bottom) then worksurface 190cmLx60cmDx92cmH, with 1 drawer/2 cupboards under. 3 wallcupboards and 2 open shelves are over the worksurface.
Opposite (under window) is a worksurface 235cmLx60cmDx92cmH with inset sink (lefthand drainer) with lever taps, and 4 drawers/2 cupboards under.
Across the end wall between the 2 surfaces above is a ceramic hob with oven under; the drop down oven door handle is 72cmH and easyclean hob 92cmH. The hob controls are on the right of the hob, the main cooker switch is to the right on the wall behind and the oven controls are above the oven door handle. Double electric sockets are mounted on the walls above the lefthand worksurface (2) and to the right and left of the sink. The switch for the extractor fan is next to the socket to the left of the sink. Instruction books for the appliances are in the 2nd drawer to the right of the sink with spare lightbulbs.
All crockery and glassware is in the wall cupboards and cutlery in the drawers. Kitchenware is in the floor cupboards.
Leading from the dining area, opposite the doorway from the living room, is the wooden door to the rear lobby and bathroom, hinged on right opening back into kitchen, the doorhandle on the left 100cm from the floor. The door sill between the kitchen and rear lobby is 12cmHx8cmW. A fire blanket is mounted on the wall to the left.
In the rear lobby, on the left wall are light switches for the lobby and outside the back door, then 4 coat hooks on which hang a broom and bag for barbecue. The floor is laminated oak boards.
On the left side of the lobby is the door to the back garden, 74cmWx192cmH, hinged on the right with the handle and keyhole on the left 124cm from the floor. The door sill is 13cmWx8cmH.
To the right of the door from the kitchen is an alcove for storing the vacuum cleaner and ironing board and then a built-in tank cupboard, the central heating/hot water programmer mounted on the side at 120cm from the floor and the fire extinguisher above.
Facing the door from the kitchen is the sliding door to the bathroom.
Bathroom, Shower & WC
bedroom is entered from the
main (door as above), down 2 steps, 1st step 17cm drop, 2nd 35cmW and 20cm
drop to floor and is carpeted with rosepink, short
pile wool-mix carpet.
There is an outside tap on the right wall from the back
door at 70cm from groundlevel for guests to wash
muddy boots and dogs.
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FIRE SAFETY RISK ASSESSMENT
Vine Cottage is a mid-terrace two-storey cottage built in the 19th century of brick and flint with a tiled roof. There are two external doors, at the front and back of the property, on the ground floor and the windows at front and rear, upstairs and downstairs, are mainly casement with key locks.
RISK TO STRUCTURE
There are no known combustible materials used in the structure of the building and so the risk of accidental fire occurring in the actual structure is very low. No gas is connected and the heating system is oil-fired with radiators, the oil tank being situated within compulsory safety regulatory distance from the building and the boiler being sited externally on the back wall of the property. The property was completely rewired in 2010 and a new consumer unit installed. There are no portable heating appliances. There is an open fireplace in the living room and the chimney is swept regularly.
DESCRIPTION AND POSSIBLE SOURCES OF RISK
Floor coverings are carpet to living room and bedrooms, with ceramic tiling in the kitchen and laminate/Marley flooring in rear lobby/bathroom.
a) Living Room
External door to front of property opens directly into the room and guests are advised to leave key in the lock when they are indoors. Fireplace has brick area in front of hearth and is protected by portable firescreen. Electrical appliances ( TV, DVD, video recorder, CD/Hifi unit, table lamps) are fitted with fused plugs and purpose-made extension leads are used if necessary. Casement window to front has key lock and can be opened wide for emergency exit if necessary; key is kept visible adjacent to the window but not in the lock for security reasons. Furniture complies with BS fire regulations. Hardwired smoke/heat alarm with backup battery is fitted on ceiling. Wooden staircase is open-plan to 1st floor.
Main bedroom is open plan to staircase, fireplace is not usable and plastered over. Electrical appliances (bedside lamps and hairdryer) are fitted with fused plugs. Bed and bedding comply with BS fire regulations. Casement window to front has key lock and can be used as emergency exit if necessary; key is kept visible adjacent to the window but not in the lock for security reasons. A torch is kept on the window ledge. The power consumer unit is in the cupboard next to the front window. Wooden door leads into 2nd bedroom, which has two casement windows with key locks which can be used as emergency exits if necessary, one window to ground level and one to flat roof over bathroom extension; key is kept visible adjacent to the windows but not in the lock for security reasons. Electrical appliances (bedside lamps) are fitted with fused plugs. Beds and bedding comply with BS fire regulations. Both bedrooms contain wastebins made of metal. A hardwired smoke/heat alarm with backup battery is fitted on the ceiling at the head of the stairs in the main bedroom.
All appliances, including the cooker (hardwired), are electric and fitted with fused plugs. The floor is surfaced in non-flammable ceramic tiling. Exit is either through the doorway to the living room or through the wooden glazed door to the rear lobby and external door to the back of the property. Guests are advised to leave the key in the lock of the back door when they are indoors. An all-purpose fire extinguisher is fitted on the side of the cupboard in the rear lobby and a fire blanket is mounted on the wall to the left of the door to the rear lobby. A torch is also kept on the kitchen shelf.
Exit is through the sliding door to the rear lobby and external rear door. The electric shower is double-insulated, installed by a qualified electrician and operated by a pullcord switch in the bathroom. There are no electrical sockets in the bathroom and lighting/extractor fan operates by means of a pullcord switch.
e) Rear Lobby
This contains external door to the property and guests are advised to keep the key in the lock when indoors. Side cupboard contains hot and cold water tanks and switch for immersion heater which cannot be accessed by guests. The heating/hot water programmer box is located on the outside of the cupboard. Coal and wood for the living room fire are kept in the lobby.
PERSONS USING THE PROPERTY
The property is let as a holiday rental and annually assessed by the Quality in Tourism scheme. Guests include couples and families with young children and babies, and their pets if applicable. Other visitors to the property include the owners, manager and his staff (cleaners) and any specifically appointed professionals eg electrician, builder etc.
ACTION TAKEN TO MINIMISE RISKS OF FIRE
1. A notice giving advice of what to do in case of fire is displayed on the back of the front door in the living room.
2. The guest information book gives further advice about emergency exits and safe practices when using appliances or lighting the fire in the living room.
3. Fuel for the living room fire is kept in the rear lobby; matches for lighting are kept out of reach of children on a top shelf in the living room.
4. Guests are reminded to dispose of ashes safely and to use the fireguard provided.
5. A notice of emergency telephone numbers is displayed in the kitchen together with directions to the nearest public telephone box.
6. Hardwired smoke/heat alarms are fitted downstairs and upstairs and the backup batteries are checked regularly by the owners and manager.
7. The property is no-smoking throughout and notice to this effect is displayed on the back of the front door, in the visitor information book and on literature and booking forms.
8. Battery torches are available, one in the kitchen and one in the main bedroom.
9. Wastepaper bins in the living room and bedrooms are made of metal.
10.Council wastebins are kept outside in the parking area, well away from the building.
11.Electrical appliances, plugs and leads are regularly checked by the owners and manager and replaced if there any signs of wear or other irregularity.
12.Any electrical work is carried out by qualified electricians and the oil-fired boiler is serviced regularly by an authorised technician; the chimney is regularly swept by an authorised chimney sweep.
13.The property is checked weekly inside and out by the manager for any defects; in the case of any being found, the owners are notified and appropriate action is taken as quickly as possible.