Vine Cottage details
Cosy sitting room with brick open fireplace
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
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,
Garden furniture and barbecue (provided)
Parking is available for two cars outside
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
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
We regret smoking is forbidden on the premises.
Access and fire statements are provided below.
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Access Statement for Vine Cottage, Stanhoe,
Vine Cottage is a traditional 19th
century, mid terrace, brick and flint former farmworkers' cottage in a quiet
unmade-up narrow lane in the centre of the village of Stanhoe.
There is no through traffic past the front door and the situation is peaceful
www.vinecottagenorfolk.co.uk gives details (with pictures) of our facilities,
local area, prices and a map of the location. Enquiries can be via the email
link from the site or by phone.
All enquirers are directed to our
website as above. Booking forms are emailed but can be also sent by post on
Payment is in advance as per the
instructions on the booking form; we regret that payment by card is not
All guests are sent arrival
instructions, directions and a sketch map.
Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
All guests are met personally at an
arranged time by our manager, who gives out the keys, shows guests round the
cottage and answers any questions.
The grass/gravelled car parking area
(will take 2 cars tandem) is immediately opposite the front door, a level
walk 10m across the lane, which has an uneven surface in places.
front door, immediately
opposite the car parking space, is under the trellis porch (with lantern
light). It is hinged on the left, dimensions 73cmWx160cmH and the doorhandle and keyhole are on the right, 94cm from groundlevel. Step over the door sill (4cmH) down into the
living room (drop 12cm). Light switches for the living room, porch and
upstairs are on the right. Immediately on the right is the bottom step of the
staircase (max 74x80cm) and then the newel post to the stairs, 85cm from the
front door; the max clearance between the opened door and newel post is 70cm.
Stairs and Landing
stairs rise from the living
room immediately to the right of the front door on entry, bottom stair as
The stairs rise in a straight line to
the first floor landing area which opens level on the left into the open-plan
main bedroom. The lowest head clearance is 185cm.
There are 9 wooden stairs, each
75cmWx25cmD, with a rise of 20cm between each. The stairs are open tread.
On ascent, there is ranch-style railing
on the left and a handrail on the wall on the right, both 90cm above the
At the top, mounted on the ranchstyle railing, is a safety strip light operated by a
At the bottom 1st tread, a wooden safety
gate is mounted on the righthand wall, hinged right
and opened back against the wall.
living room is all on one
level, carpeted in light green short pile wool-mix carpet. 2 nonslip mats are
placed just inside the front door. Lighting is by wall lights with a 2-way
switch beside the front door and next to the kitchen doorway.
On the wall opposite the stairs is a
protruding redbrick chimneybreast and hearth, with working grate and a small
rug in front of the hearth. In the alcove left is a digital TV with teletext,
DVD and video players each with remote controls and written instructions. The
alcove right has a built in bookcase with radio/CD player with remote control
and instruction book, books and maps, guides and tourist information
leaflets. A wooden chest is housed under the bookshelves, protruding 58cm
into the room. Childrens books and games are in the black cupboard
under the stairs.
There is a 2-seater sofa and 2 matching
armchairs, all fabric covered and moveable, and side table to the sofa with
The radiator is under the front window.
The doorway to the kitchen, in the wall
opposite the front door, is 68cmWx155cmH. There are 2 steps down into the
kitchen, 1st 7cm drop and 2nd 12cm drop.
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
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
All crockery and glassware is in the wall
cupboards and cutlery in the drawers. Kitchenware is in the floor
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.
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
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.
An ironing board is kept next to the
cupboard in the rear lobby, there is a freestanding/over bath airer in the bathroom and an iron in the bottom righthand drawer in the kitchen. In the cupboard under
the kitchen sink there is a small supply of washing powder and clothespegs. There is a washing line in the back garden approx 18m from the back door (beyond the trellis gate).
Bathroom, Shower & WC
The bathroom is entered from the
rear lobby on the ground floor by a sliding door (slides to left to open),
62cmWx190cmH. The bolt is on the right on entry, 108cm from floor. To the
left of the door on entry are 2 pullcords, the 1st
for the light/extractor fan and the 2nd for the shower.
The toilet is immediately to the left,
height of seat 43cm. Facing, the distance to the left is 16cm (to the wall),
to the right 65cm (to the bath). The flush button is central on the cistern.
The washbasin is to the right of the
toilet, 82cmH, under the window.
The bath is to the right of the basin
(on wall opposite door), 168cmLx69cmWx55cmH and there is a grab handle on
There is an electric power shower
wall-mounted over the tap end of the bath. There is a shaver point on the
right hand wall on entry 90cmH, above the radiator.
The flooring is non-slip adhesive
The main bedroom is
open-plan from the top of the stairs, max area between top of stairs, end
wall and newel post (landing) 80cmx78cm.
The bedroom is carpeted in light beige, shortpile wool-mix carpet, there is a central ceiling
light with switch at the top of the stairs on the right (2-way with switch by
front door) and bedside lamps on chests to each side of the bed. There is a
pine wardrobe and matching dressing table/chair.
The pine 4'6 double bed (height 50cm incl mattress) has a cotton/polyester-filled mattress
topper, non-feather pillows and duvet and all bedding is cotton rich with extra
The space to the left of the bed (as if
lying in bed) is 52cm up to the radiator and to the right of the bed 160cm to
100cm along the wall from the top of the
stairs is the wooden latched door to the 2nd bedroom, 50cmWx157cmH, hinged on
the right and opening back against the main bedroom wall.
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.
The light switch is on the left wall on
entry, lighting is by wall lights above the bedheads and there are bedside
lamps on chests to the side of each of the beds.
There are two 3' single pine beds on
opposite sides of the room, each 41cmH incl
mattress. Bedding is as for the main bedroom. Both beds are placed against a
side wall, distance between the beds is 190cm. Sloping ceilings give each bed
max height clearance 140cm and min height clearance 85cm from mattress.
The radiator is at the foot of the
right-hand bed on entry.
The back garden is accessed from the
back door in the rear lobby and is approx 30m long.
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.
The area from the back door to the lawn,
approx 4m is gravelled and has 2 protruding drains,
one on the back of the house and the other on the righthand
wall below the outside tap.
The garden is divided into 2 areas by a
flowerbed and trellis fence, with wooden gate 90cmWx105cmH, hinged right with
bolt fastening on top on left, under a trellis arch (90cmW) in the middle;
the area nearest the cottage is lawned, with the
oil tank on the righthand side (surrounded by
trellis fencing). The further area is natural under trees and shrubs (the
ground is very uneven) and dogs may be exercised here. There is a pond
immediately behind the rear fence of the property. Distance from the edge of
the gravelled area to trellis gate is approx 13m.
The garden is fully fenced; there is a
gate at the end of the lefthand side wall from the
back door which gives access and right of way across the back of the
adjoining 2 properties to a gate back into the lane (strictly for utilities
and emergency use only).
There is a garden bench under the front
window 1m to the left of the front door (facing the property) which faces
In the back garden, there is a
glass-topped round table, 4 folding chairs and
2 folding loungers with webbed plastic seats, kept in the plastic garden
store. There is a small portable barbecue (guests provide own charcoal);
grid, foil and Brillo pads for cleaning are in a
bag hanging on the hooks inside the back door, as is a garden umbrella.
The nearest shop and post office
is a Spar general store in Docking village, 2mls west on B1155.
There is a variety of shops and a petrol
station (not 24hr) in Burnham Market, 3mls
east on B1155.
Smoking is forbidden anywhere on the
A noticeboard with emergency information
is on the wall in the kitchen/diner.
In the living room, on the lowest
bookshelf and on top of the chest, are several display stands with tourist
information, a visitors' guide to the cottage and visitors' comments book,
and a fire notice is displayed on the back of the front door.
Pets are accepted by arrangement.
HAS BEEN PREPARED AS CAREFULLY AS POSSIBLE BUT ALL MEASUREMENTS/DIMENSIONS
STATED MUST BE REGARDED AS APPROXIMATE AND ARE FOR INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE
ONLY. THE OWNERS CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INACCURACIES UNDER ANY
print version available on request
We have an ongoing programme of
upgrading decor, fixtures and fittings for the comfort of our guests.
Contact Telephone and Email Address
We welcome your feedback to help us improve continually.
If you have any comments please phone 01737 832584 or email
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
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
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.
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
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
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
A notice giving advice of
what to do in case of fire is displayed on the back of the front door in the
The guest information book
gives further advice about emergency exits and safe
practices when using appliances or lighting the fire in the living room.
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.
Guests are reminded to
dispose of ashes safely and to use the fireguard provided.
A notice of emergency
telephone numbers is displayed in the kitchen together with directions to the
nearest public telephone box.
Hardwired smoke/heat alarms
are fitted downstairs and upstairs and the backup batteries are checked
regularly by the owners and manager.
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.
Battery torches are
available, one in the kitchen and one in the main bedroom.
Wastepaper bins in the
living room and bedrooms are made of metal.
wastebins are kept outside in the parking area,
well away from the building.
appliances, plugs and leads are regularly checked by the owners and manager
and replaced if there any signs of wear or other irregularity.
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.
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.
The owners and manager are aware of the dangers of
accidental fire and are committed to ensuring as far as possible that all
visitors are also aware and take reasonable precautions to prevent it.
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