Byre Access Statement
- The nearest train station is Carmarthen. Great Western operate several direct trains from London Paddington travelling through Reading, Bristol, Cardiff and Swansea. Average journey time is 4 hours. From elsewhere in the UK, direct services to Swansea (20 min from Carmarthen) go from Manchester, Birmingham and Portsmouth Harbour. In addition, Virgin Trains run a twice-daily service between the North East of England and Swansea, via Birmingham.
- Services ‘460’ and ‘461’ leave from the bus and train stations in Carmarthen and travel along the A484 to the top of our lane in Rhos. Ask the driver to stop at the Lamb Inn in Rhos and it is either a 30 minute walk from there to Ceridwen or a short drive to be picked up.
- Visit http://www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk/attached_files/transport/timetables for the timetables.
Distance to Nearest Town
- Newcastle Emlyn is 6.5 miles and takes 10 minutes by car or 15 minutes by bus. Our village of Drefach Felindre is 1 mile away, within 20 minutes walking distance and has local amenities.
Details of delivery of provision
- We can pick up milk, bread and supply seasonal veg and eggs.
Provision for Dogs
- We welcome one well-behaved dog in the Byre at a small extra charge. You can walk your dog in the fields (providing there is no livestock at the time). The Byre has grassy areas immediately outside but these are not fenced.
Mobile Phone Reception
- Coverage is generally patchy and outside is best – in the lane or the back of the sileage bay.
- There is Wi-Fi in the Byre.
Arrival and Car Parking
Distance from parking space to the entrance
- Any parking space is a minimum of 1 metre. There is space for one car immediately outside the Byre.
Route from parking space to entrance
- If parking in the main farmyard area, a gentle concrete slope leads you to the main entrance. Approach the door by a paved ramp or two steps up of 15cm and 18cm. There are two outdoor lights.
- The main entrance is through French double doors that open to 168cm width and into the living/dining area.
- There are two exterior lights either side of the door.
- There are two further doors at the side, one of 136cm width, and the other of 78cm width and both an 8cm step up.
- There is central heating throughout and a wood-burning stove in the ground floor living area.
- All walls are magnolia, all skirting and doors are natural oak colour. All upstairs rooms are natural oak flooring. All ground level flooring is tiled slate or beige catering grade lino. See variation for the kitchen.
- The living areas, main hallway and landing are lit by LED spot bulbs and uplighters. There is lots of artifical light here. Bedrooms have a central light and bedside lamp and there is 100w of light in all bedrooms. The kitchen has six LED spots in the ceiling.
- The door from the living/dining area to the hallway is 78cm wide. The hallway is 89cm wide. If accessing the Old Dairy, there are four 16cm steps up. The door to the bathroom is 73 cm wide. The door to the kitchen is 78 cm wide.
- There is a flight of 12 steps from the living area to upstairs. The upstairs landing area is a gallery style and is 73cm wide. The doors to the two bedrooms are 72 cm wide. The door to the bathroom is 65 cm wide.
- There is a large three-quarter segment window above the flight of stairs.
- The large ground floor living area is tiled slate floor and consists of three sofas, coffee table, 28 inch flatscreen TV with remote control, teletext and DVD player and a tall circular wood-burner at the side of the room. The dining area is at one end.
- There are double glazed French double doors at the living end of the living/dining area (total width of 136cm) and to the side (the main entrance).
- The kettle is not cordless.
- The large floor area is catering grade lino.
- The work surfaces are stainless steel and 83cm high.
- The fridge is tall larder style.
- There is a gas cooker (height 89cm) comprising of 4 gas rings and two ovens with grill. The oven doors open downwards and the grill door also drops down.
- The dining area is at one end of the living/dining area.
- The rectangular table is 76cm high with 12 wooden dining chairs.
- There are two bedrooms off the gallery landing, along the side of the cottage and above the ground floor hallway, bathroom and kitchen. All bedrooms have natural oak flooring with good contrasting against magnolia walls.
- All bedroom doors are 74cm wide.
- The first bedroom off the landing has two single beds and one bunk bed.
- The second bedroom on the landing has three single beds.
- Bedding is hypoallergenic polyester fibre duvets and pillows.
- All beds are standard single. Two single beds in the second room can be linked to make a super king size bed.
- There is a minimum of 60cm gap to get into bed.
- There is one ground floor shower room off the main hallway with a door width of 71cm and tiled slate flooring. The shower door opens to 43cm wide.
- There is one shower room upstairs with a door width of 80cm and natural oak flooring. The shower door opens to 57cm wide.
- All bathrooms have LED spots with additional lighting by the sink and mirror. There is a shaver point downstairs.
Garden & Grounds
- The immediate garden area is accessible through the French doors at the end of the living area. It is a gravel patio area enclosed by a slate wall, leaving one side open. The garden boundary isn’t dog or child-proof.
- There is also a level grassy platform opposite the Byre, bordered part by a small hedgerow but surrounded by a steep incline down into Ceridwen garden.
- There is also a level, walled garden opposite the Byre and adjacent to the grassy level platform, accessed by a shallow slope down or two steps.
- A sloping field is to the side of the walled garden.
- There is an outdoor wooden dining set for 6 on the gravel patio area and there is a picnic bench on the grassy platform. The walled garden is surrounded by a flower-bed on all sides and a paved path along two. Herbaceous perennials, climbers and fruit trees make up the borders.
Adjustments to be Made
- We plan to install more hard paving to replace some gravel areas.
- We welcome enquiries from visitors with disabilities to discuss their individual requirements. Feedback is also gratefully received.
- Access statement prepared 27th January 2012