Access Statement

This access statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with access needs, but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our guests/visitors.


Access Statement for Little Barn



Little Barn is a converted stone barn which is 400m east of Ascott. It is detached and has a single track lane that passes it. The kitchen and sitting room over look grass fields.The access from the lane to the yard that adjoins the barn is slightly sloping gravel, the yard is concreted with a 25mm cotswold chip gravel path that leads to all three doors into the barn.

Little Barn can sleep up to 6 people in three rooms, the bathroom/toilet is on the first floor.

Please refer to our website where there are descriptions and photos of inside and outside of the barn and its surrounding area. We can email you specfic photos if you need them, please contact us for any further information.

We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any queries or require any assistance please phone 01608 684240 or email


  • Little Barn is 400 east of Ascott-the postcode point of Ascott is CV36 5PP.
    We will send you a local street map if needed with your booking form.

  • The nearest train station is Moreton in the Marsh(10 miles)-services from London Paddington-Oxford-Worcester. Banbury(12 miles) -services from London Marylebone-Bicester Birmingham New St. We can send you details of local taxi operators.


Key Collection, Welcome and Car Parking

  • Please collect the key from our house which is 80m east of the barn. Please contact us on 01608 684240 to let us know when you are coming. There is off road parking for three cars.


Entrance to Property

  • The Kitchen door is 700mm/27.5inches wide and has a threshold height of 110mm/4.25 inches.

  • The Hall door is 1030mm/40.5inches wide and has a threshold height of 90mm/3.5 inches.

  • There is a pair of french doors to the sitting room that are 1170mm/46 inches wide and has a threshold height of 100mm/4inches..

  • The yard is lit by two lights on PIR switches. If you let us know if you are coming after dark we will put the lights and heating on if needed to welcome you.


Halls, Stairs, Landings, Passageways

  • The whole of the ground floor of Kitchen/dining area, hallway and living room has a flagstone floor, that in places is slightly uneven due to the cement grouting between each "flag"

  • The doorway in between the kitchen to the hallway is 730mm/28.5inches wide.

  • The doorway in between the hallway to the sitting room is 760mm/30 inches wide.

  • There is a BT land line phone in the hallway.

  • The living room has two rugs on the flagstone floor.

  • There is a staircase that leads off the sitting room to the first floor there are initially 6 steps then turn two larger steps turn left handed and then another 4 steps that go to the landing. The stairs are carpeted in short pile carpet and the stairs are 850mm/336.5inches wide with an individual tread height of 200mm/8.5 inches. The depth of the rising tread is 255mm/10 inches.

  • There is a handrail to the stairs on the left hand side which is 940mm high/37 inches with over head lighting.


Sitting Room/Lounge

  • The sitting room/lounge is situated on the ground floor with level entry from the hallway.

  • The door opening to the lounge is 760mm/30inches wide.

  • The room has a mixture of seating with sofas and a armchair with non-feather cushions , together with a low coffee table.

  • There are two sofas and an armchair that have a seat height of 450mm/17.75 inches.

  • Furniture can be moved.

  • There is a widescreen digital television with remote control, subtitles, and a DVD player.

  • The flooring is stone flagstones

  • There is a curtained recess off the hall way. The width between the two wooden posts to this is 730mm/28.75ins wide. It has a chest of drawers, stone flagstone floor, and has over head lights and a tall floor mounted spot lamp. There is a sofa (the height of this is 500mm/19 inches).


Dining Room

  • There is a pine six seater dining room table in the Kitchen with six pine chairs.

  • The table height is 760mm/30 inches. The chair height is 440mm/17.5 inches.

  • The floor to "under table height"(the amount of knee-lower leg room) is 620mm/24.5 inches.

  • There is free space around the table.

  • There are six Chairs (all moveable) – they have no arms.

  • Lighting is natural daylight with over head lighting and spotlamps.



  • The kitchen/dining area is situated on the ground floor with step free, level access from the hallway. It has a stone flagstone floor.

  • The door openings to the kitchen from both the hallway are 750mm/29.5ins wide.

  • The door of the oven drops down and the handle ( when the door is closed)is 700mm/27.5ins above the floor. The lowest shelf in the oven is 410mm/16 inches. The hob is 940mm/37ins above the floor.

  • The Worktop and sink are 910mm/36ins above the floor.

  • There is a Fridge/freezer, highest shelf in fridge 850mm/33.5ins, the lowest shelf in the fridge is 300mm/12 inches.

  • There is a freezer above , the height of the lowest shelf is 1100mm/43 inches.


Bedrooms and Sleeping Areas

  • Upstairs there is a bedroom 1 with a kingsize bed,the height of this bed is 600mm/23.5ins. The floor is carpeted with short pile carpet and the door from the landing is 760mm/30ins wide-There are wall lights and bedside lights.

  • Bedroom 2 has two single beds, the height of these beds is 685mm/27ins. The floor is carpeted with short pile carpet and the width of the door from the landing is 750mm/29.5ins wide. There are wall lights and bedside lights.

  • All bedrooms offer good colour contrast between the floor, walls and doors, short pile carpet, non-feather bedding.


Bathrooms, Shower-rooms and Toilets

  • The bathroom/toilet is on the first floor with a door width of 700mm/30.25 inches.

  • The bath is enamelled steel with a power shower fitted over the tap end.

  • It has a vinyl floor and has overhead spotlights.

  • The Toilet -with seat-420mm/16.5inches high.

  • The Wash basin 800mm/31.5inches high.

  • The edge of the bath is 560mm high/21.75 inches

  • There is a removable rubber bath mat for use when using the shower


Additional Information

  • Outside attached to the barn is a boiler shed that has a small chest freezer and a tumble drier.

  • Trained assistance dogs are welcome at no extra charge.

  • There is conventional oil fired central heating with radiators in all rooms fitted with thermostatic radiator valves

  • All areas in the cottage have good colour contrast between the floor, doors and walls. Generally, doors and doorframes are dark wood and walls are light in colour.

  • The mobile phone reception can be poor but Orange is the best coverage

  • The nearest General Hospital with an A&E unit and walk in NHS is 12 miles away in Banbury and the nearest Doctor’s surgery is 4 miles away. Further information is in the welcome folder.


Contact Information

Address (Inc postcode):
The Acorns, Ascott, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire. CV36 5PP

01608 684240


Hours Of Operation:
All year around”

Four Star accommodation

Four Star self catering

From December 2017 Little Barn has been awarded “Four stars” by Visit England.


Little Barn