For Little Gidding B&B, Ebrington,
Gloucestershire GL55 6NL
Our Access Statement is a written, clear and accurate description of our current facilities and services and helps to manage our guest’s expectations when they consider staying with us.
We aim to provide all our guests with a comfortable and memorable stay in our two bedroom bed and breakfast home.
Our website (Cotswold Bed and Breakfast B&B, www.ebrington.com) has details of all our facilities, our current room rates, special offers and local attractions.
A summary of our current facilities is that Little Gidding is a large detached stone built house in a small traditional Cotswold village, set well back from a secondary road. It has a large garden both front and rear and backs onto open countryside with extensive countryside views. It has individual houses on both sides but none of the bedrooms are overlooked and all have rear countryside views.
All two guest bedrooms are double rooms with en-suite bathrooms on the first floor and are all accessed by a flight of stairs with a 360 degree turn.
We were awarded a Visit England Quality in Tourism Rating of Four Star Gold Award for exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service which is current for the Membership Year 2011/2012 and was awarded in August 2011.
We were also awarded the Visit England Breakfast Award in August 2011.
We came out of the Tourism Rating Scheme in 2013 as we no longer provide accommodation on a commercial basis.
Little Gidding is a no-smoking house in accordance with current legislation and smoke alarms are installed in every bedroom.
If you have any specific questions about any part of the content of this Access Statement you can contact us using the “Enquiry Form” on our website or by phone or email. All our contact numbers are included at the end of the Statement.
Directions to find Little Gidding by car are included on our website.
Bus transport is very limited in Ebrington but there are main services from Stratford upon Avon that put down in Chipping Campden and from Oxford that put down in Shipston on Stour, and, by special arrangement, we can meet guests at these locations.
The nearest main line train station is Moreton in Marsh with regular services from and to London, Heathrow, Oxford and Worcester. By special arrangement we can meet guests off the train at Moreton in Marsh.
Arrival and Car Parking Facilities
We are set back off the secondary road that goes through Ebrington village from Chipping Campden to Shipston on Stour.
Our driveway has “Little Gidding Bed and Breakfast” oval signs on the walls on both sides of drive entrance which are clearly visible from the road in either direction. The driveway is up a minor slope, which is lit at night and cars can drive up to the house.
The is a guest parking area for up to five cars, which is signed, immediately in front of the house and ample room to turn these cars around to go back down the drive. The surface is level, flat and mainly gravel but drop-offs can be made on the paved area if required.
The parking area and the house front door are lit at night. Assistance with luggage is always offered to guests.
Normal arrival time is any time after 15.00 but special early arrival arrangements can be made if required.
Main Entrance and Reception
The front door is approached through an oak porch with a glazed door with one small step. The front door has one step 15cm high and is 81cm wide.
The entrance is straight into the reception area which has a wooden floor and a non-slip rug and a seat.
All guests are asked to sign their pre-printed booking form. Car registration numbers are recorded and non-UK residents are asked to provide their passport numbers.
All the facilities are explained to the guests, they are shown the Guest Lounge and Dining Room and are then escorted to their room(s).
A bell is provided in Reception for Guests to call for assistance.
Public Areas – General (Internal)
All public areas have central heating, with individual room controls and are well lit with low energy bulbs wherever possible.
The Guest Lounge and Dining Room are both on the ground floor with no steps.
The Guest Lounge is carpeted throughout and has large sofas and easy chairs. Guests are offered tea or coffee and home made cakes upon arrival and these are served in the Lounge (or outside if the weather permits) after the guests have settled in their room.
The Guest Lounge and Dining Room contain a large selection of papers(national and local), books, maps and leaflets of local attractions.
The two bedrooms are all on the first floor and are reached by a wooden staircase which has eleven carpeted open treads, a central small landing area and turns through 360 degrees. The staircase is 81 cm wide and the individual treads are 20cm high. The staircase has a built in wooden handrail and balustrade throughout its rise.
All two guest bedrooms lead of a central landing area which has a wooden floor with a carpet runner. The landing area is 93cm wide at it’s narrowest point. There are no other steps to the bedrooms.
Public Areas – WC
All two bedrooms have their own en-suite facilities but there are no public downstairs toilets.
Breakfast is served in the Dining Room or outside if weather permits. The Dining Room has a wooden floor and the entrance door is 74cm wide on the level
All guests are served at one central refectory table which is extendable to seat six persons comfortably. The table surface is 75cm high with an underspace of 69cm and has no legs at each corner but a central plinth running down it’s full length. All Dining Room chairs are without arms although chairs with arms can be provided.
Menus can be provided in large print and all dietary requirements can be catered for (all guests will be asked if they have any special requirements in advance)
A full and extensive breakfast choice is available and everything is cooked to order using local produce wherever possible and some fruit and vegetables grown in our own garden.
A daily national paper is provided on all days except Sunday and weekly local papers are available from Thursday onwards. There are also available a number of current periodicals.
Guests may use our laundry and ironing facilities upon request.
There is no shop in Ebrington village. The nearest shops are in Chipping Campden which is two miles away. We can provide most emergency supplies such as toothpaste or razors upon request.
Large garden at both front and back with plenty of seating and extensive countryside views (see separate Grounds and Garden Section)
All two bedrooms are on the first floor and all have a secure lockable door(s).
All two bedrooms are carpeted and their bathrooms have cork tiled floors and all beds can be accessed from both sides.
Anti Allergy bedding is available upon request (All guests will be asked if they have any special requirements in advance)
All two bedrooms have the following standard facilities:
A Little Gidding Guest “Useful Information” Book
WIFI access on a local network
Tea and Coffee making facilities
Bottles of still water – replaced daily
Chocolates – replaced daily
Biscuits – replaced daily
Face tissues & Vanity Pack
Notepad and Pen
A selection of books and magazines
HD Ready Flat Screen TV with remote control
IPod Docking Station and Alarm Clock
Cold Air Fan
Hot Air Heater
Bedroom 1 The Green Room (Bedroom)
The Green Room is a large room with a King Size double bed and en-suite step-in shower, bath and WC facilities. It also has it’s own separate private entrance with a flight of stone steps.
The main door is 74cm wide on the level and the private entrance door is 81cm wide with a 3cm high door sill. There are twelve steps on the private entrance stairs and their minimum width is 79cm. From the base of the staircase to the guest car park is all on the level with a gravel base and the whole area is lit at night with the external lights being controllable from the Bedroom if required.
The Room size is 610cm wide x 355cm deep approx. and is fitted out with a full range of bedroom furniture including a small table, a comfortable two seater sofa and an armchair. The Room has views to both the front and rear of the property.
Bedroom 2 The Blue Room (Bedroom)
The Blue Room is a large room with a Super King Size double bed and en-suite step-in shower and WC facilities. The main door is 68cm wide and the inner door is 74cm and both entrances are on the level.
The Room size is 630cm wide x 360cm deep approx. and is fitted out with a full range of bedroom furniture including a small table and a comfortable two seater sofa and an armchair.
The Room has views to the rear and side of the property.
Bathroom 1 The Green Room
The Green Room has en-suite step-in shower, bath and WC facilities.
The entrance door is 74cm and on the level.
The step-in power shower cubicle has an external step of 23cm and an internal edge of 12cm high. There are no grab-rail or seat facilities in the shower cubicle.
The external bath edge is 54cm high and the bath has two internal grab handles.
The pedestal wash basin has a curved front and is 82cm high.
The toilet is 41cm high. There is no free-space to either side of the wash basin or toilet. The Bathroom has views to the front of the property.
Bathroom 2 The Blue Room
The Blue Room has en-suite step-in shower and WC facilities.
The entrance door is 73cm wide and on the level.
The step-in power shower cubicle has an external step of 11cm and an internal edge of 9cm high. There are no grab-rail or seat facilities in the shower cubicle.
The pedestal wash basin has a curved front and is 82cm high. There is no clear under space as the space is taken by a fitted towel rail.
The toilet is 41cm high. There is no free-space to either side of the wash basin or toilet. The Bathroom has views to the front of the property.
Local Footpaths – A selection of countryside walks starting and ending at Little Gidding are included in the “Useful Information” Book. The walks are of varying distance and type of countryside and have been produced to cater for all abilities whilst introducing guests to the stunning local Cotswolds countryside and also visiting some of the local attractions en-route such as Chipping Campden, Ilmington, Hidcote Manor Garden and Kiftsgate Court Gardens.
Long Distance Footpaths -The Cotswold Way starts from Chipping Campden and the Heart of England Way, the Monarch’s Way and the Diamond Way all pass by within two miles of Little Gidding.
Pick up and drop off to the nearest points on any of these Long Distance Routes can be arranged
Packed Lunches and OS Maps can be provided for these walks and Guided Walks by your hosts, both local and throughout the Cotswolds, can be arranged.
In 2007 the Daily Telegraph Gardening identified the 50 best gardens to visit that summer. That list will not have changed and six of them are within an easy drive of Little Gidding. “Inspirational, uplifting, educational or simply gorgeous – these gardens should not be missed.” In particular Hidcote Manor Gardens and Kiftsgate Garden are both only two miles away.
Little Gidding is centrally situated for touring the Cotswolds, Shakespeare Country, Warwick, Cheltenham, The Vale of Evesham and the counties of Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire and these areas include many Castles, Country Houses & National Trust Properties. Brochures and details of all these attractions are available to guests and your hosts can give personal recommendations about most of them as well as suggesting a circular route to include some “hidden attractions”
Little Gidding is centrally placed for a theatre outing to Stratford on Avon Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres, Chipping Norton Theatre, Cheltenham Everyman, Oxford, Birmingham and Warwick University Arts Centre.
Other local Attractions
Bourton on the Water – Birdland, Model Village and Motor Museum
Stow on the Wold
Moreton in the Marsh
Cotswolds Farm Park of Adam Henson fame
Compton Verney – Warwickshires award winning art gallery
Broadway Tower Country Park
Heritage Motor Museum at Gaydon
Golf, Horse Riding and cycling can be booked locally.
Course and fly fishing
Steam railway, model railway
Markets, Antiques, art galleries and exhibitions, craft centres
Cathedrals, churches, abbeys, country houses, castles, manor houses, farms and barns
Grounds and Gardens
Little Gidding has a large garden at both front and rear. The rear garden backs on to open countryside and guests are encouraged to relax in the garden. There are plenty of seats, most with extensive countryside views.
The access to the garden from the Dining Room is through double doors with a 24cm high step down on to a paved patio area. The garden can also be reached by going out of the front door and then around the sides of the house on the level. The paths are a mix of paving and gravel and there are three sets of two stone step steps in the garden. The garden is a mix of lawns and herbaceous borders on two levels with a water feature and a primula area.
There is also a sunny paved patio area alongside the house which contains a set of garden furniture and can seat at least ten persons.
There is very patchy mobile phone reception in Ebrington and you may have to stand in the front garden to make a call. We cannot accommodate pets although we will make special arrangements for guide dogs.
In the case of an emergency our guests can be evacuated through the following doors, Front Door, Rear Dining Room Patio Doors, Rear Lounge Door, Rear Office Patio Doors, Side Door or Green Room Private Access Door. Emergency and Fire instructions are clearly available in each bedroom and the landing has two emergency lights at waist level which can also be used as torches and which will continue to provide light in the event of a power failure. The Stairwell has an Emergency Light in the ceiling which has a battery standby in the event of a power failure.
Departure time is circa 11am and you are welcome to sit on the patio or in the garden on your departure morning to soak up that last little bit of that Little Gidding special atmosphere before you leave.
Address: Tony and Jenny Boyse, Little Gidding, Ebrington, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire GL55 6NL
Telephone: + 44 (0) 1386 593302
Mobile: + 44 (0) 7968 232854
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We welcome all feedback, especially during your stay with us. Whilst all the rooms are checked daily please do tell us if a light bulb has failed or you cannot get the television to work – we know how annoying these type of things are and how they spoil your stay.
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Planned Maintenance and Decorating Programme through 2015