Access Statement for Budle Haugh

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.

If you have any queries or require any assistance please phone 01668 214895 or email

Car Park

The car park is large and gravel. There is sufficient space for wheelchair access if guest park sensitively.

Entrance to Property

  • The door is 750mm wide
  • There is one step up to the cottage
  • The entrance is well lit with a light outside the front door and sodium lights lighting the path and car park
  • We can turn off the outside lights if you want to view the Dark Skies as we are Dark Sky friendly
  • The flooring is solid oak throughout, with the exception of the bathroom which is natural stone, and the bedrooms which are short pile carpet

Halls, Stairs, Landings, Passageways

  • There are no passageways or halls and stairs once inside the cottage
  • There are 2 steps down to the private enclosed walled garden accessed from the lounge

Dining Room

  • The cottage has an open plan lounge, downing room and kitchen
  • The solid wood round dining table and chairs seat 4
  • All chairs are moveable and there is space around the table although the cottage is compact
  • High chairs can be provided
  • There is lighting above the table and natural lighting next to it via a small converted cattle window


  • The kitchen is accessed directly from the front door and is open plan to the lounge and dining area
  • The worktops and sink are standard height from the floor, as is the range cooker hob
  • The fridge freezer has the fridge at the top

Bedrooms and Sleeping Areas

  • Both bedrooms are on the ground floor
  • There is one king size bed with small space around it – not accessible with a wheelchair at the sides
  • The twin room does not have sufficient space for wheelchair access from the side of the bed
  • Both bedrooms have natural light from a window
  • Both bedrooms have a ceiling light
  • Both bedrooms have bedside lamps
  • The beds are high quality sprung deep mattresses with memory foam toppers

Bathrooms, Shower-rooms and Toilets

  • Access to the bathroom is step free
  • A single step is needed into the shower
  • Toilet, bath and basin are all standard size and height


  • The paved and gravel garden is accessible from the lounge down 2 steps
  • There is an arch approximately 750mm wide to get into the main garden from the flat patio area
  • There is patio furniture in the garden and a children’s summer house and raised platform to view the river

Additional Information

  • All dogs are welcome
  • Mobile reception is poor but we provide a phone for free UK landline calls
  • The nearest walk in centres are in Alnwick and Berwick approximately 15 miles away each
  • The nearest A&E is The Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital approximately one hour drive away
  • The cottage welcome file has detailed information on all appliances
  • There are files in the cottage with local activities, events and places to see


Contact Information

Name and Address : Allison and Ian Joynson

Budle Haugh The Water Mill Budle Bay Croft Waren Mill Bamburgh Northumberland NE70 7EE

Telephone: 01668 214895