Access Statement


The Victorian Barn within Dairy House Farm is set within a 60 acre working beef farm in the Blackmore Vale.
 
The Victorian Barn & Dairy House Farm cottages are set at the end of a tarmac road; however this doesn't prove difficult for wheelchairs or other mobility vehicles. There is a gravel car park adjacent to the accommodation.
 
While the accommodation does not have an induction loop we will do our best to assist people who are hard of hearing. All information that might be needed during your stay at The Victorian Barn, Dairy House Farm is written in our Welcome Leaflet and Information Booklet that can be found in each property.
 
Safety is important to us at Dairy House Farm therefore a 10mph speed limit applies throughout. Clearly marked speed humps are also present.
 

Accommodation

 

The Victorian Barn & Dairy House Farm cottages have 11 Houses, Apartments, Cottages & Lodges.  Three of which are two bedroom apartments that has ground floor bedrooms which can accommodate the less able.
 
All other Houses, Apartments & Cottages are accessible from the ground floor excepting the Hayloft which is accessible via an external spiral staircase and The Victoria Suite which is a first floor Apartment. All properties are most suited to those with reasonable mobility.
 
The Victoria Suite, Helena House, Leopold House and Beatrice House are four bedroom Houses, with first floor bedrooms. The Granary is a two bedroom House with a ground floor shower room with WC, with first floor bedrooms. The Hayloft is a first floor two bedroom Apartment. The Brye is a ground floor two bedroom Apartment. Jasmine & Plumtree Cottages are three bedroom properties with first floor bedrooms.  The Lodge & The Stable are two bedroom ground floor properties.
 
No pets are able to stay in our Houses and Apartments.   Pets allowed only in The Lodge & The Stable.
 

Facilities

 
The swimming pool with gym and sauna is to the north of The Victorian Barn and access is gained via a level paving stone path. The hot tub is on the side of the wooden building opposite the grass lawn area. There is also an outside toilet adjacent to the hot tub.
 
The children's play area is on a grass lawn away from the main drive, within easy reach of all the accommodation.
 
Access to the fishing lakes is 180 metres down a lane; therefore not easily accessible for wheelchairs. Parking for up to 10 cars is available at the lakes so vehicles can be driven.
 

Access to the Local Area

 
There isn't a frequent bus service from the village of Woolland into the town. More information on this can be found from the Tourist Information Centre in Blandford Forum. There are taxi services; all the information can be found in the information pack in each Houses, Apartments, Cottages & Lodges.
 

General Information

 
All colour schemes throughout the accommodation have been designed to provide peace and tranquility. There is good Heritage signage to the barn.  Mobile phone coverage for Vodafone, Orange, O2 and T-Mobile networks is limited. WiFi throughout the Houses, Apartments and Cottages. WiFi is unavailable in The Lodge and The Stable.
 
Wheelchairs can be hired from the British Red Cross in Dorchester and delivery to Dairy House Farm can be arranged.
 
If you require any further information on anything mentioned in this access statement, then please do not hesitate to contact us on 01258 817501.
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