Access Statement for Old Orchard House, Middle Brooks, Street, Somerset BA16 0TU


Old Orchard House is a modern (mid 1980s) family home with three guest rooms (two double and one single) on the first floor. Access to the property is easy as we have a flat drive allowing cars to come within a few feet of the entrance. A low step 3 inches high gives access to the door which has a 6 inch high sill. The remainder of the ground floor is flat with no obstructions. There are 13 treads to reach the first floor which is level.


We can be phoned on 01458 442212 or emailed at and details seen on the website

Visitors can be picked up by arrangement from the nearest stations (a charge is made) or bus stop in Street. Buses for Yeovil, Taunton and Wells pass the house.

Street centre (1 mile) is reached in 4 minutes by car and 25 minutes on foot . The route is very gently sloping.

Guests with any serious mobility impairment should be accompanied.

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

Access is on a level, flat tarmac surface drive (with no obstructions/bumps) to the door. Car parking for 4 cars is immediately in front of the house. Bags will be carried for guests and any other necessary assistance given.

There are no kerbs.

Car parking area is automatically lit at night.

There is full rear access to parked cars.

Access is over a low step and threshold (see above).

Main Entrance, Reception

Access to the front only is via a side-hung door with cast iron door mat.

Side illumination at entrance at night.

Interior illumination is bright.

Access is normally from 4pm or earlier by arrangement.

Reception is at an open lit table in the entrance hall, with paper and pen.

Seating in the hall which is 6 x 14 feet. Stairs lead up to bedrooms.

All doors are mahogany coloured. Walls are light coloured.

Upstairs corridor is 4 feet wide.

Floor is level.

Additional keys are available.

Public Areas - Hall, Stairs, Landing, Corridors

Both floors are level.

Stairs (13 treads) lead up to first floor guest rooms.

Dogs are not taken.

There are no grab rails in the house.

Public Areas - Sitting room, lounges, lobbies

Guest facilities are on two floors.

Downstairs are lounge and breakfast/dining room. Both are spacious and well lit.

Latter gives access over threshold and 4 inch step to wide, flat, south-facing paved patio with seating.

Upstairs, via 13 tread carpeted staircase, 3 feet wide with hand rail) are three guest rooms and toilets.

All floors are carpeted.

All spaces are well lit.

All doors are mahogany coloured wood.

Public WCs

Toilets for guests are upstairs, one ensuite, the other off-corridor.

Both are spacious and carpeted.

No disabled special facilities.

Basins have 2 feet forward underspace.

Basin colours( grey, brown) contrast with surroundings.

Taps are non-lever.

Coat hooks near door in each bathroom.

Nearest public WC in Street centre.

Dining Room

Breakfast/dining room on ground floor.

Eating at single large table.

All seating 6 chairs (stable, four legs, shield backs).

No smoking in house.

Allergies/dietary requirements catered for by prior arrangement.

All waiter service.

WC available ground floor in emergency.

See Web site for sample menus. Evening meals provided by arrangement.

Grounds and Gardens

Large (one third acre) flat grassed garden with seats and paved patio, all facing south.

Trees and open land beyond.

Additional Information


No dogs taken.

Fire assessment showing audible fire alarm positions.

Evacuation via stairs and front or if required via garage or side door.

Staff always available to assist.

No background music.

Owner has disability training.

Old Orchard House,
Middle Brooks
BA16 0TU

Telephone: 01458 442212
Grid reference: ST480351
Hours of operation: After 4pm or earlier by arrangement.
Emergency number: 01458 442212 or Mobile 07855666790

Local public transport numbers:
375 to Glastonbury/Wells or Taunton
377 to Glastonbury/Wells or Yeovil
Both stop within 50 yards of house.
Other buses stopping in Street centre can be met by arrangement.

Local accessible taxi numbers:
Lavers Private Hire 01458 841177 or
Malk's Taxis 07783 910455 or

We welcome your feedback to help us continually improve.

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Old Orchard House
Middle Brooks
BA16 0TU

+44(0)1458 442212

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