Access Statement

Although surrounded by peaceful woodland with views over farmland to Dartmoor we're surprisingly accessible, less than 2 miles from the A38 dual carriageway and 10 minutes from the end of the M5. Nearby is the small town of Chudleigh, useful for the essentials of post office, chemist, dentist, two doctors' surgeries and two mini-supermarkets. The larger market town of Newton Abbot is 8 miles with a Minor Injuries Unit at the NHS hospital and the city of Exeter 10 miles away, with NHS walk-in centre and full Emergency Department at the NHS Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital.

Information before you arrive

For full details and maps of how to reach us please see the How to Find Us page.
The nearest railway stations are Newton Abbot 8 miles and Exeter St David's 11 miles away. Taxis are available at the stations.
The nearest bus stop is 0.8 miles on the B3344 for buses to/from Newton Abbot the number 182 and to Exeter and Newton Abbot the number 39.
The lane between the bus stop and the cottage does not have a pavement and is a derestricted speed limit.

When you arrive

You are invited to arrive between 3 pm and 10 pm, when it is likely that someone will be here to greet you. A key will be left in the key safe if this hasn’t been possible or if you arrive after 10pm. There is plenty of parking on the gravelled driveway to the front of the house within 10metres of the cottage's front door, through which there is level access. Door width is 100 cm. This area is well lit at night by a dusk to dawn light and a motion sensor light. Both bedrooms are on the first floor, accessed by a steep staircase of 10 steps, average rise height of 20 cm with secure handrails on both sides.


Both bedrooms are accessed from the landing, with door widths of 72 cm.
Bedroom 1 has a "zip and link" super king double bed which can also be arranged as twin beds on request, mattress height from the ground 70 cm.
Bedroon 2 has a standard double bed, mattress height from the ground 60 cm.
Bed linen is cotton, duvets are hollow fibre and available in 4.5, 9 and 13.5 tog, and 2 feather, and one hypoallergenic pillow are provided per person.
The stairs, landing and both bedrooms have fitted carpets. Overhead lighting is controlled at the door. Bedside lamps are in both rooms on either side of the bed.

Bathrooms, Shower room & Toilets

Bathroom 1: The bath height is 52 cm, with overhead shower. It is supplied with an anti slip shower mat. Toilet height is 42 cm. Door opening to the bathroom is 72 cm. Flooring is limestone tiling.
Bathroom 2: The bath height is 57 cm, with overhead shower. It is supplied with an anti slip shower mat. Toilet height is 42 cm. Door opening to the bathroom is 66 cm. Flooring is painted wood.

Living / Dining Room

Level access to this area is through the front door. The flooring is limestone tiling. Lighting from wall lights and spots is even and good.


Level access to this area is from the adjacent dining area. The flooring is limestone tiling. Lighting is from ceiling spot lights. Worktops are at standard 90 cm height.


The cottage has its own gravelled terrace with level access from the first floor landing. Outside lighting is provided, along with garden furniture. Beyond this guests have access to an area of grassed garden and woodland.

Fire Precautions & Procedure

Amberley Cottage is a non-smoking house throughout to reduce the risk of fire. Smoke detectors are fitted throughout the property and a carbon monoxide monitor is fitted near the wood burner.

Free WiFi Internet access is available and mobile phone signal is fair. Making calls using Whatsapp is an option.

This access statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with specific access needs, but aims to accurately describe the facilities offered.

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