The Byres Cottage Access Statement


The Byres is a semidetached converted stone barn in a small hamlet. We have tried to provide as much information as possible in this statement. If you have any queries do telephone or email. We look forward to welcoming you.

Pre Arrival

We have a basic website.

Bookings/enquiries can be made via email, phone, fax or letter. The nearest train station is 3 miles away in Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

Arrival and Car Parking Facilities

There is parking for 2 card on a brick cobbled area, on a slight slope at the front of the cottage. There is also a path round to the rear of the cottage with the narrowest width being 76cm.

Main Entrance

The cottage can be entered either through the front or the back doors. The entrance at the front has 2 steps. 1st step 17cm high, 102cm deep and 180cm wide. 2nd step 14cm high, 20cm deep, 76cm wide with a threshold of 3.5cm. This opens into a porch of 220cm long by 160cm wide. There are 2 doors opening from the porch, first opposite the entrance door with step of 13cm high, 17cm deep. Door hinged on right opening to 73cm wide with a threshold of 3cm high. This door is into the kitchen..

The other door from the porch is into the living room. It is on the left from the entrance door. There is a step of 14cm high, 27cm deep, the threshold is 3.5cm high. Door is hinged on left and opens to 72cm..

The back door has a threshold of 3.5cm, is right hand hinged and opens to 72cm.


The kitchen is entered from the entrance porch and the sitting room. The door into the sitting room is on the level; it is left hand hinged opening into the kitchen and opens to 71cm. The sink is 92cm high with mixer taps. The work surfaces are 91cm high with cupboards and built in fridge, freezer, washing machine, electric oven/grill and cutlery draws under work surfaces and electric hob on work surface above oven/grill.

Upper cupboard shelves are 146cm to 186cm high. Kitchen table leg room upto 62cm high, table full height 79cm. Evenly lit kitchen with lights above work surfaces. Good contrast between floor of lino tiles, cupboards and surfaces. Distance between table and nearest work unit 120cm.

Sitting Room

Accessed through porch door 72cm opening or from kitchen 71cm opening or from back door 72cm opening. Floor is short pile carpet, fitted. Door mat carpet fitted at door out back and into porch.

Furniture is moveable. 1 3 seat sofa, 1 2 seater sofa, 1 arm chair, 1 wood chair. Open coal fire.

TV with freesat and remote control. DVD. VHS video players, centre light and wall lights.

Cloak Room/Store

Entered out of sitting room via door of 77cm. Opening near to door out of porch.

Dining Room

Entered out of sitting room by 2 steps 17cm high. 1st step 13.5cm deep. Door hinged to left, 71cm wide opening. Table and chairs moveable. Height of chairs to seat 47cm. There is a door from the dining room to outside patio and path round to back. Door is right hinged 85cm wide, threshold 4cm high.


The stairs go out of sitting room at one end. Area at bottom 75cm by 82cm. There are a total of 13 steps to the top landing. Each step is 9cm high and 76cm wide and 24cm deep. Solid carpet stairs with banister to right.

Landing At Top of Stairs

Top of stairs landing measures 137cm by 145cm. There are 2 bedrooms at landing top. 1st to left up 2 steps, 2nd ahead on same level. The landing then veers right with space 86cm wide onto wall opening 72cm wide to 3rd bedroom and bathroom.

Bedroom 1

On left at top of stairs up 2 steps 14cm high, 34cm deep and 75cm wide to door hinged on right 72cm wide. This room has a double bed 63cm high, with 54cm to the left side and 70cm to right side of bed. Central light and bedside lights. Flooring short pile fitted carpet. Sheets, duvet cover, pillows are polly cotten.

Bedroom 2

Straight ahead at top of stairs, door is hinged to right and 72cm wide. The bed is king sized and 60cm high with spaces 72cm and 89cm round bed. The bed is kingsized and 60cm high with spaces 72cm and 89cm round bed. Central light and bedside lights. Flooring short pile fitted carpet. Sheet, duvet cover and pillows are polly cotton.

Bedroom 3

Door right hinged 65cm wide. 2 single beds 56cm high. Gaps round beds 60cm, 1 bed up against a wall. Central light and bedside lights. Flooring short pile fitted carpet, sheets, duvet, pillows cases are polly cotton.


Upstairs to right of stairs on landing. Door left hinged 63cm wide. Wash basin to door clearance 63cm. Wash basin height 83cm. Toilet height to seat top 43cm. Shower cubical behind entrance door. Door opening 52cm, 18cm step. Bath height 56cm, gap bath to toilet 50cm, toilet to heater on wall 22cm. Toilet is opposite entrance door at 170cm.


2 tier patio out of back door, first part on level with back door 280cm wide down to 170cm, made of stone flags. Higher level up 6 steps 17cm depth, 19cm high. Flat area 150cm * 200cm, no hand rail.

There is also a walled garden across from front with grass and 2 swings.

Additional Information

Mobile phone reception does not work in cottage

Smoke alarms are fitted

Water from a borehole

Contact Details


Phone:01729 860367