Awards for Wheatridge Barn

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering

All the national assessing bodies (VisitEngland*, VisitScotland, Visit Wales and the AA) now assess hotels and guest accommodation (including B&Bs) to the same criteria and award one to five stars. The star ratings reflect the overall quality of the experience. When choosing your accommodation look for the Quality Rose, the official marque of the Enjoy England national tourist board rating scheme.

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VisitEngland Gold Award

Gold and silver awards are given to hotels and guest accommodation that provide exceptional quality in all areas but in particular in service and hospitality.

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Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Self-assessed Accessibility Information provides a list of available facilities and services, highlighted as being of key importance by disabled people.  Along with Access Statements, which provide a fuller written description of accessibility, it can help people with access needs make an informed choice as to whether accommodation, attractions, food & drink or shopping establishments meet their needs.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • Parking for Single unit properties:
    • YesParking space provided
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Parking for Multiple unit properties:
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
    • YesDesignated parking space provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • YesGravel
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (i.e. without steps)


  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesLounge
    • YesKitchen
    • YesDining room
    • YesOutdoor facilities
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls

Bed/ Bathrooms

  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedrooms available with non-allergic bedding (ie non-feather pillows)
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesBath with shower
    • YesBath


  • Key Collection, Welcome and Car Parking On arrival please collect the key and gate controller from Wheatridge main house. Guests are welcomed and a familiarization tour is offered. There is space for your car on the courtyard drive and additional parking is available on the road adjoining the main house frontage. The surface of the driveway is laid with Cotswold stone. There is movement sensor dawn till dusk lighting,combined with sensor lighting and controllable wall mounted outside lights above doorways to the barn. Entrance to Property Parking is within a few feet of the barns front door. There are two small ledges at the threshold which is 38 1/2inches or 98 cm wide. There are no handrails. There is a light directly above the door and also internal spot lights as you enter together with lamps. The floor is wood (1930s American Maple) Halls, Stairs, Landings, Passageways There are no hallways or passages. The staircase is well lit with wall lights and has 6 steps, then a landing (34x31 inches) then one step onto a small landing (28x 29 inches).You then continue up a further 6 steps to the bedroom. The carpet is medium pile. Sitting Room/Lounge The sitting room/lounge is situated on the ground floor and is all on one level. The room has no doors other than access to the garden.The room has two settees one of which is a sofa bed which is available for occasional use.There are a number of chairs at normal height,some lower. The room has plenty of natural light with a glazed door to the garden. The room is lit by a lamp circuit. The floor is an old wood floor with a large Persian rug. There is a flat screen TV,DVD and music centre with remote controls. Dining Room The dining area is in the sitting room adjacent to the kitchen.The round table can be easily accessed by a wheelchair as it has a central pedestal and is 28 inches high. Chairs can be added to or removed as required.Two of which have arms. Kitchen The kitchen is on the ground floor and flows through to the dining area. There are no doors. The range cooker has five burners to the hob and four ovens.2 of which have drop doors and the other two have side opening doors. The lowest oven is 15 inches from the floor to handle. The hob is 36 inches from the floor ,level with the kitchen worktops. Wall cupboard is 27 inches from worktop. Glasses and Crockery can be moved on request. The fridge, highest shelf is 24 inches from the floor and the lowest is 10 inches from the floor and dishwasher are both integrated. The taps are lever type on a one and a half bowel ceramic sink. There is a cordless kettle Microwave is on the worktop Many kitchen utensils and equipment The kitchen is very well lit and ventilated The floor is black and red quarry tiles Bedrooms and Sleeping Areas There are no ground floor bedrooms. The extremely spacious master bedroom is accessed by a staircase.There is no door to the bedroom. A second bedroom is adjacent with its own access and stairs. The bed is king size with a height of 27 1/2 inches from the floor and has approximately 80 inches of space either side of it. There is 14 inches from the floor to the base of the bed frame. A guest bed can be provided on request Alarm clock and radio Plenty of natural light and lamps all of which are on a lamp circuit Medium pile beige carpet with a long pile large rug Flat screen TV with digibox with remote control Seating area with comfortable armchairs, low coffee table with views of the garden through french doors and a julliet balcony Bathrooms, Shower-rooms and Toilets The bathroom is on a level with the bedroom- no steps. the door opening is 32 1/2 inches wide The bath has a hand held shower There are no grab rails in the bathroom A non slip bath mat is provided WC is 16 1/2 inches high Pedestal hand basin is 33 inches high with Victorian style taps Plenty of natural light and ventilation Bright ceiling light Shaving point and light The room is light in colour with a beige ceramic tiled floor Laundry/Utility Room Integrated washing machine in the kitchen and a rotary line in the garden. Tumble drying is available on request. Garden There is a path and lawn along the front of the barn to a private guest garden with tables on chairs. The area has a small lawn and cotswold stone gravel Additional Information All areas of the barn have plenty of natural light. There is a slight contrast between walls and floors in some areas Mobile phone reception does vary dependant on network Information folder placed in barn for all information and contact numbers


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesSink taps have lever handles
  • YesSeating available in kitchen


  • YesService dogs not accepted:
  • we have 4 pet chickens who roam around the barn