Access Statement For Oakhurst Cottage, Rye



Oakhurst Cottage is a 16th Century brick built terraced cottage on Tower Street, which is a one-way street, approximately 50 metres from the Landgate. We have tried to provide as much information as possible in this statement, but if you have any queries, please call. We look forward to welcoming you.


• We have a website that provides information and photographs of the cottage.
• Bookings/enquiries can be made directly from the website via e-mail, or by telephone.
• All guests are provided with a local map with their booking confirmation, showing the exact location of the cottage, and the nearest car park.
• The nearest bus stop is 3m away.
• Rye railway station is approximately 300m away.
• The nearest RADAR toilet is approximately 300m away.
• The nearest taxi rank is approximately 300m away.


Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
• Oakhurst Cottage is in Tower Street, which is a one-way street. There are 3 parking spaces outside the cottage although these only allow 1 hours parking between the hours of 9am and 6pm. However, it is acceptable to park outside the cottage to unload your car. We suggest guests park in the public pay and display car park in Rope Walk (approximately 150m away).
• We use a keysafe and issue guests with the combination code before their arrival. The keysafe is to the right of the front door at a height of 43cm.


Main Entrance & Reception
• The entrance is at the front and has 1 step, 7cm high, 11.5cm deep, and 77cm wide.
• The front door is hinged on the left and is 79cm wide and 177cm high.
• There are 2 keyholes at heights of 63cm and 117cm.
• The front door opens into a small lobby with matting, and also stores the electricity meter.
• It leads to the main living area which has laminate flooring. There is a light switch on the right hand side at a height of 138cm, which operates all he wall lighs in the room.
• On the dining table is our 'Guest Information' book, together with our Visitors Book, and our 'Comments, Suggestions and Breakages' Book, and a welcome bottle of wine.


Public Areas - General (Internal)
• Not available


Public Areas - WC
• Not available


Restaurant / Dining Room, Bar & Lounges, Take Away & Cafe
• Dining Room & Lounge
• Entrance is from the front lobby, width being 83cm.
• The lounge and dining room are open plan.
• The flooring is wood lamina
• There is a blue rug in front of the fireplace.
• To the right is the lounge area with a 2 seater settee and 2 armchairs. In the corner is a wooden chest with a radio/CD player, lamp, and the router for the WiFi.In the centre is a small coffee table, 50cm x 65cm , 40cm high.
• In the far right hand corner is a circular glass topped dining table (90cm diameter, 75cm high) with a wrought iron base, and 4 dining chairs.
• There are 4 wall ligh
ts. There is a small freezer.
• On your left is the inglenook fireplace with a 7cm step to go into it. The width of the opening to the fireplace is 215cm, height 140cm.
• Behind the bressumer beam is a light switch, to light up the fireplace. 
• In the fireplace is a Jotul 3 woodburning stove.
• At the far end of the lounge is a wall mounted LCD TV with Freeview with remote control, and on the small chest below the TV is a multi-region DVD player with remote control.
• At the far end of the lounge, between the TV and the dining table, is the door to the kitchen. The step is raised by 1cm, and the doorway is 66cm wide and 172cm high.
• In the far left-hand corner is the door to the upstairs, width 69cm.
• There are 7 wooden steps to a mezzanine level, with a handrail on the left, and then 3 further wooden steps to the main bedroom and bathroom.


• There is a front loading washing machine in the airing cupboard on the first floor. The washing machine is 60cm wide and 85cm high. There is a clothes airer in the airing cupboard which fits over the bath. There is a retractable washing line in the garden, and clothes pegs in the kitchen.


• Not applicable


Treatment room/s
• Not applicable


Leisure Facilities
• Not applicable


Outdoor Facilities
• Exiting from the back door, from the kitchen, there is a courtyard garden.
• The door is 57cm wide and 154cm high, with 3 bolts at heights of 10cm, 72cm, and 137cm, the top and bottom ones being key operated.
• There is a step of 8cm down into the garden. There is a further step down in the middle of the patio of 7cm.
• The patio is built of crazy paving and therefore is an uneven surface.
• There are 4 wooden chairs and a table for guests to use. Seat cushions for the chairs are stored in landing cupboard.
• There are walled flower beds to the left and rear of the garden.


Conference & Meeting Rooms, Banqueting, Clubs, Entertainment

• Not Available


• Bedroom 1 - First Floor
• The door is 80cm wide and 184cm high, and hinged on the right.
• The room is carpeted with a beige short pile carpet.
• There is a 4'6" double bed with wrought iron frame. Space to the left of the bed is 87cm, and space to the right of the bed is 60cm.
• The main room light is on your left as you go in, and there are 2 bedside lights.
• There are 2 bedside cupboards and a chest of drawers.
• There are hooks on the wall for hanging clothes, with further hanging space in the airing cupboard outside the bedroom.
• Additional blankets are available.
• There is a radio/alarm.
• Bedroom 2 - 2nd Floor
• From the 1st Floor, there is 1 steep step of 40cm, and then 10 narrow wooden steps, curving round to the 2nd Floor. The width of the stairway is 61cm at its narrowest point. Steps are not of a regular height. There is a rope handrail on the right, going up the stairs. The width of the stairs at the top is 89cm.
• On the left at the bottom of the stairs, is a light switch for the stairway, also operated from a light switch at the top of the stairs.
• There is no door to the 2nd Bedroom at the top of the stairs.
• This is an eaves room. The height at its highest point is 220cm, and at its lowest point is 62cm.
• There are 3 spotlights, with the switch on the right as you enter the bedroom.
• There are 2 single 3' pine beds, with a gap of 81cm between the beds.
• Bedding is feather.
• There is a bedside table between the 2 beds, with a lamp on.
• There is a chest of drawers, 84cm high, 70cm wide, 42cm deep.
• There is a small bedside chair, and additional fold-up table. 


Bathroom, Shower-room & WC [Ensuite or Shared]
• The bathroom is on the 1st Floor.
• The door is 74cm wide, 184cm high, and has an internal bolt to lock it.
• The toilet seat height is 44cm.
• The distance to the left of the toilet is 20cm.
• The distance to the right of the toilet is 28cm.
• The sink height is 78.5cm with cupboards below.
• The bath height is 55cm, length 140cm, 73cm wide.
 • There is a wall mounted shower over the bath with a glass folding shower screen. 
• The mirror light turns on when you slide your hand down the right hand side also on the right hand side there is a shaver point.
• The flooring is a stone coloured laminate.


Self-Catering Kitchen
• The kitchen has a door leading to it from the lounge. There are 3 steps down at drops of 9cm, 14cm, and 4cm.
• Behind the left-hinged door are the safety instructions, fire blanket, and gas and water meters, and on the left hand wall is the fire extinguisher.
• On the left hand wall is a cupboard housing mugs and glasses, and then there is a wall mounted boiler. The boiler controls are 121cm high.
• To the right of the door is the electric cooker, height 90cm, width 48cm, depth 53cm. There is a side opening oven door, with the grill at a height of 67cm.
• Facing you are the kitchen cupboards with a worktop height of 92cm.
• The fridge is to the left, under the work surface, and has a 3 star icebox. There is an additional freezer in the livingroom.
• The sink is at a height of 93cm.
• Crockery, cutlery, saucepans, kitchen utensils and other basic items are provided.
• There is a microwave, kettle, toaster, iron and ironing board.
• There are 3 spotligghts above.
• The flooring is ceramic tiles.


Additional Information
• There are selection of brochures of places of interest in the area.
• We provide the first basket of logs for the woodstove.
• We do accept pets.
• The premises are non-smoking. However, we supply an ash tray for use in the garden.


Contact Information
• Address:  Harriet Ferris 12 Gloucester Road, Whitstable, Kent CT5 2DS
• Telephone: 
01227 280323   07799 417280
• Email:
• Website:
• Hours of operation:  Open all year
• Emergency number: 
07799 417280



We welcome your feedback to help us continuously improve if you have any comments please phone  01227 280323 or email



Created on: 3/15/2008


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