Facilties and Access Statement

We are situated on the A354, 7 miles north of Blandford and 12 miles south of Salisbury in the heart of the Cranborne Chase, with wonderful sunsets and views over the surrounding countryside.

Cashmoor House is a brick and cob cottage being partly 18th century & partly 19th century. The house and 3/4 acre garden is surrounded by an 8 acre field belonging to the property, where there are our 300 free range hens and a few sheep. The garden is a traditional cottage garden with lawns, flower beds and fruit & vegetable plots and is available for guests to sit in, have tea or picnic suppers in or for children to play in.

Booking is by telephone or e-mail. A letter of confirmation is asked for with expected time of arrival but usually no deposit is asked for. Directions are given, in addition to those on the web site.

There is ample off road parking to accommadate 5-7 cars, which is lit at night. The car park and path is gravel and is not easy but not impossible for wheelchairs. Assistance is offered with both wheelchairs and luggage. There is a 9" step up into a modern conservatory/porch, where the front door leads straight into the hall, which along with the stairs and landing is carpeted.

In total there are 4 double bedrooms and 1 twin room. There are 2 downstairs rooms with double beds and each with an en suite shower room. Both of these rooms can be made into family rooms with the addition of an extra bed or bunks. Upstairs there are two double bedded rooms and a twin room with en suite bathrooms. The house is centrally heated throughout with thermostatic controls in each room. The bedrooms are furnished with easy chairs, a television and tea & coffee facilities. We also provide a hairdryer, torch, basic sewing kit and hot water bottles. 4 rooms are made up with duvets and 1 with sheets and blankets but either can be provided by arrangement.

The dining room is an attractive beamed room in the older part of the cottage. It has a pretty brick fire place and oak parquet floor with rugs. The room comfortably seats 12 people on 3 tables, one of which seats 8 to suit family occasions. Access to the dining room is through the hall and down 3 steps. It would not be easy but again not impossible to accommodate disabled guests but help is given if required or breakfast can be served in the bedroom. There is a cosy family sitting room available, particularly for afternoon tea. The family back hall is heated by the central heating boiler and guests can hang up wet clothes to dry. A laundry service is given on request.

In case of fire there is an alarm bell system. The house has emergency lighting and smoke alarms and is a no smoking area, although guests may smoke in the garden. The local surgery will provide consultations in an emergency and the local garage will help with motor car problems.

We are a farming family and the house has a welcoming, informal country ambience