Access statement and facilities
Access to Greenacres
We are very keen to encourage less able visitors to Greenacres. The ground floor to The Barn is on one level, and can be accessed through the french doors of the ground floor bedroom. The kitchen and dining room is on the same level, as is the bathroom and toilet. Unfortunately the boot room and snug are on the lower ground level, and must be accessed through the side door.
Due to the steps up to the Parlour, the Shepherd's Hut is not accessible by less able visitors. There are also two cattle grids between Greenacres and Alton Road, which can be difficult to traverse for some.
We are delighted to welcome not more than 2 well-behaved dogs to the Barn, and we can provide a dog bed if desired. Because there is often stock close by, they must be on leads when necessary. For your information we also have a dog (who is very well-behaved and good with other dogs on the whole, and there are 3 cats here too.
Smoking is not permitted in either the Barn or the Parlour.
Broadband and mobile reception
Broadband is available on wi fi in the Barn, subject to fair use. It is not available in the Parlour. Mobile signal is fair to good, depending on network.
Firewood is provided if you are staying in the Parlour or the Barn.
Before you arrive
The nearest bus stop is in the centre of Denstone village, about a mile away. Buses run from Uttoxeter to Alton, and stop at Denstone, but they are very infrequent. There is a railway station at Uttoxeter, and a taxi will cost approximately £10.
Arrival & Car Parking Facilities; general information
Access to Greenacres is via a tarmac track off the B5032 Alton Road. There is a large paved yard for car parking in front of Greenacres.
The barn is heated and hot water supplied by oil-fired central heating (the boiler is situated externally). Broadband wifi is provided throughout.
Main Entrance & Reception
The doorway opens into a boot room over a 4 cm lip, equipped with a washing machine and freezer and a dog bed is available on request.
The snug is equipped with a sofa and easy chair, a combination radio/CD player, a freeview TV with DVD player, and a log burner stove. A carbon monoxide sensor and alarm is fitted.
The kitchen and the ground floor is accessed by a flight of 4 steps and small landing from the snug.
Ground floor facilities
The kitchen is open plan with a dining table that seats 6. There is a fitted refrigerator, Neff double oven and hob, Bosch dishwasher, and rocking chair. Glassware, flatware and crockery is provided together with sundry cookware. The floor is ceramic tiled.
Accessed through double doors from the kitchen. Equipped with sofa, side table and reading lamp. Writing desk with maps, guidebooks and binoculars. Bookcase with a variety of DVD’s.
Double bed, Non-feather duvets and pillows provided. The bed is movable if more space is required to one side. Bedside units and reading lamps, chest of drawers and hanging storage. The bedroom and the rest of the ground floor can be accessed from outdoors if required through double French doors.
Bath, washbasin and WC. A hair drier is also provided.
Access to first floor is by staircase and landing.
King size double bed which can be split into two singles if required. Non-feather duvets and pillows provided. Bedside units and reading lamps, chest of drawers and wardrobe.
En suite bathroom
Power shower, washbasin and WC.
Storage room off en suite
Iron and ironing board, spare duvets, stair gate and high chair on request.
The Parlour is a self-contained unit heated by a log burner, with a fold-down table/fold-down double bed, A fitted kitchen with refrigerator and induction hob is provided together with glassware, flatware and crockery as well as together with sundry cookware.. A shower and toilet with heated towel rail is provided together with bed linen and towels. A kadai barbeque is provided with tools, together with an outdoor dining table and chairs. Neither TV or Broadband is provided or available. A radio is provided, and a hair drier, and a selection of board games. We can also supply an iron and ironing board on request.
There is a patio to the south with table and chairs, garden bench, a patio to the north with picnic table and benches, and a wood-fired pizza oven. A Barbeque/brazier is also available. There is lawn and vegetable gardens and raised beds, an access gate to the northern field, and an antique swing in the large Ash tree in the northern field. Provided there's no stock out, you are also welcome to walk the 11 acres of fields around Greenacres.
We aim to:
Minimise energy use by ensuring all equipment is as efficient as possible. We use low-energy lighting throughout, the heating system has been renewed recently to install a high-efficiency condenser boiler, all windows are double-glazed, and a 6 kw solar plant is installed on the tractor shed roof. The Barn is has an EPC rating of 68 (“efficient”). Our log burners use environmentally-harvested hardwood produced by local Forestry Commission woodland.
Minimise plastic usage.
Maximise repair, recycling and upcycling; most of our furniture is either upcycled by us or by local craftsmen and suppliers.
Use electronic communication to minimise paper use.
Actively promote recycling by separating waste into recyclable and non-recyclable components.
Compost as much vegetable waste as possible.
Minimise water usage. Our waste water is separated from surface water and processed by the cesspit, which produces clean water to irrigate the northern field.
We encourage visitors to stay, shop, eat and visit locally. We are very proud of Denstone and Staffordshire, and we promote local businesses as much as we can. We use local traders and craftsmen where possible. Please therefore:
Shop locally, with independent traders (some of our favourites are on our links page).
Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints; if you are a dog-owner, take some of our disposable nappy sacks with you to clear up after them.
Reduce, reuse and recycle; our local authority can recycle almost everything-if you need more recycling bags, please let us know. if you need a reusable carrier bag, please ask.
Switch off; please help us reduce our carbon footprint too by switching off lights when you don’t need them, turning down the heating if possible, and please don't leave electrical equipment on standby.
Help us reduce the amount of unnecessary laundry; please leave beds unmade on the day of departure and leave all used towels in the bath. This means we don't launder clean items unnecessarily.
We hope you enjoy Staffordshire as much as we do, and you come back soon!
GDPR privacy notice
Identity and contact details of the controller and where applicable, the controller’s representative) and the data protection officer;
David Vaughan-Birch is our data controller and may be contacted at Greenacres, Alton Road, Denstone, ST14 5DH by telephone 01889 590647 and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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