Access Statment

Balcarras Farm Holiday Cottages Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL52 6UT 


COURTYARD COTTAGES FOR 2, 3, and 4 persons 

Built in 1992 around three sides of a paved courtyard at rear of owners former farmhouse and stables, set in 3 acres, the single storey cottages are double glazed, of brick construction, incorporating materials from the original Stables and Cider Mill. 

Just off London Road (A40) on edge of Charlton Kings with attractive countryside to sides and rear, about 3 miles from Cheltenham Spa Town, with its elegant buildings, shops and varied attractions for Music, Art and Sports enthusiasts. Well placed for visiting many typical Cotswold Villages and small towns including Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh, Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Cirencester, as well as touring further  a field with Gloucester 10 miles, Ross-on-Wye 25 miles, Bath 45 miles, Stratford-on-Avon 30 miles. With the Cotswold Way accessible at several points nearby and a vast network of footpaths in surrounding hills and countryside, walkers and nature lovers are particularly well served.

No 1 and No 2 Paddock Cottage 
Cider Press Cottage and Honeysuckle Cottage 
Open Plan Lounge with Dining and Kitchen area. Shower Room with toilet, basin. 1 Double Bedroom. 

3 Paddock Cottage and Beehive Cottage 
Open plan Lounge with Dining and Kitchen area. Bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and  basin. 1 Double Bedroom and second Bedroom 3ft  Bunkbeds,twins or 1 single.  


• This access statement is available on our website and in large print. 
• There is a local bus service 5min walk away.Every 60min 
• There is a Train station 4miles away. 
• The Cheltenham town centre is 3miles.Walking takes 45min and by car 10 to 15 mins. 
• Shop-mobility scheme at the Beechwood Shopping Centre High Street Cheltenham Tel 01242 255333 
• Radar(disabled toilets) at Imperial Gardens Near Town Hall.Tel 01242 774954
• Taxi for disabled 01242 692422 

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities 

• Parking for 2 cars outside  all cottages.The car can be accessed from the rear when parked. 
• The drive surface is smooth concrete paving.There is no dropped kerb. 
• There are wooden gates to the main court yard. 
• Our contact No is displayed externally 
• There is lighting to the yard at night.

Main Entrance, Reception & Ticketing Area 

• Our  Reception entrance has 3 steps up and it has standard balaustrading (900high) each side. 
• Disabled customers do not need to use the reception as we can arrange direct access to the cottage.. 

Public Areas – Hall, Stairs, Landing, Corridors etc 

• Not applicable

Public Areas – Sitting room, lounges, lobbies etc 

• not applicable

Public WCs 

• Not applicable

Restaurant / Dining Room, Bar & Bar area, Take Away & Cafe 

• Not Applicable


• Assistance is available


• Not applicable

Treatment room/s 

• Not Applicable

Leisure Facilities 


Outdoor Facilities 

• Each cottage has a small garden with table and chairs. 
• There are 2 large fields to walk dogs.

Conference & Meeting Rooms, Banqueting 

• Not applicable

Clubs & Entertainment 

• Not Applicable

Bedrooms & Sleeping Areas 

• All our bedrooms are at ground floor level and the most accessable has a short ramp and one step 150mm high.All doors to the bedroom are 740mm wide.  
• The bed can be moved around to give greater space for wheelchairs 
• The beds are 600mm high and divan type 
• There is a pull out sofa bed in the lounge 
• The floor is a combination of lino and short pile carpet. 
• The decor is neutral. 
• There is a smoke detector outside the bedroom (high pitch sound) 
• I paddock Cottage has been use by partially disabled.

Bathroom, Shower-room & WC [
• We have two one bedroom cottages with shower cubicles all the other cottages have showers over a bath. All floor coverings are either quarry tiles or lino.

Self-Catering Kitchen 

• The Kitchen, dining and Lounge are one room. 
• The main entrance to the Cottage leads directly into the kitchen/lounge. 
• The kitchen units are of standard design 900mm to worktops and sink.1400mmto wall units 
• The oven is built under the worktop and the hob is at normal worktop level that is 900mm above floor level both are  electric. 
• The kitchen floor space is 3000 x 1800 and covered with Lino. 
• The Fridge is under work top and there is a communial Freezer in our Laundry room.

Caravans, Holiday Homes & Twin Units 

• Not Applicable

Touring Facilities (Holiday Parks) 


Boats – Narrow Boat, Cruiser & Hotel Boat 


Attractions (Displays, exhibits, rides etc.) 


Grounds and Gardens 

• The grounds are hard standing Yard and 2 fields avaliable for walking dogs etc

Additional Information 

• There are six cottages all within the same courtyard.All the cottages are single storey. The site is slightly sloping  with the maximum steps to cottages being four, including the threshold. Four of the cottages have showers over baths the other two have showers only. No 1 Paddock Cottage is the most suitable cottage for  the partially disabled.There is a ramp into the cottage and we can provide most  disabled aids with notice. The courtyard is large and free of obstacles all seating is placed by the walls of the cottages.

Contact Information

Address:  Balcarras Farm Holiday Cottages 
London Road 
Charlton Kings 
GL52 6UT

Telephone:   Tel No 01242 584837 

Mobile No 07799752276


Grid reference:  

Hours of operation:  All year  24hours a day

Local carers:  

Local equipment hire companies:  

Local public transport numbers:

Local accessible taxi numbers:  

Future Plans 

• Replace existing T Vs with flat screen TVs and DVD players. 
• Replace Taps with Lever type .

Contact Telephone and Email Address

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