Access Statement

The cottage is not suitable for wheelchair-users because the toilet and library/snug downstairs are accessed via a step with insufficient space for a ramp. Being a cottage there are low beams (principally at the bottom of the stairs), sloping ceilings (bathroom and single bedroom) and steep stairs to the upper floor.

Hengoed Farm is a working farm. Farms can always be dangerous. Hengoed Farm is probably less dangerous than most because there is no heavy agricultural machinery. However there are such things as harrows and rollers near the cottage which can be a hazard to an unsupervised younger child. At the rear of the cottage there is a steep bank down to the lower fields and track into the woods. Care is required because in one case the bank runs down to a barbed wire fence, and at the other location it is completely unfenced. Again, these are not intrinsically dangerous areas, but extra vigilance is required of carers where there are younger children.

A river is located at the bottom of the lower field below the cottage. This is a fast-flowing river at most times, although except after heavy rainfall it is rarely deep. People often paddle there, but care is required because the current can be quite strong. There is a footbridge below Hengoed Farm. This bridge is not the responsibility of Hengoed Farm, but is on the public footpath. Take care when crossing in wet weather. The bridge has sides which can be used as support when crossing.

Hengoed Farm has sheep (blue and white Texel) and horses. But care should always be taken near livestock. In particular guests should not enter any field in which there are rams. Please consult with owner before venturing into any of the fields at the farm.

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