Janet Hind | 01636 636274 | hind-hillfarm@hotmail.co.uk
Hill Farm, Kersall, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 0BJ

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Access Statement for Sweet Briar Cottage


Rose and Sweet Briar Cottages are single storey semi detached cottages (converted farm buildings). Made of brick with a pantiled roof situated in the quiet Hamlet of Kersall near Newark. These bungalow styled cottages stand next to the original farm house within the one and a half acre grounds of Hill Farm (no longer a working farm). Built around 1760, Hill Farm has uninterrupted views of the Newark and Sherwood Countryside. We think we live in the most beautiful place in Nottinghamshire and one of our greatest pleasures is to share it with our guests.

Pre Arrival

• We have a basic website
• Booking / enquiries can be made by either telephone, email or letter
• All guests are provided with written directions to the cottage
• It is essential that guests have their own transport
• The nearest Train Station is at Newark 7 miles away
• The nearest shop is either at Newark 7 miles away, Southwell and Ollerton 6 miles away.

Arrival & Car Park

There are car parking spaces provided close to the cottage. Visitors are asked to arrive from 3.00 p.m. onward. In the unlikely event of there being no one available to greet guests on their arrival, a key will be made available. Details of this given to guests in our confirmation email/letter.  

Main Entrance

• There are 3 steps up to the door of Sweet Briar Cottage and a handrail positioned to the left hand side of the cottage door for assistance. This takes you into the Kitchen.
• The light switch can be found on the right (behind the door) to access both internal and external light.
• All facilities within the cottage are on one level.


• Room size 3.4m x 2.3m
• Stable door
• Sink unit, single drainer with cupboards underneath are situated on the left as you enter the kitchen
• Wall mounted fire blanket and fire extinguisher.
• Heated towel rail
• To the right hand side of the kitchen can be found work surface with cupboards  underneath.  Above the work surface, wall units containing crockery, glasses can be found.
• Microwave
• Four ring electric cooker
• Under counter fridge /freezer
• Small pantry/storage area for ironing board etc.
• Small dining table and three chairs
• Electric oil radiator

Sitting Room

• Room size 3.7m x 2.6m
• Access from the Kitchen
• There are three doors leading from the sitting room – to the Kitchen, Bathroom and Hallway (access to bedrooms and fire exit)
• Electric oil radiator
• Electric Fire
• Three seater sofa and Arms chair
• A fireguard can be found behind the sofa
• Small coffee table
• Small unit with reading lamp
• TV with DVD Player
• Wall lights 


• Room size 2.3m x 1.7m
• Accessed from the Sitting Room
• Door standard width
• Heated Towel Rail
• Wall mounted electric fan heater
• Bath – Height 540mm  Length (internal) 1.5m
• Handrail to provide assistance
• Shower over the bath with shower curtain
• Toilet height 420mm
• Wash hand basin
• Bathroom cabinet
• Towels provided


• Size 2m x 0.8m
• Fire Exit
• Doors access to bedrooms and sitting room

Twin Bedroom

• Room size 2.7 m x 2.7m
• Twin beds
• Chest of drawers
• 2 bedside lamps
• Small wardrobe
• Wall mounted electric heater
• Good quality bedding – beds made up ready for guests arrival
• Extra bedding can be provided on request

Double Bedroom

• Room size 3.6m x 2.3m
• Double bed
• Chest of Drawers
• Wardrobe
• 2 x bedside cabinets 2 x bedside lamps
• Electric heater wall mounted
• Good quality bedding – beds made up ready for guests arrival
• Extra bedding can be provided on request


Patio areas with garden furniture overlooking the beautiful views over open countryside

Fire Safety

• Sweet Briar Cottage is equipped with 3 working smoke alarms (sitting room and bedrooms)
• Fire blanket and Fire Extinguisher located in the Kitchen
• The emergency fire escape is situated in the Hallway, between the twin and double bedroom. Fire assembly point is on the car park area in front of the cottage