Awards for Holme House Barn

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering

All the national assessing bodies (VisitEngland*, VisitScotland, Visit Wales and the AA) now assess hotels and guest accommodation (including B&Bs) to the same criteria and award one to five stars. The star ratings reflect the overall quality of the experience. When choosing your accommodation look for the Quality Rose, the official marque of the Enjoy England national tourist board rating scheme.

Additional information on this classification scheme is available here.

VisitEngland Gold Award

Gold and silver awards are given to hotels and guest accommodation that provide exceptional quality in all areas but in particular in service and hospitality.

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VisitEngland Families Welcome

The Families Welcome scheme will give families the confidence that they are booking quality accommodation that meets their particular needs. Simple criteria have been developed which consider the specific requirements of families with children.

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VisitEngland Pets Welcome

The Welcome Pets scheme will give pet owners (dog, cat or bird owners) the confidence that they are booking quality accommodation that meets their and their pet's particular needs. Simple criteria have been developed which consider the specific requirements of owners and their pets.

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Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Self-assessed Accessibility Information provides a list of available facilities and services, highlighted as being of key importance by disabled people.  Along with Access Statements, which provide a fuller written description of accessibility, it can help people with access needs make an informed choice as to whether accommodation, attractions, food & drink or shopping establishments meet their needs.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • Parking for Single unit properties:
    • YesParking space provided
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Parking for Multiple unit properties:
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
    • YesGravel
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesSteps and no ramp

Access

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesToilet and bathroom
    • YesOne or more bedrooms
    • YesToilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesOutdoor facilities
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls

Bed/ Bathrooms

  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedrooms available with non-allergic bedding (ie non-feather pillows)
  • YesBedrooms available with no fitted carpets
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesBath with shower
  • YesBath with support handrails available

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance:
    • 2
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Kitchen

  • YesSeating available in kitchen

Notes

  • Holme House Barn is situated in a quiet rural setting in the Forest of Dean about a mile south of Mitcheldean (A4136 Gloucester to Monmouth). Vehicle access is from a no through road (Jubilee Road) over a cattle grid and about 400 yards along a track (no tarmac) to a former farmyard (concreted) where there are designated parking spaces for barn visitors. Parking is less than 15 yards from the front door of the barn. A short flagstone path leads 1 step (8cms high) to the front door which has 2 steps (17cms and 15cms high respectively). This door is 193cm high, 95cm wide and leads into the ground floor which has 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and a staircase leading to the open plan lounge and kitchen/diner. Central heating is under floor on both floors of the barn. The utility room has one radiator. An electric fire can be supplied if needed. There are 3 internal doors... The bathroom = 197cm h x 70 cm w; The double room = 197cm h x 70 cm w; The twin room = 197cm h x 70 cm w; All bedding is non-allergy. Towels are provided. The staircase has 13 steps all approximately 20cm high x 80 wide. There are two 'landings' on the staircase both about 80cm square. Access to the Utility/games room is from the outside of the barn about 10 metres from the front door. This has a washing machine, condenser drier, a freezer and a second fridge. There are double doors here 195cm h x 150cm w (75cm wide each). There are external lights at the front of the barn. There is a handle for support on the wall in the bath/shower. There is no hearing loop in the barn. Buses from Gloucester to Coleford/Monmouth stop at the junction of Jubilee Road and the A4136. Mobile phones frequently receive no signal inside the barn. There is a land line and broadband wireless access. A small 'garden' gate, east of the car park, leads to the public footpath across a grassed field to Abenhall Road and beyond. (It leads to the Gloucestershire Way... eastwards. The access track leads to the western end of the Gloucestershire Way). Other linked paths lead northwards/southwards. There are boot racks in the barn and the utility room.