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Accessibility Guide

This access statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with access needs, but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our guests/visitors.

Hare Cottage, built in 2014, is a Visit England and AA 5* Gold Family and Pet Friendly self-catering holiday with panoramic views from the large floor to ceiling doors overlooking the stunning rolling green countryside of the Yorkshire Dales.
Hare Cottage can be accessed from the car park via two patio steps. The Cottage is all on one floor with two beautifully presented en-suite bedrooms sleeping up to 4 guests + travel cots. The whole cottage has under floor heating.  

To plan your journey and find a location map for how to reach us please visit our website Full details of how to reach Hare Cottage will be sent directly to the customer on payment of the full holiday rental.  The cottage postcode is Finghall DL8 5ND.

The nearest railway station is in Northallerton which is 14.5 miles away. Accessible taxis are available from within the local area (Bedale and Leyburn). Accessible taxis can also be available from outside the train station in Northallerton.

The nearest bus stop is located within the village of Finghall, outside the Queens Head public house.  Details on accessibility on bus services can be found at

Key Collection and Car Parking
Full details regarding key collection and car parking facilities will be sent to the customer via email when the holiday rental has been paid in full.

Designated car parking is available for 2 cars plus overflow on private land less than 4 meters from the front of the Cottage. The parking area has granite sets.  This area is well lit at night by motion sensor lights.

Entrance to Property

  • The front door is 34 inches wide. The patio doors exceed 60 inches if both doors are open. 

  • Access to the door to the front and the rear of the cottage from the car par is made via 2 patio steps with a slight shallow step up into the property.

  • The entrance is well lit via motion sensor lighting.  The floor immediately inside the back door is brush matting.

Halls, Stairs, Landings, Passageways

  • The cottage comprises of an open plan living space. 

  • There are no stairs or passageways and the property is all on one level.

  • The patio area can be accessed via the French doors overlooking the garden.  


Sitting Room/Lounge

  • The open plan sitting room/lounge & kitchen are all directly accessed from the front and rear doors of the one storey Cottage.  

  • The floors in the open plan area are karden oak.

  • The cottage has a mixture of seating with sofas and soft chairs with a mixture of non-feather and feather and down cushions.  All seating furniture can be moved.

  • There is Wi-Fi, a widescreen digital television (fixed to the wall by a movable bracket) with remote control, subtitles, Netflix, and a DVD player.

  • Lighting is natural daylight and by night levels are controlled by dimmer switches or overhead lighting. Side table lamps are also available in each room excluding bathrooms.

  • All seating furniture, including the dining room table can be moved. The table has legs on each corner and can seat up to 6 people, additional chairs are located in both bedrooms. 4 chairs have non-feather cushioned seating.

Bedrooms and Sleeping Areas

  • Hare Cottage is all on one floor so bedrooms have step free entry level access.

  • One bedroom has a zip link king sized bed.

  • The doors to both bedrooms are 750mm/29.5ins wide.

  • Both rooms and one bathroom has a chair.

  • A travel cot with mattress is available upon request.  Linen is not included.

  • Lots of natural daylight in the bedrooms and bedside lamps and overhead pendant light.

  • Both beds have pillows and duvets with feather filling.  Non feather pillows and duvets are available on request.

  • Bathrooms have showers, bath, toilet and basins. Floors are tiled with underfloor heating.

  • The super king room bedroom has an en suite containing a step free, walk in monsoon shower plus a free standing roll top bath.  The king room has a bath with overhead monsoon shower.

  • Toilet and wash basin with overhead mirror and shaver points in both bathrooms.


  • The patio area spans over the front of the property which can be accessed via the French doors of the open-plan lounge/kitchen diner by one small step.

  • The lawn area can be accessed from 2 small wide patio steps. 

  • Western cedar hot tub within the garden boundary and additional decking area with extra sofa style soft seating and a table for up to 6 people. 

  • The garden is fenced with chicken wire to avoid pets escaping.



  • Two well behaved dogs are welcome.  Additional dogs at the discretion of the owners to be agreed BEFORE booking.

  • The mobile phone reception can be checked

  • The nearest doctors surgeries are located in Leyburn and Bedale just 6.5miles away. The nearest general hospital with an A&E unit and walk in NHS is 14.5 miles away at the Friarage Northallerton . Additional information for dentists/chemists etc. are available in the welcome folder in the cottage.  Always call 999 in an emergency or 111 if the call is not urgent.

  • All areas in the cottage are tastefully decorated between the floor, doors and walls. Generally, doors and door frames are dark wood and walls are light in colour.

  • The cottage contains an extensive welcome pack where lists of nearby attractions are available. 

Contact Information

Address (Inc. postcode):  Hare Cottage Finghall North Yorkshire DL8 5ND
Telephone:                           01677 451893, 07979421212
Hours Of Operation:      24 hours


Local Carers:                    Access to Independence
Apple tree House, Leyburn Road, Ellington, Masham, Ripon HG4 4PF (3.3 Miles from the cottage)
Type of Service : Home Care Agency (Privately Owned)
Service User Information : Provides Carers directly to the general public


Local Equipment Hire

Equipment hire can be researched by using Google online. Type in the equipment required in the Google search engine followed by “+ Finghall or DL8 5ND”. Your results will generate a list of local companies.


Local Accessible Taxi

Proctors Taxis & Minibus, 3 Glebe Close Bedale, DL8 2EB.  Tel: 01677 422932

Bedale Taxis, Exelby, Bedale, DL8 2HD.  Tel: (01677) 422200

Coopers Cabs, 8a Market Place, Bedale, DL8 1EQ.  Tel: (01677) 424252

Alan’s Taxis, 9d Market Place, Bedale, DL8 1ED.  Tel: 01677 423543

Local Public Transport

Service Number: 155 Leyburn – Bedale (

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