This access statement does not contain personal opinions as to suitability for those with access needs, but aims to accurately describe the facilities we offer guests at Sisland Tithe Barn


Sisland Tithe Barn, in its rural, but accessible location, is the perfect place to stay whether you are visiting for business or leisure – offering luxurious, pet-friendly accommodation close to the historic city of Norwich, the Norfolk Broads and the Suffolk Heritage Coast.

Owl Barn is ideal for people who appreciate luxury and comfort in their holiday accommodation.   The kitchen, dining and living area are open-plan, flooding the cottage with light and wonderful views.  Owl Barn sleeps two people and has one bedroom.  The property is on one level and provides a high standard of self-catering accommodation.

We look forward to welcoming you.  If you have any queries or require any assistance, please call 01508 520520 or e-mail us at:


All the major supermarkets (with the exception of Ocado) deliver to Sisland. Please request that your delivery be made to The Tithe Barn.
Broadland Mobility, based in Great Yarmouth, offer a holiday mobility rental service. They can be contacted on 0800 151 0255 or via their website:


Parking is available on a gravel drive with a paved walkway leading to Owl Barn – approximately 25m/28yds away.  The garden gate opens outwards to 1160mm/45.75ins.  A hook holds the gate back onto the barn – this is 1300mm/51ins from ground level.  A bolt secures the gate which is 1080mm/42.5ins from ground level.

Owl Barn is usually left open for arriving guests but, should this not be the case, we will contact you with the code for the key-box. This is 1330mm/52.75ins above ground height.

The area is well-lit at night by motion sensor lights.

  • The entrance to the property consists of double French Doors.  The width of a single door is 800mm/31.5ins wide.
  • There is one step to the door.  An access ramp can be provided.
  • The floor-covering inside the entrance is a short-pile door-mat and wood laminate flooring.

  • The lounge has a mixture of seating with a sofa and an armchair. The seat height of the sofa from the floor is 430mm/17ins. The seat height of the chair is 470mm/18.5ins. There are two side tables at heights of 635mm/25ins and 560mm/22ins respectively. Furniture can be moved.
  • There is a widescreen Smart TV with a remote control, subtitles and a DVD player.
  • The dining table is circular with four legs 650mm/25.5ins from floor to lowest point of the table (under-space). The table is 755mm/29.5ins high with free space around half the table.
  • There are four dining chairs (all moveable) with padded seats but no arms. The seat height from the floor is 430mm/17ins.
  • Throughout, lighting is natural daylight and, by night, overhead lighting complemented by a floor lamp. The flooring is wood laminate throughout with a short-pile rug in front of the sofa.

  • The controls for the central heating can be found in the passageway between the lounge/dining area and the kitchen at a height of 1450mm/57.25ins from the floor.
  • The door of the oven opens to the left and the handle is 480mm/18.75ins above the floor. The grill section is 820mm/32.25ins above the floor and the door drops down. The controls for the hob are 960mm/37.75ins above the floor.
  • In the middle of the lower kitchen units is a dishwasher of which the door drops down. The handle is at a height of 745mm/29.75ins and the control switches are 780mm/30.75ins above floor height. To the right of the dishwasher is a space of 900mm/35.5ins for ease of access.
  • There is a ‘fridge/freezer -the handle to the freezer and to the ‘fridge are 820mm/32.5ins and 840mm/33.25ins from the floor respectively. The ‘fridge has shelves set at heights of 1250mm/49.5ins, 1450mm/57.25ins, 1570mm/ 61.75ins and 1710mm/67.5ins from floor level. The bottom vegetable baskets are at a height of 1120mm/44ins and the bottom door rack is at a height of 1260mm/49.75ins from the floor.
  • There is a standard size, front-loading washing machine covered by a wooden door, the handle of which is 760mm/30ins from the floor.
  • The worktops and sink are 950mm/37.5ins above the floor. There is a cordless kettle (rotating 360°).
  • Crockery can be found in one of the wall cupboards at a height of 1600mm/63ins above the floor. Glasses can be found in a cupboard in the lounge, the handles of which are 1020mm/40.25ins from the floor. The highest shelf of the unit is 1370mm/54ins above floor height. All crockery and glasses can be moved to lower shelves by prior arrangement.
  • All saucepans, bake-ware, cutlery and utensils can be found in the lower drawers and cupboards in the kitchen, the handles of which are 870mm/34.5ins from floor height.
  • The kitchen is evenly lit with halogen spotlights above the whole area.
  • Flooring is wood laminate throughout.
  • A night light is positioned outside the kitchen area which provides adequate visibility to move from the bedroom to the bathroom during the night.

  • Access is via a door opening 800mm/31.5ins wide. The cloakroom is well lit with an overhead light. There is non-slip tile flooring throughout.
  • The toilet is 420mm/16.5ins high.
  • The wash basin is 850mm/33.5ins high with lever taps.

  • There is one bedroom with a super-king-size bed. The height of the bed from the top of the mattress to the floor is 625mm/24.5ins.
  • The door to the bedroom is 800mm/31.5ins wide.
  • Lighting is natural daylight and, at night, overhead lighting. Bedside lamps are also provided both sides of the bed on bedside cabinets 550mm/21.75ins high.
  • There is a wardrobe with a handle 1100/43.25ins from the floor. The lower hanging rail is at a height of 740mm/29.25ins.
  • The top of the chest of drawers is at 1000mm/39.5ins from the floor.
  • The bedroom offers a good colour contrast between the floor, walls and doors. The carpet is short-pile and the bedding is non-feather.
  • There is a wall-mounted Smart TV with remote control and subtitles.
  • There is a chair in the bedroom with a padded seat and arms. The seat height from the floor is 460mm/18ins.

  • Access to the wet-room is via a door opening 800mm/31.5ins wide.
  • There is a level-entry, step-free shower with an opening of 1070mm/ 42ins. The shower controls are at a height of 1202mm/48ins and the shower hose can be lowered to a height of 1208mm/50.5ins.
  • The toilet is 420mm/16.5ins high.
  • The wash basin is 815mm/32ins high with a single lever tap.
  • The bathroom is well lit with overhead directional spotlights and an infra-red illuminated mirror. The mirror light control is 1400mm/55ins from floor height. The mirror has an integrated shaver socket which is 1320mm/52ins from floor height.
  • There is a stool in the wet-room, the seat height of which is 440mm/17.25ins from the floor. The maximum weight the stool takes is 80kg/12.5 stones.
  • There is non-slip tile flooring throughout.

  • Owl Barn has a secure garden area with a paved patio which can be accessed from the barn by one step. A sofa, table and chairs are available on the patio. The patio furniture has a seat height of 490mm/19.5ins (including the cushions). The table has a height of 740mm/29.25ins with an under-space of 700mm/27.5ins at its highest point.

  • Dogs are welcome in Owl Barn. Please see the Dog-Friendly Cottages page on our website.
  • All areas of Owl Barn have good colour contrast between the floors, doors and walls. Generally, doors and door-frames are white with walls darker in colour.
  • The mobile ‘phone reception is good and free Wi-Fi facilities are available although coverage and speed are variable.
  • The nearest Hospital with an A&E unit is the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital which is 14 miles away. The postcode is NR4 7UY and the telephone number is (01603) 286286. The nearest Doctor’s surgery, Chet Valley Medical Practice, is one mile away. The telephone number is 01508 520222. Should you need a doctor urgently when the practice is closed, telephone 111.

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