Access Statement

We have thirteen cottages located two miles outside of Looe, Cornwall.

Kilminorth Cottages are in Southeast Cornwall, in the Southwest of the British Isles set in a private hamlet with picturesque scenery.

Public transport information is available on this website – please read below. We also have public transport information in each cottage and further details eg: bus and train timetables etc, in our office at Kilminoth Cottages, including a wheel-chair friendly taxi service.

Guests can arrange for shopping to be delivered on arrival from any of the leading online supermarkets. Guests can also use a local delivery company that provides local produce delivered straight to your door. Please see www.food4myholiday.com. We can also private a private chef service here at Kilminorth please see website for further details.

  • Much of our literature can be provided in large print – Please ask.
  • Bed boards Bed blocks can be provided for most beds on request – please ask on booking.
  • Large print literature such as TV instructions can be provided on request – please ask on booking.
  • High back chair can be provided on request – please ask on booking.
  • Ramps over small number of steps can be provided on request – please ask on booking.

Where is Kilminorth?

Kilminorth Cottages is located in Southeast Cornwall, in the southwest of the British Isles with a rich Celtic history and stunning coastal and countryside scenery. It is no more than 4 hours by train from London or Birmingham, and less than an hour by air.

Public Transport Information is available on the website – please read below. We also have public transport information in each cottage in further detail, with bus and train timetables, in our office at Kilminorth, including a wheel-chair friendly taxi service. We will also be able to help and advise you from our office here.

By Train – The nearest train station is Looe, which is 2 miles, and Liskeard – 7 miles. Trains – from all parts of the country to Liskeard – details on 08457 484950 or www.nationalrail.co.uk. A connecting carriage also stops at Looe. Local taxis at Liskeard and a taxi rank is available from Looe, which is a short walk along a concrete/tarmacked pavement, flat and suitable for walking with luggage.

By Coach – National Express coaches from all regions to Liskeard. +44 (0) 8717 818178 or www.nationalexpress.com

By Bus – The nearest bus stop is on the A387 Looe road 1 mile from the cottages. Plymouth City Bus 72 – 72A – 72B Plymouth – Saltash – Looe – Polperro.  See the timetables

73 – 73A Liskeard – St Keyne – Duloe – Looe – Pelynt – Polperro  See the timetables

By air – The nearest airport is Newquay which is 32 miles. Newquay fly to Stansted or Gatwick, www.cornwallairportnewquay.com 01637 860600. The nearest airports are Newquay (45 mins), Exeter (90 mins)and Bristol (120 mins). Flight routes can be seasonal so check with airlines in advance. Contact Flybe, Ryanair and Air Southwest, for further advice. European destinations are available from airports in the South West.

If you are planning to arrive by coach, bus or train, we recommend pre booking a local taxi company. Each company will be able to provide a price to the cottages.

  • Sarahs Taxis have several cars including a wheel chair accessible 8 seater taxi 01503 265688.
  • Looe Taxis have several cars including a wheelchair accessible 8 seater taxi 01503 262405
  • Scenic cars have several cars including a wheel chair accessible 8 seater taxi 07790 886137

Car Hire

  • Rhino car hire – (0345 508 9845) available from Newquay, Exeter and Bristol Airport, 10% guest discount available, visit www.rhinocarhire.comand quote ‘Kilminorth’ or contact Rhino for details.
  • Enterprise Rent A Car – in Bodmin 01208 265860 or www.enterprise.co.uk

Directions

By Car – M5 or A303 to Exeter then A38 to Plymouth and Looe. We provide a detailed map and directions when you make your booking. Kilminorth Cottages is 2 miles from Looe and 1 mile from the main A387, Kilminorth Cottages is clearly signed from this main road. Access from the A387 is along a single track country lane with several passing places, the single track lane is bordered in part by hedges.

We have one accessible cottage, which is South meadow. This cottage is our only one level property. This cottage is South Meadow.

General Access information for all cottages.

There are a number of items common to all cottages, which are listed here.

  • Local information folders – what to do, see and where it is.
  • Upstairs windows have locks for child – safety compliant with current regulations.
  • Non – slip bath mats provided where needed.
  • Generally there are heated towel rails in bathrooms, some of which can be hot to touch.
  • All cottages have moveable furniture, lamps, and ornaments. For full details of what exactly is provided with your cottage please contact our office on info@kilminorthcottages.co.uk 01503 262832 so that we can help.
  • High chairs, travel cots, children’s pop up beds, stair gates and child friendly cutlery are available on request.
  • Wireless Internet is provided in all cottages.

The individual nature of our cottages is something that we take great pride in. Because of this it is impossible to fully highlight all aspects of access here, but please do contact us so that we can discuss your personal requirements with you. We are happy to help!

Standard measurements.

These are approximate measurements to give you a guide of the general features in most of our cottages. However please do contact us to discuss the specifics of your cottage as these measurements may vary from cottage to cottage.

  • Standard door width (internal) – 90cm x 196cm
  • Standard kitchen worktop height – 92cm
  • Standard bathroom basin height – 80cm approx..
  • Standard WC seat height – 40cm

Access to office

Access via a slightly sloped gravel car park. Access via 1 step and then a step up over the threshold into a laminated office through a regular width door.

Unfortunately we do not currently provide adaptions for the hearing impaired on our materials in Braille. We can provide large print for most of our written material on request.

Access to Laundry / information Room

Access via gravel flat car park / driveway. Access via 2 steps into a tiled floor laundry and information room. DVD library shelving, some of which is at standing height.

Access to tennis rackets and balls.

Information leaflets on a shelving unit.

Access to Swimming Pool.

Access via gravel slightly sloping driveway. Access is through a lockable gate with a code combination lock. The area around the pool is paved and there is a level lawn area. In the summer deck chairs, sun loungers and giant bean bags are available.

The swimming pool plant eg: pumps / filters and chemicals are in an enclosed locked cupboard.

The changing room is access by two steps up to a decked area which has a table and chairs that over look the pool area. There are towels available for use in here.

There is a WC (standard height) with tiles floor

Inside the changing room, you will find details of emergency contact numbers.

Flotation aids and a rescue pole are provided on the inside of the pool fence.

Access to Tennis Court is either over sloped grass or steps leasing from behind the laundry room and through the orchard. (11steps). Alternative access from the main drive and along the sloped grass area.

Doctors / Hospital / Dentists

The nearest Doctors surgery to Kilminorth Cottages is – The Old Bridge Surgery in Looe ( 2 miles).
The Old Bridge Surgery, 2 Station Rd, Looe PL13 1HA

The nearest hospital with a minor injuries unit is Liskeard (approximately 15 minutes drive / 11 miles. The nearest major A&E hospital is in Plymouth (45 minutes / 22 miles).

The nearest NHS emergency dentist is in Liskeard, BUPA Dental Care, Liskeard. 01579 343361

Vets / Day Boarding Kennels.

The nearest vets to Kilminorth Cottages are:

Calweton, The Millpool, Looe, PL13 2AF. 01503 263773.
24hr emergency cover is provided from their main premises in Callington, 01579 383231.

Luxtowe, The Quay, West Looe, PL13 2ES, 01579 342120

Doggy day care – The Dog House, 16 Tregarrick, Looe PL13 2PJ 01503 26925

The Pet Shop Liskeard can deliver free of charge wet, dry or raw frozen dog food on orders over £25.00 www.thepetshopliskeard.co.uk

Mobility Equipment Hire.

The nearest mobility ships are in Bodmin and Saltash which do equipment hire. Mobilty Centre South West www.mobilitycentresouthwest.com 01208 75355. Saltash www.saltashmobility.co.uk01752 845265 or alternatively

Mobility, Scooter and Wheelchair Hire Cornwall www.hireamobilityscooter.co.uk 01209 313401.

Proprietors / Staff Availability

The owners live on site and are accessible 24 hours.

Nearest Facilities

  • Looe is only 2 miles away and has a variety of shops.
  • Pelynt – 3 miles there is a large well-equipped Spar shop with lots of free parking.
  • Premier Store and Award winning butchers. This can be found behind the Old School House social club and has free parking outside.