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Access Statement

Please find below access statements for each property. These are for people with access needs to help them make informed decisions about the holiday accommodation and visits to Fursdon House, Gardens and Tea Room

The Garden Wing, Fursdon House

Introduction

The Garden Wing is a first floor apartment in a Historic Manor house. We have tried to provide enough information to help you in your holiday choices, if you have any queries, please do call. We look forward to welcoming you.

Pre-Arrival

  • We have a website showing interior and exterior photographs of the accommodation. Fursdon is also listed with http://www.specialescapes.co.uk/ and http://www.devonfarms.co.uk/.
  • Please e-mail or telephone for availability. Bookings can then be made online, or by completing a booking form
  • Payment can be made over the phone using a debit or credit card or by cheque
  • Changeover days are Friday or Monday
  • Shopping can be delivered using various supermarket home delivery schemes or by using http://www.ownonline.com/

Unloading and Car Parking Facilities

  • Luggage can be unloaded at the rear of the house from where there is smooth paving across a cobbled courtyard to the entrance
  • There is ample car parking in a gently sloping car park approx 100 metres from the house
  • A gentle slope leads from the car park to gate and a flat walk across the cobbled courtyard

Arrival and Main Entrance

  • Guests are met on arrival, escorted to their accommodation and shown all the facilities.
  • There is one step then a door into a closed entrance corridor
  • A wide security protected fire door with turning knob leads into visitors' entrance hall with seating, information board and emergency telephone. There is room in this area to leave babys' buggies without obstruction.
  • A further fire door opens into the staircase hall with a large picture window. There are four steps up and then a wide half landing leading to a flight of ten wide and shallow stairs with a hand rail on the right hand side. A further half landing turns to four more steps onto the wide and straight landing leading to the Garden Wing door.
  • The staircase and hall are carpeted with sea grass

Hall and Corridor

  • A shallow step leads into the well lit and very wide hall way, which turns to the right towards the rest of the accommodation. There is a further shallow step covered in an oak strip before the bathroom door on the right.
  • From here access doors to the kitchen, sitting room and bedrooms are all on the same level.
  • The flooring is of sea grass
  • A flashing fire alarm sensor is sited in the entrance hall

Sitting room

  • The approach to the sitting room is flat and level from the hall. The flooring is sea grass.
  • There is an open fire which is protected by a raised hearth and fire guard
  • Two windows give the room plenty of natural light
  • A standard lamp and two table lamps provide additional light as well as a central ceiling light
  • There are two moveable sofas with non feather cushions
  • Teletext TV is provided with remote control. There is also a DVD player with remote control and a radio and CD player.
  • A wide doorway leads to the main bedroom and a further door leads to a level part of the garden via five steep steps with a grasp rail.
  • A flashing fire alarm sensor is attached to the ceiling.

Bedrooms

  • The main bedroom is a large room approached from the sitting room. There are no steps into this room
  • The beds are zip and link to provide two 3ft beds or a 6ft double.
  • All sheets and duvet covers are high quality cotton.
  • Duvets or blankets can be provided
  • Extra pillows are available on request
  • Non-allergic bed linen is available on request
  • There is wide access on either side of the bed with an ottoman at the foot. An arm chair and upholstered bench are also provided.
  • Bedside lamps are provided as well as central lighting
  • There is short pile fitted wool carpet to this bedroom
  • The single room is small with a 3ft single bed and small side table. Access is only possible from one side of the bed. There is a radiator on the right hand wall.
  • Bed linen is the same as the main bedroom
  • A baby's cot can be provided in the main bedroom or in the single room with the bed removed. Cot linen is not provided.

Bathroom

  • From the main hallway of the apartment there is a small step down and then a right hand turn into the roomy bathroom
  • There is a full sized bath, large wash hand basin and wc with plenty of clear unobstructed floor space
  • The heated towel rail is just inside the door on the left and the vertical wall radiator is also on the left hand wall.
  • There is a step into the walk-in shower cubicle
  • The floor tiles are non slip
  • Taps to both bath and wash basin are single turning types

Kitchen

  • The kitchen is located at the end of the hallway with straight and flat entrance
  • The flooring is non slip vinyl
  • There is a wide unobstructed area with a table and four chairs to the right hand side and a radiator behind
  • A run of standard height kitchen floor units include a dish washer, oven and easy pullout bin cupboard. At the end of the run is the large fridge with a small freezer above.
  • There is a sink with mixer tap and left hand drainer and with working surfaces to the right.
  • Two wall cupboards are situated either side of the cooker with an electric extractor fan above the hob. The oven has a drop down door
  • A toaster and electric kettle are located on the work surface.
  • All appliances have instructions, which are in the guests' folder on the kitchen table.
  • General ambient lighting is provided with task lighting under the wall units. The room is light and airy as there is a large sash window which faces south east.

Laundry

  • There is a well equipped laundry off the courtyard with 2 washing machines and a coin operated dryer
  • There is also a washing line if guests wish to dry clothes naturally.

Outdoor Facilities

  • Guests have use of the walled garden and there are seats and arbours.
  • There is quite a steep climb to the top of the garden.
  • There is a picnic area with swings and a slide for children situated near the stables up a gently sloping drive
  • A barbecue area is also sited here.
  • There is a flat area of grass where guests can sit near the play area
  • When the family is not using the grass tennis court this can be used. This is sited near to the house with a small slope down from the drive

Grounds and Gardens

  • Access to the garden is via a latched door opening towards you from the sitting room with a second door opening into the garden down five steep steps. There is a hand rail to the right.
  • Guests have access to the rear garden, which at times can be quite steep but there are flat areas to be found
  • There is seating at various locations in the gardens
  • A play area is provided for children where there is also a picnic table and built in barbecue. This is located at the top of the drive near the car park about 100 metres from the house.

Additional Information

  • The accommodation is protected by a centrally controlled fire alarm system with flashing alarms and sensors in many areas.
  • A electronic security system is also installed
  • In the event of fire there are clear instructions on the back of the main door to the Garden Wing as well as information in the guests' folder.
  • Emergency lighting has been fitted to all public areas in the event of a power failure and there is a torch located in the kitchen for guests' use.
  • Smoking is not allowed in any part of the holiday accommodation nor in the courtyard where combustible materials are stored.

Contact Information

Address: Fursdon's full postal address is
Fursdon House
Cadbury
Exeter
Devon
EX5 5JS

Telephone: The Fursdon office telephone number is 01392 860860
Fax: Fax number is 01392 860126
Email: The e-mail address is admin@fursdon.co.uk
Website: Fursdon's website is www.fursdon.co.uk
Grid reference: Grid reference is SS922047

Future Plans

  • There are constant improvements and upgrades to facilities at Fursdon.

 

Fursdon cottage

Introduction

Fursdon Cottage is a Victorian cottage on the Fursdon Estate. We have tried to provide enough information to help you in your holiday choices. If you have any queries, please do call. We look forward to welcoming you.

Pre-Arrival

  • We have a website showing interior and exterior photographs of the accommodation. Fursdon is also listed with http://www.sawdays.co.uk/, http://www.devonfarms.co.uk/ and http://www.handpickedindevon.co.uk/
  • Please e-mail or telephone for availability. Bookings can then be made online, or by completing a booking form
  • Payment can be made over the phone using a debit or credit card or by cheque
  • Changeover days are Friday or Monday
  • Shopping can be delivered using various supermarket home delivery schemes once you have arrived.

Unloading and Car Parking Facilities

  • Luggage can be unloaded in front of the cottage from where there is level access to the entrance.
  • There is car parking for two vehicles and further parking in a gently sloping car park approximately 100 metres from the house

Arrival and Main Entrance

  • Guests are met on arrival at the estate office, escorted to the cottage and shown the facilities.
  • There is level access in the entrance hall of the cottage.

Entrance Hall

  • The front door leads into a wide hallway, off which leads the accommodation.
  • From here there is level access to the utility room, downstairs cloakroom and kitchen/sitting room and stairs lead to the first floor bedrooms and bathroom
  • There is a tiled floor and the stairs up to the first floor are carpeted
  • A smoke detector is fitted on the ceiling of the hall and a water filled fire extinguisher on the wall behind the door.

Utility Room

  • The utility room is located to the left of the hallway with level access.
  • The floor is tiled
  • There is an unobstructed walkway to the back door with access to the garden at the rear of the property.
  • A run of standard height kitchen floor units include a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a sink with cupboards under and above.
  • The sink has a mixer tap and left hand drainer with work surfaces to the left and right.
  • A microwave is located on the work surface.
  • On the other side of the utility room is a large fridge/freezer
  • To the left of the fridge/freezer is a floor standing cupboard for cleaning equipment, hoover and ironing board.
  • All appliances have instructions, which are in the top drawer in the utility room.
  • General ambient lighting is provided and the room is light and airy with windows on three sides and a half-glazed door.

Downstairs Cloakroom

  • The cloakroom with loo is located opposite the front door to the cottage and has level access
  • The floor is tiled
  • There is a row of coat hooks on the left and further along a wash hand basin.
  • On the right is a low flush loo and to the side is a cupboard under the stairs, which houses cot and highchair.
  • Opposite the door is a small window and a radiator in front.

Kitchen/Dining/Reception Room

  • The open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room leads through to the right from the entrance hall with level access.
  • The floor throughout is tiled
  • The kitchen is the first area on the left.
  • There is a powder fire extinguisher on the wall behind the door and a fire blanket attached to the side of the work unit behind the door.
  • A smoke detector is fitted to the ceiling of this room.
  • There is an unobstructed walkway down the right side of the room to the dining area and the sitting area and on into the TV Room.
  • An L shaped run of standard height kitchen floor units include a sink and dish washer with the hob and oven at the end. The oven has a drop down door. There are wall cupboards and shelves above the units and an extractor unit above the cooker.
  • The sink has a mixer tap and left hand drainer with working surfaces to the left and right. A toaster and electric kettle are located on the work surface.
  • In the centre of the kitchen area there is an island unit with work surface and three wide drawers under.
  • All appliances have instructions, which are in the drawer in the utility room.
  • General ambient lighting is provided with task lighting under the wall units. The room is light and airy as there are a number of windows on the south side of the room and a glazed door opposite which leads out into the garden.
  • Beyond the central unit is a dining table with 6 chairs.
  • The approach to the sitting area is through the kitchen and dining areas. The floor is level and tiled with a small rectangular rug.
  • There is an L shaped seating unit with a moveable arm chair and non-feather cushions
  • A wooden chest is located in the centre of the room as a coffee table and there is a rectangular rug beneath.
  • There is a wood burning fire, which is protected by a hearth and fire guard.
  • South facing windows give the room plenty of natural light
  • A table lamp provides additional light as well as wall lights.
  • There is also a radio and CD player.

TV Room

  • From the Sitting room a door leads to the TV Room.
  • The floor is level and tiled
  • There are two armchairs and a sofa, all moveable
  • A wall mounted Digital TV is provided with remote control. There is a chest table beneath the TV.
  • A broadband router situated on the window sill gives wireless internet connection.
  • South and east facing windows give the room plenty of natural light.
  • In addition there is a floor standing lamp.

Bedrooms

  • Carpeted stairs lead up from the hall and split to landings on the left and right, which lead to the bedrooms.
  • Taking the 4 additional stairs to the right there is a powder fire extinguisher on the wall to the right and a smoke detector on the ceiling above.
  • In all the bedrooms sheets and duvet covers are high quality cotton.
  • Duvets or blankets can be provided
  • Extra pillows are available on request
  • Non-allergic bed linen is available on request
  • A smoke detector is fitted in each bedroom

Single Bedroom

  • To the right of the central staircase a single bedroom is located with a 3 ft guest bed providing 2 beds if needed. In addition there is a wardrobe, chair and small bedside table with lamp.
  • There is access to the bed from one side only
  • The floor is carpeted

Master Bedroom

  • The main bedroom is located at the end of the landing and has an ensuite shower room.
  • The floor of the bedroom is carpeted and the ensuite shower room has a tiled floor with level access and a small step into the shower cubicle
  • The bed is a 5 ft double.
  • There is access on either side of the bed
  • There are bedside tables and a wardrobe and chair.
  • A small side table and mirror are next to the door of the shower room.
  • Overhead lighting provides a good level of light with additional bedside lamps. Windows to the south and east provide good daylight.
  • The floor is carpeted.

Twin Bedroom

  • This is located to the left of the central staircase with four additional stairs leading to the short landing.
  • It has two 3 ft beds with a small table between them.
  • There is access on all sides of one bed but the second is near to the wall so space is more limited
  • The room has a wardrobe against the wall and a small table and mirror opposite the beds.
  • There is a bedside lamp on the table between the beds and a central ceiling light.
  • There are south and west facing windows, which give natural light to the room.
  • The floor is carpeted

Bathroom

  • The bathroom is located on the left of the central staircase and up four steps. There is level access from the twin bedroom.
  • There is a full sized bath, large wash hand basin and wc with plenty of clear unobstructed floor space
  • There is also a curved shower cubicle with door which slide back giving good access to the shower. There is a small lip to step over into the shower.
  • The vertical heated towel rail is just inside the door on the right.
  • The floor is tiled
  • There are twin taps to the wash basin and bath.

Outdoor Facilities

  • Guests have use of a fully enclosed garden.
  • Access from the house is via a path along the rear of the house and up 4 steps onto the grass.
  • The garden is terraced and there is quite a steep climb to the top.
  • Outside the garden there is a communal picnic area with swings and a slide for children situated near the stables along a gently sloping drive
  • A barbecue area is also sited here.
  • There is a flat area of grass where guests can sit near the play area

Additional Information

  • In the event of fire there are clear instructions on the back of the main door to Fursdon Cottage as well as information in the guests' folder.
  • Smoking is not allowed in any part of the holiday accommodation.
  • A well behaved dog is allowed at Fursdon Cottage and there are terms and conditions in the guests' folder relating to use of the cottage with a dog.

Contact Information

Address: Fursdon's full postal address is
Fursdon House
Cadbury
Exeter
Devon
EX5 5JS

Telephone: The Fursdon office telephone number is 01392 860860
Fax: Fax number is 01392 860126
Email: The e-mail address is admin@fursdon.co.uk
Website: Fursdon's website is www.fursdon.co.uk
Grid reference: Grid reference is SS922047

Future Plans

  • There are constant improvements and upgrades to facilities at Fursdon.

Park Wing, Fursdon House

Introduction

The Park Wing is a first floor apartment in a Historic Manor house. We have tried to provide enough information to help you in your holiday choices. If you have any queries, please do call. We look forward to welcoming you.

Pre-Arrival

  • We have a website showing interior and exterior photographs of the accommodation. Fursdon is also listed with http://www.specialescapes.co.uk/ and http://www.devonfarms.co.uk/.
  • Please e-mail or telephone for availability. Bookings can then be made online, or by completing a booking form
  • Payment can be made over the phone using a debit or credit card or by cheque
  • Changeover days are Friday or Monday
  • Shopping can be delivered using various supermarket home delivery schemes or by using http://www.ownonline.com/ details of which are on the Fursdon website.

Unloading and Car Parking Facilities

  • Luggage can be unloaded at the rear of the house from where there is a gate and smooth paving across a cobbled courtyard to the entrance
  • There is ample car parking in a gently sloping car park approx 100 metres from the house
  • A gentle slope leads from the car park to the gate and a flat walk across the cobbled courtyard.

Arrival and Main Entrance

  • Guests are met on arrival, escorted to their accommodation and shown all the facilities.
  • There is one step up then a door into a closed entrance corridor
  • A wide security protected fire door with turning knob leads into the visitors' entrance hall with seating, information board and emergency telephone. There is room to leave babys' buggies here without any obstruction.
  • A further fire door opens into the staircase hall with a large picture window. There are four steps up and then a wide half landing leading to a flight of ten wide and shallow stairs with a hand rail on the right hand side. A further half landing turns to four more steps which take you onto the wide landing with the door to the Park Wing in front of you.
  • The staircase and hall are carpeted with sea grass.

Hall and Corridor

  • Immediately on the left at the top of the stairs is a cleaning cupboard with easy access to a range of cleaning equipment.
  • The door leads into a wide hall way, off which leads the accommodation.
  • From here there is level access to the kitchen and into the master bedroom. Three steps lead down to two further bedrooms with a shower room at the end.
  • The flooring is of sea grass
  • There is an emergency light in the hall and a flashing fire alarm sensor is also sited here.

Kitchen

  • The kitchen is located on the right of the hallway with level access
  • The flooring is non slip vinyl
  • There is a flashing fire alarm sensor on the ceiling
  • There is an unobstructed walkway through to the sitting room up three steps and there is a table and six chairs to the right, with a radiator and window seat on the left
  • A run of standard height kitchen floor units include a dish washer and oven. At the end of the run is the sink with cupboards under and above.
  • The sink has a mixer tap and left hand drainer and working surfaces to the left and right.
  • On the other side of the kitchen is a large fridge with a small freezer above and microwave situated on top.
  • Two wall cupboards are mounted either side of the cooker with an electric extractor fan above the hob. The oven has a drop down door
  • A toaster and electric kettle are located on the work surface.
  • All appliances have instructions, which are in the guests' folder on the kitchen table.
  • General ambient lighting is provided with task lighting under the wall units. The room is light and airy as there is a large sash window, which faces south.

Sitting room

  • The approach to the sitting room is through the kitchen and up three steps. The flooring is of sea grass.
  • There is an open fire which is protected by a raised hearth and fire guard
  • Three south facing windows give the room plenty of natural light
  • Two table lamps provide additional light as well as two central ceiling lights
  • There are two moveable sofas and three arm chairs with non feather cushions
  • Teletext TV is provided with remote control. There is also a DVD player with remote control and a radio and CD player.
  • A flashing fire alarm sensor is attached to the ceiling.

Bedrooms

  • The main bedroom is a large room approached from the entrance hall. There is a very shallow step down into this room
  • The beds are zip and link to provide two 3ft beds or a 6ft double.
  • All sheets and duvet covers are high quality cotton.
  • Duvets or blankets can be provided
  • Extra pillows are available on request
  • Non-allergic bed linen is available on request
  • There is wide access on either side of the bed with a sofa at the foot.
  • An arm chair and dressing table with stool are also provided.
  • Individual over bed lights are provided as well as central lighting
  • The flooring is of sea grass.
  • There are two twin bedrooms which are reached from the entrance hall, down three steps onto a further corridor and on the left.
  • The first room has two three foot beds with a chest of drawers between them.
  • There is a chair against the wall which gives more limited access around the beds.
  • There are two bedside lamps and a central ceiling light.
  • There is an east facing window, which give natural light to the room.
  • A wash hand basin is sited near the window. There is also a radiator beneath the window.
  • The flooring is of sea grass
  • All bedding is the same as the master bedroom.
  • The second twin room has two 3 ft beds, an easy chair and a straight backed chair
  • There is access all round one bed but the second bed is against the wall with access from one side only.
  • There is a small table with a lamp between the two beds and a further lamp on a table to the left as you enter the room
  • The window to the south gives natural light and there is a radiator beneath this window
  • The flooring is of sea grass.
  • All bedding is the same as the master bedroom.

Bathrooms

  • An en suite bathroom leads down three steps from the master bedroom.
  • There is a full sized bath, large wash hand basin and wc with plenty of clear unobstructed floor space
  • The vertical heated towel rail is just inside the door on the left.
  • There is chair against the wall
  • The floor tiles are non slip
  • There are twin taps to the wash basin and a mixer tap with shower attachment to the bath.
  • A small shower room is situated at the end of the bedroom corridor and there is a step up into this.
  • A wash hand basin is immediately on the right and then a WC
  • The shower cubicle is on the left. There is a step over into the shower.

Laundry

  • There is a well equipped laundry off the courtyard with 2 washing machines and a coin operated dryer
  • There is also a washing line if guests wish to dry clothes naturally.

Outdoor Facilities

  • Guests have use of the walled garden and there are seats and arbours.
  • There is quite a steep climb to the top of the garden.
  • There is a picnic area with swings and a slide for children situated near the stables up a gently sloping drive
  • A barbecue area is also sited here.
  • There is a flat area of grass where guests can sit near the play area
  • When the family is not using the grass tennis court this can be used. This is sited near to the house with a small slope down from the drive

Grounds and Gardens

  • Guests have access to the rear garden, which at times can be quite steep but there are flat areas to be found
  • There is seating at various locations in the gardens
  • A play area is provided for children where there is also a picnic table and built in barbecue. This is located at the top of the drive near the car park about 100 metres from the house.

Additional Information

  • The accommodation is protected by a centrally controlled fire alarm system with flashing alarms and sensors in many areas.
  • A electronic security system is also installed
  • In the event of fire there are clear instructions on the back of the main door to the Garden Wing as well as information in the guests' folder.
  • Emergency lighting has been fitted to all public areas in the event of a power failure and there is a torch located in the kitchen for guests' use.
  • Smoking is not allowed in any part of the holiday accommodation nor in the courtyard where combustible materials are stored.

Contact Information

Address: Fursdon's full postal address is
Fursdon House
Cadbury
Exeter
Devon
EX5 5JS

Telephone: The Fursdon office telephone number is 01392 860860
Fax: Fax number is 01392 860126
Email: The e-mail address is admin@fursdon.co.uk
Website: Fursdon's website is www.fursdon.co.uk
Grid reference: Grid reference is SS922047

Future Plans

  • There are constant improvements and upgrades to facilities at Fursdon.

Access Statement for Fursdon House, Gardens and Tea Room

 

Introduction

Fursdon House, Garden and Tea Room are part of the historic Fursdon Estate. The house has earlier roots but presents as a Georgian mansion, surrounded by gardens and grounds, with a Tea Room converted from the Victorian Coach Hall. The house is open for guided tours and the gardens and tea room are open on certain afternoons between Easter and the end of September. We have tried to provide enough information to help you in visiting choices. If you have any queries, please do call. We look forward to welcoming you.

 Pre-Arrival

Car Parking Facilities

  • There is ample car parking on hard standing and grass.
  • The surfaced car park is on a gentle slope, while there are flat areas on the grass parking field
  • There is room for a long wheelbase Coach to turn and park
  • There is signage from the car park to the Coach Hall tea room, which is also the ticket office.
  • Disabled parking can be arranged near to the house if organized with the estate office in advance

 Arrival and Entrance to Coach Hall

  •  There is a short uphill walk from the car park to the Coach Hall to purchase tickets or show season tickets/HHA Friends cards.
  • A sloping tarmac drive takes visitors from the car park into a slightly uneven cobbled courtyard. The cobbles can be a little slippery when wet.
  • There is a step up into the Coach Hall, which has a level wooden floor.
  • Inside the door is a Fire extinguisher and above the door an emergency light.
  • There is an open guarded fire, which is usually lit on open days.
  • There is an emergency exit to the rear of the coach hall with an emergency light over. This is approached over three steps and therefore not suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with mobility difficulties.
  • A ramp can be fitted to the outside step if advance warning is given to gain access to the Coach Hall.
  • The Coach Hall is well lit with ambient lighting.
  • From the cobbled area and to the right of the Coach Hall door is an entrance to male and female toilet facilities
  • These are flat and level after walking a short way on the cobbles
  • There are no disabled toilet facilities at the current time.
  • There is a baby changing station in the ladies’ toilet.

Walking to Fursdon House and Garden

  • Retracing steps across the cobbled area there is a tarmac drive gently sloping downwards towards Fursdon House and Garden. See visitor map below. After approximately 100 metres this becomes a gravel drive.
  • There are two low level speed bumps along the drive to be aware of.

 Entrance to Fursdon House and the Hall

  •  There are two steps up to the front door of Fursdon House and a further step through the front door into the entrance hall.
  • A mobile ramp can be fitted to both sets of steps.
  • There is a mat well inside the front door and then a fixed carpet over a level wooden floor.
  • To the right of the front door as you enter is a fire alarm call point on the wall.
  • There is a smoke detector in this area
  • Emergency lighting is fitted over the front door, outside the door to the Museum and over the steps down to the lower hall.
  • There is good ambient lighting in this area.

 Dining Room

  • There is level access from the entrance hall into the Dining Room
  • A fixed seagrass rug to the centre of the room is fitted over a wooden floor.
  • Chairs are available for visitors to sit here if necessary.
  • There is an open fire with raised fire surround. There is rarely a fire lit in this room at the time of visits by the public or groups.
  • There are three windows along one side of the room giving good ambient lighting.

Lower Hall

  • From the Dining Room visitors retrace their steps across the entrance hall and down 5 carpeted steps to the Lower Hall.
  • There is a hand rail for the first 3 steps and then a small level area leading to the Drawing Room before 2 further wide steps down into the Lower Hall.
  • There is a water fire extinguisher in the Lower Hall.
  • There are two smoke detectors in this area.
  • There is an emergency exit from the Lower Hall up two steps onto a quarter landing. Turning left there is a door with a further external door to the right and out into the garden.
  • The Lower Hall has a fixed carpet and wooden floored surround.
  • There is a large window to one side of the Lower Hall on the staircase giving good ambient lighting in this area.

Drawing Room

  • Access to this room is from the Lower Hall up two carpeted steps and along a short level walkway.
  • There is a flat wooden floor with a large fixed rug in the centre
  • There is comfortable seating available to visitors in this room
  • There is a smoke detector fitted in this room
  • Three large windows give good ambient lighting in this room

Library

  • From the Drawing Room there are two steps down into the Lower Hall and level access across a fixed carpet to the Library.
  • There is a smoke detector in this room
  • There is a large carpet in the centre of the room with flat and level wooden flooring around.
  • Visitors can sit in this room if necessary.
  • Two large floor-to-ceiling windows in this room give very good ambient lighting.

Museum

  • There is level access to the Museum from the Entrance Hall
  • From the Library there are five steps to the museum over carpeted floor.
  • The flooring in the museum is a large seagrass square with wooden floor boards around.
  • Artificial lighting and two small windows give sufficient lighting.
  • There is a bench on which visitors can sit.
  • There is a smoke detector and a fire extinguisher in this room

Inner Museum

  • There are three wooden steps up to the Inner Museum with a handrail to the left
  • The floor is cobbled stone and uneven with a gentle slope to a further display area
  • Lighting is artificial and kept at a low level to protect the costumes on display
  • There is a further open doorway leading to an area with a floor-to-ceiling glass fronted display case containing the costume

Garden

  • From Fursdon House the gardens surround the house and are on sloping ground.
  • The terrain can be difficult in places for people with mobility problems or wheelchair users. There are parts where there is flat ground and also gentle slopes. We recommend that people with concerns contact the estate office for further guidance.
  • The lawned area at the front of the house is approached from a level gravel turning area via a flight of stone steps. An alternative to this is via the main drive on a gentle slope
  • The Western Gardens are gently sloping and grass paths lead round the contours of the hill to the latched gate to the Fox Garden.It is steeper at the top of the garden with grass slopes and some brick and stone steps dividing the Garden. There are grass and gravel paths to avoid the steps and there is a gravel path leading round the lower edge with a wall above a courtyard at the back of the house. This route returns across lawns to the Western Garden via a latched gate.
  • At various places in the Fox Garden there are benches to sit on.
  • To the west of the house is another enclosed garden entered through a latched gate up one step where there is a bench to sit on. Paths here are of grass and gravel.
  • The walk from Fursdon House to the Meadow Garden is down a gently sloping gravel drive and through a heavy self-closing gate.
  • A public roadway has to be crossed before going through another large gate with a simple hook mechanism into the Meadow Garden.
  • Walking is all on grass and there are two fairly steep slopes but some flat areas.
  • There is a set of steps with a handrail to the right to avoid one of the slopes.
  • The pond at the lower end of the Meadow Garden is fully enclosed and entered through latched gates. There is a flat walk round the pond and a life-saving belt is on a stand by the pond.

Future Plans

There are constant improvements and upgrades to facilities at Fursdon.

 
Contact Telephone and Email Address

Address:  Fursdon's full postal address is:-
Fursdon House
Cadbury
Exeter
Devon
EX5 4DA
 
Telephone:  The Fursdon office telephone number is 01392 860860
Fax:  Fax number is 01392 860126
Email:  The e-mail address is admin@fursdon.co.uk
Website:  Fursdon's website is www.fursdon.co.uk
 
Grid reference:  Grid reference is SS922047 

We welcome your feedback to help us continuously improve facilities for holiday guests and house and garden visitors. If you have any comments please phone 01392 860860 or email admin@fursdon.co.uk