Accessibility Guide


  • Millbrook is a 32-acre working estate set in a valley with four self-catering properties.
  • The Mill (the location of the cottages) was built in 1791 and converted in 1992.
  • Lakeview was built in 1989 and is a coach house-style property.
  • Each property is fully equipped and 5-star Gold Rated by Visit England.
  • Wheelchair users will find Millbrook estate difficult due to its terrain and soft ground.
  • We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any queries or require assistance, please phone 01769 629069 or email

Key Collection, Welcome and Car Parking

  • Corncott, Pulley Mill and The Wheel Room are accessed via Keypads (keycode provided by email seven days before arrival). Information is provided in a pre-arrival email sent seven days before arrival or via our website location page to download anytime
  • Parking is available for one car per property (4 spaces in total) right outside the mill entrance - free of charge. We have parking for extra vehicles, approximately 50m for the mill entrance.
  • Accessible parking / a drop-off point is located immediately outside The Wheel Room for step-less access.
  • The drive is gravelled and hilly to the main house and office.
  • The area is mostly well lit, but we recommend bringing a torch (rechargeable torches are provided in all accommodation).

Communal Washing Machine Room

  • There is a washing machine room located in the old kennels
  • 1 step high 28cm by 60cm wide gate
  • Door to washing room 158cm x 56cm
  • Washing machine 51cm x 60cm x 85cm
  • There is a washing machine and tumble dryer free to use
  • The light is a timer push button

Contact Information


For full details and maps of how to reach us, please see the location section of our website.

  • The nearest railway station is Umberleigh, which is 3 mile away.
  • Taxis are not available at the station and need to be pre-booked. If you require an accessible taxi, this can be booked in advance; see contact information below.
  • A local company can supply mobility equipment for hire. See contact information below.
  • The nearest shop mobility is 12 miles away in Barnstaple Bus station; See contact information below
  • We can arrange for shopping to be put away for you before you arrive. All the major supermarkets deliver to us. We have a Sainsbury's, Asda and Tesco in Barnstaple.
  • Our nearest bus stop is 1 mile away with a very limited service to Barnstaple; see contact information below

Leisure Facilities

  • The Hot tub is located approx 40m from the mill entrance. Lakeview has a private hot tub just 3m from the front door of Lakeview.
  • The Hot tub in the woods is accessed by a raised wooden walkway.
  • The Hot tub door is 1.2m / 47.24 inches wide (2 doors) and opens outwards.
  • The lid needs to be removed and can by quite heavy; help is available on request in advance.

Grounds and Gardens

Millbrook is located in 32 acres of varied terrain including gravel paths and grassed areas There are lots of benches and seating areas around the estate, including one next to the mill (one-step access) We have a course fishing lake. There is a car park next to our coarse fishing lake.

Additional Information

  • Please ask if we can help at all; if we can help we will. Please include any details on your booking with anything we can do to help or just give us a call.
  • Our staff receive regular training that includes disability awareness training.
  • Trained assistance dogs are very welcome.
  • All areas in the apartments have good colour contrast between the floor, doors and walls.
  • The nearest general hospital with an A&E unit is 14 miles away, and the nearest Doctors surgery is 1 mile away. Please see our guestbook for information.
  • We can offer a list of nearby attractions and details of their Access guides for information, where available.
  • Service Dogs are welcome free of charge, we try to keep Pulley Mill and Corncott dog free for allergy suffers.
  • Our Duvets and pillows are all hypoallergenic and can be split for seasons.

Millbrook Cottages

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Wheel Room
Pulley Mill

Entrance to the Mill

  • Distance from the car park to main entrance 15m (sloped across gravel).
  • Steps from the car park - 2 – although can use gravel slope to avoid.
  • The Main entrance door is manual, 720mm / 28.34inches wide, light to push and opens inwards.
  • The area is well lit by natural daylight and has sensor lights during the evening and a lamp on a timer.
  • The floor service is carpet.
  • The Wheel Room is on the ground floor and Corncott and Pulley Mill are accessed via a staircase.

Property Entrances

  • The Wheel Room, Corncott and Pulley Mill are accessed via the main mill entrance which is well-lit.
  • The Entrance doors are all 740mm / 29.13 inches in the mill.
  • The Wheel Room is step free.
  • The entrance is well-lit.
  • Lakeview is access via outside steps and stone slabs across the grass.
  • The entrance to Lakeview is fairly well lit but we recommend bringing a torch.

The Wheel Room

accommodation is all on one level with level access

Main Entrance
  • Distance from car park to patio entrance steps : 1000cm
  • Amount of steps to top 5 : W 125cm / D 26cm / 14cm and 19cm
  • Width of Patio Doors : 109cm
  • Step into Cottage door : 19cm
  • Height of fire blanket : 148cm
  • Size of Granite in kitchen : 60cm x 317cm
  • Height of Sink : 88cm
  • Height of Cooker : 88cm
  • Height of Light Switches : 137cm
  • Width of Archway to Kitchen : 142cm
  • Size of Dining Table : 140cm x 95cm
  • Size of Sofa : 165cm x 100cm
  • Height of light switches : 137cm
  • Height of window ledge : 85cm
  • Width of Door way to hall : 75cm
  • Width of Door way : 75cm
  • Size of Bed : 166cm x 216cm (kingsize) with a Medium Foam Mattress.
  • Space to left of bed : 56cm
  • Space to right of bed : 104cm
  • Light Switch : 136cm
  • Height of Toilet : 43cm
  • Space to the left of toilet : 31cm
  • Space to the right of toilet : 26cm
  • Height of bath : 54cm
  • Size of Bath : 168cm x 69cm
  • Height of Sink : 77cm
Size of all rooms including hallways (approx)
  • Kitchen : 168cm x 322cm
  • Lounge : 600cm x 564cm
  • Bedroom : 391cm x 382cm
  • Hall : 220cm x 106cm
  • Bathroom : 184cm x 172cm

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Wheel Room Access Plan

Wheel Room Lounge

Corncott Access Plan

Corncott Lounge


Main Entrance
  • Steps from the mill entrance : 13
  • Height, Width and Depth of Steps : 19cm x 90cm x 26cm and 17cm x 87cm x 27cm
  • Width of Doorway : 74cm
  • Height of fire blanket : 145cm
  • Size of Granite in Kitchen : 376cm x 60cm
  • Height of Sink : 87cm
  • Height of cooker : 90cm
  • Height of light switch : 134cm
  • Size of Free floor space : 160cm x 174cm
  • Width of doorway into lounge : 74cm
  • Size of dining table : 140cm x 95cm
  • Size of sofa : 214cm x 105cm
  • Height of light switches : 134cm
  • Height of Window ledges : 75cm and 82cm
  • Width of doorway to Hallway : 74cm
  • Width of door way : 74cm
  • Size of Bed King Size Divan with a Millbrook Medium / Firm Mattress and Mattress Topper.
  • Height of free-standing bath : 584mm
  • Width of the doorway : 74cm
  • Height of toilet : 43cm
  • Space to the left of toilet : 125cm
  • Space to the right of toilet : 16cm
  • Free Floor space : 2.4m2
  • Size of Shower : 118cm x 75cm
  • Height of step to shower : 28cm
  • Height of shower knob : 134cm
  • Height of sink : 79cm
Size of all rooms including, corridors :
  • Kitchen : 160cm x 174cm
  • Lounge : 600cm x 564cm
  • Bedroom : 357cm x 391cm
  • Hall : 95cm x 376
  • Bathroom : 209cm x 170cm

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Pulley Mill

Main Entrance
  • Steps from mill entrance : 11
  • Height, Width and Depth of Steps : 19cm x 90cm x 26cm
  • Width of Doorway : 81cm
  • Steps from inside main door to the hallway : 14
  • Height, Width and Depth of Steps : 20cm x 82cm x 25cm
  • Steps to kitchen : 4
  • Height, Width and Depth of Steps : 19cm x 80cm x 25cm
  • Height of fire blanket : 101cm
  • Size of Granite : 391cm x 60cm
  • Height of sink : 90cm
  • Height of light switches : 104cm
  • Size of floor space : 525cm x 71cm
  • Size of dining table : 100 cm width - Round
  • Size of sofa : 225cm x 107cm
  • Height of light switches : 133cm
  • Height of window ledge : 37cm and 57cm
  • Width of door way from hall : 74cm
  • Width of door way from hall : 74cm
  • Size of bed : 216cm x 166cm (kingsize) with a Medium Foam Mattress.
  • Space to left of bed : 187cm
  • Space to right of bed : 39cm
  • Light Switch height : 129cm

(Please Note to Bath Size : 180cm L x 90cm W x 66cm H)

Size of all rooms including halls

  • Kitchen : 525cm x 131cm
  • Lounge : 600cm x 274cm
  • Bedroom : 426cm x 369cm
  • Hall : 131cm x153cm
  • Bathroom : 200cm x 292cm

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Pulley Mill Access Plan

Pulley Mill Lounge

Lakeview Bedroom

Lakeview Lounge


Main Entrance

  • Distance from car park to steps : 80m – drop off point 20m
  • Steps to garden height 7 : W 52.5 cm/ D 20cm/ H 20cm
  • 18 metres from steps to main entrance
  • 1 step to front door : (W/D/H) 90cm/55cm/20cm
  • Front door Width : 77cm Height 195cm
Open plan living area with bedroom
  • Height of fire blanket : 140cm
  • Size of Granite in Kitchen : 547cm x 61cm
  • Height of Sink : 88cm (inset in granite)
  • Height of Cooker :88cm (Built in cooker and hob)
  • Height of light switch : 137cm
  • Height to interior door handle : 108cm
  • Width of door way : 77cm
  • Height to handle for patio door : 106cm
  • Height to Velux Window opener : 223cm
  • Space to left of Bed : 120cm
  • Space to right of bed : 80cm
  • Size of bed : 155cm x 200cm (kingsize) with a Millbrook Medium / Firm Mattress and Mattress Topper.
  • Size of dining room table : 132cm x 91cm x 77cm
Downstairs / Bathroom
  • Height of toilet : 42cm
  • Space to the left of toilet : 25cm
  • Space to the right of toilet : 48cm
  • Height to step to shower : 17cm
  • Height of physical shower knob : 103cm
  • Width of shower doors : 67cm
  • Size of shower : 96cm x 96cm
  • Free Floor Space : 145cm x 200cm
  • Size of bath : 102cm x 148cm
  • Height of bath : 56cm
  • Height of sink : 88cm
  • Bathroom Door width : 75cm
Size of all rooms including corridors
  • Upstairs : 590 x 815 + 130cm x 100cm
  • Stairs (12 steps) : 390cm x 100cm
  • Upstairs Hall : 130cm x 100cm
  • Downstairs Hall : 300cm x 158cm
  • Bathroom : 245cm x 267cm

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