Accessibility and inclusion
This is where we are at the moment. Our plan is to increase the farm’s accessibility and inclusivity as we develop our offer. For wheelchair users, we’re afraid the farm isn’t very accessible at all right now.
Please do get in touch if you have any specific queries regarding your own access needs before booking and we’ll endeavour to help.
Wheelchairs and mobility access
The pods are in a field with grass tracks to them. They have a step onto the decking, a second step up to the pod and a large door lip to get in. There is no turning space inside the pods. Unfortunately, at the moment we do not consider the site or accommodation to be accessible for full-time wheelchair users.
The car park is surfaced with road planings gravel. The bathrooms have a large door lip to get in and no handles inside.
The farm is sited on the side of a valley. Although the pod field itself is flat, there are slopes to get around the farm. There are also very narrow steep tracks to the river at the bottom. The car park is about 40m from the nearest pods.
Camelford itself is relatively wheelchair accessible in the centre. There are however hills to go to it and out of it. There is accessible parking available in two car parks in town and a disabled toilet at the entrance to Enfield Park open 10am-4pm daily. A couple of shops are step-free, as is the pub and Four Seasons Cafe but they do not have accessible toilets.
If you have a tramper, mobility scooter, Batec or motorised attachment, the town is much more navigable. The town centre is at the other end of our lane.
Pets are not permitted but guide dogs are very welcome on site. If they are reliable around livestock and chickens then they can be exercised off lead in the playing field in the pod field. Otherwise they are welcome off lead beyond the play park in town and along the riverside walk. Let us know in advance if you are bringing a guide or medical assistance dog.
Hidden disabilities and sensory considerations
The pods can have a strong timber smell inside and the various animals have their own particularly ‘farmy’ smell. In addition, there are two areas where campfires are allowed which may be smokey at times.
Inside the pods, shelves and beds are fixed to the structure. There are no loose fittings other than the seating mattress pads for sleeping on and the bed barrier for children which is removable. The mattress pads also fit on the floor in the space between the bench beds. There are blackout curtains which can make the pods very dark. The internal door lock is turnable and not dependent on a key.
There is no power to the pods and therefore it is not possible to charge or run equipment inside. Plug sockets are available in the kitchenettes.
The decking in front of the pods can be slippery when wet. The paths to the pods are mown grass and there are several solar lanterns.
In the bathrooms, there is a bench that can be sat on or to keep belongings off the floor which could be used for medical paraphernalia. There is a small shelf above the sink.
The showers are push button operated, on a timer, and at a set temperature of 45º at the combi-boiler so no need to mess around with various dials. Unlimited hot water is available. There are no baths. The sink has a separate hot and cold tap. The floors are dark blue matt vinyl.
India and Spencer can use basic Makaton around the farm.
Cars are parked away from the pods but in the same field.
Standard smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms and fire extinguishers are in all the pods and kitchenettes. There is a bucket of sand for fires behind each pod and barrels of water at the Cookout Canopies.