Access Statement

Ta Mill, St. Clether, Launceston – 2012


Ta Mill is a small rural setting consisting of self catering cottages and lodges.  The lodges were built in the last 20 years.  The stone and slate cottages and Ta Mill House are converted farm buildings originally built in the 16th Century.   Our Dairy cottage offers NAS M2 mobility accessed accommodation, which means that the property is suitable for a person with restricted walking ability and for those who may need to use a wheelchair some of the time.

Pre- Arrival

  • Please visit our website at which describes the individual lodges and cottages.
  • Bookings can be made by email or by calling Helen on 01840 261797
  • The nearest bus stop is at Launceston (10 miles) although we do have a minor service which collects once a day 2 miles away (Hallworthy)
  • The nearest train station is 15 miles away (Bodmin Parkway)
  • A car is advisable to make the most of your holiday

Arrival and car parking facilities

  • Cars can park for the purpose of unloading within 10 metres of most the accommodation on site, for specific information enquire when booking.
    Ample parking available on site on level tarmac carpark.  Parking for Dairy cottage is within 5 metres of the entrance door.

Main entrance and Reception

  • On arrival, there is generally someone to meet you the car-park, unless previously arranged.  If there is no-one on site, directions to your accommodation will be forwarded to you via email and/or put on the blackboard outside reception.  The reception is on the ground floor, with a level but cobbled approach off the tarmac driveway.
  • The lodges have between 3 and 10 steps up to the wooden verandas.
  • Forge cottage, Pump cottage, Smithy cottage and Olde Granary have hardened concrete or stone pathway with no steps but a small threshold on the double glazed entrance door of Smithy and Olde Granary.
  • Millers cottage and Ta Mill House have gravelled pathways to their entrance doors.  Millers has small threshold at the French door entrance.
  • Hayloft has 12 stone and granite steps
  • Dairy cottage has flat stone paving and sloped threshold of approx. 1 inch into living area.
  • Public Areas- Games room, Pitch ‘n’ putt, Laundry, Nature Trail

Games Room

  • 2 wide granite steps into tiled games room through patio doors in courtyard.  Courtyard has concrete paving in vicinity of games room and gravel area preceeding. WC available in off games room on same level as games room, no thresholds.

Pitch ‘n’ putt

A grassed slope off the tarmac carpark to pitch ‘n’ putt area which is ½ acre of grass land (regularly cut)


  • One large step into tiled Laundry room as per games room
  • Childrens play area- outdoors
  • Regularly cut grass lawns off tarmac carpark to play area

Nature Trail

  • Fully hardened and compacted stone pathway (1.2m wide) leading to wild life pond- less than 1 in 20 for entire ½ mile.  Slightly steeper section at start can be avoided by parking at designated parking area at lower pond if required.   Pathway suitable for wheelchair or pushchair with passing places on route.

Living / Kitchen areas

  • Lodges are all single storey with 28/29 inch wide doors to all rooms, carpeted throughout except bathrooms which have ceramic tiles.
  • Smithy is a single storey cottages with 30 inch wide doors and carpeted throughout.
  • Olde Granary is a single storey cottage with 32 inch wide doors and has oak flooring throughout
  • Millers cottage is 2 storey cottage with a 12 step (8 inches) wooden staircase with a turn to first floor.
  • Pump cottage is 2 storey cottage with 11 step open tread wooden staircase (26.5 inches wide) with landing after 5 steps (160cm x 80cm) to first floor. There is an additional 7 inch step down hallway outside of the bedroom and shower room.  The pump kitchen/ living area is fully tiled, the stairs and first floor are carpeted.
  • Dairy offers fully tiled ground floor accommodation with 32 inch wide doors throughout.  Digital TV in living area and bedrooms with remote control.
  • Armed easy chair provided in all rooms.  Light switches and sockets accessible height.  Kitchen worktop at 82cm for easy access.
  • Forge cottage has tiled kitchen areas and carpeted else where.  There is a 6 inch slate threshold on entrance and a 4 inch step from the kitchen to the living area.  The doorway into the downstairs bathroom is 27 inches wide and only 168cm high.  There is a carpeted staircase comprising of 12 steps (8 inch high)- some of which are triangular to go round a 90degree turn.  Staircase is 30inches min. wide.
  • Hayloft is carpeted throughout, except for shower room
  • Ta Mill House is mainly carpeted (slate floor in hallway and kitchen) with 33 inch wide doors, except to utility room and en-suite shower room doors which are 29 inch wide.  Door into triple bedroom is only 26 inches wide
  • Ta Mill House has 12 stairs which are 8 inch high, 90cm wide with landing half way up.


  • Beds are made up for your arrival and are double, king size or single in bunk or twin bed formation, see website for each accommodation.  Non feather duvets and pillows throughout.  Sheets, duvet covers and poly cotton.
  • Dairy bedroom offers twin beds which are 24 inch high and king size bed which is 19 inch high

Bath/Shower rooms

  • Lodges (except Brookview lodge 1) have baths with shower over if applicable.   Brookview lodge 1 has walk in shower with no step.
  • Smithy has 19cm step into shower tray (80cm x 80cm)
  • Olde Granary and Millers cottage have shower over deep P-shaped bath
  • Pump has 20 cm step into double shower tray (115cm x 74cm)
  • Hayloft has 14 inch step into double shower tray
  • Ta Mill House has downstairs bathroom with bath and en-suite shower rooms with up to 19cm step into double shower trays (68cm x 117cm) twin room (76cm x 80cm) triple bedroom (70cm  x 70cm )
  • Dairy cottage has large walk in shower room ( 2.2m x 2.4m) with fold down shower seat and 2 shower heads- fixed and detachable, grab rails and fold down hand rails as appropriate by toilet, shower seat and basin, emergency pull cord.