The Old Bakery Bed & Breakfast, Fivehead, Taunton, Somerset. TA3 6PA

Access Statement

We welcome everyone at The Old Bakery.
If you have any specific requests or questions that you would like to discuss with us, please call or email.

House Layout

The house is on one level with a 20cm high doorstep to The Baker’s Suite and a 20cm high doorstep to the front door, giving access to the farmhouse style kitchen. There is a 14 cm high step down into the en-suite bathroom in The Baker’s Suite.

There is parking for 2 cars on a shingle driveway with parking available right next to The Baker’ Suite door. There is a paved pathway leading to both doors.

There is a cloakroom toilet with washbasin by the kitchen.

The bedroom is not suitable for people with pet allergies as we allow guest dogs to stay.
It has a carpeted floor & the bathroom has an anti-slip tiled floor.

There are 2 dining chairs and a dressing table chair with no arms. There is an armchair and chaise long.

The external door to the Baker’s Suite is a stable style door and is 84 cm wide; the door to the en-suite bathroom is 67cm wide.

There is a bath with shower over. There are no screens around the bath.

The sink in the bathroom is attached to the wall with a minimum clearance of 66cm underneath

The toilet is 43cm from the floor and the bath in 55cm high

We welcome any dogs, including assistance dogs.
We have pet dogs of our own (Purdy & Chester). They are not permitted in the guest bedroom or the kitchen whilst we are preparing food. However they do have access to the rest of the house, so The Old Bakery would not be suitable for anyone with a severe dog allergy.
Purdy & Chester are Springer Spaniels and can be a bit bouncy! If guests request we can keep our dogs away for the duration of the stay, especially if guests dogs are nervous or don’t like to meet new dogs. Please be aware there are quite a few dogs living in the Village too.

We do not own cats/chickens/children! However we are a rural community and there is livestock in nearby fields. Many of the numerous local footpaths and bridal ways cross farmland.


Menus and guest welcome information are available in large print on request.

Cordless kettle provided.

The bedroom is lockable with a key to the external door and a bolt on the internal door.

The television in the room is equipped with subtitles and Freeview.

The bedroom has downlighters, controllable from the door and bedside. There are also bedside lamps on each side of the bed, operated by a switch below the bulb.

The duvets and pillows are synthetic with a goose feather/down mattress topper which can be removed on request.

Heating is thermostatically controlled and we are happy to alter on request. There are 2 radiators in the bedroom, with a heated towel rail in the bathroom.

There is a Velux roof window with opening pole and remote controlled blackout blind in the bedroom. There is also an inward opening main window with opening width to 11cm. The window catch is 185cm from floor level. There is a single casement window in the en-suite bathroom.

The bedroom is supplied with a well-stocked beverage tray, including teas, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits and home made cake. Gluten/dairy free options are available, please let us know before your stay. Chilled fresh milk and local spring water is in the silent running in-room mini-fridge. If you wish for any of this to be removed before your arrival please let us know.

Other Information

There is mobile phone access within the house, but coverage can be a bit patchy.

Free wi-fi access is available and password will be provided.

A cordless telephone handset on the house phone line can be made available for guest use on request.

Please let us know if you have any food intolerances/allergies before your stay. All ingredients we use are listed in the guest information folder in your room.

We regret we are unable to offer dog sitting services and request that dogs are not left unaccompanied in your room.

There is an outside tap with lead hook outside The Baker’s Suite with dog towels and dog throw provided.

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