Please go to our Directions page for directions to The Acorn and information on public transport as well as alternative travel whilst staying with us.
The Acorn is a 10 bedroom, Grade 2 listed, 16th Century Coaching Inn in the heart of the village of Evershot. Although there are hills entering & leaving the Evershot, the village itself is fairly flat and level. There is a small village shop and post office just opposite, our sister property Summer Lodge Hotel is approximately 200m down the main lane and the church, 100m to the right of the Acorn.
We have a large car park situated immediately behind the Acorn where there is space for approximately 20 cars. From the car park you access the Acorn via the patio where there are 4 wide and shallow steps. If you wish to avoid the steps customers can be dropped off at our front door on the main village lane. The front door leads immediately into our restaurant with no steps leading around to reception. There is room for people and luggage to be dropped off at the front door before parking in the car park. We are happy to assist with your bags. We advise you not to park in the lane as it is very narrow and tractors are very wide!
The bar, restaurant, lounge and reception are all on the same level with no steps. There are 2 steps down to our skittle alley. The skittle alley can also be accessed with one step from the car park. In the restaurant we have a mixture of arm chairs and side chairs.
The Inn is entirely non-smoking.
The village has very poor mobile phone coverage. We have excellent complimentary fibre optic broadband which can be used for WiFi calling.
Ladies and gent loos are all on the same level as bar, restaurant and lounge. We do not have a disabled loo. There are baby changing facilities in the ladies loo.
There is a patio with wooden tables and chairs. From the bar there are 2 steps down onto the patio. From the car park there are 2 steps up. There is also a beer garden which is a grassed area level with the car park.
Sadly we do not have any ground floor bedrooms. For wheelchair users our sister hotel just opposite has 3 ground floor rooms, one of which has been designed specifically for guests with special access needs. All of our bedrooms are accessed by a very wide stair case (4 ft 3”/131cm) with handrails on both sides. Kings Hintock and Evershead are accessed by 14 steps. Flintcombe, Hardy, Tess, Silverthorn are accessed by a further 2 steps (16 steps total). Emminster and Hope Cove are also accessed by the same 16 steps however there is also 1 step down to them at the bottom of the corridor.
All bathroom floors have a non slip treatment on the tiles. All rooms have non slip shower/bath mats provided. All the showers are electric and operated by pushing 1 button. The baths have mixer taps. We have placed additional handrails in places we think will be helpful. The village of Evershot does not have very good water pressure which prevents us from installing power showers.
AAll rooms have a wall mounted televisions with Sky and freeview. There is a hairdryer, dressing gowns, telephone, complimentary WiFi, still & sparkling water & luggage rack. Tea and coffee – cafitiere coffee, selection of tea bags, sugar, sweetener, hot chocolate, uht milk (fresh milk provided in a flask on request) and homemade shortbread. Iron and ironing board available on request.
All our mattresses are handmade in Wales by Savoir. The bedding is crisp white laundered 200 thread count cotton. All our duvets are hypoallergenic. We have a mixture of feather and hypoallergenic pillows dependant on requirements.
All bedrooms have radiators which feed from our oil fired central heating system. There are also electric heated towel rails which are operated on a timer but can be adjusted by you in the room should you wish. In all rooms we provide a supplementary electric heaters and fans should you require them.
128sq ft. Standard double 4ft 6” bed. There is a dressing table, chair and wardrobe. The window is to the side of the building and looks over the village. There is a privacy blind and black out curtains. Ensuite walk in shower room. Small step up into shower.
109sq ft. Standard double 4ft 6” bed. There is a chair, side table & wardrobe. The sink is in the bedroom. There is an ensuite shower room with small step into shower. The opening into the shower is quite narrow – 1ft4”/44cm. There is a sheer privacy blind and black out curtains.
130sq ft. Standard double 4ft 6” bed. There is a dressing table & chair. The wardrobe and shelves are situated in the bathroom. The bathroom has a bath with overhead shower. There are black out curtains.
140sq ft. Standard double 4ft 6” bed. There is a dressing table & chair. The wardrobe and shelves are situated in the bathroom. The bathroom has a bath with overhead shower.
176 sq ft. Super king 6ft 3” zip-link bed that can be made as a double or twin beds. There is dressing table, chair, wardrobe and sofa. The bathroom has a bath with overhead shower. This room is built into the eaves and so has sloping ceilings in the bedroom and bathroom. The bedroom window is low down with a safety catch. This room is situated above the bar so you can sometimes hear chatter until the bar closes at 11.00pm. It is priced in a less expensive category accordingly.
228 sq ft Emperor sized king bed 7ft 3” zip-link bed that can be made as a double or twin beds. There is dressing table, chair, wardrobe and sofa. There are windows on both sides of the bedroom with sheer privacy blinds and black out blinds/curtains. There is a lovely but compact shower room with a small step into the walk in shower.
213 sq ft King 5ft four poster bed. This bed is quite high so we can provide a wide wooden safety step if required. There is a sofa, dressing table with drawers, cast iron fireplace and wardrobe. There is an ensuite shower room with very wide walk in shower. There is a small step up into the shower and a small step next to the loo. Lead framed window overlooking the village with sheer privacy blind and black out curtains.
233 sq ft Super king 6ft four poster bed, wardrobe and a bay window overlooking the village which contains 2 chairs and a side table. There is an ensuite shower room with semi circular shower. There is a small step up into the shower. There is a sheer privacy blind and black out curtains.
214 sq ft Super king 6ft 3” wide by 7ft 6” long. There is a window seat, bench, chest of drawers and wardrobe. There is an ensuite shower room with semi circular shower with a small step up into the shower. There is a sheer privacy blind and black out curtains.
394 sq ft. The suite is the entire top floor of the Acorn. It is accessed by the main 16 steps to the 1st floor. You then go through the suite door where there are a further 15 steps with a handrail. At the top of the stairs there is a retractable stair gate for children/pets should you wish to use it. From this landing there is a double room, bathroom, single room and sitting room. The double room has a standard 4ft 6” bed, dressing table, chair and ceiling mounted television. The single room has a single bed with side table, wardrobe, chair and wall mounted television. The chair can be removed in this room to give space for a single z-bed. The sitting room has a corner sofa, chair, coffee table and television & DVD player. The bathroom has a bath, a separate walk in shower, sink, 2 chairs and a dressing table. The corridor has a small desk and chair. The suite is built into the eaves so it has slopping and low ceilings/doorways in places.
We operate a system of PEEP’s (Personal Emergency Evaluation Plan) - assisted escape for disabled visitors. Please tell our staff your requirements and we will provide you with a suitable escape plan.
There is an outside wooden and metal fire escape situated at the back of the building accessed by 2 doors; one next to Kings Hintock and Evershead and one next to Hope Cove and Emminster. Both have non slip treatments. Internally there is another fire escape next to Emminster and the main stairs. There are directional fire escape routes on the door of every bedroom.