Swanlands Access Statement

Swanlands Access Statement

DSC_0513Introduction

Swanlands Cottage is one of two self catering barn conversions on our working dairy farm.

Swanlands Cottage has been graded under the National Accessible Scheme to level M1 -Typically suitable for a person with sufficient mobility to climb a flight of steps but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.

We have tried to give as much information as possible in this statement, but please contact us if you have any queries, we are happy to help and look forward to welcoming you.

Pre-Arrival
• All guests are provided with written directions to the cottage
• There are no regular public transport links to/from the village
• The closest bus/train station is Tewkesbury(Ashchurch) – approx. 4 miles or Cheltenham – approx. 7 miles
• Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose will deliver if you are registered
• The closest shop mobility is in Cheltenham
• An accessible taxi is available from Tewkesbury on 01684 299 976
• This access statement is available on our website and in the ‘Welcome Information’ folder in the cottage and is available in different font sizes upon request

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
• A drop off point is available with level access to the cottage. The main car park DSC_0540has space for 3 cars (shared with Hazelgrove Cottage) and is laid with loose stone . There are 2 steps down to a patio then a further 2 steps down with handrail to the front door.
• The car park is lit at night by a movement sensor light

Main Entrance & General Information
• Guests are met on their arrival and keys are handed over. Additional keys are available on request
• All guests are given a familiarisation tour of the cottage
• The front door is 79cm wide and the keyhole lock is 108cm. The threshold is 8cm
• The front door opens into the main lounge/dining/kitchen area. There is a large mat inset into the floor
• All light switches in the cottage are at a height of 114cm and power sockets are at a height of 45cm
• All the door ways in the cottage are 84cm wide
• Swanlands Cottage is level through out with laminate flooring in the living/dining/kitchen area, beige 100% wool carpet in the bedrooms and non-slip ceramic tiles in the bathrooom
• On the dining table is the ‘Welcome Information’ folder which has all the details about the cottage and surrounding areas

kitchen cottage 2 useDining/Kitchen/Living area
• The main living space is open plan with plastered walls, exposed beams and brickwork
• There are two 3 seater sofas, both of which are moveable. The seat height is 42cm
• The Digital TV is 26″wide with a remote control and access to Teletext. An Ipod docking station with CD player is also available
• The dining table has an under space of 62cm and blocks are available to raise the height of the table. There are 4 armless dining chairs available
• The kitchen is L-shaped. The base units are 90cm high, the wall units are 130cm and the worksurface is 90cm deep.
• The fridge has a freezer compartment and is freestanding under the worktop
• The hob and double oven are electric and are at base unit height. The grill door pulls down and the oven door opens outwards. Above the hob is an extractor unit
• There is a microwave on the work surface
• Crockery, glasses and cups are located in the wall cupboards and can be moved upon request. Pots and pans are located in the base units

Laundry
• There is a standard size, front loading washer/dryer provided in the kitchen at base unit height

Bedroom 1
• There is a wooden framed king size bed. The height of the bed is 60cm. All bedding is cotton or polycotton with non feather pillows and quilt
• The space to the left of the bed is 190cm wide
• The space to the right of the bed is 80cm wide
• There are two separate reading lights available on each side of the bed

Bedroom 2
• There are two wooden framed single beds, each have one side against a wall. The distance between the beds is 72cm All bedding is cotton or polycotton with non feather pillows and quilt
• There is one reading light available between the two beds

Bathroom
• The bathroom has a bath with shower over, WC and hand basin.
• There is an unobstructed floor space of 120cm x 90cm min
• The bath is 49cm high and has holding rails inset into the bath sides. There is a hinged shower screen. A bath board is available
•The hand basin is 83cm high with a mirror over. The shaving socket is located above the mirror at a height of 185cm
• The toilet seat is 42cm high. A raised toilet seat/frame is available.
• There are horizontal and vertical hand rails in the bath and by the hand basin
• There is a wall mounted heated towel rail and an electric heater mounted over the door

Grounds and Gardens
• There are two steps measuring 125cm w x 35cm d x 20/22cm h with a hand rail either side up to a grassed patio area with garden furniture.
• There is a garden located to the left of the car park where there is a rotary clothes line available and children’s play equipment
• Guest are welcome to explore the farm and surrounding fields

Additional Information
• The welcome Information folder is available in size 14 font upon request
• Mobile phone reception varies from network to network. There is a phone available in the cottage upon request
• Pets are not allowed (assistance dogs excepted)
• There is an interconnecting fire alarm in all rooms with a flashing light
• For the comfort of all of our guests the cottages are strictly non-smoking

Contact Information
• Address: Abbots Court Farm, Deerhurst, Gloucestershire, GL19 4BX
• Telephone: 01684 275 845
• Fax: 01684 275 845
• Email: enquiries@deerhurstcottages.co.uk
• Website: www.deerhurstcottages.co.uk
• Hours of operation: Open all year

We welcome your feedback to help us continuously improve if you have any comments please phone 01684 275 845 or email us at enquiries@deerhurstcottages.co.uk