Accessibility

Accessibility information

The notes below are to help guests understand access around the properties and surrounding area.  If you would like to discuss your requirements further please contact us.

Dove House

Please see below accessibility information for the areas and rooms of Dove House.

Dove House and Swallows are both reached via a mile long tarmac drive, there are four cattle grids as you come down. It has good visibility and wide verges.

Ample parking on self binding gravel surface (not deep).

Flag path to front door 20cm step up. Door width open 78cms

In Dove House: All main doors have an opening of 78cms. All doors into bathrooms have an opening of 71cms.

Main stairs are 92cms wide with 14 steps

This is accessed from the patio area via one step up and another down. Alternatively it can be accessed by the French doors which just involves one step up and they are obviously wider. The shower in the pool is a little more like a wet room with just a curtain across it, but there is a shower tray to step into. (door into shower is 71cms and the room is narrow).

Hallway to Sitting room has 7 steps with handrail on one side, these are 85 cms wide. These can only be avoided by going outside and entering sitting room through the French doors.

Kitchen to Garden: Double French doors, two steps onto patio.

Off the sitting room with NEW en-suite wet room. The door opens outwards. Although small there is plenty of room for a frame, shower chair or chair over the WC so for guests with limited mobility this room is now considerably friendlier. No rails.

Upstairs landing is wide with 7 steps dividing the two levels of the barn. See floor plan for layout of bathrooms.

The enclosed garden is on a gentle slope with a small step onto the grass from the patio area. The front garden is also gently sloping but with no steps.

The games room is just outside the garden off Dove House and accessed via 3 deep steps (22cms high) and very wide.

Swallows Cottage

Please see below accessibility information for the areas and rooms of Swallows Cottage.

Dove House and Swallows are both reached via a mile long tarmac drive, there are four cattle grids as you come down. It has good visibility and wide verges.

Ample parking on self binding gravel surface (not deep).

There are two steps from the gravel onto the patio, there is a handrail on the right hand side of these steps. These steps can be avoided by walking round on the grass but be aware there is a small area of gravel from the grass to the terrace, shown in the pictures,  and one step up into Swallows.

All the floors in Swallows are wooden with no level changes or thresholds within the building, except very small ones in bathroom doorways.

The doors in Swallows are 78cms from sitting room to bedrooms, or via French doors. Bathroom doors are 71cms.

There are double French doors from both the sitting room and double bedroom onto the patio via a small step.

The bath in the bathroom has handles on either side in the centre. The shower in the shower room has sliding curved doors. People have in the past used a stool in this shower.

The garden in Swallows has a large flat patio area leading onto a gently sloping lawn.