Accessibility

The notes below are to help guests understand access around the properties and surrounding area.

Please use them and our floor plans to make sure we meet your requirements.



Dove House Accessibility

Approach: 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.

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

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

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

Stairs: Main stairs are 92cms wide with 14 steps

Pool: This is accessed from 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 hand rail 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.

Sitting room to Garden via double French doors with one step of 12 cms.

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

Please click the following link to view accessibility information for Swallows.



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