Access Statement

Access Statement

Introduction

We aim to cater for the needs of all visitors in our home based 5 bedroom bed and breakfast. The following statement is a summary of our provision. If you have any specific questions please feel free to call us and we will endeavour to help.

Pre-Arrival

  • There is a bus stop in Ellerthwaite Square, 3 minutes walk away and there is a frequent bus service.
  • The railway station is 10 minutes away by foot or 2 minutes by taxi.
  • There is a local taxi service that has accessible taxis if required.
  • Menus can be provided in large print by prior arrangement.
  • You can contact us via phone 015394 42601, email [email protected] or post: Ivy Bank, Holly Road, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 2AF.

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

  • On Arrival at the front of the property there is one step (7cm) up from the street then an even concrete path to the front door.
  • Our car park is at the rear of the property with 5 marked parking bays, the surface is uneven. There is one step (17cm) up from the rear access lane to the block and tarmac path that leads to the front door there is a minimum width of 75cm on this path.
  • We are happy to assist guests with luggage.
  • The village is a few minutes walk from Ivy Bank.

Main Entrance & Reception

  • The front door has one step 16cm high.
  • The front door bell is to the left of the outer doors 84cm from the ground.
  • The outer doorway is 121cm wide.
  • The inner doorway is 91cm wide.
  • On entry into our home the hallway has open space of 230cm x 160cm.
  • The hall flooring is varnished floorboards and a rug.

Public Areas – WC

  • Bedrooms are en-suite but there is no public WC.

Dining Room

  • Breakfast is served in the breakfast room on the ground floor.
  • The doorway to the dining room is 83cm wide
  • Furniture is flexible and can be moved on request.
  • Tables have underspace of 61 – 73 cm high by 112cm minimum width and height of 75 – 77 cm. None of the chairs have arms and can be moved to accommodate.
  • Menus can be provided in large print by prior arrangement.

Staircase

  • The staircase is 83cm wide with a banister on the right only. Each step is 18cm high and 28cm deep.
  • The flooring on all stairs and upstairs corridors is short pile carpet.
  • There are 14 stairs to a mezzanine landing followed by one large step (25cm high) to Room 3. From the mezzanine landing there are a further 3 stairs to the first floor landing and bedrooms 1 and 2 and the residents lounge.
  • From the first floor landing there is a staircase with a banister on the right only and 3 turns to the second floor. This staircase is 70cm wide. Each step is 19cm high and 25cm deep.
  • The second floor landing is 103cm x 91cm with access to bedrooms 4 and 5.

Residents Lounge

  • The doorway is 79cm wide.
  • There are 2 two seater sofas and a single arm chair.

Bedroom 1

  • The doorway is 79cm wide and the en-suite doorway is 66cm wide.
  • A double bedded room.
  • At least 85cm routes within the bedroom to one of the bedsides.
  • The bed surface is 58cm high.
  • Television and DVD with remote control and teletext.
  • A two seater sofa is provided in the room.
  • Fitted short pile carpet on the floor.
  • There is an en-suite shower room. Free floor space clear of door is 120cm x 95cm. The flooring is fitted vinyl. The shower cubicle has a step/edge of 15cm high and is 73cm x 75cm internally. The basin is flat fronted has clear underspace and is 78cm high. The toilet has no side transfer access and is 43cm high.

Bedroom 2

  • The doorway is 78cm wide and the en-suite doorway is 74cm wide.
  • A double bedded room.
  • At least 85cm routes within the bedroom to one of the bedsides.
  • The bed surface is 64cm high.
  • Television and DVD with remote control and teletext.
  • A two seater sofa is provided in the room.
  • Fitted short pile carpet on the floor.
  • There is an en-suite shower room. There is a 3cm step up into the en-suite. Free floor space clear of door is 160cm x 120cm. The flooring is fitted vinyl. The basin is flat fronted has clear underspace and is 79cm high. The toilet has no side transfer access and is 44cm high. The bath has a shower attachment and a vertical grab rail to the side of the shower attachment. The side of the bath is 54cm high and there is a handle on either side.

Bedroom 3

  • The doorway is 76cm wide and the en-suite doorway is 73cm wide.
  • A double bedded room.
  • At least 85cm routes within the bedroom to one of the bedsides.
  • The bed surface is 64cm high.
  • Television and VCR with remote control and teletext.
  • Fitted short pile carpet on the floor.
  • There is an en-suite shower room. Free floor space clear of door is 100cm x 80cm. The flooring is fitted vinyl. The shower cubicle has a step/edge of 13cm high and is 74cm x 87cm internally. The basin is flat fronted has clear underspace and is 79cm high. The toilet has no side transfer access and is 43cm high.

Bedroom 4

  • The doorway is 74cm wide and the en-suite doorway is 67cm wide.
  • A double bedded room.
  • At least 85cm routes within the bedroom to one of the bedsides.
  • There is a minimum of 40cm at one point between foot of bed and access to en-suite.
  • The bed surface is 57cm high.
  • Television with remote control and teletext.
  • Fitted short pile carpet on the floor.
  • There is an en-suite shower room. Free floor space clear of door is 98cm x 98cm. The flooring is fitted vinyl. The shower cubicle has a step/edge of 14cm high and is 75cm x 75cm internally. The basin is flat fronted has clear underspace and is 75cm high. The toilet has left side transfer access and is 43cm high.

Bedroom 5

  • The doorway is 72cm wide and the en-suite doorway is 66cm wide.
  • A room with one double and one single bed.
  • At least 65cm routes within the bedroom to the side of beds, between beds and dressing table.
  • The bed surface is 59cm high.
  • Television with remote control and teletext.
  • Floor surface is painted floorboards and oriental rug.
  • There is an en-suite shower room. Free floor space clear of door is 117cm x 97cm. The flooring is fitted vinyl. The shower cubicle has a step/edge of 14cm high and is 72cm x 74cm internally. The basin is flat fronted has clear underspace and is 76cm high. The toilet has right side transfer access and is 43cm high.

Grounds and Gardens

  • We have a small enclosed front and rear garden, which are available to sit in (bench available).
  • There is a local park 100 metres walk from the B&B where dogs (and owners!) can get more exercise.

Additional Information

  • Assistance dogs are welcomed.
  • Mobile phone reception is generally good for Vodafone and O2 and mixed for other networks.
  • We are able to use the front and back doors in the need of evacuation, the fire alarm siren sounds continuously if evacuation is needed. If you require more assistance for evacuating please notify us on arrival and we will ensure you are evacuated safely e.g. hearing impairment.
  • We are happy to take delivery of hired equipment.
  • We are a no smoking building (smoking is allowed in the small front garden)
  • Any medication or special food can be put in our main fridge on request (not available 24hours).

We welcome your feedback to help us continuously improve. If you have any comments or suggestions please feel free to tell us and if there is anything you would like to know please ask.