Sheldon Cottage Access Statement

Need to borrow any mobility equipment to make your stay more comfortable and accessible? Just give us a call and let us know what you need.

  • A ramp (less than 1:20) leads up to the threshold of the cottage, with a handrail on the right
  • The front door is 90cm x 190cm, with the hinge on the left
  • The front door opens into the open plan kitchen/living room/dining room area.

Entrance

  • There is a light switch on the right hand side door casing for the first set of spotlights.
  • The floor area is covered with dark grey non slip ceramic tiles

Kitchen area

  • To the left of the front door is the kitchen.
  • The floor area is covered with dark grey non slip ceramic tiles
  • The work surface, sink & hob are at 90cm high. Above the hob is an extractor unit. A microwave is on the counter on the left.
  • Denby crockery, glasses & cooking equipment are in cupboards above the work surfaces
  • The electric oven/grill is under the worktop.
  • The fridge/freezer is to the right of the units with the 4* ice box at 140cm and the highest shelf at 76cm
  • The kitchen is lit by spotlights.
  • The fire extinguisher is 150cm high to the right of the fridge/freezer

Dining Room & Lounge Area

  • The floor area is covered with dark grey non slip ceramic tiles
  • Ahead is the lounge area with a 3-seater settee, a separate armchair and a riser recliner massage chair.
  • There is a free-standing ambient lamp, a free-standing reading lamp and a footstool; the chairs and settee are movable.
  • TV with remote control & a DVD player
  • By the kitchen is the dining area. The extendable square table (90cm x 90cm) has four chairs
  • A dining chair with arms is also in the cottage (usually in bedroom 2)
  • On the coffee table is the ‘Welcome Pack’ which has details about the cottage
  • At the far corner of the living room is the corridor leading to the bedrooms and shower rooms. The corridor is 120cm wide

At the end of the corridor:

Bedroom 1

  • Door 80cm x 197 cm – hinged on the left.
  • Carpet is light brown, 80% wool
  • There 2 single beds 107cm (3’ 6”) wide each with a memory foam topper (height 66cm).
  • One of the bed bases has clearance of 18.5cm to allow for a hoist.
  • The beds can be linked to make a super king size bed
  • All bedding is 100% cotton with non feather pillows and quilts
  • Feather pillows are available on request (usually stored under the bed)
  • The space to the left of the bed is 183cm; the space right of the bed is 140cm
  • The main light has a switch at the door & by each bedside. There are also separate reading lights for each bed
  • A large armchair provides a place to sit
  • There is a chest of drawers at the end of the left wall
  • There is an ironing board next to the chest of drawers and an iron in the wardrobe

On the right before Bedroom 1:

Main Shower Room

  • Door 80 cm wide x 197cm high
  • The flooring is sand-coloured non-slip tiles
  • Toilet seat height 48cm
  • Distance to the left of the toilet 166cm
  • Distance to the right of the toilet 32cm
  • Sink height 74cm
  • Free floor space 220cm x 230cm
  • Shower is all floor level
  • A shower chair or wheeled shower chair are available on request
  • The room has a wall mounted heated towel rail

On the right before Main bathroom:

Bedroom 2

  • Door 80cm x 197cm – hinged on the left.
  • Carpet is short 80% wool pile
  • There 2 single beds 3’ 6” wide each with a memory foam bed topper (height 68cm). The beds can be linked to make a super king size bed 6’ wide.
  • All bedding is 100% cotton with non feather pillows and quilts
  • Feather pillows are available on request (usually stored under the bed)
  • The distance to the left of the bed is 55cm; to the right of the bed is 150cm
  • The main light has a switch at the door & by each bedside. There are also separate reading lights for each bed

Ensuite Shower in Bedroom 2

  • Door 84 cm wide x 197cm high
  • The flooring is sand-coloured non-slip tiles
  • Toilet seat height 40cm
  • Distance to the left of the toilet 12cm
  • Distance to the right of the toilet 18cm
  • Sink height 80cm
  • Free floor space 110cm x 90cm
  • Shower cubicle 750mm quad
  • The room has a wall mounted heated towel rail
  • A drying rack is available

Outdoor Facilities

  • Level access from the door in the main bedroom leads to a private patio measuring 3.5m x 3.5m
  • The door is 82cm x 191cm
  • There is no step out to the patio
  • The patio is built of flat paving stones. Patio furniture is available for guests to use.
  • The patio exits on to a gravel path, beyond which is a walled grassy area which is steeply sloping. The gravel path goes right around the barn in both directions.

Accessible Items

The following are also available on request for your stay:

  • Shower stool
  • Shower chair (wheeled)
  • Waterproof mattress protector
  • Grabber
  • Bell