The Old Pump House Access Statement
Before You Arrive
Enquiries and bookings can be made via email, telephone and post. The village is not served by a regular bus and the nearest bus service is in Bungay which is approximately 3 miles away. The nearest train station is in Beccles (8 miles) and Diss (15 miles) Detailed directions to The Old Rectory are available on our website. The nearest shops are in Bungay (3 miles) which also has a doctor’s and dentist’s surgery and vets.
The Cottage is 400 metres from the road and is reached via an unmade drive. Parking is available at the side of the property. There are currently no designated parking bays. Luggage can be unloaded in the car park and help is available if required. The surface of the parking area consists of a layer of shingle. The Parking is situated on a level surface and is well lit during the hours of low light and darkness.
There is a reception at The Old Rectory with a doorbell. All guests should report to reception on arrival and are shown to their cottage. A member of the owner’s family is always present to welcome guests.
The main entrance of the property is accessed via a set of 13 steps in to a courtyard consisting of brick paving, which is generally even. The steps have 2 metal rails on the left hand side, whilst the right hand side is enclosed by a brick wall. The steps have a tread of approximately 240 mm and a drop of approximately 160 mm and are approximately 820mm wide. The steps do not currently incorporate colour contrasted step nosing. Access to the Front Door is via a stone riser measuring 20 mm high, and a door threshold of 35 mm. The Front Door is single leaf, with a clear opening of 750mm in width. The door contrasts in colour to its surrounding walls and incorporates a contrasting latch action handle at a height of 1350 mm.
Access to this room is via the Front Door off the Courtyard. The kitchen contains floor mounted units. Units are Beech wood in colour with contrasting knob handles. This area is all on one level. The floor covering consists of light coloured ceramic tiles. The walls are magnolia in colour. Kitchen worktop surface is 900 mm high and 590 mm in depth. The Microwave oven is located on the worktop surface. The electric hob controls are located on the top of the hob, which is inset in to the worktop. The electric oven is at floor level and the controls are on the front of the oven. Fridge/Freezer at floor level. Dishwasher at floor level. The Kitchen also has a cordless kettle and twist action mixer tap. Lighting within the room is by a combination of natural and artificial sources.
The Lounge/Dining Area
The Dining area contains a table and chairs with firm back support, but no arms. Furniture in the Lounge area consists of a two seat sofa and one arm chair. This area is all on one level and open plan. The floor covering consists of light coloured ceramic tiles partially covered with a rug. The walls are magnolia in colour. Lighting within the room is by a combination of natural and artificial sources. Remote control television with teletext, DVD player and Freeview box set.
Access to this room is via a single leaf door off the lounge. The lounge door has a clear opening of 800 mm in width and contrasts in colour to the surrounding door frame and walls. The door has a contrasting latch action handle at a height of 1300 mm. This area is all on one level and open plan. The floor covering consists of light coloured short pile carpeting. The walls are magnolia in colour. Lighting within the room is by a combination of natural and artificial sources. Furniture consists of a super king bed (which can be split on request into 2 full-size single beds), bedside tables, a wardrobe and a chest of drawers.
The Wet Room:
Access to this room is via a single leaf door off the Bedroom. The door has a clear opening of 800 mm in width and contrasts in colour to the surrounding door frame and walls. The door has a contrasting coloured latch action handle at a height of 1300 mm. The wet room has magnolia coloured walls and non-slip flooring in a contrasting colour. The wet room offers a level access shower which incorporates a height adjustable shower head which adjusts down to a height of 1560mm and controls at a height of 13000mm. The wet room includes a toilet that contrasts in colour to the walls and floor with the seat at a height of 440mm. The hand wash basin contrasts in colour to the walls and floor and incorporates silver turn action taps. Within the wet room there is a combination of both natural and artificial light.
The property is sited within grounds of approximately 6 acres which are available for the enjoyment of guests. The grounds are mostly grass with no footpaths. There are benches within the grounds for guests to use.
The business operates a no-smoking policy in all accommodation. A Fire Risk Assessment is undertaken regularly. Emergency telephone number for local doctors, vets, hospitals and directions to the shops in Bungay are included in the Information Folder in the Lounge. A large print information folder is available on request. Non-feather pillows and duvets are available. A copy of this Access Statement is available on our website and in paper format on request. Norwich (16 Miles) offers a Shop-mobility Scheme, further details can be provided on request. Our Website has been designed so that it complies with WAI's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Guests are encouraged to comment on our Access Statement and comments are incorporated in to the Statement.