Sam's Stable 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 close to 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 front door of the property is accessed from the car park as follows:-Firstly via a paved area of approximately 7 mtr, followed by a shingle path approximately 700 mm wide and 20 mtr long. This brings you to the gate to the property, from there a step 100 mm high and 840 mm wide takes you in to the garden. Access to the front door of the property is via a stretch of lawn of approximately 2 metres long on to a slab path with a gentle slope up to the front door. The front door is single leaf, with a clear opening of 780 mm in width and is at the same level as the slabs. The door contrasts in colour to its surrounding walls and incorporates a contrasting lever action handle at a height of 1100mm. Front door leads in to the Lounge/Dining area of the Living RoomExternal lighting at front of property.
The Lounge/Dining Area
Access to this room is either via the Bedroom or from the front door. The bedroom door has a clear opening of 800mm. The door contrasts in colour to its surrounding walls and incorporates a contrasting latch handle at a height of 1300 mm. The Dining area contains a table and chairs with firm back support, but no arms. The Lounge area consists of 2 two seat sofas This area is all one level and open plan. The floor covering consists of light coloured ceramic tiles partially covered with a rug. Remote control television with teletext, DVD player and Freeview box setLighting within the room is by a combination of natural and artificial sources.
The Kitchen Area
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. 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.
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 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 double bed, 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 1450mm and controls at a height of 1000mm. 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.