Access statement for Latchygors Cottage

Arrival
• No public transport available.
• Approach to cottage down ¼ mile farm track. Gate shut only infrequently when moving animals.
• Parking right up to door of cottage. No steps or ramps.
• Sensor light in farmyard and light at front door of cottage.
• Level threshold.

Inside
• All on one floor.
• Wide doors throughout.
• Good colour contrast to floors, walls and doors.
• Carpeted throughout with close pile carpet (except kitchen – slate).
• Light switches, door handles at 120 cm from floor.
• Electric sockets at 50 cm from floor.

Lounge
2 seater sofa and one moveable armchair. Dining table with clear space of 70 cm under.

Bedroom
Twin beds. Surface of beds not more than 54 cm from floor. All furniture moveable except fitted wardrobe with low and high hanging rails. Dressing table with 65 cm space under. Wide door directly to outside.

Bathroom
Bi-fold door. Toilet with raised seat at 46 cm and horizontal support rail. Basin with clear space underneath and lever taps. Low mirror. Bath with rim 50 cm from floor, lever taps, horizontal and vertical support rails. Shower over bath.

Communication
• No telephone.
• Some mobile phones cannot get reception in cottage.

Wheelchair accessibility
For wheelchair access we have parking by the front door, level threshold, high level plugs and low level light switches, raised toilet seat, low level bath and mirror and grab handles in bathroom. Beds at transfer height, moveable furniture, etc. The cottage is suitable for an accompanied wheelchair user only as the kitchen is not large enough to be adapted.

Fishing lake
• The lake is stocked with brown trout (a native species) and the fishing is free to cottage guests
• Made path of compressed stone round lake. 2 fishing platforms with turning space for a wheelchair.

Eco-friendly features
• The heating (and hot water) is provided by our own Bio-Mass wood pellet boiler
• We have photovoltaic panels to provide electricity
• We produce our own beef, lamb and eggs and grow as much of our own fruit and veg as possible (surplus fruit and veg are offered to our cottage guests for free).