Access Statement 2014


‘ Dorney Self Catering Apartments August 2014 
 Dorney Self Catering Apartments January 2014 

GARDENER’S BOTHY, WISTERIA and THE SMITHY

INTRODUCTION

This access statement describes our current facilities and services offered to our guests. This will enable potential guests to make an informed decision with regard to our flats and facilities. It also helps them decide about their particular needs.

It falls within the requirement of the Disability Discrimination Act (1995 revised 2005) (DDA). This access statement is a mandatory part of the quality assessment process for Visit Britain (Star Rating), but it also helps with specific access issues, decision making for potential guests, and legal obligations within the DDA (see above).

This access statement is placed on our website, is available within the information folder in each apartment and is available on demand from any of our staff. It may be faxed to you, emailed or posted.

Dorney Self Catering Apartments comprises three separate self catering apartments, within one building, that was originally built as part of The Old Place, Boveney.

The building dates back to 1905, is red brick construction with tiled roof.  Gardener’s Bothy takes up the whole of the loft conversion on the first floor.  The Smithy is to the rear of the building and Wisteria is to the front of the building.  Wisteria is a conversion of the original coach house.

The Smithy and Wisteria are on the ground floor with one step up to the entrance with a threshold in each case.  A ramp can be fitted to each entrance if required.

Dorney Self Catering Apartments offers practical accommodation for families, who may use “sofa beds”. The star rating from Visit Britain is based on the number of bed places the accommodation offers, which is of course, much less than the wider facility of sofa beds.

Facilities include:

• Secure rural environment

• Open garden areas for sitting out and playing games, and barbeque.

• Pets welcome

• Clothes washing facilities and tumble dryer available free of charge

• Tea, coffee etc provided for your arrival

• Full kitchen facilities

• Bath with shower in Gardener’s Bothy

• Shower rooms in Wisteria and The Smithy

• Friendly helpful staff

PRE-ARRIVAL

Our booking process is mainly by the internet, with email sent with travel directions and full information both on the website and our emails. Arrival is recommended by car, but guests can arrive by taxi. There are no immediate public transport facilities, with Taplow station being approximately 2 miles away and the nearest bus stop is 2 miles away in Eton Wick.

There is ample parking for cars which is free.

We need notice of large vehicles such as mini buses, as these will be parked in a separate location from the main car park.

There are no tea rooms, farm shops or bars on the premises. The nearest shops and pubs are one mile away on foot.

RECEPTION

Office hours at 8.30am to 5.00pm on weekdays, but Peter Smith and Rosalyn Smith live at The Old Place, and are available on the mobile and home number out of hours. Contact information is given upon booking.

Gardener’s Bothy – the main door is 73 cm wide and 198 cm high, the door to the stairs is 73 cm wide and 210 cm high.  Main entrance opens inwards.

Wisteria – the door opens inwards and is 84 cm wide and 198 cm high.

The Smithy – the door opens inwards and is 75 cm wide and 198 cm high.

PUBLIC AREAS

The gardens are shared between the apartments and the lawn is not fenced off from the parking area.  There is a pond that is fenced off, so parents should be aware of the whereabouts of their small children.

ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES

There are large flat screen digital TVs in each apartment, with a DVD player.  Jigsaw puzzles and games are available.  BBQ and garden seating facilities are also available. The free wifi internet is about 16 Mbits/sec (fast) with a good signal to all apartments.

CONFERENCE AND MEETING ROOMS

There are no conference or meeting rooms.

ATTRACTIONS

There are no specific attractions on site.  This is self catering accommodation for guests to enjoy the surroundings and explore the local tourist attractions.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

There is the legal requirement for no smoking within the buildings.  There are areas outside with seating and ash trays for smokers.

ACCESS FOR THE DISABLED

Gardener’s Bothy is on the first floor with narrow relatively steep stairs, and have a 90 degree spiral turn at the bottom.

Wisteria has a threshold.  The access to the bathroom is limited due to the limited width of the door being

55 cm wide.

The Smithy has direct access with only a small step and threshold, however, the shower room has an 8 inch step up to it.

The driveway is a gravel drive, although no problems have been experienced by wheelchair users.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: The Old Place, Lock Path, Dorney, Windsor, SL4 6QQ

Telephone: Office Hours – Weekdays 8am to 5pm: 01753 827037

Telephone: Evenings & Weekends: 01753 827030 – 07778 848255

Fax: 01753 855022

Email: 

Website: www.troppo.uk.com

Contact Name: Annie White – office hours. Peter & Roz Smith – evenings and weekends

FACILITIES

Free fast WIFI internet.

ROOM DETAILS

Gardener’s Bothy

The entrance door is 196 cm high x 73 cm wide, opening into the public lobby and laundry room area. The door to Gardener’s Bothy is 210 cm high x 70 cm wide with stairs immediately at the door opening. The stairs turn through 90 degrees, are 174 cm wide, with 15 treads of 22 cm length each, with risers of 19 cm high. There is a stair gate at the top. The hall width is 87 cm to the main bedroom which has a step down of 25 cm.  The king size bed is 150 cm wide and 190 cm long.  The bed height is 60 cm from floor to top of mattress.  Non feathered duvet and pillows are provided.  Sheets are cotton and duvets are cotton/manmade.  There is no telephone facility.

The bed is moveable for more space.  There is a second bed which is 180 cm long, 90 cm wide and 40 cm high.  The sizes of all the rooms are clearly stated on the floor plans on our website and in the information sheet in the flats.

There is a self catering kitchen.  The kitchen is well lit with spotlights.  The fridge is under the worktop with a small icebox. It is open plan with the dining room and living room, with access into the living room of 60 cm wide.  The electric oven door is drop-down with a grill. There are no wall units to the kitchen.  The sink is 95 cm high, the hob is 95 cm high (electric). Other kitchen facilities include: electric kettle, toaster and microwave oven.

The living room has a short pile carpet and the kitchen floor is lino.  The bathroom door is 65 cm wide, opening out.  The bath is 55cm high to the rim.  There is a sloping ceiling.

Wisteria

The entrance door is 2m high and 80cm wide opening inwards. A ramp can be provided to go over the step and threshold. The door to the bedroom is 72 cm wide.  The twin beds are each 90 cm wide and 190cm long, with a height of 55 cm from floor to top of mattress.  Non feathered duvet and pillows are provided.  Sheets are cotton and duvets are cotton/manmade.  There is no telephone facility.  The beds are moveable with more space.  The sizes of all the rooms are clearly stated on the floor plans on our website and in the information sheet in the flats.

There is a self catering kitchen. It is open plan, with the dining room and living room, with access of 100 cm width.  The electric oven door is drop down with a grill.  There are wall units in the kitchen.  The sink is 90 cm high, the fitted cooker is 90 cm high (electric).  The living room has a lino floor and rug, and the kitchen floor is tiles.  The kitchen is well lit with spotlights.  The fridge is under the worktop with a small icebox. Other kitchen facilities include: electric kettle, toaster and microwave oven and dishwasher.

The shower room door is 195cm high x 55cm wide, opening inwards. The shower tray has a step in of 20 cm. The shower tray is 1m x 60 cm.

The Smithy

The entrance door is 176 cm high and 75cm wide, leading into a small lobby with storage shelves.  The living room is open plan with the bedroom and is “L” shaped with twin beds.  The beds are 90 cm wide and 190 cm long with a height of 55 cm from floor to top of mattress.  Non feathered duvet and pillows are provided.  Sheets are cotton and duvets are cotton/manmade.  There is no telephone facility.

This is a studio apartment with the kitchen, dining area, living, and bedroom area all open plan.  The electric cooker is 90 cm high with an oven, and drop-down door with a grill and four ring hob.  There are wall units in the kitchen area which are between 140cm and 180 cm high.  The sink is 90 cm high.  The apartment is well lit with spotlights and ceiling lights. Other kitchen facilities include: fridge/freezer electric kettle, toaster, microwave oven and slow cooker. The door to the shower has a step up of 25cm, and the shower tray has a step up of 20cm. The sizes of all the rooms are clearly stated on the floor plans on our website and in the information sheet in the flats.

FUTURE PLANS

We are constantly upgrading our furniture and facilities with new more comfortable dining room furniture, bean bags for easy seating and new digital TVs. 16 Mbs WIFI connection has also now been provided free of charge.

PETER SMITH

JANUARY 2014

Dorney Self Catering Apartments

Troppo Property Partnership

The Old Place

Lock Path

Dorney

Windsor

Berks

SL4 6QQ

T 01753 827037

F 01753 855022

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W:  www.dorneyselfcatering.co.uk

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