Access Statement for Apartments

Introduction

Merlin House has 3 self contained self catering  holiday apartments:-

    • Applegarth (ground floor)
    • Lancelot (ground floor)
    • Guinevere (first floor)

Applegarth and Lancelot are on the ground floor and therefore accessible for wheelchairs up to the entrance door although please note that there is limited wheelchair space in the apartments which are therefore suitable for those with mobility once inside.  Guinevere is on the first floor accessed by 16 external steps at the rear of the property.

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

  • Merlin House has two clearly marked signs on either side of the driveway
  • There are ample free car parking spaces at the front of Merlin House with level access to the two ground floor apartments.
  • The drive and pathways are of tarmac and slabs. There are no drop curbs to get to the two ground floor apartments.
  • There is ample sensored lighting which comes on at night around the exterior of the property.
  • Keys can be collected from Camelot apartment on the first floor accessed by 16 external steps at the rear of the property or from the apartments by prior arrangement.

APARTMENTS

Lounges

  • Applegarth The lounge is approach through the entrance porch with one step up.  It has a wooden floor.
  • Lancelot The lounge is approached through the kitchen with level access or through the conservatory with a small step.  It has a wooden floor.
  • Guinevere The lounge is approached through the entrance hall with level access.  The floor is carpeted.

Bedrooms

The bedrooms in all apartments cannot be accessed by wheelchairs as there is limited space.

Bathrooms, Shower-room & WC (not en-suite)

  • Applegarth The bathroom is easily accessed from the lounge with level access.  It comprises a bath with  grab rail, mixer taps and shower over, toilet and wash hand basin.  The floor is covered with ceramic tiles. Bath mats and not slip shower mats are provided.
  • Lancelot The shower room is easily accessed from the lounge with level access.  It comprises a large shower cubicle with grab rail, toilet and wash hand basin.  There is a step up into the shower cubicle.  The floor is covered with vinyl.  Bath mats and non slip shower mats are provided.
  • Guinevere The bathroom is easily accessed from the lounge with level access.  It comprises a bath with mixer taps and shower over, toilet and wash hand basin.  The floor is covered with vinyl.  Bath mats and non slip shower mats are provided.

Self-Catering Kitchens

All kitchens have hot and cold taps; the water is heated by the gas central heating system.  The work surfaces are of standard height.  There is an electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, electric toaster, kettle, iron and ironing board in all apartments.  Cooking utensils are kept in cupboards/draws under the worktops and on shelves or cupboards over.

  • Applegarth The kitchen is approached through a single door off the lounge on a level surface.  The floor is covered with ceramic tiles.
  • Lancelot The kitchen is approached through the front door of the apartment or through the door leading off the lounge on a level surface.  The floor is covered in vinyl.
  • Guinevere The kitchen is approached through the lounge on a level surface. The floor is covered with vinyl.

Private Patios/Balcony

  • Applegarth The apartment has a private lawn and patio area with table and chairs which is accessed by one step down from the entrance porch at the rear of the property.
  • Lancelot The apartment has a private lawn and patio area with table and chairs which is accessed by one step down from the conservatory at the rear of the property.
  • Guinevere The apartment has use of a balcony with table and chairs at the rear of the property.  The owner does have access across this to her apartment.

Shared Garden & Outside facilities

There are 6 steps down to the main shared garden, BBQ area and Hot Tub.  There are benches, tables and chairs for guests’ use.  The rear decking area is accessed by 3 wooden steps.

There is ample sensored lighting around the exterior of the property at night.

Laundry

The shared laundry room is at the side of the building accessed through the left hand side gate on level access.  There is one step into the laundry room.

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