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Chatelherault Hunting Lodge

Chatelherault Country Park, Carlisle Road, Ferniegair, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, ML3 7UE

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Introduction

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Chatelherault.

COVID-19 Information

Opening Times

  • Monday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 17:00.

Parking (Functions Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located to the rear of the Hunting Lodge.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 4 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 460cm x 500cm (15ft 1in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 150m (164yd 2in) from the courtyard entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 160m (174yd 2ft) from the courtyard entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The car park closes at 17:30 every day.

Parking (Main Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located off Carlisle Road, 100m in front of the Visitor Centre.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 10 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 550cm x 500cm (18ft 1in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the visitor centre entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 200m (218yd 2ft) from the visitor centre entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located at the front of the visitor center.
  • Comments View
    • Additional parking is available in the overflow car park, which is located to the right as you enter the country park.

Outside Access (Visitor Centre Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 98cm (3ft 3in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 98cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • There are two sets of second doors.

Level Change (Visitor Centre Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the visitor centre entrance.
  • There is not level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Outside Access (Hunting Lodge Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the Visitor Centre.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 255cm (8ft 4in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).

Level Change (Hunting Lodge Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located between the first and second set of doors and immediately beyond the second entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • The ramp immediately beyond the second entrance does not have handrails.

Outside Access (Stables Suite Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the courtyard.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 96cm (3ft 2in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 108cm (3ft 7in).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • It should be noted that there is a slight slope to the Banqueting Hall and Duchess' Room due to historic subsidence.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is not a landing.
    • The lighting levels are low.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the basement cloakroom, standard toilets and Duke's Apartment.

Rooms

  • The rooms on the ground floor which are accessible include the Banqueting Hall and the Duchess' Room.
  • The opening to the Banqueting Hall is a single width door and 91cm (3ft) in width. The door is held permanently open.
  • The opening to the Duchess' Room is a single width door and 87cm (2ft 10in) in width. The door is heavy.
  • The Visitor Centre has video available to show the Duke's Room on the first floor.

The Stables Suite

  • The Stables Suite in the east wing of the lodge has it's own separate access from the courtyard area.
  • The Stables Suite is hired out for use for weddings, functions, meetings, conferences and retreats.

Courtyard

  • The courtyard patio area is between the rear of the Visitor Centre and The Hunting Lodge Stables Suite.
  • The courtyard can also be accessed via the gardens, function car park and country park.
  • The surface of in the courtyard ranges between block and stone paving. The ground is uneven in places.
  • Tables and chairs are available in the courtyard. The chairs have armrests.
  • Accessible and standard toilets are available in the courtyard.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth, concrete and muddy surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are easy slopes on the paths.
  • There are not any bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Accessible Toilet (Courtyard)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the courtyard entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the courtyard, next to the standard male toilets.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 157cm x 200cm (5ft 2in x 6ft 7in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is push.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible toilet is accessed through the door to the standard male toilets. The unisex accessible toilet is then to the left and the standard male toilets are accessed through a second door on the right.

Standard Toilet(s) (Hunting Lodge Basement)

Standard Toilet(s) (Courtyard)

Additional Info

  • Documents are available in Braille.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.