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Duchess Cottage Easton Farm Park

Pound Corner, Easton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 0EQ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include holiday accommodation.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include picnic area.

Opening Times

  • Please contact the venue for details of opening times.

Location

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

Parking

  • 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 front of the welcome/reception entrance.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders cannot booked in advance.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 3m (3yd 10in) from the welcome/reception entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the welcome/reception 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 uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is cobbled.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Outside Access (Main Entrance - Left Hand Side of Cottage)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left of Duchess Cottage.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 81cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located at the door threshold.
    • There is/are 2 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 13cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is a gate prior to the entrance door to Duchess Cottage. The gate opens away from you, may be difficult to open and is 130cm wide.

Outside Access (Rear Access)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the cottage.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 76cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located at the door threshold.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 18cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are not welcomed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • There are different floor materials throughout and raised transitions at the thresholds.

Laundry Room

  • The laundry room has work surfaces at a height of 90cm. The facilities include a washing machine, tumble dryer and sink unit.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • There are 11 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 right going up.
    • There is not a landing.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
  • Comments View
    • The handrail only covers the middle portion of the stairs.

Level Change (Access to Bedroom 2)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the threshold of bedroom 2.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low to moderate.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Room (First Floor Bedrooms)

  • General Information View
    • There are 3 rooms in total.
  • Accessible Rooms View
    • There are not accessible ensuite facilities.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some rooms have no auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • The venue does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are not welcome to stay with guests in rooms.
    • The number of accessible rooms with baths is 0.
    • The number of accessible rooms with wheel in showers is 0.
  • Ground Floor Standard Rooms View
    • There are not standard rooms on the ground floor.
  • Comments View
    • There is a small 3cm lip at the entrance to bedroom 1. Bedroom 3 is not independent and is accessed via bedroom 2.

External Grounds

  • The cottage has exclusive use of an external garden area where there is a picnic table with a height of 75cm.

Toilet with Adaptations

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s) (and Bathroom - Ground Floor)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located on the ground floor to the left, from the main entrance.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the shared toilets are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a toilet in this facility that is 40cm high. The pedestal wash basin is 76cm high.
      There is a bath that has an access height of 53cm and an adjustable shower located over the bath. The mixer controls are at 110cm high.

Additional Info

  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.