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Dower Cottage

Les Raies de Haut, Rue des Raies, St Pierre du Bois, Guernsey, GY7 9SF

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a self contained holiday cottage, a swimming pool, a garden and a patio area with seating and barbeque.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • 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 loose chippings.
    • The car park surface is loose chippings.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • 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 deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments
    • There are 4 deep steps on the approach to the entrance.
    • There is one medium height step in the doorway.
    • The step in the doorway is caused by the door frame.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music/noise.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Room (Main Bedroom)

  • General Information
    • The Tourist Board rating is 4* self catering.
    • There are 2 rooms in total.
    • There are 1 standard ground floor rooms.
    • There are 1 standard rooms on other floors.
  • Accessible Rooms
    • There are not accessible ensuite facilities.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General
    • Some hotel rooms have no auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • The hotel does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with guests in rooms.
  • Ground Floor Standard Rooms
    • There are standard rooms on the ground floor.
    • There is not level access to ground floor rooms.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments
    • There is a double bedroom on the ground floor of this cottage.
    • There is also a twin bedroom which is accessed via 4 deep steps.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 13 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 a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Other
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are a bedroom, the kitchen and living area.
  • Comments
    • There are 3 additional deep steps with handrails on both sides, leading from the living area to the kitchen.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.

Kitchen

  • There is a kitchen.
  • The kitchen is located on the first floor and is to the right of the main living area.
  • The kitchen is accessed via 3 deep steps.
  • There are no low level kitchen units.
  • The height of the kitchen units is 91cm.
  • There is a sink.
  • The height of the sink is 91cm.
  • There is a built in cooker and hob.
  • The height to the top of the cooker controls is 80cm.
  • The height of the hob is 92cm.
  • There is a washing machine.
  • The height of the washing machine controls is 76cm.
  • There is a tumble dryer.
  • The height of the tumble dryer controls is 76cm.

Living Area

  • There is a living area.
  • The living area is located on the first floor.
  • The living area has a sofa and 2 armchairs.
  • The sofa has armrests.
  • The height of the sofa is 39cm.
  • The height of the armchairs is 35cm.
  • There is a dining table and 4 chairs.
  • The height of the dining table is 73cm.
  • The chairs do not have armrests.
  • There is a coffee table.
  • The height of the coffee table is 43cm.
  • There is a TV on a stand.
  • The height to the top of the TV screen is 115cm.
  • There is a side unit.
  • The height of the side unit is 75cm.

Standard Bathroom

  • There is a standard bathroom.
  • The height of the bath is 57cm.
  • The bath does not have any handrails.
  • The bath taps and shower controls are mixer taps.
  • There is a shower within the standard bath.
  • The shower head is adjustable.
  • The shower head is removable.

Swimming Pool (Outdoor Pool)

  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is not a wet side chair available.
  • There is not a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • There are steps into the swimming pool.
  • There are 3 steps.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • There is not a ladder type entrance into the water.

Level Change (Access to the Swimming Pool)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading from the cottage to the pool.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located leading from the cottage to the pool.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • 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 deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • Comments
    • The swimming pool is accessed through the garden of the cottage.
    • The grass on route creates the slope.
    • There are 3 deep steps on route to the pool.
    • There is 1 deep step just before the pool.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located in the garden surrounding the cottage.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.