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Larkwhistle Farm Road, Micheldever, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 3BG

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Cabin Introduction

  • Accessible Cabins View
    • There are 2 cabins available with accessible facilities.
    • The accessible cabin(s) is/are available with 2 bedrooms.
    • There is a separate bathroom available with a wheel in shower/wet room.
    • The cabin(s) with accessible facilities is/are Cabins 39 and 54.
    • The accessible cabin(s) is/are located in the cabin area 39 - 61.
    • The accessible cabin that was surveyed was Cabin 54.
    • The type of cabin surveyed was Silver Birch (2 bedroom) - with accessible facilities.
  • Auxiliary Aids View
    • Auxiliary aids are available from the Forest Retreat.
    • Vibrating pillows with flashing beacons are available on request.
    • Bath mats are available on request.

Parking (Communal - Forest Retreat)

  • Parking View
    • The venue does have its own parking facilities.
    • The car park is located at the front of the Forest Retreat.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is compacted gravel.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are signposted but have no markings.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 220cm x 640cm (7ft 3in x 20ft 12in).
    • There is not a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • Although the designated Blue Badge parking bays are signposted, the signs are not clear and do not contrast with surroundings.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
    • There are uneven surfaces throughout the car park with some loose stones in places.
  • Access from the Car Park View
    • 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 entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 21m (22yd 2ft) from the Forest Retreat entrance.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).
  • Comments View
    • The designated Blue Badge parking bays are between 25m - 55m from the car park entrance.
    • The directional signage to areas around this location are not visible from this car park.
    • Access from this car park to the cabins is via slight and steep slopes with uneven surfaces.

Cabin Parking (Cabin 54)

  • Blue Badge Parking View
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s)/area(s) available.
    • Blue Badge parking bays/areas are allocated to each accessible cabin.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s)/area(s) is/are signposted but have no markings.
    • The Blue Badge parking area is open air/surface.
    • The surface of the Blue Badge parking area is tarmac.
    • There is/are 1 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s)/area(s).
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s)/area(s) surveyed are 410cm x 425cm (13ft 5in x 13ft 11in).
    • There is not a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s)/area(s).

Approach (Cabin 54)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is tarmac.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope on the approach.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent, has a slight gradient and has no handrails.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

Cabin Entrance (Cabin 54 - Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the cabin.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • A key is required for access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 132cm (4ft 4in).
  • Entrance Lobby View
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The lobby does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • There is not sufficient space to leave a wheelchair in the entrance lobby area.
    • The type of flooring in the lobby area is tiles and wood.
    • The colour contrast between the floor and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the wall and ceiling is poor.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Light switches are between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is not a separate cloakroom.
    • The height of the coat hook(s) is/are 200cm from the floor.

Cabin Entrance (Cabin 54 - Accessible Bedroom)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the cabin.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • A key is required for access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are light.
    • The width of the door opening is 83cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 108cm (3ft 7in).

Lounge/Living Area

  • Facilities/features in the lounge/living area include; a sofa, a coffee table and a television.
  • The lounge/living area does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • The type of flooring is wood.
  • The colour contrast between the floor and wall is good.
  • The colour contrast between the wall and ceiling is poor.
  • There are sofas and an armchair available.
  • The height of the coffee table is 46cm.
  • The television does have subtitles available.
  • There is not a shelf available.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Light switches are between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
  • Electric sockets are between 40cm and 100cm (4ft) from floor level.
  • There is not an emergency alarm.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon.
  • The window control type(s) for the room is a/are standard lever(s).
  • The window controls are not at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.

Dining Area

  • The dining area is located within the the lounge area.
  • The dining area does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • The type of flooring is wood.
  • The colour contrast between the floor and wall is good.
  • The colour contrast between the wall and ceiling is poor.
  • There is a mixture of seating with and without armrests.
  • The height between the floor and the top of the dining table is 80cm.
  • The height between the floor and the underside of the dining table is 68cm.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • There is not an emergency alarm.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon.

Kitchen Area

  • Kitchen Area View
    • Facilities/features in the kitchen area include; a low level sink with knee recess, a fridge, an oven, a hob with knee recess and a dishwasher.
    • Additional facilities include; a microwave, a kettle and a toaster.
    • The kitchen area does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The type of flooring is wood.
    • The kitchen has not got a non-slip floor.
    • The colour contrast between the floor and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the wall and ceiling is fair.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • Light switches are between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • Electric sockets are within 15cm from the top of the worktop.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon.
  • Worktops/Counters View
    • The colour contrast between the worktops/counters and wall is good.
    • The height of the worktops/counters are 92cm.
    • There is not a lowered section of the worktop/counter.
    • A height adjustable worktop/counter is not available.
    • The front edge of the worktop/counter is not rounded.
  • Cupboards/Units View
    • There are cupboards/units available under worktops/counters.
    • The colour contrast between the cupboards/units and floor is good.
    • There are cupboards/units available above worktops/counters.
    • The height of the cupboards/units above worktops/counters (bottom edge) is 145cm.
    • The colour contrast between the cupboards/units and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast of the cupboard/unit handles is good.
    • Handles are not easy to grip.
    • There are no glass fronted cupboards/units or pictures to show whats inside.
  • Sink View
    • The colour contrast between the sink and worktop/counter is good.
    • There is a lowered sink.
    • The lowered sink is at the recommended height of 76cm.
    • There is a clear knee recess beneath the lowered sink.
    • The clear knee recess has the recommended dimensions of 70cm (height) x 50cm (depth) x 80cm (width).
    • A height adjustable sink is not available.
    • The sink bowl has a depth of 15cm.
    • The taps are at the rear of the sink.
    • The sink tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps do not have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
  • Oven View
    • The height of the oven is 85cm.
    • There is a clear knee recess to the side of the oven.
    • The clear knee recess has the recommended minimum width of 60cm.
    • Oven controls are not within the recommended range of 70cm - 105cm from floor level.
    • The oven controls are 125cm from the floor.
    • The oven display is not within 120cm from the floor.
    • The colour contrast of the oven handles is good.
    • Handles are easy to grip.
  • Hob View
    • The colour contrast between the hob and worktop/counter is good.
    • There is a lowered hob.
    • The lowered hob is at the recommended height of 76cm.
    • There is a clear knee recess beneath the lowered hob.
    • The clear knee recess has the recommended dimensions of 70cm (height) x 50cm (depth) x 80cm (width).
    • The controls are at the front of the hob.
    • Hob controls are within the recommended range of 70cm - 105cm from floor level.
  • Fridge/Freezer View
    • There is a clear knee recess to the side of the fridge.
    • The clear knee recess has the recommended minimum width of 60cm.
    • The colour contrast of the fridge/freezer handles is good.
    • Handles are not easy to grip.

Bathroom

  • Bathroom Facilities View
    • There is not a clear unobstructed, 120cm wide route to the bathroom.
    • The bathroom door opens outwards.
    • The door weight is light.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the door opening to the bathroom is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 225cm x 180cm (7ft 5in x 5ft 11in).
    • The bathroom does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm in front of the toilet seat.
    • The bathroom has a non-slip floor.
    • There is an emergency alarm within the bathroom.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was not working at the time of the survey.
    • The emergency alarm rings to the cabin corridor.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the bathroom.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a shelf immediately next to or behind the toilet.
    • The shelf is between 90cm and 100cm.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is not a soap dispenser.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet, the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is not a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • 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).
  • Shower Details View
    • The bathroom has a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head is height adjustable.
    • The shower control type is lever.
    • Shower controls do not have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a flip-down/tip-up seat for the shower.
    • The height of the flip-down/tip-up or fixed seat is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available for the shower.
    • There are not horizontal and/or dropdown rails available on both sides of the shower seat.
    • There are two vertical grab rails to assist standing users.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The colour contrast between the external bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the bathroom walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The lighting levels in the bathroom are good.

Accessible Room(s)

  • Accessible Room Information View
    • The details in this section relates to the accessible room(s) with a ensuite (toilet only).
    • Guests do not need to open a door between the entrance and the room(s).
    • There is not a clear 120cm wide route to the room surveyed.
    • There is an external entrance to access the room.
    • The room surveyed does not have an adjoining room.
  • Bedroom Features View
    • The accessible room surveyed is located at the rear of the cabin corridor.
    • The width of the door is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The bed type is double.
    • The bed height is not adjustable.
    • The height of the bed is 69cm (2ft 3in).
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 30cm (12in).
    • The room does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm next to the bed.
    • Wardrobes have not been adapted to allow use from a seated position.
    • Light switches are between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • Electric sockets are between 40cm and 100cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • Electric sockets are accessible from the bed.
    • The window control type(s) for the room is a/are standard lever(s).
    • The window controls are at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
    • There is not an emergency alarm in the room.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
    • The type of flooring is wood.
  • Ensuite Facilities View
    • The ensuite door opens outwards.
    • The door weight is light.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the door to the ensuite is 67cm (2ft 2in).
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the ensuite are 130cm x 100cm (4ft 3in x 3ft 3in).
    • The ensuite does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm in front of the toilet seat.
    • The ensuite has not got a non-slip floor.
    • There is not an emergency alarm within the ensuite.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the ensuite.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a shelf immediately next to or behind the toilet.
    • The shelf is between 90cm and 100cm.
    • 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 92cm.
    • There are no vertical wall-mounted grab rails at the wash basin.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps do not have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is not a soap dispenser.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • The toilet has a wall which acts as a backrest.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is no dropdown rail.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • 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).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the room walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the external ensuite door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal ensuite door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the ensuite walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The lighting levels in the room are varied.
    • The lighting levels in the ensuite are low.

Standard Room(s)

  • Bedroom Features View
    • The room surveyed is located off the cabin corridor, opposite the bathroom.
    • The width of the door is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The bed type is single.
    • The height of the bed is 69cm (2ft 3in).
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 30cm (12in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
    • There is not an emergency alarm in the room.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the room walls and floor is good.

Terrace/Decking Area

  • Access to the Terrace/Decking Area View
    • The entrance for the terrace/decking is located off the kitchen area.
    • There is step-free access to the terrace/decking area.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are light.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
  • Terrace/Decking Area View
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at the terrace/decking entrance.
    • The type of flooring on the terrace/decking area is wood.
    • The terrace/decking area has a non-slip floor.
    • The standard height for the table(s) is 67cm.
    • The terrace/decking area does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • There are tables with fixed bench seating.
    • Access to the hot tub is via 3+ deep steps, however there is a hoist available to overcome the steps.

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