This Access Statement has been prepared to help those with disabilities to assess whether Tradewind will be accessible to them
Tradewind is a self-catering, single storey bungalow on a relatively level site, there is a slope on the first part of the driveway on leaving the road. The bungalow has a wide sweeping driveway and cars can be taken up to the front door. There is sufficient space on the driveway for 3 cars. Access to the bungalow is over one threshold at the porch door and up one step through the internal front door. The minimum door width is 70cm this includes access into the front door and the back garden, however there is one external door between the front garden and a walkway to the back door which is 67cm wide. There is an audio smoke alarm and 2 audio carbon monoxide alarms. The bungalow is level within and has a separate walk in shower (small threshold/step) and separate bath. No special facilities are provided. There are no handrails in the bungalow. Pets are not accepted with the exception of guide dogs. Pillows and duvets are hollow fibre filled and have anti-allergy covers. There is a step from the lounge to the conservatory and a step from the conservatory to the garden. The back door from the utility room leads into a covered walkway with access into the back garden. There are three steps down from the utility room, a threshold from the walkway to the garden and into the front garden/driveway.
The rear garden is laid to lawn, with a gravel path around the edge. The front driveway is brick pavers with a small step up to the front porch from the drive and slope down to the road. Easton Lane does not have a footpath and is a single track road. There is a public footpath F37 a short walk from the front entrance to Tradewind, turn left into Easton Lane from the driveway and the gateway, (a kissing gate) to the footpath is visible.
The owners are not on site and do not have any specific training in dealing with people with disabilities.
The full accessibility guide for Tradewind can be found at the following link