Access statement for Lower Barns
Lower Barns is a family run boutique B&B, with detached cottage with in 2 acres of garden. It is close to The Lost Gardens of Heligan. With an excellent shop and a village pub at St Ewe, two miles from the sea and 5 miles from St Austell and 12 miles from Truro.
One of of our rooms, The Hayloft is designed for people with limited mobility or using a wheelchair whist accompanied by others. . The surrounding countryside is beautiful but certain areas can be difficult in a wheelchair. My aunt is confined to a wheelchair and understand completely the different levels of disability and how difficult it can be to find suitable accommodation. The Hayloft has been beautifully decorated making it a real home from home experience. We aim to provide accessible accommodation to all our guests and help provide any assistance that is needed.
PRE – ARRIVAL
We can be contacted via our website, telephone or mobile.
The nearest train station St, Austell this is about 4 mile away.
The nearest bus stop is half a mile away but bus time table must be checked.
ARRIVAL AND PARKING FACILITIES
There is level parking right outside the front door of the Hayloft with room for up to four cars. More parking spaces are available around the back of the main house.
MAIN ENTRANCE AND GROUND FLOOR AREAS
There is a wide ramp path at the front of the Hayloft which lead to the front door.
Door ways are level access and are ( what with ? mm
Grab rails within the wet room. With a none slip floor
Shower chair available on request
All light switches and sockets are at a suitable level?
Dining room is in the main house with access through French Double doors with ramp leading to room, access for a wheelchair.
Sink accessible heights with spaces under them. ?
Tiled floor within
BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS
Bed can be made up either as super king or twin beds.
They are all 550mm high and can be raised if necessary ?
Vanity basins have spaces under them for wheelchairs with a shelf area?
Access to the first floor is by a flight of stairs with a landing in between.
If the fire alarm sounds please evacuate the the Rooms immediately.
We welcome any feedback to help us continually improve our facilities.
Janie or Mike Cooksley Lower Barns, Bosue,St,ewe, Cornwall PL26 6eu
Tel: 01726 844881
Help with personal care:
Bluebird Care Mid Cornwall 018 7227 6006
Homecare.co.uk. 2,700 Care & Nursing Recommendations
Hire of mobility equipment:
Cornish horizons 01841 533331 for Sand Chair Hire
Medical Loan equipment:
British Red Cross, Truro- 01736 755927
We can be contacted by text, telephone and email . There is free Wifi internet access available in all the rooms.
Public transport is available from The Lost Gardens of Heligan a mile away. We can arrange local taxi from the train station or bus.
Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
There is tarmac car parking without charge alongside some of the rooms and main car park for the other rooms. Car parks are lit by lamps.
All guests must report to main house to sign in . You are shown to your rooms and assistance is offered with luggage.
The garden is decked near the house and lawned with slabs. The Shack where dinner is served is all on the level with wide French doors. Breakfast is served within the main Barn which is accessed on the level through double doors.
Leisure facilities comprise of outdoor Hot Tub. Treatment room with level access through the garden. Sauna in Nooks walled garden. (New Gym area for Spring 2015 )
Bedrooms and Sleeping Area
The Hayloft bedroom is on the ground floor and suitable for wheelchair users. It has a zip and link (twin) super king bed. The access is through a 33inch door with unobstructed access. Tiled floor with wet room and shower chair. This room also has an adjoining up stairs room for family or carer with en suite wet room. There is non slip flooring in both bathrooms.
Non allergenic duvets and pillows are available on request
Lower Barns is a non smoking B&B within the rooms but you can smoke on outer decking area where ashtrays are provided .
All rooms have smoke detectors with main fire alarms within main house and fire extinguishers and fire blankets where required.
Email: email@example.com Website www.bosue.co.uk or www.lowerbarns.co.uk which has large typeface available.
Grid reference ?
Hours of arrival from 3.30 ( if really late please phone us ) 01726 844881. Check out 10.30
Mobiles Janie 07795 411375 or Mike 07825 270962
Local accessible Taxis numbers : A2B Taxis 01726 66600, White River Cars 01726 76244 or Gary’s Taxis 01726 723023
We welcome your feedback to help us continuously improve. If you have any comments please phone 01726844881 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 07513774529