Accessibility Guide for The Forge Broadgate Farm Cottages

THE FORGE
General
Doors have lever handles
Switches are at 113 cm height
Sockets are at 45 cm height
See cottage floor plans for information on layout and room sizes
Forge entranceEntrances
The main entrance is at the side of the house close to the parking area
The entrance door is 89 cm wide and 157 cm high, there is a small threshold 4 cm. The door is hinged to the right and the keyhole is 99 cm high.
The keys to the cottage are in a secure box located to the right of the door (the code for this is issued to our guests before arrival). The box is 125 cm from the ground.
This entrance door opens into the hall, the light switch is located to the left of the door 113 cm from the floor.
There is a thin door mat.
There are French doors to the rear of the property from the kitchen giving access to the patio and garden. These doors are 198 cm high, 86 cm wide (two doors) and the keyhole is 81 cm high. There is a threshold lip of 3 cm and a sill 5 cm above step.
Immediately outside there is an area of paving 4.9 m x 4.6 m. There is a large step to the patio 118 cm x 43 cm and xx high. The grassed area beyond is level with the paving. It is unlikely that these doors will be used as the primary access and the patio can be accessed from a level path that runs from the front door around the cottage.
Door mat internal.
Stairs
They are 80 cm wide with 5 steps to half landing of 86 cm x 86 cm & then a further 8 steps to 1st floor landing
The height of each step is 18 cm high, 25 cm deep & 80 cm wide
There is a handrail on both sides on the first flight and a handrail to the left on the second flight. The handrail is at a height of 100 cm
The stairway and landing has a short pile carpet. The approach to the stairway is oak flooring
The landing is 2.6 m x 1.9 m
Ground floor
The ground floor is all on one level and door openings are a minimum of 81 cm wide
The flooring is natural stone in the hall, downstairs Wc & kitchen. The flooring in the living area is oak floor boards with short piled rugs
The door from the hall to the kitchen is 85 cm high, 198 cm wide
The door from the hall to the sitting room is 198 cm high , 81 cm wide and has a join to wood flooring.
The door from the hall to the downstairs WC is 198 cm high, 83 cm wide
 
Security lighting , smoke & heat alarms
Heat alarm located in the kitchen
Smoke alarm located on the landing
Rechargeable security lights on the landing and in the kitchen – these torches light up when the power is cut.
Entrance hall & WC
The front door opens into a hall – dimensions 2.2 m x 2.4 m max.
To the left is a WC, the door hinges to the right & opens out, there is no threshold. Door width 83cm.
The flooring through the hall & WC is natural travertine, it continues through to the kitchen with no threshold
The door to the sitting room is 81 cm wide, the flooring changes at this door from stone to oak boards
Toilet seat height 43 cm
Timed extractor fan
Round fronted wall hung washbasin is 83 cm high
The room is heated by underfloor heating
kitchenSelf-Catering Kitchen
Kitchen open plan with Dining area
No door from hall to kitchen – opening is 85 cm wide
Fitted continuous worktops , worktop height 92 cm.
Oven is a single oven fitted into the kitchen units below the work surface, the door is drop down, height of lowest shelf 40 cm
Sink is 93 cm high with cupboards underneath
Gas Hob is 93 cm high
Microwave is positioned on the worktop
Flooring is natural stone
Kitchen has central spotlights that cast light across the kitchen, there is also good natural light from 3 windows and a set of French windows.
The washer drier is fitted into a unit below the worktop
The dishwasher is fitted under the worktop
There is a fridge freezer positioned at the end of the worktop, the fridge is at the bottom and the freezer is at the top – height 120 cm
There are 3 double glazed windows & double glazed French windows
The room is heated by underfloor heating
Sitting roomSitting Room
The room is 4.1m by 6.7m narrowing to 2.18 m.
The door to the sitting room from the hall is 81 cm wide and is hinged to the left, opens inwards.
The flooring is oak boards with short pile rugs
The heating is underfloor heating
Additional heating by means of the wood burning stove
There are 5 windows in the room, this together with the lighting, 4 wall lights and several lamps provides good illumination
As you enter the room the stairs are on your left, there is also an under stairs cupboard that houses the ironing board, vacuum cleaner etc.
The furniture consists of 2 x two seater sofas and several occasional tables, there is a built in bookcase under the stairs.
Internet access point in this room
2nd floor
All three upstairs rooms open off the landing
king bedroomBedroom 1 - King
Door width 74 cm , hinged to the right and light switch on the left.
The room has a wardrobe, chest of drawers, two nightstands and a dressing table with chair.
There is a Kingsize oak bed with headboard & footboard, height of top of mattress from floor 66cm.
Hypo-allergenic bedding - non-feather duvets and pillows provided. Feather pillows available on request
Sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases are poly/cotton or cotton
The room is carpeted – short pile
There are ceiling mounted down lighters and lamps
 
twin room can be extra kingBedroom 2 – Twin Zip & Link
Door width 74 cm, hinged to the left, opens out onto the landing, light switch on the right.
The room has a wardrobe, chest of drawers, two nightstands and a dressing table with chair
Twin beds provided but can be configured as an Extra King bed – 6ft x 6ft 3in.
Bed height 65cm floor to top of mattress.
Hypo-allergenic bedding - non-feather duvets and pillows provided. Feather pillows available on request
Sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases are poly/cotton or cotton
The room is carpeted – short pile
There are ceiling mounted down lighters and lamps
 
 
bathroomBathroom
Door width 74 cm, hinged to the left.
Light switch outside the bathroom on the right.
There is a bath 168 cm x 75 cm x 57 cm high
The bath has a thermostatically controlled shower over with glass shower screen
The Basin is 82 cm high and 54 cm wide.
The WC is 41 cm high
There are ceiling mounted down lighters, a light over the wash basin and a shaver socket
There is a timed ventilation fan
garden with patioGrounds and Gardens
Patio 4.6 m x 4.9 m with table & chairs, superb views across the fields
Garden area grassed and fenced
Planting around cottage
Concrete path from front door around cottage to garden, gate is 120 cm wide and opens out hinged to the right.
 
Additional Information
Information folder and numerous leaflets in living area
Good mobile phone reception, if not in the building outside
Evacuation of cottage is by the nearest room or exit; please inform on arrival of individual requirements in case of evacuation. Fire extinguisher is in the kitchen
Emergency lighting is provided by means of rechargeable torches that illuminate when the power is cut, one is located on the landing and a second in the kitchen
There is no smoking at all, on or off the premises, including the curtilage of the property