Coat Barn Accessibility

This access statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with access needs, but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our guests/visitors.

Access Statement for Coat Barn

Introduction

Sleeps 18 in a luxury barn conversion with 8 en suite bedrooms and an indoor swimming pool.

The property has 8 bedrooms, 4 on the ground floor, and a further 4 to the first floor accessed via 2 oak staircases.

Pre-Arrival

By train - The nearest train station is at Yeovil Pen Mill (25 mins) or Castle Cary (30 mins).
By bus - The nearest bus station is at Yeovil, approximately 8 miles away. There is a bus that goes through Martock, but not all the way to Coat.
By car - You will be given detailed directions in your check-in information once you have made a booking.
All major supermarkets deliver to this property .
Accessible equipment can be hired and arranged upon request in advance of arrival, although there is one set of large ramps and a shower stool always available. Other items can be arrange via independent providers e.g. The Red Cross.
Coat Barn is not wheelchair friendly as bathrooms are difficult to access and there are steps throughout the barn including to the entrance and there are narrow corridors.

Key Collection, Welcome and Car Parking

The key to the property is held in an external key safe next to the main entrance door. Details of the key safe combination will be given prior to arrival via your Check In Information.
All keys are the responsibility of the rental guests and we advise that you always use the key safe during your stay.
All guests will be welcomed by a property manager and will be given a tour.
From the road there is a tarmac drive to a private car parking area for approx 8 cars.
From the car parking area there are several steps to the front doors.
The entrance is lit at night by light sensor lights.
Varying floor levels throughout the Barn.

Entrance to Property

There are 4 steps down to the barn level then a 6" step up into the barn through the main door. There is also courtyard access where there is also a small step.
There is wood flooring throughout the ground floor with carpet on the first floor. All bathrooms are tiled.
There is a step into the swimming pool block and stairs up to the games room on the first floor of this building.
There are varying floor levels throughout the barn so there are steps throughout the first floor.

Sitting Room/Lounge

Access to the open plan lounge, dining and kitchen areas is via the main entrance hall.
The room measures 12m x 4m.
All areas are evenly lit with spotlights and lamps.
The floor surface is tiled and level throughout.
The open plan room has a mixture of chairs and sofas.
Furniture can be moved.
There is a television with Sky and Sky sub titles, remote control and the option for subtitles/audio description.
The area is well lit during daylight by natural light. At night there are ample spotlights and overhead lighting, along with a floor standing light.
There is under floor heating or radiators throughout.

Kitchen

The kitchen area is large and spacious. 2 big double doors lead you through to the dining area.

Bedrooms and Sleeping Areas - NB: None of the bathrooms are wheelchair accessible

All bedrooms have zip and link double beds; there is a TV in each room, and overhead plus bedside lighting.

Bed 1 - accessed through a door 800mm wide into a room measuring 5.5 x 3.2m. The en suite shower room is accessed through a door measuring 750mm measuring 3.2m x 5.5m.

Bed 2 - accessed through a door 800mm wide into a room measuring 2.2m x 1.7m. The en suite shower room is accessed through a door measuring 800m.

Bed 3 - accessed through a door 800mm wide into a room measuring 4.35m x 2.85m. The en suite shower room is accessed through a door measuring 750m. Two doors access this shower room (one from the bedroom and one from the hallway). This shower room has been adapted to DDA regulations and is comprised of a fully accessible wet room shower, hand rails, Mira shower with care kit including extra long hose and riser rail, low level basin and w.c.

Bed 4 - accessed through a door 750mm wide into a room measuring 5.65m x 3.5m.The en suite shower room is accessed through a door measuring 700mm to a room measuring 2.8m x 1.45m.

Bed 5 - accessed through a door measuring 750mm wide into a room measuring 3.2m x 3.5m. The en suite bathroom is accessed through  a door measuring 700mm wide to a room measuring 1.5m x 2.85m.

Bed 6 - accessed through a door measuring 750mm wide into a room measuring 4.7m x 3.5m. The en suite shower room is accessed through a door measuring 700mm wide to room measuring 2.2m x 2.65m.

Garden

There is a paved area which goes all around the building with steps up to 2 different levels, this can be accessed from Bedroom 6 and 7 via French doors and from the lounge/dining area via a large oak door.
There is a lawned area in the centre of the courtyard.
By the parking there is a barked area with play equipment.
Children are to be supervised at all times.
There is a table and patio chairs for 14 guests.

Swimming Pool

Access to the pool is through a set of double doors . There are steps up to the swimming pool and games area.
Children MUST BE SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES.
The access surrounding the pool is a minimum width of 1.2m widening to 1.9m.
The pool is a constant depth of 1.2m and measures 8.9m x 3.75m. There are corner steps into the pool with no hand rail.
Two sides of the pool are paved with room for 2 people to pass and the remaining two walls drop directly down into the pool.

Additional Information

Free internet access is available.

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