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.
VINEY HILL COUNTRY HOUSE - ACCESS STATEMENT
A train and bus service is available from Gloucester, Newport and Chepstow, to Lydney.
The bus routes stop at Nibley crossroads, where by following signs for Viney Hill, you will find Viney Hill Country House on the right approx 200 yards from the junction.
The nearest train station is at Lydney, you will need to pre arrange collection, or book a taxi.
Other train stations are:
Bristol Parkway Railway Station 25.50 Miles Taxi or change for Gloucester
Chepstow Railway Station 12.30 Miles Bus service available
Gloucester Railway Station 17.00 Miles Bus service available
Lydney Railway Station: 4.10 Miles Taxi (by arrangement)
Newport Railway Station 30.80 Miles Taxi or change for Chepstow/Lydney
On site Parking:
The main parking area is accessed from Viney Hill Road. If travelling from the A48, you will need to turn right into the car park.
Parking is limited to six vehicles and the entrance must be kept clear to allow access from the owner’s private parking area.
Parking on the verge at the front of the property is for short periods only, as it obstructs the visibility of vehicles leaving the car park.
The car park is shared with the Lodge and vehicle access must be maintained to the lodge parking area at all times.
Access to the House:
The car park is a level area of stone chippings, leading to a block paving footpath which leads from the car park archway to the house.
The house is approx 20-30 metres from the car park and there are 1 or 2 flights of stairs to the bedrooms.
Please note, the second flight of stairs to the top floor is uneven in depth and height.
There are hand rails up the stairs and approx 8 stairs per flight.
Entrance to the house:
From the parking area to the house, there are no steps to negotiate.
The threshold of the front door is slightly raised and is not flush with the porch floor.
The front door is approx 90cm wide.
The hot water and central heating system is run from an oil fired boiler located in the kitchen and controlled from a timer thermostat in the ground floor reception area.
There are no bedrooms on the ground floor. All bedrooms are located on the 1st and 2nd floors and can only be accessed via the stairs.
The front door leads into a small carpeted reception hall with the first flight of stairs (8 steps) on the left of the hallway and access to the main reception area to the right of the stairs.
The hallway is lit by a 60 watt bulb with standard width doors to the games room and the library. Both of these rooms have wood panelled flooring.
Snug / Library:
There is wooden block flooring, one 2 seater settee, and two arm chairs. Four 40 watt wall lights illuminate the room giving a soft and warm glow to the room, which has an electric dehumidifier and gas fuelled open coal effect fire.
Continue through the hallway leading to the fire door, and then into the carpeted main reception area.
The open entrance is on the left as you enter the reception area. The kitchen has a tiled floor with kitchen units and appliances bordering a central island.
The stove/cooker has a gas hob with two electric ovens and a grill. Other appliances include 2 upright fridge/freezers, a microwave, 2 dishwashers, 2 toasters and 3 cordless kettles.
The dining area is off the kitchen, down one 8” step, and has light oak flooring and light oak tables with leather covered chairs.
This doubles up as a utility area with a fitted sink unit, a washing machine and condensing drier, and there is an exit to the rear garden and pool enclosure.
This is situated to the right of the entrance hall and has a pool table and table football.
This is situated to the right of the entrance hall.
Ground floor W/C:
This is situated to the right of the reception area, accessed through standard width doors approx 76-80cm.
This is entered via swing doors to the left of the ground floor W/C. This room has a multi-fuel stove and a number of comfortable leather sofas and chairs. There is a large wall mounted TV with Sky TV and a DVD player.
There are 8 steps to the first landing, with a further combination of steps to the bedrooms on the 1st floor. This is repeated for bedrooms on the 2nd floor, where there is a further flight of 9 stairs to the top floor. There are banisters and hand rails for the main staircases.
A flight of 7 stairs from the 1st floor landing leads to Bedrooms 4 & 5. Bedrooms 3, 6, 7 & 8 are accessed up 2 steps from the 1st floor landing. Bedrooms, 1 & 2 are on the top floor via a flight of 9 stairs (uneven in depth & height). Please refer to our website and click on virtual tour for detailed floor plans.
All bedrooms have en suite facilities of a hand basin, toilet and shower, with the exception of Bedroom 8, which is a double room and has a hand basin and toilet en suite, with a bathroom next door. Bedroom 3 is the only bedroom with a bathroom with a shower over the bath. All en suite shower cubicles have a step up to the shower tray.
Reception in the Forest of Dean is patchy. However, Vodaphone, O2 and T-Mobile are accessible in the main house. There is also a coin operated pay phone available.
We will accept up to two dogs chraged at £50 per dog. Please follow the dog rules we provide. Access must be restricted to non carpeted ground floor areas only. Any additional cleaning costs needed to ensure the welfare of other guests will be chargeable.
Service dogs can be accommodated, but only with prior agreement with the property owners. Access must be restricted to non carpeted ground floor areas only. Any additional cleaning costs needed to ensure the welfare of other guests will be chargeable.
Patio & Pool Enclosure:
The swimming pool is accessed from the patio at the rear of the property. The pool is heated and covered by a conservatory type enclosure, for year round use.
Garden Play Area:
This is located to the rear of the property, by the pool.
Please bear in mind that the front garden borders our neighbouring properties and should only be used for quiet recreation.
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