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Chester Holiday Cottages

Award winning, 5 star, self catering accommodation just ten minutes walk from the centre of Chester.

Access Statement

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ACCESSIBILITY GUIDE   

for Jasmine Cottage, 
2 Meadowside Mews, Chester, CH1 4DB

www.chesterholidaycottages.com
Telephone:   Office:  01745 825880
Mobile:   07831 580280

Contact for accessibility enquiries:  Karen Buchan

Welcome

At Jasmine Cottage we want to make everyone's stay as enjoyable as possible.   This statement has been prepared to help those with disabilities to assess whether our holiday cottage will be accessible to them.

Jasmine Cottage is currently rated 5 Star Gold by VisitEngland.

Please visit slideshow of Jasmine Cottage which displays pictures of access to the cottage together with bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and lounge layouts.  Link to floor plan at foot of page.

Arrival:

*Level Access

  • Approach to Cottage:   There is a sloping entrance into Meadowside Mews leading to a level, block paved courtyard.  A double parking space can be reserved a few yards from the front door of the cottage on request.  There is a step down from the car park to an unobstructed, partly covered passageway leading to the front door.  The step has a yellow stripe painted on the edges and there is a warning notice about the step posted on the fence.  Security lighting is activated at night.

 Access with steps

    • There is one shallow step up from the passageway into the hallway.

    • All ground floor rooms have level access [no steps].

    • All first floor rooms have level access [no steps].

    • There is a step from Juliet Doors in the kitchen/dining area into the back garden.

    • Stairs are not steep.  Seven stairs with a hand rail lead to a half landing where a chair can be provided on request.  Six further stairs with a hand rail to main landing.   Stairs are carpeted.

    • Bedrooms, bathroom and toilet are on the first floor.

Ground Floor Rooms
All internal doors have lever handles and all doors are a contrasting colour to the paintwork.  Internal doors on ground floor have vision panels and there is ample natural lighting in all rooms except the bathroom.

  1. Self-catering kitchen

Has low level oven/grill and standard height kitchen units [90 cms.] with under cupboard lighting.

Oak floors throughout.

Radio has remote control access.

Brightly coloured crockery is available on request.

The crockery is kept in eye level kitchen units but can be moved to base units on request.

  • We have an open plan kitchen.

  • From the main entrance to the kitchen, there is level access.

  •  All door frames to each of the rooms on ground and first floor are 74 cms. wide.

  • The Juliet doors in the kitchen are 105 cms. wide.

  • The front entrance door is 86 cms. wide.

  • The gas hob is available at a height of 90 cms.

  • The electric oven and grill is fitted underneath the gas hob.

  • The kitchen sink is  at a height of 90 cms.

  • Lever taps to kitchen sink.

Also included are the following kitchen items:

  1. MagiPull – ring pull opener efflortlessly opens all ring pull cans;  no need to touch sharp edges of can.

  2. JARKEY – opens jars effortlessly in seconds by popping the jar’s vacuum so the lid spins free.  Prevents wrist strain and is endorsed by the USA Arthritis Association and approved by the Disabled Living Centres Council.

  3. Ex squeeze – one handed can opener.

     

2.  Lounge

Smart t.v., video player, cd and radio players have remote control access.  Television has sub title availability and socket for using headphones.  Large 40” television screen.

  • Magnifying glass available.

  • Audio books provided.

  • Coloured pictures on walls.  Sofas in contrasting colour to walls.

  • Oak floors throughout the ground floor rooms.

  • Contrasting coloured rug on lounge floor.  Rug can be removed on request.

  • Contrasting coloured cushions on sofas.

  • Reading lamp provided with foot control on/off.

First Floor Rooms

Bedrooms

King sized divan bed in back bedroom.  Twin divan beds in front bedroom.  Beds can be accessed from both sides.   Bed heights are:   King:   56 cms.            Twin:  62 cms.

  • Feather pillows can be removed on request together with pot pourri and fresh flowers.

  • Floors are carpeted with contrasting coloured rugs.  Rugs can be removed on request.

  • Chair in each bedroom next to dressing table.

  • All bedrooms have windows.

  • Bedrooms have ceiling lights, bedside lamps and natural daylight.

  • Night light and rechargeable emergency torch on landing situated between the two bedrooms just above the skirting board.

Bathroom

  • Portable step next to bath.

  • Thermostatically controlled electric shower over the bath.

  • Two grab handles provided to the sides of the bath.

  • One anti-slip bath mat provided in a contrasting colour.

  • Bath mat and towels in contrasting colours.

  • Toilet next to wash hand basin.

  • The bathroom sink taps are lever operated. There is space under the pedestal basin.

  • The bath edge is 61 cms. from the floor.

Allergy Sufferers and Asthmatics

  • No feather duvets.   Feather pillows can be removed on request.

  • Pot pourri and fresh flowers can be removed on request.

  • Smoking is strictly forbidden.

  • Allergy warning notice in kitchen above welcome tray.

Some of our complimentary chocolates and biscuits may contain nuts and other allergens.  [Please inform us if children are diabetics or have other allergens.  Chocolates and biscuits can either be removed and replaced with small gifts or stored out of sight for the rest of the family to enjoy.]  

 Hearing

  • The television has subtitles.

  • Welcome All and Welcome Host previously trained.

 Visual

  • The walls and the doors have high colour contrast.

     

General

  • Personal meet and greet

  • Assistance with luggage.

  • A familiarization tour of the cottage together with advice and assistance on the use of appliances, emergency services with telephone numbers, nearest shops, public transport, local supermarkets, chemist, fuel station etc. are given on arrival.

  • Supermarkets within close proximity.

     

Getting here

 Travel by public transport

  • The nearest bus stop is situated within walking distance on main road a few yards from Meadowside Mews.  Reasonably level pavements into city. 

  • The nearest train station is Chester Train Station which is 1.8 miles from
    Jasmine Cottage or approximately 6 minutes by taxi.

  • The local  Bache Train Station, Chester, CH2 2 JF is approximately 2 minutes by taxi [next to Morrisons’ Supermarket].

 Travel by taxi

  • You can reserve a taxi with Kingkabs by calling 01244 343434.  Please let them know if you need a wheelchair accessible vehicle.  They offer airport pickups and drop-offs.  Manchester Airport is approximately 36 miles or 40 minutes by taxi to cottage.

     

 Parking

  • We have free private off road parking next to the cottage. There are designated accessible parking spaces a few yards from the front door.  A double parking space is available.  Security lighting is activated at night.

     

    LINK to floorplan

 [FLOOR PLAN]


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