Access Statement – Deanwood Holiday Cottages

24th July 2017

Deanwood Holiday Cottages are located on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean, three miles from the nearest town of Lydney and half a mile from the village of Yorkley. Deanwood Holiday Cottages have mainly been converted from three stable blocks grouped around a central courtyard. Altogether there are 6 two storey holiday cottages, and 7 ground floor holiday cottages available. The ground floor cottages are more suitable for those with reduced mobility. The site is level with concrete paths between the cottages, the laundry and the car park. The car park itself has a chipping surface. The site is lit at night as well as having PIR sensor lights over the approach, the car park, and by the laundry.

We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any queries or require any assistance please phone 01594 563585 or email elaine.deanwood@gmail.com

PRE-ARRIVAL
Train. The nearest station is Lydney approximately 4 miles away from Forest of Dean Holiday Cottages. There is no taxi-rank at the station but taxis can be pre-booked e.g. K & T Taxis tel 01594 845913 / 07950 274720 or Taxicabs tel 01594 843456.
Bus. The nearest bus station is Lydney approximately 3 miles away from Forest of Dean Holiday Cottages. Buses from Lydney to Yorkley are very infrequent. There are no buses from the train station to Yorkley.
Walking / Cycling. The approach to Yorkley from Lydney is quite steep and along narrow country roads without footpaths or street lighting. Shopping can be pre-ordered online from Tesco.com for delivery to your holiday cottage.

Mobility Centre The nearest is Fairways Mobility Centre in Coleford, approximately 6 miles away from Forest of Dean holiday cottages. Tel 01594 836807. They have wheelchairs and scooters for hire, and will deliver.

KEY COLLECTION, WELCOME & CAR PARKING
The key is available from Deanwood House which is beside the Deanwood holiday cottages. If required and we are notified in advance, we can take the key out to your car. We will open up your cottage for you and show you in. Your car can be unloaded close to your door and then parked in the car park which is behind the courtyard. (Parking for The Cottage, Sunrise Cottage & Coachmans Cottage is in front of those cottages, the surface is tarmac). Parking spaces are clearly defined in the car park and there are enough spaces for one car per cottage. The surface of the car park is stone chippings and there are level concrete paths from the car park to the holiday cottages. There is PIR lighting in the car park and lights outside the holiday cottages.

THE COTTAGES
There are 6 two storey holiday cottages, and 7 ground floor holiday cottages which are more suitable for those with reduced mobility. The ground floor cottages are:
Swallow (Sleeps 2) A spacious one bedroomed end cottage at the rear of the courtyard close to the car park, the laundry and with views into the Forest. Dogs are allowed in this cottage. There is one step into the cottage 17cm high. Inside the cottage the rooms are all on one level with no steps. The cottage has vinyl flooring throughout except the bedroom which has short pile carpet. The narrowest door is the bathroom door at 65cm wide. The lounge & dining furniture are all movable. The kitchen has fitted units with a worktop height of 91cm. There is a double bed in the bedroom with a minimum of 60cm gap each side. The bathroom has a shower fitted over the bath. The side of the bath is 54cm high.
Forge (Sleeps 4) A spacious two bedroomed middle cottage facing down the courtyard towards the paddock.
Dogs are allowed in this cottage. There is one step into the cottage 18cm high. There are two steps, 12cm high, in the hallway between the lounge and the bedrooms. The kitchen area has a ceramic tiled floor, the rest of the cottage is carpeted with short pile carpet. The narrowest doors are the bedroom doors at 74cm wide. The lounge & dining furniture are all movable. The kitchen has fitted units with a worktop height of 91cm. The double bedroom is spacious with a minimum of 85cm each side of the bed. The twin bedroom has a gap of 1metre between the two beds. The bathroom has a shower fitted over the bath. The bath has twin grips and the side of the bath is 53cm high.
Bridle (Sleeps 4) A two bedroomed end cottage facing Deanwood House. This is a pet free cottage. There is no step outside but the threshold is 22cm high. Inside there is one step up into the lounge / dining / kitchen which is 17cm high. The cottage is carpeted throughout with short pile carpet except the bathroom which is vinyl. The narrowest doors are the internal doors at 71cm wide. The lounge furniture is movable, the dining table and kitchen units are fixed, the dining chairs are movable. The kitchen worktops are 89cm high. The double bedroom is spacious with a minimum of 75cm each side of the bed. The twin bedroom has a gap of 90cm between the two beds. The bathroom has a shower fitted over the bath. The bath has twin grips and the side of the bath is 53cm high.
Sunrise (sleeps 3) A two bedroomed cottage beside Deanwood House backing on to the courtyard. This is a pet free cottage. There is one step outside 16cm high. Inside the cottage the rooms are all on one level with no steps. The cottage is carpeted throughout with short pile carpet apart from the shower room which has a ceramic tiled floor. The narrowest door is the shower room door at 64cm wide. The lounge furniture is all movable. The dining table and kitchen units are fixed, the dining chairs are movable. The kitchen worktops are 90cm high. The double bedroom is spacious with a minimum of 81cm each side of the bed. The single bedroom has a gap of 183cm between the bed and the wall. The shower room has an electric shower fitted in a shower cubicle with an inward folding glass door. The lip of the shower tray is 29cm high.

Squirrel Cottage (sleeps 2) A spacious one bedroomed end cottage at the rear of the courtyard close to the car park. Dogs are allowed in this cottage. There is a gentle slope up to the cottage door. Inside the cottage the rooms are all on one level with no steps. The cottage has a short pile carpet throughout except the bathroom which has vinyl. The narrowest door is the bathroom door at 65cm wide. The lounge & dining furniture are all movable. The kitchen has fitted units with a worktop height of 91cm. There is a raised height double bed in the bedroom with a minimum of 80cm gap each side. The shower room has a walk in shower with a 45mm lip tray, a thermostatic shower and a raised height toilet bowl and rails. A shower stool can be provided if requested.

If you would like any more information about any of the Forest of Dean holiday cottages, please phone 01594 563585 or email elaine.deanwood@gmail.com

OTHER FACILITIES / AMMENITIES
Laundry The laundry is at the bottom of the courtyard. There is level access into the laundry. It has a concrete floor and florescent lighting. Inside the laundry there are two washing machines which are raised off the floor. The height to the bottom of the washing machine doors is 104cm . There is also a tumble drier. There is a single drainer sink unit with one cold tap fitted. The height of the drainer is 92cm. There are also adjustable height ironing boards and drying racks. There is an upright freezer with 8 drawers / compartments for the use of those guests requiring more than the freezer / icebox space in their cottage.

Paddock To the left of the laundry, at the bottom of the courtyard is a five bar gate opening into the paddock. There are no steps into the paddock. It is a grass area for the enjoyment of all our guests, for playing games, exercising dogs, barbeques, picnicking etc.

We look forward to welcoming you to Deanwood Holidays, Forest of Dean Holiday Cottages. If you have any queries or require any assistance please phone 01594 563585 or email elaine.deanwood@gmail.com