Access Statement

Access Statement For MP & AS Kayll

lntroduction

Six holiday cottages, with associated leisure facilities on a working farm.
Two single storied cottages with ramped access. Games room and Leisure Centre also have ramped or level access.

Pre-Arrival

Easy to use web site in large font and with variable colours  and online booking. Tel. and Fax nos. are also available.
lnformation about public services are provided in each cottage.
Nearest town, Blanford is 6 miles and local taxi services are available off farm. Delivery of provisions via Tesco and others direct.
Specialist equipment from NDDC as well as some provided on site.
The Old Sty and Old Cake House are suitable for guests with minor
disabilities and who are fully supported by authorised carers or family & friends.

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

There is off road car parking (2 spaces) close to the named
cottages and reserved for residents. Drop off points from 6′ to
15′, onto tamped and nearly level concrete hard standing.
Both cottages accept well behaved dogs by prior arrangement for a small fee.
Cottages and facilities are named in clear lettering.
Help unloading etc would need to be by prior arrangement.
The use of mobile phones is recommended for communications. ( A pay phone is provided in  the Games Room)
There are a number of automatic lights around the hamlet.
Torches are provided for emergency use only.
Generally unlevel surfaces to 5 % angles are found on all path ways.
There are small 2″ lips to thresholds and ramps.

 

Main Entrance & Reception

Normal standard 2’9″ doors with normal key entry systems.
The Sty has a large walk in shower (1.0mx0.9m) with a rubber mat.  There is a seat with handles (upon request) and secure grab rails.  The WC is of a standard type with one grab handle to the left. A separate raised portable seat is available upon request.  Standard basin with lever taps.
The Cakehouse.
As for above with a bath and shower, with a grab handle at mid length. Thus the Cakehouse is more suited to the elderly than the disabled.
The Leisure centre  has a wide access wc area, and lever taps.
Fire exit signs illuminate two means of escape. ln event of fire guests are to gather in the Car Park area.
The Laundary room is not suitable for wheel chairs.

 

Our Leisure Facilities

Heated swimming pool open 0900 to 2100 with ramped door access.
Shallow easy use steps into pool and thus not accessable for wheel chairs.
No hoist available.

 

Outdoor Facilities

Luccombe (as the name defines) is a hilly place and although paths have been designed for wheel chair users these are not considered suitable at the present time as they are not all paved.

Conference & Meeting Rooms.

The games room acts as a meeting/events room and a conference hall is currently under construction.

Bedrooms

They are of a limited size and thus not considered so suitable for wheel chair users due to size restrictions.

Self-Caterinq Kitchen

Lever taps but, non thermostatically controlled.  All other appliances are standard and as would be found in or a fully fitted kitchen.

The Luccombe Equestrian Centre

( 01258 880 057) It specialises in Riding For The Disabled.  This is normally held on Fridays or by appointment. There is no mounting hoist.

Grounds and Gardens

Our hilly landscaped gardens have been laid out with disabilities in mind. Paths are normally on gentle gradients with some steps. Seats are available in several places.

Additional lnformation

Fire extinguishers in all cottages with evacuation plans to assembly point. There are fire alarms in all cottages and the leisure centre.  There are no regular staff to assist in emergencies.

Contact lnformation

Address: Luccombe, Milton Abbas, Blandford, DT1 1 OBE
Telephone:   (0044) 01258 880 558
Fax:(0044) 01258 881 384
Grid reference: O.S. Landranger Series 194 Grid: 810 012 Hours of operation:  The owners or their representatives live nearby. Emergency number: 999

Future Plans
Further units together with the conference center are under construction and with provision of disabled facilities.