Accessibility Information - Number 2

External

This two-storey terraced house has a lounge and kitchen on the first floor, and three bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor.  There is space outside the property to load or unload a car but no long term parking.  Car parking is on a tarmac car park about 100 metres level walk along a tarmac driveway.

The front garden is through a double gate in the left as you approach the property.  It has a level tarmac surface about 240cm wide along the front of the houses.  To the left of this is a raised patio (10cm step) with crazy paving interspersed with flower-beds.  The grass rear garden is accessed via a sloping ramp from the rear gate (after climbing three concrete steps), or the top of the exterior stairs.  Parts of the garden are extremely steep as the house is built into the hillside.  Special care is needed in wet or icy weather, when it can be very slippery.

Access to the first floor main entrance is via an external wooden staircase (13 steps) to the right of the block and 6 metres of level timber walkway about 1.5m wide, constructed of 15cm planks laid lengthways, with gaps of about 2cm between them.  It is also possible to access this walkway from the rear garden gate – three concrete steps and a sloping path.  The timber walkway and outside steps are lit at night.  There is a second external door at the rear of the property at ground floor level, leading directly into a bedroom.  Both external doors have sills approximately 15cm high.

 

Internal

Ceiling heights are approximately 225cm.  Many electric power points are situated about 50cm above skirting board height, although some are just above skirting boards.  Doors are standard domestic width.  Lighting throughout the property is good.  It is decorated in shades of beige and grey, (bedroom furnishings are patterned).  There is a landline telephone, and Vodaphone and O2 mobile phones have a signal at the front of the property and there is a public phone box in the car park.  A smoke alarms is fitted and fire extinguishers are situated in the dining area and at the bottom of the stairs.  There is a fire blanket on the wall in the kitchen.

The main first floor entrance door leads from the timber walkway into the kitchen, which extends to the left and is fitted with standard height units and a vinyl floor.  A few feet in front of the entrance door (around the free-standing fridge freezer), is the staircase down to the ground floor.  The door to the lounge/dining area lies across the kitchen to the left.  The lounge/dining area is carpeted.  It contains 2 sofas, and a round 4 seat dining table and an electric fire.  The TV, DVD and CD player have remote controls.

Accessed by a door from the kitchen the stairs are carpeted and go straight down to the narrow hallway downstairs.  They are narrow with full height walls and a handrail to one side.  The first door straight ahead to the left is the main bedroom (there is an ensuite electric toilet and small wash basin off this bedroom).  There is a need to turn around here and find the bathroom (now on the right of the hall and the twin bedroom is straight ahead at this point.  The main bedroom has space to move around the beds.  In the twin bedroom there is space between the beds but both beds are against the side walls.  There are bedside and ceiling lights in the main bedroom and ceiling lights in the twin bedroom.  All the ground floor is carpeted except for the bathroom.  The bathroom has a vinyl floor with a shower over the bath and the water temperature is controlled by the hot and cold taps.  The bathroom also contains a wash basin and WC at standard heights.


We are always happy to advise guests on the suitability of the property for their individual needs.