Dandelion and Hoglet Holiday Cottages - Accessibility Guide

Welcome

Dandelion and Hoglet Holiday Cottages are situated in the small Hamlet of Flanders which is just outside the village of Dalston. The two cottages have been converted from a barn in 2020 to current building regulations standards.

Watch the video: Dandelion and Hoglet Holiday Cottages

At a Glance

Level Access

  • The main entrance has 1 step. There is no lift and no ramp.
  • There is level access from the main entrance to:
    • Open Plan kitchen lounge
    • Downstairs toilet

 Access with steps

  • There are steps from the main entrance to:
    • Bedroom
    • Cottage Garden

 Bedrooms

  • We have non-allergic bedding.

 Hearing

  • The (bedroom) TVs have subtitles.
  • Some staff have disability awareness training.

 General

  • Some staff have disability awareness training.

Getting Here

Dandelion & Hoglet Holiday Cottages
Low Flanders
Dalston
CA5 7AF

 Travel by public transport

  • The nearest main line railway station is Dalston (approximately 3 miles). The nearest bus stop is about 1.5 miles away. 

 Travel by taxi

  • You can get a taxi with Radio Taxi by calling 01228 524477. The taxi company has a wheelchair accessible vehicle.

 Parking

  • We have a car park. There are accessible parking spaces. The parking is less than 50 metres from the main entrance. Parking is not free.
  • There is a drop-off point at the main entrance. The drop-off point does not have a dropped kerb.
  • From the car park to the entrance, there is level access. The route is 1500mm wide, or more.
Drive and parking at Dandelion and Hoglet Holiday Cottages

Drive and parking at Dandelion and Hoglet Holiday Cottages

Arrival

Path to main entrance

  • From the street to the main entrance, there is level access.
  • The path is 1500mm wide, or more.

 Main entrance

  • The door is 820mm wide.
  • The main entrance has 1 steps.
  • The main door is side hung and manual.
Door entrance

Door entrance

Getting around inside

Visual Impairment - General Information

Bedroom

Bedroom

Dandelion Floorplan (Click to zoom)

Hoglet Floorplan (Click to zoom)

Bedrooms

  • All bedrooms have windows.
  • Bedrooms have ceiling lights.
  • Lights are LED. Some lights can be controlled independently.
  • TVs have subtitles.
  • All bedrooms are non-smoking.
  • We have non-allergic bedding.
  • All bedrooms have fitted carpets.
  • No bedrooms have level access. The bedroom nearest the main entrance has 15 steps.
  • All bedrooms are en-suite.
  • We have bathrooms with a separate shower.
  • The direction of transfer onto the toilet is to the left.
Bathroom

Bathroom

Self-catering kitchen

Open plan kitchen and lounge

  • We have an open plan kitchen.
  • From the main entrance to the kitchen, there is level access.
  • The route is 820mm wide, or more.
  • The door is 820mm wide.
  • The work surface is available at a height between 650mm and 900mm.
  • The hob is available at a height between 650mm and 900mm.
  • The sink is available at a height between 650mm and 900mm.
  • The oven is available at a height between 650mm and 900mm.
  • The table and plates have high colour contrast.
Open plan kitchen/lounge

Open plan kitchen/lounge

Lounge

Open Plan kitchen lounge

  • From the main entrance to the lounge, there is level access. The route is 820mm wide, or more. The door is 820mm wide.
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Open plan kitchen/lounge showing large patio door

Open plan kitchen/lounge showing large patio door

Downstairs toilet

  • From the main entrance to this area, there is level access. The route is 820mm wide, or more.
  • The door is 820mm wide.
Downstairs toilet

Downstairs toilet

Getting around outside

Cottage Garden

From the main entrance to the area, there is 1 step.

1. There is a sandstone patio and path around the cottage.
2. The garden is accessed through a rose arch and garden gate or through the patio window from inside the cottage.
3. The garden has slightly raised flower beds and a gravelled courtyard.
4. There is sandstone stepping stones to the hot tub which is covered by a log cabin. 
5. The hot tub has a cover and is accessible via non slip steps.
6. There is hot tub safety instructions inside the hot tub cabin and they are also readable when booking through our website.
7. There is an outside light which illuminates the patio.
8. There is a table and chairs.
 
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Customer care support

Accessibility equipment

  • Each cottage has a secure country cottage garden which can be used as a toilet area by assistance dogs.
  • We have an area to charge mobility scooters and battery powered wheelchairs.
  • In the lounge.
  • You can hire mobility equipment from Cumbria Mobility by calling 01228 538383.

Customer care support

  • Some staff have disability awareness training.
Guide last updated: 21 October 2020