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Little Owl Lodge

Access Statement For Little Owl Lodge, Lynesack. 

 

Introduction
Little Owl Lodge is a single storey Timber Lodge, on an Alpaca Farm in the Durham Dales.

All outside facilities, the Living Area, Kitchen, Sun Room, Bedroom 2 and Bathroom 2 have Visit Britain Mobility 2 Status.

 

Pre-Arrival
• We have an extensive website with photographs of the reception areas.

• Diagrams of the floor, room layouts and pictures of all of the rooms can be forwarded on request. 
• Bookings / enquiries can be made directly from the website, or via email, telephone, or by letter.  
• All guests are provided with written directions to the Lodge. (These are available in different font sizes and dyslexia friendly font).  
•This access statement is available on our website or by mail.  

 

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
• Car Parking is available directly outside of the Lodge, the area is flat with a slight slope, there is a small ramp 1:10, to the main entrance with a hand rail on the left hand side. There is a level pathway all the way around the Lodge with direct access to the patio and garden area from the path. From this doorway there is one 15cm step down onto the terrace.

 

Main Entrance
• The front door is 94cm wide x 200cm high, with the hinge on the left. The keyhole is 95cm high. 
• The front door opens into an entrance hall, (internal and external light switches are immediately on the right of the door casing), this area has the central heating boiler, coat hooks 70cm high above a radiator, and there is a storage closet. 

•The entrance hall has ceramic tile flooring.

On the right there is a door 80cm wide x 97cm high, with a hinge on the left - this leads directly into the Living Area.

Living Area   The Living Area comprises the Living Room, the Kitchen and the Sun Room.

 

Living Room

• The light switch is on the right hand side of the door casing. There is a radiator on the wall to the right of this door.

• The Living Room has 2 x 3 seater sofas.

In front of the woodburning stove and fireplace there is a large rug (this can be removed if requested). There is a Digital TV with remote control and DVD player in the far corner, and a central coffee table. There is a radiator on the far wall near to the TV area.

• There are two movable standing lamps in the Living area.  

• There is a dresser (for crockery, and table ware storage) on the back wall, next to the open plan access into the Sun Room.

• The Living Room has ceramic tile flooring.

There is open plan access from the Living Room into the Kitchen Area.

Kitchen Area

• This area has spotlights over the work stations, and a light under the extractor fan. The light switch for the spotlights are on the back wall, next to the fridge freezer.

• The sink (with lever taps) is directly under the window and the dishwasher is on the left, there is a microwave on the work surface to the left of the sink, and a washer/ dryer on the right which is next to the oven, there is a ceramic hob (above the oven) on the work surface which is 90cm high. Glasses and cookware are in the wall cabinets (these can be placed at a convenient height if requested), a selection of pans are in the cupboard underneath the sink.

• On the central work surface is the 'Welcome Pack', there is a cupboard underneath for storage, and a drawer for utensils.

• There is a fire extinguisher on the wall next to the central work surface.

• The Kitchen area has ceramic tile flooring.

 

There is open plan access from the Living Room into the Sun Room.

Sun Room
• This room has an oval dining table (105cm x 140cm) and six chairs.

• There is a doorway 84cm wide x  200cm high which leads outside (2 steps 15cm each), with direct access onto the patio and garden area, and level access to the terrace area. The keyhole 100cm high.

• The Sun room has ceramic tile flooring.

 

From the Living Area there is a corridor with direct access to the Bathrooms and Bedrooms, there is a radiator in the corridor on the right.

Bathroom 1

• The light switch is on the left of the door casing, outside of the bathroom.

• The door is 80cm wide x 197cm high, hinged on the right.

• A towel rail is on the left of the door, above the radiator.
• There is a whirlpool bath on the left. A grab rail is above the lever taps, and there is an angled support rail along the long side of the bath.   
• The toilet is 70cm to the right of the bath, a grab rail is on the wall to the right and is next to the wall mounted basin (with lever taps). There is a hand towel rail to the right of the basin. The toilet seat height is 43 cm (a toilet seat raiser is available on request).

• There is a shaving point with a light above the mirror which is positioned over the basin.

• The bathroom is tiled with anti slip flooring.


Bedroom 1

• The door 80cm wide x 197cm high, and hinged on the left.

• The light switch is on the right of the door casing.

• There double divan bed 4' 6" wide, and 70 cm high. 
• All bedding is percale, duvets and pillows are hypo allergenic hollow fibre.
• The space to the left of the bed is 60cm wide. 
• The space to the right of the bed is 60cm wide. 

• There is a dressing table with mirror and lamp.

• The double wardrobe has a hanging rail at 135cm high.

• There are lamps on the bedside units, on both sides of the bed.

• The bedroom is carpeted.

 

Bathroom 2

• The light switch is on the right of the door casing, outside of the bathroom.

• The door is 80cm wide x 197cm high, hinged on the left.

• The towel rail is above the radiator which is on the right of the door.

• The 90cm x 90cm shower is on the left, the shower door opening is 75 cm. The step into the shower is 14cm high, there is a shower seat on the left inside the shower at 50cm high, the lever control, soap dish, and handrail are on the back wall of the shower. 

• The toilet is on the right, a vertical handrail is on the left, and a fold down handrail is between the toilet and the wall mounted basin (with lever taps). A hand towel rail is on the right of the basin. The toilet seat height is 43cm (a toilet seat raiser is available on request)

• There is a shaving point with a light, above the mirror which is positioned over the basin.

• A sauna chamber is situated 80cm directly opposite the basin.

• The bathroom is tiled with anti slip flooring.


Bedroom 2 

• The door is 80cm wide x 197cm high, hinged on the left.

• The light switch is on the right of the door casing.
• There a super king size bed (this can convert to twin beds) 6 foot wide, and 70 cm high. 
• All bedding is percale, duvets and pillows are hypo allergenic hollow fibre.
• The space to the left of the bed is 80cm wide. 
• The space to the right of the bed is 80cm wide. 

• The double wardrobe has a hanging rail at 135cm high.

• There is a dressing table with mirror and lamp.

• There are lamps available on the bedside units, on both sides of the bed.

• The bedroom is carpeted.

 

Outdoor Facilities
• The patio and pathway are paved. Patio furniture and BBQ are available for guests to use. 
 
Additional Information
• The Information Pack is produced in dyslexia friendly font, manufacturers instruction leaflets and places of interest leaflets are available within this. 
• Little Owl Lodge is Non Smoking.

 

Contact Information
Yvonne and Pat Wilkinson,

East Howle Farm,

Lynesack,

Butterknowle,

Co.Durham.

DL13 5QG.

 

www.alpacas-easthowle.co.uk


We welcome your feedback to help us continuously improve if you have any comments please phone 01388 710749 or email: yvonne@alpacas-easthowle.co.uk alternatively you can write to us at our home address.