Millstone House Accessibility Guide

INTRODUCTION

At Millstone House we want to make everyone's stay as enjoyable as possible, and are committed to providing suitable access for all our guests, whatever their individual needs. We aim to accruately describe our facilities and services to give you confidence to book a room/s for your specific requirements.   

Level Access

The main entrance has a very gradual gradient to the front door with level access.

There is level access from the main entrance to:

Porch with seating area

Bedroom One: Superior Double Bedroom with ensuite

Bedroom Two: Superior Double Bedroom with ensuite

Bedroom Three: Superior Double Bedroom with ensuite

Hallway with seating area

W.C

Access with steps to:

Private Garden

Private Terrace

Communal grassland

 

Level Access Bedrooms and Breakfast Room

We use hypo-allergenic bedding in each bedroom.

The door width to the corridor from which all three bedrooms are accessed is 880mm.

The corridor that gives you access to each of the bedrooms is 1400mm.

The bedroom doors are 880mm.  

In Bedroom One there is unobstructed floor space of 2000mmx1500mm and the ensuite has a 1670mmx880mm with a shower tray lip of 20mm.

In Bedroom Two there is unobstructed floor space of 2000mmx1700mm and the ensuite has a corner shower unit 800mmx800mm with a 650mm lip.

In Bedroom Three there is unobstructed floor space of 2000mmx1500mm and the ensuite has a 1400mmx720mm with a shower tray lip of 20mm.

A slip reducing shower mat is available in each ensuite.

The breakfast room is situated off the same corridors as the bedrooms.

 

Hearing

The (bedroom) TV's all have sub-title technology.

Text communication methods can be used to articulate requests and pre-order breakfast menu choices.

 

Visual 

The Walls are all painted white and the doors are oak coloured and all skirting boards are oak in colour too.

We regret that we do not have facilities to prepare documents in Braille.

 

General

The accommodation is suitable for:

Older or less mobile guests

Part-time wheelchair users

Visually impaired guests

Hearing impaired guests

 

Pre-arrival and Car Parking

Check-in is between 3pm and 6pm. Please advise us if you are likely to arrive outside of these times and we will try to accommodate whereever possible. There is ample car parking space directly to the front of Millstone House.   The car park has a tarmac surface with a very gradual gradient to the front level access door. There is ample lighting in the car park and to the sides of the house.  We are pleased to offer assistance with luggage if required. All guests are provided with a familiarisation tour upon arrival.

The Main Entrance

The front entrance door is 1600mm and leads into a well-lit level tiled porch area.

Entrance Hallway

The porch leads directly into the hall which is level, tiled, and well lit. There is access to a W.C in the entrance hallway with automated lighting.

Corridor

The Hallway leads to a carpeted corridor. All three guest rooms and the Breakfast Room are accessed from this corridor. The corridor lighting is PIR activated, giving instant lighting as movement is detected.

Breakfast Room

There are 3 breakfast tables, these can be arranged together (please let us know if required). A buffet sideboard is located for cereals, fruit juices, pastries, bread etc. (assistance can be given with the buffet upon request).

Cooked breakfasts and hot drinks are served at the table.

Bedrooms

All bedrooms are similar and equipped in the same way and have carpeted floors and tiled en-suites in generous proportions. All rooms have inward opening double french doors giving access via a 10mm step to a large terraced outdoor area with outdoor furniture. All bedrooms have windows, wall lights and natural daylight. We can move some of the bedroom furniture to improve accessibility (if required).

Toilets

All toilet seats are 470mm high.

Outside

The car park & front aspect of the house including the hall and porch are illuminated all night. Each bedroom has seperate outdoor lighting.

Getting here

Millstone House

Stangarth Lane

Staindrop

Co Durham

DL2 3LR

Parking

We have a car park on site. Parking is less than 5m from the main entrance. Parking is free. 

There is plenty of car parking space with ample room for unloading and manoeuvring.

Travel by public transport

You can get to Millstone House B&B by bus, train or taxi.  The nearest bus stop is Staindrop Post office, this is approx. 250m away. The nearest train station is Darlington. The train station is 11 miles away.

For accessible Taxi Services please contact Atlas Taxis telephone number 01388 450717 (we do not have the resources to check this provider, this information is provided in good faith).

Other useful information

We can securely store cycles in our garage overnight if required.

We are happy to cater for special diets or any particular dietary requirement you may have with advance notice.

Ceiling mounted audible and visual smoke detectors operate in each room. Fire call points are situated in the Breakfast Room and Hallway. In the event of a fire, the alarm will sound.

Each room has a fire escape leading directly onto the outdoor terrace. The alternative escape route is via the front door. The fire assembly point is situated next to the double garage to the front of Millstone House.

 

Need help to make your Millstone House B&B booking?

Please don't hesitate tocontact us if you need any assistance to make a booking or with any other queries and requests.

This statement was prepared in February 2020.