Disability Access Statement

  • Introduction
  • Our self-contained house is on two floors, and is a self catering cottage holiday cottage in the village of Leyburn, in the heart of the countryside of the Yorkshire Dales. We have tried to provide as much information as possible; but if you have any queries please do get in touch.

  • Pre Arrvial
  • We have a good website for additional information.
  • Booking/enquires can be made via e-mail or by telephone.
  • The nearest bus stop is 10 mins walk away and the bus service from Ripon to Richmond, calling at Middleham, is 2 hourly.
  • The nearest train station is 2.5 miles away at Leyburn (operated as a tourist line).
  • The nearest main line train station is at Northallerton (14miles away).
  • Taxis can be obtained in Leyburn.

  • Arrival and parking facilities
  • There is a car parking space immediately to the right of the front of the house. The car park is tarmac and is flat and even.

  • Entrance and Porch
  • The front door has 1 step, 17cm high, 9cm deep and 95cm wide, and in addition, a raised edge up 1cm from the door frame.
  • The door is 80cm wide and the key hole is 90cm high.
  • Inside the door is a small porch, 120cm by 125cm, leading to the lounge on the left.

  • Lounge
  • The door is 76cm wide and the lounge is carpeted with a green carpet providing a contrast to the upper walls and dado rail.
  • There is a wired in smoke alarm.
  • There is an open fire set in to the wall facing the lounge door.
  • The stairs go up to the 1st floor to the right of the fire on the opposite wall of the room.
  • There is a 3 piece suite (non feather and fire retardant) and occasional table; all movable. There is also a bookcase and blanket chest next to the wall. There is also a TV and DVD player.

  • Hall / Lobby
  • Opposite the porch door at the other side of the lounge is a door (76cm wide) to a small hall leading through to the kitchen.
  • The hall is 90cm by 90cm and immediately to the left is a door (76cm wide) to the cupboard under the stairs with limited access.
  • Opposite is another door (76cm wide) leading to the kitchen.

  • Kitchen / Dinning Room
  • The kitchen has a moveable rectangular table 75cm high, 73cm wide and 1.30cm long.
  • The free space around the table is a minimum of 68cm.
  • There are 4 chairs with no arms and the flooring is vinyl.
  • There are built in kitchen units. There are wall mounted cupboards 140cm from the floor over the work surface.
  • here is a built in electric cooker with 4 solid hobs 95cm high, with an oven under neath. The oven door is drop down and the height of the lowest shelf is 60cm.
  • There is a washing machine and a fridge with a small freezer compartment with worktop over. The height of the shelf in the fridge is 48cm high.
  • The sink and drainer are built into the work top and is 92cm high.
  • The lighting is by strip light giving uniform light levels.
  • There are 2 fire extinguishers and a fire blanket.
  • There are also a kettle, microwave, toaster and radio/CD player.
  • There is good contrast between the cupboards and the floor and walls.

  • Grounds and Garden
  • Opposite the door into the kitchen is the door (80cm wide) to the garden. There is a step, 17cm high 9cm deep and 95cm wide and in addition there is a 1cm raised edge to the door frame.
  • The garden is level and there is a paved flat patio immediately outside the door. Further away is a grassed area and flower beds.
  • There 4 patio chairs and a table and BBQ.

  • Stairs from the lounge
  • These are located in the corner of the lounge along from the kitchen.
  • The stairs and hall are carpeted in contrast colour to the walls
  • Each step is 20cm high, 25 cm deep and 86cm wide and they turn at right angles.
  • There is a hand rail approximately 90cm from the floor on the left hand side.

  • Hall
  • The stairs go up to a small hall 185cm long and 83cm wide.
  • A smoke alarm is sited above the stairs.
  • door (76cm wide) on the left leads into the bedroom.

  • Bedroom 1
  • There are 2 single beds 3ft wide and 50cm from the floor.
  • There are a wardrobe, chest of drawers, a chair and 2 bedside tables.
  • The smallest free space between the beds and the other furniture is 50cm.
  • Opposite this bedroom door across the hall is the door (76cm wide) to bedroom.

  • Bedroom 2
  • There is 1 double bed 5ft wide and the bed height to the top of the mattress is 55cm.
  • There is a wardrobe, chest of drawers, two bed side tables and a chair.
  • The smallest free space (at the end of the bed) is 60cm.
  • All the bedding provided is cotton or poly cotton with non feather duvets and pillows.
  • All the bedrooms are carpeted with contrast colours to the walls.
  • Immediately to the left of the bedroom door is the door (76cm wide) to the bathroom.

  • Bathroom
  • There is a bath with a shower over. The controls are on the wall. The bath height is 56cm from the floor.
  • The free space in the bathroom is 87cm by 1,2cm.
  • The toilet seat height is 56cm and the space either side of the toilet is 30cm.
  • The flooring is vinyl and provides good contrast with the bath panels.
  • The space under the wash hand basin is free (no vanity unit).

  • Additional Information
  • A folder with information is available in the house.
  • There is a telephone for incoming calls only.
  • There is a burglar alarm.
  • The house is non smoking and pets, generally, are not allowed.
  • There are 2 wired in smoke alarms.

  • Contact Information
  • Mrs P A Suter
  • Lindhope
  • 11B West Park Grove
  • Leeds, LS8 2HQ
  • Tel: 01132693026
  • Email: info@honeykiln-cottage .co.uk
  • Website: www.honeykiln-cottage.co.uk
  • Local carers: Support Service Darlington (01325357533)