Access Statement

Access Statement:
LOW URPETH FARM - BED & BREAKFAST B&B near Beamish Museum & Durham City
 
Low Urpeth Farm, Ouston, Near Beamish, Chester-Le-Street, County Durham DH2 1BD  T 0191 4102901
Updated Feb 2012
Introduction

We aim to cater for the needs of all our visitors in our farmhouse three bed-roomed bed and breakfast (B&B) near Beamish & Durham. The following statement is a summary of our provision. If you have any specific questions, please feel free to call us and we will endeavour to help.
IF YOU REQUIRE A LARGE PRINT VERSION OF THIS DOCUMENT, EMAIL STAY@LOWURPETH.CO.UK
Pre-Arrival
·         Local transport links are good in the area and are ½ mile away at Ouston Bank cross roads with regular routes to Newcastle, Gateshead and Durham.
·         We work closely with a local friendly taxi firm.
·         Brochures and menus can be provided in large print by prior arrangement.
·         Our website provides information on our accommodation and the local area - www.lowurpeth.co.uk 
Please contact us via the telephone 0191 4102901 and or email - stay@lowurpeth.co.uk
 
Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
·         We are situated in a private secure farm yard off the main road.
·         On arrival at Low Urpeth our bed and breakfast accommodation is in the main farm house on the left. 
·         The parking area is level with a tarmac surface, cars can park near to the door, and there is one 10 cms step before entering the farmhouse.
·         There are no marked parking bays but there is ample secure parking.
·         Car park has sensory lighting.
·         We can assist guests with luggage.
 
 
Main Entrance & Reception
·         The front door has a small threshold. 
·         On entry into our home there are two hallways, the first hall is 300cm wide the second hall is 120cm wide leading to the staircase.  
·         There is seating provided in the hall.
·         The hall is carpeted throughout.
·         When entering the second hall, there is a lower 4cm step.
·         Within the second hall there is slight slope.
 
Public Areas - General (Internal)
·         The guest lounge and dinning room are situated on the ground floor with fitted carpets throughout.
·         There are 16 stairs to the bedrooms with a hand rail on the left hand side.
·         The steps are 17cm x 27cm.  
 
Public Areas - WC
·         King Room with ensuite
·         Twin room with ensuite
·         Queen Anne Room with ensuite
·         Downstairs cloakroom
 
Dining Room
·         Breakfast is served in the dining-room on the ground floor
·         There are no steps to enter the room
·         Breakfast is served at a large dining table situated in the centre of the room.
·         Dining table has an under space of 68cm with legs at each corner.
·         There are chairs with and without arms which can be moved to accommodate access.
·         Menus can be provided in large print.
·         We do not play background music in any area of the B&B.
 
Guest Lounge
 ·         The lounge is situated on the ground floor with no steps.
·         There is ample seating - two settees and two arm chairs.
·         Fitted short pile carpet with no rugs.
·         Coffee tables are available.
·         A range of lighting in this room is from wall lights, lamps and a centre light which has a dimmer switch.
·         The lounge has an open fire with guard.
·         TV (Freeview/teletext/DVD) provided with remote control
 
Laundry
·         Use of our utility room – please ask or there are dry cleaners/laundry service situated on the Team Valley and Birtley only 5 minutes away and they offer a same day service.
 
Shop
 ·         The nearest shop is in Ouston 1 mile away which is a general store, open 7 days a week and a post office (closed Thursday afternoons).
·         For medication, the nearest shop is Sainsbury supermarket at the Team Valley only 5 minutes away.
 
 
Leisure Facilities
·         Unavailable on site but there is a local gym at The Team Valley with large swimming pool and spa only 5 minutes away as well as leisure centres at Birtley, Chester-le-Street and Gateshead (between 5-10 minutes away)
 
Outdoor Facilities
·         Garden Seating.
·         A network of footpaths and cycle ways around the farm and local area.
·         Bird watching and binoculars and reference books are available.
 
Conference & Meeting Rooms, Banqueting, Clubs, Entertainment
·         Unavailable on site but there are several in the local area only 5 minutes from us, please ask us for more information.
 
Bedroom - King Room
·         King Room is a double ensuite room with shower 
·         Door width 80cm
·         Bed is situated central in the room with 100cm access surround
·         Furniture is movable on request
·         Bed is 68cm high
·         Two arm chairs and dressing chair
·         Fitted short pile carpet on the floor
·         TV (Freeview/teletext/DVD) provided with remote control
·         Digital radio clock/alarm next to bed
 
Bedroom - Twin Room
·         Twin Room is a shower ensuite room
·         Door width 80cm
·         Beds are 68cm high
·         Two arm chairs
·         Fitted short pile carpet on the floor
·         TV (Freeview/teletext/DVD) provided with remote control
·         Digital radio clock/alarm next to bed
 
Bedroom - Queen Anne Room
·         Queen Anne Room is a show ensuite room 
·         Door width 80cm
·         Certain furniture is moveable on request
·         Bed is 75cm high
·         The bed is central to the room with 110cm access surround
·         One settee and one chair
·         Fitted short pile carpet on the floor
·         TV (Freeview/teletext/DVD) provided with remote control
·         Digital radio clock/alarm next to bed
  
Ensuite Bathroom - King Room
 ·         Door width 68cm
·         Free floor space clear of the door 70cm
·         The shower has a step of 24cm
·         The pedestal wash basin has a curved front and a clear under space and is 86cm high
·         The toilet is 40cm high
·         Shower size is 75cm x 120cm
·         Flooring is tiled
·         Shower slip mats are provided
·         Dressing gowns provided
 
Ensuite Bathroom - Twin Room
·         Door width 80cm
·         There is a step down into the ensuite 9cm 
·         Free floor space clear of the door 230cm
·         The shower has a step of 22cm
·         The pedestal wash basin has a straight front and a clear under space and is 66cm high
·         The toilet is 43cm high
·         Flooring is tiled
·         The shower is 70cm x 70cm
·         Shower slip mats are provided
·         Dressing gowns provided
 
Ensuite Bathroom - Queen Anne Room
·         Door width 70cm
·         Free floor space clear of the door 75cm
·         The shower has a step of 24cm
·         The pedestal wash basin has a curved front and a clear under space and is 82cm high
·         The toilet is 44cm high
·         Shower size is 64cm x 84cm
·         Pull down seat in the shower (32cm x 28cm; 53cm high above shower floor)
·         Flooring is tiled
·         Shower slip mats are provided
·         Dressing programmes
 
Bathroom
·         Door width 80cm  
·         Free floor space clear of the door 300cm
·         The shower is situated over the bath
·         The bath edge is 54cm high and the large oblong bath has a seating space of 50cm x 115cm x 33cm from the bath bottom
·         The bath has hand rails
·         The pedestal wash basin has a straight front and a clear under space and is 67cm high
·         The toilet is 40cm high
·         Flooring is carpeted
·         Shower slip mats are provided
 
Downstairs Cloakroom
·         Door width 76cm
·         Free floor space clear of the door 115cm
·         The fitted basin has a curved front and a clear under space of 87cm
·         The toilet is 43cm high
 
 Additional Information
·         WiFi internet (good reception) available in the Farmhouse; Fax facilities are also available if required at the Farmhouse
·         Good mobile reception
·         Assistance dogs are welcome by prior arrangement
·         Mobile phone reception is good
·         We are able to use the front door and garden door in need of evacuation
·         We will alert guests personally as well as using auto alarms in the house. We can provide a bell in your room if necessary please let us know of any special requirements when booking
·         We are no smoking
·         We can store small items of food/medication in a fridge by prior arrangement
·         All lights/lamps are fitted with low energy bulbs

Contact Information
  
Hilary and Peter Johnson
Low Urpeth Farm
Ouston
Chester le Street
County Durham DH2 1BD
 
Tel:                   0191 410 2901
Email:              stay@lowurpeth.co.uk               
Website:           www.lowurpeth.co.uk
Hours of operation:  Open all year, except Christmas & New Year
Emergency Number: 999
 
We welcome your positive feedback to continue our improvement. If you have any comments please phone 0191 410 2901 or email stay@lowurpeth.co.uk         
 
Access Statement for Low Urpeth Farm - KATIE'S COTTAGE near Beamish & Durham 
 
Introduction
 
We aim to cater for the needs of all our visitors in our self catering single storey cottage. The following statement is a summary of our provision. If you have any specific questions, please feel free to call us and we will endeavour to help.
EMAIL STAY@LOWURPETH.CO.UK FOR A LARGE PRINT VERSION OF THIS.
Pre-Arrival  
·         Local transport links are good in the area and are ½ mile away at Ouston Bank cross roads with regular routes to Newcastle Gateshead and Durham.
·         We work closely with a local friendly taxi firm.
·         Brochures and menus can be provided in large print by prior arrangement.
·         Our website provides information on our accommodation and the local area - www.lowurpeth.co.uk 
Please contact us via the telephone 0191 4102901 and or email - stay@lowurpeth.co.uk
 
 
Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
·         We are situated in a private secure farm yard off the main road
·         On arrival to Low Urpeth, Katie’s Cottage is situated to the left beyond the farm house
·         The parking area is level with a tarmac surface. Cars can park very close to the door. 
·         There are no marked parking bays but there is ample parking
·         Car park has sensory lighting.
·         We can assist guests with luggage.
 
Main Entrance & Reception
·         The front door has a small step over the threshold which is 8cm high
·         The cottage has an open plan living space so on entry you are in the living room/dining room/kitchen area
·         There is ample seating provided
·         The kitchen area is tiled with and a non slip mat
·         The lounge area is carpeted throughout
 
Public Areas - General (Internal)
·         The lounge and dinning room are situated on the ground floor with carpets throughout
·         There are NO stairs to the bedrooms or bathrooms
·         A patio area leads off the lounge with 2 steps down which is 17cmx15cmx45cm
 
WC
·         The cottage has two ensuite bathrooms
 
Dining Room
·         There are no steps to enter the room
·         Dining table has a under space of 74cm with central legs
·         There are chairs without arms which can be moved to accommodate access
 
Lounge
·         The lounge is situated on the ground floor with no steps
·         There is ample seating - one settee and two arm chairs
·         Fitted short pile carpet with no rugs
·         Coffee tables are available
·         A range of lighting in this room from lights, lamps and wall lights
 
Kitchen
·         The kitchen has all modern facilities including a dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer, all fitted at standard height
 
Laundry
·         There is a washer dryer in the cottage or there are dry cleaners/ laundry service situated on the Team Valley and Birtley only 5 minutes away and they offer a same day service.
 
Shop
·         The nearest shop is in Ouston 1 mile away which is a general store, open 7 days a week and a post office (closed Thursday afternoons).
·         For medication, the nearest shop is Sainsbury supermarket at the Team Valley only 5 minutes away or Tesco at Chester-le-Street.  Both shops will do an internet home delivery for food purchases - please make us aware of any deliveries.
  
Leisure Facilities
·         Unavailable on site but there is a local gym at The Team Valley with large swimming pool and spa only 5 minutes away. and several leisure centres at Birtley, Chester-Le-Street and Gateshead - all between 5-10 minutes away. 
Outdoor Facilities
·         Seating in your private patio
·         A network of footpaths and cycle ways around the farm and local area
·         Bird watching binoculars and reference books are available
 
Conference & Meeting Rooms, Banqueting, Clubs, Entertainment

·         Unavailable on site but there are several in the local area only 5 minutes from us please ask us for more information.
 
Bedroom - Double Room
 ·         Double Room is a double ensuite room with a bath shower ensuite
·         Door width 84cm
·         Bed is situated central in the room with 80cm access surround
·         Bed is 70cm high
·         One arm chair
·         Fitted short pile carpet on the floor
·         Digital radio clock/alarm next to bed
 
Bedroom - Twin Room
·         Twin Room is a shower ensuite room
·         Door width 83cm
·         Beds are 63cm high
·         Beds are situated central to the room with 70cm access surround
·         Fitted short pile carpet on the floor
·         Digital radio clock/alarm next to bed
  
Ensuite Bathroom - Double Room
·         Door width 83cm  
·         Free floor space clear of the door 160cm
·         The shower is situated over the bath
·         The bath edge is 58cm high and the large oblong bath has a seating space of 54cmx130cmx35cm from the bath bottom with hand rails
·         The pedestal wash basin has a straight front and a clear under space and is 68cm high
·         The toilet is 42cm high
·         Flooring is tiled
·         Shower slip mats are provided
 
Ensuite Bathroom - Twin Room
·         Door width 83cm  
·         Free floor space clear of the door 185cm
·         The shower has a step of 26cm
·         The pedestal wash basin has a straight front and a clear under space and is 68cm high
·         The toilet is 42cm high
·         Flooring is tiled
·         Shower slip mats are provided
  
Additional Information
·         WiFi internet (good reception) available in the cottage; Fax facilities are also available if required at the farmhouse
·         Assistance dogs are welcome by prior arrangement
·         Mobile phone reception is good
·         We are able to use the front door and garden door in need of evacuation
·         We are no smoking
 
Contact Information
Hilary and Peter Johnson
Low Urpeth Farm
Ouston
Chester le Street
County Durham DH2 1BD
 
Tel:                   0191 410 2901
Email:               stay@lowurpeth.co.uk
Website:           www.lowurpeth.co.uk
Hours of operation:         Open all year, except Christmas & New Year
Emergency Number:      999

We welcome your positive feedback to continue our improvement. If you have any comments please phone 0191 410 2901 or email stay@lowurpeth.co.uk         

 
Access Statement for Low Urpeth Farm - The Bungalow near Beamish & Durham 
 
Introduction

We aim to cater for the needs of all our visitors in The Bungalow, our two bed-roomed single storey self catering cottage. The following statement is a summary of our provision. If you have any specific questions, please feel free to call us and we will endeavour to help.
 
Pre-Arrival
·         Local transport links are good in the area and are ½ mile away at Ouston Bank cross roads with regular routes to Newcastle Gateshead and Durham.
·         We work closely with a local friendly taxi firm.
·         Brochures and menus can be provided in large print by prior arrangement.
·         Our website provides information on our accommodation and the local area - www.lowurpeth.co.uk 
Please contact us via the telephone 0191 4102901 and or email - stay@lowurpeth.co.uk
 
Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
·         The Bungalow is situated at the entrance to the farm
·         The parking area is level with a tarmac surface; cars can park very close to the door.
·         The area is paved with a ramp to the door
·         There is a garage for one car and ample parking
·         We can assist guests with luggage
 
Main Entrance & Reception
·         The front door has a ramp leading to it with a small step over the thresh which is 10cm high
·         Porch area is 147cm wide with the door leading into and out, 83cm wide
·         On entry into The Bungalow there is a porch and hallway     
·         The hall is carpeted throughout
 
Public Areas - General (Internal)
·         The guest lounge and dinning room are situated on the ground floor with carpets throughout
·         There are NO stairs to the bedrooms
·         The bedrooms, lounge and kitchen lead off the main hall
·         The dining room leads off the lounge and kitchen
 
Public Areas - WC
·         Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom
·         Twin bedroom with ensuite showroom
 
Dining Room
·         Can be accessed from the lounge through double doors 120cm wide or from the kitchen through an arch 97cm wide
·         There are no steps to enter the room
·         Dinning table has a under space of 66cm with legs on each corner and a wooden frame on floor level
·         There are chairs without arms which can be moved to accommodate access
 
Lounge
·         The lounge has an outside door onto the paved patio 77cm wide with a door thresh step of 8cm high
·         There is ample seating - one settee and two arm chairs
·         Fitted short pile carpet with no rugs
·         Coffee tables are available
·         A range of lighting in this room from lights, lamps and wall lights
·         TV (Freeview/teletext/DVD) provided with remote control
 
Laundry
·         The kitchen is fitted with a washer dryer
·         There are dry cleaners/ laundry service situated on the Team Valley and Birtley only 5 minutes away and they offer a same day service.
 
Kitchen
·         The kitchen has all modern facilities including a dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer - all fitted at standard height
·         Kitchen outside door 77cm wide which leads to outside patio which is level and paved with 2 steps first step is 13cm x32cm second step is 14cm x 34cm high
 
Shop
·         The nearest shop is in Ouston 1 mile away which is a general store, open 7 days a week and a post office (closed Thursday afternoons).
·         For medication, the nearest shop is Sainsbury supermarket at the Team Valley only 5 minutes away.
 
Leisure Facilities  
·         Unavailable on site but there is a local gym at The Team Valley with large swimming pool and spa only 5 minutes away.
Outdoor Facilities
 ·         Seating in your private garden on two levels
·         Private paved patio
·         A network of footpaths and cycle ways around the farm and local area
·         Bird watching binoculars and reference books are available
 
Conference/Meeting Rooms, Banqueting, Clubs, Entertainment

·         Unavailable on site but there are several in the local area only 5 minutes from us please ask us for more information.
 
Bedroom - Double Room
·         Double Room is a ensuite room with a shower over a bath ensuite
·         Door width is 75cm 
·         Bed is situated central in the room with 55cm access surround
·         Bed is 65cm high
·         Fitted short pile carpet on the floor
·         TV (teletext) provided with remote control
·         Digital radio clock/alarm next to bed
 
Bedroom - Twin Room
·         Twin Room is a shower ensuite
·         Door width 76cm
·         Beds are 60cm high
·         Beds are situated central to layout of the room with 55cm access surround
·         Fitted short pile carpet on the floor
·         TV (teletext) provided with remote control
·         Digital radio clock/alarm next to bed
 
 
Ensuite Bathroom – Double Room  
·         Door width 75cm 
·         Free floor space clear of the door 120cm
·         The shower is situated over the bath
·         The bath edge is 57cm high and the large oblong bath which measures 55cm x 120cm x 32cm
·         The pedestal wash basin has a curved front and a clear under space and is 70cm high
·         The toilet is 42cm high
·         Flooring is tiled
·         Shower slip mats are provided
 
Ensuite Bathroom - Twin Room
 ·         Door width 68cm 
·         Free floor space clear of the door 75cm
·         The shower has a step of 24cm
·         The pedestal wash basin has a curved front and a clear under space and is 74cm high
·         The toilet is 41cm high
·         Flooring is tiled
·         Shower slip mats are provided
 
Additional Information
·         Assistance dogs are welcome by prior arrangement
·         Mobile phone reception is good
·         We are able to use the front door kitchen door and garden door in need of evacuation
·         We are no smoking

Contact Information
  
Hilary and Peter Johnson
Low Urpeth
Ouston
Chester le Street
County Durham DH2 1BD
 
Tel:                   0191 410 2901
Email:              stay@lowurpeth.co.uk
Website:           www.lowurpeth.co.uk
Hours of operation:    Open all year, except Christmas & New Year
Emergency Number: 999
 
We welcome your positive feedback to continue our improvement. If you have any comments please phone 0191 410 2901 or email stay@lowurpeth.co.uk         
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