Access Statement

INTRODUCTION

Dartmoor View Lodges at South Trew are ideal for those who want a truly memorable self-catering holiday, with glorious views and the village shop/post office and pub only a 5 minute walk away.

Whilst we strive to cater for the needs of all visitors, Dartmoor View Self Catering Lodges are off the beaten track as far as public transport is concerned. A car is a must!

The site is level, however, anyone with limited mobility must note that there are steps up to the Lodges, and help may be needed to negotiate the steps, the living accommodation is level and therefore easy to cope with.

For B&B guests, the entrance to the bungalow is level, and there are no other steps to worry about.

The nearest bus stop is Hatherleigh, 4 miles distant, although once or twice a week a bus passes through Highampton!

We have three Lodges, located at the top of a south facing hill but with a flat approach from the north.

 

ON ARRIVAL:

The approach to Dartmoor View Lodges is into a tarmac private road, signposted ‘SOUTH TREW’, past a small paddock and some caravans, when you will see the back of the stable block (which has trellis work/plants on the back), go through the open 5 bar gate – signs either side of the gateway say ‘Dartmoor View Lodges'.

First port of call is at the bungalow to complete your registration form, then we will take you to your Lodge. All other roadways are stone/shingle.

There is a separate driveway from the Lodge to the end of the main drive, this is the roadway you will use to go in and out during your stay. Parking is alongside your Lodge, where there is ample room for at least 2 vehicles.

Facilities will be explained, and there is a comprehensive information file in your Lodge giving you details about supermarkets, banks, markets, outlet shopping, places of interest, etc etc.

The area around the three Dartmoor View Lodge holiday homes, is open plan, but it will be obvious to you where your garden area is. There is also a picnic bench at the front of your Lodge for your use.

The Lodges are cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

All three of our Lodges are single level although they do have steps to access them. All of the access steps are at least 102cm/ 40ins wide. Bluebells has 3 wide steps up, a total height of 660mm/26ins. Buttercups has three wide steps up a total height of 530mm/21ins. Brambles has 4 wide steps up a total height of 700mm/27½ ins.

These steps lead onto the veranda which is approximately 7m long by 1470cm wide ( 23’ long x 58ins wide)

The overall area of the Lodges is approx 100 sq m or 900 sq feet

All 3 Lodges sleep up to 4 people in 2 bedrooms, one double and one twin.

Each Lodge has a standard shower cubicle with small step over the shower tray.

The Lodges are relatively new, being built in 2006, they are constructed from 8” Pine logs from sustainable forests. The Pine logs form both the inner and outer wall. The inner walls are treated with a flame retardant preserver.

Maintenance and upgrading is constant.

We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any queries or require any assistance please phone 01409 231390 or email

enquiries@devon-lodge-holidays.com

 

PRE-ARRIVAL

It is not practical to book a holiday at Devon-Lodge-Holidays if you do not have your own transport - whether that be a vehicle, motor bike or cycle.

The nearest bus stop is 4 miles away in Hatherleigh or Halwill - from where you can travel by bus into Exeter or Barnstaple, but the service is extremely limited.

The nearest railway station is 30 miles away in Exeter.

From the Lodges there is a private roadway leading to the main road (A3072). There is no footpath on the main road to the village.

We include information in a file in each Lodge which covers the whereabouts of supermarkets, farmers markets, pub/restaurants.

Shopping can be delivered to your Lodge and we will put it into the fridge or freezer for you. Both Waitrose and Tesco deliver here. Please see their individual websites.

 

Key Collection, Welcome and Car Parking

We will be here to welcome you on your arrival and show you to your Lodge, at which time we will point out various items.

Parking is available for 2 cars alongside your Lodge. The access road is one of gravel and is gated. The gate will be open for the duration of your stay.

This area is well lit at night by motion sensor lights.

 

Entrance to Property

The front door is 890mm/35 inches wide.

There are 3 or 4 steps up to the veranda.

The front door leads straight into the open plan living area.

There is a doormat with a heavy rubber backing. The floors right through are wood.

 

Sitting Area/Lounge

The sitting room/lounge is situated on the same level as the veranda with level entry.

The rooms have a mixture of seating with sofas and soft chairs with non-feather cushions as well as some high chairs with arms, together with a low coffee table.

Furniture can be moved.

There is a widescreen digital television with remote control, freeview, subtitles, and a DVD/Video player. Radio stations are also available through this.

Lighting is natural daylight and at night there are various overhead lights and table lamps. Switches for all overhead lighting are pull switches (owing to the nature of the pine logs with which the Lodges are built).

There is a short pile carpet in the living area.

The covered patio is accessed through double opening doors from the lounge.

There are patio sets consisting of a table, 2 chairs with arms and a double bench with arms, made of wood with iron ends/backs. The patio is undercover. The floor is wood.

Lighting is daylight with external lamps for evenings.

 

Dining Area

The dining room is situated on the same level as the lounge area and kitchen area.

The dining table (moveable) has legs on each

corner, and is 660mm/26ins from floor to lowest point of table (underspace) and is 740mm/29ins high at the table top.

There is free space around the table.

Chairs (all moveable) – 4 standard chairs with padded seats.

Lighting is natural daylight with overhead lighting and table lamps around the room.

 

Kitchen

The kitchen is adjacent to the dining area and is level.

There is a standard electric oven with 4 solid ‘rings’ and a grill inside the oven.

The door of the oven drops down and the handle is 710mm/28ins above the floor. The hob is 920mm/36ins above the floor.

There is an extractor fan which is operated by a pull switch.

Worktops and sink are 920mm/36ins above the floor.

Fridge and separate freezer - both ‘under counter’ models.

Glasses and crockery can be moved from wall cupboards to lower cupboards, if required, please request this when booking.

Large range of cutlery and utensils, and cordless kettle.

The kitchen is evenly lit with halogen spotlights above work surfaces.

Flooring is wood with small mats in front of the sink and cooker. The mats can be moved.

Fire blanket and fire extinguisher are situated on the wall between the kitchen and living area. There are specific instructions in the Guest Manual of what to do in an emergency.

Bedrooms and Sleeping Areas

There is 1 bedroom with a double bed, and 1 room with twin beds, The doors to the bedrooms are 710mm/28ins wide

The height of all beds from the top of the mattress to the floor is 560mm/22ins.

Lighting is natural daylight and at night overhead lighting with a pull switch over the bed. Bedside lamps are also in each room.

All bedrooms offer good quality mattresses which have protectors and under-sheets which are laundered after every use.

A hair dryer is provided in each Lodge.

Shower-rooms and Toilets

Standard shower cubicle with small step over the shower tray on entry.

Shower cubicle is 30” square (760mmx760mm)

Door opening 710mm/28ins .

Standard toilet 400mm/15.7ins high.

Wash basin 820mm/32.5ins high.

Well lit with overhead lights and a fluorescent light over mirror.

Shaver socket and light. Extractor fan operated on light switch with 3 minute over-run.

Wooden flooring with duck board and bath mat for use on exit from shower.

 

Laundry

There is a laundry facility located in the utility room in the bungalow. It is accessed via one step over the door tread.

The door opening is 790mm/31ins wide.

There is an automatic washing machine which will take up to a 9Kg load and dryer. Both are front loading. (There is a small additional charge for using the laundry service).

Laundry service is available by arrangement during the day time.

The room is lit by a fluorescent light.

Flooring is wooden.

 

Garden

The gardens around the Lodges are open plan. There is a grassed area to the front, side and rear, with the gravelled car parking area to the right and immediately outside of the veranda and entrance.

Each Lodge has its own picnic table, which is sited at the front of the gravelled parking area. You are welcome to move it around as you desire.

Each lodge/garden area is approximately 200 sq m. There are few young trees around and various shrubs and plants in the borders around the Lodges. There is an additional area to the east of all of the Lodges which can be used for playing, however, ball games may be played in whichever paddock does not have sheep in it (if any). (Four-wheel drives are ok in the paddock if you want to take a picnic to the far side).

Each Lodge has its own driveway/parking which leads out onto a gravel roadway, which in turn leads to the gate at the end of the drive, near the road.

Additional Information

Dogs are welcome in Brambles and Buttercups. Bluebells is retained as a non-pet zone.

All areas in the Lodges have quite good colour contrast between the floor, doors and walls. Generally, doors and doorframes are dark wood and walls are lighter in colour.

It must be remembered that the Lodges are authentic and therefore there is an abundance of wood of similar colour.

The mobile phone reception is usually quite good, but does depend on your network. Broadband is available dependant on the current reception.

The nearest General Hospital with an A&E unit and walk in

NHS is in Exeter and the nearest Doctor’s surgery is 1 mile away in Black Torrington. Further information is in the welcome folder.

In the event of an emergency, The Air Ambulance covers this area. Dial 999.

In our information file we give you details of many and varied nearby attractions and brochures showing their

Access Statements, where available.

Our BED & BREAKFAST guests will find access very easy. Parking is right outside of the access door which is level. Entry is into a carpeted hallway which gives access to the two guest bedrooms.

Further along the hallway is the dining room.

We are a small organization, just the two of us, so you get personal attention and care.

Your room will be ‘refreshed’ between 10am and noon each morning and supplies of tea and coffee replenished. Milk will be supplied as soon as you return each evening.

Breakfast is served in the Dining Room along the hall.

 

Future Plans

We are constantly updating out website and updating and maintaining our Lodges.

We plan to plant trees in the small front paddock and in the lower areas of the southerly paddocks to create conservation areas.

Your comments are welcome to assist us with this project.

We plan to join the National Accessible Scheme to gain a rating for those people with limited mobility and hearing and visual impairments.

 

Contact Information:

 

Dartmoor View Lodges

South Trew Stables

Highampton

Devon

EX21 5JG

 

Telephone: 01409 231390

Email: enquiries@devon-lodge-holidays.com

Website: www.devon-lodge-holidays.com

How to find us: Click here

 

Hours Of Operation: Open year round

 

Local Carers: We Care 0845 6 434 435

Local Equipment Hire: Mobility Aids - There is a mobility hire centre close to the bus station in Exeter.

Local Accessible Taxi: Beaworthy A-2-B Taxi 07814 386 994

Local Public Transport: Bus - Traveline 0871 200 22 33

Train - it would appear that you have to go online to enquire - nationalrail.co.uk

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