Accessibility Guide

Gable Cottage

Contact for accessibility enquiries: David Edwards

Welcome: At a Glance:

Level Access
•           The main entrance to the property has 1 step from the pathway to inside the hallway.  There is no ramp.
Access with steps
•           There are steps from the hallway to:
–          All bedrooms;
–          Both bathrooms;
–          Patio and garden.
•           We have non-allergic bedding.
•           The television has subtitles.
•           Glass doors have contrast markings, except for the shower screen in the en suite bathroom.

Getting here:

Gable Cottage, 18 Wordsworth Street, Keswick,  Cumbria.  CA12 4BZ
Travel by public transport
•           You can get to Gable Cottage by bus and train.
•           The nearest bus stop towards Keswick (Bus Station) is on Penrith Road, outside the Fire Station.
•           The nearest bus stop out of town towards Penrith, is on the Penrith Road, at the junction with Station Street (War Memorial). 
•           The bus stop is 0.2 miles / 0.3 km from Gable Cottage.
•           The nearest train station is Penrith (West Coast Mainline). 
•           The train station is 17 miles / 27.4 km from Gable Cottage.
•           You can get a taxi with Davies Taxis (Keswick) by calling 017687 72676.
•           We have parking for one medium-sized car. 
•           Our parking space is in the rear carport, accessed from the lane to the rear of the Cottage. 
•           There is 1 step from the parking space to the rear door into the property.
•           There is also free on-street parking in Wordsworth Street, and a dropped kerb within 5 metres of the main entrance to the Cottage.


Path to the main entrance
•           From the street to the main entrance to the property, there is 1 step. There is no ramp.
Main entrance
•           The main door is side-hung and manual.
•           The door is 730mm wide.
•           The main entrance has 1 step.

Getting around inside

General Information
•           All areas inside the Cottage are non-smoking.
•           All areas of the Cottage are pet free. 
•           There are lights comprising of traditional filament, halogen and LEDs.
•           We can provide details of cleaning products on request.
Visual Impairment
•           We have contrast markings on all glass doors, except for the shower screen in the en suite bathroom.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
•           All bedrooms are upstairs on the first floor, accessed via 15 steps.
•           All bedrooms have windows.
•           All bedrooms have ceiling lights, bedside lamps and natural daylight.
•           We have non-allergic bedding.
•           All bedrooms have fitted carpets.
•           We have an upstairs shower room off the landing, with a shower cubicle accessed via 1 step. The flooring is ceramic tiled.
•           We have another upstairs bathroom with a bath and overhead shower, accessed down 1 step via the single bedroom. The flooring is vinyl.
Washer Dryer Machine in Utility
•           The route is 730mm wide or more. The door is 760mm wide.
•           From inside the main entrance to the utility, there is level access.
•           We have an iron and ironing board. You can use the ironing board sitting down.
Self-Catering Kitchen and Dining Room
•           We have a separate kitchen and dining room. From inside the main entrance, there is level access to both rooms.
•           The kitchen work surfaces are 920mm high without clear underspaces.
•           There is a breakfast bar with a clear underspace in the kitchen which is 840mm high (not high colour contrast to the crockery).
•           The table in the dining room has a high colour contrast to the crockery.
Lounge Sitting Area
•           From inside the main entrance to the lounge, there is level access.

Getting around outside

Patio and Garden
•           From the patio and garden to the rear entrance, there is 1 step. There is no ramp.
•           There is an exterior light activated by a motion sensor.

Guide last updated: 1 November 2018