Accessibility

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General

Unfortunately,  due to the remote and hilly nature of our location, neither of our properties are ideal for wheelchairs as both have steps to negotiate. Despite this, they can be great places to sit back, recharge your batteries, and enjoy some peace and quiet. If you are of limited mobility and want help getting up the stairs on arrival or for, any accessibility requirements, please call us on: 07971981354 to discuss whether we can make arrangements for you. 

The Little House

 Although you can park directly outside The Little House, there is a steep narrow staircase (pictured) to the mezzanine bedroom. There is a toilet upstairs on the same level as the bedroom and the shower is downstairs; it has a 5 inch raised shower tray.  We can provide an access ramp for the front door but be aware that once in the property, being a 'Little House' , there is not much space for walking aids. Also note that the head height above the stairs is approximately 5ft and there is only access to the bed from two sides (the foot and one side).

UP^

 UP^ is all on one level (apart from a 2 inch slope between the kitchen and the hallway) but there are 15 steps from where you park your car to the front door. In addition, the shower has a 5 inch raised edge; however, you can use the indoor bath instead which has support handles. The view from the bedroom is lovely so if you can manage the steps into the property, then you can stay in bed all day and watch the birds!

Out and About

The road outside the property is fairly uneven and on a slope so not recommended for wheelchairs or mobility scooters. There are however, lots of lovely trips out which are accessible by car. The local village shop is wheelchair friendly and also has a quaint, accessible cafe. 

Nearby, there is Chepstow Castle which has sloped access from public car park as well as 4 dedicated disabled spaces available in the council car park directly in front of the castle. The nearest disabled toilet is in the car park which is in front of the castle (although due to the hilly nature of the site, some say it is hard work in a wheelchair). There is also an induction loop available.

Only a ten minute drive from the houses is the extraordinary Tintern Abbey.  Disabled visitors and companions are admitted free of charge. The area is generally made up of flat lawn areas with some gravelled paths. Mobility access to most of the site is achievable. 

About a twenty minute drive from the houses is The Kymin in Monmouth.  Here you can find an incredible view of the Wye Valley. There is disabled parking right by the view point but no disabled access up the tower.


Guide Dogs

Guide dogs are of course very welcome. There is a field opposite to exercise them in and The Little House has a small and enclosed courtyard garden.