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ACCESS STATEMENT

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We do not currently have disabled accommodation but we anticipate completion late 2007 of a purpose designed ground floor facility. This will be available for use as Bed & Breakfast or self-catering accommodation. The new facility will also be available for use by guests with assistance dogs.

Prior to this we have prepared this document to advise on the accessibility of our existing accommodation. Please contact Jane or David Saxon if you would like any further information or advice regarding the accessibility of our properties.

Transport / Location (Moresby Hall, Brighida & Rosmerta Cottages)

•  Private off road car parking for all guests

•  Car park for Hall 30 metres

•  Car park for Cottages 60 metres

•  Quiet location off Main A595 road -  semi rural environment

•  Assistance provided with parking and entrance to the building (please telephone as you near our destination)

•  Nearest Shobmobility scheme is at Penrith (Eden Shopmobility)

•  Nearest train station -  Whitehaven 2 miles (Taxi 01946-691415)

•  Nearest Bus Station -  Whitehaven 2 miles (Taxi 01946-691415)

Moresby Hall entrance hall / reception area

•  We welcome guests for check-in any time after 4 pm

•  We are unable to accommodate assistance dogs in the hall or cottages as we have family dogs. Our new facility (see above) will accommodate assistance dogs

•  There are no steps to the entrance but a small raised ridge (2 inches) from the porch

•  There are no automatic or revolving doors

•  There is a seated area in our entrance hall

•  There is no reception desk -  you will be greeted in person by one of the owners

•  There is a portable induction loop available on request

•  The floor is tiled and level

•  There is a toilet available on the ground floor (ramp access)

•  Use of a phone can be provided in the entrance hall

•  The entrance hall is well lit

•  Doors / corridors are wide enough for wheelchair or Zimmer frame access

Moresby Hall Drawing room and Dining room

•  There are no steps to the Drawing room / lounge area for guests use

•  There are no steps to the Dining room for guests use

•  Provision will be made in both rooms for wheelchair users

•  Special dietary requirements are catered for on request

•  There are no lifts

Moresby Hall guest bedrooms and Fletcher conference room (not accessible by wheelchair users)

•  All bedrooms are on the first floor and are carpeted

•  The stairs are wide and well lit

•  The stair tread is not as high as modern stairs (a "gentle" tread)

•  Assistance will be given with luggage if required

•  Assistance will be given with mobility if required

•  Bedrooms accessible by guests using walking cane or crutches

•  Agricola bedroom has two steps from the landing into the room

•  Pekerige, De Asby and Copeland bedrooms have no steps

•  Agricola (double room) and Copeland (four poster room) have baths en-suite

•  De Asby (four poster room) and Pekerige (can be twin or double room) have showers (with integral seats)

•  Bathrooms have tiles or lino

•  There are no telephones in the bedrooms

•  We do not have room service but would provide a light breakfast in the room on request

Brighida cottage

•  Private off road car park at rear of property -  slightly uneven concrete surfaces

•  Car park area dimly lit at present

•  Assistance provided with parking and entrance to the building (please telephone as you near our destination)

•  We are unable to accommodate assistance dogs in the hall as we have family dogs. Our new facility (see above) will accommodate assistance dogs

•  Not accessible by wheelchair users (narrow doors / bedrooms on first floor)

•  Two steps into property

•  No ground floor toilet

•  Three bedrooms on first floor, standard domestic staircase

•  Domestic kitchen (worktops standard height)

•  En-suite shower room in Master bedroom (toilet, sink and small shower cubicle)

•  Additional bathroom (bath, sink and toilet)

•  Meals can be provided from Moresby Hall by arrangement, served in the cottage

Rosmerta cottage

•  Private off road car park at rear of property -  slightly uneven concrete surfaces

•  Car park area dimly lit at present

•  Assistance provided with parking and entrance to the building (please telephone as you near our destination)

•  We are unable to accommodate assistance dogs in the hall as we have family dogs. Our new facility (see above) will accommodate assistance dogs

•  Not accessible by wheelchair users (narrow doors / bedrooms on first floor)

•  Ancient stone spiral staircase (not considered suitable for elderly, infirm or children under 3 years)

•  No ground floor toilet

•  Two bedrooms (one on first floor, one on second floor)

•  Domestic kitchen (worktops standard height)

•  Domestic bathroom (bath with shower over, sink and toilet)

•  Meals can be provided from Moresby Hall by arrangement, served in the cottage

Jane & David Saxon live in Moresby Hall (adjacent to the cottages) and are available to assist whenever needed.

The Orangerie

Cookery Demonstration Kitchen

We have some items available for our guests use during their stay

•  Portable vibrating clock / fire alarm

•  Speaking alarm clock

•  Portable induction loop

•  Reacher / grabber stick

•  Shower chair

•  Portable mini fridge for guest bedrooms (suitable for medications)

•  Use of manual wheelchair during your stay

There is no charge for the use of any of the above items but please arrange in advance, as we currently only have one of each available

In addition, our walled garden area is accessibly to wheelchair users with assistance (gravel covering).

There is good mobile phone coverage

Telephone numbers are available for taxis, doctor, hospital etc

We hope this statement provides sufficient helpful information. We look forward to providing any further assistance or advice on request. At the time of writing we do not have any adapted bedrooms but provision of our new ground floor unit is anticipated at the end of 2009. Please contact us for details or visit our website www.moresbyhall.co.uk

Prepared January 2007 - JMS