Accessibility Statement for Briar Bank House, Dale
Briar Bank is a semi-detached dormer bungalow set on the edge of the sea just outside Dale in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
It is a rural, coastal area with many beautiful beaches and a stunning coastline along with many small villages, coastal path walks and outdoor activities.
The house comprises of 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a galley kitchen, lounge/diner, conservatory and front and rear gardens. There is a private driveway running along the left side of the house which can easily park 3 or 4 cars. The rear garden is enclosed and secure for small children and dogs and has a small grassy area as well as a gravel area.
We, as a family, decided to let the family home out as no-one was currently residing there and yet we couldn’t bare the thought of selling or leaving it empty. We hope that it brings others as much joy and adventure as it has brought to our family.
There is both a back and front door to the house. Most people, ourselves included, use the rear door. The front access is up some rather steep stairs and so is inaccessible to people using a wheelchair or who need some assistance. To enter through the back, the driveway slopes up from the main road and is all on the same level right to the back door. There is one step up and the lip of the door to enter the house.
The ground floor has 3 bedrooms, the lounge/diner, the kitchen, conservatory and the main bathroom on it. The doorways are of a standard size throughout. The bathroom has a bath and shower, the shower tray is raised and so a slight step up is required.
We suggest that Briar Bank is NOT suitable for and independent wheelchair user travelling alone but is perfectly suited to someone who has assistance with them.
Any written material can be provided in large print on request.
We will discuss any individual requirements with each visitor/enquirer on an individual basis and explain not only the facilities here at Briar Bank but the location and local area as well.
Door handles downstairs within the house are mainly twist knobs and are slightly higher than on a usual door. The upstairs bedroom has a lever/latch mechanism. The front and back doors are UPVC push down standard handles. The windows all have push button handles.
The corridor between the kitchen/backdoor/bathroom and conservatory is not the widest however the lounge and back bedroom that adjoins the conservatory have enough room for a turning circle.
Our kitchen worktops are of standard height, as are the sinks, toilets, beds and lounge/diner furniture.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any queries; we will always try our very best to accommodate everyone and will be as flexible as possible.