Access Statement – Saltcote Weddings
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Access Statement

We try where possible to accommodate disabilities.

Our Access Statement- At Saltcote Place, we will try hard to accommodate everyone. However, the design of the building can make it unattractive to some guests for which we apologise.

If you are attending an event in the grounds, then the main house will not be accessible when the function is in progress. Nevertheless, toilet facilities will be available near the marquee. And will have about 5 steps to reach the facilities. If unable to walk up the steps, then there will be arrangements to ensure you can access the house. The house will not be left open at all times.

Distance from the car park to house

This is about 50 metres flat ground. Entrance into home is via a 6 inch step. And we have a sturdy steel ramp which is used for wheelchair access. There will be adequate lighting when and where necessary. Please let us know if you are attending an event here as we would prefer to discuss your requirements to ensure you have the best possible time here.

Door width internally leading to accommodation (This does not apply to private receptions and celebrations).
The narrowest door is 22 inches wide. This will make it impossible to get a wheelchair through.

Entrance and exit from Guest accommodation

Is via external stairs which will be an open plan. Steps are 6 inches high, hand rails are available and automatic lighting is available when necessary.

Suites

Rother Valley

There is a step up to the WC of 6.5 inches. And a thresh hold to cross to gain access to the large double shower. In the large double shower, user-friendly showering is entirely possible. And you will need to provide your own seating.

Royal Military

The bedroom is opposite the Bathroom which has a slipper bath without handles. And a hydro massage bath with an 8 inch step up into it. Also, a small seat built into the shower. A separate single room is available for a care person. The room is close enough that you can speak in a relaxed voice between rooms whilst enjoying privacy.

Hennessy Suite

This is a large apartment with plenty of space for a wheelchair. Primary access is initially through the internal staircase rising through three floors. Some 58 x 6 inch steps. Nonetheless, entrance and exit during the visit is via the external staircase (which has 7 inch open plan steps with handrails to both sides). The internal staircase is too narrow to walk side by side. The stairs have a hand rail on the right hand side going up. There is an internal lift which is not large enough to take a wheelchair, but can accept a seat. The lift is not available 24 x 7. As it is in a private part of the house and should not be relied upon as part of your stay.

Functions

If attending an indoors function, we have a ramp for access through the main portico. The ramp is not light so prior notice is required so we can position it. All internal doors in the public area for a function are wide enough for a wheelchair. Although assistance will be necessary if exiting to the rear of the property onto the gardens. Floors are polished oak so can be slippery. If you will use a walking aid such as a cane, then we advise care such as a rubber end cap.

Toilets when attending Functions in the house

We have a wide toilet in the house which is usually adequate for disabled usage. Although there is not a hand bar as sometimes seen in public restrooms, there is certainly enough space for dignified use. The toilet is set at 19 inches high which almost 2 inches higher than usual to assist.

Toilets when attending Functions in the grounds

Your hosts will provide a friendly facilities for disabled, you should check with the event organiser as we would not be responsible for ordering the facilities

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