Access statement
 

Introduction

Dean Valley Panorama B&B is a detached house on the edge of a village in a quiet rural location, which is approximately 5 miles from the nearest town of Lydney. The house is on a level road at the top of a hill after a gradual approach from Lydney town or the A48 and it is the perfect place to stay either for business or pleasure. There are two shops, a post office, doctor's surgery and two pubs, serving snacks in the village. The nearest places for a meal are a 5 minute drive.
I offer two bedrooms both on the ground floor. One has an ensuite shower with a small step up into and the other has an ensuite bathroom with very large bath with steps up that is not suitable for anyone with restricted mobility. Neither are suitable for wheelchair users as the door openings are not wide enough and they are accessed through the garden and then breakfast room up three steps.
For breakfast, wherever possible I offer locally sourced ingredients and cater for varying dietary requirements if notified in advance.

I look forward to welcoming you. If you have any queries or require any assistance please phone 01594 564980 or 07484 314481 or email deanvp173@gmail.com.

 

Pre-Arrival

  • For full details and maps of how to reach the B&B, please see the directions section of my website. Alternatively you can plan your journey by car or public transport using www.transportdirect.info, simply enter your postcode and that of the B&B, which is GL15 4RR to get directions
  • The nearest railway station is Lydney, which is 3 miles away. Taxis are not available at the station however see the contact information for telephone numbers
  • The nearest bus stop is 20 yrds from the B&B. However, the buses are infrequent, there is no shelter or seating so it is not advisable to rely on this mode of transport.
  • The street leading up to the property is even and tarmac.
  • The access statement can be supplied in large print on request

 

Car Parking and Arrival at Dean Valley Panorama Bed & Breakfast, Forest of Dean
Car Parking and Arrival at Dean Valley Panorama Bed and Breakfast

 

Car Parking and Arrival

  • There is one parking space at the top of the driveway approximately 10 metres / 33ft with a steep slope down to the reception gate.
  • There is a further parking space at the foot of the drive approximately 3 metres / 10ft level walk to the reception gate.
  • The driveway has a tarmac suface which leads to the reception gate.
  • The driveway is well lit in the evening by a continuous light and there are street lights along Lydney Road.
  • On street parking is also available in the verge opposite Dean Valley Panorama.
  • Guests may be dropped off at the top of the drive, directly outside the B&B.
  • There is a walk of approximately 4 metres / 13 ft across the gravel garden / courtyard to the reception entrance through the garden gate which is 98 cms / 40 ins wide.
  • The garden is well lit in the evening with a continuous light.
  • There are 3 steps to the reception with no hand rails.
  • The reception door is 65 cms / 25.5 ins wide but there are tow doors this width so it can be opened up to 130 cms . 51 ins wide.
  • Assistance can be given with luggage

 

Welcome Area

  • Guests are welcomed in the breakfast room, which is level throughout, where they are asked to register and offered a drink and cake if appropriate.
  • Seating is available with 5 upright chairs, all without arms.
  • The flooring is wood.
  • The area is evenly and well lit with overhead lighting and a table lamp.
  • A magnifying glass, pen and pad of paper are available on request.
  • Guests are advised about the area, places to visit and to eat if required/requested.
  • Guests are shown their bedroom.

 

Mallards Pike room at Dean Valley Panorama Bed & Breakfast, Forest of Dean

Mallards Pike double room

 

Mallards Pike room at Dean Valley Panorama Bed & Breakfast, Forest of Dean
Mallard's Pike double bedroom dressing table area

 

Bedrooms

  • Both bedrooms are on the ground floor, with one step and one small door threshold step through from the breakfast room through a doorway which is 80cms / 32ins wide. There is one room with a king size bed and a single bed accessed down a small step and another room with a double bed.
  • The doors to the ground floor bedrooms are 700mm/27.5 ins wide. The door into the double room (Mallard's Pike) leads onto a small private hallway which then leads onto the door into the double bedroom.
  • The doorway is 72cms/28.5 ins wide.

 

Blackpool Bridge room at Dean Valley Panorama Bed & Breakfast, Forest of Dean
Blackpool Bridge king size room (superior)

 

Arch through in Blackpool Bridge room at Dean Valley Panorama Bed & Breakfast, Forest of Dean
Arch through in Blackpool Bridge room with small step to en-suite and annexe room with single bed

  • The arch through from the superior room (Blackpool Bridge) king size bedroom to the en suite is 75.5 cms / 25.5 ins wide.
  • A single bed for use by an assistant/friend or other family member is available in the superior ground floor bedroom at an extra cost.
  • The height of the king size bed in the superior room from the top of the mattress to the floor is 55 cms / 22 ins.  The height of the single bed is 58 cms / 23 ins.
  • The height of the bed in the double room from the top of the mattress to the floor is 55 cms / 22 ins
  • Rooms are bright and evenly lit. There are also bedside lamps in each room.
  • Both bedrooms offer the following: lighting as above, short pile carpet, all our bedding is non feather, digital television and DVD with remote control, sub titles and audio facilities.
  • There is a good colour contrast between the walls and floors in both bedrooms

 


Blackpool Bridge en-suite

 


Blackpool Bridge en-suite showing step into shower

 

Bathrooms, Shower-rooms & Toilets (Ensuite or Shared)

  • Superior Room
  • The superior room has an ensuite bathroom accessed down a small step through an archway which is 75.5cms/25.5ins wide
  • The door opening to the bathroom is 750mm / 25.5 ins wide. There is a small step 20cms/8ins into the large shower. The toilet height is 47cms/18ins
  • The wash basin height is 97cms/38ins
  • It is well lit with overhead spotlights and a fluorescent light over the mirror over the basin. Tiled flooring. Non slip bath mat and floor mat are provided.

Mallards Pike bathroom at Dean Valley Panorama Bed & Breakfast, Forest of Dean
Mallard's Pike bathroom showing steps into bath and grab rail

 

Mallards Pike bathroom at Dean Valley Panorama Bed & Breakfast, Forest of Dean
Mallard's Pike bathroom showing bath with shower arrangement

 

  • Double Room
  • The double room has a large bathroom accessed through a private small hallway and through a door which is 740mm/29.5 ins wide.
  • There are three steep steps up to the large bath (26cms/10.5ins) and then two steps down into the bath (25cms/10ins) so this is not suitable for anyone with restricted mobility. There is a grab rail at the side of the steps. The top of the bath is 72cms/28.5ins above the floor level.
  • The toilet height is 43cms/17ins.
  • The wash basin height is 84cms/32.5ins and has a lever tap.
  • The bath has a lever tap.
  • It is well lit with overhead light and a fluorescent light which is operational when the main bathroom light is switched on from within the small hallway. Non slip bath mat and floor mat are provided. There is a good colour contrast between the walls, floors and doors.
  • The shower is over the bath.
  • There are non slip tiles on the bath steps and on the bathroom floor.

 

Public Areas - Halls, Stairs, Landings, Corridors

  • The public hall area is well lit with a combination of ceiling and wall lights.
  • There is a wood floor.

 

Dining Room

  • The breakfast room is situated on the ground floor and has already been described in the welcome area section of the access statement as this is where guests are greeted.
  • The crockery contrasts with the oak wooden surface of the table and the table mats.

 

Garden

  • There is a gravelled garden / courtyard area which is accessed from the breakfast room by a door threshold and two steps. Tables and chairs are available in this area.
  • There is a more private seated area with a table and two chairs and bench seating.

 

Additional Information

  • I have a set of evacuation procedures - should you require it someone will come to your room and assist you with evacuation.
  • I welcome trained assistance dogs. A water bowl can be supplied for bedrooms where necessary
  • The nearest Shopmobility is at 1 Hampden Way in Gloucester which is 22 miles away (see contact details below).
  • The nearest doctor's surgery is 1/4 mile away in the village, the nearest hospital with a minor injuries A & E unit is Lydney Hospital which is 3 miles away. Please let us know if you require any further information about these. The nearest major injuries A & E unit is in Gloucester.

 

Contact Information

Address (Inc postcode):

Dean Valley Panorama, Lydney Road, Yorkley, Lydney, GL15 4RR If using Sat Nav - road is listed as Yorkley Lane on some Sat Navs.

Telephone:

01594 564980 or 07484 314481

Email:

deanvp173@gmail.com

Website:

www.deanvalleybnb.co.uk

Hours Of Operation:

7.a.m. - 7 p.m. (check in after by prior agreement)

Local Equipment Hire:

Shopmobility - 1 Hampden Way, Gloucester, 01452 302871

Local Accessible Taxi:

Abbey Taxis, Lydney 01594 528181 A & D Taxicabs 01594 843456 07515 638752

Local Public Transport:

Stagecoach Buses - please ask and we will supply local times which can be accessed via the internet on website: www.stagecoachbus.com

 

Contact Helen Acton, Dean Valley Panorama Bed & Breakfast

01594 564980 or 07484 314481 or email deanvp173@gmail.com