10a – ‘Easy Access’ Bedroom – Room 1
All items as listed under Guest Bedrooms apply to this room.
Additionally, this bedroom is the only one at ground level. It has thus been fitted with a number of features to enable users much enhanced independent access, including a wet room.
For all practical purposes this is a room accessible to the majority of wheelchair users, including non-weight bearing persons and as such, has been used by many in comfort and with dignity.
However some dimensions do not meet current full accessibility requirements, as this was a conversion of a room within existing structural load bearing walls on all sides. Please check in advance that the critical measurements will meet your requirements.
The two main pinch points to bear in mind are believed to be the initial turn into the bedroom and the direct front approach to the wash basin in the en-suite wet room.
Photographs are available of all aspects of this bedroom and wet room as well as the description provided. Please ask for more details or contact to discuss as required.
Additional features of Easy Access Bedroom:-
10b – Key features of Wet Room for Room 1
10c – The Easy Access Bedroom and Wet Room in More Detail
For a wheelchair user, the two most limiting gaps are believed to be:-
Entering the bedroom involves passing through the doorway gap of 76cm followed by an immediate left turn required into a bedroom corridor of 86cm width.
In the wet room, the gap between toilet and radiator on wall opposite is 54cm, affecting front approach to the wash basin. Many guests can reach across the short distance from their wheelchair to the wash basin, particularly if wheelchairs legs have been removed. This wash basin is however immediately adjacent and usable by any guest sitting on the toilet.
Bedroom light switch immediately on left side at 115cm height. The door into wet room is immediately on right side. Door is hinged on right and opens outward into corridor, so access is best achieved after entering further into room, using clear turning circle area and returning to this point.
Next on the right, the room width widens to accommodate the nearest bedside cabinet and the first single electric adjustable bed on the far side of that. The two drawer bedside cabinet is 48cm deep to wall and 40cm wide and holds a radio / alarm clock.
Room and wall light switches are reachable whilst lying in the bed as they, and two electric sockets, are located on the wall above the cabinet.
Besides this cabinet is also a red coloured pull cord to activate an audible alarm call to the Guest House owner. If activated in error, the re-set switch is situated by Bedroom door at 180cm height.
Beyond the cabinet is the widest part of the room, giving an unobstructed turning circle of 142cm between the bed and the heating radiator opposite.
A second electric adjustable single bed then extends from this first bed with the head of the bed meeting the outer room wall with window above.
Two light switches reachable whilst lying in the bed to the right of the users head, operate the nearest wall lights and ceiling lights.
Two electric sockets, are located on the wall above a two drawer bedside cabinet that is 40cm wide and 48cm deep.
To the left and facing this cabinet is the wardrobe. Both wardrobe doors hinge on the far side and open away from the rest of the room. This allows unrestricted access from between the bed and the wardrobe where the space is 116cm wide.
Adjacent to the left side of the wardrobe is a wall anchored table of 80cm maximum width and 37cm deep to wall and 74cm clearance underneath. This table supports the tea making facilities.
There are two electric sockets underneath table and a mirror just above, between 85cm and 145cm height.
A seat, with or without arm rests, is available for the room or can be removed completely.
10d – ‘Allergy Friendly’ Bedroom (Key Features) – Room 6
All items listed under Guest bedrooms apply to this room excepting:-