Access for all outdoors
You are now looking from the carport towards the west doorway, which has an
opening of 870mm clear, making it suitable for wheelchair access to the Kingfisher
Suite. There is a draught excluding strip across the opening that creates
a slight bump.
To look inside this reception area, please select the link to our Sunroom section.
We usually keep the carport free for wheelchair users and blue badge holders. Our Volvo fits into the carport, which is 4.8m long, and there is room to open the doors on both sides within the width of 3.8m. We have had a guest staying who was able to drive their motorised wheelchair up portable ramps into the rear of their adapted vehicle without getting wet during a shower of rain.
This photo shows the stone-paved access to the twin carports and the slope (1 in 17) down the side of the Kingfisher extension. This driveway is wide enough to allow a car to park on level paving and unload a driver or passenger immediately outside the west door.
The stone paving goes right round to the rear of the extension, where it joins the blue brick patio via a ridged concrete ramp. At the far end of this patio there is a brick ramp back down to the lawn, and half way along there are two well-lit steps to the lawn.
If we had a wheelchair-user resident, we would keep a strip of blue pavers clear
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