Accessibility Statement

Eucalyptus Lodge is a wheelchair accessible property. We hope that our property is suitable for guests with mobility issues and other challenges. We would like everyone to be able to enjoy the magic of Lower Coombe Royal.

Obviously, everyone’s needs are different so please feel free to contact us to discuss your specific requirements and we will endeavour to accommodate them.

Parking & Access

You can drive and park right outside the lodge. There is parking for up to 3 cars.

There is a level path with lighting to the front door.

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Level Access

There is a level threshold with no steps.

The front door opens out into a spacious hallway with coat racks- one lower level and one higher level.

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Doorways & Utilities

The doorways into and throughout the property are all 850mm wide to allow easy access for wheelchairs.

There is a large cupboard in the hallway with drawers and shelves for storage of clothes and equipment. There is also a washing machine with hanging rack.

The property has gas central heating.

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Bathroom

There is a wet room with a non-slip floor. There is a grab/shower rail with an additional low-level holder for the shower head. There is a fold down shower seat. We also have a Tilt in Space Shower chair which is available for use.

There is a wheel under, wall hung sink with a low-level shaving mirror and a vertical grab bar.

There is a toilet with one fixed and one fold down grab rail. There is space to the right of the toilet for a wheelchair to enable transfers

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Bedrooms

One bedroom has an electric adjustable split king size bed. There is space down either side of the bed for a wheelchair to access. Alternatively, the bed can be pushed nearer to one wall to give more space.

https://www.laybrook.com/adjustable-beds-wood/hestercombe-dual-bed

An additional single mattress can also be made up.

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Second Bedroom

The second bedroom has the Bakare Bello Sonno Height Adjustable Double Profiling Bed, it can be made up as 2 single profiling beds or can be pushed together to make a super king bed (although 2 sets of single bedding will still be used).

The 2 single beds are easily moveable and can be configured in a number of different layouts to provide the best access for your personal needs. There is plenty of space to manoeuvre a mobile hoist around the room.

https://www.bakare.co.uk/profiling-beds-for-adults/bello-sonno-double-bed/

An additional single mattress can also be made up if needed.

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Open plan living

Open plan living, dining & kitchen area

The hallway leads to an open plan living, dining and kitchen area.

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Kitchen

The kitchen has a mid-level Neff Slide and Hide oven with pull out oven shelf.

There are low level drawers containing the crockery, pots and pans etc.

We have a tall fridge freezer. The top 2/3 is the fridge and the bottom 1/3 is the freezer.

We are always happy to move things about if it is easier for you.

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Dining & Living

The dining table can seat up to six people. It is possible to push a wheelchair underneath.

There is a large sofa bed in the lounge. We also have a Rise Recliner chair.

There are 2 large sliding French doors leading out onto a large, decked area with undercover outdoor seating with a Gas BBQ.

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Hot tub

There is also a wood fired hot tub.

We have a fixed hoist to enable our less mobile guests to get into the hot tub. We do have a pool seat which can be used by our more ambulant guests who can't manage steps but who do not have their own sling.

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Thresholds

There are level thresholds throughout the property.

<- Front door

Sliding doors from living area onto the deck ->

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Our Site

Lower Coombe Royal is located on the side of a valley, as a result there are quite steep slopes in places. The majority of the paths are made from compacted fine gravel and are suitable for electric wheelchairs and some manual wheelchairs. The driveway from Eucalyptus Lodge to the front gate is hard compacted gravel and although a little bumpy is probably suitable for most electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters. The bottom drive from the gate down to the pond area has a smooth tarmac surface.
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