This statement describes access, procedures and facilities at Carnwethers, as they might apply to, and for the benefit of persons with disabilities. We would wish your stay with us to be as comfortable as possible, so please do not hesitate to ask if you have any concerns about access or there is anything that would make your stay more enjoyable. Any constructive suggestion on additions to this statement , or how to our disabled access might be improved would be welcome.
Contact details: 01720 422415 Carnwethers@aol.com Carnwethers Country House, Pelistry Bay, St Marys, Isles of Scilly TR21 0NX
Pet Dogs - Allowed in some flats by prior arrangement with a £15 per dog, per week charge.
Assistance dogs allowed in all flats.
Catering - Local cafes with 10 minutes walk serving lunches and some evening meals. Restaurants within 30 minutes walk or 9 minute bus ride.
Mobile networks - Some mobile networks work better on the Islands than others. At Carnwethers the signal strength for some networks is better towards the front of the main house, but depends on signal strength at any particular time. Urgent phone calls can be made from the land-line in the main house.
Grocery Supplies - The Co-operative Store can deliver pre-ordered groceries to coincide with the date of your arrival and throughout your stay.
Public Transport - The Community Bus runs during the season a timetable is available in each flat. The bus stop is about 3 minutes from Carnwethers on the main road. Local taxis are available for hire.
Carnwethers has a limited number of bicycles which can be hired on a daily basis subject to availability. A child's trailer is also available. There is a bicycle hire business in Hugh Town. Visitors are welcome to join in a car share service for trips into and back from town by prior arrangement for a small charge.
We also have a four-seater electric buggy which can be hired on a day-to-day basis when available (conditions apply). The Island Cart Company also hires out electric buggies.
Accessibility within the flats
All flats are located on the ground floor although the Poolside Flat has a split level arrangement. All the floors within the flats are carpeted, tiled or covered with laminate flooring or lino. Every flat has a bathroom with toilet located on the ground floor All internal doors are between 66 and 73cm wide The living spaces have sofas and chairs with arms The dining tables and chairs are of uniform height The kitchens in Poolside and Dove Lawn are fully fitted with washing machines, dishwashers, microwave ovens and hobs. The Secret Garden and Rowan Tree flats have access to a laundry which is free of charge. There are units underneath the hobs and kitchen sinks. All the bathrooms have mixer showers located over the baths, the baths in Dove Lawn and Rowan Tree have handles to aid access in and out. Non slip shower mats are available.
Access Information applicable to all the Flats
Access to the flats.
Visitors are not encouraged to bring vehicles to the Islands. There is plenty of public and private transport on the Islands and St Marys is only 3miles long and a mile wide at its widest point. Carnwethers has a concrete driveway for taxis and the flats are accessed by a network of footpaths. No flat is more than 20 meters from the driveway. Solar lighting marks out the footpaths and there are sensor lights outside each flat. There is a step (15cm) into each flat. Dove Lawn is accessed from a patio which has a 20 cm step.
Each flat has audible and visual heat and smoke detectors, fire blankets and fire extinguishers. Emergency information is available in each flat but can be explained aurally on request. Please let us know if you have any concerns about the procedures.
Access Information applicable to specific Flats
The Poolside is a split level flat. The living/dining room and kitchen area is open plan with the main bedroom accessed via three steps up from the kitchen area. Another bedroom and the bathroom is located on the same level as the living area via a shallow step.
Dove Lawn has two bedrooms both ensuite on one level with the kitchen and living space. A stable door and sliding doors provide access onto the patio from the open plan kitchen/living area.
The Rowan Tree flat has one double bedroom and bathroom on one level with the kitchen and living space.
The Secret Garden has one bedroom on one level with the kitchen and living space. French doors open onto the patio and enclosed private garden.
All information is available in larger print. A reading glass is available.
The TVs in each flat have TeleText and remote controls. Fire and heat alarms have flashing lights.
Widening of doorways to the Dove Lawn flat and development of bathrooms to facilitate wheelchair access.