DYFIVIEW B&B ACCESS STATEMENT

Approach to building(s) Dyfiview B&B is approached on a level block-paved driveway from a wide, well-maintained road. The road is steep in places. Entrance into the house is level with the driveway and there are no steps. The doorway is 81cm (32") wide and leads into a wide hallway.
Access to rooms Guests' bedrooms 1 & 2 are on the first floor and approached from a 13-step staircase 80cm (31.5") wide with a continuous handrail. It has two 90 degree bends, one after 3 steps and one at the top where it reaches the landing. Entrance doorways to bedrooms and the inner landing are 75cm (29.5") wide. There is no lift or alternative access to the first floor. There are no steps from the landing into any of the rooms. The hall, stairs and landing(s) are well lit.
Bathroom layout Room 1: Spacious en-suite bathroom with shower over bath. There is a washbasin, toilet and stool. The room is ventilated by extractor fan and with an opening 'Velux' window. It is heated by radiator. The floor covering is carpet. The room is well lit with down-lighters.

Room 2: Less spacious en-suite shower room with enclosed shower. There is a washbasin and toilet. The room is ventilated by extractor fan and with an opening 'Velux' window. It is heated by radiator. The floor covering is carpet. The room is well lit with down-lighters. There are sloping ceilings in two directions. The enclosed shower also has a sloping ceiling and may be unsuitable for very tall people or anyone with serious claustrophobia. There is a glass shower door to one side and a step up of 16cm (6.25").
Bedroom detail Room 1: A very spacious super king-sized double or twin-bedded room with an adjoining area providing extra lounge seating or additional sleeping accommodation on futons. It has two opening windows, both overlooking the garden and views across the Dovey valley. The room has some sloping ceilings. The floor covering is carpet. It is heated by radiator. There is a built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables (double/twin only), hospitality tray, TV/DVD Player, suitcase rack and a futon sofa.

Room 2: A spacious double-bedded room. It has one opening 'Velux' window with views across the Dovey valley. The room has some sloping ceilings. The floor covering is carpet. It is heated by radiator. There is a wardrobe, chest of drawers/bedside tables, hospitality tray and TV/DVD Player and suitcase rack.
Car parking Driveway next to entrance or on quiet road outside. No steps between parking areas and entrance.
Nearest Railway station and bus stop Machynlleth Station - 5 minutes walk uphill. Assistance available on prior notice of at least 24 hours.
Dining room /Bar /Guests' Lounge area On Ground floor access from hall via double doors. This is a very spacious room with views over the garden and across the Dovey valley. Wide French doors can be opened in good weather and give access to terrace. The wooden decking of the terrace may be slippery when wet. The room has a single large dining table with adequate chairs to seat all guests at one sitting. There is a bar (non-alcoholic), reception area and a lounge area with a two-seater sofa and chairs. The room is heated by radiator. Ventilation is by 2 opening windows or french doors. The floor covering is wood laminate.
Exits and alarms Fire Exit is by the front (entrance) door via the staircase. Additional exit via the french doors in the dining room. There are linked smoke alarms in hall, stairs and landing area and a heat detector in the kitchen. Fire assembly point is the across the road and level with driveway/entrance.
Internal circulation This is a modern, chalet-style bungalow with entrance & dining room on the ground floor and guests' bedrooms on the first floor. Circulation is by small landing, the staircase and a wide hallway. Guests are not allowed access to other rooms in the house except by special arrangement to meet specific access needs.
Lighting Bright where necessary.
Noise We do not allow excessive noise. Guests are expected to be considerate to the needs of other guests and the proprietors.
Low-flying aircraft Occasionally the RAF practice low flying in the Dovey valley area. The sound level may briefly be very high and could upset people of a nervous disposition. This noise when it does occur is beyond our control.
Staff assistance available We (the 2 proprietors) will make all reasonable efforts to help with any access problems when we are available.
Communications Wi-Fi Internet access is available throughout. Mobile phone reception is generally good but varies with service provider.
Toilets There are toilets in both guests' bathrooms. The toilet on the ground floor is not available except by special arrangement to meet specific access needs.

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