Our self-catering chalet bungalow was built in 1968 as our family home. A nature lover’s secret hideaway, Birchcroft nestles at the end of a winding lane, surrounded by rhododendron bushes in over an acre of land and enjoys walks into the local woodland. This beautiful chalet bungalow offers ground floor bedrooms and bathrooms and is large enough for two families. All rooms are of a good size. From the terrace enjoy breath taking views of the local landscape. Wild life including deer, foxes, rabbits, and many species of birds. For the children there is a large rear garden laid to lawn. A summerhouse in the front garden doubles as a playhouse.
Access with steps
There are steps from the main entrance to:Conservatory
Level access bedrooms
Travel by public transport
No a car is essential both to get to the property as there ia a long lane from the road to the house and also to visit the surround area. Attractions like the Jurassic Coast, Bournemouth Beaches, Kingston House, etc all really require your own transport. The bus service stops a long way away and the shops are over 1 mile away.
Travel by taxi
Cars can park at the bottom of the ramp so no transportation is required.
Path to main entrance
We have contactless check-in so no one is there when the guests arrive. The main door has a ramp to ot but there is a small threshold at the doorway
Getting around inside
Visual Impairment - General Information
Accessible bedroom Bedroom 2
A hoist can be hired for bedroom 2 if pre-ordered. The profile bed has a variable height mattress. I have given highest height. Only furniture that can be moved are the 2 beds and armchair.
Accessible bedroom Bedroom 1 - double bedroom
This is a description of the main bathroom. Room 1 does note have an ensuite.
Accessible bedroom Wetroom - off of main hall
The wetroom also has 2 low level mirrors and a pull down drying rack. There is a pull cord to switch on the shower. Wetroom light switch is a pull card.
Ironing board is stored in the hall cupboard along with iron and washing baskets
Self catering kitchen
The oven is a new Neff slide away door oven but it is slightly lower than 900 mm. The microwave/oven is above the Neff oven. The worksurfaces are all at 930.00mm height. The sink taps are lever.
There are 2 standup electric armchairs in the lounge and a hearing loop which links with the TV.
The conservatory is off the kitchen but is not wheelchair suitable. There are grab rails from the kitchen door but it has 1 step. There are double doors to the outside but there is one step from the conservatory to the front garden
Dining room with access to kitchen
There are 8 chairs around the table plus an armed chair for the table to ease standing.
Getting around outside
Front door and then down ramp - width is 1107mm - all of front gardens are level - either grass or tarmac
Terrace overlooking Longham Lakes in the distance
To reach the terrace you need to go via the front door, down the ramp, passed the conservatory and around to the terrace - all level with small ramps. From the lounge direct to the terrace there are 2 steps.
Back gardens and lawns
There is a rough grass path by the side of the garage that leads from the front garden to the back garden but it is uneven with tree roots. There are several steps from the terrace to the back garden and lawns which are not suitable for guests with less mobility.
Customer care support
Commode and floor pads.
Walker with tray
Toilet seat riser
Vibrating pillow for the deaf
Red flashing smoke alarms in downstairs bedrooms
Profile bed [4']
Wheeled shower stool
Electric single bed
By the front door under the porch via an outside socket. Bench will need to be removed.
Emergency evacuation procedures
There are plans in each bedroom showing nearest exit points. As no staff are on site when guests are there, we cannot offer emergency evaculation proceedures. There are details of the postcode on the front door as requesteed by the fire brigade.
Customer care support
Contact telephone numbers are on the front door for owner Mrs Sonia Hall and her assistant Mrs Mary Pidgley
We have arranged for hoist hire and food deliveries.