Woodlands is a brand new, purpose-built lodge set in a picturesque location in the heart of the Peak District National Park with fantastic rural views towards mature woodland and just 250 metres away from the 8.5 mile long, flat, trafiic-free route of the Monsal Trail.
Designed to cater for up to 8 people including those with additional needs, the property has level access throughout accessible parking right outside the front door, an electric profile bed and hoist plus wet-room.
Whilst located in the grounds of Thornbridge Outdoors Activity Centre, Woodlands is for private use and has its own fenced patio garden area.
Level access bedrooms
Travel by public transport
Buses are available in the nearby villages of Ashford-in-the-Water and Great Longstone although they do not run directly onto the site. The nearest railway station is at Grindleford which is approximately 7 miles away. Given the rural location of the property it is advised that visitors have their own transport. Accessible parking is provided directly outside the front door. See our website for more details: http://www.thornbridgeoutdoors.co.uk/contact-bookings/#1454082310787-0ed8a627-760e
A large, level, accessible, private parking space is provided directly outside the property on a firm, block-paved surface with direct access to the covered entrance porch with seating and outside toilet, which leads to the extra-wide front door.
Path to main entrance
The entrance to Woodlands is beneath a large porch area with integrated bench seating meaning that guests are sheltered as they enter or leave the property. There is also an outside toilet to the side of this area for your convenience.
Getting around inside
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Accessible bedroom Bedroom one
The accessible bedroom sleeps 4 people in 1 bunk bed, 1 single bed and 1 single profiling bed (that can also be used as a standard single bed) with an en-suite accessible shower room. The electric profiling bed rises to a height of 940mm to the top of the mattress giving 640mm clearance to the underside of the bed.
The Arjohuntleigh ceiling track hoist with Maxi-Sky remote control (maximum weight 200kg) runs between the accessible bedroom and the en-suite, accessible bathroom. Guests must bring their own sling to access the hoist. The en-suite accessible bathroom is equipped with a height-adjustable, adult-sized mobile shower bed / changing bench. The sink in the bathroom is also height-adjustable.
A door from the accessible bathroom leads to the adjacent utility room equipped with washing machine, tumble-dryer and sink. The door between the accessible bathroom and the utilitiy room is 620mm wide.
Accessible bedroom Bedroom two
There is a flashing fire alarm in the second bathroom in addition to the audible alarm which is fitted throughout the property.
The utility room has an automatic washing machine, tumble-dryer and sink. A 'sharps' bin is also provided. The width of the operating space in the utility room is 740mm.
Self catering kitchen
This 'galley-style' style kitchen has a floor space of 1150 wide by 2240mm length once through the 720mm entrance opening from the dining and lounge area. The handles of the wall units in the kitchen are 1400mm from the floor. The kitchen is equipped with an oven, electric hob, electric kettle, toaster. microwave and small built-in dishwasher. It also has a free-standing, tall fridge-freezer and recycling bins. It is not suitable for wheelchair users.
A wide variety of plates, cups, cutlery, pots, pans and ovenware are all provided.
Lounge and dining room
The beautiful, large, comfortable and versatile lounge / dining room measures 6700mm by 5600mm and boasts bi-folding, fully-glazed doors which give outstanding views onto the level terrace and garden and surrounding countryside.
The lounge is equipped with a comfortable 3-seater sofa and 2-seater sofa bed. There is a coffee table plus a dining table by the bi-folding doors which seats up to six people plus an additional table with four chairs to the side of the room. There is a 50 inch,wall-mounted, flat-screen LED televsion (subtitles available) plus Blu-Ray player and Bluetooth speaker. There is also free Wi-fi.
The heating for the property is controlled via a thermostat situated on the lounge wall next to the door to the hallway and front door.
A king-size, pull-down bed with pocket-sprung mattress is also available in the lounge area with a gap of 250mm beneath to accommodate the portable hoist with ease.
Storage cupboard off main lounge area.
This large, useful, storage cupboard houses the bedding and pillows for the king-size, pull-down bed in the lounge area. A child's high chair and travel cot are also housed here.
This spacious hallway, measuring 2860mm by 2060mm provides access from the front door to the boiler room and cloak and boot-room and leads to the main lounge / dining area. The hallway houses a coat-rack, bin and the controls for the fire alarm system and entrance alarm system.
Cloak-room / boot room
This useful storage room, off the entrance hallway has a hanging rail and shelving and provides an ideal space for storing coats, boots, other clothing and equipment.
Getting around outside
Front, enclosed terrace and picnic area.
The large, bi-folding doors from the lounge / dining area provide level access to the large, decked, terrace with accessible picnic table. The picnic table is 730mm high and can accommodate two wheelchair users, one at either end. There is also bench seating at either side of the table at a height of 480mm from the floor. There is a level, grassed area on the terrace plus flower beds with a variety of planting.
A 1.5 metre wide path runs the entire length of the front of the property through the terrace area and there is a block-paved turning circle to facilitate access by wheelchair users at the far end.
This rear, enclosed sloped garden with a number of mature trees is currently under development and is currently a natural woodland setting and can therefore be muddy at times. This area is not suitable for wheelchair access.
Customer care support
We have a variety of bikes, trikes and karts in range of sizes including a tandem bike. There is an introductory 850m bike and trike trail on site as well as the Monsal Trail on our doorstep; a perfect way to learn how to ride a bike whilst soaking up the scenery of the beautiful White Peak.
We also have a variety of high rope activities on site, some of which are accessible by hoist and we can also provide specialist harnesses. Our Sky Ropes has been adapted to allow wheelchair users to be able to have a go.
There are sockets in the hallway and additional sockets by the front door under the sheltered canopy.
Emergency evacuation procedures
The fire alarm is a loud siren and the assembly point is in the main car park. Visitors are asked to familiarise themselves with the Fire Action Notice in the Woodlands Guest Information pack. Visitors will be required to plan their own evacuation on arrival.
Customer care support
There are staff on-site during office hours. Emergency contact numbers are available in the Woodland Guest Information pack.