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Accessibility Guidance

Wall and Lakes Holiday Cottage, Aysgarth, Brampton, Cumbria   

All guests are asked to read and carefully consider this accessibility guidance, particularly in relation to infants, children or vulnerable adults with mobility or disability difficulties, so they can make their own informed decision before choosing to book Wall and Lakes holiday cottage.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or concerns at all about accessibility.  

Wall and Lakes Holiday Cottage, aims to provide, quality self-catering accommodation for 4 people and is ideal for small families/single households, couples, walkers and cyclists. To ensure equal access to all users (in line with the Equality Act 2010), where practical and possible to do so, reasonable adjustments, such as entrance handrails, have been made to make access easier for guests. 

It is a great central base to explore Carlisle, Brampton, Hadrian’s Wall, the Lake District and the beautiful local countryside with its stunning scenery and many attractions.   Some key photographs to demonstrate accessibility are also provided below. 

Four steps with study handrails into side porch entrance (one step once inside the porch into the kitchen and one step access onto patio area)

4 steps and sturdy handrail into side porch

One step up and down along the front path.  

7 steps leading to front entrance, with sturdy handrails fitted.

Steps to front door with sturdy hand rails


Level access inside the bungalow to all rooms, except for one step into side porch

Level access inside


There are good local public transport links, road, bus (5 or 10 minute walk from bus stop) and train (train station just outside Brampton, approximate 30 minute walk or short taxi ride) to our cottage in Brampton. As well as many local shops, pubs and services a short walk from the cottage.

• There is clear road access into Tree Gardens, turning right there is a short single track lane (which can be uneven at times) to drive or walk along onto Wall & Lakes Cottage private driveway.  The driveway is wide with a gradual incline and plenty of space to safely exit a vehicle.  There is a wide path from the driveway to the front entrance, with one step up along the path.  This then leads to the front entrance, which has 7 steps and sturdy handrails on either side.  If guests wish to continue along the path to the side of the property, there is one step down as you walk along the path and 4 steps into the side entrance which also has sturdy handrails fitted. 

• The back lawn is a lovely area to be in and the rear path has a small retaining wall and drop.  Although a new safety balastrade has been fitted to reduce potential risk of falls. 

• There is a beautiful, small bathroom with P shaped bath and shower over the bath.  There is No walk-in shower.

• If requested to do so we are happy to help guests carry luggage in and out of the bungalow.

• The large lawned areas are gradually slopped. 

• There is level access from the main entrance to the kitchen; living area; both bedrooms and small bathroom (shower above bath and you need to step over and into the bath).   The rear bedroom is larger and more spacious and looks out onto the rear lawn and open fields behind. 

• Fire safety risk assessment, February 2024, (full copy available in the cottage or on request) includes solid structured internal doors and emergency lighting (with removable torches) to protect the short, straightforward fire exit, which is along the hall, out front door, down steps, onto the front lawn. Door closures have been added to both the kitchen and living room doors to further protect this escape route. This aims to provide time for those with moderate disability/restricted mobility to escape safely.  Interlinked heat detectors in the kitchen and lounge and smoke detectors in the hallway and both bedrooms mean if one alarm sounds, they all loudly do.  In addition, there are battery operated, carbon monoxide detectors installed in kitchen, lounge, hall & bedrooms. 

• External lighting:  External sensor lights are installed to light the driveway and entrances. 

• As owners, guests know how to contact us (advised on arrival and clearly displayed in the property), and we are happy to assist with any access queries.  This includes advice on operating appliances or stove.  Detailed information is also provided in the welcome folder.

• Existing off road, private parking, on the driveway for two vehicles.  Guests can drive right up to the cottage and safely exit vehicles before a short walk to the entrances. 

• The kitchen is fitted with standard height worktops, electric hob; oven; microwave; kettle; toaster; washing machine and tumble dryer.  Gas boiler located in accessible kitchen cupboard.   

• The living room has two sofa’s; a dining area with four chairs; TV; multifuel stove. 

• Bedrooms both contain king sized beds (one can divide into two small singles on prior request); wardrobes and drawers.  There are also bedside lamps provided.   

• Feedback is welcome from all guests to help monitor and improve access.

• This accessibility guidance will be reviewed and adjustments made as and when required.

• Only registered assistance animals are allowed with advanced notification and verification.
Comments, queries or concerns about accessibility are welcome, please contact the owners.

Shirley and Alan Jones, January 2023, reviewed April 2024

Photo of bathroom with shower, over the P shaped bath. 

Bathroom, shower over P shaped bath