Accessibility

Welcome and General Information

  • Our guests tell us that they love Eagle Rock’s simple, clean, comfortable design and the warm welcome they receive. If, before or during your stay, there is anything we can do, move or change at Eagle Rock to assist you or make your stay more comfortable, please allow us to do so
  • Assistance dogs are warmly welcomed
  •  We would be more than happy to provide familiarization tours of Eagle Rock upon request
  •  Please advise us if you require assistance in the event of a fire and we will make arrangements with people who can help, less than 5 minutes away. (Owner is often in residence at Eagle’s Nest right next door)

Check out the ALPS (The Applecross Landscape Partnership Scheme) to find out more about local trails and thoroughfares. ALPS aims to develop paths that provide access to the landscape heritage of Applecross, including routes that meet the needs of people with different physical abilities

http://www.visit-applecross.org/pagex.asp?bioid=33623

If you wish to find out more, contact May Macuish on 01520 744 482.

Television

The flatscreen TV can be set to display subtitles, to be displayed upon request Remote control is provided

Special requirements

The owner has received disability awareness training, but no doubt has much more to learn. Please share any thoughts you have on how to improve any aspect of Eagle Rock that affects your visit

Should you require assistance during your stay, get in touch and tell us what you need. We’ll do our best to help, but recommend guests contact their own local services who may be able to direct them to approved care services. The more advance warning we have, the more likely we are to be able to make a plan

Arrival and Car Parking Facilities

Eagle Rock

  •  The driveway and ample parking space is grade 1 gravel, although the road into the property is un-tarred and rougher
  •  There is an access ramp to the front door of Eagle Rock
  •  We would be more than happy to provide familiarization tours of Eagle Rock upon request
  •  Please advise us if you require assistance in the event of a fire and we will make arrangements with people who can help, less than 5 minutes away. (I may be in residence myself at Eagle’s Nest)

Eagle’s Nest

  • There is an access ramp to the front door of Eagle’s Nest and to the deck
  • The ground floor is the most wheelchair friendly area of the house, with a wet room, and bedroom on the same level. However, the basin is at standard, not wheel-chair height

Inside

No smoking anywhere, except on smoker’s bench on the porch side, and on the decks outside

Downstairs

  • Downstairs is all either level natural stone, or oak floorboards. It comprises two spacious areas on a two-step split level. Please advise us in advance if you require a ramp between levels installed for your visit
  • There are no doors on this level (hall, kitchen, dining room, cave: library and media room, except for those to the downstairs bedroom and bathroom
  • Bath, shower and sink have lever taps, but unfortunately may come up short on transfer space for wheelchair users

Upstairs

  • The staircase treads are 10cm apart. There is a sturdy handrail on both sides
  • The upstairs landing is wooden floorboards
  • There are no steps in the rooms or common spaces

Bedrooms

  • The dimensions and layout of each of the bedrooms and bathrooms differs Best would be to get in touch so we can talk through how to ensure your stay is as easy and comfortable as possible
  • There is one large, en suite bedroom and bathroom downstairs – see above.
  • The other bedrooms are all upstairs
  • The bed heights vary from 480 cm to 523 cm in height. (The British Standard 8300:2009 ‘Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people is 480 cm as it corresponds to the height of most wheelchairs’). If guests prefer a higher bed, we can arrange to have the lower ones raised
  • All bedrooms are provided with a table and at least one chair, as well as bedside tables. If you would like the furniture rearranged or an item removed, we’d be happy to help
  • A range of open fronted, accessible storage facilities are provided in each room
  • The flooring is all wood or (heated) tiles

Bathrooms

  • Eagle’s nest has a wet room
  • Bathroom floors are non-slip
  • Bathmats are available upon request