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Ballard House Access Statement

Access Statement for Ballard House

 

Access Statement For BALLARD HOUSE,

 

 

Introduction & General Information:

 

Ballard House is located in Swanage, Dorset on a small newly built residential development at the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast and World Heritage site.

Swanage is ideally situated as a base for its exploration. The town has it all: a beautiful bay with a golden, sandy beach; a lively town buzzing with festivals and events throughout the year; and thriving water sports, arts and culinary scenes, its surrounding areas are also treasures waiting to be unearthed.

From famous landmarks such as Durdle Door and Corfe Castle, to secret coves amongst untouched, rugged coastline; alongside local hubs for music, culture and Dorset cuisine, there is something unique waiting just around the corner in and around Swanage at any time of year. Whether you want to explore the incredible history of the Jurassic Coast, have a traditional seaside holiday, or want to discover the secret spots and villages tucked away in the Purbeck Hills, these are some of the highlights just a stone’s throw from Swanage.

Ballard House is a new modern semi-detached 3 storey home located in a small cul-de-sac. The house is built of brick with its own driveway, garage, garden and offers a comfortable and luxurious living space for guests.

 

The ground floor provides a free-flowing kitchen with family & dining areas offering a great space for entertaining with French doors leading from the family area into the rear garden, which allows the inside and out to flow. There is also a Boot & Pooch room situated off the hallway for outdoor clothing, boots and for a dog to enjoy.

 

The first floor features the main family lounge with a large window allowing natural light to flood in and also the master bedroom with an En-suite bathroom.

The second-floor features 2 further double bedrooms and the main bathroom.

 

 

Pre-Arrival

 

Bookings can be made by email, telephone or online

  • The postcode is BH19 1FN.
  • Town centre is a 20-minute walk.
  • Nearest beach is a 15-minute walk.
  • Supermarkets Co-op and Budgens are situated in the town centre.

 

The nearest bus stops are

  • Swanage to Poole, the number 40 Purbeck Breezer is located at Swanage Bus Station adjacent to the Railway Station, a 20-minute walk.
  • Swanage to Bournemouth, the number 50 Purbeck Breezer is located at All Saints Church, Ulwell Road, which is a 5-minute walk.

 

The nearest railway station is in Wareham, which is 10 miles away.

 

Swanage taxi’s 07377 981324 or Bill’s taxi’s 07549 776736.

 

If you require information in a different format please contact us via our website, email or by telephone on 01929 481547

 

Enquiries for mobility hire can be made by visiting https://www.purbeckmobility.com/

 

With the safety of guests in mind it is suggested that the property may only be suitable for guests who have visual, hearing or mobility impairment if they are accompanied. Regrettably, at the moment we only have standard smoke detectors and are therefore not able to offer the higher level of warning systems (e.g. flashing or vibrating alarms) on which a guest with such impairments would rely if travelling alone.

 

This property welcomes one dog.

 

 

Arrival & Parking

 

Ballard House has its own driveway leading to a detached garage and has space for two average size vehicles.

 

There are no steps into the front of the property.

 

There are outside lights at the front and rear of the property.

 

The house keys are provided in a key safe adjacent to the front door.

 

DCH can be contacted in an emergency, details provided in arrival instructions emailed 10 days prior to holiday.

 

General Information and Entry

 

There are no steps into the front door.

The front door is 84cm wide and 204 cm high.

There is a side gate into the rear garden.

All internal doors are 84cm wide and 198 cm high.

The ground floor and all bathrooms have Amtico flooring throughout, all other rooms and stair cases are carpeted.

Gas Central heating.

Combi boiler.

UPVC double glazed locking windows.

Smoke alarms connected to the mains with battery back-up.

Bathroom towels and tea towels are provided.

High quality bed linen.

Beach towels are also provided.

Wi-fi is provided.

 

Ground Floor

 

The front door leads directly into the hallway, where the central heating electronic thermostat is located. From the hall there is access to the boot & pooch room, WC, stairs, kitchen and family area.

 

 

Hall

 

Double storage cupboard containing

  • Combi gas boiler
  • Iron and board
  • Clothes airer
  • Dyson vacuum cleaner
  • Additional storage space
  • Carbon Monoxide sensor

 

Boot & Pooch room (1.8m x 2.7m)

  • Located at the front of the house
  • Roman blind at the window
  • Shoe & boot bench with storage for footwear
  • Storage cupboard
  • Large coat hanging rail with shelf storage
  • Area for a dog bed (not supplied)

 

Cloakroom (0.85m x 1.6m)

  • Modern WC
  • Corner wash hand basin.
  • Large mirror
  • Extractor fan

 

Free flowing Kitchen (1.9m x 3.0m) and family/dining area (3.9m x 4.8m). The kitchen comprises of the following facilities;

  • Modern fully fitted kitchen units
  • Built in electric hob, oven with grill and extractor fan, dishwasher, washer dryer and fridge freezer
  • Microwave oven
  • LED ceiling downlighting and under cabinet lighting
  • The kitchen is substantially well equipped with new utensils and equipment
  • Standalone waste bin

 

The family/dining area comprises of the following facilities

  • Three-seater modern sofa and foot stool
  • Coffee table
  • 50” Smart HD TV, which is wall mounted
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Dining table with 6 chairs
  • Storage cupboard, including a wine-rack
  • French doors leading onto the patio area and rear garden
  • Full length curtains
  • Modern ceiling pendant lamps are fitted above the coffee and dining room tables
  • Standard floor lamp

 

First floor

 

Dog legged carpeted staircase with rail taking you to the first-floor landing area leading to the family lounge at the front and master bedroom with En-suite bathroom at the rear.

 

Family lounge (3.9m x 3.6m)

  • Large double window with full length curtains
  • Modern spacious velvet three-seater sofa
  • Second two-seater velvet sofa
  • Fabric storage ottoman bench
  • Oak coffee table
  • Oak nest of tables
  • Oak side table
  • Ceiling light fitting and table lamps
  • 50” Smart HD TV standing on an oak TV unit

 

Bedroom 1 (3.9m x 3.6m)

  • Large double window with full length curtains
  • Kingsize divan bed with storage drawers
  • Two bedside tables with lamps
  • Two double fitted wardrobes (with full length mirror inside)
  • Dressing table and chair with both a vanity and wall mounted mirror plus a table lamp
  • Hairdryer
  • Stand-alone central heating electronic thermostat exclusively for this room

 

En-suite (1.5m x 2.1m)

  • Window
  • Large fully tiled walk-in shower with sliding doors
  • Wash hand basin
  • WC
  • Bathroom cabinet
  • Heated towel rail
  • Ceiling extractor fan

 

Second floor

 

A second carpeted dog leg stair case leads from the landing on the first floor to the second floor. There are two further bedrooms and a family bathroom on this floor.

 

Bedroom 2 (3.9m x 3.5m)

  • Located at the rear of the property with views of Ballard Down
  • Large roof Velux style window with sliding blind
  • Kingsize bed with storage drawers, this is a zip and link bed which converts into two single beds
  • Two bedside chest of drawers with table lamps
  • Large walk-in wardrobe
  • Dressing table with lamp, mirror and chair
  • Full length mirror
  • Hairdryer

 

Bedroom 3 (3.9m x 3.3m)

  • Located at the front of property
  • Window with roman blind
  • Oak framed double bed
  • Two bedside tables with lamps
  • Double fitted wardrobe
  • Chest of drawers
  • Stool
  • Full length and vanity mirror

 

Family bathroom (1.8m x 2.7m)

  • Window
  • Full length bath with overhead shower, which is fully tiled
  • Shower screen
  • WC
  • Wash hand basin
  • Heated towel rail
  • Mirror above the wash hand basin
  • Electric extractor fan

 

Garage

Detached single brick-built garage with a metal up and over door, which locks with a key for security. The garage has mains power running to it with a light and power sockets. Guests are welcome to use the garage for storage of equipment.

 

Garden

There is a private rear garden, the entrance is either from a wooden gate off the driveway adjacent to the garage or the French doors in the family area.

  • Secured with wooden 6-foot fence panels.
  • Paved patio 3.2m x 3.2m
  • Patio table and 6 chairs, with parasol and base
  • Small lawn
  • Outside tap
  • Two patio lights
  • LED motion security light located above the gate
  • Charcoal BBQ (guests to provide their own charcoal and lighting material)
  • Retractable washing line and prop
  • Hosepipe
  • Guests who visit with a dog are expected to clean up after their pooch’s toilet visits

 

 

 

 

Additional Information

Wi-fi throughout the property

Numerous electric sockets

USB wall charges in a number of electric sockets including all bedrooms and the family area

Travel cot and a high chair are available for use

Guests are welcome to make use of the following items:

  • Cooler bag
  • Beach towels
  • Beach wind break
  • Beach deck chairs
  • Dog bowls
  • Dog towel

Whilst we welcome one dog per booking, we do ask that guests refrain from leaving them alone in the house, allowing them onto furniture and going upstairs.

 

Park

Day’s Park is a 5-minute walk away situated off Northbrook Road opposite D’Urberville Drive, which has a large grass area, gardens and children’s play area.

 

Dog Walking Area

For guests with a dog there is a dog walking area opposite St Marys Primary School, which is a 5-minute walk away. The area has three fields and a footpath around the perimeter.

 

Information folders supplied in min size 18 font.

 

This cottage is no smoking throughout, this includes e-cigarettes and vapes.

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