Access Statement

This statement describes access, procedures and facilities at Carnwethers, as they might apply to, and for the benefit of persons with disabilities. We would wish your stay with us to be as comfortable as possible, so please do not hesitate to ask if you have any concerns about access or there is anything that would make your stay more enjoyable. Any constructive suggestion on additions to this statement , or how to our disabled access might be improved would be welcome.

Contact details: 01720 422415 Carnwethers Country House, Pelistry Bay, St Marys, Isles of Scilly TR21 0NX

General Information

Pet Dogs - Allowed in some cottages by prior arrangement with a £35 per dog, per week charge.

Assistance dogs allowed in all cottages at no charge.

Catering - Local cafes with 10 minutes walk serving lunches and some evening meals. Restaurants within 30 minutes walk or 9 minute bus ride.

Mobile networks - Some mobile networks work better on the Islands than others, generally Vodaphone. At Carnwethers the signal strength for some networks is better towards the front of the main house, but depends on signal strength at any particular time. Urgent phone calls can be made from the land-line in the main house.

Grocery Supplies - The Co-operative Store deliver groceries to the cottages free of charge within certain time periods. 

Public Transport - The Community Bus runs during the season a timetable is available in each cottage. The bus stop is about 3 minutes from Carnwether's on the main road. Local taxis are available for hire at a competitive rate

 The Island Cart Company also hires out electric buggies.

Accessibility within the cottages.

All cottages are located on the ground floor although the Poolside cottage has a split level arrangement. All the floors within the cottages are carpeted, tiled or covered with laminate flooring. Every cottage has a bathroom with toilet located on the ground floor All internal doors are between 66 and 73cm wide The living spaces have sofas and chairs with arms The dining tables and chairs are of uniform height The kitchens in Poolside and Dove Lawn cottages are fully fitted with washing machines, dishwashers, microwave ovens and hobs. The Secret Garden and Rowan Tree cottages have access to a laundry which is free of charge. There are units underneath the hobs and kitchen sinks. All the bathrooms have mixer showers located over the baths, the baths in Dove Lawn and Rowan Tree have handles to aid access in and out. Non slip shower mats are available.

 Access Information applicable to all the cottages

 Access to the cottages.

 Visitors are not encouraged to bring vehicles to the Islands. There is plenty of public and private transport on the Islands and St Marys is only 3miles long and a mile wide at its widest point. Carnwethers has a concrete driveway for taxis and the cottages are accessed by a network of footpaths. No cottage is more than 20 meters from the driveway. Solar lighting marks out the footpaths and there are sensor lights outside each cottage. There is a step (15cm) into each cottage. Dove Lawn is accessed from a patio which has a 20 cm step.

Emergency Actions

Each cottage has audible and visual heat and smoke detectors, fire blankets and fire extinguishers. Emergency information is available in each cottage but can be explained aurally on request. Please let us know if you have any concerns about the procedures.

Access Information applicable to specific cottages

The Poolside is a split level cottage. The living/dining room and kitchen area is open plan with the main bedroom accessed via three steps up from the kitchen area. Another bedroom and the bathroom is located on the same level as the living area via a shallow step.

 Dove Lawn has two bedrooms both ensuite on one level with the kitchen and living space. A stable door and sliding doors provide access onto the patio from the open plan kitchen/living area.

The Rowan Tree cottage has one double bedroom and bathroom on one level with the kitchen and living space. there is a ramped access to decking in front of the entrance and a stepped access to a second patio. 

The Secret Garden has one bedroom on one level with the kitchen and living space. French doors open onto the patio and enclosed private garden.

Visually Impaired

 All information is available in larger print on request.

Audibly Impaired

The TVs in each cottage have remote controls. Fire and heat alarms have flashing lights.