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We warmly welcome everyone to Stainsborough Hall and always try to provide our guests with the best possible experience.  We appreciate that some of our guests may have special needs and specific requirements and we have tried as far as possible to anticipate and accommodate these needs.  

We do have a rural location and old buildings which can limit the extent to which we are able to provide accessibility to all, but we have tried our best and are always open to working with our guests to make them as comfortable as possible.  Below is information that we hope will enable you to make decisions about which cottage to select and what to expect. If you have any questions or you have specific requests please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.  

The Hallway in the Hall - Stainsborough Hall.

The Main House

  • The Hall has accommodation set over three storeys. 

  • The ground floor has four reception rooms, a kitchen, a utility room, a boot room, and two downstairs toilets.   

  • The bedrooms and full bathrooms are all on the second and third floors.  Accessed by a staircase with handrails. 

  • We do not recommend this property for individuals with severe mobility restrictions and it is not wheelchair accessible. 

Outside Lathkill Cottage, Stainsborough Hall

Lathkill Cottage

  • Lathkill cottage is a single-storey cottage and suitable for individuals with limited mobility. 

  • The doors do have normally sized thresholds that you need to step over.   

  • The living area flooring is wooden and the bedroom floors are carpeted.

  • The bathroom has a walk-in shower.  

  • A shower chair is available upon request. 

  • The toilet is a standard height and a toilet handles are available, upon request, to help you lower and rise from the seat with ease.

The downstairs bedroom and bathroom in Derwent

Derwent & Dovedale Cottages

  • Derwent and Dovedale are both two-storey cottage with one downstairs bedroom which is opposite the downstairs bathroom. 

  • In the bathroom, however, there is a shower over the bath.  

  • Non-slip shower mats are left in the bathroom for you to use. 

  • A bath board is available upon request. 

The upstairs bedroom in Summer Cottage

Summer and Henmore Cottages

  • Henmore and Summer Cottages are both on two floors with both bedrooms upstairs, while the bathrooms are downstairs, as such, these cottages are not suitable for guests with mobility needs.

Aerial view of Stainsborough Hall and Carsington Water

The Exterior Environment

  • The site is at the bottom of a valley and is flat. 

  • The driveway, car parks and terrace areas have gravel surfaces. 

  • There is parking outside each cottage and the main house, and there is not far to walk from the car to enter your property. 

  • The car parks and exterior areas are well lit and the lights are on timer switches so they are always on when they are needed. 

  • The cottages, communal areas and facilities around the site are well signed so it is easy to navigate your way around.

An upstairs bedroom in Derwent cottage

Special Features in All Cottages
and the Main House

The following features are present in the Hall, all cottages and communal areas:

  • The doors and door surrounds are in a different colour to walls to make them easy to see. ​

  • Light switches and power sockets are positioned so that they are easy to reach and are a different colour to the wall so that they stand-out. 

  • Each bathroom and bedroom has an easy to read sign on the door outside.

  • The external exits have visible/lighted exit signs. 

  • Location floor plans are positioned on the back of each bedroom door.

  • All taps are clearly marked as hot or cold water.

  • All staircases have hand rails.

  • All internal steps are in a different material to the surrounding flooring so that they are easy to see. 

  • There are no mirrors in the living areas of any property. There are full-length mirrors in all bedrooms and covers for the mirrors are available upon request.   

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