Composers at Woodlands

Access Statement

Our properties are set on the edge of the village of Scremereston, 2 miles from Berwick Upon Tweed and with easy access to the main A1 road

We offer 4 properties and each property has a maximum capacity of 4 persons.  In addition, a child under the age of 2 using a travel cot, can be included along with the 4 persons

We have tried to meet the needs of all our guests.

The whole of the ground floor is accessible on one level and the open plan aspect makes moving about easy for anyone with limited mobility or sight.  On the ground level is a fitted bathroom suite with full size bath, a separate shower cubicle, toilet and hand wash basin. Access to the first floor bedrooms is by stairs only; we do not have a lift

Pre‐Arrival
We are located up a drive from the road level, with good vehicular access for loading and unloading into the accommodation
The nearest shops are 1 mile away at a small retail park and further general shopping is available in Berwick upon Tweed which is 2 miles away
The local bus stop is 250m from ‘Composers’ and provides a limited link to Berwick, Alnwick, Newcastle, Edinburgh and other local villages and towns

The nearest mainline railway station is Berwick on Tweed, 3 miles from ‘Composers’. It is on the East Coast Rail Line from London to Edinburgh and offers excellent access to all parts of the country. Taxis are available at the station

We cannot accommodate pets and have a no smoking policy, including the use of E-cigarette & Vaping, effective throughout all the properties and the grounds of ‘Composers at Woodlands.’  BBQ's are not permitted

‘Composers’ is designed for the needs of many differing types of guest and for a variety of durations.  We welcome individuals, couples and family groups. We ask everyone to respect their fellow guests

We can prepare documents in large print if required

Our website www.composers-woodlands.co.uk gives clear details, a variety of up to date pictures and general information about our locality and the surrounding area. There is also a clear statement of information about ‘Composers’ and our business in providing superb accommodation and services in line with our high star rating.

You can contact us by telephone, text message, post or e‐mail. Full details are provided at the conclusion of this document.

Arrival and Car Parking
We offer a 2 hr arrival 'window' for our guests. If this window of arrival is not suitable we are happy to make alternative arrangements, where practical, so that we offer the same high level of welcome whenever a guest may check in

To ensure accommodation is ready, we ask that guests do not arrive before the arrival time of 17.00hrs. Earlier arrival is only possible by prior arrangement. Arrival parking is in the level car park area adjacent to accommodation and our Office Reception

Long stay parking is in a dedicated guest car park where there is adequate space for 6 cars. Parking ‘nose’ forward into the marked spaces ensure everyone has room to park easily. To leave the car park, it is best to reverse out of the space, and then face towards the exit when leaving. Cars should not be reversed out to the road. 7 upward steps from the car park lead to the level access to properties. Each step is 4” (10cm) deep

On arrival please use the courtyard for unloading and also use this area throughout your stay for loading and unloading. It is not a permanent parking area and guests should use the guest car park at all other times

Main Office Reception
The Office Reception is adjacent  to the level courtyard via a paved footpath.  The key code boxes and NHS Q R Code are on the wall of the office. The key boxes hold the key to the property and Guests will have been advised by letter/text or email of the code number. This office is open VIRTUALLY,  and contact details are provided on the information holder located on the inside of the main entry door to each property

Entrance to each property from the level courtyard area
There is level access to Elgar, Bernstein and Vivaldi. The entrance into Chopin is up one step which is 4”(10cm) from ground level. Each entry door has a triple latch with security lock

Entrance from the Guest Car Park
There is an electric gate at the entrance to the guest car park. On initial arrival each party receives a key fob control which operates the car park gate. The gate opens inwards with firm standing so that cars can park off the road as they wait for the gate to open. Adjacent to the electric gate is a single wooden gate, which is operated manually. Both entrances offer 24/7 access for guests.

Guest Accommodation – All properties
Ground Floor
There is a thresher between the outside and inside level access to the front door of each property (please note the additional step into Chopin). The ground floor level gives access to the kitchen, dining area, lounge, bathroom* and under-stairs storage and cloaks area. The under-stairs location is also the site of the mains electric boxes, fire blanket and fire extinguisher and peripheral items of patio furniture. There is access to the patio from the patio door/window (over thresher) in the lounge area. The patio area has both paved and natural stone areas.  It is fenced to all sides and seperated from other property patios

There is a storage heater (off peak controlled) in the main area. Temperatures can be adjusted through the controls located on the top side of the heater. There is also an ‘on demand’ electric fire in the lounge area.  The ground floor has “cushion floor” in the kitchen/dining area and carpet throughout the remaining areas.*see bathroom.  The dining area has a square wooden table with seating for 4 persons with over-table lighting.  The lounge has a 2 and 3 seater leather suite, a writing desk and chair, a coffee table and a corner unit which houses a digital flat-screen TV with Freeview and Netflix and also DVD player

The Guest Welcome Book, prepared by the owners of ‘Composers', is available through a channel on the TV.  Through the 24 pages, it provides a detailed explanation of many aspects of the property and facilities, the locality and the surrounding area. Free Wi-Fi access is available in each property 24hrs each day. The Wi-Fi strength can vary according to the model of laptop, tablet or other device used. The service is provided by BT

*The bathroom is fully tiled to wall and floor with a suite consisting of bath, walk-in shower (2" lip to tray), toilet and hand wash basin. A non slip safety mat is provided for use in either the bath or shower. There is a razor plug point and additional “over wash basin” lighting. There is an electric towel rail in the bathroom which has a variable heat control

Upper (1st) Floor
Access to the 1st floor is via a flight of stairs from the lounge area. There is a 4 stair rise to a square half landing followed by a rise of 8 stairs to the landing level. Each step is 4” (10cm) high. The entire area is carpeted and has a safety rail/banister to the outside edge of the stairs and along the entire balcony/landing area. There is lighting which gives clear visibility to the stairs with switches at the foot and top of the stairs

There are two guest bedrooms on the 1st floor with individual doors to each bedroom. One bedroom contains a std double bed, the other contains 2 single beds

Each room has on-demand heating, variable through a thermostatic rotary control. Each bedroom has an electric hair dryer. The double bedded room has a wall mounted TV, digital mains powered radio/alarm and digital safe.

There is a double wardrobe with drawers, a chest of 5 drawers and bedside cabinets in the double room. The bed can be accessed from both sides. In the twin bedded room the beds are accessed from the centre. There is a double wardrobe with drawers, a chest of 5 drawers and one bedside cabinet between the beds

Our beds are prepared with duvets, at tog ratings, to suit the season. Our duvets and pillows are made from synthetic material and hypo-allergenic. All of our bed have a high quality pocket‐sprung mattress

All bedrooms have general lighting activated from the bedroom door and a reverse switch over the bed. All beds have individual reading lamps located above with on/off switches

Outside
There is an enclosed area beyond the patio window/door which provides a secure and private area to sit. At night an ‘on demand’ light is located in the centre of the patio area. There is a patio table and 4 chairs in this area and a parasol and seat covers are provided in the under-stairs ground floor cupboard

Additional Information
Emergency service is provided 24/7 via the owners or an appointed duty manager

In the event of a forced evacuation, each property is evacuated through the front door entrance and a meeting point is located at the main drive gate. More details are available in the accommodation

There are sensors in each property detecting any excess of smoke and/or heat. They are hard wired into the main system and will activate in the event of an increase in heat or by smoke presence in the building

Mobile phone reception in the area is generally good. Guests should check with their service provider to determine the level of reception in the local area, through an on line search

We provide an outdoor play area, which is fully enclosed by perimeter fencing. The children of guests may use this area with parental/appropriate adult supervision. The wooden climbing frame, play house, swing and slide are designed for children under the age of 10 yrs. The larger adjacent grassed area is designed for other games if guests so choose.  This area is not supervised

All activities and pursuits undertaken in the Play Paddock occur at the instigation of individual guest(s). The dms Partnership, as owners of ‘Composers at Woodlands’ accept no responsibility for any injury, damage or accident caused to any person whilst using the facilities or equipment provided

 

Contact Information
‘Composers at Woodlands’ is the trading name of the holiday accommodation division of The dms Partnership

Our postal address is:
Composers at Woodlands, Scremerston, Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 2QU

If a Guest requires emergency service during their stay the contact telephone number is
07801 822850 

Our e‐mail address is:
info@composers-woodlands.co.uk

Our web site address is:
www.composers-woodlands.co.uk

We are open all year. We have an access policy which does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, cultural or social group. We observe and and uphold the integrity of our Christian creed and principles without prejudice to those who may share differing opinions and values

We reserve the right to refuse a booking, refuse access or terminate a booking during its course, if it is legally determined that a guest has not adhered to the quoted terms and conditions of the letting or behaves in a manner which is offensive, derogatory or abusive to other on-site guests, the employees of The dms Partnership as the owners of ‘Composers at Woodlands’ or their subsidiary contractors

If you wish to make any comment about our access statement, offer further constructive detail which you feel may benefit future readers of this document or have any concerns about our statement, please contact us and be assured of our attention to your comments

Yours sincerely

The dms Partnership
Owners of Composers at Woodlands