This document concerns the suitability of BAYVIEW (BC117b) for those with disabilities. The semi-detached bungalow is a self-catering, single storey unit, managed by the owners who live close by and can normally attend within 10-minutes.

BAYVIEW can only be reached across grass, and is approximately 40m from a tarmac surfaced turning circle for loading/unloading, and 100m from the parking area.

The approach therefore can become wet and slippery. Parking for one car is provided. Any further cars may need to be parked in the communal site car park by the office (depending on occupancy of other bungalows). 

The bungalow is level within, with entry via a 10cm (4”) step to a sliding UPVC door with a further 10cm cill.

Internal doors are 82cm wide and the floor is wood laminate throughout, which allows standard hospital walking frames and most wheelchairs (64cm wide) to be used.


The site office, which has level access, is approximately 250m from BAYVIEW with parking outside. There is no need to check-in.

BAYVIEW has a flat bottomed shower/bath which can accept a guests narrow shower stool.

A grab handle is provided to gain access to the bath/shower.


The bath also has a built-in handle to assist guests to rise. A grab handle is also fitted to the front entrance door for wheelchair users.

The bathroom door opens back on itself for wheelchair access.

A wheelchair turning circle of 1.5m is only possible in the living room, all other rooms need to be backed out.

Pedestal hand basins in bathroom, and twin bedroom, may cause some problems to a wheelchair user.

The bathroom toilet is not to the stipulated 0.5m from the LH side wall for wheelchair access, and close to the wash basin, hence access may be difficult. 

There are audible smoke (optical) alarms in all rooms, plus a further heat alarm in the kitchen. As there are no visual alarms this property may not be suitable for a lone completely deaf occupant. Four linked alarms in close proximity however should be enough to warn the hard of hearing.


During normal working hours office staff are happy to assist with emergency needs, although they do not have any special training in dealing with specific requirements.

The site is approximately 4km from Yarmouth vehicle/passenger ferry where taxies are available, and is approximately 1.6km (1-mile) from the nearest bus stop. Vehicular access to the site is via a single track tarmac road, which has speed humps and areas where cars can pass. A 10 mph speed limit is marked, which is also the speed limit on-site.


Main access to the beach is via steps at the farthest corner of the Brambles Chine section (currently out of action due to winter storm damage). They are fairly steep and a handrail is provided.

Colwell Bay is 5-minutes drive away with disabled PAYG parking. Although it also does have a fairly steep slopping slipway there are hand rails making it safe for wheel chairs and push chairs.

Pedestrian access to the beach can also be made via rough steps down a fairly steep bank on the Cliff edge at the far corner of the playing field. There are no guard rails and it is not part of, or belong to the site, and management does not recommend its use. Access to this part of the beach is not suitable for those of limited mobility.

Pets are not accepted with the exception of guide dogs. Owners pets however are allowed on-site, and may be encountered. Site rules specify that dogs must be kept on a lead at all times other than where permitted to be off-lead in the gorse field, which is separate from the playing field.