Relax at the Edge of Wales on the Llŷn Peninsula,
overlooking Hell's Mouth with views across Cardigan Bay and Snowdonia.

Welcome to Awelon

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Access Statement for Awelon Holiday Cottage

The cottage is located in the village of Rhiw on a cliff top with panoramic far reaching views over the 5 mile long beach of Porth Neigwl (Hell’s Mouth Bay), Cardigan Bay and the Snowdonia Mountain Range.

The village is served by a bus from the town of Pwllheli (17 miles) twice a day, which has a train station connecting to many midland routes. The Village of Aberdaron is 4 miles away and has 2 pubs, 2 shops, a post office, independent bakery and cafes, as well as ramp up to a long concrete promenade overlooking a stunning sandy beach.

The cottage is down a lane (local authority maintained, with a good but slightly uneven stone surface) and the car park with ample spacious parking is approximately 30 metres from the house. There is a double farm gate which provides access to a slightly sloping car park with a smooth stone surface. From this is winding smooth slate path (1.2 metres wide) directly to a large double door entrance into the new cathedral ceiling room. This room has continuous slate floor through to the downstairs lavatory/utility room. The seat height is 42cm. The large deep sink is 93cm high, and 55cms deep; the tap is 55cm back from the front of sink. Both the washer and tumble dryer have doors opening 180 degrees for easy access. From this room there is a 9 step staircase which is 72cm with a turn in steps 6,7, and 8 up to a minstrel gallery. This has a continuous oak floor into the bedroom through an 82cm split double door to a super-king size bedroom. This has a loft style restricted head height, as has the en suite attached to this room which has a lip free door onto ceramic contrasting non slip tiles. There is a corner fitted lavatory with seat height of 43cm and an easy flush button in the centre of the corner cistern. The bath is lowered for ease of access to 49cms and a full retractable glass shower enclosure. There is a large grip combined bath tap, and a separate thermostatically controlled power shower. The bath is hotel finish anti slip, and has 70cm access space between it and the radiator. The basin is 90cms high and is a wide trough with an easy turn monobloc spigot tap at the left.  
At the front of the house a  wide (85cm) gate way lead onto a smooth granite path directly to the wide front door (90cm), which has a small (10cm) threshold. This leads into a very spacious (6.4m x 3.4 m) kitchen/dining room with a dark slated floor. The work surfaces are 91cm in height with plenty of worktop sockets and a sink and drainer fitted into the worktop. There is a dishwasher and Aga style range with two ovens at (50-80cm) and (18-42cm). The fridge freezer is an “American” style with wide opening doors. The large farm house table (3.2 m long)is easily accessible on three of the four sides and has a surface at 79cm and  63 cm of  clearance )
Off the large kitchen, there is a downstairs bunk bedroom on the same level with the slate in the kitchen. There is also a ground floor shower room (with a 11Kw electric shower with safety thermostat and two bright down-lighters) on same level as hall floor, with 72cm access and a retaining step of (18cm) into the shower. A shower stool can be supplied on request.
The kitchen  leads up three deep slate steps approx 20cm high into the living room, where there is a slate walkway to the back room through a split door (min width 77cm) up 3 slate steps (23/20/20 cms).
The front room has the views over the sea and has a small step (7cm) from the slate walkway to the contrasting light berber carpet to a very large living area with triple and double sofas and two single chairs with foot stools. There is ample wall, bright ceiling and more subdued table lighting with electric sockets at skirting height and at 0.5m. This room makes the most of the stunning views through enormous French windows which lead onto a large slate terrace at the same height as the living room floor. This leads onto the garden with a small ramp, or 5 steps.
The living room has Freesat Sky with both subtitles and descriptive commentary (when broadcast), a DVD recorder/video recorder and Hi-fi amplifier and high quality speakers along with Sennheiser cordless headphones that work for the tv/dvd/radio throughout the entire house. All are remote controlled.

The upstairs is reached by 9 steps with landing followed by another step with a permanently fitted safety gate.
A small ramp/step (4cm) leads into the bathroom (with contrasting flooring) where there is a 1.5m roll top bath (58cm), a corner (800mm) thermostatically limited power shower with double sliding doors (45cm) with large grab handles and a non slip solid shower tray, a sink (80cm) and a “comfort” hi level toilet (48cm).There are 6 bright downlighters (one incorporating an extractor fan), a bathroom mirror with lighting and a shaver socket and a velux window.

The remaining three bedrooms are off the corridor landing with (70,74+75cm) doors.
There is a twin single room (56cm between beds) with dressing table(74cm) and down to floor chest of drawers.
There is also a king size (160cm) bed (70cms) with down to floor wardrobe, and down to floor chest of drawers.
The double bedroom (140cm) has a combined down to floor wardrobe/drawer unit.
All the bedrooms have bright over head lights and bedside lights on each side of the bed. The sockets are all at a height of 0.5m.
The twin and king rooms both have large windows at 40cms height giving the wonderful views.
Electric blankets are available by request.

There are smoke detectors in the living room and at the head of the stairs, and the combined smoke/carbon monoxide detector at the foot of the stairs issues both an alarm and a spoken command of the threat and to evacuate.

There is a telephone landline that receives incoming calls and by arrangement can be used for outgoing calls. All mobile networks work at the cottage, but Vodaphone and Orange in our experience have complete reliability.

Medical contact details are in guide to house; a GP and first response system operates in the area and is based in Botwnnog (3 miles from house). Cottage hospital and minors unit (NO A&E) at Pwllheli; full district hospital and A&E at Bangor, an hours drive.
Assistance dogs are welcome.

OS Grid ref: SH229277 Postcode LL53 8AF

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Last amended Jane 2012.
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