Our gîte for 6 people, Antoine de Brabant, has been carefully designed for wheelchair users and people with reduced mobility. As recommended by the "Association des Paralysés de France", the ground floor accommodation (with the exception of the kitchen area) incorporates the following wheelchair-friendly features:
Access: Antoine de Brabant has its own parking area close to the front door of the gîte and the surface of the car park is a thin layer of gravel on a firm bitumen base. From the parking area, a gentle slope leads directly up to the front door and a smooth concrete path. The front door can be fitted with a wedge-shaped ramp for passing over the low sill, if necessary.
Doorways: all the ground-floor doorways are at least 78cm wide.
Living areas: all the living areas on the ground floor have adequate space for manoeuvring and turning. The floors are carpeted and there are no steps or sills. (Please note that the kitchen area is not fully adapted for wheelchairs.)
Ground-floor bedroom: the furniture in the bedroom is carefully positioned so that there is a one-metre gap everywhere to allow for easy manoeuvring. The wall-mounted dressing table has no legs and there is a plug socket at tabletop height.
Bathroom: this spacious room has a low-level towel rail, a handbasin without a pedestal, a low-level mirror above the handbasin, an adjustable shaving mirror, a tiled seating at one end of the bath for easy access and several handhold bars mounted on the wall to the right-hand side of the bath.
WC: the door to the WC opens outwards and the room measures 1.62m x 1.65m, with a clear space of 1m x 1.6m to the left-hand side of the WC. Two handhold bars are mounted on the wall to the right-hand side of the WC. The distance from the front of the WC to the wall is just over 90cm and the seat of the WC is 50cm above the floor.
Gardens and grounds: the sunny terrace in the garden has a brick surface and is accessible without having to go up any steps or pass over any soft ground.
We are delighted to welcome wheelchair users and people who have reduced mobility to Auberge des Chevaliers, so please do not hesitate to contact us should you wish to have any further information about the facilities and equipment we provide.