Campsite in Sidmouth, Devon
Kings Down Tail, Salcombe Regis, Devon, EX10 0PD

Access Statement for Kings Down Tail Caravan and Camping Park

Introduction

Our aim is to ensure all our visitors enjoy their stay on our park, and that they are made to feel safe, secure and welcome.

We are always on hand to assist in any way we can.

The aim of this access statement is to inform a prospective visitor to our park of our surroundings and facilities within the park.

Our current facilities are as follows

Pre Arrival

Our park consists of 102 touring pitches which are suitable for touring caravans, moterhomes, trailer tents and tents all of our pitches are level.

We have a website that contains comprehensive up to date information on the park.

We may be contacted by telephone, email, or by fax.

Arrival to our park

The entrance to our park leads directly off the main A3052; this makes access to the park simple and straight forward as guests do not have to travel down any “Devon lanes”.

Within the park signage directs guest arrivals to our shop and reception building which has a level parking area in front of it.

The shop and reception building has ramped access for our wheelchair guests and the doors leading in and out are the suitable width for wheelchairs, (835mm). Within the building there is ample space for wheelchairs and the counter has a lowered top.

The resident owners are always on hand to offer assistance if required.

Once registered our guests are advised of their assigned pitch and shown to it. However we do not operate numbered pitches so guests are usually free to choose from the available pitches, (this may not be possible in peak periods such as Sidmouth folk festival and bank holidays as we receive bookings of multiple units who wish to be together, which we do our best to accommodate for).

Parking is within guest pitches.

All our facilities within the park are clearly singed with green sings with large white lettering.

Public Areas

The road within the park is level tarmac cleat-ways; these roads have a speed limit of 15mph which is clearly indicated by signs at the park entrance.

We have a level tent field which is in use for the month of August; this field is accessed from the main park via stone cleat- ways which lead through a gateway into the field.

Laundry Room

Our laundry room is situated between the female and male shower facilities at the bottom end of the park.

We regret that the laundry room dose not have disabled access as it is accessed via a flight of 3 steps.

Within the laundry room the floor is level with a non-slip surface.

Facilities within the laundry room include, a front loading washing machine, a gas operated tumble dryer, there is also a small spin dryer.

Other facilities include an ironing board which is height adjustable and 3 deep sinks for hand washing each of which is 87cm high.

Toilet – shower block – ladies

The ladies showers are situated a short distance from the park entrance at the lower end of a range of buildings and past both the gents’ showers and laundry room.

Access is via a flight of steps leading to a single door. (81cm wide)

The floor within the ladies shower facilities is level and has a tiled surface. Around the shower area there is non slip matting.

Facilities within the ladies showers include 4 toilets and 5 shower cubicles. There are 3 washbasins in a communal area.

The toilet cubicles are 165cm deep with a door opening of 73cm the cubical floors are tiled.

The shower cubicles have a slip resistant tiled floor and an inward opening door. Each cubical has an average length of 187cm and an average width of 84cm.there is a step up of 16.50cm into each cubical.

The Showers are free of charge.

Other facilities within the shower block include:

All measurements are given from the floor.

  • 2 hair dryers (require 20 pence pieces for meter) – 145cm
  • 5 head and shoulders only mirrors – 135cm
  • Warm air hand dryer – 107cm
  • Slatted bench in the communal area

Toilet – shower block- gents

The other side of the block to the ladies showers and separated from them by the laundry room is the gents toilet and shower facilities.

Access is via 2 steps leading to a single part glazed door 77cm wide and an inner door

The floor within the gents shower facilities is level and has a tiled surface. Around the shower area there is non slip matting.

Facilities within the gents showers include, 3 urinal bowls two of which are 65cm from the floor and one of which is 55cm from the floor. 2 toilets and 5 shower cubicles, 2 washbasins.

The toilet cubicles are 150cm deep with a door opening of 74cm and 66 cm the cubical floors are tiled.

The shower cubicles have a slip resistant tiled floor and an inward opening door. Each cubical has an average length of 182cm and an average width of 88cm.

The Showers are free of charge.

Other facilities within the shower block include:

All measurements are given from the floor.

  • 13amp (non standard) socket
  • 2 electric shaver sockets 130 and 148cm respectively
  • 3 head and shoulders only mirrors – 140cm
  • Warm air hand dryer

Disabled facility

Our purpose built disabled wet room facility is attached to the central toilet block it contains a shower and a toilet.

Access is via a ramp.

Entry to this facility is via a key which can be obtained from reception with a returnable deposit of £5.00.

Outdoor facilities

We have a partially fenced grass surfaced children’s play area with swings a slide and a climbing frame.

There is seating within the park consisting of a picnic bench.

We have a grass lane to the north of the park which is available for dog exercising. The lane is accessed via a small gap below the entrance to the ladies showers.

Touring pitches

Of the 102 pitches 80 have 10amp electric hook up points, 61 of these are hard standing.

The remainder of the pitches are grass either with a 10amp electric point, or basic (without electric)

There are 9 water points and 2 waste water points situated at intervals around the park. All the water on the park is suitable for drinking.

There is a chemical disposal point located to the right of the washing up facility extension which is attached to the central toilet block.

There are 2 refuse disposal points 1 each end of the park which contain general refuse bins and recycling for paper and glass.

There are 3 fire points within 50 meters of any of the pitches.

Pitches are principally allocated on arrival. Particular preferences can be taken in to account.

Grounds

The park is approximately 5 acres.

There is some tree and shrub planting to break up the area of the park.

The park is sheltered by mature trees.

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times, except when on the dog run.

Useful numbers to carry with you

Our contact information:
Address: Kings Down Tail Caravan and camping park
Salcombe Regis
Sidmouth
Devon
EX10 0PD
Telephone: 01297 680313
Fax: 01297 608313
Email: info@kingsdowntail.co.uk
Website: www.kingsdowntail.co.uk
Reception / shop:
Opening hours: 8.30am – 7.00pm approx
Opening hours will vary according to the time of season.

Emergency (outside the above hours)

Doorbell at the back door of house behind shop.

General Information:
Police (general enquires): 08452 777444
Sid valley health practice: 01395 512601
Sidford branch surgery: 01395 512786
Lloyds pharmacy Sidford: 01395 513478
Sidmouth dentist: 01395 513333
Bus information (travelline) 0871 200 22 33
Peak taxis: 01395 513322
Clapps taxis 01297 20038
01297 23366
Raddenstiles veterinary practice: 01395 514255

Additional information

Mobile telephone coverage is good in this area.

There is a bus stop located at the entrance to the park timetables for which are available from reception.

Details of taxis based in Sidmouth are listed and details also available at reception.

Contact information

A list of useful numbers is available at reception and can be provided on request. (a copy of which is also included in this statement).

The information in this access statement seeks to be as accurate as possible. We are always willing to give any further information not contained therein.

Information in this statement will be subject to amendment as circumstances dictate.

We welcome your feedback to help us continue to improve.