Visiting

Disability access

Scargill House is committed to welcoming everyone, and we’re working hard to make our building as accessible as possible.

Please let us know at the time of booking if you need easy-access rooms, or a bedroom close to the main meeting rooms, and whether you have any further special requirements (for example, dietary).

At the moment we can offer:

  • disabled access to most parts of the building
  • a wheelchair ramp at the front entrance of the house
  • a front door which opens automatically at the press of a button
  • dedicated disabled parking spaces close to the front of the building
  • two specially adapted en-suite twin rooms for people with disabilities
  • lift access to the Chapel (the lift is reached by either 10 steps from the ground floor, or alternatively we can assist you with a wheelchair around the outside of the building)
  • loop systems in the Chapel and the Marsh Lounge, where most teaching takes place
  • a warm welcome for assistance dogs
  • automatic door to the walled garden and paths suitable for wheelchair users, so that the garden is accessible to all

The challenge of a rambling building

Scargill House has been extended many times over the decades, and our buildings ramble gently along quite a few corridors and up and down steps. In a couple of places, access for people with limited mobility is not as good as we’d like — but even those tricky spots can be reached by everyone, with a little assistance. We’re working on it. Thankfully, one of our main meeting rooms and dining room are all on the same level as the entrance.

Please do let us know if there is anything we can do to enhance your stay at Scargill.