This access statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with access needs but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our guests.
The Roost Merthyr Tydfil Ltd is situated in the village of Troedyrhiw in Merthyr Tydfil. The area is residential and quite hilly.
The village is a 5-minute downhill walk from the Roost or a very short drive. Troedyrhiw has a train station which connects with Merthyr Tydfil and Cardiff. It is a very small station without any facilities. If a taxi from the train station is required it would need to be booked in advance.
There are convenience stores, takeaways and pubs in the village.
The Roost is self check-in. Guests are sent an arrival information email a few days before their stay with access codes for the site, cabin/s etc. On arrival at the Roost, guests will need to use the codes provided to get into the site and facilities. We do not usually meet guests when they arrive.
The Roost has automatic gates that open into a large car park providing secure, onsite parking for guests. The car park is gravel as are the paths to the cabins. There are some steps around the site but these can be avoided. The site is planted with grass, trees and plants around the buildings and paths.
Please keep to the paths and be aware that they may be uneven in places and may be slippery when wet. The decking around the kitchens and shower rooms can also be slippery when wet. It has non-slip strips so please use these to avoid slips. All steps also have non-slip strips.
The cabins are a short distance from the car park (50 metres max). There is step-free access to 3 of the 5 cabins – Arosfa, Gwynfa and Noddfa.
The cabins are entered via a front door and the key is stored in a keybox on the outside of the cabin. There are also small double doors that open from the inside. There is a step up into the front door and the double doors of approximately 150mm.
Arosfa - the ensuite cabin
This cabin is a self-contained unit with a kitchenette and a small shower room. It is quite compact inside with less space than the original cabins.
The original cabins – Bodlawen, Del Fryn, Gwynfa and Noddfa
The 4 original cabins have a storage porch (for bikes, equipment etc) which leads into the living area. This is quite an open area with a small table and stools.
The kitchens and shower rooms are separate from the original cabins and are located in the main block a short distance away.
There is a bunk bed in all the cabins. The beds are 4ft wide (small double) and they are spacious for one person, and cosy for two. There is a ladder up to the top bunk. There is restricted headroom in the bottom bunk.
The cabins have smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, basic first aid kits and emergency torch/night lights. There is electricity in the cabins and wall-mounted heaters. Instructions on how to use these are provided.
Information about what to do in a fire and an emergency is displayed in the cabins and in the information pack, which can be found in the cabins and online.
Motion sensor lights on the outside of the cabins and around the site light up the site at night.
Access to kitchens 1 and 2 is step-free. They are inside/outside kitchens (the walls are PVC and can be rolled up/down) and are quite spacious inside. Equipment is stored on and above the countertop and on shelves. For groups, the wall between kitchens 1 and 2 can be rolled up to make one big kitchen.
Kitchen 3 is accessed via steps or a sloped path. It is smaller inside than kitchens 1 and 2.
There are picnic benches outside each kitchen.
The shower rooms
The shower rooms are located in the main block.
Shower rooms 1, 2 and 4 have cubicle showers with push-button controllers. The shower in shower room 4 has a higher profile tray than in 1 and 2. The sinks have push-button taps. There is a raised threshold to the doors of max 50mm.
Shower room 3 has a wider door with a raised threshold of max 50mm. This shower room is more spacious inside. The toilet is higher and has a paddle flush and grab rails. The sink is lower with a lever tap. The shower is a wet room style so no threshold and it has a push-button shower with a shower head on a riser that can be handheld and shower curtains.
Lights in the kitchens and shower rooms are all on motion sensors so hands-free.
There is Wi-Fi on site but this can be weather dependent and may not reach all areas of the Roost.
Dogs are welcome at the Roost.
If you need any clarification on any of the above, please contact us on 07484 697392 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We can make sure that you book the facilities and cabin best suited to you.