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Denis Duncan House, Dirleton, Scotland

Traditional Scottish comfort and conservation on the glorious Firth of Forth.

Bedrooms Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)Bathrooms 2 Bathrooms
Location, location, location!
Denis Duncan House – on the glorious Firth of Forth

Denis Duncan House is a disability cottage situated in the lovely conservation village of Dirleton. The village is situated on the Firth of Forth, between the Scottish capital of Edinburgh and the pretty coastal town of North Berwick.

The cottage sleeps six people in total, two with disabilities. It is very spacious and has plenty of room for disabled people and their families or carers to spend quality time together (see plan).

The disabled suite is extremely well equipped with two profiling beds, and an overhead hoist to the en-suite bathroom. The bathroom has a height adjustable wash basin and Clos-o-Mat toilet, a hi-lo bath, and a full size wheel-in shower. (Click here for a list of all facilities). The very sizeable kitchen, with a convenient height adjustable hob top and sink, has everything you need to feel comfortable and at home. Upstairs there are two twin bedded rooms, a bathroom, and second sitting room for the family or carers.

The substantial downstairs sitting room leads into a comfortable conservatory from which you can see the local wildlife – deer, pheasant, squirrels, many garden birds, and even the occasional hedgehog. The large garden backs on to the famous Archerfield golf course.

Denis Duncan House overlooks one of the village greens and is also in sight of the famous ruined medieval castle. Nearby you can visit the coastal town of North Berwick which has a beach and seabird centre, as well as shops, restaurants, and pubs. (Click here for ‘Things to do and places to visit’ during your stay).

FACILITIES AT DENIS DUNCAN HOUSE
General

Hair Dryer
Iron and Ironing board
Rotary washing line
Emergency lighting
Free wi-fi & telephone (latter for emergencies only)
Pillows, pillowcases, duvets, duvet covers and sheets
Garden furniture

Specialist Equipment

Waterproof pillowcases
Waterproof duvet covers
Child’s high chair (able-bodied)
Lifting poles/monkey poles
Shower wheelchair/commode (tilt-in-space)
Shower wheelchair/commode (upright)
Commode (static with pan)
Manual hoist (slings not provided)
Manual wheelchair (adult)
Urine bag holder
Stainless steel drip stand (height-adjustable)
Baby travel cot

Downstairs

Kitchen


Microwave
Electric hob top & separate electric eye-level oven
Dishwasher
Fridge-freezer
Heat-proof mugs, angled cutlery & plate guards
Liquidizer
Conventional utensils
Glass & china ware
Radio/CD player

Conservatory

Wicker furniture with cushions

Living Room/Dining Room

Television & DVD player
Music centre with CD player
Board games for the sight-impaired
Electric rise-recline armchair
Two two-seater sofas
Dining table and chairs (6-seater)
Disability Bedroom

Twin electrically adjustable nursing beds with integral cot sides (2 per bed)
Pressure care mattresses with inco-protectors (high to very high risk)
Neck and spinal support pillow
Over-bed table with castors (height-adjustable)
Bedroom-to-bathroom overhead track hoist (slings not provided)
Alarm call connected to upstairs rooms
Baby intercom
Manual rise-recline armchair
Television

Disability Bathroom (en-suite) and Utility Room

Electrically height-adjustable wash basin with sideways track movement
Clos-o-Mat height-adjustable toilet with integral grab rails on both sides
Hi-lo bath with thermostatically controlled taps, hair-washing unit and built-in hoist seat
Wheelchair-accessible shower
Stainless steel medical dressing trolley
Bin for disposal of incontinence pads only
Washing machine
Tumble dryer

Upstairs Bedrooms 2 & 3 (both twin-bedded), Carer’s Sitting Room and Bathroom

Four twin beds (two in each bedroom)
Bathroom with over-bath shower
Carer's sitting room with television Radio/CD player

WHAT IS NOT PROVIDED

Towels (available at an extra charge at the time of booking)
Hoist slings
Tea towels
Barbeque


Please Note: Although all items listed are on site some are stored away when not required by a group of holidaymakers. You will therefore be asked to indicate which of these you will need at the time of booking.
Floor plan for Denis Duncan House
Local Nursing and Care Information (Denis Duncan House)
Agency Care

Mears Group (formerly Care UK)
www.mearsgroup.co.uk
Tel: 0800 121 6525 or 0333 4343113

Hilton Nursing and Homecare Agency
60 Court Street, Haddington EH41 3AF
Tel: 01620 826300 Fax: 01620 822407

Mayfair Specialist Nurses
113 – 115 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JN
Tel: 0131 2255018 Fax: 0871 873 3326
www.mayfair-nurses.com

Bluebird Care (East & Midlothian)
Director: Katie Lambert
www.bluebirdcare.co.uk
Tel: 0131 660 6610 Fax: 0131 450 7107
Email: katielambert@bluebirdcare.co.uk

If you have Internet access you will find a comprehensive list of care agencies at: www.nursing-agencies-list.com

General Information

UPDATE

Scotland's National Disability Information Service provides a comprehensive package of disability information, resources and other supporting services. Tel: 0300 323 9961 Website: www.disabilityscot.org.uk

Doctor’s Surgery (NHS)

North Berwick Health Centre
54 St Baldreds Road North Berwick East Lothian EH39 4PU
Tel: 01620 - 893 263

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR OWN GP IF IN ANY DOUBT ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL SITUATION.

Emergencies or unforeseen medical needs will be dealt with by the North Berwick surgery (see above).

Note: All of the details have been checked and are correct as of 16/10/2018. Arrangements with agencies are the responsibility of the holidaymaker. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
Things to do in the area
 
Location Website Distance
Scotland www.visitscotland.com  
Edinburgh www.visitscotland.com/destinations-maps/edinburgh/ 22 miles
  Princes Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, Art Galleries, Holyrood Palace and lots of shops, restaurants, cafés etc.
North Berwick – Seaside and Harbour Town, Scottish Seabird Centre www.seabird.org 3 miles
  Boat trips round Bass Rock, Galleries, shops and restaurants.
Tantallon Castle
Tel: 01620 892727 5 miles
Dirleton Castle – 12th Century fortified castle www.visitscotland.com 0.25 miles
Dirleton Church – 16th Century   200 yards
Museum of Flight www.nms.ac.uk 7 miles
Lennoxlove House www.lennoxlove.com 8 miles
Dirleton Beach & *Fidra Island   1.5 miles
  *Inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island”  
Open Arms Hotel, Dirleton www.openarmshotel.com 0.5 miles
Castle Inn, Dirleton www.castleinndirleton.com 0.25 miles
Archerfield Golf Club www.archerfieldgolfclub.com 0.5 miles
Try a Beach Wheelchair? www.beachwheelchairs.org/  

Our holiday weeks run from Thursday to Thursday only. The prices quoted are for the whole property for the week and include everything except towels which you can either bring with you or hire at the time of booking.

Week NumberDate FromDate ToPriceAvailability
4424/10/201931/10/2019N/ABOOKED
4531/10/201907/11/2019N/ABOOKED
4607/11/201914/11/2019N/ABOOKED
4714/11/201921/11/2019N/ABOOKED
4821/11/201928/11/2019£485.00
4928/11/201905/12/2019£485.00
5005/12/201912/12/2019£485.00
5112/12/201919/12/2019£485.00
5219/12/201926/12/2019£1,070.00
0126/12/201902/01/2020N/ABOOKED
0202/01/202009/01/2020£485.00
0309/01/202016/01/2020£485.00
0416/01/202023/01/2020N/ABOOKED
0523/01/202030/01/2020N/ABOOKED
0630/01/202006/02/2020£485.00
0706/02/202013/02/2020£485.00
0813/02/202020/02/2020£485.00
0920/02/202027/02/2020£485.00
1027/02/202005/03/2020£670.00
1105/03/202012/03/2020£670.00
1212/03/202019/03/2020£670.00
1319/03/202026/03/2020£670.00
1426/03/202002/04/2020£1,070.00
1502/04/202009/04/2020£820.00
1609/04/202016/04/2020N/ABOOKED
1716/04/202023/04/2020£820.00
1823/04/202030/04/2020£820.00
1930/04/202007/05/2020£820.00
2007/05/202014/05/2020N/ABOOKED
2114/05/202021/05/2020N/ABOOKED
2221/05/202028/05/2020N/ABOOKED
2328/05/202004/06/2020N/ABOOKED
2404/06/202011/06/2020£950.00
2511/06/202018/06/2020£950.00
2618/06/202025/06/2020N/ABOOKED
2725/06/202002/07/2020£1,070.00
2802/07/202009/07/2020N/ABOOKED
2909/07/202016/07/2020£1,070.00
3016/07/202023/07/2020£1,070.00
3123/07/202030/07/2020N/ABOOKED
3230/07/202006/08/2020N/ABOOKED
3306/08/202013/08/2020N/ABOOKED
3413/08/202020/08/2020N/ABOOKED
3520/08/202027/08/2020N/ABOOKED
3627/08/202003/09/2020N/ABOOKED
3703/09/202010/09/2020£950.00
3810/09/202017/09/2020£950.00
3917/09/202024/09/2020£950.00
4024/09/202001/10/2020£820.00
4101/10/202008/10/2020£820.00
4208/10/202015/10/2020£820.00
4315/10/202022/10/2020£820.00
4422/10/202029/10/2020£485.00
4529/10/202005/11/2020£485.00
4605/11/202012/11/2020£485.00
4712/11/202019/11/2020£485.00
4819/11/202026/11/2020£485.00
4926/11/202003/12/2020£485.00
5003/12/202010/12/2020£485.00
5110/12/202017/12/2020£485.00
5217/12/202024/12/2020£1,070.00

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