The cabin is of brick construction and comprises of a main hall, kitchen and bunked accommodation that sleeps 40.

There are 4 rooms sleeping 8, 1 room sleeping 4 and 2 rooms sleeping 2. There are also 2 toilets and a disabled toilet in the building.
It has hot water via a free immersion heater. The building is heated by gas central heating (additional charge).

The kitchen has one commercial cooker, fridge, freezer, sink and work surfaces. Cooking and catering equipment listed below is available to hire (see price list). The main hall is approx 7 metres by 11 metres. Tables and chairs are provided.

To book, please contact our booking secretary.

The Cabin Hall
The Cabin Kitchen
The Cabin Kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cabin Hall
One of the Four 4 bed dorms

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catering Equipment list

Knife 40 Colander 1
Fork 40 Chopping Board Set of 6
Spoon 40 Spatula 4
T-Spoon 20 Serving Spoon 4
Plate 40 Ladle 2
Bowl 40 Masher 1
T-Plate 40 Whisk 2
Mug 40 Tongs 2
Plastic Cups 40 Mixing Spoon 2
Sharp Knife 2 Sets  Large Can Opener 2
Frying Pan 4 Bottle Opener 1
Saucepan 3 Grater 1
Stock Pot 5 Trays 2
Oven Trays L 4 Toaster 1
Oven Trays S 2 Kettle 1
Jugs 4 T-Pot 1
Mixing Bowl L 2 Scissors 1
Mixing Bowl S 2 Washing Up Bowl 2
General information index:
Opening up checklist
Keys
Hot Water
Central Heating
Electrical Distribution
Safety 
      Fire Safety
Fire Exits
          Fire Extinguishers
         Smoke Alarms
      Gas
Emergency Lighting
Cooker Operation
Boiler room
History of the Cabin

Opening up checklist

     Unlock door, check general state of building, check fire exits clear, extinguishers in place

If kitchen to be used, switch on hot water heater, switch fridge and freezer on (if required),  check operation of extract fan and gas valve reset

If central heating required, read gas meter, check boiler water pressure, switch on and check operation.

If dormitory to be used, check general state on handover, smoke alarms working, lights working and toilets operational, sufficient toilet paper and doors lock.

Closedown checklist

Keys

2 sets kept in the church

Wardens set comprising door key, electrical cabinet key and some others

The loan key set comprises of the key for the kitchen door only

Hot Water

     Tank in the loft heated by an immersion heater. Switch is on the right hand wall of the kitchen with a timer. There is a red light on the timer illuminated when the heater is on.

Central Heating

    Gas Boiler and controls are in the boiler room. Isolator must be on. Two switches control hot water feed to Cabin radiators and Dormitory. There are two room thermostats, one outside the boiler room for the cabin main hall, and one adjacent the disabled loo door at high level in the dorm. The thermostat of either circuit must be switched on for the boiler to run.

Water pressure: The pressure should be in the green. can be topped up by attaching the top-up pipe and opening the valve.

Electrical Distribution

     Electricity is supplied to the cabin from a circuit breaker in the cabinet on the workshop end of the gatehouse. The key is in the genshed, accessible only by wardens. The cable comes up in the cupboard by the fire exit.

Safety

        Fire Safety

Fire Exits

               Fire Exits should be unimpeded at all times when occupied

               Dormitory fire exit has an alarm on it which silences when shut.

          Fire Extinguishers

There should be one by the kitchen door, one by the boiler room door and one by the electrical cabinet. These should not be moved unless safe to attempt extinguishing a fire.

          Smoke Alarms

Every room has a smoke alarm.

          Gas

Gas is supplied to the building from the tank by the garage. Gas isolator is outside the kitchen window. The cooker gas valve does not open unless the extract fan is generating a vacuum.

Emergency Lighting

In the event of a power failure, emergency lights above the fire exits should come on and stay on for ?? time. They can be tested by switching off the circuit breaker marked “lights” in the electrical cabinet.

Cooker Operation

     Extract fan must be running and sufficient pressure difference be generated for a sensor to allow the gas valve to open when “reset” pressed.

     Cooker burners must be lit with a match or lighter.

     Oven has a piezo sparker button. The gas control knob must be held in while lighting until the flame failure has warmed up.

Boiler room 

The boiler room contains The Endurance Explorer Unit cupboard ‘Jeremy Jazz Hands’. The Unit Leader and the Unit Quartermaster for the year have keys.

There should also be lots of chairs and tables.

 

 

History

     Initially built in ??, extended in xx