Access Statement for Hillsdale in Ambleside Bed and Breakfast

Introduction

We aim to cater for the needs of our visitors in our home based 8-bedroom bed and breakfast. The following statement is a summary of our provision. If you have any specific questions, please feel free to call us and we will endeavour to help.

Pre-Arrival

  • There is a bus stop approximately 200 metres away and there is a frequent bus service between the months of March-October inclusive. The 599 “open top bus” runs up to every 20 minutes through the season (approx. April-October inclusivr) and the 555 to Keswick (north) and Lancaster (south) runs hourly throughout the year.
  • There is a local taxi service that has an accessible taxi. It is called John’s Taxis and it’s telephone number is 015394 32857.
  • The main line railway station is at Oxenholme, which is about 14 miles away. A taxi to Ambleside would cost between £30/40. You can take a local train from Oxenhome to Windermere, which is about 4/5 miles from Ambleside. There is a taxi rank and a bus stop outside Windermere railway station. A taxi from Windermere would cost about £10.
  • We discuss your breakfast requirements with you on arrival.
  • We have a basic website.
  • You can contact us by phone or email (details below)

Arrival and Car parking facilities

  • On arrival at the property you should park on Church Street outside our front door. Please ring our doorbell and we can give you a parking disc. Parking is limited to one hour between 10am-6pm seven days a week. This means that you can park overnight on the streets of Ambleside between 6pm-10am.
  • If you have a disabled badge, you can park for unlimited time within the marked bays on Church Street and all other roads in Ambleside.
  • We have eight off road parking spaces, which we can reserve for guests. These are approximately 300 metres away.
  • The path to our front door is level and flat and the front gate is 107cm wide.
  • We can assist guests with luggage.
  • The village is one minute’s walk from the B&B. Ambleside does have a number of steep roads. The road up Church Street to the village slopes upwards. Compston Road, which is to the right of our B&B, is flat.

Main Entrance and Reception

  • The front door has two steps and a wooden weather guard. The first step is 16cm high, the second step is 18cm high and the weather guard is 5cm high.
  • The door is 90cm wide with a round grab handle to the left.
  • The inner door can be opened to a width of 150cm
  • Our hallway is 170cm wide narrowing to 91cm (where a settee is situated)
  • There is a two-seater settee in reception.
  • Half of reception is a tiled floor and the other half is varnished floorboards.

Public Areas-General (Internal)

  • Reception has a good colour contrast and is well lit.
  • The covering on the stairs and landings is short pile carpet.
  • The breakfast room has good colour contrast, is well lit and is on the ground floor.
  • There are 10 stairs the first landing, 5 stairs to the second landing, 7stairs to the third landing and 7 stairs to the fourth landing. The first stair is 18cm and then each stair is 17cm high.
  • The stairs are 28cm deep and 86cm wide.
  • The first landing is 175cm by 91cm.
  • The second landing is 300cm by 112cm.
  • The third landing is 168cm by 80cm.
  • The fourth landing is 290cm by 100cm.
  • We have water filled fire extinguishers on the ground floor and the second and fourth landings.

Public Areas-WC

  • Bedrooms are en-suite but no public WC available.

Breakfast Room

  • Breakfast is served in the breakfast room on the ground floor. There are no steps
  • Tables for two have underspace of 62cm high by 51cm wide. Tables for four have underspace of 62cm high and 106cm wide. Table height is 73cm (legs on each corner). The chairs do not have arms. They can be moved to accommodate.
  • We play background music in the breakfast room only.

Laundry

Not available, but we are are happy to dry your wet gear for you.
There is a laundry on King Street, Ambleside.

Shop

Not available

Leisure Facilities

Not available

Outdoor facilities

We have a front garden area, which is level and flat. We have two garden benches. One is 44cm high and the other is 35cm high.

First Floor Bedrooms

Room 1

  • door width is 76cm wide
  • King bedded room
  • There is approximately 62cm between the wall and the left hand side of the bed and approximately 25cm between the wall and the right hand side of the bed
  • There is 100cm of free space at the end of the bed to the dressing table
  • Bed is 44cm high
  • There is an LCD TV with remote control
  • Good contrast in décor

Room 1 en-suite

  • Door width 71cm outward opening
  • Free floor space clear of door is none
  • The shower cubicle has a step/edge of 35cm high.
  • The washbasin is 79cm high
  • The toilet is 42cm high
  • Free space in ensuite is 114cm by 47cm

Room 2

  • door width is 76cm wide
  • Double bedded room.
  • There is approximately 108cm between the wall and the left hand side of the bed and approximately 130cm between the wall and the right hand side of the bed
  • There is 40cm of free space at the end of the bed to the dressing table
  • Bed is 55cm high
  • There is a TV with remote control
  • Good contrast in décor

Room 2 en-suite

  • Door width 69cm inward opening
  • Free floor space clear of door is 185cm width by 130cm depth
  • The shower cubicle has a step/edge of 20cm high.
  • The washbasin is 78cm high
  • The toilet is 42cm high
  • Free space in en-suite by toilet/shower is 86cm by 65cm, by the washbasin it is 52cm by 52cm
  • Gap between toilet and shower is 34cm

Room 3

  • door width is 75cm wide
  • Double bedded room.
  • There is approximately 48cm between the wall and the left-hand side of the bed. There is approximately 99cm between the wall and the right hand side of the bed, but for 54cm depth from wall the clearance is only 24cm
  • There is 82cm of free space at the end of the bed to the wall
  • Bed is 50cm high
  • There is TV with remote control
  • Good contrast in décor

Room 3 en-suite

  • Door width 69cm outward opening
  • Free floor space clear of door is 72cm by 47cm
  • The shower cubicle has a step/edge of 20cm high.
  • The washbasin is 78cm high
  • The toilet is 42cm high
  • Free space in ensuite by toilet/shower is 70cm by 60cm, by the washbasin it is 60cm by 60cm
  • The space between the toilet and shower is 30cm

Room 4

  • door width is 75cm wide
  • Double bedded room.
  • There is approximately 83cm between the wall and the left hand side of the bed and approximately 47cm between the wall and the right hand side of the bed
  • There is 100cm of free space at the end of the bed to the wall
  • Bed is 54cm high
  • There is a TV with remote control
  • Good contrast in décor

Room 4 en-suite

  • Door width 62cm outward opening
  • Free floor space clear of door is 120cm by 38cm
  • The shower cubicle has a step/edge of 20cm high.
  • The washbasin is 81cm high
  • The toilet is 42cm high
  • Free space in en-suite is 145cm by 55cm

Second Floor Bedrooms

Room 5

  • Door width is 72cm wide
  • Double bedded room.
  • There is approximately 144cm between the wall and the left hand side of the bed, narrowing to 53cm and approximately 78cm between the wall and the right hand side of the bed
  • There is 95cm of free space at the end of the bed to the table
  • Gap between door and wall on entering room is 50cm and between right hand side of bed and dressing table, it is 28cm
  • Bed is 52cm high
  • There is a TV with remote control
  • Good contrast in décor
  • There is a sloping ceiling in one corner of the room, but it does not affect standing room.

Room 5 en-suite

  • Door width 55cm bi-fold door opening to the left
  • Free floor space clear of door is 55cm by 55cm
  • The shower cubicle has a step/edge of 23cm high.
  • The washbasin is 83cm high
  • The toilet is 42cm high
  • Free space in ensuite is 70cm width by 40cm depth

Room 6

  • Door width is 73cm wide
  • Double bedded room.
  • There is approximately 92cm between the wall and the left hand side of the bed and approximately 53cm between the wall and the right hand side of the bed
  • There is 64cm of free space at the end of the bed to the dressing table
  • Gap between door and wall on entering room is 41cm
  • Bed is 49cm high
  • There is aTV with remote control
  • Good contrast in décor
  • There is a sloping ceiling in one corner of the room, which affects standing at the bottom left corner of the bed. If you are tall, you might not want to stay in this room.

Room 6 en-suite

  • Door width 73cm outward opening
  • Free floor space clear of door is 75cm by 71cm
  • The shower cubicle has a step/edge of 22cm high.
  • The washbasin is 80cm high
  • The toilet is 43cm high
  • Free space in en-suite by toilet/shower is 74cm by 68cm and by the basin it is 62cm by 60cm

Room 7

  • Door width is 62cm wide
  • Double bedded room.
  • There is approximately 120cm between the wall and the left hand side of the bed and approximately 63cm between the wall and the right hand side of the bed
  • There is 102cm of free space at the end of the bed to the wall. The space from the end of the bed to the wardrobe is 38cm and from the end of the bed to the vanity unit is 48cm.
  • Bed is 52cm high
  • There is aTV/DVD player with remote control
  • Good contrast in décor

There is a sloping ceiling in one corner of the room, but it does not affect standing room, although you have to bend beneath same to access a chest of drawers.

Room 7 en-suite

  • Sliding door opening to the right width 49cm
  • Free floor space clear of door is 60cm by 60cm
  • The shower cubicle has a step/edge of 7cm high.
  • The washbasin is 86cm high
  • The toilet is 43cm high
  • Free space in en-suite is 107cm by 75cm

Room 8

  • door width is 68cm wide
  • Double and single bedded room.
  • There is approximately 120cm between the wall and the left hand side of the double bed and approximately 50cm between the double and the single bed. There is no space between the single bed and the wall
  • There is 70cm of free space at the end of the bed to the wall
  • Double bed is 58cm high and the single bed is 61cm high
  • There is an LCD TV with remote control
  • Good contrast in décor

There is a sloping ceiling in one corner of the room, but it does not affect standing room, although you have to bend beneath same to access tea/coffee facilities and a chest of drawers.

Room 8 en-suite

  • Door width 50cm bi-fold door opening to the right
  • Free floor space clear of door is 80cm by 50cm
  • The shower cubicle has a step/edge of 22cm high.
  • The washbasin is 82cm high
  • The toilet is 42cm high
  • Free space in ensuite is 90cm by 47cm

Additional Information

  • Assistance dogs are welcomed
  • Mobile phone reception is not particularly good. O2 and Vodafone have reasonable reception
  • There are two public phone boxes near the bus stop about 150 metres away
  • We use the front door in the need of evacuation; the fire alarm sounds continuously if evacuation is needed. If you require more assistance for evacuating, please notify us on arrival and we will do our utmost to ensure that you are evacuated safely e.g. hearing impairment
  • It is against the law to smoke anywhere in our premises
  • Some rooms have a small fridge which can be used for medication,drinks and we can put larger items in our main fridge (not available 24 hours)
  • We have a suction grab rail for shower cubicles, should you require the use of one during your stay.

Contact Information

• Website: www.hillsdaleambleisde.co.uk
• Hours of operation: Closed 20th December- 26th December. Mainline telephone answered 9am-10pm

We welcome your feedback to help us continuously improve. If you have any comments please phone 015394 3374 or email stay@hillsdaleambleside.co.uk

Address

Hillsdale in Ambleside
Church Street
Ambleside
Cumbria  LA22 0BT

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