Access Statement

Access statement

Introduction We aim to cater for the needs of all visitors in our 7 bedroom Guest House. The following statement is a summary of our provision. If you have any specific questions please feel free to call us and we will endeavor to help.

Pre-Arrival There is a bus terminus in Keswick and there are frequent bus services. The main train station is 25 minutes away by car/bus (Penrith). There is a local taxi service that has accessible taxis. If required, we can make a booking for you. Menus can be provided in large print by prior arrangement. Free WiFi access is available for guests. You can contact us via phone or email (details below).

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities We have private parking. We can assist guests with luggage. The town is 5 minutes walk from the Guest House

Main Entrance & Reception The front door has one step 15cm high. We have a temporary ramp available if requested (let us know if you need this and we will provide on arrival). The front door is always locked but we do have a bell in the door canopy which can be reached from any height. The door is 97cm wide. On entry there is a hallway 6 by 1.3 metres. There is short-pile carpet flooring throughout the ground floor.

Public Areas – General (Internal) Our corridors to the ground floor bedroom and breakfast room are 1.3m wide. Corridors are well lit. The flooring on all corridors on the ground floor are short pile carpets. The covering on stairs and upstairs corridors is short pile carpet. The dining room is on the ground floor. The stairs are 18cm high, 27cm deep, 90cm wide.

Public Areas – WC Bedrooms are en suite except 1 single with a private bathroom. No public WC available.

Dining Room Breakfast is served in the breakfast room on the ground floor. There are no steps form the corridor to the dining room. Furniture is flexible and can be moved on request. Tables have under space of 64cm high by 60cm wide and height of 76cm. The chairs are without arms. Menus can be provided in large print.

Bedrooms There are 7 bedrooms, 3 on the first floor and 4 on the second floor.

First and Second Floor Bedrooms 4 double bed rooms, 1King size room, 2 single rooms. All rooms have an en-suite shower room. All rooms have a TV with remote control. Fitted short pile carpet on the floor.

Additional Information Mobile phone reception is generally good. We are able to use the front and back doors 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 ensure you are evacuated safely e.g. hearing impairment. We are a completely no smoking building. We have a fridge available for guest use in the dining room, if you’d rather we kept your secure in our fridge then please let us know.

Laundry There is an excellent launderette in Eskin Street.

Contact Information Address: 14 Ambleside Road, Keswick, CA12 4DL Telephone: 07848 449722 Email:underhillguesthouse@gmail.com Website: www.underhillguesthouse.com Hours of operation: flexible to business, the Guest House is our home so occupied 24 hours. Local equipment hire companies: Keswick Motors 017687 72064 (wheel chairs and scooters) Local public transport numbers: Bus 0871 200 2233 Train 08457 222333 Local accessible taxi numbers: Davies taxis – 017687 72676.