Access Statement For Bridge House, Kendal

Introduction

We aim to cater for the needs of all visitors in our home based 3 bedroom Bed and Breakfast. The following statement is a summary of our provision. If you have any specific questions please feel free to telephone or email us and we will endeavour to help.

Pre-arrival

There is a bus stop opposite our front gates and there is a frequent bus service.
Kendal Bus and Train Stations are a short walk away (10 minutes) Oxenholme Train Station (main line station) is 10 minutes away by car or taxi. We can meet guests or arrange taxis by request.
We have a website: www.bridqehouse-kendal.co.uk
You can also contact us by telephone, text, email, post or in person. There is wireless internet available for guests.

Arrival

On arrival there are double entrance gates, and 6 steps to the front door. Each step is 17cm high. There are 2 metal hand rails.
Cars can stop outside the gates for loading/ unloading.
There is no off road parking.
We can assist guests with luggage.

Main entrance hall

The front door is always locked but we have a pull cord (loud) bell in the door canopy which can be reached from any height. The door is 81cm wide. There is a 2 metre by 2 metre vestibule and this leads to the entrance hall. After the vestibule all public areas have fitted wool carpets.
There is seating provided in the hallway.

Sitting room

There are 2 settes and a hard-backed chair. There are a variety of books and Tourist Information available. Often guests have tea or coffee in the sitting room on arrival.

Dining room

There is one dining room table and over a metre of space around it. Cereals, fresh fruit salad, yogurts etc are on a side table for guests to help themselves_ Furniture is flexible and can be moved on request. There are chairs with and without arms. The table has an underspace of 67cm.

Downstairs cloakroom.

There is a ground floor toilet off the hallway.

Stairs

19 stairs lead to the bedrooms on the first floor. The stairs are 18cm high, 24cm deep, and 85cm wide. There is one wooden lefthand handrail. There is a wide turn to the left halfway up the stairs.

Bedroom 1 (double en suite)

En suite shower room with toilet. Step into shower 23 cm. Toilet height 40cm Separate wash hand basin in the room.
TV fixed to the wall. Tea and coffee on a low table.
There is one chair, but another can be provided if required. Extra bedding and pillows located in the wardrobe.
Bed is 52cm high with wooden head board and foot board.

Bedroom 2 (twin en suite)

En suite shower room with toilet. Step into shower 25cm. Toilet height 40cm. Separate wash hand basin in the room.
TV on a fixed shelf above tea and coffee shelf.
There is one chair but another can be provided if required. Extra bedding and pillows located in the wardrobe.
2 divan beds, 60cm high.

Bedroom 3 (double standard)

TV on a chest of drawers. Tea and coffee on window ledge. Bed is 53 cm high with wooden head board.

Bathroom

Toilet height 40cm. Wash hand basin. Bath with shower over. Bath height 55cms.

All door handles have a lever mechanism with bulky textured handles. Most paintwork is white gloss.
All walls are matt paint and in the dining room are textured. All downstairs doors are 84cm wide
All upstairs doors are a minimum of 70cm wide.