Access Statement at the Elder Grove Bed & Breakfast
Elder Grove is a traditional Victorian house built in 1898, over three floors with the cellars being converted to provide reception, dining room and bar, thus giving a bed and brekfast establishment over four floors.
• Information available via internet, phone or a printed brochure by post (standard print size)
• Elder Grove has its own car park - entrance to house at lower level and is within level walking distance to Ambleside town centre and the Lake
• Public transport is available from the next street (less than 5 minutes walk)
• Taxis can be pre ordered for guests
• The nearest Shop-mobility scheme is in Kendal (15 miles away)
Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
• Elder Grove has a tarmac car park with 9 spaces for the 10 rooms. When every room has a car the last car in is double parked
• The access from the road is over a dropped kerb, the drive way slopes down to the car park
• The parking space nearest the entrance can be reserved by request when booking. We also have a space at the rear of the house which can be reserved for motorbikes (Secure bar for locking bikes)
• The house is signed as Elder Grove and the phone number is on the sign.
• There are no steps or barriers from the car park to the lower level entrance.
• The car park has low level lighting in the evenings
Public Areas - General (Internal)
• As previously described the house is over four floors, with access to all floors from a staircase with banister on one side. The staircase has 2 landings and 2 half landings. There are no lifts or stair lifts in the building. The ground floor (street level) gives access to the lounge and the lower ground floor access to the bar and dining room.
• All areas are well lit with low energy light bulbs. Some natural light falls onto the top floor and through the front door.
• All areas are carpeted.
• Comfortable seating is in the bar area and lounge with chairs in the dining room.
• Doorways into rooms are a mixture of wood and glass panelled. Most are open throughout the day. Significant doors are fitted with automatic door closures in the event of fire.
• Furniture is arranged in the public rooms to allow free access around the room.
Public Areas - WC
• None. All bedrooms are en-suite.
Dining Room, Bar & Lounges
• Dining room - Chairs and tables are moved to suit the room and combinations of guests staying. Dining room chairs DO NOT have arms. Guests can help themselves to the breakfast buffet table, but assistance is available on request.
• A large print menu is available.
• Special diets and allergies are catered for with prior arrangement. Vegetarian breakfast is always available.
• All bedrooms are on the 1st and 2nd floors (from street level). Access to the rooms is from the staircase. There are no steps into any bedroom.
• The fire alarm system is a bell. Guests are requested to put the emergency sign provided on to the bedroom door handle if they require assistance in the event of an evacuation.
• All rooms have standard double or single divan beds, with clear access from the bed to the bedroom door.
• Bedroom TVs have Teletext and remote control.
• Hot drink trays in each room have a kettle with a maximum mark for filling. Some kettles are cordless.
• All the bedding is man made fiber.
• One double room and one single room can be used by guests with dogs. All other rooms are kept pet free. Dogs are not permitted in the bedrooms unattended.
Bathroom, Shower-room & WC
• All bedrooms have an en-suite bathroom. They all offer comfortable freedom of movement but bathroom sizes vary slightly between rooms.
• All en-suite rooms have a bath (with grab rail), a shower fitting over the bath, a toilet, hand basin, shelving and a towel rail. The hand basin hot taps are fitted with a blender with the water set at 40oC. The showers have thermostatic mixer taps, and the bath hot water tap is set at 60oC.
• All bathrooms have a door with a handle and lock.
• Bathrooms are carpeted and tiled around the toilet. Each bathroom is decorated individually and co-ordinate with the bedroom.
• The nearest Laundry is in Ambleside
• Passes to the Salutation Hotel are available - please see the club's web site for details of access and facilities.
• Due to the age and layout of the house there are no plans to change access to the property or to the rooms.
Self Catering apartment, situated on Old Lake Road, Ambleside. LA22 0AE Contact details through Elder Grove, as above.
The Apartment is situated on the ground floor of a converted former 16th Century Gentleman's residence, there is one parking slot at the side of the building, access to the apartment is through the original house entrance with a wide door to an inner porch/ cloakroom (approx 6'10" x 4'10").
There is one step (25cm/Approx 10 inch) from the hall to the bedroom, the bedroom is approx 11'4 x 10'1, with a queen size double bed, with suitable access to either side of the bed. The bathroom is entered from the bedroom with a door width of approx 50cm, the suite comprises of a toilet, sink with lever taps, and bath (Simply air with Chromatherapy lights), with shower over the bath.
The lounge/living room (17'5 x 13'11) are spacious with a three piece suite, table & 4 chairs a bay window opens on to a small balcony, There is a log burning stove in the hearth, the apartment has retained many features and the skirting boards and doors are all dark Oak.
The kitchen is open plan from the lounge(13'5 x 8'2) with modern units of a standard height, with electric oven/grill, gas hob, microwave, fridge freezer, & washing machine.
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