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The Cartwheel Guest House - Access Statement

INTRODUCTION

We aim to cater for the needs of all visitors to our home at The Cartwheel, which  is a family run six bedroom guest house. The house was built in 1869 from traditional Lakeland slate. It  is situated in a quiet residential street, convenient for town centre, Lake and fell walks. The following statement is a summary of our provision. If you have any specific questions please feel free to give us a call and we will endeavour to do our best to help.

PRE-ARRIVAL

  • There is a frequent bus service to Keswick with the main bus station being located outside Booths Supermarket in town, which is an approximate 10 minute walk from the house. Alternatively, there are a number of Taxi companies in the town who could arrange to collect you from the bus stand. Accessible taxis operate within the area and we can make and necessary bookings for you.

  • The nearest Train station is located in Penrith approximately 20 miles away which is connected to Keswick by the aforementioned frequent bus service or private hire vehicle. 

  • We have a website at www.thecartwheel.co.uk and can also be found on the Keswick Tourist Association www.Keswick.org websites. 

  • We can be contacted via Telephone, Mobile telephone, text and email (details to follow).  

ARRIVAL AND CAR PARKING FACILITIES

  • Although we don't have a private car park, there is ample on street parking in the adjacent streets which is un-restricted and free.

  • We usually accept guests after 4 pm. In order to ensure rooms are cleaned and ready, but should you wish to arrive earlier, please feel free to give us a call nearer the time to agree an alternative arrival time. Arrivals can be also be arranged after 8.pm by prior arrangement.

  • We are available to assist guests with any luggage as required.

 ENTRANCE AND RECEPTION

  • The front entrance consists of a latched back outer door 92 cms wide which has one step 15     cms high into a porch area at 1.3 sqm with a tiled floor. Then an inner half glazed door 80 cms wide.

  • The door bell is located on the right hand frame within easy reach.

  • The outer door is latched back during the day and closed after 10 pm but not locked.

  • The inner door is on a yale lock and is locked at all times.

  • Guests are provided with a key to the inner door and access can be made at all times. We ask for consideration if entering the house late at night, so as not to disturb other guests.

  • The hallway is 120 cms wide, has a wood floor with carpet runner leading to the dining room, stairs and our private quarters.

STAIRS

  • Both the hallway and the stairs are carpeted in entirety.

  • Stairs are 13 cms high, 89 cms wide and 26 cms in depth.

  • There are ten steps to a small  3.5 sqm landing.

  • The shared bathroom for rooms 3 and 6 is off this landing.  

  • Turn continue up a further ten steps to a small 4.5 sqm first floor landing.

  • Rooms 1, 2 and 3 are off this landing.

  • Turn and continue up a further ten steps to the second small 2.4sqm half landing

  • Turn and continue up a further ten steps to the  4.9 sqm second floor landing.

  • Rooms 4, 5 and 6 are off this landing.

  • There is a solid wood banister rail up the entire stair case on the right hand side.

DINING ROOM

  • Situated on the ground floor, off the entrance hall.

  • The door is 91 cms wide opening into Breakfast room and is wedged open during use.

  • Dining Room is carpeted.

  • Tables are 74 cms high with legs at each corner, are free standing and can be moved on request.

  • Chairs do not have arms, are 47 cms high and have padded seats.

  • It is self service for cereals, fruit and juices, but we will be happy to assist should help be required.

SHARED BATHROOM � ROOMS 3 AND 6

The bathroom is 4.4 sqm in size and is located off the first half landing, being 10 steps down from room 3 and 30 steps down from room 6. (Although Room 6 does have private use of a WC on the second floor, just adjacent to the room). It has a vinyl tiled floor and is equipped with a bath with 53 cms high sides, separate shower cubicle 75 cms wide which has a tray step 14 cms high, corner basin 81 cms high  and toilet 42 cms high.

GENERAL INFORMATION ON BEDROOMS

  • All bedrooms are carpeted

  • En-suite bathrooms have vinyl flooring

  • All bedroom doors open into the rooms.

  • All furniture in the rooms is free standing and can be moved if required.

  • All rooms have remote controlled TVs

  • All double beds are accessible from both sides

Room 1

  • Accessed by 10 steps to half landing and turn followed by a further ten steps to the first floor landing.

  • Bedroom door is 81 cms wide

  • Double 4'6 Metal bedstead 50 cms high with head and foot boards. 

  • Chair with no arms 44 cms high

  • Hospitality tray on cabinet 42 cms high

  • En-suite door is bi-fold 63 cms wide and opens into bedroom.

  • En-suite shower Cubicle is 75 cms wide with a tray step of 24 cms high

  • Rounded front pedestal basin 77 cms high

  • Toilet 43 cms high.

Room 2

  • Accessed by 10 steps to half landing and turn followed by a further ten steps to the first floor landing.

  • Bedroom door is 71 cms wide

  • This is a flexible room and can be set with either two twin single divan beds 60 cms high with headboards, or linked together to create a king sized divan again at 60 cms high.

  • Two wicker chairs with arms 40 cms high

  • Hospitality tray on table between 62 cms high

  • En-suite door is bi-fold 63 cms wide and opens into bedroom.

  • En-suite shower Cubicle is 75 cms wide with a tray step of 27 cms high

  • Rounded front pedestal basin 81 cms high

  • Toilet 42 cms high.

Room 3

  • Accessed by 10 steps to half landing and turn followed by a further ten steps to the first floor landing.

  • Bedroom door is 71 cms wide

  • This is a single room with single divan bed 60 cms high with headboard.

  • There is a vanity basin set in a cabinet which is 60 cms wide, 85 cms high with cupboard underneath.

  • One High back Leather effect 40 cms high

  • Hospitality tray on desk/dressing table 55 cms high

Room 4

  • Accessed by 10 steps to half landing, turn followed by a further 10 steps to the first floor landing, turn followed by a further 10 steps to the second floor half landing, turn, followed by a final 10 steps to second floor.

  • Bedroom door is 81 cms wide

  • This is a single room with single divan bed 53 cms high with headboard. Accessed from the left hand side.

  • One High back fabric chair 40 cms high

  • Hospitality tray on table between 62 cms high

  • En-suite door is bi-fold 64 cms wide and opens into bedroom.

  • En-suite shower Cubicle is 75 cms wide with a tray step of 15 cms high

  • Rounded front pedestal basin 81 cms high

  • Toilet 41 cms high.

Room 5

  • Accessed by 10 steps to half landing, turn followed by a further 10 steps to the first floor landing, turn followed by a further 10 steps to the second floor half landing, turn, followed by a final 10 steps to second floor.

  • Bedroom door is 81 cms wide

  • This is a double room with pine 4'6 double bed 55 cms high with headboard.

  • One High back fabric chair 40 cms high

  • Hospitality tray on small table 42 cms high

  • There is a rounded front vanity basin 82 cms high.

  • En-suite door is bi-fold 56 cms wide and opens into bedroom.

  • En-suite shower Cubicle is 75 cms wide with a tray step of 41 cms high

  • Toilet 41 cms high.

Room 6

  • Accessed by 10 steps to half landing, turn followed by a further 10 steps to the first floor  landing, turn followed by a further 10 steps to the second floor half landing, turn, followed by a final 10 steps to second floor.

  • Bedroom door is 81 cms wide

  • This is a flexible room and can be set with either two twin single metal bedsteads beds 60 cms high with headboards, or linked together to create a king sized divan again at 60 cms high.

  • One padded window seat 45 cms high

  • Hospitality tray on chest of draws 102 cms high

  • There is a rounded front vanity basin 80 cms high.

 Room 6 - Private Toilet Facilities

  • The Toilet door is 70 cms wide and opens outwards onto the landing.

  • The Toilet 1.65 sqm in size and is located on the second floor landing adjacent to room 6

  • Toilet 41 cms high.

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Mobile telephone reception is usually good in the town, however in the house and valleys and fell tops, it can be poor or even non existent.

  • Fire Safety notices are posted in all rooms and information files. We do ask our guests to familiarise themselves with them.

  • Heat detectors are fitted in the kitchen and ground floor areas with smoke detectors in all the rooms.

  • Sirens are located on the ground floor and landings.

  • Should you need assistance in the event of an evacuation, please make this known to us upon arrival.

  • We are happy to store any medication or food you require, but do ask you to note that this is not a 24 hour service, so you will need to arrange collection times in advance.

  • We are always happy to assist with your luggage if required.

  • Further useful telephone Numbers etc can be found within the Information files provided in all rooms.

Contact Information

         Address:  5 Blencathra Street      Telephone:    01768 773182
                        Keswick                      
Mobile:         07527 741640 
                        Cumbria                      Email:           info@thecartwheel.co.uk
                        CA12 4HW                   Website:       www.thecartwheel.co.uk
 
       Opening Times:  Closed 24th and 25th December
       Office Hours for receiving telephone calls:  Between 9.30 am and 8.30 pm
       Check In Time: Normal Check in is after 4pm but before 8pm. Alternative arrival times
                             can be arranged by prior agreement.

The Cartwheel Guest House, 5 Blencathra Street, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 4HW
Contact Telephone Number: 017687 73182   E-Mail: info@thecartwheel.co.uk