Access Statement for Yew Tree House Bed and Breakfast


We aim to cater for the needs of all our visitors to the best of our ability in our home based five/six bedroom Bed and Breakfast. The following is a summary of our provision. If you have any specific questions please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will endeavour to help you.

There is a bus stop on the main road approximately four minutes walk from the house. The main train station is at Penrith, 20 minutes away by car. There is a local taxi service nearby that has accessible taxis, if required we are able to make a booking for you.

Arrival and car parking facilities
There is only on street parking available. The front gateway is 32inches/82cms wide with a small step (3inches/7cm) to a level concrete path 12ft/3m55cm to a further 3inc/8cm step at the entrance to the porch and house.

Main Entrance
The front door has one step 3inches/8cms high into the small porch 50ins/127cm square. The front door is always locked. The entrance doors are 32inches/81cmms wide. On entry into our home there is a hallway which measures four feet/122cm by 12 feet/3m60cm. There is a chair and a sideboard in the hallway. The hallway is carpeted.

Public Areas – general (internal)
The covering on the stairs and landings is short pile carpet. The dining room is on the ground floor. There are 12 stairs to a landing followed by a further 9inch/23cm stair to the public toilet and bathroom/toilet. There are four further stairs to the first floor bedrooms. All these stairs are 34inches/85cm wide, 10inches/25cm/deep and 7ins/18cm high (unless otherwise stated). The staircase to the top floor has 11 stairs to a landing where there is space for a temporary chair. There are a further 6 stairs to the top floor.

Public areas – wc
The height of the sanitary ware in the bathroom/toilet are as follows;
Basin 31ins/79cms
Toilet 16ins/41cms
Bath 22ins/56cms
There is a shower over the bath.
The height of the toilet in the second wc is 151/2ins/39cms
The public toilet on the top floor is 15 1/4ins/38cm high
The basin is 35ins/89cms high
The door width is only 26ins/66cms wide (widest)
The room is only 29ins/74cms x 57ins/145cms.

Dining Room
Breakfast is served in the dining room on the ground floor. There are no steps into the room. Furniture is flexible and can be moved on request. Tables have an underspace of 28 1/2ins/72cms high by 27ins/69cmswide. Chairs have no arms. Seat is height 17ins/43cms.

Not available, but there is a self-service launderette 50yds across the road at the junction with Helvellyn Street. There are two steps up into their premises.

Shop - Not available.

Leisure Facilities - Not available

Outdoor Facilities - Not available

Conference & Meeting Rooms, banqueting, Clubs, Entertainment- Not available.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms
There are 6 bedrooms, two double en-suite rooms and a single standard on the 1st floor. On the second floor there are three standard rooms (not en-suite). One double, one twin and one single. All the rooms and en-suites are fitted with short pile carpet. All the beds are iron frames with sprung slats and sprung mattresses and are 26ins/66cms high. All the rooms have colour tv with remote control. Furniture is moveable on request.
Bedroom 1
The door width is 28ins/71cms
Double bed, standard 4ft 6ins wide
Door into en-suite shower room is 23ins/58cms wide
The shower is an 800mm quadrant shower with 15ins/39cms opening
The basin height is 31ins/79cms
The toilet height is 15ins/39cms
Bedroom 2
The door width is 30ins/76cms.
Double bed, standard 4ft6ins wide.
Door into the en-suite shower room is 23ins/58cms wide
The shower is 700 x 800mm with a door opening of 23ins/58cms.
The basin height is 30ins/76cms
The toilet height is 15ins/39cms.

Bedroom 3
The door width is 30ins/76cms
Single bed, standard 3ft wide
The basin is 30ins/76cm high.
Room 4
The doorway is 28ins/71cms wide
Double bed, standard 4ft. 6ins wide.
The basin is 35ins/89cms wide.

Room 5
The doorway is 28ins/71cms wide
Twin beds (two standard 3ft wide beds)
The basin is 31ins/79cms high.

Room 6
The door width is 28ins/71cms.
Single bed, standard 3ft wide
The basin is 32ins/81cmms high.

We have a very small front area, layed with crazy paving. There is a wooden bench. There is a 3in/8cm step up to this area.

Cancellation Poilicy
For reservations up to and including one week, we would ask for 3 days notice. Any booking longer than one week would require notice equal to the length of the reservation. We will not make a cancellation charge if we receive the required notice of your intention to curtail or cancel your reservation. If you did not give that notice and we could not re-let the room, then we would charge for any outstanding amount.

Additional information
Public telephone box is available 50 yds from the front door. Mobile phone signal is very variable. We are a completely non-smoking establishment. We have two small, quiet dogs, which do not shed hair. We do not however accept pets in the B & b. We are happy to help with the storage of drink/food/medication but must stress that as we cannot offer a 24hour reception we are unable to guarantee there being someone at home all day to help with requests.

We are always closed December 24th, 25th and 26th. Yew Tree house is our home as well as our business and it is not possible to ‘set in stone’ when we will be closed either for refurbishment or holidays.

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Yew Tree House, 28 Eskin Street, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4DG
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