Access Statement for The Bronte Guest House

Introduction

We aim to cater for the needs of all visitors in our home based 6 bedroom guesthouse. The following statement is a summary of our provision. If you have any specific questions please feel free to call us and we will endeavour to help.

Unfortunately we do not have a ramp or chair lift available in the property, as this is a Victorian built house, therefore a tall narrow building, with no ground floor accommodation available.

Pre-Arrival

  • Most people arrive at the Bronte Guest House by either foot or taxi; there is no bus service from the bus/train station this side of the City centre.

  • The Main train station is a 15 min drive by car due to traffic, or a 20/25 minute walk.

  • We have a free phone number for a reliable taxi firm, we are able to book any required taxis.

  • Menus can be provided in large print if required.

  • We have a detailed website on all our facilities.

  • You can contact us for further information via phone, fax, letter or e-mail. Details below.

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

  • Parking at the property is on the opposite side of the road, which is a one-way street. There are parking bays; however we will issue a permit to cover all aspects of parking.

  • We can assist guests with luggage.

  • The City centre is only a 10/15 minute walk.

Main Entrance & reception

  • On arrival to the property there is an iron entrance gate, which has a small step approximately 5cm high.

  • The surface level is flat and made of concrete, leading up to the House.

  • To enter the vestibule there is a step of approximately 9cm high, 26cm deep, followed by a second step approximately 18cm high into the vestibule?

  • The front door is always locked but we have a push button door bell, which can be reached from any height.

  • The doorway is 85cm wide.

  • On entry to our home there is a hallway 85 cm wide, including furniture, which could be moved.

  • There is a chair provided in the hallway, also the dinning room is through a door on the left hand side for further seating.

  • The building is carpeted throughout.

 

Public Areas – General (Internal)

  • The corridors and stair well are 85cm wide most doors are leading to guest areas are 85cm wide.

  • Corridors have a good colour contrast and are well light, including fire safety lighting.

  • The breakfast room is on the ground floor.

  • There are 14 stairs to the first landing turning point, (there is a fire escape exit point 73cm wide) which then either turns to the first floor with a further 7 stairs, or straight ahead room 5 , which has a further 6 stairs leading up to it.

  • The stairs are 85cm wide 15cm high and 25cm deep.

Public Areas – WC

  • There is a WC on the ground floor with an opening of 65cm wide.

Dining Room

  • Breakfast is served in the dining room on the ground floor. There are no steps and the doorway is 85cm wide.

  • Furniture is flexible and can be moved.

  • Tables have under space of 70cm high by 58cm wide and a height of 75cm (legs on each corner). There are no chairs with arms.

  • Menus are provided also in large print if asked.

Laundry

  • Not available

Shop

  • Not available

Leisure Facilities

  • Not available

Outdoor Facilities

  • Not available

Bedrooms

  • There are 6 bedrooms, 4 on the first floor and 2 on the second floor.

First Floor Bedroom Rm 1 Super king with en-suite

 

  • Off the landing, on the first floor, through an open doorway gap 89cm wide,

  • Entering the room, door width is 72cm wide.

  • Gap around the bed at the narrowest point is 58cm wide

  • En-suite entrance is 74cm wide.

  • The shower cubicle has a step of 26cm

  • Free floor space 184cm x 88cm

  • Basin is square at the front and is 77cm high.

  • Toilet is 42cm high

  • Good colour contrast of walls, floors and fittings.

 

First Floor Bedroom Rm 2 Single with En-suite

  • Off the landing, on the first floor, through an open doorway gap 89cm wide,

  • Entering the room, door width is 72cm wide.

  • Gap around the bed at the narrowest point is 66cm wide

  • En-suite entrance is 66cm wide.

  • The shower cubicle has a step of 27cm.

  • Free floor space 76cm x 76cm

  • Basin is square at the front and is 79cm high

  • Toilet is 42cm high

  • Good colour contrast of walls, floors and fittings.

First Floor Bedroom Rm 5 Double with En-suite

 

  • Off the first landing turning point, which then either turns to the first floor, or straight ahead room 5, which has a further 6 steps to the room entrance.

  • Entering the room, door width is 73cm wide.

  • Gap around the bed at the narrowest point is 38cm wide

  • En-suite entrance is 66cm wide.

  • The shower cubicle has a step of 16cm.

  • Free floor space 150 x 80cm

  • Basin is round at the front and is on a vanity 84cm high

  • Toilet is 40cm high

  • Good colour contrast of walls, floors and fittings.

 

First Floor Bedroom Rm 6 Double with En-suite

  • Off the landing, on the first floor, first room on the right.

  • Entering the room, door width is 85cm wide.

  • Gap around the bed at the narrowest point is 58cm wide

  • En-suite entrance is 73cm wide.

  • The shower cubicle has a step of 15cm.

  • Free floor space 120cm x 68cm

  • Basin is round at the front and is 80cm high

  • Toilet is 42cm high

  • Good colour contrast of walls, floors and fittings.

From the first floor there is a further 12 steps to a landing, which then turns with a further 7 steps onto the second floor.

On the left there is a fire escape exit door 73cm wide, then a steep 15 steps to another fir exit door leading to the next building 73cm wide.

 

Second Floor Bedroom Rm 3 with En-suite

  • Entering the room, door width is 75cm wide.

  • Gap around the bed at the narrowest point is 58cm wide

  • En-suite entrance is 74cm wide.

  • The shower cubicle has a step of 26cm.

  • Free floor space 176cm x 116cm

  • Basin is round and is on a vanity unit 78cm high

  • Toilet is 42cm high

  • Good colour contrast of walls, floors and fittings.

 

Second Floor Bedroom Rm 4 with En-suite

  • Entering the room, door width is 75cm wide.

  • Gap around the bed at the narrowest point is 58cm wide

  • En-suite entrance is 65cm wide.

  • The shower cubicle has a step of 28cm high.

  • Free floor space 184cm x 88cm

  • Basin is round and is on a Vanity unit 86cm high

  • Toilet is 42cm high

  • Good colour contrast of walls, floors and fittings.

 

Grounds & Garden

  • We have a small enclosed garden/yard (Oasis in the City). Residents are able to use this facility, which comprises of a decked area with a table 4 chairs and a number of flower pots, there is then a step down to an area with fake grass.

 

Additional Information

  • Unfortunately no pets or assistance are permitted to enter the house, this due to one of the owners is totally allergic and is very asthmatic.

  • Mobile reception is good

  • We have wireless facility which is good in certain parts of the house.

  • We are able to use the front and back doors in the need of evacuation; the fire alarm rings continually if evacuation is needed. If you require assistance for evacuation please notify us on arrival and we will endeavour to evacuate you safely.

  • We are totally none smoking throughout, anyone wishing to smoke may use the outside front area of the street, and there is a bin on the opposite side of the road.

  • For anyone requiring medication storage, we are happy to use the fridge/freezer in the kitchen on request.

 

Contact Information

  • The Bronte Guest House, 22 Grosvenor Terrace, York YO30 7AG

  • Tel 01904 621066

  • Fax 01904 653434

  • E-mail enquiries@bronte-guesthouse.com

  • www.bronte-guesthouse.com

  • Our main hours of operation are: closed December 18th until December 27th, other dates depend on refurbishment and decoration time and also personal holidays.

  • The home is occupied 24 hours, except for shopping trips and bank runs. The telephone is monitored 24 hours (diverted if out).

  • Local Carers: Customer Advice Centre 10/12 George Hudson St, 01904 554141

  • Shop Mobility, 2 Piccadilly car park, 01904 679222.

  • Local public transport numbers: bus 01904 551400, Train 08457 484950.

  • Local taxis are free phone 08081 442727, there is direct access to a taxi firm on the pay phone in the hallway, press the button marked taxi (free number).

 

Future Plans

  • At present the only plans in place will be the refurbishment of rooms, which take place in the first week of January.

We welcome your feedback to help us continuously improve, if you have any comments please phone 01904 621066 or e-mail enquiries@bronte-guesthouse.com