WEYMOUTH BEACH B and B

Access Statement

Introduction

We are a Grade II listed 238 year old Bed and Breakfast on the sea front at Weymouth. We are trying to make our Georgian home accessible to as many people as is possible, however due to the listed building status and the regulations associated with that, Weymouth Beach B&B is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Below are details of the provisions we are able to make. Please call us if you have any specific questions and we will be happy to help.

Before and after your booking

Please feel free to contact us by telephone fax or email (details above). We also have a website with details of the guest house, our tariffs, our menu for breakfast and an on line booking system.

Transport around the guest house

The railway station is round the corner from us. It is a level walk of about 300mtres.

The coaches into Weymouth stop over the road from us about 200mtres away.

There are local taxi firms which we can book for you or let you have their card.

Arrival and parking

We are very happy to help people who have extra needs with their luggage either at the door or if you telephone us in advance we can meet you at the coach or train. We will also return your luggage to the coach or train at the end of your stay with us.

Guest access to the building is via the main front entrance only, there is a rear entrance however this is purely an emergency fire exit and is not available for use as a regular entrance as it passes through our own accommodation

There are 6 wide steps from the pavement to the front door with handrails either side. Guests have a key which opens both front doors at all times thereby giving free access.

Parking at ‘Weymouth Beach B and B ‘is either on street or in a local public car park which is about 5 minutes walk away. Guests can off load their luggage before parking their car. We have a number of parking permits for both. These are available on a first come first served basis.

The town centre is a few minutes level walk from us as is the harbour.

Our check in is between 12.00hrs and 18.00hrs. If you are arriving outside of these times please call ahead or email and we will be happy to discuss your arrival time and arrange a mutually convenient time, our final check in (with prior agreement) is at 8pm (Daily)

Public Areas

As soon as you enter the house the reception, guest lounge and breakfast room are on you left hand side. The furniture is flexible and can be moved on request. There is room in the guest lounge for the storage of small wheelchairs. The corridors and stairs are well lit and wide. The flooring is short pile carpet except in the en suites where linoleum or tiling is laid.

There are no public WC facilities, however there are full ensuite and WC facilities in every room.

Breakfast is served in the breakfast room. Menus can be produced in large print upon request. We do not play background music in any part of the house. However we do have the television playing the news during breakfast.

Accessible Bedrooms

On the ground floor we have 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom and 1 single bedroom. The single bedroom is down 3 steps from the front door and has a shower cubicle. The other ground floor bedrooms are as follows, the ground floor twin room and the double room are both accessed further along this corridor via 2 sets of 3 steps. The double room has ensuite with shower, and the twin room has ensuite with bath and shower over.

In order to help our guests we have a rubber bath mat, a frame for round the toilet and a raised toilet seat available on request.

All of our bedrooms have flat screen televisions with teletext.

Upstairs Bedrooms

All of the upstairs rooms are accessed via the main staircase, there are 2 flights of stairs to each floor, each flight comprising 10 shallow/wide steps, giving a total of 20 steps to each floor. Therefore accessing rooms on the 3rd floor involves climbing 60 steps. We will assist with moving luggage to rooms upon your arrival and should you require help, we will help with luggage on departure too.

There is no lift access at Weymouth Beach B and B, therefore if you have any difficulty with walking upstairs we strongly recommend that you call us before booking in order that we can properly assess and advise regarding your requirements prior to booking, our ultimate aim is your comfort while staying with us.

Additional Information

We have a modern fire alarm system with a new emergency lighting system throughout the house. We also have an evacuation plan in case of fire or other incident. We are able to evacuate through the back and front doors.

We have a piece of equipment called a deafgard which is put under the pillow to awaken someone who is hard of hearing in the event of a fire. This is available on request. To minimise the risk and to comply with the law we are a completely non smoking establishment.

Mobile phone reception is generally alright in the bedrooms but is poor in the breakfast room and lounge where we ask that people switch them off for every ones comfort.

Assistance dogs are always welcome.

We are happy to store medication/food in our fridges although this is a limited time service.

We are happy to help with the hire of equipment be it wheel chairs or aids or bicycles etc. We will also take delivery of the same if advised in advance.

Shops, restaurants, laundry facilities are all only a short level walk from the house.