Athol House Access Statement
Introduction

Our home is located on a level tree lined avenue and offers five guest rooms. The house was built in the Edwardian period [1905] and whilst we aim to meet the needs of all our guests, there are some period features which might make access difficult for people with limited mobility. All our rooms are situated on the 1st and 2nd floors. There is a step into the house. Rooms are of typical Edwardian proportions, with high ceilings and generous sized rooms. Unfortunately they are not suitable for wheelchair users.

Pre-Arrival
· We are located in the middle of West Avenue, which leads to the long stay car park. Our location is peaceful but convenient for all local amenities.
· The nearest shops are approximately 400 yards away.
· The bus station is just under ¼ mile away and there is a regular service to both Scarborough and Bridlington.
· The nearest railway station is in Filey, which is approximately ¼ mile away. Taxis are usually available at the station, but we can book one for you in advance if required.
· There are several local taxi companies, we can make bookings in advance for you.
· We are unable to accommodate any pets.
· Brochures and Menus can be provided in large print if required. We regret we do not have facilities to prepare documents in Braille.
· Our website www.athol-guesthouse.co.uk provides pictures of our accommodation and further information about services we provide.
· You can contact us by telephone, text or e-mail. Please see the “Contact Us ” section of this document for full details.

Arrival and Car Parking

· Please advice us on your anticipated arrival time, so that we can be sure we are here to welcome you.
· To ensure your accommodation is ready we ask that guests do not normally arrive before 1-30 pm. earlier arrival is possible by arrangement.
· Parking is on a level street in front of the House.
· We always offer assistance with luggage.

Main Entrance

· There is a small step [3inches] up to the front door.
· The front door is normally open but please ring the bell on your arrival.

Guest Accommodation / Public Areas
· The hallway leads into the Dining Room which is carpeted and to where the stairs to the 1st Floor are located.
· There are 14 stairs to the 1st Floor; there is a hand rail on one side of these stairs. The stairs are carpeted
· On the 1st floor is a landing leading to the 1st bedroom [ Margaret ]
· We have five guest bedrooms with three on the 1st floor and two on the 2nd floor [Please see section” Rooms” for more information]
· The house is centrally heated throughout, but temperatures can be adjusted in each room to suit individual requirements.

Dining Room

· Breakfast is served in the Dining Room.
· The Dining Room has a carpeted floor.

Bedrooms
· All bedrooms are carpeted throughout.
· There are en-suite facilities in all rooms consisting of a shower, wash basin and W C.
· Tea and coffee facilities are provided in all bedrooms.
· We also provide a hair dryer, in all bedrooms, an iron and ironing board on request.
· A selection of books and magazines are available on 1st Floor landing.
· Our beds are normally made with sheets and duvets; there is a wool blanket available in each wardrobe if required.
· All pillows and duvets are synthetic.
· There is a wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table and additional seating in each bedroom.
· There is a folder in each bedroom which contains further information about the house, details of emergency contacts, including Doctors and Hospitals, and useful local numbers [ Restaurants and Taxi’s ]

Bedroom 1 [Margaret]
· Bedroom 1 [Margaret ] is straight ahead at the top of the stairs.
· This room can either be Twin with 3ft beds or Super King with access from both sides.

Bedroom 2 [Anne]
· Bedroom 2 [Anne] is to the right at the top of the stairs.
· There are 4 steps up to this room.
· This room has a 4’6” double bed with access from both sides.

Bedroom 3 [Victoria]
· Bedroom 3 [Victoria] is to the right up 4 steps on the 1st Floor landing
· This room has a 4’6” double bed with access from both sides.

Bedroom 4 [Mary]
· Bedroom 4 [Mary] is on the 2nd Floor , at the top of a flight of 17 steps.
· The room has a 4’6” double bed with access from both sides.

Bedroom 5 [Elizabeth]
· Bedroom 5 [Elizabeth] is adjacent to Bedroom 4 [ Mary ] on the 2nd Floor
· The room has a 4’6” double bed and a double bunk-bed. The double bed can be accessed from both sides. The bunk-beds from one side only.

Additional Information

· Free WiFi is available on request.
· There is a Fire Extinguisher in the Entrance Hall and others at the top of each flight of stairs.
· In the event of a fire an automatic fire alarm will sound. Please advise us if you have any hearing impairment.
· The building can be evacuated via the front door at the bottom of the stairs. In an emergency there is also an exit via our Kitchen, which is to the left at the bottom of the stairs.
· We do not permit smoking anywhere in the house. Smoke detectors are located in every room , the hallway , landing and stairs.
· We are happy to cater for specialist diets or any particular likes or dislikes. Please advise us of these before your arrival.
· We are happy to refrigerate any medication. We can also keep any perishables in the fridge for a limited period.
· Mobile phone reception at the house is generally ok, but in some of the surrounding areas, reception can be poor.

Contact information
· Address : Athol House, 67 West Avenue, Filey ,North Yorkshire Y014 9AX
· Telephone : 01723 515189, or, 07931843118.If we are unavailable please leave a message on our answer machine and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
· E-mail address : atholhouse@tiscali.co.uk.
· Website : www.athol-guesthouse.co.uk.
· We are open all year except Christmas and New Year. We also take the occasional days off .

Future Plans for Athol House.
We have an ongoing schedule of works to upgrade all areas throughout the house
If you require further details or have any comments about the services we provide do not hesitate to contact us.