Access Statement

 

Access Statement for Tythe Barn House – Alton

(Available as a PDF download, see Access Statement link on this page)

We aim to cater for the needs of all our visitors to our bed and breakfast which is situated adjacent to our own house. The following statement is a summary of our provisions if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Pre Arrival

There is a bus stop 50 yds from the bed and breakfast. The service runs every two hours during the year. However during the main school holiday the service is every one hour. The buses run to Uttoxeter (town and train station) and Hanley. These buses pass Alton Towers in both directions. Train – Nearest station is Uttoxeter which is 20minutes by car, nearest main line stations are Derby and Stoke on Trent. Taxis – There are several local taxis but none in the village of Alton. We can provide local numbers if you require. The nearest local shop is approx five minute walk or a two minute drive. It sells many essentials. It is open 6am to 9pm seven days a week. We have a web site. We can be contacted by phone or email.

Arrival and Car Parking

We ask guests to arrive after 3pm in order for us to guarantee the rooms are ready for their arrival. If they require a guest can arrive earlier and leave the luggage with us to put into their rooms when they are serviced. Please note all our rooms are en-suite or have private facilities, we do not provide public toilet facilities.

On arrival to the property there is a gate which is always open when the b and b is in operation. There is a sharp right hand turn to our car park which provides adequate parking spaces for our guests. The car park is level and is gravelled.

On arrival the guest is shown the room or rooms which have been booked for them, providing the accommodation is suitable, the guest is invited into our house to register. The path to the house is level and paved. There is a 7.62cm(3in) step to enter the house. The door way is 85.09cm(33 1/2in) wide. After a guest has signed the register they are issued with the appropriate keys. We will give any assistance that is required with luggage.

The Granary

The Granary is a self-contained cottage. It is situated next door to the main house. The front door is accessed from the car park. The step is 12cm(4 ¾ in) high and the door is 88cm(34 ¾ in) wide. The ground floor is on the same level. The door leads into a lounge area which is carpeted. There is a television, there is a three seater settee and two Armchairs, a coffee table and two occasional tables. There is a door which leads from the lounge through to two further doors. On the left is a bathroom and on the right a kitchen, the doors are 62cm(24½in)wide. The kitchen worktop is 90 cm(35½in ) high. There is a fridge, electric cooker and stainless steel sink. There is a table and four chairs in the kitchen. The height of the table is 30cm(12in). Guests who are self-catering are allowed to use the cooking facilities. Guests who are staying with us on a bed and breakfast basis may not use the cooking facilities unless by prior arrangement.. However they may use the fridge and tea and coffee making facilities.

The bathroom contains a toilet which is 17cms high. A shower cubicle which measures 119cm(47in)  x 74cm(29 in). The door slides open to a maximum width of  46cm(18in). The step to enter the shower is 19cm (7 1/2in) . The bath has handles on either side.There is a wash basin which is 32cm(12¾in) tall. Access to the bedrooms is from a stair case in the lounge. The stairs are 20cm(8in) high and consist of one flight of 8 stairs, a landing area and a further four steps arriving at a landing with two doors one leading into each bedroom. The doors are 76.2cm (2ft 6in) wide.

The first bedroom consists of a double bed which is 137cm (4ft 6in) wide and a single bed which is 91.4cm (3ft) wide, both are 48cm(19in) high. There is a small bedside table on each side of the double bed with a table lamp on each. There is a pine wardrobe and chair. The second bedroom consists of a double bed which is 137cm(4ft 6in) wide and 48cm(19in) high and a single bed which is 91cm(3ft) wide and 58.4cm(23in) high. There is a bedside table with a table lamp on either side of the double bed. There is one bedside table and lamp next to the single bed. There is a pine wardrobe and chair.

The Granary has central heating and hot and cold running water. There is an electric fire in the lounge should additional heating be required. 

The Byre

The entrance to the Byre is from the car park the door is 76.2cm(30in) wide and the step is 25.4cm(10in high. This room is where we serve breakfast. It contains four tables (1 x six seater, 1 x four seater and 2 x 2 seater). The height of the chair seats is 43cm(17in) and the height of the tables is 73.6cm(29in). This area is for use of all guests during breakfast service from 8.30 until 9am. From the dining area is a door through to the Catering kitchen and the lounge area of the Byre. The door is 66cm(26in) wide. The Catering Kitchen consists of work surfaces which are 91.4cm(36in) . There are tea and coffee making facilities for the use of guests and a fridge. Guests may prepare sandwiches or picnics in this area but there are no cooking facilities. The lounge area of the Byre consists of one three seater settee and one armchair. The seats are 43cm(17in) high. There is a coffee table and a television on a stand. From this area there is a flight of stairs to two en-suite bedrooms. There are 13 stairs each being 20cm(8in) high. The width of the staircase is 81cm(32in). These lead to a small landing area. Please note there is twist in the flight of stairs. The first bedroom has a door way which is 61cm(24in) wide. There is a double bed which is 137cm(4ft 6in) wide and 53cm(21in) high. There is a bed side table with a table lamp on one side of the bed and a chest of drawers which has tea and coffee making facilities and a table lamp on it. The height of the chest of drawers is 76.2cm(30in). The height of the bedside table is 53.34cm(21in).
There is a television on a wall mount, a mirror and a wardrobe. Off the bedroom is a door way into the bathroom this door is 66cm(26in) wide. The bathroom consists of a washbasin which is 76cm(30in) high. A bath which has shower taps it is 51cm(20in) high, and a toilet which is 40.6cm(16in) high. Across the landing area is another

bedroom. The door is 66cm(26in) wide. There is a double bed which is 137cm(4ft 6in) wide and 51cm(20in) high with a bedside table on each side of the bed with a table lamp. There is a wardrobe, chair, television and tea and coffee making facilities in the room. The door way to the shower room is 61cm(24in) wide. There is a hand wash basin which is 76cm(30in) high. It has a shower cubicle with an electric shower there is a step of 25.1(10in) to gain entrance to the shower. There is a toilet which is 41cm(16in) high. The Byre is centrally heated. There is an additional oil fired heater in the lounge area. 

The Appleloft

The Appleloft has a separate entrance from the car park. The door is 73.5cm(29 in) wide and the step is 20cm(8in) high. There is a flight of 11 stairs to the entrance to the room. The staircase is 76cm(30in) wide and the steps are 20cm(8in) high. The top of the stairs there is a cupboard which can be used to store luggage etc. The entrance to the room has a door which is 66cm(26in) wide. The room contains a double bed which is 137cm(4ft 6in) wide and 48cm(19in) high. It has a bed side table on either side with a lamp and tea and coffee making facilities. There is a TV mounted on the wall, The bathroom has a door which is 66cm(26in)  wide it contains a wash basin which is 76cm(30in)  high, A shower cubicle with an electric shower. There is a toilet which is 41cm(16in)  high, The Appleloft is centrally heated and has an additional electric fire.

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