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Disability Access Statement for ‘Old Joe's' Quality Bed and Breakfast

90 Fildyke Road, Meppershall, Shefford, Bedfordshire. SG17 5LU

 

Introduction

We aim to cater for the needs of all visitors in our 5 bedroom home. Three rooms are always available for guests. The following statement is a summary of our provision. If you have any specific questions please feel free to contact us and we will endeavour to help you.

 

Pre-Arrival

  • There is a bus stop very near the house and there is a frequent bus service
  • The nearest train station is Arlesey (from King's Cross) - 15 minutes away by car
  • We will meet you at the station by prior arrangement
  • There is a local taxi service that has accessible taxis if required. We can make a booking for you
  • WiFi
  • You can contact us by telephone, text or email (details below)

 

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

  • Old Joe's is set back from the road and has a very wide, open gravel drive (no gate or fence) with off road parking for up to 5 cars
  • There is plenty of exterior lighting
  • We can assist guests with luggage
  • The village is just a few minutes walk from the Old Joe's

 

Main Entrance & Reception

  • There are no steps up to the front door. A granite block slope leads directly into the entrance hall
  • The front door is always locked. There is a doorbell and a heavy door knocker
  • Guests are given a front door key
  • The front door is 80cm/31 ins wide
  • The hallway is 2.25 by 3 metres with woodblock flooring and a carpet runner
  • Décor is white and cream
  • There is seating provided in the hallway and a dresser on which guest Information is displayed

 

Public Areas

Dining Room - Ground Floor

  • A glass panel door leads from the hall into the large dining room where breakfast is served. It is painted in pastel mauve and aubergine, with an oatmeal fitted carpet.
  • Radiator and wood burner.
  • The large mahogany table (legs on each corner) is 73cms/28.5ins high with underspace of 60cms/2ft high and will seat up to 8 guests, if necessary.
  • There are upholstered dining chairs with and without arms and can be moved on request to accommodate guests

 

Staircase

  • The stairs, landing, bedrooms and bathroom are carpeted in oatmeal, short pile twist
  • There are 12 stairs up to a quarter landing followed by a further 1 stair to the first floor bedrooms and guest bathroom
  • The stairs are 20cms/8ins high, 23cms/9ins deep, 92cms/3 ft wide

 

First Floor

Bedrooms x 3

 

Blue Room - double divan (4'6")

  • Door width: 71cms/28ins wide
  • Dual aspect with windows facing NE and E (lovely sunny mornings)
  • Radiator, electric fire on request
  • Bed is 55cms/21.5ins high
  • White bedside table and lamp on each side of bed
  • Pastel blue décor and blue, lined curtains
  • One low armchair with arms and one upright chair with arms
  • Fitted oatmeal short pile twist carpet
  • Plenty of space around bed and between end of bed and dressing table, allowing for left or right transfer to beds in any combination
  • Furniture is moveable on request
  • Television with remote control
  • Tea, coffee, etc facilities

 

Terracotta Room - kingsize divan (5ft)

  • Door width: 71cms/28ins wide
  • NE facing window
  • Radiator, electric fire on request
  • Bed is 55cms/21.5ins high
  • Wicker bedside table and lamp on each side of bed
  • Terracotta, cream and green décor and terracotta, lined curtains
  • One upright chair with arms
  • Fitted oatmeal short pile twist carpet
  • Space around the bed is up to 92cms/3 ft and no less than 43cms/17ins
  • Television with remote control
  • Tea, coffee, etc facilities

 

Single Room - single divan (3ft)

  • Door width: 66cms/26ins
  • South facing window with views over gardena and fields
  • Radiator, electric fire on request
  • Bed is against the wall with bedside table and lamp on the other side
  • Blue and white décor and blue, lined curtains
  • One upright chair with arms
  • Fitted oatmeal short pile twist carpet
  • Free floor space clear of door is 50cms/2ft 8 ins
  • Television with remote control
  • Tea, coffee, etc facilities

 

Bathroom/Shower room/WC - shared

Access from double rooms one step down, one up; from single room, no steps

  • Bedrooms are not en suite. The WC is in the guest bathroom on the first floor
    Door width 63cms/25ins wide opening inwards
    South facing window with views over garden and fields
  • Radiator
  • White tiles and suite. Fully lined curtains
  • Wood effect flooring
  • Free floor space 130cms/4ft 3ins x 157cms/5ft 2ins
  • Pedestal basin is rounded at the front 80cms/2ft 7ins high
  • Bath edge is 48cms/19ins high
  • Wall mounted power shower over bath with detachable shower head
  • Toilet is 41cms/16ins high with white seat
  • Concertina shaving mirror, shaver socket, full length mirror

 

Gardens and Countryside

  • We have an open garden (flower borders, trees and lawn), overlooking open fields, which is available by arrangement to sit in (chairs available)
  • There are several public footpaths/bridleways and open countryside close by. Dogs (and owners!) can get more exercise in the recreational field, with a play area for children, 10 minutes walk away in the village centre
  • The Old Road Meadow and Orchard is 5 minutes walk

 

Emergency procedure

  • We are able to use the front, back and french doors in the need of evacuation
  • You will be alerted by the owner and/or smoke alarms if evacuation is needed. If you require more assistance for evacuating, please notify us on arrival and we will ensure you are evacuated safely e.g. hearing impairment.

 

Smoking

  • We have a No Smoking policy

 

Assistance dogs

  • Welcomed

 

Wi-Fi & Mobile ‘phone

  • Reception is generally excellent

 

Laundry

  • Not available, but iron and ironing board available on request

 

Hired Equipment

  • We are happy to take delivery of hired equipment (please advise in advance - telephone number below for hirers)

 

Medication/Food

  • Medication / food can be stored in our main fridge on request (not available 24hours)

 

Shop

  • Homemade preserves, Meppershall honey, Kimpton Apple Juice and seasonal home grown produce

 

Contact Information

  • Mrs C House, Old Joe’s, 90 Fildyke Road, Meppershall, SHEFFORD, Beds. SG175LU
  • Tel. 01462 815585 / 07831 111062
  • Email: enquiries@oldjoes.co.uk
  • Website: www.oldjoes.co.uk
  • Open all year
  • Hours flexible to business. Old Joe’s is our home so occupied 24 hours
  • Landline telephone answered 8am-11pm
  • Doctor : 01462 850305
  • Local carers: Medico Homecare 01462 816612
  • Equipment hire: Isobel’s Mobility 01462 733647
  • Public transport:
  • Local taxi:

 

We welcome your feedback to help us continuously improve our commitment to our guests. If you have any comments, please contact us.

 

Created on: 17/02/2017