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

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



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.



  • 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



  • 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.



  • We have a No Smoking policy


Assistance dogs

  • Welcomed


Wi-Fi & Mobile ‘phone

  • Reception is generally excellent



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



  • 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:
  • Website:
  • 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

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