ACCESS STATEMENT

Introduction

Our guest house is situated in South Shields town centre and offers 6 guest rooms. The guest house is over hundred years old 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. We are located near the town centre and have rooms at different levels; there are therefore steps into the guest house and between the rooms. Doors are narrow therefore not suitable for wheelchair users.

Pre-Arrival

We are located three minutes away form the town centre and one minute away from beaches and parks.
There are various restaurants and takeaways within the same street.
The night life is very good here and we are within walking distance of it.
The nearest bus stop is only 100 yards away; also the main bus depot and the metro are only about one mile away.
There are several local taxi companies; we can make booking in advance for you.
Our website beechwoodguesthouse.com provides pictures of our accommodation and further information about the services we provide.
You can contact us by telephone, text or e-mail. Please see the “contact information” section of this document for full details.

Arrival and car parking

Please advise us of 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 guest arrive after 12pm, earlier arrival may however be possible by arrangement.
Parking is on the Level Street in front of the main door.
We offer assistance with the luggage.

Main Entrance

There are two steps of nine inches up to the front door.
To get our attention on your arrival please ring the door bell.

Guest accommodation

The hall way leads into the guest dinning room. There are two small steps into the dining room.
We have six guest bedrooms which are on different levels (please see section “Bedrooms” for more information).
There is a half landing shower and toilet that can be made available to guest during the day/ evening.
The guest house is centrally heated through out but temperatures can be adjusted in each room to suit individual requirements.

Bedrooms

All the bedrooms are situated upstairs.
There are en-suite facilities in all our rooms consisting of a shower, WC and wash basin.
Tea and coffee facility are provided in all rooms.
We also provide a hair dryer, an iron, sewing materials and a basic first aid kit on request.
There is a wardrobe and drawers in each room.
There is a chair in all rooms apart from our small room which have folding chair.
Our beds are made with anti allergy synthetic duvets and pillows.
There is a folder in each bedroom which contains further information about the guest house and details of useful contacts including local hospital.
All our rooms have digital TV receivers allowing you to watch what you like at a press of a button.

Half Landing

There are 13, seven inch high stairs to this level

Bedroom 6 (Single)

This room has a 3 foot single bed with access from one side.
Smoking is not aloud in this room.

First floor

There are another 4, seven inch high steps to the first floor landing.

Bedroom 1 (Executive single)

This room has a 4 ft 6 inch double bed with access from one side.
Smoking is aloud in this room.
There is also a fridge available in this room.

Bedroom 2 (Executive Single)

This room has a 4ft 6 inch double bed with access from one side.
Smoking is aloud in this room.
There is a mini fridge available in this room.

Bedroom 3 (Twin / super king size room)

Can provide either two 3 foot single beds or one 6 foot super king size bed, which could be accessed from both sides.
Smoking is aloud in this room.
There is also a fridge available in this room.

Second floor

There are another16, seven inch high stairs to the second floor.

Bedroom 4 (Family room / Twin)

There is one 4ft 6 inch double bed with access from both sides, one 3foot single bed with access from one side and one 3ft short single bed (5ft 2 inches long) with access from one side in this room.
Smoking is not aloud in this room.
There is also a fridge available in this room.

Bedroom 5 (Single Executive)

This room has a 4ft three quarter bed with access from one side.
Smoking is not aloud in this room
There is also a fridge available in this room.

Additional information

There is a fire extinguisher next to the reception desk at the bottom of the stairs; and another on the first floor landing; and also one on the second floor landing.
In the event of a fire the fire alarm will go off. Please advise us if you have a hearing impairment and might not hear this.
The building can be evacuated via the front door or through the dinning room to the back door.

Contact information

Address : 119 Ocean Road, South Shields, Tyne & Wear
NE33 2JL

Telephone : 01914 541829 or 07905 910298
Email address : ask@beechwoodguesthouse.com
Website : beechwoodguesthouse.com

If you require further details or have any comments about the services we provide do not hesitate to contact us.