Access Statement

  • One bedroom on the ground floor has a spacious wheel-in bathroom equipped with grip rail and fold-down rail for the WC. There is a seat, grip rail and fold-down rail for the shower and a pull cord alarm.
  • Facilities for tea, coffee, hot chocolate, herb teas and biscuits are provided.
  • Each bedroom has a remote controlled TV, radio with alarm and bedside lamp/s.
  • We can also provide a hair dryer, iron and ironing board on request.
  • There is a selection of magazines.
  • Our beds are made with synthetic duvets and pillows.
  • There are blankets, extra pillows, luggage stand and a fan in the cupboard.
  • Top sheets are available on request.
  • There is a wardrobe, bedside cabinet/s, large desk with drawers, stool and chair in each room.
  • Leaflets on dining out, theatre and other activities in the area, are in each bedroom along with our breakfast menu.
  • Wireless Internet connection is available in all rooms.
Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 1 is to the left of the dining room door, to the right of the Independent Guest Entrance and has a 3 foot (90cm) with delayed closer.
  • This room is our disabled room and can either provide one 3 foot single bed, two 3 foot single beds or one 6 foot double.
  • When made up as two singles, one of the beds can only be accessed from one side.
  • When being used by a guest in a wheelchair, we will position the bed/s in the most accessible way possible for their independent needs
Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 2 is to the right of the dining room door and the Independent Guest Entrance.
  • This room has a King Size 5ft double bed with access from both sides.
Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 3 is to the left at the top of the stairs.
  • This room has a 4ft 6in double bed with access from both sides.
Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 4 is slightly to the right at the top of the stairs.
  • This room has a King Size 5ft double bed with access from both sides.
Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 5 is to the right at the top of the stairs.
  • This room has two 3ft single beds with access on both sides for one bed and can only be accessed from one side for the other.
Garden
  • We have a large garden with lawns, flowerbeds, fruit trees, vegetable plot and fishponds.
  • Guests are welcome to enjoy our garden at all times.
  • Access to the garden is through the independent guest door
  • There is a patio outside, which can be accessed by climbing two steps, with a pergola containing seating for 4-6 people.
  • Sun loungers and garden chairs are available for guests.
Additional Information
  • There is a fire extinguisher in the downstairs hallway and another at the top of the guest stairs. There is also a fire alarm button on both floors should the need arise.
  • In the event of a fire, fire alarm bell will go off and emergency lighting will come on. Please advise us if you have a hearing impairment and might not hear this.
  • The building may be evacuated via the independent guest door.
  • We do not permit smoking in the house but you are welcome smoke in the garden.
  • We are happy to cater for special diets or any particular likes or dislikes. Please advise us of these before your arrival.
  • We are happy to provide you with a small refrigerator for your room if you need to refrigerate any medication or perishables. Any larger perishables may be kept in our fridge.
Contact Information
  • Address: Bridge House, 88 Lansdown Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL51 6QR
  • Telephone number: 01242 583559
  • Mobile Phone: for text messages +44 (0)780 403 2252
  • E-mail address: bridgehouse@freeuk.com
  • Website: www.bridgehouse88.co.uk
  • We are open all year but do take occasional days off.
If you require further details or have any comments about the services we provide please do not hesitate to contact us.
Access Statement

Introduction

Our home was built in the 1950s on the outskirts of Cheltenham close to the railway station, town centre and M5. The house has been extended to accommodate new guest rooms, all of which have been custom-built by ourselves. We have five en-suite guest rooms; two on the ground floor; one with wheelchair access. The front of the house has a large car park sufficient for eight cars.

Pre-Arrival

  • We are located on the A40, 7 minutes from the M5 and ideally suited for those travelling by car.
  • Cheltenham town centre is approximately 1 mile away or a 30-minute walk.
  • The nearest bus stop is almost outside our entry drive. The 94 bus, between Cheltenham and Gloucester, runs every 10-15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes in the evenings. Sunday services are less frequent.
  • The nearest railway station is Cheltenham Spa, which is approximately 600yds away, a 10-minute walk.
  • There are several local taxi companies; we can make bookings in advance for you.
  • We have a boxer dog that is extremely well trained and friendly, but regret that we are unable to accommodate any other dogs. She need have no contact with our guests if they do not wish it and is not allowed into the guest accommodation side of the house.
  • Menus can be provided in large print if required, but we regret that we do not have facilities to prepare documents in Braille.
  • Our website www.bridgehouse88.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 guests do not normally arrive before 2.30pm. Earlier arrival may, however, be possible by arrangement.
  • Parking is on a level, brick paved car park, in front of the house. Please park within the allocated spaces.
  • We offer assistance with luggage.
Main Entrance
  • There is a small step of 5.5 inches (14cm) up to the front door and a further step of 4 inches (10cm) from the porch into the entry hall.
  • Please ring the doorbell on arrival.
Independent Guest Entrance
  • For guests in wheelchairs and for guests who have already registered, we have an entry door, with a push button keypad, to the rear of the house. Access is through a small wooden gate, 3 foot 3 inches wide (1mt) over decking, along a path leading to a flagged patio. Here there is a ramp with a handrail leading to a door with a push-button keypad (There is a slight ridge of approximately 3cm at the top of the ramp.)
Guest Accommodation - Public Areas

The house has a large hallway that leads into the guest lounge and dining room. There is a downstairs toilet that is available to guests on arrival. The door between the dining room and the guest's accommodation is 3 foot (90cm) wide. There is a door from the hallway, 3 foot (90cm) wide with a delay closer, which leads into the garden via a ramp with handrail. There are two guest bedrooms on the ground floor, one with a 3 foot (90cm) wide door with delay closer (see "Bedrooms" section for more information). There are 17 steps to the first floor, in two flights of 7 & 8 steps with a half-landing with one step. There is a handrail on one side of these stairs. The hall, stairs and landing are carpeted throughout. We have three guest bedrooms on the first floor.

Lounge/Dining Room
  • Guests are welcome to use the lounge at any time.
  • The dining area has two tables, one to seat six and one to seat four.
  • The lounge/dining room is carpeted and centrally heated.
  • A selection of local information, maps, magazines and books are available in the lounge/dining room.
Bedrooms
  • Two bedrooms are on the ground floor and three bedrooms are on the first floor. They are fully carpeted and have a radiator with a thermostatic valve.
  • En suite facilities in all rooms are tiled throughout. They consist of a shower, washbasin and WC. Towels, face cloths, soap, shower gel and shampoo are also provided. An extractor fan is automatically activated when the light is switched on.