ACCESS STATEMENT FOR INGLEWOOD GUEST HOUSE

Introduction

Inglewood is a friendly family run small guest house with 8 bedrooms, two of which are on the ground floor. We are in a quiet area of town 2 minutes walk to the town centre and beach.

Pre-Arrival

·         Situated on a level part of the road, which is wide with low kerbs.
·         There is restricted parking in the road opposite for short stay, overnight and may be used unrestricted with a disabled badge.
·         There is a car park 400 yds away or on the road on side roads close by.
·         The train station is half a mile away and we offer a free pick up service from Sandown station on request.
·         The nearest bus stop is 2 minutes walk away and the main bus stops for access to the rest of the Island are 5 minutes walk away.
·         There are several taxi firms operating in town, detail of which can be found at reception.
·         Our website gives information on how to find us.
·         Ferries can be pre-booked by us at discounted rates.  Please contact us for further information.

Arrival

·         We have access at the side of the house via a small ramp over one step through a side gate suitable for wheelchair, mobility scooters, cycles and pushchairs.
·         Outside lighting is available.
·         Access to the guest house is by the Front Door which is wide and has four small steps with a handrail on the right hand side to the door and there is one shallow step into the Hall. Or for some rooms (including ground floor) via the side entrance.
·         Assistance is given with luggage.
·         Guide dogs are welcome.
·         It is possible to refrigerate medicines if necessary in the fridge solely for guest use.

Main Entrance & Reception

·         Reception is in the Hallway of the Guest house. It is carpeted and lit by electric lighting.
·         Guests are escorted to the rooms and all facilities are explained.
·         There is someone available for assistance at most times.

Public Areas - General

·         Leading off from the main hallway, on the same level, is the Breakfast Room.
·         Being a Victorian property, all doorways to the public areas are wide.
·         There are 16 steps on the main stairway to the first floor and a further 2 steps up to the top landing. There are no further floors. There is separate access to 3 rooms via the side entrance, a double room and a twin room are up a flight of 13 stairs , hand rail fitted both sides. A single room is on the ground floor.
·         There is one alarm call point in the main hall.

Public Areas –WC

·         There is a WC on the first floor.
·         There are no adapted facilities or changing table for babies.

Breakfast Room

·         The Breakfast Room is lit by natural light from large windows and by overhead lights with fan attachment and the room is carpeted. A door leads to the outside patio area.
·         The furniture can be moved.
·         Table height is uniform and is 70 cms from the floor, the tables have legs on each corner.
·         High chairs are available.
·         Breakfast service is half buffet and half service by waiting staff.
·         Vegetarian and gluten free diets are catered for.
·         Insulin medicines and diet foods can be refrigerated in the ‘guest only’ fridge.

Shop

·         Not available on site, but  there is a convenience store opposite.

Outside Facilities

·         Leading off from the Breakfast Room is the patio area. There are two separate steps down onto the patio.
·         The patio is concrete with Victorian tiles and has a flower border.
·         There is a covered area of the terrace available for smokers, with seating and ash trays.
·         There is a washing line with pegs available.

Bedrooms

·         Two ground floor en suite rooms, one with a double bed and a single /bunk bed. The other is a single room.  There are no grab rails.
·         All bedrooms are carpeted and bathrooms have non slip vinyl floors.
·         All beds have bed head reading lights and double beds have access on both sides of the bed.
·         Televisions have remote controls.
·         Extra pillows and feather free pillows can be requested.
·         All rooms are centrally heated.
·         All rooms have kettles and alarm clocks.
·         The furniture is flexible and can be moved.

Additional Information

The hotel is smoke free in all areas except in the covered smoking area on the patio.
·         Escape routes are clearly signed and evacuation procedures are in all bedrooms on notices on the back of doors.
·         Reception is not manned 24 hours. Simply ring the doorbell or telephone if assistance is required.
·         Wheelchairs and other mobility equipment can be arranged with local companies.
·         There is good reception for mobile phones.

Contact Information

·         Address: Inglewood Guest House,15 Avenue Road, Sandown Isle of Wight PO36 8BN
·         Telephone  01983 403485 Mobile 07585 910154
·         Email : info@inglewoodsandown.co.uk
·         Website: www.inglewoodsandown.co.uk
·         Local public transport: Island line Trains,01983 812591
·         Southern Vectis Bus Company,Tel 01983 827000
·         Wightlink Ferries,Tel 0870 5820202
·         Red Funnel Ferries Tel. 0870 4448898
·         Hovertravel, Tel.01983 811000
·         Local taxi numbers Redline 01983 40444
We welcome your feedback to help us continuously improve. If you have any comments please phone us or email to: info@inglewoodsandown.co.uk