Access Statement

This is the Access Statement for Ellas Crag Guest House.

1. Introduction

Ellas Crag is set in a rural position in the Newlands Valley, about 4 miles from Keswick. We are a 3 bedroom home based guest house and have set out below the facilities and services we currently offer our guests. We hope this helps you to decide whether any special needs you have can be accommodated, and the suitability of our location for you. Please do contact us if you have any specific requirements or concerns.

2. Pre-Arrival

  • There is no public transport directly serving Ellas Crag Guest House. Access to a private car throughout your stay is recommended.
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The nearest bus stop is approximately 2 miles away in Braithwaite.
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The main train station is in Penrith, a 30 to 40 minute drive. A bus runs from Penrith train station to Keswick.
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There is a taxi service in Keswick with an accessible taxi. We are happy to book taxis for you if required.
  • You may contact us on our website (www.info@ellascrag.co.uk) and you may also contact us by telephone, email or post (details below).

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3. Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

  • Ellas Crag Guest House is in a rural area, offering fell walking from the doorstep. The nearest shop/ village is Braithwaite (2 miles) and a public house is just under one mile’s distance.
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We have a private off-road car park with sufficient parking for our guests. The car park surface is gravel.
  • The route from carpark to the entrance of the guest house is through a single gate at the side of the property. There are 4 steps down in total before joining a downwards sloping tarmac drive. The frontage of the house is paved. We can assist with luggage if required.

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4. Main Entrance & Reception

  • The front door is at ground level with 4 steps in the entrance hall leading into the property. There is a hand rail by these steps.
  • The front door is generally unlocked but all guests are provided with a key for the duration of their stay. Please ring the bell on first arrival.
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The front door is 90cms wide, leading into an entrance area and then into a large open plan room.
  • Guests are asked to complete a registration card on arrival.

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5. Public Areas – General (Internal)

  • The ground floor is covered in slate tiles except for the stair well area which is carpeted in short pile carpet. Part of the tiled area is covered by rugs.
  • All our bedrooms are upstairs.
  • The stairs are 15cms high, 22cms deep and 110cms wide. There are 12 stairs to a landing and 3 further stairs to a second landing. There are handrails to both sides of the main staircase.
  • All bedrooms are accessed from the second landing.

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6. Public Areas – WC

  • Bedrooms are ensuite. No public toilets are available.

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7. Breakfast Room and Lounge

  • Breakfast is served in one section of the ground floor open plan room.
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The furniture is flexible with one large table seating a maximum of 6 and two smaller tables for 2 or 3 guests.
  • Tables have an underspace of 60cms high x 60cms wide or 65cms high x 110cms wide. The table top is 76cms high.
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We have chairs with and without arms, and these can be moved as necessary.
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There is seating for a minimum of 6 persons on easy chairs in the lounge area. Additional upright chairs can be provided in this area on request.

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8. Laundry

  • Not available.

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9. Shop

  • Not available.

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10. Treatment room/s

  • Not available.

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11. Leisure Facilities

  • Not available.

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12. Outdoor Facilities

  • Not available.

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13. Conference & Meeting Rooms, Banqueting, Clubs, Entertainment

  • Not available.

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14. Bedrooms

  • We have 3 bedrooms, all upstairs and accessed from the second landing. We do not have lift access. All rooms are fitted with short pile carpets, have remote controlled TV/DVD players with teletext and are centrally heated. Our tea and coffee making facilities are shared by all and are positioned on the second landing between the front facing bedrooms.

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15. Bedroom 1

  • This is a double bedded room ( standard sizes double with iron bedstead with head and base boards). 
Access is through a door 80cms wide and there is a further door to the ensuite shower (width 66cms) (shower cubicle, handbasin, toilet).
  • The bed is positioned against the side wall of the room with a space of approximately 40cms on each side.
  • The bed is 45cms in height.
  • There is an area of 100cms x 300cms free for dressing in this room.

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16. Bedroom 2

  • Our second bedroom is accessed through a door 80cms wide. The door to the ensuite bathroom (bath with handheld shower, handbasin, toilet) is of a width of 77cms.
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There is a standard size double bed with iron bedstead with head and base boards. The bed is 50cms high.
  • There is 130cms (approx.) to each side of the bed.
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There are 2 easy chairs.

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17. Bedroom 3

  • This is a bedroom of similar proportions to Bedroom 2. It is off the second landing, accessed through a door of 80cms wide. There is an ensuite bathroom (bath, stand up shower over bath, hand held shower, handbasin, toilet) accessed through a door 77cms wide.
  • There is a flexible bed in this room which can accommodate guests either in two single beds (3 foot wide) or in a 6 foot bed.
  • Clearance to bed sides is 55cms and 70cms (approx) when being set up as a double bedded room.
  • There is a 300cms x 100cms area for dressing to the base of the bed.

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18. Bathroom, Shower-room & WC Ensuite

  • All our ensuites are fully tiled (floor included) and brightly lit with spot lighting.

There is a degree of uniformity in the fittings in each ensuite which can be summarised as follows:

  • The shower cubicle in our first bedroom is of a step in nature showers with a cubicle edge of 27cms. There is not a grab rail.
  • The baths in ensuites 2 and 3 have a bath edge 60cms high. The depth of the bath is 45cms. There are no grab rails. Non slip mats are provided.
  • The height of the toilet seat in each ensuite is 42cms. There is no transfer space to the toilet in ensuite 1. There is 30cms (approx.) of transfer space in ensuites 2 and 3.
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All washbasins have a clear underspace. The basin in ensuite 1 has a flat front and is set at a height of 85cms. The basins in ensuites 2 and 3 are round fronted and are set at a height of 87cms and 85cms respectively.
  • The doors to all ensuites open inwards. The door widths vary between 60cms (ensuite 1) to 76cms (ensuites 2 and 3).
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Free floor space clear of the door in each ensuite is approximately as follows:
    – Ensuite 1 – 40cms x 70cms.
    – Ensuites 2 & 3 – 170cms x 150cms.

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19. Self-Catering Kitchen

  • Not available.

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20. Grounds and Gardens

  • We have gardens of about one acre comprising lawn, flower borders, soft fruit beds, a wooded/ field area of approximately 3 acres and a fenced pond.
  • Guests are welcome to walk and sit in the garden, and benches are available.
  • Guests are also able to walk in the wooded/ field are being mindful that the paths may become slippery and muddy at certain times of the year.
  • Paths are not necessarily flat given the undulating landscape.

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21. Additional Information

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We do not accept dogs. We have a resident dog and cat both of which has access to the public areas of the house and the garden, but not the guest bedrooms.
  • Mobile phone reception is generally good.
  • We have various means of exit from the house in the event of fire, with 4 external doors.We have a fire alarm which will sound in the event of fire. We will give every assistance we can to assist you if evacuation is required.
  • We are a no smoking building. Smoking is permitted in the garden and an ashtray can be provided on request.
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We are happy to keep visitors’ food/medication in our kitchen fridge (available by arrangement 24 hours).

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22. Contact Information

Address:
Ellas Crag Guest House, 
 Stair, 
 Keswick, 
 Cumbria. 
 CA12 5TS.

Telephone:
017687 78217

Email:
info@ellascrag.co.uk

Website:
www.ellascrag.co.uk

Hours of operation: 
We are closed from Christmas Eve to 2nd January each year. Our hours are flexible to our business but this is our home and so occupied 24hours. Mainline telephone answered 8am-10pm.

Emergency number:
017987 78217

Local accessible taxi number:
Davies Taxis 017687 72676

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