Access Statement

Beaufort House – Access Statement


Introduction We aim to cater for the needs of all visitors in our home based two-bedroom bed and breakfast. The following statement is a summary of our provision. If you have any specific questions please feel free to call us and we will endeavour to help.


Pre-Arrival   Beaufort House is 10 mins walk from Sunningdale Station on the main line between London Waterloo and Reading. Trains run at approximately 30 minutes intervals (20 mins in the rush hour). A bus service to Heathrow operates from Feltham station which is four stations towards London. Guests can be collected by car from Sunningdale station by prior arrangement.

An infrequent bus service runs to Windsor (approximately 8 buses a day). The bus stop is a five minute walk from Beaufort House. We have a website at You can contact us via phone or email (details below)

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities 


Beaufort House is located in a private gated road off the A30. The gates open automatically for cars after a 30 second delay. Pedestrian access is not restricted.

There is off street parking on a gravel drive.   The surface is level, flat and gravel.  We can assist guests with luggage.   Main Entrance & Reception   The porch has one step 15cm high.

The front door has two steps 15cm high and is 81cm wide. On entry into our home there is a hallway 3 by 3 metres.

The floor has parquet flooring.  Stairs and Landing


The two guest bedrooms are on the first floor.

There are 15 stairs each 9cm high and 110cm wide with a half landing.

There is a wooden handrail.

The upstairs landing is 90cm wide.

Stairs are carpeted.

Green Bedroom

The Green Bedroom has two twin beds and a further full sized bed can be accommodated for use as a family room. It has en-suite shower, washing and toilet facilities.

Access to the bedroom is 74cm wide.

Beds are 58cm high.

Flooring is close pile carpet

Access to the en-suite facilities is via a 70cm wide door.

Access to the shower is 50cm wide and the shower internal dimensions are 68cm x 68cm. There is a 22cm step. Flooring is wood laminate.


Dining Room

Breakfast is served in the dining room in the winter and the conservatory in the summer. There are no steps and the access is 74cm wide.

The dining table provides underspace of 74cm (ends). Menus can be provided in large print.  Laundry • Use of our utility room – please ask us.  Shops 


There is a good selection of shops in Sunningdale including a chemist and supermarket (10 mins walk).

Outdoor Facilities   • Seating in the sheltered courtyard area.   Binoculars. Garden.   Meditation room in the garden at the top. Difficult access without hand rails but to be upgraded as soon as possible.    Bedrooms

• Bedroom 1 and bathroom Door widths 74cm.  Single beds, so can be booked as a double bedded room or a twin bedded room. Beds movable on request to achieve 85cm routes to either side in any combination.  • Furniture is moveable on request • Beds are 38cm high but one can be raised with blocks on request • One armchair. • Fitted short pile carpet on the floor

• Bedroom 2  - Door width 74cm, en-suite door 67cm.  Single beds, so it can be booked as a double bedded room or a twin bedded room. • There is an ensuite shower room (see below for details) • Beds are 38cm high but one can be raised with blocks on request • Fitted short pile carpet on the floor Bathroom, Shower-room & WC [Ensuite or Shared]   • Room 1 private bathroom. Door width 74 cm.   Free floor space clear of door is 150cm x 150cm • The shower cubicle has a step of 19cm and edge of 13cm high. There is a grab-rail on the right of the step and a vertical grab-rail on the back wall of the shower, controls on the left wall.  A seat is available for the shower and bath.  • The bath edge is 49cm high and the large oval bath has a seating space 20cm from the bath bottom.  • The pedestal wash basin has a curved front a clear underspace.  It is 78cm high.     • The toilet has left-side transfer with available space of 91cm. The toilet is 43cm high • There is a horizontal rail beside the toilet on both sides. We will provide a stool for the toilet paper when necessary. 

  • Room 2 ensuite - small and no wheelchair access • Door width 67cm wide opening outwards. • Shower cubicle edge/step is 24cm high.  • The small pedestal washbasin is rounded at the front and 79cm high. • Toilet is 43cm high Self-Catering Kitchen   • Tea/coffee making facilities are in the sitting/dining area on a table 81cm high and wheelchair accessible. Grounds and Gardens   • We have a large courtyard area for parking with paved areas and gravel and seating. It is private and not-overlooked and has some flower borders and pot plants. The elevated garden and garden glass room (meditation room) is also available to our guests but access is steep. Plans for easier access and rails are afoot.  Additional Information   • Assistance dogs are welcomed by arrangement.   • There is no mobile phone reception.   Guests are welcome to use our land-line.  • We are able to use the front door and sitting/dining room door in the need of evacuation. We will alert residents personally if evacuation is needed. We can provide an alarm bell for rooms if necessary. Please let us know of any special requirements at the time of booking. • We are a no smoking building (smoking is allowed in the courtyard area). We can accept small items of food/medication for storage in our fridge by arrangement (access available 24 hours). Contact Information   • Address: The Byre, Harbottle, Nr. Rothbury, Northumberland NE65 7DG • Telephone: 01669 650476 • Email: • Website: • Grid reference: 80/936047 • Hours of operation: Arrivals 4 - 8pm  Departures by 11am (other times by arrangement) • Emergency number: 999 Future Plans   • Railings and more accessible steps in elevated garden. Portable ramp for the one-step in the courtyard. Handrail for step in courtyard. Completion by end of 2007 We welcome your feedback to help us continuously improve if you have any comments please phone 01669 650476 or email Created on: 08/10/2007 Updated 25/10/07