This access statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with access needs, but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our guests/visitors.
The Elmdene is a 6 bedroomed victorian villa offering bed and breakfast. The house is located in a Quiet tree lined road, on the level, with a level car park and front garden. We have 6 bedrooms , 4 on the first floor and a further 2 on the second floor, there are no bedrooms on the ground floor. The seafront is a 500metre level walkaway. The town centre is approx 1 mile away and the harbourside is also 1 mile away,via a level walk along the seafront.
We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any queries or require any assistance please phone 01803 294940 or email [email protected].
Check in is strictly from 3pm to 8pm, unless otherwise arranged. The nearest railway station is Torquay ,which is a 500 metre level walk away. There are usually Taxis available at the station if required. We can offer a pick up service by prior arrangement. A number 32 bus which travels to the town centre, harbour , St Marychurch and Torbay Hospital, has a bus stop 100 metres from the front of the house. On return alight at Walnut road.These buses run at 20 minute intervals at peak time, with a reduced service evenings and weekends. Further along towards the sea front (500m level walk) you can pick up buses to Paignton, Dartmouth and Brixham.The Pavement to the bus stop is even and tarmac
Car Parking and Arrival
We have 8 well laid out parking spaces which is ample for our 6 rooms. Parking is free. The car park is tarmac and level. The carpark has a floodlight and local street lighting. There are 3 steps up to the front door and a handrail on both sides. Due to the nature of the building we have no level access. Assistance with luggage is always available. The front door opening is 760mm (30 inches approx)
The welcome area is level. There is a porch with a console table and bookcase. The area is well lit and has wall lighting, 2 lamps and a chandelier. The floor is short pile carpet. All guests are made verbally aware of the location of all public areas and are always escorted to rooms on first arrival
We do not have any ground floor bedrooms. The rooms are numbered 1-6, with room 1 being the closest to the front door and room 6 the furthest. the door opening is 77cm (approx33 inches). Funiture can be moved on request. All rooms are double only.The height to the top of the bed is 60 cm (approx 24 inches). The bedrooms have a centre chandelier, 2 bedside lamps, a further table lamp and task lighting. Additional lighting can be requested.The walls are light, contrasted with dark carpets. The wardrobes are Oak with fixed hanging rails. The floors are short pile carpet. Flat screen digital TVs are in all rooms with subtitles available. There are no telephones in the bedrooms
Bathrooms, Shower-rooms & Toilets (Ensuite or Shared)
There is level access from the bedroom to the bathroom. The door opening is 60 cm (24 inches approx)The shower is not over a bath, there is a 4 inch lip into the shower. The WC seat is 40 cm (16 inches) approx from the floor. The taps are crossover type handles. The room is well lit with 3 ceiling spotlights and a shaver light. The room has dark floors and white walls. White towelling is provided. The floor is porcelain tile
Public Areas - Halls, Stairs, Landings, Corridors
The lower hall way has a short pile carpet with a staircase leading to the first floor. There are 12 stairs to a half landing with a handrail on one side, The a further 7 stairs to the first floor with a handrail on the one side.Room 1 and 2 are directly in front of you, To the left down a corridor and down 2 steps you find rooms 3 and 4. A further staircase, 10 steps to a half landing and aand a further 7 steps with a handrail on one side, bring you to rooms 5 and 6. Landings are well lit with chandeliers and 24 hr emergency lighting.
Public Areas - Lounge
The lounge is on the ground floor at the front of the building.The doorway is 82 cm (approx 32 inches) wide. There is plenty of space between the funiture. There are 4 leather sofas and 2 fabric easy chairs, 2 coffee tables, 2 lamp tables. The lounge is well lit with a chadelier , 3 wall lights and table lamps. The floor is short pile carpet. The TV is 32 in flat screened digital offering subtitles
The public WC is on the first floor up 2 flights of stairs ,12 the 7 steps with handrail. There is no space for a wheelchair. there is an audible fire detector outside the WC. It has a single centre light fitting, The taps are cross handled. The toilet height is 60cm (24 inches)
The dining room is on the ground floor via level access from the lower hall. The door is 84cm (33 inches)wide. There is good space between tables. The chairs are leather dining chairs without arms. The tables are square natural oak. There are 2 chandelier lights. The floor is oak laminate. Special diets are catered for on request. Waiter service to table is provided. Crockery is white served on natural wood tables. The nearest WC is on the first floor.
There are 3 tiled steps from the front door into the garden. A bench seat is provided with a sun brolly when appropriate. The garden is level and mainly laid to lawn with flowered borders. The garden is also accessed via the car park which is level tarmac.
We do not accept pets.We do not accept children, We do not accept Gruop or party bookings,we do not accept family or multi room bookins,Guests must be over 18 years old, we are Non-smoking through out the Building, this includes Vapour and E-ciggaretts, Low energy lighting is used in some areas. All public areas have low pile carpets and light walls. free wi-fi and internet is available through out the Building to Guests.
Torbay Hospital 01803 614 567
Shopmobility Torquay 01803 380 982
Opening Times for Telephone Contact: Mon - Sat 10:00 to 16:00 (Summer)
Mon - Sat 10:00 to 13:00 (Winter
Chelston Hall Doctors Surgery
Old Mill Road Chelston Torquay, Devon TQ2 6HW
01803 605 359
Address (Inc postcode): Rathmore Road Chelston Torquay TQ2 6NZ
Telephone: 01803 294 940
Email: [email protected]
Grid Reference: SX 90473 63930
Hours Of Operation: 24 hours
Local Accessible Taxi: Torbay cabs 01803 292 292
Local Public Transport: Stagecoach bus company