Accommodation Access Statement 2017-06-23T19:25:22+00:00

Access Statement

Yorkshire Bridge Inn statement on accessibility

Pre-Arrival
We have a website: www.yorkshire-bridge.co.uk and we can also be found on www.peakdistrictonline.co.uk  www.visitbritain.com  www.theaa.com/travel and www.peakdistrict-nationalpark.com

Bookings / enquiries can be made via the website or phone.
Brochures can be supplied on request.

There is a bus service that stops outside the Yorkshire Bridge Inn.

The nearest train station is at Bamford, which is 2 miles away at the lower end of the village (The Yorkshire Bridge Inn can be found to the north of Bamford). There are no taxis at the station but we can book a taxi if we have sufficient notice.

Arrival
The Yorkshire Bridge Inn dates back to at least 1826. The building has been developed over a number of years and retains a number of original features as well as some recent additions such as the new spacious conservatory and our Bridge Room, which we utilise predominantly for residents dining. We have also converted parts of the property to offer guest accommodation and as a result there are many different levels within the Yorkshire Bridge Inn. We have tried to describe these to you below to allow you to judge if we meet your access requirements.

The Inn is accessed either via the front door or the back door.

The front car park comprises three parking spaces adjacent to the main entrance and ample parking throughout the rest of the car park. The car park is level, has a tarmac surface and is well lit from dusk onwards. There is a gentle slope to the main entrance door with no steps or ramps. At the main entrance door there is a small threshold up into the carpeted porch. From the porch there is a second door into the property, which leads onto a tiled floor with handrails to the side.

The rear car park is level, has a tarmac surface and is well lit from dusk onwards. From the rear car park to the rear entrance of the property there is a flight of 13 stone steps and an upward slope in the courtyard area. There is an upward slope to the rear entrance. Finally, there is ample level disabled parking on the roadside adjacent to our garden and clearly marked for disabled use only. There is a small fence leading to the back door. At this door there is a small threshold up into the tiled entrance hall. The hall is approximately three metres long and leads to a door which opens into the main property which is predominantly carpeted. The reception desk is immediately to the right and adjacent to one side of the bar.

We offer assistance with luggage to all our overnight guests.

If you are staying overnight with us you will need to register at the reception desk which is on ground floor level. Once you have registered we will escort you to your guestroom and will assist you with your luggage if required.


The Yorkshire Bridge Inn

Public Areas
A range of six different seating areas is available, all offering a variety of seating including chairs with arms. The conservatory has a tiled floor, good lighting and ceiling fans. All other areas have varied levels of lighting and are carpeted with the exception of the metre immediately in front of the bar and the entrance halls, which are tiled. All of these main areas of the property are all on one level and have no steps or slopes. Whilst we do not have a mobility grading we have often been visited by wheelchair users staying or dining with able-bodied friends.

Menus are printed in large print and our staff can assist if required.
Vegetarian meals are readily available and any special dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice.
All mobile networks have good coverage throughout the property and there is a public telephone available near the reception desk.
Background music is played throughout the bar and dining areas.

Public toilets are located in the tiled entrance hall leading to the rear door. They comprise ladies, gents and an accessible toilet that also includes a baby changing station.

Please contact us should you wish to make sure that we meet your requirements.

Guest bedrooms
Guest bedrooms are located in a part of the property designated for residents only. Some of our guestrooms can be accessed directly from the car park or courtyard and can therefore be more easily utilised by guests with mobility problems.
Bedrooms can only be accessed from the public areas of The Yorkshire Bridge Inn via a secure door. The door is opened by a key which we issue to guests upon check-in. The door leads through to the middle floor of the inn which is carpeted and where there are four steps leading down with a rope rail to the right. The carpeted corridor then slopes down and leads to the right and then the left. This area contains four bedrooms and a resident’s information area and can also be accessed by means of a key through a secure door, with a small threshold, from the courtyard. We have two parking spaces located in the courtyard, one of which is designated for disabled use, and the walkway to the secure door from the parking spaces is level:

Room 2 – a double room with level access and en-suite bathroom with a shower. The bedroom is carpeted. The en-suite is tiled and has a 27cm step into the shower. There is a grab rail adjacent to the shower. This bedroom also has level access from the courtyard.

Resident’s Information Area – a carpeted area set to the left of the corridor and comprising a number of seats with arms and a selection of literature about the area in addition to library books etc.

Room 3 – our four poster bedroom with level access and en-suite bathroom with bath and overhead shower. The bedroom is carpeted and the en-suite is tiled. This bedroom also has level access from the courtyard.

Room 4 – a double bedroom with level access and en-suite bathroom with bath and overhead shower. The bedroom is carpeted and the en-suite is tiled. This bedroom also has level access from the courtyard.

Room 5 – a double bedroom with level access and en-suite bathroom with bath and overhead shower. The bedroom is carpeted and the en-suite is tiled. This bedroom also has level access from the courtyard.

Adjacent to the resident’s information area is the carpeted stairwell leading up to the first floor. There are three flights of stairs with 6 steps in the first flight, 2 in the second and 6 in the third. There is a banister on the stairs. On the landing there is a door to the left which leads to the following bedrooms:

Room 8 – a twin bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with bath and overhead shower. The bedroom is carpeted and the en-suite is tiled.

Room 9 – a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with bath and overhead shower. The bedroom is carpeted and the en-suite is tiled.

Room 10 – a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with bath and overhead shower. The bedroom is carpeted and the en-suite is tiled.

The door to the right at the top of the landing leads to the following bedrooms:

Room 6 – a bedroom with three single beds and an en-suite bathroom with bath and overhead shower. The bedroom is carpeted and the en-suite is tiled.

Room 7 – a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with bath and overhead shower. The bedroom is carpeted and the en-suite is tiled.

Adjacent to the resident’s information area on the middle floor is the carpeted stairwell leading down to the lower ground floor. There are three flights of stairs with 6 steps in the first flight, 2 in the second and 6 in the third. There is a banister on the stairs. At the bottom of the stairs there is a door to the right which leads to the following bedrooms:

Room 11 – a double room with an en-suite bathroom with a corner quarter shower. The bedroom is carpeted. The en-suite is tiled and has a 26cm step into the shower.

Room 12 – a double room with an en-suite bathroom with a corner quarter shower. The bedroom is carpeted. The en-suite is tiled and has a 26cm step into the shower. This bedroom can also be accessed directly from the rear car park by an outside door which requires the residents room key to unlock. There is a 10cm stone paving step up to the door from the car park.

The door to the left at the bottom of the stairs leads to the following bedrooms:

Room 14 – a family room with a double and a single bed and an en-suite bathroom with a bath and overhead shower. The bedroom is carpeted and the en-suite is tiled. This bedroom can also be accessed directly from the rear car park by an outside door which requires the residents room key to unlock. There is a 10cm stone paving step up to the door from the car park.

Room 15 – a family room with a double and a single bed and an en-suite bathroom with a bath and overhead shower. The bedroom is carpeted and the en-suite is tiled. This bedroom also has level access directly from the rear car park by an outside door which requires the residents room key to unlock. There is no step up to the door from the car park.

Room 16 – a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with a bath and overhead shower. The bedroom is carpeted and the en-suite is tiled. This bedroom also has level access directly from the rear car park by an outside door which requires the residents room key to unlock. There is no step up to the door from the car park.

Please contact us should you wish to make sure that we meet your requirements.

If you have any questions at all regarding any requirements you may have, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Additional Information
–          Information folder is available in all rooms in size 14 font (can be increased on request)
–          All mobile networks have good coverage throughout the property and there is a public telephone available near the reception desk.
–           In the event of a fire an alarm will sound throughout the property. If you may not hear the alarm please advise us so that we can ensure that you are evacuated in the event of a fire.
–          We do not permit smoking anywhere within the Inn or in any of the bedrooms. You are welcome to smoke outside the property and within the covered, heated area provided in the courtyard.

Contact Information

Address: The Yorkshire Bridge Inn, Ashopton Road, Bamford, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 0AZ.
Telephone: 01433 651361
Fax: 01433 651361
Email: info@yorkshire-bridge.co.uk
Website: www.yorkshire-bridge.co.uk