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From the M6 motorway Junction 40 follow the A66 West towards Keswick. Turn left off the A66 towards Keswick town centre. Go to the pedestrian traffic lights, just before the lights turn left and immediately left again into Southey Street you will find us on the left hand side of the road just after Blencathra street.

From Ambleside and the South lakes follow the road into the Keswick town centre.Go to the pedestrian traffic lights, just before the lights turn left and immediately left again into Southey Street, you will find us on the left hand side of the road just after Blencathra Street.  


To contact us you can call 017687 74237 free to TALK TALK members or email mjr@bluestonesguesthouse.co.uk or write to us at Bluestones, 7 Southey Street, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 4EG.

Access statement

8 January 2013

Introduction
Bluestones Guest House is situated in the towm of Keswick. It is 17 milesfrom Junction 40 of the M6. The property was built in 1875 and although we endeavour to meet the needs of all our guests there are aspects which may make access difficult for people with limited mobility. We have 3 bedrooms in total, 2 are located on the first floor via a staircase with 14 steps and the remaining room is situated on the Second floor via a staircase of 13 steps. We have no wheelchair access to these rooms.

Pre-Arrival
Ø We are located 100 yards from the main road running through Keswick and a bus stop is situated close to this, with both buses from Penrith and Windermere stopping here. We are 17 miles from the M6 at Penrith and 18 miles from Penrith Train Station which is on the London to Glasgow main line. We do not have a private car park but there is free parking all around Bluestones. Keswick Town centre starts 100 yards from the  Guest House but there is Spar shop 25 yards away open 7am until 10pm 7 days a week.
Ø We are more than happy to make taxi bookings with the various companies in the area on your behalf.
Ø Our information is available in large print but we have no facility to create a Braille
document.
Ø Our website www.bluestonesguesthouse.co.uk provides details of our facilities and contact details.

Arrival and Car parking
Ø Please advise us of your preferred time of arrival
Ø We request that guests arrive after 2pm to ensure that accommodation is ready.
However earlier arrival is possible by prior arrangement.
Ø Assistance with all luggage is provided.

Main Entrance
Ø There is a front gate 94cm wide
Ø There are 2 steps one of 12cm high and another 17cm high up to the main entrance which is 85cm wide and the stairway is 90cm wide; each step being 18cm wide.
Ø Each room has key to the front door.

Bedrooms
Ø There are three bedrooms all together
Ø All rooms have a double bed in them
Ø One room has a single bed in as well as the double
Ø One room has bunk beds in as well as the double
Ø All rooms have en suite bathrooms with doors 67cm wide.
Ø All rooms have colour TV, remote control, tea and coffee making facilities, central
heating, work space and Wi fi access throughout the guest house.
Ø Each room contains instructions on the event of fire.
Ø All rooms are fitted with smoke alarms.

Bedroom 5
Ø Bedrooms 5 is situated at the back of the house, on the first floor. There are 14
steps up to a small landing and then 1 more step to the room each step is approximateley 18cm and the stairway is 90cm wide.
Ø The  double bed  is accessible from both sides, the single from one.
Bedrooms 4
Ø Bedroom 4 is situated on the first floor but another 2 steps up from Bedroom 5
Ø The double bed is accessible from both sides
Ø The staircase to the main landing is split into two separate staircases the first staircase has 14 steps which are 18cm in height. The second staircase has 13 steps which are 18cm in height.
Bedroom 3
Ø Bedroom 3 is on the second floor. There are 2 flights of stairs up to this bedroom. The first flight has 14 steps measuring 18cm in height. The second flight has 13 steps and then 1 additional step into the room all steps measuring 18cm in height.

Additional information
Ø All bedrooms have smoke detectors and alarms
Ø All hallways have smoke detectors and emergency exits are clearly indicated and
supported with emergency lighting in the event of any power failure. The Fire rendezvous point is in the Methodist church car park opposite.
Ø The Guest House does not allow Smoking in any part of the building smokers are asked to smoke outside .
Ø Mobile phone signal is strong throughout the Guest House
Ø The hotel has free wi fi access throughout the Guest House
Ø We are open all year round.