We have taken a range of measures to make a traditional, four-storey Victorian house more accessible, including the addition of banisters and handrails and removal of some steps.
A lift (or elevator) cannot be installed and guests with limited mobility may find the top floor rooms difficult to access.
There is a low step from the pavement at the entrance to Duke House. The ground floor rooms sitting room and breakfast room can be accessed without further steps or stairs. Access from the car park into the ground floor can also be made without negotiating steps or stairs.
The ground floor guests’ WC is on a landing accessed by four deep steps which are fitted with handrails.
The two first floor bedrooms are accessed from the landing (see above) and two short flights of six stairs each, both with handrails. There is a further guests’ WC on the first floor.
The two bedrooms on the top floor are reached via an additional flight of 12 stairs. These stairs are somewhat steep but do have a handrail.
If you have any concerns about accessibility at Duke House, please do contact us so that we can discuss your needs and provide help wherever possible.
The Apartment is on the ground floor and is accessed through a passageway running between Duke House and The Apartment and leading onto Victoria Street. There is one step leading into The Apartment hallway.
The bathroom has a shower over the bath.