ACCESS STATEMENT FOR:


Compston House American-style
Bed and Breakfast
Revised 01/08

INTRODUCTION:
Compston House was built over 100 years ago of traditional lakeland stone. The house is semidetached on one side, with a drive separating it from the neighbour on the other side.

PRE-ARRIVAL:
Tariff and availability can be accessed online via the website www.compstonhouse.co.uk, or can be provided by phone (015394 32305). The website provides photos of some of the rooms, and also lists directions to Compstons House by car, train or bus. Local taxi or bus service is available at the Windermere rail station (4 miles away). The bus stop for Ambleside Kelsick Road is just up the road from Compston House.

ARRIVAL AND CAR PARKING FACILITIES:
Each double room comes with free parking. Deluxe rooms come with their own off-road parking space, one of which is on site in the drive next to the house; other double rooms come with a permit to use the local pay and display car parks for free. There is also free street parking for one hour during the day and overnight from 5pm to 10am. Disabled badges can be used in the local car parks or on the street.

MAIN ENTRANCE AND RECEPTION:
There are 3 wide stone steps to the entrance to the house, but no handrails. There are two sidehung doors to enter Compston House. Guests are provided with a key to both doors. Reception is generally open for check-in between 11am and noon; then again from 4pm to 7pm. Guests can register standing at the reception counter, or seated in the nearby lounge if they prefer. Pen and paper are provided at reception, as well as extra keys if needed.
The staircase, which has a handrail on one side, is just off the reception area. There are 21 steps to the first floor bedrooms, including one small landing. There are a futher 17 steps to the second floor bedrooms. There are no ground floor bedrooms or ground floor toilet facilities available.

PUBLIC AREAS (General):
Both the guest lounge and the dining room are on the ground level, level with the reception area.
Both lounge and dining room are carpeted, as well as the stairs. The reception area has a laminated wood-effect floor. A WC, which is located on the first level, can be made available to guests.

BEDROOMS:
There are a total of 9 bedrooms, 2 of them have king beds, 6 have standard size double beds (some with footboards), and one has a single bed (for single occupancy). There are no ground floor bedrooms. All bedrooms have one ceiling light, and bedside lamps. Fire alarms are sounded. Please advise us if you have a hearing impairment and might not hear them. All bedrooms are carpeted.
There are no feather pillows in the bedrooms, and pets are not allowed in the guest rooms, with the exception of guide dogs. Room 3 is best suited for a guide dog-- it is one level up, and has a corner space for a dog bed, which does not block access to the bathroom during the night. The house is centrally heated, and temperatures can be adjusted in each room to suit individual requirements.

BATHROOMS:
All guest rooms are fully en-suite (sink, shower and toilet—no bathtubs). The en-suites are compact with a single leaf door, and have laminate flooring, a ceiling light/extractor fan, and a wall/shaver light. Walls, tiles and fixtures are white.

Additional information:
Choice for a cooked breakfast includes a full English breakfast, or a full American breakfast (with homemade pancakes). A vegetarian version of either breakfast is available. For those on a special diet, pancakes can be made with wheat free/gluten free flour. We have toaster pouches for those wishing their gluten free bread to be toasted. We also offer free range eggs, organic orange juice, vine ripened tomatoes, soya milk, brown bread, and vegetarian sausages for those on a vegetarian diet.

Contact Information:
Address:
Compston House American-style B&B
Compston Road
Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9DJ
Telephone: 015394 32305
E-mail: stay@compstonhouse.co.uk
Website: www.compstonhouse.co.uk