Access Statement for Birch How Guest House



 Birch How is a Victorian four-storey guest house, with three letting

 bedrooms, one on the ground floor and two on the first floor.
 Our aim is to provide comfortable accommodation and to cater for the

 needs of all our guests.
 The following information is provided to help in deciding if Birch How

  is suitable for your needs.


• You can contact Birch How guest house by phone   01768773404
• e-mail:
• By mail: Birch How, 41 Brundholme Terrace, Station Road, Keswick

                 CA12 4NB
• Keswick’s main bus station is approximately ten minutes walking

  distance away. If traveling from Penrith or Windermere the bus stop

  on Victoria Street is less than a 2 minute walk.

• Penrith train station is the closest at approximately 17 miles.

  There is a regular bus service available.

• Local taxi services:

  Davies taxis 01768772676
  DnK taxis 01768774959
  Derwent taxis 01768775585


Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

• An anticipated arrival time is important so that I can be here to greet


• There is overnight parking and restricted day parking at the front of

 the house and a small private gated car park at the back.

   The car park is accessed from a private lane. Turn first right off the

   lane and right again through the double gates, it is about a one

   minute walk back round to the front door.

   There is limited access to the rear of the house from the car park.
•  Assistance with luggage is provided if required.


Main Entrance & Reception

• The front door is accessed off Brundholme Terrace, Station Road by

  a wooden gate 900mm wide, along an 8.5 meter paved garden path.
• Three steps approximately 140mm high by 1070mm wide, with one

   handrail, lead up to the front door.
• The outer door is 1000mm wide and the inner door is 960mm wide.
• There is a push bell to the right of the front door.
• The hall leads to the main staircase and also a lower landing

  accessed by three steps 140mm high.
• On the lower landing is a table with visitor’s book and hand bell, also

  access to the bathroom and the stairs to the dining room.


 Public Areas -  General (Internal)

• All the floor areas on the stairs, halls and bedrooms are carpeted.

• We do not have a lounge but all rooms have chairs and a colour TV.

• There are 12 steps approximately 180mm high, 210mm deep and

  800mm wide, with a banister rail, leading down to the lower ground


• There are 12 steps leading to a half landing and a further 5 steps up

  to the first floor. All steps are approximately 170mm high 260mm

  deep 920mm wide.

• The bathroom has a WC, basin and bath with over-bath electric

  shower, screen and grab rail. Bathroom door width 670mm.


 Dining Room, 

• The dining room is on the lower ground floor, accessed by a flight of

  stairs off the half landing by the bathroom.

• Breakfast and evening meals are served in the dining room.

• The tables are normally set for two, but this can be flexible.

• All dietary needs can be catered for if known in advance.   


• We are happy to advise on local restaurants to suite all tastes and

  requirements, and will make bookings for guests if required. 

 Restaurants in Keswick


• We cannot offer laundry facilities, but are happy to help dry wet

  clothing and provide an iron if required.
• There are two launderettes within a short walk of Birch How.  

Leisure Facilities

• We are happy to advise on any of the leisure facilities on offer in

  the Keswick area.    

Bedrooms & Sleeping Areas

• There are a total of three letting bedrooms. One double on the

  ground floor, one en-suite double and one en-suite flexible bedroom

  on the first floor.

Ground Floor

Room 1
• One double bed height approximately 610mm

• Two chairs with arms and cushions

• Furniture can be rearranged

• Washbasin

• Ceiling light, wall lights over- bed and table lamp

•  Colour TV      

• Central heating with temperature control.        

• Complementary tea/coffee facilities.


First Floor

Room 2

• One double bed height approximately 610mm

• Two chairs with arms and cushions

• Furniture can be moved on request
• Colour TV

• Complementary tea/coffee facilities
• Ceiling light, wall lights over bed

• Central heating with temperature control        

• En-suite shower room has a basin, WC and a shower with sliding


• One double bed height approximately 510mm, one single bed height

  approximately 550mm

• Three chairs with arms and cushions

• Furniture can be rearranged

• Complementary tea/coffee facilities

• Colour TV

• Central heating with temperature control
• Two ceiling lights, three table lamps

• fixed shower room has a basin WC and electric shower

 Additional Information

• Mobile phone service is generally available throughout the house,  but does vary with different networks
• Free Wi-fi connection available access code available upon request
• There is a no smoking policy throughout all parts of the house
• A limited amount of space is available in the fridge for medication, or  other special needs on request


  Doctors phone no:   Castlehead medical center  01768772025                                        Bank St surgery 01768772438
  Keswick police:   08453300247 

Contact Information  

 Birch How
 41 Brundholme Terrace
 Station Road
 CA12 4NB

 Telephone:  Tel: 01768773404
Contact Telephone and Email Address
We welcome your feedback to help us continually improve if you have any comments please phone 01768773404 or email