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
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
By mail: Birch How, 41 Brundholme Terrace, Station Road, Keswick
Keswicks 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
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 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
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 visitors 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.
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.
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.
We are happy to advise on any of the leisure facilities on offer in
the Keswick area.
Bedrooms & Sleeping Areas