Access Statement

Introduction

Eighteen97 is located on a single track road within the village of Goathland. The house was built in 1897 and whilst we aim to meet the needs of all our guests there are some period features that may make access difficult for people with limited mobility. Our guest rooms are located on the first floor accessed only via one flight of stairs. Guest rooms are at first floor level and have en-suite shower or ensuite bathrooms. The ceilings are sloping in some rooms due to the eaves. As all our guest rooms are at first floor level they are not suitable for wheelchair users.

Pre-Arrival

We are located on a single track road within Goathland village, you will encounter hills in all directions. Access to the centre of the village is via the roadway, there are footpaths at some points but these are uneven stepping stones, at other times you may need to walk on the road or across grass. This is commom place throughtout the village.

The nearest shops, pubs and cafés are within easy, but not level, walking distance in the direction of The Common. Services at the shops are limited.

The nearest bus stop is opposite the shops in the centre of the village which is around 5 minutes walk. From here the Coastliner bus service runs to Whitby and York and the surrounding area, we also have copies of the local timetables for guest use.

The nearest railway station is around10 -15 minutes walk from Eighteen97. There are limited services via the North Yorkshire Moors Railway from this station. A connection may be made to Grosmount which has a mainline service along the Esk Valley to Middlesborough and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway also runs from here.

There are several local taxi companies and taxis can usually be ordered iwith advance notice. We also hold taxi details on file.

Eighteen97 is unable to welcome pets of any kind. Assistance dogs are welcome by prior arrangement. A family pet may be on site.

Menus and guest information can be provided in large print if required. We regret we do not have facilities to prepare documents in Braille.

Our website www.eighteen97.co.uk provides pictures of our accommodation and further information on the services we provide.

You can contact us by telephone or e-mail. Please see the “Contact Information” section of this document for full details.

Arrival and Car Parking

We are a small bed and breakfast and do not have a 24 hour reception service, for that reason our arrival times are from 3pm and we ask that you make advance arrangements with us for arrivals after 6.00pm. Earlier arrival may, however, be possible by arrangement. On the day of departure rooms must be vacated by 10.30am.

There is off road parking for 3 cars on a gravel drive to the side of the main house. We can also accommodate motorbikes and bicycles in this area.

We can offer assistance with luggage of a reasonable size and weight if required.

Main Entrance

From the gravel drive there is one step and an uneven stone flagged path to the front door. From the road there is a gravel path and three steps to the front door.

The front door is usually closed therefore please ring the bell on your arrival.

Guest Accommodation – Public Areas

In the small lobby area there is a tiled floor and one step to the living room and dining room where there is original wooden parquet to the floor, a door to the side leads to stairs to the first floor. There is a staircase rising to the first floor, with an original wooden banister on both sides. The staircase turns where there is one banister rail. All the stairs are carpeted.

Our guest bedrooms are on the first floor. (Please see section “Bedrooms” for more information).

The house is centrally heated throughout but temperatures can be adjusted in each room to suit individual requirements via thermostatic radiators.

Sitting and Dining Room

Guests are welcome to use the sitting room with consideration to other guests.

The sitting room / dining room has one sofa and one easy chair. This room has a selection of books and magazines for guest use. A selection of local information and maps is also available.

The sitting room/ dining room has original wooden parquet floors, a rug and is centrally heated.

Breakfast is served in the dining room between 8.15am and 9am each morning, with all food being cooked fresh.

Bedrooms

All bedrooms are carpeted throughout. All are individually decorated and furnished and have white porcelain and travertine en-suite bathroom facilities.

All rooms have kingsize beds with either a full ensuite bathroom with separate shower cubicle or an ensuite shower room. All rooms have flatscreen tv’s, tea and coffee making facilities, towels, and complementary toiletries and a hair dryer.

Our beds are normally made with goose feather and down duvets and pillows, with spare blankets and bedspreads for use during winter. A synthetic duvet and pillows can be provided on request.

There is a wardrobe with drawers and bedside cabinets in each room; all rooms have mirrors and bedside lights.

All our bedrooms provide additional seating.

There is a guest information folder in each bedroom which contains a variety of further information. Additional details about Eighteen97, the area and suggestions on where to eat are some of the topics covered. There are details on emergency contacts including the local hospitals and doctors.

Garden

The garden is available to guests with the excepton of an area to the east which is the ‘working’ part of the garden and an area directly outside the owners sitting room. A terrace area of gravel and uneven stone paving is located outside the French Doors to the dining room where a table and chairs is provided. The gardens extend to over 1 acre and it should be noted that grass, paved and gravel areas are all of a rustic and uneven finish. Guests use the garden entirely at their own risk.

There is secure storage outside that guests may use, with prior agreement to store surfboards, wetsuits, bicycles, and outdoor walking boots.

Additional Information

There is a fire extinguisher in the entrance lobby cupboard and on the first floor landing.

In the event of a fire you will hear the fire alarm. In case of impaired hearing or movement please hang the red sign found on the back of the bedroom door on the door handle.

Exit the building following the main staircase and via the front door to the parking area at the side of the building.

We do not permit smoking in the house. Should you wish to smoke please do so outside with consideration for other guests and ensure that all doors are closed.

We are happy to cater for special diets where possible. Please advise us of these before your arrival.

Mobile phone reception can be limited dependant on the network you use,

Contact Information

Address: Eighteen97, Glenhead, Orchard Lane, Goathland, Whitby, YO22 5JT

Telephone number: 01947 896317

(When we are away from home for an extended period of time this number is diverted to a mobile phone.)

 E-mail address: fiona@eighteen97.co.uk

 Website: www.eighteen97.co.uk

We are open all year including Christmas and New Year, but do take occasional days off throughout the year.