Access Statement

1 Introduction

Our Self-Catering cottage is a traditional Lakeland stone built mid terrace cottage. It is situated on a no through road and in a very quiet part of Keswick’s conservation area. We have tried to provide as much detail as possible in this statement so that potential visitors have sufficient information and descriptions before making a booking. We welcome all enquiries by telephone, letter or email.

2 Pre-Arrival:

The nearest bus stop is situated at Booths Supermarket which is 5 minutes walk away. Visit Traveline for timetables.

The nearest train station is at Penrith, 13 miles east of Keswick and serves the main London Euston/Glasgow/Edinburgh West Coast line. Details from,

Taxis can be found at Booths Supermarket, otherwise telephone 017687 72676.

Public Car Park
The nearest additional car parking is on the Central Car Park, 50 yards from the cottage. This is a pay and display car park. For more car parking locations, visit Allerdale Car Park List.

National Concession Travel Scheme
Keswick is part of Allerdale Borough Council who participate in the National Concession Travel Scheme (Free travel if eligibility met). For more information, visit Allerdale Concessionary Travel.

RADAR Toilets
The nearest RADAR toilet is opposite the Central Car Park, 150 yards away from the cottage. (Information source, Allerdale BC 01900 702880). For more information, visit Allerdale Public Toilets.

3 Arrival & Car Parking

There is parking for one vehicle at Slee cottage. The car parking area is level. If guests have two cars then there is a permit available for a car to be parked on the nearby car park. There is a fee of £15 (pro-rated for short breaks) to be paid for this permit. Car parking for the cottage is at the rear of the cottage and this is accessed via a one car width lane.

4 Entrance

The nearest entrance to the cottage from the car parking area is via the back door. The ground is level from the car parking area to the patio area and is covered with loose chippings. There is one step 9″ high onto the patio area, thereafter it is level, apart from the door frame, into the cottage. The door opens directly into the kitchen. At right angles to the back door there is a sliding patio. There is a porch at the front of the cottage which is accessed by a pedestrian lane from Market Square. The porch has double doors overall width 50″. Entrance from the lane into the cottage is virtually level.

5 Kitchen

The kitchen is well equipped with appliances.  Some cupboards are floor level and others are wall mounted. There is an automatic Washer/Dryer, an integrated Dishwasher. Gas cooker with 4 hob burners, oven and seperate grill, a Fridge, Freezer and a microwave. The kitchen is well lit with natural light from the window and sunken spotllights in the ceiling. The boiler is in the kitchen. Flooring is laminated. From the open plan kitchen there is a 2″ step leading into the dining area.

6 Dining Area

The dining area has an oval shaped table and is supported by central pedestal legs. The chairs are moveable. There is solid oak flooring throughout the dining and lounge area.

7 Lounge Area

There are two good sized double sofas. Also a games chest and bookcase. Television is remote controlled and has an integrated DVD player.There is a CD/Radio. Current legislation does not allow us to leave any CD’s or DVD’s in the cottage.

Off the lounge area there is a small cupboard where the upright vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board, brushes and mop are housed.

8 Hall and Stairs

A door 27″ wide leads to the hallway and the front door is off to the right. The floor is the same solid oak wood as in the dining/lounge area.

Stairs lead from the hallway to the upper two floors. All the stairs are carpetted and the staircase is well illuminated with natural light and electric lighting. A hand rail has been installed on the first section of the first flight of stairs.

9 Bedrooms

On the first floor there is a single bedroom and a double bedroom. Both have standard sized furniture, are carpeted and have ample natural light.
On the second floor there is a family room which has a double bed and a single bed and standard sized furniture. This bedroom is carpeted and has a window supplying natural light. This bedroom is under the eaves of the house and in places is not of a normal standard ceiling height.

10 Bathrooms

The bathroom on the first floor has a toilet, washbasin with mirror, light and shaver socket over, and a large walk-in shower. The fixed overhead shower operates off the mains water supply.  There is a large radiator. Flooring is laminated. There is a window for natural light and sunken spot lights in the ceiling.

The bathroom on the second floor has a toilet, washbasin with mirror, light and shaver socket over, and a standard sized bath.  There is a large radiator. Flooring is laminated. There is a window for natural light and a ceiling light incorporating a fan.

11 Contact Information

Postal Address:
Mrs Barbara Newton
Orchard House,
CA13 9XP

017687 76347

07803 714081


12 Additional Information

Bookings/Enquiries can be made via telephone, letter, email or by the pro forma enquiry form on the web site.

We can provide information in large print on request.

For SATNAV users the postcode of the cottage is CA12 5BW.

This page is in working progress.  If there are any discrepancies then please contact me so that they can be corrected.

These pages were updated on 12th November 2017