The Old Chapel Bed and Breakfast 

  Old Town, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
   Tel 01720 422100   


This access statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with access needs, but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our guests/visitors.


Access Statement for The Old Chapel Bed and Breakfast


Introduction 


The Old Chapel is situated on the island of St Marys, the largest of 5 inhabited islands of the Isles of Scilly and offers two guest rooms; one double room with its own private bathroom and sunroom and a further double bedroom with ensuite bathroom.


The house itself is over three hundred years old and was once a Wesleyan Chapel serving the islanders, the house has been converted into a family home with particular attention paid to the use of materials salvaged from around the islands coastline. It is a beautiful balance of period features with modern comforts to enable a relaxing stay.


Whilst we aim to meet the needs of all our guests there are some period features of the house which might make access difficult for people with limited mobility. 


We are happy to help with any arrangements to make your stay more enjoyable, so please feel free to contact us with any questions or requests.


Our telephone number is 01720 422100 or if you prefer email [email protected]


We look forward to welcoming you to The Old Chapel

 

On Arrival


Entry Hall

Access to our property is via the entry door which faces directly onto the pavement, there is a 4 inch curb from roadside to pavement however there is a dropped cub within 20 feet of the door if this presents a challenge. There is 4 foot of level pavement from curb side to doorway which is 30 inches (76cm) wide and well lit during hours of darkness.


Entry through doorway provides access to the entry hallway, entry hallway is 102 inches (260cm) deep and 90 inches (230cm) wide and provides flat access to the main living area through a doorway of 30 inches (76cm) width. The floor is even and covered with stone flooring tiles.


Main Living Area

Main living area is a large open space, the room is 30 feet long and 21 feet wide, the room is very open, the floor is even and made from wood that encompasses our lounge area and our dining area where breakfast is served. 


Off of the main living area is the kitchen,(this area is not accessible to guests) and a large conservatory.

Assistance can be given with luggage.


Access to guest bedrooms

Our guest rooms are accessed by means of a right curving set of stairs with 12 (8ins) steps, stairs are 30 inches wide (76cm), they are quite steep in incline and there is a hand rail on one side.

At the top of the stairs is a landing area 60 inches (153) wide by 60 (153) inches long. The stairs and landing are well lit during darkness.

 

 Guest bedrooms


The Lord Franks Room


Is located directly off of the landing area through a doorway that is 29 inches (74cm) wide the access way is level with no step and the flooring is carpeted.

The room is 17 feet long (5m) and 12 feet (4m) wide with the narrowest area being 8 foot 9 inches. (3m, within the room is a chest of drawers and a wardrobe for storage these are located against the walls leaving a clear space in the centre of the room. 

There is a single sturdy chair with 2 arms provided.


The bed is a wrought iron double bed that is 54 inches (137cm) wide 75 inches (190cm) long and 28 (71cm) inches high with access to both sides that measures 20 inches (51cm) wide


Our beds are made up with duvets with an additional comforter for those who feel the chill, the rooms also have electric heaters for guest to use. Our standard pillows are non-allergenic man made content of medium firm fill, alternatives can be found if advised at point of booking.

Either side of the bed is a bedside table with lamp.


Within the room we provide a tray of complimentary tea and coffee making materials also a TV that can provide subtitles if required, all linen and towels are provided (with the exception of beach towels).


The Lord Franks room has an attached sunroom, this room is 14 feet (4m)wide and 7 foot (2m) deep, to access this sunroom there is a doorway measuring 33 inches (84cm) wide and a single step of 7 inches (18cm) high within this room is a small cane sofa and 2 chairs along with a coffee table.


The private bathroom is adjacent to the room itself and is located off of the landing, the room is 10 foot (3.5m) long by 7 foot (2m) wide, entry is via a doorway 26 inches (66cm) wide there is a flat and level floor entry into the bathroom and the flooring is tiled and even.

Within the room is a sink with hot and cold water taps which is at floor level.

Please note access to toilet, bath and shower will require the ability to manage a step of 7 inches (18cm) high and a further step of 7 inches (18cm) high to access the shower, the bath itself is 14 inches (36cm) deep, 22 inches (56cm) wide and 57 inches (145cm) long, the shower room is 31 wide (90cm), 35 inches (90cm) long and has a fixed head shower with the shower unit itself 6 foot (183cm) from the floor..

 

The John Wesley Room


Is located directly off of the landing area through a doorway that is 29 inches (74cm) wide, the room is 12 foot 7 inches (3.5m) long and 12 feet (3.5m) wide, the access way is level with no step and the flooring is carpeted.


Within the room is a chest of drawers and a wardrobe for storage these are located against the walls leaving a clear space in the centre of the room, there is a single sturdy chair provided


The bed is a wrought iron double bed that is 54 inches (137cm) wide 75 inches (190cm) long and 28 (71cm) inches high, access to wall side measures 20 inches (51cm) wide and is open to a width of 4 feet (1.5m) on the room side.

Our beds are made up with duvets with an additional comforter for those who feel the chill, the rooms also have electric heaters for guest to use, our standard pillows are non-allergenic man made content of medium firm fill, alternatives can be found if advised at point of booking, either side of the bed is a bedside table with lamp.


Within the room we provide a tray of complimentary tea and coffee making materials also a TV that can provide subtitles if required, all linen and towels are provided (with the exception of beach towels).


The bathroom is ensuite and directly accessible off of the room itself, the room measures 7 foot 3 inches (2m) long and 6 foot 3 inches (2m) wide.

Entry is via a doorway 29 inches (74cm) wide there is a flat and level floor entry into the bathroom and the flooring is tiled and even.

Within the room is a sink toilet, bath and shower. The bath itself is 14 inches (36cm) deep, 22 inches (56cm) wide and 59 inches (150cm) long, the shower is located over the batch itself and has a fixed head shower with the shower unit itself 6 feet (183cm) from the floor of the bath.

 Additional Information


There is a comprehensive guest folder in each room providing details of the facilities of the house, the procedures for fire, contact telephone numbers and addresses for local hospitals, doctors, taxis, details of local opening hours and facilities and some historical information about the house itself.


We provide a full set of attraction information and are happy to help with advice or arrangements if you wish.


We also have free access to superfast broadband.


Breakfast is served in the dining area of the main living area and your breakfast menu is provided in your room and orders taken the night before, we are happy to cater for special diets or particular likes or dislikes. Please advise us before your arrival.


We can refrigerate prescription medication and additionally store any perishable food in our fridge for a limited period.

Mobile phone reception is not good but in emergency we offer the use of the house phone to guests and will willingly make calls for taxis and book events on your behalf.

 

Garden


Garden can be accessed via the large conservatory or by a separate entrance to the side of the property.


Conservatory doorway is directly off of the main living space on the ground floor, doorway is 29 inches (74cm) wide, and floor is level to conservatory, conservatory offers clear access path to garden measuring 36 inches (100cm) wide.


The side entrance is flat but narrow at 24 inches (60cm) wide.


Garden area is laid to grass and open, there is a raised area of wild garden with 2 steps of 10 inches high (26cm) hig, to the side is a benched seating area with a large pond. There is a step of 10 inches (60cm) high to access this area.

 

Contact Information


Address (Inc postcode): The Old Chapel, Old Town Lane, Old Town, St Marys, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0NN

Telephone:  01720 422100

Email:  [email protected]

Website: www.theoldchapelislesofscilly.co.uk

Hours Of Operation:  Flexible within reason

Local Accessible Taxi:  Contact details provided in room folder

Local Public Transport:  Island Bus – timetable on provided in room folder