Access Statement

Alnwick Lodge is designed to be accessible as possible for people with all kinds of disabilities. Guide dogs are very welcome. If you have any queries prior to your visit please telephone 01665 604363 for access information.

Accommodation and facilities are based and inspired / restricted by the old walls of a Northumbrian Farm Stead. Whenever possible adjustments have been made to allow as many people as possible to enjoy their visit to Alnwick Lodge. We are ideally situated 1 and a half miles from the outskirts of Alnwick and approximately 5 miles from Alnmouth railway station where taxis are available at reasonable rates.
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Arrival and Car Parking
Adequate free gravel surfaced parking. There is a drop-off point on level stone paving flags outside the courtyard entrance, with a sheltered covered canopy to protect visitors and luggage from the weather. There is a door bell outside the courtyard entrance if assistance is required.

Main Entrance – Reception
Accessed by crossing 11 metres of Victorian cobbles before reaching a 10 metre smooth stone path leading to the 900mm wide main entrance door which has a 50mm high thresh.

Public Areas
Flooring is carpet with rugs, all steps are tapered. Doors are a minimum of 900mm wide and are all fitted with self-closing springs. WC external unisex fitted with grab rails accessible from car park. There are no WC alarm call systems/ WC internal unisex fitted with grab rails. A request to staff for access bedroom (Tack Room). This is a single bedroom with a 900mm wide electronic orthopaedic bed, accessible from both sides, shower room and WC en-suite are walk-in wet room with high- and low-level showers, folding seat, grab rails and ceramic floor, no alarm system. We have 15 bedrooms, 5 of them are on the ground floor and the remaining 10 are on the first floor accessed by different stairwells all of which have handrails to assist with limited mobility and we are happy to help with luggage if required. The various stairwells are as follows: – wooden stairwell 15 steps 7 inches high, metal stairwell 13 steps 9 inches high, wooden stairwell 12 steps 7 inches high, spiral stairwell 11 steps 8 inches high and lastly another spiral stairwell 11 steps and 8 inches high.

Bedrooms
Bedrooms are all fitted with short-pile carpets and rugs throughout excluding the Cart Shed bedroom which has a wooden floor with rugs.  Bedrooms have en-suite facilities with a WC, wash basin, either a bath or shower, and are equipped with anti-slip mats where necessary, shelves, hooks and towel rails are also in each room. Tea and coffee facilities and a basic kettle are provided, and each room has gas centrally heated radiators. Individual Bedroom brochures and emergency procedure instructions are in all bedrooms. Good colour contrast of floors, walls and fixtures.

Additional Information
Fire extinguishers are placed throughout the Lodge, in the event of a fire, the alarm will go off, please advise us if you have a hearing impairment and might not hear this. The building can be evacuated via the exit doors to the front garden or through the courtyard and into the car park. Mobile phone reception is generally good for most networks.

Due to the location of Alnwick Lodge, it is advisable to have your own transport.

No smoking premises.