Access at Bridge Hill House

For you to consider…

One of the drawbacks of access with living on a hillside and having great views are the gradients.  When arriving by car you will be able to avoid the walk up the steep driveway and will enter the house on level ground.   To make the most of the views the house is built “upside down” with bedrooms on the ground floor and living accommodation on the first floor.  A flight of 14 stairs to the first floor, each step is 20cm high and 84cm wide with a handrail on the left side as you go up.  The staircase is oak.  

Parking and access to the house

There is plenty of parking on the tarmac area in front of the house, right next to the front door if needed.  A ramped access to the front door meaning that there is no step.  The ground floor is level throughout.  The main hallway floor is tiled.

1st Floor

The breakfast/dining room is on the first floor and can be accessed from outside due to the house being set into the hillside. There is a 15cm step from the house onto the adjoining tiled terrace and another step 20cm high from the terrace onto a block paved driveway which then goes down a slope and joins the level tarmac area at the front of the house.

The breakfast/dining room and landing have oak timber and tiled floors.  All rugs have anti-slip matting.  The guest lounge is carpeted.  Door widths into the lounge and breakfast/dining room are 90cm.

Ground floor

Door widths into all bedrooms are 81cm.

All bedrooms are carpeted with en-suite bathrooms tiled.  Shower trays have a 20cm high step.  Bath sides are 61cm high. Please note that the shower in the Strutt room is over the bath. This will require stepping over the side of the bath. There are grab rails in most showers.

All bedrooms have their own key and can be locked from either side of the door.  En-suites are lockable from the inside with a rotating latch.  We do have to charge for non return of keys.  We also ask that guests do not leave keys in locked doors on the inside in case we need access in an emergency.