Access Statement 2018-09-20T14:07:30+00:00

Access Statement

Introduction

We aim to cater for the needs of all visitors to our 8 bedroom guest house by providing a friendly and welcoming service.  The Anchorage was built in the era of King George 3rd, we aim to meet the needs of all our guests, however, there are some period features which might make access difficult for people with limited mobility.  The following statement is a summary of our provision.  If you have any specific questions please feel free to call us and we will endeavour to help.

Pre-Arrival

Public transport to Weymouth is very good with a bus stop located 200 metres away from the front door. Weymouth train station is only 5 minutes walk away and there are various local taxi services that have accessible taxis.  If required we can make a booking for you so you have a taxi to meet your needs waiting for you. The bus terminal is located opposite the train station. Approach roads/paths from the train or bus station are mostly flat.

Menus can be provided in large print if required, we regret we do not have facilities to provide documents in Braille. Our website, www.theanchorageweymouth.co.uk, provides a selection of pictures of our rooms and more detailed information about our location and facilities.

You can contact us by telephone or email.  There is a direct email link on our website and our full contact details are contained in the ‘contact information’ section of this document.

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

Please advise us of your arrival time so we can be sure we are here to welcome you.  To ensure your accommodation is ready we ask that guests do not arrive before 1.30pm.  Earlier arrival and dropping off of luggage may, however, be possible by arrangement.

There is 24 hour paid street parking directly opposite and surrounding The Anchorage.  We have a limited amount of parking permits, which offer free parking, available to guests on a first come first served basis.  We provide concessionary parking tickets to guests, for a small charge, which are up to 25% cheaper than council parking tariffs.  These tickets are only available for use in the car park located behind Weymouth Pavilion 50 metres away.

All guests are escorted to rooms with facilities explained in reception and assistance is offered to guests to help carry luggage to rooms.

The Anchorage is illuminated by floodlights and night lights for guests arriving during the hours of darkness.

Main Entrance, Reception & Ticketing Area

There are 4 steps from the street to the front door, the maximum step height is 7″/18cm.  Our property is accessed through the external building door which is 35 1/2″/90cm wide and leads into a hallway 76″/1.93m long and 41″/1.04m wide.   There are 2 bells located in the entrance hallway, one by the inner door located 63″/1.6m high and one to the right of the inner door at 59″/1.5m high. Telephone numbers are located outside the front door and inner door for guests requiring assistance.

Guests enter the reception through the inner door and along a corridor 35″/89cm wide 98″/2.5m long.  The reception leads to the guest lounge with satellite television, dining room and stairs to the first floor.

The ground floor is carpeted throughout.  Guests complete our registration forms on arrival and all facilities explained.

Public Areas – Hall, Stairs, Landing, Corridors etc

The Anchorage is centrally heated throughout with individual thermostats in each room.  There is a bell in the reception area located 56″/1.42m high for guests to call the owners.  There are 2 flights of stairs per floor with a small landing between each.

Each floor leads off to either double, twin, family or single rooms and is 23″/58cm at its narrowest.

From reception to the 1st floor there are 10 stairs followed by 6 stairs.

From the 1st floor to the 2nd floor there are 10 stairs followed by 7 stairs and from the 2nd floor to the 3rd floor there are 9 stairs followed by 5 stairs.  All stairs are 6″ x 10″ x 32″/ 15cm x 25cm x 82cm.  Stairs and landings are well illuminated and brightly decorated.   Light switches are located 55″/1.37m high.  All stairs, landing and corridors are carpeted.  Carpeting and skirting boards/walls are in contrasting colours.

Public Areas – Sitting room, lounges, lobbies etc

There is a separate guest lounge which has two leather reclining sofas and one armchair.  Access to the lounge is from the reception through a doorway 31″/79cm wide and 76″/1.93m high.  There are no steps.

Straight back chairs can be moved into the lounge from the dining area.  The lounge is carpeted and has views over Weymouth harbour.

There is a radio and CD player in the lounge and a Freeview television is available for the guests use in the lounge.  A selection of books is available for guests to read.

A selection of local information, maps and board games are available in the lounge and dining room.

The dining room is well laid out with plenty of space.  Access to the dining room is through an archway from the lounge measuring 87″/2.21m high and 67″/1.7m wide.  The dining room has views over Weymouth bay.  Dining tables can accommodate either 4 or 2 people but can be re-arranged to suit larger parties or individuals.

Breakfast is served in the dining room between 8.30 and 9am.   All chairs are provided without arms.  Table height is 30″/76cm and have an under space of 26″/66cm with an average width of 26″/66cm.   A child’s high chair can be made available on request.  Carpeting and skirting boards/walls are in contrasting colours in both the dining room and lounge.

Vegetarian diets are catered for and the set breakfast menu can be varied to suit individual requirements.  All vegetarian food is prepared and cooked separate to non vegetarian food.

Public WCs

We have no public toilets.  All bedrooms are en-suite, except the single room which has private facilities.

 

Outdoor Facilities

To the front of the property there is a small secure seating and smoking area measuring 2.85m x 6m with a bench and seats.
Access is through a gate 64cm wide.

Clubs & Entertainment

Alexandra gardens is located about 15 metres from the front door which provides entertainment for all ages.  There is a fun fair with various rides, a ‘penny’ arcade, a fast food establishment and seated grassed areas to relax in.

Bedrooms & Sleeping Areas

Each bedroom has central heating with individually controlled thermostats.  The beds are made with quilts and each has an additional bedspread.  Additional pillows are available on request.  All rooms are provided with hospitality trays comprising tea, coffee and biscuits.  A hair dryer is available in each room, along with an alarm and a colour television.  Each room has storage space which consists of a wardrobe, chest of drawers and a bedside cabinet with lamps.   The average bed height is 61cm.

Guest bedroom 1 is a single room approximately 3.3 x 2m with a beach view and comprises a single bed, a television table and a washbasin with a shaver socket.  This room shares the private shower room with room 7.  The entrance door is 76 x 31”.  This room is currently not available for letting.

Guest bedroom 2 is a double room approximately 4.6 x3.2m.  This room has a bay window overlooking Weymouth bay and along with a double bed has 2 chairs and a coffee table.  The entrance doorway is 28 x 76”.  The en-suite shower room comprises a shower cubicle with a 5” step in, a toilet and a washbasin with a shaver socket.  The entrance doorway is 26 78”.

Guest bedroom 3 is a twin or double room approximately 5 x 3.5m.  This room has a bay window and over looks Weymouth’s 17th century harbour.  The room consists of 2 single beds, 2 chairs and a coffee table.  Access is via a short passage which is 23” at its narrowest and the doorway is 31 x 76”.  The en-suite shower room consists of a shower cubicle with a 5” step in, a toilet and a wash basin with a shaver socket.  The access doorway is 26 x 78”.

Guest bedroom 4 does not exist!!

Guest bedroom 5 is a family room approximately 4.2 x 3.4m.  This room overlooks the beach and comprises a double bed, a single bed and an additional single foldaway bed. The access doorway is 31 x 76”.  The en-suite is set off from, but accessed only by, the bedroom.  This room consists of a toilet, a wash basin with a shaver socket and a shower cubicle with a 5” step in.  The access doorway is 28 x 76”.

Guest bedroom 6 is a family room approximately 3.7 x 4.3m.  This room overlooks the 17th century harbour and consists of a double bed and a single bed and 2 chairs.  The access doorway is 31 76”.  The en-suite shower room comprises a toilet, a wash basin with a shaver socket and a shower cubicle with a 5” step in.  The access doorway is 31 x 76”.

Guest bedroom 7 is a single room approximately 3.3 x 2m with a beach view and comprises a single bed and a washbasin with a shaver socket.  This room shares the private shower room with room 1.  The entrance door is 76 x 31”.  As room 1 is currently not available for letting this room has exclusive use of the private shower room.

Guest bedroom 8 is a double en-suite approximately 3.9 x 3.8m with views over Weymouth bay.  The room consists of a double bed and 2 chairs and a sink with a shaver socket.  The entrance doorway is 31 x 76”.  The en-suite shower room consists of a toilet and a shower cubicle with a 5” step in.  The entrance doorway is 26 x 78”.

Guest bedroom 9 is a double en-suite approximately 3.9 x 3.8m with views over the 17th century harbour.  The room consists of a double bed and 1 chair and a sink with a shaver socket.  The entrance doorway is 31 x 76”.  The en-suite shower room consists of a toilet and a shower cubicle with a 5” step in.  The entrance doorway is 26 x 78”.

Bathroom, Shower-room & WC [En-suite or Shared]

The private shower room for exclusive use by room 7 is located one floor below the room.  The room is locked at all times and is 2.3 x 1.65m.  It contains a toilet, wash basin with shaver socket and a shower cubicle which has a 5” step in.  The access door to the shower room is 28 76”.

An additional toilet is available for the use of room 7 which is located adjacent to the room and is 1 x 1.3m and contains only a toilet.

Attractions (Displays, exhibits, rides etc.)

The beach is directly opposite our premises and is reached by crossing the road and going down 7 steps which are 7” deep and 36” wide.  There is a ramp access to the beach approximately 50 metres along the bay.

The Anchorage is ideally situated for the beach as all the beach activities take place in front of our premises. For up to date details of up and coming events and shows at the nearby Pavilion Theatre please visit out what’s on page here.

Weymouth Pavilion is approx 75 metres from our premises and can be accessed along flat paths and a level car park.

Boat trips to Portland and other destinations leave from directly behind our premises.

The harbour can be reached to the rear of the premises along flat paths, crossing over tram lines and either up 8 steps or a short ramp.

A small rowing boat is available to take you to Nothe Fort and Gardens if you don’t feel like walking.

Additional Information

Fire evacuation procedures are displayed in each bedroom for our guests to read.  Fire extinguishers are located on every landing and public place within the property.  Break glass points are located on every landing and public place within the building.

The Anchorage is a no smoking building, guests caught smoking within the building will be asked to leave.

Mobile phone reception is very good throughout the building.

Contact Information:

Address:  The Anchorage, 7 The Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8EB.
Telephone:  01305 7825452, however, if we are out this number will divert to our mobile: 07751 768272.
Email:  info@theanchorageweymouth.co.uk
Website:  www.theanchorageweymouth.co.uk

Hours of operation:  Currently we operate all year.

 

Contact Telephone and Email Address

We welcome your feedback to help us continually improve if you have any comments please phone 01305782542 or email info@theanchorageweymouth.co.uk

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