DIRECTIONS

We are located on a quiet lane just off the A229 between Cranbrook and Hawkhurst.

The nearest train station is Staplehurst with regular trains to London (40mins) and Ashford (20 mins).

By car, we are about an hour from the Channel Tunnel, 50 minutes from Gatwick Airport, 1 hour 15 minutes from Heathrow Airport and 1 hour 30 minutes from Stansted Airport

CHECK IN: between 4:30pm and 7pm, other times by arrangement. Please telephone if you are unexpectedly delayed.

CHECK OUT: by 10am on the day of your departure.

NO SMOKING POLICY: We are a non-smoking household and have a strict no smoking policy in the house. Smoking is permitted in the garden.

CHILDREN: Children are welcome. However please be aware that we have a pond and they must be carefully supervised by parents at all times.

PETS: Unfortunately we are unable to accept guest dogs due to the risk they pose to some allergy sufferers. Guide Dogs accepted.

PARKING: There is ample Off Road parking and a secure area for bicycles available.

PLACES TO EAT

Our local restaurants are usually busy at the weekends so booking is advisable.

The Great House – Hawkhurst. – 01580 753119. Gastro Pub 3 mins walk.

The Oak and Ivy Inn – Hawkhurst. – 01580 753293. 15th century pub/restaurant serves traditional dishes.

Apicius – Cranbrook. – 01580 714666. Cosy and intimate town restaurant. Modern European menu.

The Bull – Benenden. – 01580 240054. Pub/Restaurant on the village green, traditional home cooked food.

The Three Chimneys – Biddenden. – 01580 291472. Traditional Country Pub. Best Dining Pub in Kent 2010.

The Curlew – Bodiam. – 01580 861394. Stylish Modern British Dining.

ACCESS STATEMENT FOR ORCHARD WAY BED & BREAKFAST

Introduction

Orchard Way is a 1930’s house with recent additions. Three upstairs rooms are offered as guest accommodation. The doorways corridors and stairs are all standard sizes and therefore may not be ideal for disabled visitors. However all reasonable assistance will be offered by the proprietors to enable disabled guests to use the facilities available.

Pre-Arrival

• Public Transport: Bus Stop is 50 metres walk. Staplehurst Train Station is 20 minutes by car.

• Timetables available on request.

• Taxi booking service on request.

• Village amenities are 3 minutes by car, 15 minute walk

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

• Off road parking

• 5 Parking spaces available

• Level parking, paving surface, 5 metres walk to entrance

Main Entrance, Reception & Ticketing Area

• One step up to entrance hall.

• Assistance offered with luggage.

• Provision for Service Dogs

Public Areas – Hall, Stairs, Landing, Corridors etc

• Standard width stairs, corridors and doorways.

• No lift available

• Good lighting in all areas.

• Fire doors throughout.

Public Areas – Sitting room, lounges, lobbies etc

• Flooring: Hall, stairs, landing carpeted. Breakfast Room is tiled.

• No public telephone available but can be provided on request.

Bedrooms & Sleeping Areas

• Located on first floor.

• 3 bedrooms all carpeted.

• Seating available in all rooms.

• Good Quality synthetic duvets & pillows. Sheets and blankets provided on request.

Bathroom, Shower-room & WC [Ensuite or Shared]

• En-suite in all bedrooms.

• Bathroom has a step up into the shower.

• Showers are large.

• Each bedroom contains a folder with details of emergency contacts: doctor, hospital etc.

Grounds and Gardens

• Large garden with large patio with table and chairs accessed via doors from the garden room.

• Other areas of the garden are reached by 3 steps and slate paths.

• Shrub borders, lawn and vegetable patch.

• Free ranging chickens in lawn area only.

Additional Information

• Smoke alarms in hallways.

• In the event of fire smoke alarms will sound and we will shout ‘Fire’. Please advise us if you have a hearing impairment.

• Evacuation is via the stairs and out through the front door.

• Smoking is not permitted in the house but you may smoke in the garden.

• We are happy to refrigerate any medication.

• Mobile phone signals are good in this area.

Address: Orchard Way Bed & Breakfast

Orchard Way

Heartenoak Road

Hawkhurst

Kent

TN18 5EU

Telephone: 01580 755684