Three Abbey Green Access Statement
Three Abbey Green is situated in a small picturesque cobbled square in the centre of Bath. The cobbles, while being well-maintained, present an uneven surface. The surrounding pavements consist of traditional Bath Blue paving slabs, which are also somewhat uneven. Vehicle access to the square is restricted, though it is possible to drive up to the front door of the guest house to unload. You can only access the front of the guest house from York Street. Drive to the end of York Street and turn left into Swallow Street. Follow the road to the end then turn left into Abbeygate Street. Drive towards Blacks, turn left under the arch and into Abbey Green. Reverse these instructions to leave Abbey Green. If you need help with directions, please call us.
The pavement is about a metre wide at this point and there are four steps up to the front door. Each step is the full width of the door and there are railings to either side of the steps which may be used for support. If we are advised of arrival time we will ensure that someone is on hand to offer assistance. We have a ‘single key’ access system: guests receive one key on arrival, which fits both the outer and inner front doors and the guest’s bedroom.
The dining room and reception area are on the lower ground floor, accessed by a conventional staircase with a double curve, with steps which narrow on the curve. The staircase has handrails on both sides. On the half landing leading down to the dining room we provide toilet facilities and baby changing facilities. This is the only ‘public’ toilet in the house.
At the bottom of the stairs, there is a desk with computer and printer for guest use. The dining room contains a number of tables which we can group together in order to seat larger parties together. The floor-covering is smooth vinyl. Some breakfast items are self-service, though if you would prefer table service please ask. On request we can provide the breakfast menu printed in larger type. If guests are unable to negotiate the stairs we will provide breakfast in their room.
On the ground floor there are two bedrooms. The Westwood Suite is a ground floor family room ideal for three guests. The spacious main room includes a superking double or twin beds, large sofa and chair, with a further full-sized single bed in the small adjacent room. Both share the newly refurbished en suite bathroom which includes low-sided bath, separate wet-room style shower enclosure with seat and various aids to mobility. The shower room is spacious enough to allow full access in a wheelchair to any of the facilities. The shower room doorway is 29.5 inches wide.
The second ground floor room is Lady Hamilton, with a superking size double or twin beds. The shower room here is a little smaller with a walk in shower. There is a small ‘lip’ on entry to the shower cubicle itself which could make wheelchair access into the shower a problem. There is again space to manoeuvre a wheelchair within the bathroom and the doorway is slightly narrower at 25.5 inches.
The guest house is a Grade 2 listed building and as such has no lift. In light of this fact, we state that rooms on the upper floors are not suitable for wheelchair users. Please contact us if you have limited mobility and wish to know more about our other rooms. We welcome families with babies and children and have toys available in the dining room. We also provide travel cots with suitable bedding free of charge, as well as the designated baby-changing facility mentioned previously. We regret that no pets or assistance dogs are permitted due to severe personal pet allergies.
Three Abbey Green is approximately 250 yards from both the railway station and the bus station. There are taxis within 50 yards and we are happy to book taxis if guests wish to be collected from the front door. The major city attractions are very close by. The Abbey and Roman Baths are within 50 yards and the Thermae Bath Spa is no more than 250 yards away. We are surrounded by many independent restaurants, the closest of which is within 30 yards of the front door.
There is no designated parking at the guest house. We suggest that guests use the nearby public car parks at Southgate or Manvers Street. Manvers Street car park is next to the police station and Southgate car park is beneath the Southgate shopping area (Zone A and exit A are closest to Abbey Green). Download our map here. Blue Badge holders should visit www.bathnes.gov.uk and follow the links to Accessible Parking to find out where they can park near the guest house.
It is possible to rent (by the day) powered wheelchairs from Shopmobility at the Bath and North East Somerset Council ‘One Stop Shop’ on Manvers Street for modest charges: http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/parking-and-travel/shopmobility
We are happy to provide further information upon request.
We are a small family business with our family home on the other side of Abbey Green, about 50 yards from the guest house. If you need assistance or information at a time when the family has gone home, we are easily accessible by telephone or using the speakerphone by the front door.
Jane Austen Wing Access Statement
The Jane Austen Wing is located next door to our guest house Three Abbey Green. Please see 3AG Access Statement for details of access to Abbey Green.
There are designated car parking spaces in the Manvers Street Car Park and Southgate, both approximately 150m from the apartment. For more information see http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/parking-and-travel/blue-badges
Although parking is not permitted, it is possible to drive into Abbey Green to unload.
There are two steps up to the front door.
The hallway is narrow and it would be inadvisable to use this area to store anything during your stay (wheelchairs for example), as this would restrict access in case of emergency.
There are very narrow stairs throughout the building. There is a single partial handrail on the right hand side of the stairwell. The stairs are in a small stairwell and there are two narrow curves on the stairs between each of the three floors.
There are narrow winding stairs to the first floor where the room Emma Woodhouse is located.
The bedroom is large with adequate space around the superking-size double bed, which can be prepared as two singles, if requested. The adjacent shower room is a wet room, fitted with shower, toilet and washbasin.
A second narrow staircase leads to the second floor where the room Elizabeth Bennet is located, a double bedroom and a bathroom. The bedroom is large with adequate space around two sides of the superking-size double bed. Please note: the bed can be split into two singles if required. There is a wall mounted remote controlled TV. The bathroom is fitted with a conventional bath with shower over, toilet and washbasin.
A third narrow staircase leads to the third floor where the room Elinor Dashwood is located, a double bedroom and a shower room. The bedroom is large with adequate space around the king-size double bed. There is restricted access to the far side of the bed. There is a remote controlled TV placed on the chest of drawers. The bathroom is fitted with a walk-in shower, toilet and washbasin. There is a storage cupboard in the corner of the bathroom. This is not accessible.
We are happy to assist guests with luggage.
We regret that no pets or assistance dogs are permitted.
It is possible to rent (by the day) powered wheelchairs from Shopmobility at the Bath and North East Somerset Council ‘One Stop Shop’ in Manvers Street (around 200 yards from Abbey Green) for modest charges:
Although we have tried to be accurate and include as much detail as we can in our Access Statement, we are always willing to give information on any aspect of the apartment if this statement does not answer your particular query.