Access Statement for Prince Hill House Bed & Breakfast
This access statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with access needs but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our guests/visitors.
Address: Prince Hill House, High Street, Worton, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 5SE
Tel: 01380 829 928 Mob: 0777 551 4230
Hours of operation: Flexible within reason
Local Taxi: Valleywidetaxi.co.uk Tel: 01980 758927/0800 1707575
Rogerstaxis.com Tel: 01380 850450
Ace Taxis Tel: 01380 729629
Devizes Taxis Tel: 01380 723 129
ABC Airport Services Tel: 01380 816648 Mob: 07738 195805
Prince Hill House is located in the Wiltshire village of Worton and offers four guest rooms and two self contained apartments: The four guest rooms on the first floor comprise one king and three super-king rooms, one which can be turned into a twin double and all of which have en-suite bathrooms/shower rooms. Two of these suites can become interconnecting. The Prince Rupert first floor apartment has two super-king bedrooms which can both be turned into twin doubles, with one ensuite bathroom and the other with a private shower room. There is a separate sitting room with a kitchenette. The second floor Penthouse apartment has a super king double with ensuite bathroom and dressing room with a single day bed, sitting room and kitchenette (Polly’s Prince Hill Penthouse) and further twin or super-king room (The Harry Potter twin) which shares the family bathroom and is therefore only available to book in conjunction with the bookings for Polly’s Prince Hill Penthouse.
The Churchill Suite, interconnecting (if required) with The Sikorski suite, a twin room that can also be made into a super-king double also with en-suite bathroom.
The house is Grade 11 listed dating back originally to the 16th century with later additions in 1912. It has recently been completely refurbished to create stylish accommodation boasting a marriage of period features with modern amenities. Whilst we aim to meet the needs of all our guests there are some period features of the house which might make access difficult for people with limited mobility.
The nearest shop, a convenience store, is approximately two miles away in Potterne. The market town of Devizes is approximately ten minutes by car (5 miles) where there are a large array of boutique shops, supermarkets, banks, building societies, restaurants, bars, doctor’s surgeries and tourist attractions.
We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any queries or require any assistance please phone 0777 551 4230 or email email@example.com.
We are located in the High Street of the village of Worton.
For full details and maps of how to reach us please refer to the Google map on our website.
Train stations such as Chippenham, Westbury and Pewsey are all about 30 minutes away with Bath and Salisbury approximately 45 minutes away. Taxis are usually available at the railway stations. There is also a coach service between London and Devizes which is 5 miles away. Car hire firms operate a pick-up service from most stations and can be identified on a Google search.
Bristol Airport and Southampton Airports are approximately 1hr 30mins away with London Heathrow approximately 2hrs. ABC Airport Services operate a taxi transfer to all airports Tel: 01380 816648 or 07738 195805 email: garymac2@sky,com
There is a bus stop approximately 500 meters from the house with buses (No 77 & 85) that run between Devizes and Trowbridge at approximately 2 hr intervals during daytime.
Worton High Street itself has a pavement on both sides of the road for most of the street in both directions. The pavement is narrow in places.
Assured Mobility has a shop in Devizes which offer an equipment rental service. http://www.assuredmobilityltd.co.uk.
We regret that we are unable to accommodate guest’s pets but do of course welcome assistance dogs.
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Car Parking and Arrival
Access to Prince Hill House is from the High Street, Worton, through double wrought iron gates leading onto a large gravel driveway where there is ample parking for approximately 16 vehicles.
The front door is lit by a motion sensor at night.
There are 7 Bath stone entry steps 187cm (71”) wide x 16cm (6 ½”) high leading to a pillared porch, followed by one more step 100cm (39 ½”) wide and 15cm (6”) high to the front door 104cm (41”) wide which opens inwards to the inner porch then another step 119cm (47”) wide x 15cm (6”) high and double doors 119cm (47”) wide leading to a split level hallway.
There is no alternative, step free, level access entrance to the house.
Assistance can be given with luggage.
Seating is available with two upright chairs and two window seats in the hall which is well lit with a large chandelier, a table lamp and recessed ceiling lights. The Cloakroom is on this first level. There are two steps 338cm (133”) wide x 10cm (4”) high to the secondary hall level with a rug on the wooden floor and a hall table over the rug. The Ballroom, study and Dining rooms are all at this level approached via a long corridor with wooden floors, lit with chandeliers . The floors are wooden with a milkstone tiled floor at the South door in front of the study. From the hall there is a large, sweeping, wooden staircase with balustrades on one side and panelling on the other. There are 22 stairs over four flights, each 114cm (45”) wide x 16cm (6 ¼”) high leading to the first floor.
The Cloakroom is reached from the entrance hall. The door is 86cm (33 ¾”) wide and has a step free, level entry. At entry level there is one high level cistern WC, door width 79cm (31”), a communal counter top wash hand basin with wall mounted lever taps. A step 97cm (38”) x 15cm (6”) high rises to a secondary cloaks area with two low level WC’s. The doors to the two WC’s are 77cm (30 ¼”) wide. There is a communal countertop wash hand basin with wall mounted lever taps. The cloakroom has a ceramic tile floor and is lit by automatic recessed ceiling lights.
The Corridor 107cm (42”) wide with wooden floor lit by chandeliers leads to The Study and the Dining Room.
The Study is reached from the secondary hall level down the corridor. The door is 90cm (35 ½”) wide and has a step free, level entry. It has a three seater sofa, two easy arm chairs and one upright chair for seating with two small low side tables and a Freeview TV (with subtitles) on a gate leg table. There is an open fireplace. The floor is wooden and the room is lit with one table lamp and recessed lighting. It has natural light from a double aspect.
The Dining Room is reached form the secondary hall level down the corridor. The door is 90cm (34 ½”) wide and has a step free,level entry. It has a dining room table with glass top that seats 8-10 people. There are 12 upright chairs without arms and two with arms. There is a sideboard and two serving tables used for buffet style breakfasts where guests can help themselves. Assistance can be provided upon request. There is an open fireplace which is not in use. The floor is wooden. It is lit by a central chandelier, two wall lights and recessed ceiling lights. There is natural light from the large south facing window.
The Ballroom is also reached from the secondary hall level and has two doors. One is opposite the dining room 90cm (35 ½”) wide. The other door is in the main hall area by the staircase and is 83cm (32 ½”) wide. On the west elevation there are three sets of French doors leading to the logio outside and then onto an uneven Bath stone crazy paving path between the loggia and the lawn. Each pair of French doors is 114cm (45”) wide.
Customers may be shown around the ground floor upon request.
From the hall at secondary level there is a large, sweeping, wooden staircase with balustrades and banisters on one side and panelling on the other. There are 22 stairs leading to the first floor, each being 114cm (45”) wide, over four flights .
Spacious Landing with wooden floors, lit with ceiling lights and natural light from wooden paned skylight. There is a three seater sofa on this landing for seating and two easily accessible window seats. A second narrow, steep open tread staircase from the landing leads to the second floor. There are 17 stairs are 61cm (24”) wide 9cm (7 ¾”) x high.
The Corridor is lit by natural light from a large sky lantern and ceiling light and leads to the bedrooms. A separate door, 73cm (28 ¾”) wide, off the landing, leads to a third staircase, which runs from lower ground level to the second floor. Between first and second floors there are 18 stairs 89cm (35”) wide x 17.2cm (6 ¾”) high over two flights. From first to ground floor there are 23 stairs with the same dimensions. This staircase is lit with ceiling lights and natural light from large sky lanterns.
The Churchill Suite accessed from the corridor has a super king four poster bed which is 69cm (27”) high with access from both sides. There are two bedside tables with table lamps; dressing table with mirror, two upright chairs, sofa with two side tables (one housing tea and coffee making facilities) two table lamps, cradle, tall boy chest of drawers, large fitted wardrobe and luggage rack. There are double French doors to a balcony with wrought iron balustrade, xxx high. The room is lit with a chandelier, four table lamps and recessed ceiling lights. The floor is wooden. The door to the bedroom is 83cm (32 ½”) wide. There is a flat screen wall mounted Freeview TV (with subtitles) with a cantilever bracket for ease of viewing from the bed and sofa. The door to the en-suite bathroom is 86cm (33¾”) wide.
The en-suite bathroom has a corner shower, 1m x 1m, free standing bath 55cm (21”) high with deck mounted taps and hand shower attachment, countertop basin and low level WC 40cm (15 ¾”) high. The bathroom is lit by recessed ceiling lights with high level borrowed light from the adjoining room and the floor is wood laminate. There is a separate second door leading from the bathroom out to the corridor 85 (33 ½”) wide.
If required this suite can be intercommunicating via two doors to the Sikorski Suite.
The Sikorski Suite is accessed from the corridor through a door 86cm (33 ¾ ”) wide and has twin 3ft single beds, 66cm (26”) high, with access from either both sides or one side each. This bed can also be made up as a super king with access from both sides. There are two bedside tables with lamps, two upright chairs, luggage stool, tea and coffee making trolley, dressing table with mirror, small low bedroom chair, tall boy chest of drawers and fitted wardrobe. The room is lit by a chandelier, recessed ceiling lights and two bedside table lamps. It has natural light from a double aspect. The floor is wooden. The door to the en-suite bathroom is 86cm (33 ¾”) wide.
There is a flat screen wall mounted Freesat TV (with subtitles) with a cantilever bracket for ease of viewing from the bed and chairs.
The en-suite bathroom has a fitted bath 60cm (23 ¾”) high with access from one side, deck mounted taps with hand shower attachment, countertop basin and low level WC 41cm (16”) high. The bathroom is lit by recessed ceiling lights with natural light from the window and borrowed light from the corridor and the floor is wood laminate.
If required this suite can be intercommunicating via two doors to the Churchill Suite.
The Aviary is accessed from the corridor through a door 76cm (30″) wide. There is a step down into the room 21cm (8″) high. There is a King size double bed 66cm (26″) high with access from both sides with two circular glass topped bedside tables with table lamps; chest of drawers with wall mounted mirror above, antique sewing machine occasional table with table lamp, trolly with Freeview TV, Windsor backed oak armchair, two seater sofa, red painted storage chest. The wooden floor has a yellow rug. There is a Victorian fireplace in the room which is not in use.
There is a door 66cm (26″) wide to:
Ensuite Shower Room with fitted shower 117cm x 85cm, vanity sink unit, wall mounted low level WC 48cm (19″) high.
There is a door 66cm (26″) wide to:
Walk in Wardrobe with hanging rails and table housing tea and coffee making facilities.
The Prince Rupert East Wing is accessed via a door 70cm (27″) wide from the corridor (see above under heading Corridor) to a landing on the rear staircase from which there is an entrance door to the apartment 74cm (29″) wide into a corridor 6.25m (21’1″) long, 120cm (47″) wide. There is a glass console table on a metal frame in the corridor with a mirror on the wall above. The white painted floorboards are covered with rugs. Doors lead off the corridor to the Living room, Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2 and shower room.
Living/dining room accessed via a door 78cm (30″) wide. The room has two glazed sash windows and is lit by recessed ceiling lights and a table lamp. There is a 310cm long well equipped kitchenette to one wall, a glass extendable dinging table with four dining chairs, a two seater sofa, long footstool, armchair and two occasional wine tables. There are brown rugs on the white painted floorboards. There is a free standing Freeview TV (with subtitles).
Bedroom 1 is accessed via door 81cm (32″) wide has a super-king bed 64cm (25″) high with access from both sides. The beds can either be twins or super-king. There are two round bedside tables with glass tops and table lamps;dressing table mirror, two upright gold chairs, chest of drawers, free standing antique pine wardrobe, antique shaving mirror, footstool, a large rust colour armchair with side table and lamp. There are three brown rugs over the white floorboards. There is an original Victorian fireplace in the bedroom not in use. There are two glazed sash windows giving natural light and the room is lit with recessed ceiling lights and three table lamps. Opposite this bedroom is a door from the corridor to Private Shower Room with corner shower 80cmx80cm, corner wash basin and low level wall mounted WC 46cm (18″) high. The shower room is lit by recessed ceiling lights with high level borrowed light from the adjoining room and the floor is wood laminate.
Bedroom 2 is accessed via a door 81cm (32″) wide has a super-king bed 66cm (26″) high with access from both sides. The beds can either be twins or super-king. There are two bedside table with table lamps. There is a built in shelved cupboard, dressing table, two upright chairs, a low white storage chest and free standing antique pine wardrobe. There is an original Victorian fireplace in the bedroom which is not in use. The room has recessed ceiling lights and two glazed sash windows giving natural light. There are two yellow and two beige rugs over the white floorboards. A door 64cm (25″) wide leads to:
The ensuite bathroom fitted with a shower bath 56cm (22″) high accessed from one side with a circular shower screen to one end. The bath has side mounted taps and end wall mounted shower controls. There is a pedestal basin and low level wall mounted WC 51cm (20″) high. There is a large privacy glazed sash window giving natural light and the room is lit with recessed ceiling lights. The floor is wood laminate.
Polly’s Penthouse Suite accessed via the third staircase with 18 stairs 89cm (35”) wide with door 81cm (32”) wide at top of staircase into a Dressing Room which is carpeted and lit with ceiling light and natural light from wide window overlooking staircase and sky lantern. Freestanding antique pine wardrobe with hanging rail and bottom drawer; 3ft single iron day bed 48cm (19”) high with access from one side. Door to family bathroom 67.4cm (26 ½”) wide. Separate door to bedroom 77cm (30 ¼”) wide with super king double bed, xxx high, with access from both sides. Two bedside tables with table lamps, recessed ceiling lights, pine chest of drawers, upholstered footstool, mini sofa, dressing table with stool, mirror and two table lamps. This room is lit by natural light from two windows, four table lamps and recessed ceiling lights. The floor is carpeted. This room has restricted headroom under the eaves. Door 71cm (28”) wide to:
The en-suite Bathroom with corner bath 56cm (22”) high, separate corner shower 1m x 1m, wall-mounted wash hand basin, low level WC, 41cm (16”) high. There are doors to the bedroom and dressing room from this bathroom. The floor is wood laminate. The bathroom is lit by recessed ceiling lights and a light over the basin.
Inward opening door 78cm (30 ¾”) wide from the dressing room leads to one step up xx high and then one step down again to:
The Living/Dining Area. The first floor skylight at floor level in this dining area is surrounded by wooden banisters and handrail and has a large sky lantern above. The floors are wooden. A glass dining table with 4 upright dining chairs, two with arms are situated against one wall. There is a fitted wall cupboard for china and glass and a set of bookshelves against another wall. There are also two upright oak dining chairs. This area is open plan to:
The Living Room which has a well equipped kitchenette to one wall, a fitted cupboard, gate leg table, sofa table, blanket chest, two sofas, armchair and footstool. The room has natural light from a small window and a large ceiling lantern and is also lit with recessed ceiling lights. There is a wall mounted freesat TV with subtitles
A door 73cm (28 3//4”) wide leads from the dining area with a step down 73cm (28 ¾”) wide and 15cm (6”) high to:
The Small Lobby with a fitted wardrobe and door to the roof which is padlocked. Guests will be given the combination to the padlock in case of fire emergency. The lobby is carpeted. A door 74cm (29 ¼”) wide from this lobby leads to:
The Harry Potter Twin accessed from the lobby, one step up 103cm (40 ½”) wide x 15cm (6”) high, has two 3ft single beds with access from one side each with bedside table and table lamp between the beds. Pine dressing table. Pine chest of drawers with mirror, pine chair, low pine table. There is restricted head room throughout this room because of the eaves. The room is lit with natural light from one window, recessed ceiling lights, a bedside table lamp and desk lamp. The room is carpeted.
The garden is laid mostly to lawn and accessed via a garden gate, 103cm (40 ½”) wide, at the side of the house. There are 3 uneven flagstone steps, 120cm (47”)wide and 19cm (7 ½”) high, to a level of uneven flagstones and gravel path, before a further set of 6 stone steps, 115cm (45”) wide, 13cm (5 ¼”) high to reach the gate which is on an uneven flagstone path. The path is very uneven and has various steps along it. Approximately 1 ½ aces of lawn runs alongside the path and to the west and south sides of the house. There is a walled garden area at the north end of the tennis court with a table and 8 chairs with sun umbrella where the surface is tarmac with a gravel path to the north side of the tennis court.
Feather and Down or Soft as Down Microfibre duvets and pillows are available. Normal practice is that each bed has one of each kind of pillow for each person and either a feather and down or soft as down duvet which can be changed upon request to the guest’s choice.
Broadband & Wifi
There is free broadband and Wifi throughout the house
The floors are wooden, lime washed finished or natural oak in colour. The walls are buttermilk or white with white paintwork.
The house is fitted with an L1 fire alarm system with an audible alarm and emergency lighting. In case of fire instructions are supplied in each bedroom.
The whole house is centrally heated with thermostatically controlled radiators. The second floor has an independent system which can be regulated by a thermostat situated on the wall at the top of the small staircase.
Mobile phone reception at Prince Hill house is generally good.
We can refrigerate prescription medication and store any perishable food in our fridge for a limited period.
Assured Mobility has a shop in Devizes which offer an equipment rental service. http://www.assuredmobilityltd.co.uk.
We are happy to cater for specialist diets or particular likes or dislikes. Please advise us before your arrival.
Police, Fire, Ambulance (life-threatening)
NHS 111: NHS Non Emergency
When to use 111
You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life-threatening situation.
Call 111 if:
you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency
you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
you don’t know who to call or you don’t have a GP to call
you need health information or reassurance about what to do next
you need an emergency NHS Dentist
Trowbridge Community Hospital (Minor Injuries Unit)
Address: Adcroft St. Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 8PH
Phone: 01225 711300
Chippenham Minor Injury Unit
Address: Saint Francis Avenue, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 2AJ
Phone: 01255 711329
(7:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.)
The Royal United Hospital (RUH) Bath A&E on site
Address: Combe Park, Bath, Avon, Somerset BA1 13NG
Phone: 01225 428331
The Great Western Hospital Swindon A&E on site
Address: Marlborough Rd, Swindon, Wiltshire SN3 6BB
Phone: 01793 604020
Address: 15-16 Estcourt St. Devizes SN10 1LQ
Phone: 01380 719959
Private Dental Practice: Long Street Dental
Address: 14 Long Street, Devizes SN10 1NN.
Phone: 01380 723 691