Four-Star Bed and Breakfast, Bampton, Oxfordshire
Wheelgate House, Market Square, Bampton Oxfordshire OX18 2JH
Tel. 01993 851151 - Mob. 07747 466151 - enquiries@wheelgatehouse.co.uk

Wheelgate House, Bed and Breakfast

Access Statement 27.09.2016

Introduction

Wheelgate House Bed and Breakfast has 5 bedrooms. The house is about 260 years old and has beamed ceilings. If you have any queries that the statement does not answer, please contact us.

Pre-arrival and Directions

Wheelgate House is in the centre of Bampton in the Market Square. It is on the same side of The Co-op and opposite the War Memorial. It has a green door.

There is a bus stop opposite the house and there are frequent services to Carterton and Witney. The nearest train station is Oxford, about 18 miles away. There is a taxi service in the village, please contact us for telephone numbers.

Wheelgate House has a Website. You can contact us by phone, mail, email or text.

We ask that you let us know your approximate time of arrival by 10am on the morning of your first night’s stay.

Arrival

Parking is available directly in front of the house, in the area opposite in front of Jubilee House and in the village square. The main entrance to the B & B is via the front door. There is a step up of 1.75” (4cm) from the pavement. The door is kept locked, there is a door bell to the left (push hard) and a knocker on the centre of the door.You will have contacted us with your arrival time. You step up into the reception and bar area. You will be asked to complete a registration form, please leave this on the bar.

The Stay

The bedrooms

There are no bedrooms on the ground floor.

The bedrooms are approached via an archway to the left and beyond the reception where there is a step down of 4” (10cm).  You cross the dining room to the stairway and go through the door at the bottom of the stairs.  The staircase is in a curve. The first 2 steps are 10” (15cm) high, the next 6 steps are 7.5” (19cms) high and the top 2 are 9” (23cm) high. They are of varying depth and width. There is a sturdy rope hand rail to the left. On reaching the top there is a large landing where there is a coffee table and seating available for use by the guests.

Twin Room, Blackbird 11’ (3.35m) x 15’ (4.57m) The Twin Room is to the right, its private bathroom is to the left. Both doorways open into the rooms and are about 29” (74cm) wide. It has 2 divan beds, wardrobe, dressing table, bedside chest, 2 chairs, bedside lamps, TV with remote control and teletext, kettle (tea, coffee etc), hairdryer, mirror, radio alarm clock, extra pillows and blankets, iron and board. There is a fitted carpet, good contrast in décor and pictures on the walls. There is a good sized radiator in the room. The window is double glazed with a panoramic view of the village square.

Private Bathroom
The private bathroom has a bath with thermostatic shower over, a wash hand basin and WC. Towels, soap, shampoo and shower gel are provided. There is an electric heater and non slip floor.

Double Room with en-suite bathroom, Nightingale 15’ (4.57m) x 14’6” (4.4m)
This double room is approached from the top of the first flight of stairs, across the landing, turn right and up a step, 6” (15cm) high. The bedroom door is on the left. The door opens into the room and is 2’ (60cm) wide. There is a step up at the doorway of 6” (15cm). The ceiling is 6’ 3” (192cm) high and there is a lower central beam. The room has 1 double divan bed, wardrobe, bedside cabinets, 2 x chest of drawers, 2 x chairs, bedside lamps, mirrors, TV with remote control and teletext, kettle (tea, coffee etc), hairdryer, radio alarm clock, extra pillows and blankets. There is a fitted carpet, good contrast in décor, pictures on the walls and a large radiator in the room. The window is double glazed with a panoramic view of the village square. The en-suite bathroom has a bath with electric shower over, a wash hand basin and WC. Towels, soap, shampoo and shower gel are provided. There is a heated towel rail and non slip floor.

Double Room with en-suite Bathroom, Robin 12'9" (3.9m) x 11’6" (3.5m)
This double room is approached from the top of the first flight of stairs.  The doorway is diagonally accross the landing. There is a doorway through to a lobby.  The bathroom is straight ahead and the bedroom is  2 steps up to the right, each step about 6.5" (160mm) high.  The doorway to the bedroom is 2'3" (0.7m) wide The beams are very low with warning signs on each beam.  The room has a king size double bed, bedside table, chest of drawers, wardrobe, desk, 2 x chairs, mirror, bedside lamps, TV, kettle (tea, coffee etc), hairdryer, radio alarm clock, extra pillows and blankets. There is a fitted carpet, good contrast in décor and a radiator in the room. The window is double glazed with a view of the garden courtyard. the bathroom has a bath with electric shower over, a wash hand basin and WC.  Towels, soap, shampoo and shower gel are provided.  There is a heated towel rail and non slip floor.

There are 2 further rooms on the second floor:-
Double Room with en-suite bathroom, Skylark,
Double Room with private shower room, Wren

Dining Hall
Breakfast is served in the dining rooms on the ground floor. Menus are provided.
Breakfast is available between 8.00 and 9.30, Monday - Saturday and 8.30 - 9.30 on Sunday.

Additional Information

Mobile phone reception is generally good. We have wireless internet which is free for guests to use during their stay. A password is required to gain access, please find this in the folder in the bedroom.

We occasionally accept dogs but only after discussion and they must stay with the guests at all times.

Wheelgate House is a no smoking building. Smoke detectors are present on all floors. We are able to use the front and back doors if evacuation is needed.

The village of Bampton

There are a myriad of lanes in the village and various parks and places to walk. There is a beautiful old church and an art centre. There are 4 pubs, one does evening meals. There are various takeaways and a coffee house. There are many pubs and restaurants in the surrounding villages which we are happy to discuss and recommend.

Contact Information

Address: Wheelgate House, Market Square, Bampton, Oxfordshire, OX18 2JH
Telephone: 0044 (0) 1993 851 151
Mobile phone: 0044 (0) 7747 466 151
Email: enquiries@wheelgatehouse.co.uk
Website: www.wheelgatehouse.co.uk