Tower Guest House - York Boutique Accommodation, Bed and Breakfast

Access Statement

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.

Access Statement for Tower Guest House

Situated in the historic city of York, Tower Guest House is the perfect place to stay whether you are visiting for business or leisure. Located in the city we are a 10-15 minute walk, or a 5 minute bus ride from the main shops and attractions. The Tower Guest House is situated on a level street with a level approach.

We offer 8 bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor with an en-suite level entry shower. 

For breakfast, where possible, we use locally sourced ingredients and cater for varying dietary requirements.
We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any queries or require any assistance please phone 01904655571 or email [email protected]

For full details and maps of how to reach us please see the directions section of our website. Alternatively, you can plan your journey by car or public transport using GoogleMaps; simply enter your postcode and ours, which is YO31 8HQ to get directions.
The nearest railway station is York, which is 1.2 miles away (a 24 minute walk). Taxis are available at the station. If you require an accessible taxi this can be booked in advance, see contact information for details.
The nearest bus stop is 50m/54yds from the B&B – ask the driver for the stop at Feversham Crescent (first stop after the hospital). There is no shelter or seating. Virtually all buses can accommodate one wheelchair. The No. 6 bus runs to and from the city centre and railway station every 10 minutes up to 6:30 pm and every half an hour after that until about 11:30 pm Monday to Saturday and every half hour until about 11:30 pm on Sunday.

Car Parking and Arrival
There 7 parking spaces in the car park to the side of the house from approximately 10-40 m / 33-132 ft from the front door.
The car park has a block-paved surface with a block-paved path leading to the front door. This is well lit at night by a motion sensor light in the car park and permanent lights in the car park and porch area.
On street parking is also available. This can be busy at times, but spaces are usually available between 10am and 4pm. There is good street lighting at the front of the guest house.
There is one low step at the front gate and 2 low steps to the front door with no handrails on either side.
The front door is 838mm/33ins wide.
Assistance can be given with luggage.

Welcome Area
Guests are welcomed and asked to register either at the reception desk or seated in the dining area. A hot or cold beverage is always offered. Both areas are level throughout.
The flooring is tiled.
The area is evenly and well lit with overhead lighting and wall lights.
A magnifying glass, pen and pad of paper are available on request.
Guests are shown the dining room and their bedroom.

There are 2 bedrooms with double bed (king), on the ground floor, with step free level access from the front door. On the first floor there are 3 rooms with a double bed (king) that are reached by stairs only.
The doors to all bedrooms are 800mm/31.5ins wide.
The height of all of the beds from the top of the mattress to the floor is 450mm/17.7ins.

Bathrooms, Shower-rooms & Toilets (Ensuite or Shared)
All rooms have en-suite bathrooms. One of the ground floor bedroom's en-suite bathroom offers the following:
Door opening to the bathroom is 762mm/30ins.
A level entry, step free shower.
The toilet height is 400mm/15.7ins.
The wash basin height is 800mm/31.5ins.
Lever taps on the washbasin and shower.
Well lit with overhead LED light.
The other ground floor bedroom has a sunken bath with two steps down to the bath.  Grab rails are provided to assist in stepping in and out of the bath.

Public Areas - Halls, Stairs, Landings, Corridors
All public areas, halls, stairs, landing, are well lit using a combination of ceiling and wall lights.
There is short pile carpet on the stairs and landings.
There is a staircase with a left turn half space landing between floors with ten steps on the lower staircase and 9 steps on the upper staircase with a handrail on one side.

Public Toilet
There is a unisex toilet, with one hand basin and shower, opposite the entrance to room 1 on the ground floor.
The toilet door has a clear opening width of 812mm / 32in.
There is level entry but no space to the side of the toilet.
The toilet height is 400mm/15.7ins.
The toilet is well lit with a three recessed overhead spotlights.

Dining Room
The dining room is situated on the ground floor with step free/level entry from the front door and stairs.
The door opening to the dining room is 1600mm / 64in. wide and it is level throughout.
Lighting is natural daylight, ceiling lights, wall lights and table lamps around the room.
The flooring is tiled.
We are able to cater for varying dietary requirements. Please advise us when making a booking.

Additional Information
We have a set of evacuation procedures – should you require it, please let us know and someone will come to your room and assist you with evacuation.
The nearest general hospital with A&E unit and walk in NHS Centre is 300 m or a 2-3 minute walk away.
Free WiFi Internet access is available throughout the guest house.

Contact Information
2 Feversham Crescent Wigginton Road York YO31 8HQ
Grid Reference:
SE 60231 53273
Hours Of Operation:
Check in between 2pm and 10pm
Local Accessible Taxi:
Streamline Taxis 01904 656565
Local Public Transport:
No 6 Bus operated by First Line