Access Statement

INTRODUCTION

We warmly welcome anyone to Keelman’s Lodge. The following statement is a summary of our provision. We have facilities to cater for disabled access. If you have any specific questions please feel free to call us and we will endeavour to help.

Pre-Arrival

The Keelman’s Lodge is a purpose-built accommodation lodge which stands in its own grounds on the edge of the Tyne Riverside Country Park, consisting of 2 buildings on the same site. Rooms 1 o 6 are in a single storey building referred to as “The Keelman’s Lodge”, rooms 7 to 14 are in a 2 storey building referred to as “Salmon Cottage”. Only 5 miles from Newcastle and 3 miles from the Metro Centre, it is easily accessible by both public and private transport and 10 minutes from Newcastle Airport.

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

There are plenty of parking spaces outside the Lodge on a tarmac driveway and disabled parking bays for three vehicles. The disabled parking bays are in short proximity to Keelman’s Lodge. There is ample room for getting out of and into a vehicle. There is a dropped kerb for easy access.

Access to Keelman’s Lodge

Keelman’s Lodge is a single storey lodge consisting of 6 rooms all with en suite facilities. Each room contains 1 double and 1 single bed, with a cot available on request.
Access to Keelman’s Lodge can be gained following a paved walkway with a slight decline and a dropped kerb to accommodate wheelchair users.

Access to Keelman’s Lodge Guest Accommodation

The main doorway into the guest accommodation leads to a small lobby area measuring approx 2040m x 1500m
All rooms are ground floor level. Each room has a double and single bed, except Room 1 whcih is adapted for wheelchair users and contains 1 double and 2 single beds. All rooms have en-suite facilities. Standard in all rooms are LCD digital colour TV, tea and coffee making facilities, a small coffee table approx 720mm, with two chairs, approx 470mm, and a dressing table approx 600mm, with mirror.

Access to adapted en-suite

Keelman’s Lodge have a specially adapted room for wheelchair users, disabled parking is in short proximity to this room.

Adapted en-suite bathroom

Double rooms with en-suite bathroom

The doors from the lobby to the rooms are approx 770mm wide.

En-suite bathroom

Lighting

All rooms and the lobby are well lit, and pleasantly decorated.

Meals

Access to dining area from Keelman’s Lodge. Meals are taken in the Keelman Pub conservatory.
Access to the dining area is adjacent to Keelman’s Lodge, via a 1210mm door with a 30mm lip, alternatively use the conservatory entrance, through double glass doors, width of the door is approximately 1600mm, the step is approximately 110mm high.

Access to Salmon Cottage

Salmon Cottage is a two storey lodge offering 8 bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities. Each room contains 1 king-size bed. A cot is available on request.
Access to Salmon Cottage can be gained following a paved walkway with a slight decline, the walkway measures 1960mm wide.
The width of the entrance door to Salmon Cottage is 850mm. The distance from the entrance to the stone staircase measures approximately 5 metres.
Internally in the centre of the hallway is a stone staircase, comprising of 15 steps. These steps are approx 190mm deep, 260mm wide.

Access to Salmon Cottage Guest Accommodation

On each side of ground floor staircase there are two rooms, the hallways leading to these rooms measure approximately 890mm wide, there are radiators each side of the staircase on the outside walls.
On each side of the upper ground staircase there are two rooms, the hallways leading to these rooms measure approximately 975mm wide. There is no lift in this building.
All rooms on the ground and upper ground floors have a king size double bed and en suite facilities. Standard in all rooms are LCD digital colour TV, tea and coffee making facilities, a small coffee table approx 720mm, with two chairs, approx 470mm, and a dressing table approx 600mm, with mirror.

King size double rooms with en-suite bathroom

En-suite bathroom

Lighting

All rooms and hallways are well lit, and pleasantly decorated.

Meals

Meals are taken in the Keelman Pub conservatory. Access to dining area from Salmon Cottage.
Access to the dining area is adjacent to Keelman’s Lodge, via a 1210mm door with a 30mm lip, alternatively use the conservatory entrance, through double glass doors, width of the door is approximately 1600mm, the step is approximately 110mm high.

No Smoking Policy

Keelman’s Lodge & Salmon Cottage operates a no smoking policy. There is a smoking bin outside The Keelman’s Lodge approx 1280mm from the ground, situated near the entrance on the wall. There is also a smoking bin outside Salmon Cottage.