Access Statement

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.

Introduction

Elizabeth and Martin Deadman welcome you to The Maples, our family home.

We are situated in the Hampshire village of Hythe.  Hythe is known as “where the forest meets the sea” as Hythe is ideally located on the edge of the New Forest National Park yet just across the Southampton Water to Southampton.

The Maples is a seven bedroom guesthouse: single, double, triple and family rooms, four of the double/family rooms have en-suite facilities.  The remaining three bedrooms have a sink in the room and close access to a shower room and a separate toilet.  All bedrooms are on the first floor.  The house is over a hundred years old 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 Maples is a great base for exploring the surrounding area of outstanding natural beauty and there are plenty of things to see and do for all ages. A few ideas are listed in The Area, and also on our Workshop page we have links to some interesting workshops in the area.

If you’re new to the area, we would be delighted to point you in the right direction and provide local information and suggestions during your stay.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Maples in the near future.  If you have any queries or require assistance please either:

Phone;          Landline:       02381 782640         Mobile:          07946 423260

Email:           enquiries@hythebedandbreakfast.co.uk

Pre-Arrival
  • We are located within the village of Hythe on St. John’s Street, opposite the back of St. John’s Church.

  • We have included directions to The Maples on our website (Contact Us and Directions).  Alternatively, you can plan your journey by car or public transport using www.transportdirect.info. Simply enter your post code and ours, which is SO45 6BZ to get directions.

  • The nearest shops are approximately 100m away.

  • Southampton has a mainline station – Southampton Central Station.  It is just across Southampton Water to The Maples.  , alternatively there is the No. 9 bus or the Hythe Ferry are three optional routes: from the station:

  • Taxis are available at the station.

  • Take the bus number 9 towards Langley (Hants), Whitefield Farm and alight at St. Johns Church, Hythe (approximately a 35 minute journey).  The Maples is a walk of 100m across the car park.

  • The Hythe Ferry travels between Town Quay and Hythe Pier carrying foot passengers and cyclists. Crossing time is approximately 10-15 minutes. There is also a train along Hythe Pier, although you can walk if you’d prefer. When you leave the Pier turn left, walking through the pedestrianised shopping centre, The Maples is approximately 3 – 5 minutes’ walk from the Pier.

  • Southampton Airport is 35 minutes by car.  FlyBe operate from Southampton along with other airlines.

  • The drive is block paved; there are two 5 inches high steps with a 12 inch depth to the door.

  • Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements when you book.

Car Parking and Arrival
  • Access to The Maples is on St Johns Street, which is tarmacked.

  • The driveway is block paved; there is a slight slope with two steps leading to the front door.

  • There are four off road parking spaces, two directly in front of the front door and two approximately 10-15ft from the front door.

  • Guests can be dropped off in the drive.

  • This is well lit at night by external lights.

  • Two entry steps of 128mm (5 inches) at the front door which is 915mm (36ins) wide. This gives access to the vestibule area, leading through the two 700mm (27.5ins) wide vestibule door into the hallway and the reception area

  • We will be available to help with luggage

Welcome Area
  • Guests are welcomed in the hallway, which is level throughout, where they are asked to register.

  • Seating is available with 1 winged armchair and a settee.

  • The area is well lit with a chandelier, wall lighting and a standard lamp.

  • Guests are asked to register before being shown the Dining room and their bedroom.

Bedrooms
  • Our guest rooms are on the first floor, accessed by means of stairs with eighteen 180mm (7ins) steps. The steps are in three sets of steps interspersed with two landings, there are three, five and then eight steps.  There is a hand rail on one side.

  • There is an additional seating area on the first floor with two tub chairs.

  • Furniture can be removed/rearranged if required.

  • Rooms are fully centrally heated with thermostatic controls on each radiator.  An additional radiator can be provided, on request.

  • Our beds are normally made up with Egyptian cotton sheets and duvets.  If preferred the beds can be made up with sheets and blankets.

  • Our standard pillows are hyper allergenic, however alternatives are also available.  Please specify before your arrival if required.

  • There is seating, bedside tables, bedside lamps, a wardrobe, plus a chest of drawers/dressing table provided in each room.

  • Flat screen Freeview digital TV/DVD with subtitles available.

  • Free Wi-Fi provided the code is listed in the Guest Book.

  • Tea/coffee making facilities are provided.

  • Bedroom 1 has a clear door width of 700mms (27.5ins).  It has a single beds, 582 mm (23ins) high, with access from one side.  There is a light over the mirror. The washbasin has a pedestal and is 800mm (31.5ins) high. The room is diagonally located from the communal shower room and adjacent to the toilet.

  • Bedroom 2 has a clear door width of 700mms (27.5ins).  It has a single bed 582mm (23ins) high with access from one side.  There is a light over the mirror. The washbasin has a pedestal and is 830mm (32.5ins) high.  It is a short walk along the corridor to the communal shower room and adjacent to the toilet.

  • Bedroom 3 has a clear door width of 700mms (27.5ins).  It has a Super King size bed 660mm (26ins) high with access from both sides; this can be divided into two twin beds if required.  There is a light over the mirror. The washbasin has a pedestal and is 790mm (31ins) high. It is a short walk along the corridor to the communal shower room and diagonal to the toilet.

  • Bedroom 4 has a clear door width of 722mms (28.5ins).  It has a Double size bed 560mm (22ins) high with access from both sides.  There is a light over the mirror. The washbasin has a vanity unit and is 863mm (34ins) high.

  • Bedroom 5 has a clear door width of 800mms (31.5ins). It has a King size bed 600mm (23.5ins) high with access from both sides; this can be divided into two twin beds if required

  • Bedroom 6 has a clear door width of 800mms (31.5ins).  It has a Double size bed 560mm (22ins) high with access from both sides and a single bed 580mm (23ins) high with access from one side.

  • Bedroom 7 has a clear door width of 800mms (31.5ins).  It has a Super King size bed 570mm (22.5ins) high with access from both sides; this can be divided into two twin beds if required and a single bed 600mm (23.5ins) high with access from one side.

  • Bedrooms are well lit, with LED centre ceiling lighters with fan, lamps located on bedside tables beside the beds.

Shower-rooms & Toilets (En-suite or Shared)
  • The public toilet adjacent to bedroom 1 and 2 has a toilet 442mm (17.5ins) in height. Heated towel rail.  The washbasin has a pedestal and is 920mm (36ins) high.

  • The en-suite in bedroom 4 is accessed via a 665mm (26ins) wide entry doorway from the bedroom with a 100mm (4ins) high step.

  • The shower is 780 x 740mm (31 x 29ins) with a 150mm (6ins) step with a removable shower head.

  • Toilet 430mm (17ins) high. Heated towel rail.

  • The en-suite in bedroom 5 is accessed via a 665mm (26ins) wide entry doorway from the bedroom with a 140mm (5.5ins) high step.

  • The shower is 890 x 712mm (35 x 28ins) with a 128mm (5ins) step with a removable shower head.

  • Toilet 430mm (17ins) high. Heated towel rail.  There is a light over the mirror. The washbasin has a pedestal and is 920mm (36ins) high.

  • The en-suite in bedroom 6 is accessed via a 665mm (26ins) wide entry doorway from the bedroom with a 120mm (4.5ins) high step.

  • The shower is 780 x 750, with a 140mm (5.5ins) step with a removable shower head.

  • Toilet 430mm (17ins) high. Heated towel rail.  There is a light over the mirror. The washbasin has a pedestal and is 800mm (31.5ins) high.

  • The en-suite in bedroom 7 is accessed via a 665mm (26ins) wide entry doorway from the bedroom with a 100mm (4ins) high step

  • The shower is 890 x 750 (35 x 29.5 ins) with a 90mm step with a removable shower head.

  • Toilet 450mm (17.5ins) high. Heated towel rails.  There is a light over the mirror. The washbasin has a pedestal and is 840mm (33ins) high.

  • Public shower room is accessed via a 738mm (29ins) wide, step free/level entry doorway from the main corridor.

  • The shower is 890 x 750 (35 x 29.5 ins), with a 250mm (10ins) step with a removable shower head.

  • Toilet 430mm (17ins) high. Heated towel rails.  The washbasin has a pedestal and is 790mm (31ins) high.

Public Areas – Halls, Stairs, Landings, Corridors
  • The hall, stairs and landing are carpeted.

  • Hall, stairs and landing is well lit with LED wall lights, ceiling lights, chandelier and a standard lamp.

  • There is a flight of stairs to the first floor with three steps to a small landing, five steps to the half landing and eight steps to the main landing.  There is a hand rail on one side.

Dining Room
  • The dining room is on the ground floor, accessed off the hall/corridor. It has Oak flooring.

  • The Dining Room has a clear door width of 762mm (30ins).

  • Large windows and glazed door to courtyard allowing plenty of natural light supplemented by a chandelier and ceiling lights.

  • Cooked breakfast is offered along with a choice of alternatives, but you can help yourself to cereals/juice/toast etc. We can cater for varying dietary requirements, please let us know when you book.

  • There is seating for 16 people at five tables with co-ordinating chairs with seat cushions.

  • There is a pine dresser and buffet table where guests can help themselves to cereal, fruits, yoghurts, juices and preserves. Assistance can be provided on request.

Garden
  • For guests we have a small paved courtyard garden, with a circular tables and chairs, which guests may use as a designated smoking area, as smoking is not permitted in the property.  An ash tray can be provided on request.

Additional Information
  • There are ‘In Case of Fire’ instructions posted on the back of the guest room doors.

  • There is an information folder for each of the bedrooms with maps giving information on NHS facilities, local restaurants/pubs, travel, theatres and local golf facilities.

  • We also have a selection of menus from local restaurants for guests’ perusal.

  • We have storage/drying facilities for golfers, cyclists, and walker’s equipment.

  • Free Broadband and Wi-Fi facilities are also available on request.

  • We are happy to cater for special diets or particular likes or dislikes. Please advise us before your arrival.

  • A guest fridge is available in the dining room for prescription medication and perishable food for a limited period.

Contact Information

Owners: Elizabeth and Martin Deadman

Address:The Maples, 21 St. John’s Street, Hythe, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 6BZ

Telephone: t:   023 8178 2640    m:   07946 423260

Email: enquiries@hythebedandbreakfast.co.uk

Website: >www.hythebedandbreakfast.co.uk

Hours Of Operation: Flexible (within reason!)